Su Misu Biography

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Su Misu (b. 1990) currently lives and works in Taipei, Taiwan. As a photographer, Su Misu is known for exploring gender, BDSM and LGBTQ topics. Coming from a medical background, she’s interested in the “Synthetic”, the “Unnatural”, and other embodiments, using photography to discuss the struggle between the real and the illusory. Her work draws from Lacan’s psychoanalytic concept of the mirror stage, which is where a subject becomes alienated from itself and is introduced into an imaginary order. In her series ihategoodbye (2016), the artist, as the narrator in the documentation of a past relationship, looks closely at how she felt during those special moments, just before pressing the shutter of her camera. The virtual images reflect reality but are combined with the instability of alienation and estrangement.