Jingwen Wu graduated from the School of Visual Arts, New York (SVA) in 2018 – specializing in photography and video. Born in Ya’an, Sichuan, she emigrated to the United States with her father at the age of 11 and grew up in the suburbs of Los Angeles, a city which has a strong Chinese and Mexican presence. Jingwen Wu’s work shows the vast continental expanse of American territories, a mix of real and virtual worlds.
In the series Do Not Talk About Things at Home it is as a rebellious schoolgirl that she chooses to embark on a crossing of the American continent to be reconciled with her father. After his migration, Jingwen Wu’s father became a truck driver for more than a decade; Each week crossing coast to coast in the United States between Los Angeles and New York in his truck.