YuHsin Wu

YuHsin Wu is a Taiwanese immigrant artist based in Chicago. Her performative sculptures explore social phenomena through the use of grids. The grid serves as a structural language that shifts between viewfinder, geographic coordinates, thought dimensions, and the limitations of perspective to address resistance, protest, mobility, and displacement.

YuHsin’s practice acts as a turbulence detector, absorbing and transforming moments of polarization into suspended lines that resemble the output of a seismograph. These delicate lines reveal dialogues between imperceptible concussions and great upheaval. By renegotiating the definition of boundaries, she migrants through surrounding materials to arrive at a transcultural understanding that shows the strength of new opportunities.

Wu holds an MFA in Sculpture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She participated in residencies at Haystack Mountain School of Craft, Taipei Artist Village, and the Bridge Program from Chicago Hyde Park Art Center. She exhibited internationally at the Terrain Biennial (Chicago), Treasure Hill Artist Village (Taiwan), Waterstone Gallery (OR), Dongdaemun Design Plaza (South Korea), and Nappe Arsenale (Italy). Wu’s achievements have been featured in publications such as Taiwan Architecture Magzine, e-flux Architecture, SAIC MFA Sculpture Catalog, the 10th Asian Artist Art Festival, and the Laguna International Art Prize. YuHsin’s work challenges the image of unquestionable authority and disrupts the rigid definition of power by redefining the limitations of physical borders. Through her praxis, she aims to provoke positive change by inviting viewers to examine their roles within the system and work towards creating a more breathable space.


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