wend
verb
go in a specified direction, typically slowly or by an indirect route.


At the heart of Wendi’s inquiries is a confusion with “the self:” where do we draw boundaries, culturally, biologically, philosophically, historically, between “me” and “others”? How does our sensorium partake in and interfere with this epistemological project? How does our interaction with space and time----in cartesian, hyperbolic, psychological, philosophical and other manners----shape our (de)construction of the self, and thereby our relationships with nature, technology and history?

Wendi (b. Beijing) builds research-based worlds through game engine, film and sculptures. She strives to mold mythological companions for coping with contemporary disorientations around technology and history. To achieve this, Wendi brings historical storytelling to future-oriented simulations, making art as constructive philosophy and critical believing. 

Wendi holds a Bachelor’s degree in History of Science from Princeton University, where she won the Horace H. Wilson ’25 Senior Thesis Prize in the History of Science, Medicine and Technology. Her work has been supported by Interact, Arctic Circle Artist & Scientist Residency, and X Museum. Currently based in LA, she is an inaugural member of the Steve Jobs Archive Fellowship (2023-4).


CV (shortened)
CV of Failure [20.7]
headshots  [1] [2] by Jessica Chou