2022 Hand sewn and machine stitched linen 200 x 250 cm / 78 3/4 x 98 3/8 in
2022 Hand sewn and machine stitched linen 199 x 193 cm / 78 3/8 x 76 in
2022 Hand sewn and machine stitched linen 198 x 191 cm / 78 x 75 1/4 in
Zadie Xa (b. 1983 Vancouver, Canada; lives and works London, UK) was born in Vancouver, Canada on the unceded, ancestral, and continually asserted territories of xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. Her work is informed by her experiences within the Korean diaspora, traditional folk tales, and mythology as well as the environmental and cultural context of the Pacific Northwest. Her work often features garments, including cloaks and masks, used for live performance and within installation or moving image.
Xa’s work has been shown at The National Gallery, London, UK; Haus Der Kunst, Munich, Germany; the 13th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, China; The 58th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy; Serpentine Galleries, London, UK, and MoMa PS1, New York, NY. Her solo exhibition ‘House Gods, Animal Guides and Five Ways 2 Forgiveness’ is currently on at the Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK.