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Igigo Wu


Igigo Wu is a Zürich based, multi-disciplinary Taiwanese artist whose works include mainly paintings, drawings, photography, writing, and experimental film.
Her research circulates around definitions of identity, aiming to reveal brutal qualities lying in the nature of history, identity, and memory. She focuses on exercising painting as an organically self-developing ecosystem of consciousness and critical thinking process about the ecology of modern violence in a post-colonial context. In her works viewers are able to enter and reveal the terrain of the unspeakable, the zone of violence beyond our cognitive capacity for language, from where all the memory come and to where eventually return.

In this exhibition, inspired by lawan's landscape, she explores identity, history, and the political tensions through Pandanus Tectorious plantations, contemplating on the limitations of language and powerlessness of silence in her parents' generation. She delves into the concept of boundary, symbolizing the Taiwan-China tension, weaving themes of trauma, history, and the inadequacy of language into her art. Through painting, she seeks to visualize the invisible violence inherent in societal narratives, offering a platform to articulate complex histories and personal struggles.

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