Fellow: Awarded 2015
Field of Study: Film - Video
Competition: US & Canada
VICTORIA FU (b. Santa Monica, California, USA) is a visual artist who received her MFA in Art from CalArts, MA in Art History/Museum Studies from USC, and BA in Art History from Stanford University. Her art installations have been exhibited at venues including the 2014 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA; 52nd New York Film Festival, New York, NY; IX Nicaragua Biennial, Managua, Nicaragua; among others. Recent solo exhibitions include Belle Captive at Simon Preston Gallery, New York, NY, and at University Art Gallery, UC Irvine, Irvine, CA; and Bubble Over Green, The Contemporary, Baltimore, MD. She attended the Whitney Independent Study Program and was a resident at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Fu lives and works in Los Angeles and San Diego, where she is Assistant Professor of Film/Video in the Visual Arts at University of San Diego.
The artwork considers new conditions of cinematic spectatorship and image currency in the digital age. As meditations on sight, perception and image-making, the audio-visual installations mix photographs, video screens and projected light in an interplay between objects, moving and still images. A rendering of landscapes in which our notions of what is “real” are slippery, the work questions the cultural and psychological spaces of viewership that define "the cinematic"—and the aesthetic formulas that allow the virtual world to alter human experience.