The Chinese American Museum of Chicago (CAMOC) is excited to announce the fourth exhibition of the Spotlight Series, featuring artist Yuge Zhou. Please join us on Saturday, September 3, from 3pm-6pm CT for the opening reception. This exhibition will run from September 3 through October 16. Collateral programs of the exhibition include a poetry session in collaboration with the Chicago Poetry Center and a sound performance by local sound artists Kikù Hibino and Chien-An Yuan.
In Yuge Zhou’s ongoing video series Moon Drawings, we watch her dragging a suitcase in concentric circles through the winter snow and a summer beach under the moonlight in Chicago. The videos were created during the global pandemic travel bans, and inspired by a Han Dynasty legend about missing loved ones in a faraway land. Much of Zhou’s recent work centers around the great physical and emotional distance between China and America, two lands she calls home.
The Spotlight Series is a new initiative to showcase recent and past work by emerging and mid-career artists of Chinese descent locally. Curated by Larry Lee (Molar Productions), the project aims to introduce, promote and celebrate the divergent artistic visions and experiences of being Chinese in America looking at and reflecting upon our relationship to contemporary visual culture to a wider audience within our community and Chicago.
About the artist:
Zhou has exhibited nationally and internationally in prominent art and public venues with an upcoming premiere of her dance film Love Letters at Art on theMART, a nightly public art projection onto the facade of the Merchandise Mart, Chicago. Recent awards include Juried Award in the installation category at ArtPrize 2021, Artist Fellowship Award in Media Arts from the Illinois Arts Council and Honorary Mention in the 2020 Prix Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria. (yugezhou.com)