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Hutong Whispers at Drugo More

Year 2018

Solo exhibition Hutong Whispers coming up at Drugo More. Very happy to have the chance to present the work that I developed during my Beijing residency at I:projectspace last year.

 

Thunderclap part of Monoskop Exhibition Library at Seoul Mediacity Biennale

Year 2018

For the Seoul Mediacity Biennale 2018, Monoskop Exhibition Library explores the notion and medium of 'art catalogue'. Twenty nine works including Thunderclap appears in this collection.

 

Project week at Merz Academy, Stuttgart

Year 2018

Invitation by Olia Lialina to host a week's workshop at the Merz Academy in Stuttgard. Similar to the workshop at KABK, we experimented with various invisible inks, Cardan Grilles, QR codes and coded language as the practice of questioning surveillance, social invisibility and censorship. The result of the workshop were placed around the school and documented on a map drawn with invisible ink waiting to be activated. 

 

Project week at The Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK)

Year 2018

It was a pleasure to spend 4 days with graphic design students at The Royal Academy of Art, The Hague. We experimented with various invisible inks, Cardan Grilles, QR codes and coded language as the practice of questioning surveillance, social invisibility and censorship.

 

Aiga Eye On Design

Year 2018

Greetings from the Invisible Borderlands by Madeleine Moreley. A feature article on my steganography practice in the first printed magazine of Aiga Eye On Design. Includes a bonus Cardan Grille as a steganographic intervention.

 

Escaping the Digital Unease

Year 2017

A Media Archeology of Steganography is featured in the catalogue 'Escaping the Digital Unease' with essays by Raffael Dörig, Paul Feigelfeld, Claire Hoffmann, Marie Lechner, Domenico Quaranta and Felix Stalder. It was made for the occasion of the show with the same title.

 

The Influencers Festival

Year 2017

Participated in The Influencers Festival this year. I gave a talk about The New Nushu/Thunderclap project and hosted an invisible ink workshop.

 

Nominated for the Crypto Design Award

Year 2016

My work "Greetings from the invisible borderland" has been nominated for the Crypto Design Award. Text from the site: On the 25th of November, we explore new images of the Deep Web with designers, artists and researchers at the Crypto Design Awards in Paradiso, Amsterdam. We exhibit the nominated submissions, and a professional jury will choose the winner of the Crypto Design Award (€1250). The audience can also vote on their favorites for the Audience Award of €750! We received 36 submissions, and today the first selection has been made. All 16 nominees will be presented during the Crypto Design Awards.

 

Aksioma publishes an introductory essay by Florian Cramer

Year 2016

The 15th century Voynich Manuscript, Kandinsky’s abstract painting with a secret encoded message, militant jihadists using porn images for hidden communication and most recently computer malware embedding virus code into images on infected computers (and perhaps this text too) are examples of steganography, which can be also found in Amy Suo Wu’s works. By using Cardan Grille, substitution ciphers and camouflaged text within text in combination with invisible inks, Wu’s works are more than just highly enjoyable pieces of visual art and calligraphic design. As a combination of exhibition works, toolkit manuals and workshops, they are also pieces of practical media research and activism. Her gallery exhibition serves as an experimentation lab for invisible inks and other steganographic techniques with extraordinary creative potential – and is therefore just the beginning of a practice that is meant to leave behind the space where it is now being shown. Here is the link to download the PDF 

 

Upcoming solo exhibition in Aksioma

Year 2016

Feeling humbled to be invited for a solo show called "The Kandinsky Collective" on the 18th Jan 2017 at Aksioma Project Space, a contemporary art space dedicated to various artistic practices and diverse new media art projects which aim at hacking the role of mass media in contemporary society through various mediums interpreting the narratives in subversive, critical, or ironic manner. 

 

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