吳梓寧 Tzu-Ning Wu
Tzu-Ning Wu was born in 1978 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Wu received her PhD in creative art and theory from Tainan National University of the Arts, and she is currently an assistant professor in the Art Industry Department at National Taitung University, Taiwan. She was the curator of Freeze! 2009 International MedTech Art Show, for which she cooperated with NTMOFA. She is concerned with technology and body issues in contemporary art creation and curatorial practices. Her personal artworks have featured mixed media and installations with theatrical and literary characteristics, related to the aesthetics of ‘concrete poetry’. In recent years, her interactive and performance works have been combined with digital new media and interactive video projections. She is enthusiastic about working on the layouts employed in an exhibition space, to question the circular, causal relationship between the artist, the artworks and the viewers, and also about presenting her concerns relating to daily life and social relations. From Cyberbeings (2003) to Mind Your Body (2011) and WORDS (2013), a series of her solo exhibitions, she has discussed the issue of ‘Body as a Cybernetic Medium’ through her style of presentation. Her 2016 solo exhibition Born Beyond the Womb (2016) was evoked by biotechnology and her persistent research into, and creations concerning, issues of the ‘Posthuman Body’.