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Zhiwan Cheung

, Long Beach, California, USA, based in Zhuhai, China

Zhiwan Cheung (b. Long Beach, CA) received his BFA from Cornell University and his MFA from Carnegie Mellon University.

Zhiwan first got a taste of performing in front of a camera as a book reviewer for Reading Rainbow, the 1990’s television show advocating reading for children. Since then, Zhiwan has continued to probe the intersection of national identity and the personal psyche, focusing on how and where they join and diverge. As an odyssey toward a home that does not exist, a rite of passage with no destination, Zhiwan uses his work to search for a critical understanding of an impossible homecoming. Zhiwan also hosts a podcast, Seeing Color. This podcast ( talks with cultural workers and artists of color in order to expand the area of what is a predominantly white space in the arts.

Zhiwan has exhibited work both nationally and internationally in venues such as NURTUREart Gallery in New York, Pica Pica Gallery in Berlin, and The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. More recently, Zhiwan received a Fulbright grant to research the Fluxus art group in Berlin, Germany. Currently, Zhiwan is currently a Professor of Media Arts at the United International College in Zhuhai, China.



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