WangShui - HIGH ART
Through a range of media including sculptures, paintings, installations, and films, WangShui’s work explores the strange loops of mediation we exist in today.

The materials activated in their practice range from the organic to the mechanical, often incorporating live matter and generative image technologies. Their obsession with the paradoxes of perception, between detail and distance, transparency and opacity, haptics and optics challenge fixed notions of matter and scale. Autofictions, technological affects, and new cosmologies find entanglement in multichannel video weavings, metallic abrasion, and machine learning. Adding to the lineage of human/machine depiction, WangShui captures the feeling of dematerializing into an algorithmic interpolation of being.

WangShui was born in 1986. They currently live and work in New York, USA. Recent solo exhibitions include: Haus Der Kunst, Munich, Germany; Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, China; Julie Stoschek Collection, Berlin, Germany. Group exhibitions include: Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA; Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, Germany; 16th Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, France; The Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA, The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA; Bard Hessell Museum, Hudson, USA; Interna-tional Congress Center, Berlin, Germany; The Shed, New York, USA; EMPAC, New York, USA; ArkDes, Stockholm, Sweden; Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, New York, USA; Sculpture Center, New York, USA; Triple Canopy, New York, USA; Petzel Gallery, New York, USA; Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New York, USA.

Selected Works




Curriculum Vitæ

WangShui - HIGH ART
b. 1986 in Texas, USA
Lives and works in New York, USA


Window of Tolerance, Haus Der Kunst, Munich, Germany
poiesis, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, China

WangShui, Julia Stoschek Collection, Berlin, Germany



Going Dark: The Contemporary Figure at the Edge of Visibility, Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
Inheritance, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
Human Is, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, Germany
Greenhouse, Gratin, New York, USA
MythMakers—Spectrosynthesis III, Sunpride foundation at Tai Kwun, Hong Kong, China

Manifesto of Fragility, 16e Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, France
Quiet as it’s Kept, The Whitney Biennial 2022, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
Ritual Being, Ryan Lee gallery, New York, USA

No Humans Involved, The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA
Berliner Festspiele, International Congress Center, Berlin, Germany
Alienation, Von Ammon Co., Washington DC, USA
Crossing Currents, Galerie Nordenhake, Mexico City, Mexico
Whitney Screens, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, US
European Media Art Festival, Zürich, Switzerland
Conversational Spirits, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Shotgun Sunset, StopDiscriminAsian Commission
Open Call, The Shed, New York, USA
Short Shadows, EMPAC, New York, USA
Cruising Pavilion, ArkDes, Stockholm, Sweden
International Film Festival, Rotterdam, Netherlands
2018 56th New York Film Festival, NYC, USA
Projections, Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center,New York, USA
In Practice: Another Echo, SculptureCenter, New York, USA
Cruising Pavilion, Spazio Punch Gallery, The 16th Venice Architecture Biennale, Venice, Italy
GHOST: 2561 Performance & Video Triennial, Bangkok, Thailand
Images Festival, Super 8 Hotel, Toronto, Canada
From its Mouth Came a River of High-End Residential Appliances, Triple Canopy,
New York, USA
We Need to Talk, Petzel Gallery, New York, USA
Are You a Sexual Being?, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, USA
Screening, Anonymous Gallery, Mexico
APEC, 67 Gallery, New York, USA
Mental Furniture, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Screen Play, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New York, USA