Stephanie Syjuco creates large-scale spectacles of collected cultural objects, cumulative archives, and temporary vending installations, often with an active public component that invites viewers to directly participate as producers or distributors. Working primarily in sculpture and installation, her projects leverage open-source systems, shareware logic, and flows of capital, in order to investigate issues of economies and empire. Her projects include a collaboration with the FLACC Workplace for Visual Artists in Belgium on a body of works utilizing 3-D scanning of Belgian and Congolese antiquities to produce hybrid ceramic objects addressing the legacy of colonialism, empire, and trade routes.
She is a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow. She has shown extensively nationally and internationally—her work has been included in exhibitions at MoMA/P.S.1 and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, SFMOMA in San Francisco, ZKM Center for Art and Technology in Karlsruhe, and Z33 Space for Contemporary Art in Haselt, among others.
Courtesy of Catherine Clark Gallery