Siru Wen is a Chinese born visual artist based in Los Angeles. Her practice intersects between video installation, film, and photography. Siru observes and questions the actions and reactions between the emotional bodies and the specific architecture that holds them. She investigates how bodies occupy, navigate, linger, and escape through spaces. Wen also explores how structures alienate, mediate, aggravate, weigh, and console the bodies within them. She limits the use of words/language to allow honest responses to form instinctively with the use of shapes, lines, movement, silence, and disturbance.
Siru’s video installation has received the Award of Excellence at the Larnaca Biennale and been exhibited at the Korean Cultural Center in Los Angeles. Her photography has been published internationally, including the Aesthetica Art Prize in York, UK. She has been an Artist in Residence at 18th Street Arts Center, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts and MASS MoCA. Siru also works as a cinematographer. Her films have won the Deuxième Prix at the Cannes Film Festival, La Cinéfondation, the Audience Award at the New Orleans Film Festival and screened at the Singapore International Film Festival, Guanajuato International Film Festival and many others. She received her MFA in Film at the University of California, Los Angeles.