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Nova Jiang
Date and place of birth
b. 1985, Dalian, China
Current location
Los Angeles, CA
Year(s) of residency and/or fellowship
2011, Research Resident

Nova Jiang is an artist interested in play, participation, open systems and drawing connections between different fields of cultural production

Jiang’s practice often combines new technology and traditional artmaking techniques in unfamiliar ways, and spans painting, sculpture, work on paper, and public art.

Jiang’s work is informed by her experience as a young immigrant growing up in New Zealand as well as wider concerns over climate change and xenophobia. Her works juxtapose familiar elements and arrange them in unexpected ways in order to explore the formation of identity and our uneasy relationships with nature.

Jiang has had recent exhibitions at Simone Subal, New York; Union Pacific, London; Honor Fraser, Los Angeles; LAXART, Los Angeles; Centre Pompidou, Paris; National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung; ICC, Tokyo, among other venues. Nova is the recipient of Fellowships from Skowhegan, Eyebeam, and Wave Hill as well as major public art commissions in Los Angeles, Cambridge (Massachusetts), Sacramento, Seattle, Charlotte, and San Diego. She has presented her work at ICA LA and the Hammer Museum.

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