Richmond – I Am Who I Am

“Richmond: I Am Who I Am,” photography, from Richmond: I Am Who I Am, 2003 “I Am Who I Am,” is a photograph installation made in year 2001. It uses 25 digital photos to tell the history of Chinese Canadian immigrants, of their hard work and their effort to build a social identity in a[…]

Panama – I Am Who I Am: Photography

“Panama – I am Who I Am,” photography, from Panama: I Am Who I Am, 2003 “I Am Who I Am,” is a photograph installation made in year 2001. It uses 25 digital photos to tell the history of Chinese Canadian immigrants, of their hard work and their effort to build a social identity in[…]

Montreal – I Am Who I Am

“I Am Who I Am,” photography, from I Am Who I Am, 2001 “I Am Who I Am,” is a photograph installation made in year 2001. It uses 25 digital photos to tell the history of Chinese Canadian immigrants, of their hard work and their effort to build a social identity in a different cultural[…]

At Work

“At Work,” a photographic installation, two person exhibition in collaboration with Hari Sharma, Visual Arts Burnaby Gallery, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, 2000 Photographs when I was working on the countryside in China Photographs when I was working at a factory in China Photographs when I was working at a cafeteria in Canada  

The Mountains

“The Mountains,” photography, from The Mountains, 1999   Home Home is where you feel comfortable. The making of home in a new land, however, comes with the uneasy feeling of being a stranger. Continually, we weave the old and the new together through our bodies and souls. It is within the clash of two cultures[…]

Enclosures

“Enclosures,” a performance art at The Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing, China, 1989 When I break through the enclosures, I find that I am still in the enclosure. Because disturbance exists for humans, they make many enclosures for themselves. It becomes an emblem of their culture and an emblem of isolation and oppression. Facing the Great wall, the[…]

Photos from the Cultural Revolution

I was a sent down youth in the countryside and later a worker in fabric factory. This was the time when art started to carry meanings in my life. It helped me to search for inner self, to hold onto myself, so that I could get past the darkness and eventually reach the light. Photos[…]