Wei-Chi Su is a researcher and socially engaged artist from Taiwan, based in Arnhem, recently graduated from ArtEZ with a Master’s in Critical Fashion Practices. During her studies, she realised not only the industrial fashion appears to have lost its human dimension but the current art and design institutions have also been reproducing the dogmas of the modern/colonial order, fostering racial bias, sexism and cultural hierarchies. Based on her cultural background and critical views on political issues in the design industry, her approach to art and design practices is thus developed and characterised by strategies of intervention and reconfiguration.
Her works devote to making visible the perspectives, cultures and communities that have been systematically undervalued in design practices. They often reflect on feminism or decolonial contexts, emphasising incommensurability and reflective solidarity between individuals. Because she believes under the premise of recognising the differences will give us the option to confront the classification and ranking of people and regions which are the cornerstone of coloniality. She tends to integrate her work into pedagogical scenarios and interdisciplinary media as ways to democratise social and decolonial artistic practices, for creating a more engaging, co-existing and non-hierarchical design environment.