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Yongqi Tang/唐咏琪

b. 1997

唐咏琪1997年出生于中国,就读于华盛顿大学,并于2019年获得绘画学士学位,并于2022年获得硕士学位。她是Boyer and Elizabeth Bole Gonzales优秀奖学金和Puget Sound西北艺术家团体奖学金的获得者。


Born in China in 1997, Yongqi Tang attended the University of Washington and received a B.A. in painting and drawing in 2019 and an M.F.A in 2022. She is the recipient of the Boyer and Elizabeth Bole Gonzales Scholarship for Excellence and the Puget Sound Group of Northwest Artists Scholarship Award.

"Having studied and worked between China and America, my works have been influenced by the drastically different cultural and ideological contexts of the two countries. Interested in how the interaction with the environing world would affect our existence, I question and deconstruct my roles in both private and public space by investigating the social construction of identities through the act of painting and drawing. My works examine the fluidity of our self-images and relate to the broader human experience of the ambiguousness of identity such as gender, sexuality, and nationality. The objective of my works is to reinterpret the categories into which we are born to re-articulate the discourse around them. My studio practices involve a variety of materials such as oil, watercolor, acrylic, and charcoal. Using the dining experience as an entry point, my current works examine the ambivalence to be in the liminal state between the alienation from my country of origin and the displacement at the current settlement. The works inspect how Chinese immigrants see themselves through the concepts others have of them and the groups they belong to, and perform identities under the impact of the surrounding conditions. Identity therefore becomes a duplicated phenomenon – people are both themselves and a project they make of themselves."

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