ABOUT CONGCONG WU
As an international young artist who has studied in China, Australia, the UK and the U.S., Congcong Wu works with ideas of multiculturalism, scale and dimension, qualities of emotion, the experience of ageing, a degree of absurdity, and the overlooked aspects of everyday life. Her art practice embodies multiple forms of media including drawing, painting, print, sculpture, installation and digital media.
Congcong is currently working with ceramics and vegetables to experiment through improvising with unexpected combinations such as clay and aubergine. At the moment, this is producing small scale humorous sculptures made from aubergine flesh: a pumpkin, a christmas tree, twisting forms and so on. The aim is to have fun with different ways of comprehending the materials, to “misunderstand” them and turn them towards unexpected results. Ultimately, the idea is to work at a much larger scale, after many more experiments.
Feel free to contact her, to give her some comments, to discuss the idea of her artworks or to share your artworks with her. :)
2020 -- 2022, MA Sculpture, Royal College of Art, UK
2017 -- 2020, BA (Hons) Fine Art, UAL: Chelsea College of Arts, UK
August 2018 -- December 2018, Exchange program Parsons School of Design, U.S.
Selected Achievement & Exhibition
October 2023/ The Fifth Shanghai--Yunnan Jianshui International Woodfired Ceramics Festival/ Shanghai, China
June 2022/ Royal College of Art Graduate Show / Royal College of Art/ London, UK
December 2021/ 3D Women / Platform Southwark/ London, UK
November 2021/ Naturisms / 399 Hornsey Road / London, UK
April 2021 古池塘，扑通跳入水中央，一声响 / Yell Space / Shanghai, China
2021/ Team LEWIS Foundation 2020 Annual Exhibitions/ Millbank Tower / London, UK
October 2019/ Private collection by Brian Chalkley/ London, UK
March 2019/ BURENBUGUI (exhibition on the bus) / Chelsea College of Arts / London, UK
March 2019/ Artrooms Fair ROMA 2019 / Church Village/ Roma, Italy
April 2018/ Honey, I’m Home! /Maverick Project’s Safehouse 1/ London, UK
December 2017/ Private collection/ Sydney, Australia
May 2017/ Foundation Diploma Summer Show 2017/ Camberwell College of Art/ London, UK
April 2017/ Xhibit 2017/ Art Bermondsey Project Space/London, UK
March 2016/ Clancy Prize Religious Art Exhibition and The recipient of the NSW 2015 Clancy Art Prize and bonus $100/ ACU McGlade Gallery/ Sydney Australia
November 2015/ ArtExpress (Year 12 charcoal drawing was nominated for the prestigious ‘ArtExpress’ Exhibition which is an annual exhibition that has 200 artworks selected out of 9,000 students work from N.S.W, Australia)/ Sydney
January 2020/ New Perspectives: Collectors Book