Wu Tsang’s artistic practice explores states of connectedness and in-betweenness; often this fluidity manifests as collaboration or the merging of disciplines such as performance, moving image, sculpture and installation. Reflecting her filmic background, her work aims to collapse the boundaries between documentary and fiction as a way to continually question the relationship between sociality and images.
Tsang’s work has been presented at museums and festivals internationally, including FACT, Liverpool (2017); Nottingham Contemporary, UK (2017); Bergen Assembly Triennial, Norway (2016); 9th Berlin Biennale (2016); Busan Museum of Art, Korea (2016); Akademie der Künste, Berlin (2016); ICA, London (2015); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2015); Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK (2015); MACBA, Barcelona (2015); Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2014); Migros Museum, Zurich (2014); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2013); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2013) and Tate Modern, London (2013). Her first feature film, Wildness (2012), premiered at MoMA’s Documentary Fortnight 2012.
She has received grants from Creative Capital, Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation and Rockefeller Foundation. She was a 2016 Guggenheim Fellow (Film/Video) and is currently shortlisted for the 2018 Hugo Boss Prize.
She holds a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2004) and an Interdisciplinary Studio MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles (2010).
Born in 1982 in Worchester, US, she currently lives and works in Los Angeles.
Tsang is part of Sharjah Biennial 14.