“Bring Your Own Band-Aid” is a group exhibition featuring emerging artists based in Chicago and Beijing, on the lower level of the Zhou B Art Center, co-organized by Yidan Pang, Zheyuan Zhang, Chao Yan, Jiwei Shang, and Xiaotang Sun. This project has been made possible in part by a major grant from SAIC Arts Administration Enrichment Fund.
“Bring Your Own Band-Aid” demonstrates three issues related with post-industrial urban spaces: the complexity of spatial politics, the lack of intimate personal relationships, and the future dilemma of virtualized space. Further, the exhibition aims to give audiences opportunities to recall their isolated feelings and reconsider belongingness to the urban space they live in.
The participating artists in this exhibition come with transnational perspectives, a gift from their international backgrounds. Currently based in metropolises like Beijing and Chicago, these artists are MFA candidates from well established art institutions from China and the US, such as the China Central Academy of Fine Arts, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
The Featured Artists include: Beier Zong, Bill Song, Leah Ke, Peng Song and Te Bao, Siyang Li, Wen Liu, Wei Zhao, Xiaotang Sun, Xiaoqing Zhu, Xiaoyuan Huang, Xinyi Li, Yuan Tao, Yulu Ge, Yunyuan Shi, and Zhucen Wei.