Yu-Wen Wu is a visual artist based in Boston. Born in Taipei, Taiwan, her family immigrated to the United States soon after the enactment of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965. Arriving at an early age, her experiences have shaped her work in areas of migration. Situated at the crossroads of science, politics and art, Wu examines issues of displacement, arrival, assimilation and identity.
Working in drawing, video, and installation she pulls together the natural world and social movement on both a personal and global scale.
Wu is the 2018-2019 artist-in-residence at the Pao Arts Center, working with the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Centers. She has received numerous awards–most recently a 2017 Fellowship at Yaddo, the 2017 Brother Thomas Award and a 2018 project grant from the Union of Concerned scientists for work related to environmental displacement.
She has exhibited nationally and internationally. Her works are included in many public and private collections.