PORTIA

JIABAO LEE

From: China

Based in: London, UK

Born: 1995

Main Artistic Themes: Social Decline

Web: portiajiabao.com

Portia is focusing on the social problems as questioning what is existing in our lives have actually led us to a decaying position, and how to elevate the body as the subject to the intangible state in the performance art.

 

Portia works in a variety of media as performance, social practice, video and sculpture, and allows to play with art rather than produce and make art.

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ABOUT THE ARTIST

​As Portia feels the contemporary society is suffering from spiritual bankrupt, she thinks a lot with the notion of numinous, cosmic, the ethicist of human, the role of contemporary media and artificial intelligence, and how artistic practice makes epistemic claims.

 

Therefore, the work often associated with the sphere of religious creeds, when contextualised and conceptualised in terms of performance reveals a broader and more complex landscape: the horizon of the non-human.

 

The leading thoughts are quite a metaphysical way as Zen and Buddhism rather than the indoctrinated philosophy, among the thoughts around the contradictions between presence and absence, the physical and spiritual, the tangible and the intangible, she fascinates about how scientists are searching for the wormhole, as she is sharing the same rule as scientists: searching for a platform, a projection source of high dimensional space.

Selected Projects

AA Residency

Founder

2018

London, UK

THERE EXISTS NEITHER THIS SHORE NOR THE OTHER

Video & Performance

2019

London, UK