江峰 Jiang Feng is a non-gendered and multi-disciplinary artist working across-genres in movement/dance, theatre, performance art, voice, text, modeling, film, photography and theory. He attained her B.A. in English and Chinese literature from National Taiwan University in 2016. They are the receiver of the 2015 R.O.C. Government Fellowship to study and research dance abroad and “Grants for 20-40-Year-Old Writers” from Ministry of Culture in Taiwan. In September 2019, her new work "臺彎 Bent-Tai(www)" won the "Genuinely Fringe" award, the third prize, in Taipei Fringe Festival.
Between 2016 and 2019, he was residing in Brooklyn, New York. In 2019, they graduated with an M.F.A. degree in Performance and Performance Studies at Pratt Institute. His performance works have been presented at various venues, including Itinerant Performance Art Festival, Movement Research at the Judson Church, "Thinking Its Presence" conference hosted by the University of Arizona, Exponential Festival, Dance Research Forum Ireland, HOT! Festival at Dixon Place, New Work Series at Tada! Theater, Gibney Dance, La MaMa Galleria, Waxworks at Triskelion Arts, BAAD! and Hudson Guild Theater. In Taiwan, she has worked with emerging choreographers Shiou Fen Li and KoYang Chang, and has performed at the National Theater and Concert Hall, NTU Center for the Arts, Nadou Theatre, amongst other venues.
In 2018, they were selected to be the performer of the work “Wall-Floor Positions” in the MoMA retrospective "Bruce Nauman: Disappearing Acts."
The fundamental inspiration for my work is love, its beauty and complexity, while thematically, my work revolves around questions of gender, sexuality, sex, and race. I draw from the different vocabularies of street, modern, and contemporary dance and movement. Further, as an interdisciplinary artist, I turn to the tools offered by multiple media to enrich and deepen my works. I create artwork as a process for healing and questioning. Setting out to disrupt, I always want to create something different from what people have seen before by challenging social norms and our perceptions of them. Since arriving in the United States, I have been hurt by how people hold hatred towards others that are perceived as different. I am trying to gather energy to create a healing space for people who endure discrimination. In an effort to bring attention to the importance of a person's cultural origins, I have recently started to put my surname and my given name in the original order and include my Chinese name every time my full English name appears, for small differences accumulate into change.
My process as an artist and creator is that I always wait to be inspired in/by life. First I see one thing, I reflect on it, gather and accumulate information, and then I start to address it. I need to ensure my creative impulses and passions have a truth to them and that I have enough understanding, courage, and vocabulary to address the questions raised. Then I embark on finding the right themes, symbols, techniques, forms, and tones for the works. I am always looking for new and innovative elements. I draw on theory from academic and non-academic works and think hard. I expect myself to be not only an artist but also a thinker.
The ideology of my works is "Family-unfriendly."