Location: Pier 35, 1454 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94133
The Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco (CCC) is pleased to partner with UNTITLED Art Fair, San Francisco. For 2020, we are excited to feature a solo booth by artist Stella Zhang. Her 2019 project, “Incursion,” explores the damage of “body” through multidimensional sculptural works and ink paintings to reflect contemporary political, environmental and psychological conditions.
Artist Statement Incursion is not only physical, but psychological. It could be an obvious intrusion or collision, a slow infiltration or a kind of nervous disorder. The violation of physical rights and moral rights originate from political and cultural violence. The body is a way through which we communicate with culture, but is also an inherently private matter. The body collects information everywhere, whether it’s from a catastrophic crash, hidden signal or subtle warning. Made of skin and blood, our bodies are soft and easy to stretch or manipulate. The body is highly sensory and when invaded, the intrusion causes damage to the skin through the distribution of neurons connected to the skin, bones, joints and internal organs. This process affects our judgment, informing our response and through the body's response, people develop a specific feeling or emotion. It is a broad, fast, accurate, and profound experience.
Stella Zhang was born in Beijing, China. She received her BFA at Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1989. She moved to Japan in 1990. Earned her MFA at Tokyo Art University in 1996. She has lived in the United States since 2003. In the past 20 years, her work has been exhibited in Chinese, Japanese and American galleries and museums. Her work has been included in fine arts collections in many countries. She has published seven monographs.