Yu-Wen Wu is a visual artist based in Boston. Born in Taipei Taiwan, her family immigrated to the United States soon after the enactment of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965. 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. Working in drawing, video, sculpture and installation she pulls together the natural world and social movement on both a personal and global scale. She approaches her own experiences of immigration and other culturally specific happenings by presenting them as a series of natural occurrences, not dissimilar from the migrating bird, passing cloud or ocean tide. She is dedicated to identifying systems and recreating patterns that sync nature and society - as if to suggest that understanding is accumulated from isolating such rhythms. Visualizations of data - charts, mapping and quantifiable gestures - are the language in which Wu's stories are revealed. She provides us with a truth, but from a distance and in a language we’re most likely to believe.

M. Cavallo 

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