About

BIOGRAPHY

Born in Shantou, raised in Sydney and based in Rotterdam, Amy Suo Wu is an artist and designer researching how language, technology and media shape people and vice versa. Her research based hybrid practice is an exploration into how to activate, amplify and intervene in critical and playful ways. 

Since 2013 she has been working at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam teaching Design Research, Concept and Image in the Graphic Design department and the Hacking minor to students across all disciplines. In the same year, she co-founded Eyesberg, a (graphic) design studio motivated by conceptual and experimental approaches. She has also facilitated and organized zine making workshops and festivals in the Netherlands.

She has presented wor at Kunsthaus Langenthal, I:projectspace Beijing, Aksioma Ljubljana, Mine Yours Ours festival Croatia, Gallery 12 New Media Hub Belgrade, ISEA Istanbul, Gogbot Enschede, TENT Rotterdam, Showroom MAMA Rotterdam, WORM Rotterdam and V2_ Rotterdam.

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PRESS/WRITING

2017. Escaping the Digital Unease with essays by Raffael Dörig, Paul Feigelfeld, Claire Hoffmann, Marie Lechner, Domenico Quaranta and Felix Stalder, for the occasion of the show with the same title.
2017. Thunderclap DIY day featured on the art guide of The Creators Project, VICE China
2017. Appearance on Slovenia national news, RTV4, for the occasion of "The Kandinsky Collective" 
2017. Full interview by Mojca Kumerdej for Delo Saturday, published online and printed in the cultural supplement. English translation here 
2017. Weekday article by Maja Šučur for Dnevnik.si, Ljubljana newspaper in Slovenia. English translation here 
2017. Weekday article by Jela Krečič for Delo, the national newspaper in Slovenia. English translation here 
2017. "Hidden In Plain Sight", essay by Florian Cramer for the ocassion of solo show "The Kandinsky Collective", published by Aksioma Brochure Series

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RESUME

Education
2010-2012. Master Media Design and Communication, Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, NL
2007-2009. Bachelor of Design, Willem de Kooning Academny, Rotterdam, NL
2004-2006. Bachelor of Design, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney, AU

Solo exhibitions
2018. Upcoming solo exhibition in Drugo More, Croatia, HR
2017. The Kandinsky Collective, Aksioma, Ljubljana, Slovenia, SI 
2012. Showroom MAMA, Rotterdam, NL 

Selected group exhibitions/performances
2017. Upcoming group exhibition in October “In No Particular Order”, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, NL
2017. Escaping the Digital Unease, Kunsthaus Langenthal, Switzerland, CH
2016. Spending Quality Time With My Quantified Self, TENT Rotterdam, NL 
2015. Identifikuj.me, G12HUB in Belgrade, RS 
2014. Festival de Wereld van het Witte de Withkwartier, Rotterdam, NL
2014. Frames of thinking, Poortgebouw, Rotterdam, NL 
2013. 55th Venice Biennale, Maldives Pavilion, IT 
2013. De Nacht van Kunst & Wetenschap, SIGN, Groningen, NL 
2012. Exception Handling, TENT & V2, Rotterdam, NL 
2012. International Film Festival Rotterdam, WORM, Rotterdam, NL
2011. No Such Thing As Repetition, Roodkapje, Rotterdam, NL  
2011. Speed Show: Rebelhuis, Rotterdam, NL 
2010. Holy Crap (in collaboration with Alina Parigger), Roodkapje, Rotterdam, NL 

Selected design and production work (Eyesberg)
2016. Retour Afzender (Return to Sender). Book design for photographer, Lou Muuse
2014 - 2016. Zine Camp, a two day DIY festival at WORM. Organiser and designer of festival identity
2014 - 2015. Horspil. Package design for radio plays by experimental sound studio, Klangendum
2014. De Bel: A Very Hard Cover Book. Produced and designed publication of artist, Dennis de Bel
2014. De Toekomst Hervondern. Book design for sociologist and essayist, Omar Muñoz Cremers

Selected design exhibitions 
2015. The Digital vs. The Archaic, Van Eyck Summer Design Academy, Maastricht, NL 
2010. Certified Copy at Verbeke Foundation, Belgium, BE
2010. CopyClash at Roodkapje, NL
2010. Exploded View at Graphic Design Festival Breda, NL
2010. Views on the West, Theater Zeebelt, Den Haag, NL 
2009. Gogbot Festival, nominated in Youngblood award show, Enschede, NL
2009. Strijp-X’, Eindhoven, NL
2009. Best of Graduation at Blaak10, Rotterdam, NL

Talks/presentations/workshop
2017. Upcoming lecture and workshop at The Influencers Festival, Barcelona, ES
2017. Invisible Ink workshop at Qspace – queer/feminist/maker space, Beijing, CN
2017. The New Nushu and Thunderclap, I:projectspace, Beijing, CN
2017. Artist talk at Gengdan Institute of Beijing University of Technology, Beijing, CN
2017. Tactics and poetics of invisiblity talk, Academy of Fine Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia, SI
2016. Talk at Post Internet Cafe: End of Session at PrintRoom, Rotterdam, NL
2016. Invisible ink workshop at MOJE TVOJE NAŠE (Mine Yours Ours) festival, Rijeka, Croatia, HR
2016. Artist talk at TENT Rotterdam, NL
2015. Tactics and poetics of invisiblity, Conversa, Rotterdam, NL
2015. Tactics and poetics of invisiblity, Privacy Cafe organised by Bits of Freedom at WORM, Rotterdam, NL
2012. Prediction TV, Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, NL
2012. Prediction TV, Showroom MAMA, Rotterdam, NL
2011. BENJI in Sniff, Scrap, Crawl panel at ISEA2011, Istanbul, TR
Teaching at the Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam
2014-2016. Hacking minor, 3rd & 4th year students from all departments
2013-2014. Design research, 2nd year students in the graphic design department
2013-2014. Concept & Image, 2nd year students in the graphic design department

Residencies
2017. I:projectspace, Beijing, CN
2017. ZKU, Berlin, DE

Text editor
2014. From Print to Ebooks: A Hybrid Publishing Toolkit for the Arts, Institute of Networked Cultures in Amsterdam and Creating 010 in Rotterdam, NL

Published writing
2017. Upcoming. Toolkit on steganography published by Onomatopee, Eindhoven, NL
2012. BENJI in Sniff, Scrape, Crawl... {on privacy, surveillance and our shadowy data-double}, published by Piet Zwart Institute, NL

Grants
2016. The Grant Programme for Talent Development from Creative Industries Fund NL
2015. Onderzoek and Ontwikkeling subsidy from CBK Rotterdam, NL
2010. Huygens Scholarship Programme, NL
2010. Van Beek-Donner Stichting grant, Rotterdam, NL
2010. Cultuurscout Rotterdam Centrum subsidy, NL