Crossing Time Zone · 2022 C-C-A Emerging Artists Communication Exhibition - Artist promotion |熊子豪 Zihao Xiong

发布日期:2023-02-03 10:47

China-Canada-Australia Emerging Artists Communication Exhibition
Crossing Time zone · Emerging Artists 

Artist Promotion - Phase XXV

Zihao Xiong


Undefined Ⅰ

15cm x 12cm x 8cm \ Glass with Metal \ 2022

" In the study of materials and identities, because we often define our identities in terms of limited experience and knowledge from the past, I find that the past can limit us. The same way we learn. When we try to explain new things and concepts, we describe them in terms of what we already know. Making connections with the past is how we learn. We build boundaries as we define things, we limit ourselves to past experience while defining what is new. I've been trying to find undefined territory with intermediate materials like wax. Through the lost wax casting process, the beauty of low melting point tin allowed me to connect glass and metal in a contrasting way. It seems to find a state and a space without definition or constraint in such chaos. "

The work “Undefined”(2022) won the 2022 Fusion Award for Emerging Clay & Glass artist.  


Undefined Ⅲ

13cm x 13cm x 9cm \ Glass with Metal \ 2022

I was born in a city surrounded by mountains in China. In 2017, I abandoned my studies in economics to study Glass Art at Sheridan College in Canada. I also completed an artist residency at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto during my BA. I am currently finishing my MA in Glass at the Royal College of Art.
My research in RCA focused on the notions of self-expression and examination of identity. The process of lost-wax casting inspires my works, and they explore the transformation of material and space in an emotional and dynamic way, using materiality and immateriality to highlight the difference between inner reality and external perceived identity.
In the study of material and identity, I found that the past might limit us, as we often use our experiences and knowledge to define and express our identity. Establishing connections to the past is how we learn. We always create a confined area as we define new things. Just like the material itself, the substance exists while creating a boundary. The boundary represents a dynamic connection between restraint and freedom, resistance and symbiosis, identification and negation, self and non-ego, inner reality and external perception.
The nature of casting also marks the transformation of "matter" into "matter", "space" into "space". Each step in the casting process speaks of a change in the dynamic boundaries. Through the exploration of different materials in lost-wax casting, I revisit the definition of "boundaries", the definition of "definitions", the boundary of "boundaries", and the relationship of "relationships".

 Exhibition Experience

Ⅰ· 2022 London craft week
Ⅱ· 2022 Pilchuck Fellows Show 
Ⅲ· 2022 BEHOLD (GAAC 2022 Members' Exhibition)
Ⅳ·  2022 CGS - The Human Condition 
Ⅴ· 2022 Pilchuck Staff Show
Ⅵ· 2022 CGS - Collaboration: Earth/ Sea/ Sky
Ⅶ· 2022 Preface - RCA: Ceramics & Glass
Ⅷ· 2022 RCA WIP Show
IX. 2022 The Traces of Emotion
X· 2021 Ideas + Objects 21(Bachelor Graduate Exhibition)
XI· 2021 Graduating Student Art Awards Exhibition
XII· 2020 Gleaming Prospects (GAAC 2020 Members' Exhibition)
XIII· 2019 Siliceous Cousins (Glass & Ceramic Show 2019)

- The copyright of the above artworks belongs to the artist. 
  It has been authorized to use them in this promotion and exhibition.

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Initiator & Director
Suvy Sun

Melanie Wilmink
Caspar Fairhall

Curators Assistant
Maggie Bai
Haru Liu
Nyusa Zhou
Joanne Yeung
Uchida Ma
Yien Wang
Sarah Yang
Lcey Yin
Chloe Zhang
Wendy Peng 

Joel Ong

Sino-Canada Alliance of Arts and Culture
Luxun Academy of Fine Arts gallery
Sensorium: Centre for Digital Arts and Technology
York University Centre for Asian Research
the School of Visual Communication Design of LAFA
Funding by the Canada-China Initiative Fund Committee at the York Centre for Asian Research
Funding by the “Double First-Class” Project of Luxun Academy of Fine Arts 

About the exhibition

Art is a language that doesn’t need translation. For a long time, art has played an important role in the communication between China and other countries. In the context of economic globalization, cultures from all over the world collide and fuse with each other, forming a multi-cultural network. Chinese culture and various cultures of other countries meet here, forming a strong and diverse artistic atmosphere As globalization makes the cultural and artistic exchanges between countries more frequent and more closely connected, the optimization of the international artistic ecological environment also provides new opportunities for the evolution of art. Art is enriched by exchanges and mutual learning; the development of art requires international exchanges and cooperation, the active participation of artists from all countries, the sharing of ideas, the collision of hearts and the blending of emotions.This initiative is hosted by the Sino-Canada Alliance of Arts and Culture,York University Centre for Asian Research, Sensorium: Centre for Digital Arts and Technology, the Luxun Academy of Fine Arts gallery, and the School of Visual Communication Design of LAFA, with funds from the Canada-China Initiative Grant from York Centre for Asian Research, and Double first-class project approved by Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts. The exhibition showcases outstanding works of art by young artists from all over the world, strengthens exchanges between artists from all over the world, and promotes the "beauty of each other and the beauty of the other" in Chinese and foreign cultures. By supporting art exchange activities between international artists , promoting the understanding of the different national cultures, and breaking through group and language barriers, we aim to achieve more commonality between people, creating communication, understanding,and fusion,thereby further optimizing the ecological environment,new opportunities for the artistic.This exhibition shows the vitality of the interdependence and common development of Chinese culture and the world civilization, promotes the pace of Chinese art to the world, and has a positive impact on promoting the inheritance and development of Chinese culture and strengthening the international exchange of Chinese culture. After the exhibition committee’s review, a total of 47 artists from 43 regions in the world have been selected into the "Crossing Time Zones·2022 China-Canada-Australia Emerging Artists Communication Exhibition". We will introduce the participating artists issue by issue, welcome your attention and subscription.

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