Rebecca Wang  王晨釔 | Vancouver, British Columbia and Hangzhou, China

Rebecca Wang 王晨釔 is an artist and curator based on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh nations (otherwise known as Vancouver, Canada) and in her hometown Hangzhou, China. Her multidisciplinary practice investigates the absurdity ingrained in the structures that uphold the everyday which is often characterized by capitalist consumer culture. Through nuanced personal, communal, and fictional narratives, she hopes to destabilize the default ways of knowing, perceiving, and existing that disconnect one from their belongings and surroundings. Rebecca holds a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design and a BBA from Simon Fraser University. She currently works as the Curatorial Assistant at Access Gallery, Programming Assistant at EartHand Gleaners Society, and as a podcast producer at Cinevolution. She will be attending the MA program in Critical and Curatorial Studies at UBC starting fall 2022.

Six photographs exhibited on the wall of Rebecca's studio

Rebecca Wang 王晨釔, two sets of test prints for "无用功 Performance 1," inkjet prints, 24" x 16" x 6, 2022. Photograph by Rita Taylor.

"Furthering my investigation of the constructing and negotiation of selfhood in a contemporary diasporic context, the research I did at Banff Centre inquires what it means and what it takes to fully arrive at various roles — whether academic, occupational, or familial — and commit to their respective responsibilities. It explores the invisible or under-acknowledged energy, labour, and cost for individuals in intersectional positions to achieve their goals. I’m interested in how the relationships between the cultural and the personal, the public and the domestic, and the conscious and the unconscious, impact the sense of self and one’s own understanding of what they can accomplish."

Rebecca Wang 王晨釔

Rebecca's studio at Banff Centre during the residency

Rebecca Wang 王晨釔s Banff Centre Studio. Photograph by Rita Taylor.

Three photographs exhibited on the wall of Rebecca's studio

Rebecca Wang 王晨釔, photo documentation of faulty 3D prints 无用功 in clear resin, inkjet prints, 24" x 16" x 3, 2022. Photograph by Rita Taylor.

See more on Rebecca Wang's website and Instagram.

Rebecca Wang's residency was generously supported by the Jarislowsky Foundation.