’s art practices focus on a new power of control rooted in what he calls “post Internet micro-alienation”. They refer to contemporary technology, Internet power and popular culture, the dynamics between identity and community, as well as the alienation of an individual’s spirit and body. His artworks seek to present an unusual and carnivalesque status. He hopes the unusualness would provide the audiences with absurd, extreme and strange visual and psychological experiences, which correspond to the current features of life – transient, contingent and unstable.
Originally from Jiangsu, China, Ziyang Wu received his MFA from Rhode Island School of Design, and his BFA from Florence Academy of Fine Arts.
Wu was awarded the Art(ists) on the Verge Fellowship by Northern Lights.mn and Jerome Foundation in 2017, and the AICAD Teaching Fellowship by Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design in 2016. Wu has shown his work internationally in China, USA, and Europe including solo exhibitions at Nancy Margolis Gallery in New York and CO2 Gallery in Florence, and group exhibitions at the Medici Palace and Milan Design Week in Italy, Today Art Museum and Times Art Museum in Beijing, Powerlong Museum in Shanghai, Rochester Art Center in Minnesota, Providence Biennial for Contemporary Art in Rhode Island, Academy Art Museum in Maryland, The Hole Gallery, Microscope Gallery and Rogue Space Gallery in New York.
Wu currently teaches at School of Visual Arts in the Fine Arts Department.