Resume

EDUCATION

2019       Ph.D. | The University of Melbourne, VIC, Australia                            

2014       MFA | The State University of New York at Buffalo, NY, USA             

2010       BA | Tsinghua University Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Beijing, China

AWARDS | GRANTS | RESIDENCIES

2020    Madrid Film Awards, Spain

2020    Athens International Digital Film Festival, Greece

2020    Official Selection, MiraBan Art Contest, London, UK

2020    Winner, People of Color the International Cultural Exchange, City College of New York, NY, USA

2020    Official Selection, Downtown Covington Film Festival, Covington, LA, USA

2020    Official Selection, 3rd New Delhi Film Festival 2020, New Delhi, India

2019     Semi-Finalist, Continental Film Festival, Toronto, Canada

2019     Artist in Residency, Cowwarr Art Space, Traralgon, VIC, Australia

2019     Semi-Finalist, International Moving Film Festival, Abadan, Iran

2019     Special Mention, UK Seasonal Short Film Festival, Edinburgh, UK

2019     Official Selection, Miami Independent Film Festival, FL, USA

2019     Semi-Finalist, Lisbon Film Rendezvous, Lisbon, Portugal

2019     Official Selection, Lift-Off Global Network Sessions, Iver, UK

2018     Official Selection, In-Short Film Festival, Lagos, Nigeria

2018     Official Selection, African Smartphone International Film Festival, Lagos, Nigeria

2018     Official Selection of Experimental Short Film, Festival Internacional de Cine con Medios Alternativos, Mexico City, Mexico

2018     Official Selection, Lobol Fest International Film Festival, Brasilia, Brazil

2018     Academic Assistantship, University of Melbourne, Australia

2017     Winner, Melbourne International Film Festival Powershorts Short Film Competition, Australia

2017     Conference Travel Funding, Asian Studies Association of Australia

2016     Faculty Small Grants Scheme (FSGS) Round 2 and Round 3, University of Melbourne

2016     Prestigious Overseas Travel Scheme, University of Melbourne

2016     Feminist Art Collective Residency, Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto, Canada

2015–19  International Fee Remission Scholarship, University of Melbourne

2015–16   Faculty Graduate Student Assistance Grant, University of Melbourne

2014      Techne Institute Master’s Thesis Fund, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA

2012–14   Frances R. and Louis B. Morrison Memorial Scholarship, SUNY-Buffalo

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020            The Face behind the Face (forthcoming), Black Cat Gallery, Melbourne, VIC, Australia              

2018             Reshaping Female Body and Beauty, Alternating Current Art Space, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

2018             Reframing the Representation of Women in Contemporary China, VCA ArtSpace, University of Melbourne, Australia

2017             Exclusive Melbourne International Film Festival Preview Screening, Kino Cinemas, Melbourne, Australia

2016             Feminist Aesthetic: Cosmetic Surgery and Representing Women, VCA ArtSpace, University of Melbourne, Australia

2014             Big City, El Buen Amigo & LACA Non-Profit, Buffalo, NY, USA

2014             Female and Cosmetic Surgery, El Buen Amigo & LACA Non-Profit, Buffalo, NY, USA

2014             Beautiful?!,  Anderson Gallery, The State University of New York at Buffalo, USA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020     Small Works Art Prize (forthcoming), Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2020     Metamorph, No Vacancy Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2020     Muestra de Video Arte Faenza Screening (online), Bogota, Colombia

2020     COVID-19 Global Quilt (online), University of Melbourne (curated by Dr Kate Just and Dr Tal Fitzpatrick)

2020     Downtown Covington Film Festival Screening, Southern Hotel, Covington, LA, USA

2019     Care: Feminism, Art and Ethics in NEO-Liberal Times, University of Melbourne George Paton Gallery, Australia (curated by the research group Contemporary Art and Feminism founded by University of Sydney)

2018     SUBTITLED, Blindside Gallery, Melbourne, Australia (curated by Monica Do, [catalogue])

2018     Conspicuous Presence, Trocadero Art Space, Melbourne, VIC, Australia  (curated by Australia Women’s Art Register, [catalogue])         

2017     Feminist Renewal Art Network Festival, ACE Open, Lion Arts Centre, Adelaide, SA, Australia

2017     Feminism and Health–Truth About Healthy Lives Conference Exhibition, Toronto Reference Library, Toronto

2017      Feminist Art Conference Exhibition, OCAD University Art Museum, Toronto

2016      Feminist Art Collection Residence Exhibition, Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto, Canada

2016      PROUD, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

2015      F generation: feminism, art, progressions, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

2015      PROUD, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

2014      Second Annual Art Festival, Project 308 Gallery, Buffalo, NY, USA

2014      Hi-Temp 13 Art Opening, Hi-Temp Gallery, Buffalo, NY, USA

2013      Tell Me I’m Pretty, Anderson Gallery, State University of New York at Buffalo, NY, USA

2010      Beijing 798 The Exhibition of Art and Crafts, Qi Qian Nian Gallery, 798 Art District, Beijing, China

2010      BA Thesis Exhibition, Visual Art Center, Tsinghua Academy of Arts and Design, Beijing, China

2009      China and South Korea Lacquer Art Exchange Exhibition Art, Qi Qian Nian Gallery, 798 Art District, Beijing, China

2008       China and South Korea Lacquer Art Exchange Exhibition, Visual Art Center, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2019           Resonating Spaces, Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

2017           My Methodology! – VCA Creative Artistic Research in Tsinghua Fiber Art Exhibition, Fibre Art Studio, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China  

2015           Contemporary Chinese Fibre Art from Tsinghua University Academy of Art & Design: Where Ancient Techniques Meet Modern Approaches, Founders Gallery, University of Melbourne, Australia          

Conference Paper Presentations

2019    Care Symposium: transforming values through art, ethics and feminism, University of Melbourne, October   

2018    Issues in Asian Art Research Symposium, University of Melbourne, August                                                                                                             

2017    VCA&MCM Graduate Research Symposium, University of Melbourne, February                                                                                             

2017    The Art Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia, December                 

2017    The 10th Research Symposium for Chinese PhD Students and Scholars in Australia, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, November                                                                                                                    

2017    The Transnational in Asian Art Symposium: Historical and Contemporary Contexts around Migration, Diaspora, Mobility and Cultural Flows, Australian National University & Asian Studies Association of Australia, Canberra, ACT, Australia, September       

2017    Feminist Art Festival—FRAN (Feminism Renewal Art Network) FEST Symposium, Australian Institute of Art History and Fay Gale Centre for Research on Gender & Art gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, September                                   

2016    Technicity. Temporality. Embodiment – The 10th International Somatechnics Conference, University of Queensland & Southern Cross University, Byron Bay, QSD, Australia, November                                               

2016    Feminist Art Conference, Ontario College of Art and Design University & Artscape Gibraltar Point Residency, Toronto, May                                                                                                               

INVITED LECTURES

2020     Lecture, “Chinese Feminism and Feminist Art,” Tsinghua University, Beijing,  May 2.

2019     Artist Talk, Contemporary Art and Feminism, Latrobe University, Bendigo, VIC, Australia, August 31

2018     Artist Talk, Trocadero Artspace, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, March 10.

2018     Feminist Text Reading, Australian Center for Contemporary Art, (curated by Feminist Color-IN), Melbourne, Australia, March 3.

2018     Presentation, “My Feminist Life,” Norma Redpath Studio Residency, University of Melbourne, Australia, February 15.

2017     Lecture, “From Cosmetic Surgery to Feminist Art: Reshape the Female    Image in Contemporary Chinese Art”, Chinese Studies Research Group (CSRG), Baillieu Library, University of Melbourne, Australia, August 25.

2017     Feminist Text Reading, Australian Center for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia, (curated by Feminist Color-IN), April 13.

2017     Lecture, “Creative Artistic Research with Feminism Methodology,” the Department of Arts and Crafts, Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, February 20.

2013     Artist Talk, Here + Now Symposium, SUNY- Buffalo and Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center, Buffalo, NY, USA, September 20.

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