Angela Su’s works investigate the perception and imagery of the body, through metamorphosis, hybridity and transformation. Her research-based projects materialize in drawing, video, hair embroidery, performative and installation works, which explore the interrelations between our state of being and the advancement of technology. Central to these projects are video essays and texts that weave together fiction and facts, reality and fantasy. With a focus on the history of medical science, her works question the dominant biomedical discourse and contemplate the impact of technology on the past, present and future.
In 2019, Su was commissioned by Wellcome Trust to present a new project in “Contagious Cities: Far Away, Too Close” curated by Ying Kwok at Tai Kwun, Hong Kong. She has also participated in exhibitions in museums and institutions internationally, including So long, “thanks again for the fish” (Levyhalli, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, 2021); “Sala10” (Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico, 2020); “100 Drawings from Now” (The Drawing Center, New York, 2020); “Meditations in an Emergency” (Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, 2020); “Woven” (Focus at Frieze London, 2019); “Artists’ Film International” (Whitechapel Gallery, London, 2019); “Pro(s)thesis” (Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Austria, 2017); The 2nd CAFAM Biennale: “The Invisible Hand” (CAFA Art Museum, China, 2014); and the 17th Biennale of Sydney (Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia, 2010). In 2013, she published an artist novel Berty, and, in 2017, a science fiction anthology “Dark Fluid”, where she uses science fiction as a tool for social justice. In 2022 she represents Honk Kong at the 59th Venice Biennale.
Su currently lives and works in Hong Kong.