About

Born in Shantou, raised in Sydney and based in Rotterdam, Amy Suo Wu is an artist and designer researching how language, technology and media shape people and vice versa. Her research based hybrid practice is an exploration into how to activate, amplify and intervene in critical and playful ways. 

Since 2013 she has been working at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam teaching Design Research, Concept and Image in the Graphic Design department and the Hacking minor to students across all disciplines. In the same year, she co-founded Eyesberg, a (graphic) design studio motivated by conceptual and experimental approaches. She has also facilitated and organized zine making workshops and festivals in the Netherlands.

Her work has been presented at Kunsthaus Langenthal, I:projectspace Beijing, Aksioma Ljubljana, Mine Yours Ours festival Croatia, Gallery 12 New Media Hub Belgrade, ISEA Istanbul, Gogbot Enschede, TENT Rotterdam, Showroom MAMA Rotterdam, WORM Rotterdam and V2_ Rotterdam.

Old website: https://amysuowu.hotglue.me/

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RESUME

Education
2010-2012. Master Media Design and Communication: Networked Media, Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam
2007-2009. Bachelor of Design, Willem de Kooning Academny, Rotterdam
2004-2006. Bachelor of Design, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney

Selected art exhibitions and performances
2018. Upcoming solo exhibition in Drugo More, Croatia.
2017. Upcoming group exhibition in October "In No Particular Order", Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven.
2017. Escaping the Digital Unease, Kunsthaus Langenthal, Switzerland
2017. The Kandinsky Collective, Aksioma, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Solo
2016. Therapy Session, TENT Rotterdam, NL. Performance 
2016. Spending Quality Time With My Quantified Self, TENT Rotterdam, NL. Group
2016. Secret Art Cinema, Rotterdam Contemporary, NL. Group 
2015. Identifikuj.me, G12HUB, Belgrade. Group
2015. The Work of Art In The Age of Technical Remediation, Kulturni Centar Požega, Serbia. Group
2015. Art Rotterdam, NL. (In collaboration with Kimmy Spreeuwenberg and Reinaart Vanhoe)
2014. Festival de Wereld van het Witte de Withkwartier, Rotterdam, NL. Performance
2014. Frames of thinking, Poortgebouw, Rotterdam, NL. Group
2013. 55th Venice Biennale, Maldives Pavilion, IT, Group. Performance
2013. De Nacht van Kunst & Wetenschap, SIGN, Groningen, NL. Group
2012. Prediction TV, Showroom MAMA, Rotterdam, NL. Solo
2012. Exception Handling, TENT & V2, Rotterdam, NL. Group
2012. TLANSATLANTIC OLACLE MUM at International Film Festival Rotterdam in WORM. Performance
2011. No Such Thing As Repetition, Roodkapje, Rotterdam. Group
2011. Speed Show: Rebelhuis, Rotterdam, NL. Group
2010. Holy Crap, Work-In-Progress at Roodkapje, Rotterdam. (In collaboration with Alina Parigger)

Selected design and production work (Eyesberg)
2016. Retour Afzender (Return to Sender). Book design for photographer, Lou Muuse
2014 - 2016. Zine Camp, a two day DIY festival at WORM. Organiser and designer of festival identity
2014 - 2015. Horspil. Package design for radio plays by experimental sound studio, Klangendum
2014. De Bel: A Very Hard Cover Book. Produced and designed publication of artist, Dennis de Bel
2014. De Toekomst Hervondern. Book design for sociologist and essayist, Omar Muñoz Cremers

Selected design exhibitions 
2015. The Digital vs. The Archaic, Van Eyck Summer Design Academy. Group 
2010. Certified Copy at Verbeke Foundation, Belgium. Group
2010. CopyClash at Roodkapje, NL. Group
2010. Exploded View at Graphic Design Festival Breda, NL. Group
2010. Views on the West, Theater Zeebelt, Den Haag, NL. Group.
2009. Gogbot Art Media Music Technology Festival, nominated in Youngblood award show, Enschede, NL. Group
2009. Strijp-X’, Eindhoven, NL. Group
2009. Best of Graduation at Blaak10, Rotterdam, NL. Group

Teaching at the Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam
2014-2016. Hacking minor, 3rd & 4th year students from all departments
2013-2014. Design research, 2nd year students in the graphic design department
2013-2014. Concept & Image, 2nd year students in the graphic design department

Text editor
2014. From Print to Ebooks: A Hybrid Publishing Toolkit for the Arts, Institute of Networked Cultures in Amsterdam and Creating 010 in Rotterdam

Published writing
2017. Upcoming. Toolkit on steganography published by Onomatopee
2012. BENJI in Sniff, Scrape, Crawl... {on privacy, surveillance and our shadowy data-double}, published by Piet Zwart Institute

Presentations, lectures and workshops
2017. Upcoming lecture and workshop at The Influencers Festival, Barcelona
2017. Invisible Ink workshop at Qspace – queer/feminist/maker space, Beijing
2017. The New Nushu and Thunderclap, I:projectspace, Beijing
2017. Artist talk at Gengdan Institute of Beijing University of Technology, Beijing
2017. Tactics and poetics of invisiblity talk, organised by Aksioma at Academy of Fine Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2016. Talk at Post Internet Cafe: End of Session at PrintRoom, Rotterdam
2016. Invisible ink workshop at MOJE TVOJE NAŠE (Mine Yours Ours) festival, Rijeka, Croatia
2016. Artist talk at TENT Rotterdam
2015. Talk on Zines and underground networks of publications, Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam
2015. Presentation on Tactics and poetics of invisiblity, Conversa at Upominki, Rotterdam
2015. Presentation on Tactics and poetics of invisiblity, Privacy Cafe, Bits of Freedom at WORM, Rotterdam
2012. Talk, together with Darija Medic, at Prediction TV, Showroom MAMA, Rotterdam
2011. Presentation on BENJI in Sniff, Scrap, Crawl panel at ISEA2011, Istanbul

Residencies
2017. I:projectspace, Beijing
2017. ZKU, Berlin

Grants
2016. The Grant Programme for Talent Development from Creative Industries Fund NL
2015. Onderzoek and Ontwikkeling subsidy from CBK Rotterdam, NL
2010. Huygens Scholarship Programme, NL
2010. Van Beek-Donner Stichting grant, Rotterdam, NL
2010. Cultuurscout Rotterdam Centrum subsidy, NL