Erica Zhan


Erica Zhan (b. southeastern hills in China) is an interdisciplinary artist and writer based in Chicago, US. Swallowed by their experiences of intensive consumerism, celebration capitalism and dynamics of competition, Zhan explores the paradigm of contemporary games and sports, as well as the vulnerability shaped by competitive intensity in the context of late capitalism. Weaving the mediums of performance, video and experimental writing, they simulate and provoke the authentic living situation, scrutinizing the zones of freedom in human society that have been eroded by professionalism and commodification, returning them to their original state of nakedness. Zhan is devoted to transcoding humor, melancholy, sentimentality, play, and poetry.

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