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The Visiting Artists Program resource guides contain upcoming speakers' biographies, articles, video and audio content, related publications in the Flaxman Library, and additional online resources. These guides may be used in the classroom in preparation for the event, research, or post-lecture discussion.

Wu Tsang: Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series
Tuesday, September 27, 6:00–7:30 p.m. CT

The Art Institute of Chicago, Fullerton Hall, 111 S. Michigan Ave.
This event will be live captioned by Communication Access Realtime Translation services.

Join us in person for a lecture by artist Wu Tsang followed by an audience Q&A.


Portrait of Wu TsangWu Tsang (BFA 2004) is an award-winning filmmaker and visual artist. Tsang’s work crosses genres and disciplines, from narrative and documentary films to live performance and video installations. Tsang is a MacArthur 'Genius' Fellow, and her projects have been presented at museums, biennials, and film festivals internationally. Awards include 2016 Guggenheim Fellow (Film/Video), 2018 Hugo Boss Prize Nominee, Creative Capital, Rockefeller Foundation, Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, and Warhol Foundation. Tsang received her BFA (2004) from the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and an MFA (2010) from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). Currently Tsang works in residence at Schauspielhaus Zurich, as a director of theater with the collective Moved by the Motion.

Presented in partnership with SAIC Alumni Engagement.

Portrait credit: Wu Tsang. Photo: Flavio Karrer

Gallery Representation

Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi
Antenna Space


Wu Tsang’s White Whale(s)
Tavia Nyong’o | Them | May 27, 2022

Wu Tsang and Tosh Basco on the White Whale in the Room
Mara Veitch | Interview Magazine | April 29, 2022

Malik Gaines on Wu Tsang
Malik Gaines | Artforum | December 2021
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See a Hypnotic Wu Tsang Film Produced for Solange’s Creative Agency
Alex Greenberger | ARTnews | June 4, 2021

Wu Tsang’s Renewal of the Collective
Wilson Tarbox | Frieze Magazine | January 19, 2021

Wu Tsang’s Latest Exhibition Explores Lesbos and the Migrant Crisis
Francesca Gavin | AnOther Magazine | September 3, 2019

Take Me Apart: Wu Tsang’s Art Questions Everything We Think We Know About Identity
Alex Greenberger | ARTnews | March 26, 2019




Of Whales (2022) at the 59th Venice Biennale 
On view from April 23 – September 25, 2022, Of Whales (2022) is an installation based on Tsang’s feature-length film adaptation of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick and psychedelic ocean environments generated from XR (“extended reality”) technologies.

New Work: Wu Tsang presents Moved by the Motion at SFMOMA
New Work: Wu Tsang presents Moved by the Motion (October 16, 2021 – June 5, 2022) at SFMOMA is an experiential sound installation that explores the concept of the B-side.

Anthem at the Guggenheim Museum 
Anthem (2021) at the Guggenheim Museum was conceived in collaboration with the legendary singer, composer, and transgender activist Beverly Glenn-Copeland to construct a “sonic sculptural space.”

MacArthur Fellow: Filmmaker and Performance Artist (2018)
Wu Tsang’s profile in the MacArthur Fellows Program Class of 2018.

Wu Tsang and Fred Moten, Who Touched Me?, 2016 [PDF]
This publication is part of Fred Moten and Wu Tsang’s multi-year collaborative project, If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution.

Gravitational Feel at Corpus
Gravitational Feel (November 26 – November 27, 2016) is a sculpture-performance by Fred Moten and Wu Tsang, who together cohabit the roles of poet and performance artist.

Wu Tsang’s Vimeo

MoMA Artist Profile

Visiting Artists Program Lecture Recordings from the Archive
SAIC Visiting Artists Program video and audio lecture recordings (1977–present.) Available with SAIC login credentials.

SAIC Digital Collections: Visiting Artists Program
SAIC Visiting Artists Program publicity archive and audio recordings (197798).