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March 3, 2010: Stephanie Syjuco

Posted on March 3, 2010 by School of Art

Stephanie Syjuco is a visual artist whose recent work uses the tactics of bootlegging, re-appropriation, and fictional fabrications to address issues of cultural biography, labor, and economic globalization. Working primarily in sculpture and installation, her objects mistranslate and misappropriate iconic symbols, creating frictions between high ideals and everyday materials. This has included re-creating several 1950s Modernist furniture pieces by French designer Charlotte Perriand but using cast-off material and rubbish in Beijing, China; starting a global collaborative project with crochet crafters to counterfeit high-end consumer goods; and photographing models of Stonehenge made from cheap Asian imported food products. Born in the Philippines, she received her MFA from Stanford University and BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. She lives and works in San Francisco.

 

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