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Philipp Hugues Bonan © Galerie Lame Marseille
Philipp Hugues Bonan © Galerie Lame Marseille

CYJO’s Mixed Blood celebrated the completion of its Mainland China tour at Three Shadows Photography Art Centre. The photographic and textual project opens the doors into the living quarters of select families inviting the viewer to engage with their portraits and personal narratives. Mixed Blood investigates the shaping of identity and culture through tradition, modernization, citizenship, and ethnicity. 

“I feel a strong connection to the portraits and narratives in CYJO’s Mixed Blood. They are at once familiar and provocative. They highlight the borrowing, plucking, reshaping, and discarding that we do in fixing our identities at any given time, in a particular space, and for a particular purpose.” – Dr. Maya Soetoro-Ng, Internationally known educator, President Obama’s sister  

“The families in Mixed Blood present the unprecedented diversity of human relationship, and the increased blending of races and cultures in the 21st century. At the same time, the series suggests the evolving role of individuals and families in defining their own unique identities and shaping their own values in ways that use race and ethnicity as a partial frame, but that also begin…to blur traditional lines and create new categories and connections.” – Nik Apostolides, Curator

 

EXHIBITION
Mixed Blood
From March 7th to April 3rd, 2015
Three Shadows Photography Art Centre
155A Caochangdi, Chaoyang District
Beijing 100015
China

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PHOTOGRAPHER
CYJO Photo

CYJO (pronounced see-joe) is an American visual artist, born in 1974.

Exhibition
Quartier libre

Portfolio
Beijing: Blue Sky Day by CYJO

"Blue Sky Day" began as a photographic and textual series rendered in archival ink pigment prints which began in 2010. It is a portrait of Beijing's industrialization and growth through it's sky and air quality readings.

Exhibition
Moment, Moving Moments by CYJO

"Moment, Moving Moments", explores the characterization of Dashilar through still and moving images. Both individual and façade are extricated to show the historic and evolving identity of a hutong (ancient city alley or lane formed by traditional courtyard residences) that have...

Exhibition
Beijing: CYJO
Mixed Blood

CYJO’s Mixed Blood series depicts a waypoint in humanity’s progress toward a more integrated society, with the family unit as its base -- as represented by specific families in two of the world’s most influential nations. Mixed Blood is a gro...

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Cyjo: The Korean diaspora

The American Dream glows and pulsates and can initially overshadow the hardship and struggle that many immigrants face as they take root into a new country. And with the sacrifices made from the first generation, later generations experience a more comfortable life. English becom...

Exhibition
CYJO –Substructure

These pictures are by our China correspondant, CYJO. CYJO is Korean American and has been living in Beijing for 1.5 years. On the 11th of December the exhibition SUBSTRUCTURE opens at T. Art Center in 798, Beijing´s largest art district.

Exhibition
A Yin 阿音 –by Cyjo

Mongolia, the “Nation on the Back of Horses”, was once the largest contiguous land empire in the world’s history. Many have made movies and written publications illustrating Genghis Khan’s glorious Mongol Empire in the 13th century. But who are documenting the people, the...