Methods of Art – Archive of Artists Interviews


Angela Su received a degree in biochemistry in Canada before pursuing visual arts. By adopting existing scientific belief systems, Su creates works that prompt us to contemplate our own being, our inscription in space and in time. Her biological drawings often combine the precision of scientific sketches with a mythical sense of aesthetic to challenge the audience’s visual sensory on the pleasure of pain. Not only has Angela been interested in exploring the perception and imagery of the body, through her performance-based works such as „One-Woman-Apartment“ (2008) and „The Hartford Girl and Other Stories“ (2012), she continuously investigates the tension of the artist’s dualistic state of being when under physical endangerment or distress. Su’s works have been exhibited in the 2nd CAFAM Biennale, 17th Biennale of Sydney, Rossi & Rossi and Saatchi Gallery in London.

Angela’s video response to MOA


The interview was conducted on November 29, 2014 at Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong.

Interviewed by: Johannes M. Hedinger

Filmed and recorded by: Banny Ng

Edited by: Paul Barsch

Transcript by: Yvonne Mattern

Produced by: Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), Connecting Spaces Documents #5

Special thanks to: Asia Art Archive