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Hong Kong as Home

Vintage windows in my short-term rental in Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon Ten years ago, I moved to Hong Kong for love, following a husband who lived here. Now, I return for life. I work as Artist-in-Residence for an educational foundation. They …

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Greenbacks in Washington DC

This week, the Greenbacks Project comes to Washington DC. The Greenbacks Project explores ties between the US and China through our currencies. I am carving 500 USD and 500 Chinese Yuan into a large-scale artwork. Stop by and view the …

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APEC Blue in Santa Monica

"APEC Blue" is the name Beijingers gave the city's brilliant skies for a week in winter 2014. Ten thousand factories had been closed, and millions of cars banned before and during the APEC conference. The city shut down as world leaders – including President Obama – converged on …

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Farewell Beijing

China Obscura installation Beijing, Cyanotype paintings "Mourning Chamber in the Forbidden City" digitally printed on vinyl, dimensions variable, June 2016 Just before leaving Beijing, I mounted this installation of prints of my paintings, the last while living in the city that has been …

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Exhibition at Workjam, 798 Arts District, Beijing

The group exhibition runs from 27th December 2015 through 26th January 2016

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Greenbacks Project Hong Kong

First performance for the Greenbacks Project, Standard Chartered Bank, Central, Hong Kong – 22nd November More about the participants and the project here.  

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Soft Power: Upcoming Exhibition in Beijing

My first solo exhibition in Beijing opens this Sunday, 27th September. It's a book and photo installation inspired by living in the unique conditions of China today. Conditions which have me looking at censorship in other places, particularly my home country, where …

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Printing a Cyanotype Mural in Beijing

In Beijing, we have reliable sunlight only half the year. To make my blueprints, I need strong sunlight and no rain. In spring, the pressure is on to create work which I've designed over the winter. Below: a video of Cyanotype printing on the …

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Paper Collection-in-Progress

Clips from a long-term project across China, searching for paper for my artwork: from Silk Road papers from Xinjiang to tea papers in the Southwest to the famous Xuan paper used by artists and scholars for centuries.  Translation: Alicia Cai Music: "Zheng" by Jonny Faith

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Bright summer days in Beijing

Summer in Beijing is here. Skies are clear, blue and bright. Writing has taken a back seat to enjoying life and art in this hectic city. Model from acupuncture shop, Beijing. Study for a series of large-scale photos, a meditation on censorship …

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