Sichong Xie

(China, United States)

Sichong Xie combines movement and material in body-based sculptural forms, including masks, costumes, and other objects. By placing traditional sculptural forms within new sites, materials, and social constructs, Xie investigates these forms and movements within global communities to re-consider and re-envision shared spaces and performative practices. She raises questions about identity, politics, cross-culturalism, and the surreal characteristics of her body in the ever-changing environment. Xie received her MFA from the California Institute of the Arts. Her most recent multi-media installation “Memory Structure, Scaffold Series” is currently on view at Wende Museum in Los Angeles. She was a fellowship artist at MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, The Studios at MASS MoCA, The Watermill Center, Vermont Studio Center, and Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture. In 2017, Xie was chosen to participate at Hauser & Wirth Somerset exchange residency in Bath, UK where she created a four-hour durational performance/installation “Walking With The Disappeared”. Recent exhibitions include the USC Pacific Asia Museum, Los Angeles, Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles, OCAT Art Museum in Xi’An, China, LACE Gallery, Los Angeles, 58th Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, Automata Arts, Los Angeles, Elephant Arts, Los Angeles, Eli Klein Gallery, New York, and Chashama Gallery, New York.