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Yu-Wen Wu is an artist living and working in Boston. Born in Taipei Taiwan, Wu’s subjectivity as an immigrant is central to her artwork. Arriving at an early age, her experiences have shaped her work in areas of migration--examining issues of displacement, arrival, assimilation and the shape of identity in a new country. Human migration and climate change are the defining issues of Wu’s work. Within the global community, record numbers of people are being displaced as the result of armed conflicts, human rights abuse, economic deprivation and adverse effects of climate change. At the crossroads of art, science, politics and cultural issues, her wide range of projects include large-scale drawings, site-specific video installations, community engaged practices and public art.

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