Published on Friday 9 September 2022

#BCreative Artist Q&A: Jenny Huang

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We sat down with artist Jenny Huang to talk about her most recent exhibition 'Body Talk', inspiration and art.

Describe yourself in one sentence
I see myself as a work in progress.

What is your chosen medium(s) and why?

Self-portraiture for me is a performance, which myself is both the performer and the audience. It’s an interesting way for me to see my own self in another point of view and to look very hard at myself, cause I’m usually too afraid to look at all.

What/who inspires you?

A lot of books and films have inspired me and my practice. “Aliens and Anorexia” by Chris Kraus is a book I keep going back to during my creation of these images.

Tell us the back story of your Exhibition?

This exhibition came from my own experience of having a vulnerable body with scoliosis and the emotional and physical stress this causes me. My aim was to take the difficulties I experience mentally and physically and to create representations of them through photography in poetic and expressive ways.

What do you want people to take away from your Exhibition?

I’m here creating a bigger space for different representations of the body, and if just one person looks at these images and feel like they are speaking to them, and feel less alone, that’s enough for me.

Who are your favourite artists?

There are different artists that influence me at different stages, if I must name a few would be: Francesca Woodman, Eva Hesse and Janine Antoni.

What do you see yourself doing in 10 years?

I hope I will still be doing art in any kind of way.

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