Yu-Wen Wu is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Boston. Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Wu’s subjectivity as an immigrant is central to her artwork. Relocating to the United States at an early age, her experiences have shaped her work in areas of migration–examining issues of displacement, arrival, assimilation and the shape of identity in a new country. At the crossroads of art, science, politics and social issues, her wide range of projects include large-scale drawings, site-specific video installations, community engaged practices, and public art.


She is the 2021 recipient of the Mass Cultural Council Artist Fellowship, and was recognized by Boston Magazine as the 2021 Best Artist in its annual Best of Boston issue. Jerry Saltz named her work, Walking to Taipei, now in the collection of the Harvard Art Museums, as one of the Best Art Exhibitions in New York of 2022.

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