Ating Weng
paper, saddle-stitch book of 56 pages, 4x8 inches

Artwork Description

This is a photo collection about cathedrals. The photos in the collection, which I took during my travels, have been intelligently categorized by Baidu Netdisk under the category of “cathedral.” Photos were taken in prague, Tianjin, Beijing, Indianapolis, Hangzhou, Dalian, Ngawa, Dresden, Bratislava, Xishuangbanna, Mérida, Minneapolis, Chicago, UXmal, Milwaukee, Mexico CIty, Vienna, Guanajuato, and Miami.


Ating Weng (b. 1997) is a multidisciplinary artist who now works and lives in Chicago. She also describes herself as a passionate wanderer. Her work includes texts, photography, prints, fiber, sculpture and installation. Through material transformation, her practice explores the relationship between an object (or event) and places in order to expand our understanding of a cultural phenomenon.

As a Fujianese, born and raised in Dalian (Liaoning), China, Weng has spent her years in Hangzhou, Beijing, Tianjin and Shanghai. She received a BA from the China Academy of Art (CAA) in 2019. Now she is a MFA candidate at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). She has served as a teaching assistant in the Printmedia Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago since 2022. She also interned in the Arts in Asia Department at the Art Institute of Chicago (AIC) in 2022. Now She is working at the Heritage Museum of Asian Art.

Weng has been the recipient of the Stanislav Libensky Award and the CAA Graduate Creation Award (Lin Fengmian Creation Award) in 2019.

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