How To Get Out Of London in 30day, Ting-Ting Cheng
About the artist:
Ting-Ting Cheng was born in 1985, Taiwan, graduated from MA Photographic Studies at University of Westminster and MFA Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, London. Cheng had solo shows at Taipei Fine Art Museum, Galerie Grand Siècle (Taiwan), Identity Gallery (HK), Gallery Nomart (Japan), Addaya Art Centre and Luis Adelantado (Spain). And she had participated various exhibitions internationally, including 19th Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil (Sao Paulo), Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architechture (Shenzen), III Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, KuanDu Museum (Taipei), National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art (Taichung), National Art Museum of China (Beijing)…etc.
About the work:
How to get out of London in 30 days is a reverse travel guide, aiming to reveal the imperialistic illusion constructed by mass media and the immigration policies of British government, meanwhile, examining the roles of immigrants
in the never-changing looping system. From the perspective of an immigrant in London, Cheng made the project while waiting for the result of a painstaking visa application. The work reflects the more-strict-than-ever immigration policy and the growing anti-immigrant atmosphere around, exploring the paradoxical reciprocation between the imagined fantasy and the reality.
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