Sheng-Wen Lo

Disciplines: Fotograaf, Mixed media/interdisciplinair kunstenaar, Videokunstenaar

Omschrijving werk

Werk

Down
Titel Down
Jaartal 2018
Omschrijving While shopping for winter jackets, I realised that it is impossible for me to tell where exactly the feathers of mass-produced down jackets came from. Therefore, I attempted making my own down jacket in a relatively harmless way: by manually collecting the goose feathers on the grounds in the parks, riverbanks, and forests near my house in Breda, the Netherlands. After two months of collecting, cleaning, filling and sewing, the jacket was put to test in the High Arctic (Spitsbergen archipelago) for three weeks to see if I can survive. During this sailing expedition of The Arctic Circle Residency, I made 21 landings and glacier hikes between 78°17'N-80°02'N, wearing only this jacket and minimum base layers. A guide booklet “A Step by Step Guide for Making Your Own Down Jacket” was designed based on my experiences to allow everyone to make a down jacket from where they live.
Techniek Handmade down jacket, Photographs, Video
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Down
Titel Down
Jaartal 2018
Omschrijving https://vimeo.com/254317475
Techniek Handmade down jacket, Photographs, Video
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Down
Titel Down
Jaartal 2018
Omschrijving Installation view (BredaPhoto 2018)
Techniek Handmade down jacket, Photographs, Video
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MELK
Titel MELK
Jaartal 2017
Omschrijving When I arrived at the Netherlands, I was surprised to see grazing cows on pastures, as all the cows from my home country Taiwan stay in stables. I was therefore interested in this massive, seemingly beautiful industry. MELK is about the interactions between the Dutch intensive dairy industry and I — a curious consumer.
Techniek Mobile photo app, video games, footballs
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MELK
Titel MELK
Jaartal 2017
Omschrijving The project focused on the information on a milk carton, which I consider the selfie of the industry. I was intrigued by its Weidemelk (grazing cow) certificate, which specifically claims that the cows graze at least 120 days a year in the outside. By positioning myself as a curious consumer, I began asking the stakeholders about how they scientifically verify Weidemelk’s claim. Their evasive reactions triggered me to dig deeper, and found the verification scheme may be statistically flawed.
Techniek Mobile photo app, video games, footballs
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MELK
Titel MELK
Jaartal 2017
Omschrijving Two video games were made to serve as interactive portals for the audience to experience my process and findings playfully, as well as learning how difficult it is for the inspectors to validate the claim in limited time. An app utilising mobile photography is proposed, by which the consumers can be activated to strengthen the audition. Blind trust exists when people confront product informations, and I believe everyone can be a curious consumer.
Techniek Mobile photo app, video games, footballs
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TUNA
Titel TUNA
Jaartal 2017
Omschrijving In this game, the player catch yellow-fin tuna, a common fish sold in supermarkets but listed "Near Threatened" in the IUCN red list. The player can easily experience the consequences of overfishing, and have to figure out how to fish sustainably. This is the result of my artist in residence period (May-July.2017) on Atlas Initiatief, a former fishing vessel. Great thanks to Laura Schippers and Stijn de Geus for the opportunity and kind help.
Techniek Video game
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White Bear
Titel White Bear
Jaartal 2014
Omschrijving "White Bear" depicts polar bears on display and their artificial habitats. It attempts to portray the dilemmas concerning captive animal programs by focusing on one specific species. Currently, it has been executed in 26 sites in Europe and China. Functionally, the structures often combine nature, home and stage.
Techniek Photographs, Documents, Videos
Formaat photo 120x150cm, video: variable
White Bear
Titel White Bear
Jaartal 2014
Omschrijving https://vimeo.com/254187839
Techniek Photographs, Documents, Videos
Formaat photo 120x150cm, video: variable

Omschrijving werk

Persoonsgegevens

Voorletters S.W.L
Kunstenaarsnaam/alias
Samenwerkingsverband
Website

Opleidingsgegevens

Erkende vakopleiding

Academie / instituut & plaats studierichting / specialisatie periode van / tot diploma
Breda, St. Joost Academie Master of Photography 2015-2017 J

Overige gegevens

Lid van Beroeps / Kunstenaarsvereniging Rijksakademie (2019-2021)
Deelnemer van Kunstenaarsinitiatief

Curriculum vitae

Tentoonstellingen

jaartal naam tentoonstellingsruimte korte omschrijving solo / duo / groep
2018 BredaPhoto Festival Breda, The Netherlands  (upcoming) SOLO
2018 World Press Photo Amsterdam and various cities GROEP
2018 LhGWR Den Haag, The Netherlands (8 June - 14 July) GROEP
2018 "Civilization: The Way We Live Now", National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA) Seoul, South Korea (upcoming) GROEP
2017 White Bear, Organ Vida International Photo Festival Zagreb, Croatia SOLO
2017 TUNA, Atlas Initiatief AIR #1 Expo Breda, The Netherlands SOLO
2017 Belfast Photo Festival Belfast, Northern Ireland GROEP
2017 HABITAT, FORMAT International Photography Festival Derby, UK GROEP
2017 Emerging Talent Exhibition, International Center of Photography (ICP) New York City, USA GROEP
2017 Fotofestival Naarden Naarden, The Netherlands

Projecten

jaartal instelling titel & typering project
2018 World Press Photo Foundation IG takeover

Internationale uitwisseling

jaartal instelling
2019 Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam (upcoming)
2017 The Arctic Circle Residency - Autumn Expedition, Svalbard, north pole
2017 Atlas Initiatief AIR, Breda

Opdrachten

jaartal opdrachtgever plaats / land typering opdracht uitgevoerd
2017 Cortona On The Move Photo Festival Italy Commissioned project maker (36 Little Good Things) N
2015 National Geographic Magazine Taiwan Commissioned project maker J

Publicaties

jaartal titel publicatie uitgever / samensteller, plaats typering
2017 Ijsberenblues de Volkskrant (printed & online)
2017 Atlas Initiatief AIR #1 Metropolis M online
2017 Interview AD Magazine printed, April 29-30
2017 Interview World Press Photo/ Witness Interview (Organ Vida Photo Festival 9th Edition Artist)
2017 Culture and Arts /Interview Huffington Post online
2017 So leben Eisbären in China und Europa SPIEGEL ONLINE online
2017 Picture Stories National Geographic printed & online
2017 White Bear: at home with the polars The Guardian online

Prijzen en stipendia

jaartal instantie, plaats omschrijving
2018 Mondriaan Fonds, NL Werkbijdrage Jong Talent
2018 World Press Photo, NL Winner, Digital Storytelling - Short Form
2017 FORMAT Photo Festival, Derby, UK Winner (FORMAT Award), Portfolio Review
2017 Organ Vida International Photo Festival, Zagreb, Croatia Winner, Juried Portfolio Review
2016 Lensculture, US Winner, Emerging Talent Award & Exposure Award
2015 Young Art Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan Winner, Best Portfolio Award

Artistieke nevenactiviteiten

nevenactiviteit van tot
Guest lecturer, World Press Photo Festival & Associates dinner 2018 2018
Guest Lecturer, BredaPhoto Festival MasterClass 2018 2018
Guest Lecturer, Fontys Hogeschool voor de Kunsten (FHK), Tilburg 2018 2018
Guest Lecturer, FORMAT Photo Festival, UK 2017 2017
Lecturer, Organ Vida Photo Festival, Croatia 2017 2017
Creative Director - Lightbox (public photo book library & meet-up space in Taipei) 2016 N/A
Talk, PhotoTalks Special Event, Lightbox Photo Library, Taipei, Taiwan 2016 2016
Talk, PhotoTalks #01, Lightbox Photo Library, Taipei, Taiwan 2015 2015