Artist In Residence

Shellie Zhang

Shellie Zhang opens in ICA San Diego museum on December 9, 2022
Shellie Zhang opens at ICA San Diego, museum in San Diego

ICA North

Friday, December 9, 2022 -
Sunday, February 12, 2023


Artist in Residence

Artist-in-Residence Shellie Zhang (b. in Beijing, China, 1991, based in Toronto, Canada) explores cultural consumption through spaces of exchanged goods. Zhang, delves into the complexity of “the Chinatown” and how its experience is shaped by the Chinese diaspora as a way to create belonging and cultural preservation within the context of different local cultures.

Through still-life photography and sculpture, Zhang questions the dichotomous relationship between mass consumption and the fetishization of Chinese cultural consumption taking place in westernized Chinatowns. 


Meet the Artist

In a one-of-a-kind opportunity, you will be able to connect with the artist and learn about the methods and substances Yaw uses to create the different oxidized colors on the pennies while experiencing the vibrancy of the hues and materials through this powerful exhibition.