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Ze Wei

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ZE WEI bases her art projects on her obsession with the reciprocal effect between the contemporary world and its historical context. She uses images as a tool to develop her perception of historical and social events, trying to answer questions aroused by the global status quo. Her projects revolve around the concept of “national territories / boundaries”, such as globalization, human migration, diaspora and differentiation etc.

ZE WEI is one of the selected artists as Bamboo Curtain Studio International Residency Program in 2016. During her two-month residency program at Sàn Art in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, from August to October, she will work on her art project about Vietnamese Female Poetry. This project is also one of the selected proposals for Bamboo studio Booboo exchange program in 2015. Via close investigations into the eighteenth-century Vietnamese poetry Hồ Xuân Hương and her Chữ Nôm poems, along with visual documents and historical data, Ze WEI attempts to unveil the alternative facets of Vietnamese Women that are absent in the mainstream discourse in Taiwan.

ZE WEI has visited the Department of Graphic Arts of Anadolu University in Turkey for a five-month exchange program with scholarships from the European Union in late 2013 and also from the Marseille Academy of Fine Arts. In late 2014 and again in early 2016, she traveled to Eastern provinces in Turkey and visited Ani, an ancient Armenian capital now in the Turkish territory in order to work on an art project consists of archival research and image creations.