Su Misu

Su Misu

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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, video and performance 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. 

Su Misu has participated in many important exhibitions, festivals and performances,  including: “I am a fake but my heart is true, Part lIl”, special performances on touring bus with audience participation on July 18 and film screening at Chi-Wen Gallery, Taipei (TW, 2020); “Every Man is an Artist” – Talking About Artists’ Social Engagement, Chi-Wen Gallery, Taipei (TW, 2020); “Chi-Wen Produces:”, Chi-Wen Gallery, Taipei (TW, 2019); “Mulan, Make Up!”, Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles, Los Angeles (US, 2019); “Milan Meets Taiwan: Su Misu & NanaSSuS, Tempio del Futuro”, Milan (IT, 2019); “Pink Night, Far East Film Festival”, Udine (IT, 2019); “Su Misu solo-exhibition: I am a fake but my heart is true, Part II”, Chi-Wen Gallery, Taipei (TW, 2019); “Fun Femme Festival, Lez’s Meeting”, Treasure Hill, Taipei (TW, 2017); “AbyssHot x Su Misu x Ching w/Soda Plains”, Korner, Taipei (TW, 2017); “Wet”, Foto Aura, Tainan (TW, 2016); “ihategoodbye, Su Misu x BDSM company x Zuvia De”, Bengmipang, Kaohsiung (TW, 2016); “Androgyny XXX Party”, Neo Studio, Taipei (TW, 2016); “ConText, BDSM Company”, Chung Shan Creative Hub, Taipei (TW, 2014); “Maya Mai x Walker x Su Misu, Against Again Troupe”, Taipei (TW, 2014); “Anti-oppressive”, Tsai Jui-yueh Dance Research Institute, Taipei (TW, 2014); “Cave Project – Body Suspension”, Taiwan UFO Cultural & Creative Park, Taipei (TW, 2014). 


GALLERY EXHIBITION

Build a House

January 18, 2020

Chi-Wen Produces:

October 5 – November 2, 2019

I am a fake but my heart is true, Part II

January 12 – February 28, 2019


PUBLIC EXHIBITION

Far East Film Festival, Udine

Palazzo Kechler

May 4, 2019

Mulan, Make Up!

Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles

February 22 – April 6, 2019


 

PUBLICATIONS

ihategoodbye

Su Misu

SHOUT IV

Voices of Photography


 

SELECTED PRESS

Su Misu’s Work Captures The Nascent Of Bdsm & Lgbtq+ Communities In Taiwan

Mixmag Asia

September 18, 2020

Su Misu, Chi-Wen Gallery, Taipei

Wall Street International Magazine

April 26, 2019

Su Misu’s erotic photographs reveal Taiwan’s subversive underbelly

Document Journal

March 29, 2019

Our 5 Favorite Booths At Art Basel Hong Kong

Cultured Mag

March 29, 2019

"Mulan, Make Up!" Taiwan Contemporary Queer Art Exhibition opens in Westwood

Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles

Febuary 16, 2019