Mingjia Tang (b.1997) is an artist from Chongqing, China. After graduating from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, she went on to study Photography at Royal College of Art. Her art practice expands from videos, analogue photos to digital images, and relates to various themes including feminism, surveillance, urbanism, and the ontology of photography.
Inspired by many writers including Julia Kristeva, Luce Irigary, Sara Ahmed, and so on, her current work focuses on Chinese feminism, defying the long-lasting patriarchal system and its current political presentation from the perspective of a young Chinese woman.
This ongoing project originates from an accident when developing films, which motivated the artist to delve into materialism and post-structuralism. By questioning the ontology of photography and its relationship with humans, Mingjia has developed the project through both experimental and theoretical practice.
3-10th July, 2023 // Off-RCA, Arles, France
13th-16th July, 2023 // RCA Graduate Show, Truman Brewery, London