Xin Fang

Xin Fang (b. 1993) is a Chinese artist and documentary filmmaker. Her practice maps the various ways the personal and race overlap. By charting her own experiences and the community and intertwine with historical socio-political contexts, she questions the individuality and the power of authority. Born and raised in Shenzhen, Xin came to the United States to continue her bachelor degree in visual journalism and sociology at Boston University (2016). She graduated with Paula Rhodes Memorial Award from the School of Visual Arts in documentary filmmaking (2019). What does it cost to create, and what kind of world will we create now that we are starting to see the cost of our actions? What can we learn from history, and yet what should we do to continue moving forward? These are the questions that led me to produce her thesis film, Before He Starts (2018). Before He Starts (2018) is granted by SVA Alumni Scholarship. This film is going to screen at Inna ArtSpace, China Institute, Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art at Kansas State University (Fall 2020), and a few more.