Shellie Zhang at ICA San Diego

ICA North

Friday, December 9
5:30 pm–8:30 pm


Shellie Zhang Reception + Good Faith’s Nite Market

We are thrilled to host multidisciplinary Artist-In-Residence, Shellie Zhang Reception!

In What We Bring and Leave, Shellie Zhang reflects on the shadows left behind in places whose magnetic pull once drew us together and how diasporic communities gravitate towards spaces that create belonging. As epicenters of cultural exchange, the marketspace is a foundation for the construction of identity and nationhood. Vibrant with cultural heritage, these sites are moments of anchorage for liminal identities to find kinship within a new landscape. What We Bring and Leave queries what it means when the signposts that attract us to a place – cultural  signifiers of welcome and belonging – have disappeared and only traces are left behind.

Shellie Zhang (b. 1991, Beijing, China) is a multidisciplinary artist based in Tkaronto/Toronto, Canada. By uniting  both past and present iconography with the techniques of mass communication, language and sign, Zhang explores  the contexts and construction of a multicultural society by disassembling approaches to tradition, gender, the  diaspora and popular culture.


We have partnered with Good Faith’s Nite Market for this great holiday season to make the night extra special, which will bring an amazing lineup of local artists, designers, resellers, and more!

Good Faith’s Nite Market is a vendor oriented market organized by Sherman Heights based Good Faith Gallery. Hosted monthly at Quartyard for nearly two years Nite Market aims to bring a diverse grouping of resellers, artists, small businesses, and more selling anything from vintage clothing and jewelry to coffee, records, and more! We are excited to accept vendors for December’s market NOW on


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Join us for an amazing evening of contemporary art and meet your local art community!

Please have your ticket QR code ready to be scanned at the door. Food and beverages available for purchase.

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