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Viktoria Schmid

Viktoria Schmid works at the crossroad of cinema and installation art. Her chosen mediums of film, video, sculpture, and photography act as co-authors and enter into a dialogue with the content. Medium-specific qualities shape her works, where she reflects on the spatial and social conditions of cinema, exhibition, and public spaces. Schmid is interested in perception and influencing viewers’ everyday ways of seeing. Her practice focuses on historical image-making-processes, the potential for representing landscape, and the historical development of cinema.

Viktoria Schmid has exhibited work at the International Film Festival Rotterdam; Künstlerhaus Graz, Austria; and MONO NO AWARE, New York City, among others. 

Shahpour Pouyan

In his practice Shahpour Pouyan explores power, domination, and possession through culture. He transforms political issues into a monument of poetic and visual form. The repetition of mistakes and errors is one of his main concerns, and he reflects this by bringing historical aesthetics and mediums to his art practice. He grapples with materials provided from the political world and historic documents; the poetic qualities of power and the human condition inspire him.

Shahpour Pouyan has exhibited work at Yinchuan Museum of Contemporary Art, China; Grey Art Gallery, New York University; and The Rubin Museum of Art, New York, among others.

Jianru Wu

Jianru Wu is a curator and writer based in Guangzhou. Her practice look at the consequences of rapidly diversifying structures of relationship and power in East Asia within a digital era. Her curatorial works include “Re/sentiment” (2016) at A+ Contemporary, Shanghai and “Southern Climate” (2017) at N3 Gallery, Beijing. “Forget Sorrow Grass: An Archaeology of Feminine Time” (co-curated with Sirui Zhang, 2019) at Guangdong Times Museum. She is the Director of Media Lab at Guangdong Times Museum since 2019.

Jianru Wu has presented exhibitions at OCAT, Xi’an; N3 Gallery, Beijing; Guangdong Times Museum, Guangzhou, among others.