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03 other in(ter)ventions

an international typography symposium, Wellington, NZ

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a series of compact workshops, Karekare, NZ

installations, exhibitions

7/7, 14 views
Te Tuhi Project Wall, 2023, Aotearoa NZ

Shanghai Art and Design Exhibition, 2017, CHINA

A whakapapa, two lines of women, an installation drawing
All Lines Converge, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, 2016, NZ

Installation with mirror and line
transitionalfieldwork, an exhibition, 2016, NZ

only U know ...
collaboration, Lela Jacobs AW17 Auckland, and SS17 Paris collection, NZ + FR

installation, Typojanchi 2015, 4th International Typography Biennale, Seoul, KR

The Tuwhare Poster Project
fund-raiser for the Hone Tuwhare Trust Writers Residency, NZ

memento :: motif
Proyecto de Arte Contemporáneo Alzheimer, Valparaíso, Chile

The Phone Book
a maquette, for the Club de Conversation project

Club de Conversation at S/F with Dino Chai, Auckland, NZ

Club de Conversation: Keyhole Series and Dials
rug series, Dilana Workshop, NZ

Sound Tracks
installation, The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt, NZ

The Jets
short film, Paris, France


posters, protest, statements

The Best Design Awards
three posters, 2018, NZ

Labour of Love
another word-play poster, 2018, NZ

W in black
drawings in progress, 2017, NZ/FR

The Alphabet
front page takeover of the Sentinel & Enterprise newspaper for 26 days, Fitchburg, USA

The Brexit Series
a word-play poster series in response to Brexit

Raising the Flag
contemplative, suggestive — design unravelled, NZ

Protest Vessel 1/2 PRICE
a collaboration with ceramic artist Raewyn Atkinson, NZ


Work/Space, 2017

Shanghai Art and Design Exhibition, Liu Haisu Art Museum, 3 – 13 Dec 2017

Curated by Rong Chen (Associate Professor of Shanghai Institute of Visual Art, a leading Chineses type and graphic designer, curator) and Yibing Xu (Associate Professor of Shanghai Institute of Visual Art, a leading motion graphic designer, and design curator), the Shanghai Art & Design Exhibition 2017 is a festival-based exhibition supported by Shanghai Institute of Visual Art, University of the Arts London, Musashino Art University, Prohelvetia, and D&AD Awards.

Exhibitions included Global Visual Art & Design 15 (which I was part of), Mitsuo Katsui’s Visual Arts, Moving Poster Design & Arts, D&AD Best Work of 2017, Design Forum & Speech, and Design Retrospective Show of Shanghai Institute of Visual Art.

The exhibition was open to the public at Liu Haisu Art Museum, one of the leading art museums and multi-functional institutions in Shanghai.


Committee of Shanghai Art & Design Exhibition; Shanghai Institute of Visual Art; Liu Haisu Art Museum

Members of Committee:
Tong ZHANG, Gang ZHU, Ping YE, Naishu SUN, Xijia FAN,
Rong CHEN, Yibin XU, Shaojun ZHANG

Academic Adviser:
Mitsuo Katsui (Japan), David Robert (UK), Ming WANG,
Xiangyang LI, Jieming HU

Curatorial Team:
Curators: Yibing XU, Rong CHENG
Secretariat: Jing AI, Yiliao ZOU, Feng DING, Peng SUN
Guidance: Shanghai Creative Design Professional Association
Organizer: Visual and Information Design Department, Shanghai Institute of Visual Art

Supporters: Pro Helvetia; Seoul Institute of The Arts; Musashino Art University; Chelsea College of Arts; University of the Arts London Design School; Southeast University; School of Art and Design, Shanghai Institute of Technology; D&AD Global Association for Creative Advertising & Design Awards

Visual Design: UXU/DESIGN

related links

Liu Haisu Art Museum


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