Shirly Zhu

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Shirly is an installation artist originally from Shanghai, China. Fundamental questions about human condition, perception of existence and its impermanent nature are at the core of her artistic practice. Through a philosophical basis in existentialism and Buddhism, she creates sculptural installations combining light and audio elements to explore external and internal worlds. By orienting viewers into an immersive environment, she wants to deconstruct the illusion of possessing a bodily and psychological continuity of personal identity, as well as the tension in people's duality mind, in pursuance of finding peace within and without.