About

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I'm Yuqing Zhu,

a.k.a. 朱禹清,

25 years old,

based in Chicago,

training to become a neuroscientist

and practicing at being an artist.

come to you from Inner Mongolia

and Chinatowns across America.

Statement

As a neuroscientist, I study the computations involved in perception of the visual world. Perception is an active process – in every moment, what we see is an imposition of what we wish to see. It is also heavily shaped by past experiences. I create self portrait collages as a means of constructing a personal mythology based upon my past, my present vision, and my hopes for the future. In the absence of forthright dialogue with one’s heritage, personal history takes on a myth-building quality. Chinese and Mongolian folklore, ornamentation, and other facets of the past are cut-and-pasted together into sometimes surreal, sometimes hyperreal scenes in my artwork.

Contact

yqzhu@uchicago.edu

I am open for commissions.

Instagram

@papriqa_

just add paprika

Upcoming Shows

Solo installation

[THE PERSONAL MYTH]

[個人神話] [хувийн домог]

Harold Washington Library

400 S State St, Chicago, IL

Part of the Chicago Public Library's AAPI Heritage Month exhibits.

POSTPONED

due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Group show

SLAYSIAN

Co-Prosperity Sphere

3219 S Morgan St, Chicago, IL

POSTPONED

due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Past Shows

QUEER & TRANS ARTIST SHOWCASE

Experimental Station

May 19, 2018

 

POP-UP SHOW: ZION RODMAN & YUQING ZHU

Dearborn Denim in Hyde Park

April 7, 2018

Press

UChicago News profile of my artwork

 

Science and Feelings Podcast: "The Hotel with Infinite Rooms"

 

Neocha Magazine: "Searching for the Self"

Shop

NOTICE: My online store (the Neon Fruit Supermarketis currently NOT accepting new orders due to the

COVID-19 pandemic.

© 2020

Yuqing Zhu