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Scherry Shi is a London based multidisciplinary artist. She graduated from BA Fashion Design Womenswear at Central Saint Martins (2014) and completed her MA in Print at Royal College of Art(2023). Her works have been exhibited in various galleries and public venues, including Poplar Union (2024), Greatorex Street Gallery(2024) and Tate Modern (2019). 


STATEMENT



Place and placelessness, 
individuality and collectivity,
mobility and fixedness,
are constantly mingling and interchanging for diasporic individuals.

The relationships between a place and its inhabitants are central to my practice. Whether the place is a land: a mine, that offers people jobs and attracts immigrant workers to settle down from afar. Whether it is a personal space: a domestic room, that envelops one’s lived experience. Or it is a home, or homes, in which one’s identity is intrinsically associated with and constructed from.

My practice attempts to explore how places shape and impact a person and a community’s identity over time and in reverse, how diasporic individuals adapt to a place and reconstruct the place as their own.

Having lived in different countries with diverse cultural backgrounds, I am interested in the idea of diasporas and diasporic identity and belongings from both an individual’s and a collectives’ perspectives in an unpredicted, fast-changing world. Through working with photography, print, text, textiles and interactive installation to create and reconstruct spaces, I am evoking a sense of place to address my complex research interests.


EXHIBITIONS/EVENTS

upcoming
This Homeland, 2024-2025, London NHS Hospitals
Curated by the Responsa Foundation.
Supported by Imperial Health Charity.

Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair 2024, 21-24 November 2024, London

2024 
Bristol Artist’s Book Event(BABE) 2024, UWE Bower Ashton, Bristol 
The Isle of Dogs Flax Exchange: Flax Suite,
Poplar Union, London
Curated and led by Shane Waltener.
The Very Hours Pass Unnoticed, Greatorex Street, London

Curated by Robyn Graham.

2023 
RCA 2023, Truman Brewery, London  
Two Fold, Southwark Park Galleries, London

2022  
Artist talk, Kingston University London

2021 
Wishing You Were Here, Yorkton Workshops, London
Formalis, The Bottle Factory, London

2020
The Art of Working Women, artFix Woolwich, London
WIP Show, Royal College of Art, London

2019
Inside Job, Tate Modern, London





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