Jing Jin, visual artist, born in Huangshi, now works and lives in Xiamen, China. Jin got B.E. in Shanghai Maritime University(2006) and got MFA in Xiamen University(2009). In 2010, Jin went to Netherlands to pursue graduated study in Sandberg Instituut, awarded the MFA at 2012,and was nominated for the HSP Huygens Scholarship. After returning to China at 2013, she has co-founded Wallcode design studio and JieShiWu art project which is engaged in artistic research and art project planning. From 2017 till now, Jin mainly devoted herself to individual artistic creation and writing. The types of works involve combination of various media, including photography, video, installation and text.
Her art works have been exhibited e.g. in Beijing Today Art Museum, Redtory Art+Design Factory, Hague City Hall, European Ceramic Work Centre(ECWC), De Appel Art Center, W139 Art Center, Chinese European Art Center (CEAC), European China Center Rotterdam(ECCR), American Selby Art Gallery, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Jimei·Arles international Photo Festival and other domestic and international art exhibitions and institutions.
The focus of my artistic practice can be divided into two stages. The first stage was before 2012. My attention was mainly on the exploration of possible dilemmas caused by the development of science and technology, and the subjectivity of human beings in the past and future worlds. The second stage started from 2017. After several years of working in the Internet and trade industry, I began to pay more attention to the issues of individual life and living conditions in the urban space, as well as our own situation in the “world". I try to present the experience of being double marginalized in the natural landscape and urban jungle from the perspective of non-human center.
In addition, I like to get the audiences involved in the presentation process of my works by means of games or interactions. Meanwhile, simple physical machinery sometimes appears in work, which is also one of the paths of my artistic practice: through those basic interaction force and the process of repetition of simple machinery, to feel and grab the most basic elements and relationships under the complex system.