Xueli Wang

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Fifth Year
Joint Studies: History of Art and Film & Media Studies

Xueli Wang is a PhD candidate in History of Art and Film and Media Studies. She researches Chinese art and film since 1900; global New Wave and slow cinemas; history of photography; and Asian-American aesthetics. Her dissertation traces how artists and filmmakers employ embodiment as an aesthetic strategy in postsocialist China’s “era of demolition.” Her essays for Art in America, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and other publications can be found here: https://www.clippings.me/users/xueliwang

For the 2021–22 year, she is working at the Museum of Modern Art in New York as a Mellon-Marron Research Consortium (MRC) Fellow in the Department of Photography.