YuHsin Wu is an interdisciplinary artist originally from Taiwan and currently based in Chicago. Her practice centers around the creation of performative sculptures that explore social issues through the use of grids. The grid serves as a structural language that shifts between different roles, including as a viewfinder, geographic coordinates, thought dimensions, and a representation of the limitations of perspective. Through the use of grids, YuHsin examines topics such as resistance, protest, mobility, and displacement.
YuHsin's practice acts as a turbulence detector, absorbing and transforming moments of polarization into suspended lines that resemble the output of a seismograph. These delicate lines reveal dialogues between imperceptible concussions and great upheaval. By exploring the complexity of grids and renegotiating the definition of borderlines, she uses surrounding available materials to arrive at a transcultural understanding that creates a sense of vulnerability while showing the strength of new opportunities.
Wu holds an MFA in Sculpture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2022) and has participated in residencies at Taipei Artist Village (Taiwan), Hyde Park Art Center (Chicago, IL), and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts (ME, USA). Her thought-provoking work has been exhibited in various international exhibitions, including the Terrain Biennial, Tacoma Art Museum, Waterstone Gallery (Portland, OR), Dongdaemun Design Plaza (Seoul, South Korea), Art Laguna Prize, Nappe Arsenale (Venice, Italy) and amount others. YuHsin's work challenges the image of unquestionable authority and disrupts the rigid definition of power by redefining the limitations of physical borders. Through her praxis, she aims to provoke critical thinking, prompt reflection, and inspire positive change by inviting viewers to contemplate their roles within the system and work towards creating a more breathable space.