a multidisciplinary artist born in Shanghai based in London.
His art practise currently revolves around installation and moving image, and they often reflect on the uncanny and experimentations by applying the methodology "exploring through practice", which requires mixed materials exploring and new skills learning.
Samuel's recent work - Becoming A Body stems from his personal life experience as the resource for inspiration, with research topics such as Biopolitics and identity representation. Also reflecting on ideas of queerness and memories, the work explores a fractured identity around sex and sexuality in the journey of pursuing an "ideal body" which separates two stages of mental process that he has been going through till now.
Meanwhile, he has a big interest on making (handmade) photobooks, first Zine Melancholy finished in early 2018 (also shown at Offprint London 2019), exploring urban culture in his hometown Shanghai. it implies the current situation that the country is going through a rapid social transition, and it raises questions over human activities during urbanisation in the modern era, which conveys a sense of melancholy.
Sam is about to pursue an MA degree studying Visual Anthropology at Goldsmiths.
He is a member/ volunteer in some sexual minority groups.
He / him / they (masculine non-binary)
BA (Hons) Photography at London College of Communication (2018-2021)