Wang Zi
Wang Zi
Master’s Student
Graduate Programme in Art History, York University
Research Keywords: Print culture; ethnomusicology; language acquisition; translation studies; internet literature in China; Asian Diaspora; Chinese Diaspora; Migration studies; grassroots activism; queer fan culture; food culture
Originally from Nanjing, China, Wang Zi 王紫 is an artist-educator who currently lives and works in Toronto, Canada. Zi attained her bachelor’s degree in design from OCAD University. As a Guggenheim Bilbao scholarship recipient, she completed her Master’s degree at SDA Bocconi in Milan, Italy. Her artworks have been seen in Métis Space (Hong Kong), Canada Council Art Bank (Canada), Legislative Assembly of Ontario (Canada), Richmond Hill Public Library (Canada), and Awagami International Mini Print Juried Show (Japan). She has been teaching and facilitating arts and cultural programs in various institutions, including Royal Ontario Museum, CAMH (Center for Mental Health and Addiction), City of Ottawa, City of Toronto, among others.

Artist Statement: My practice consists of printed objects, performances, paintings and installations based on personal history and historical research. Through reconstructing scenes and artifacts, I use literal and connotative forms to examine the state of people in foreign settings: compromises that are overlooked, perplexities that remain unresolved, and emotions that are self-censored. I believe that shared humanity is what connects us.

Angela Pan Photograph