Stephanie Syjuco: Insert/Duplicate/Delete: On the Politics of Imaging and Representation

Multiple images of arms, women, blocks of color, and maps on the right side of the image with a grey wall and an image of figure wearing a white sheet to the left.

Dodge and Burn (Visible Storage) (2019), wooden platform, digital photos, and printed vinyl on laser-cut wood, chromakey fabric, printed backdrops, seamless paper, artificial plants, mixed media, 20' x 17' x 8'. photo / provided

Stephanie Syjuco creates large-scale spectacles of collected cultural objects, cumulative archives, and installations that investigate the political effects of economies and empire. Recent exhibitions include Being: New Photography 2018 at the Museum of Modern Art, New York City; Public Knowledge at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Disrupting Craft at the Smithsonian Museum of American Art; and This Site is Under Revolution at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art. Born in the Philippines in 1974, Syjuco is the recipient of a 2019 Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship, a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship, and a 2009 Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Award. She is featured in season nine of the acclaimed PBS documentary series Art21: Art in the Twenty-First Century and is an associate professor in sculpture at University of California–Berkeley.

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