Photo by Jason Le

Cherrie Yu

Cherrie Yu is an artist born in Xi'an, China and lives in the United States. She works in choreography, moving image, writing and installation. Her practice explores the transmission of embodied knowledge, the critical functions of the archival form, and the idea of the artist as amateur. She received a BA in English from the College of William and Mary in 2017, and a MFA in performance from the School of the Art Institute in 2019. She has produced dance films, lecture performances, and documentaries in the past few years, and she continues to form collaborative relationships with artists and non-artists alike. Recently she is thinking about questions such as moving image as a storage for collective memory, and the function of avant-garde art in relationship to the forces of colonial dispossession. Besides being a professional artist, she is also a practitioner of table tennis.

Cherrie Yu has been an artist in residence at ACRE, McColl Center, Yaddo, Monson Art and Kala Art Institute. Her works have been exhibited at Contemporary Calgary Museum in Calgary,Canada, the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, IL, Mint Museum in Charlotte, NC, Wassaic Project in Wassaic, New York, and Institute for Contemporary Art in Portland, Maine.

[ID: Studio portrait of Cherrie Yu. She sits on a tall stool in front of a bright red backdrop. She has short black hair and wears a white top, a black jacket and brown pants. She is looking into the camera with a neutral expression.]

Past Classes & Events

Movement Research at the Judson Church (March 20, 2023)

March 20, 2023