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CAG - Zou Zhao Opening Reception

Monday, April 1, 2019
5:00pm – 7:00pm

Storrs Campus
Contemporary Art Gallery

ZOU ZHAO's solo exhibition and Opening Reception as part of the Protests, Proclamations & Celebrations exhibition

Zou Zhao is involved with video, performance, and writing, and has taken to task an examination of colonial legacy through the materiality of voice. Zou’s work questions perceived notions of ‘autonomy’ within language, especially the neo-colonial role of the English language in the distribution on knowledge. Zou Zhao credits her interest in utilizing her voice and language as art content as the direct result of living as a member of the Chinese diaspora in various cities. She states, “Through the materiality of the voice, I’d like to direct focus on the performativity of language: an important, albeit often neglected, element in the field of visual arts.”

Zhao was born Fujian, China, and at age six emigrated with her parents to Singapore. Raised there, she completed her formal education in London, first at the Slade School of Fine Art (BA) followed by a Master’s degree in Contemporary Art Theory from Goldsmiths, University of London. Subsequently she earned an MFA from Columbia University, in New York City.

Performance/Presentation at the Dodd Center from 1 to 3 pm.

An opening reception for Zou Zhao will be hosted on Monday, April 1st from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., at the Contemporary Art Galleries at 830 Bolton Road on the UConn Storrs Campus.

Co-Sponsors: Asian & Asian American Studies Institute, Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies, The Human Rights Institute, Asian American Cultural Center, Art & Art History, and the School of Fine Arts.


Asian American Cultural Center (primary), Contemporary Art Galleries, UConn Master Calendar

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