Jinhui Wang (b. 1997) was born in Wuhan, China, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in visual arts from the University of Ottawa in 2019 and obtained a MA Photography degree from the Royal College of Art (RCA), London in 2021.
Jin is an interdisciplinary artist who works with a medium that is the most appropriate to express the idea. Influenced by the likes of Plato, Jean Baudrillard and Claes Oldenburg, she is interested in the condition of human existence and how people perceive reality. For Jin’s RCA graduation show, she created a CGI film titled Not Dreaming (2021), as well as composed the soundtrack of the film. The work portrayed a parallel universe of the artist’s London home during the initial COVID-19 lockdown in April 2020, when she experienced a derealisation of her very own reality, the film attempts to explore and reflects the mental state of individuals and further opens up a dialogue on the state of society.
Jin has lived in Bordeaux (France), Ottawa (Canada), Dominican Republic, Salamanca (Spain), Aberystwyth (Wales) and is currently based in London, UK. Native in Chinese, she has acquired other language skills like English, French and Spanish throughout her journeys.
SYNONYM collaborated with Jin on a photography project titled Future’s Abstraction (2021) based on the London Design Biennale 2021.