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Daiqing Zhu
Daiqing Zhu is a Chinese-Australian artist, currently based in New York City. After studying visual arts at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, Daiqing moved to New York in 2019 to pursue MFA Photography at Pratt Institute. Working across the commercial, the personal, and the art-historical genres, she explores and investigates her surroundings in Western society through the lens of eastern philosophy.
Artist Talk (from Xiyun's Studio), 2020
By Daiqing Zhu
Bring Me Flowers While I'm Living
By Daiqing Zhu
Studio Blues
By Daiqing Zhu
Untitled Blues (from Abby's Studio)
By Daiqing Zhu
Untitled Blues (from Rodrigo's Studio)
By Daiqing Zhu
installation view, Studio Blues, 2020
By Daiqing Zhu
Untitled from Christmas Special series
By Daiqing Zhu
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By Daiqing Zhu
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Untitled from Christmas Special Series
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Untitled from Christmas Special Series
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Untitled from Christmas Special Series
By Daiqing Zhu
installation view, Christmas Special, 2021
By Daiqing Zhu
Infernal Circle 2021. HD Video, 45 seconds loop
By Daiqing Zhu
Infernal Circle 2021. HD Video, 45 seconds loop
By Daiqing Zhu
Sanctuary, 2020. acrylic on panel
By Daiqing Zhu
Artist Statement
My photographs often make connections between the pathos of things and the temporality of global human flow. Drawn to the idea of impermanence - the buddhist teaching deeply rooted in my eastern mind, I keep seeing, observing and thinking critically about the hegemony and grandiosity of Western societies and ideologies.
Central to my work is the tension between excitement and boredom engendered by the abundance of information and objects in contemporary life. We are currently living in a swirl of fast-paced consumption of media and goods. The options abound, and the processes accelerate. I use my camera as an instrument to stabilize, focus, and meditate. Through the strategies of parody, satire, and staging, I zoom in on the objects and topics that intrigue me and conduct research and investigations on their cultural and historical meanings.