Weixiao Shen / 申薇笑

Born in Wuhan, China (1996), currently based in the Netherlands.

Weixiao Shen’s works put the spotlight on mundane objects in people’s everyday life. Diving into the history of what intrigue her, Shen creates a new narrative of these objects with fantasies rich in absurdity and spectacles. Her interpretation magnifies seemingly common details in life, awaking examinations on the rationality and value of ordinary objects, enabling an imagination of an alternative lifestyle.

Influenced by her background in jewelry design, Shen draws inspiration from craftsmanship and industrial manufacturing. Her works are materialized through a mixture of material entities and digitalization, adopting the forms of 3D and spatial presentation, for layered texture and smoother storytelling.


Contact
weixiao.shen423@gmail.com


Instagram
@weixiao_shen


















Education
2018-2020
Design Academy Eindhoven,
the Netherlands
Contextual Design MA

2014-2018
Central Academy of Fine Arts,
China
Jewellery Design and Metalsmithing BA


Press
Moving In Stasis, Arts thread, 2021

Design Academy Eindhoven 2020: Contextual Design, Arts thread, 2020

Fuorisalone 2019, The Complete Guide District By District, ElleDecor IT, 2019

Insecure: Public Space In The Age of Big Data, ZERO, 2019

Insecure: video surveillance and the design of awareness, DesignAtLarge, 2019

Best architecture events we visited during last Milan Design Week 2019, ARCHIVIBE, 2019

Appuntamenti principali e mostre organizzate da Porta Venezia in Design, CoseDiCassa, 2019

All the insecurity of a safe world. How our behaviors change under the eye of the cameras, CieloTerra, 2019

The exhibitions and the Palaces of Milan, Design Deffusion, 2019

"Porta Venezia In Design", Fuorisalone and events, MilanoToday, 2019







Exhibition
2021
Moving in Stasis, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam
(Underneath Another Moon)


2020
Dutch Design Week, GS2020
(Underneath Another Moon)

2020
Touch Trace forum: tracing migration through crafts and design, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art
(From tile to a “modern” bathroom)

2019
Neuhaus, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam
(Het Collectief)

2019
Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven
(The story of Cuju and Temari)

2019
Milano Design Week, Park Associati, Milan
(Insecure: Public Space in the Age of Big Data)

2019
100% l’Expo, Villette Makerz, Paris
(The story of Cuju and Temari)

2019
<EVOLUTION> Wearable Exhibition in Wuhan, HIFA Museum, Wuhan
(Diamond Altar)

2018
Design Design, China Academy of Art Pavilion, Hangzhou
(Gold Branch Jade Leaf)

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