Shrine painting 2: Western Yellowcedar

Hand sewn and machine stitched linen
198 x 191 cm / 78 x 75 1/4 in

© Zadie Xa. Courtesy the Artist. Photo: Keith Lubow

Ancestor Work: Re-remember / Black Water Tiger

Acrylic on machine sewn and hand stitched linen, denim and hemlock wood
165 x 175 cm / 65 x 68 7/8 in

© Zadie Xa. Courtesy the Artist. Photo: Keith Lubow

Zadie Xa

Zadie Xa (b. 1983 Vancouver, Canada; lives and works London, UK) was born on the unceded, ancestral, and continually asserted territories of xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. Her work is informed by her experiences within the Korean diaspora, traditional folk tales and mythology as well as the environmental and cultural context of the Pacific Northwest. Her work often features garments, including cloaks and masks, used for live performance and within installation or moving image.

Xa’s work has been shown at The National Gallery, London, UK; Haus Der Kunst, Munich, Germany; 13th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, China; 58th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy; Serpentine Galleries, London, UK, and MoMa PS1, New York, USA. Her solo exhibition: ‘House Gods, Animal Guides and Five Ways 2 Forgiveness’ is currently on at the Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK.

On View in Somerset

The New Bend’, curated by Legacy Russell, Executive Director & Chief Curator of The Kitchen, is on view until 8 May 2023.

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