Furen Dai is a Chinese born artist who currently lives and works in Boston. She spent years as a professional translator before deciding to pursue an art career that is inspired by cultural history and linguistics. She explores these disciplines via the medium of video, sound, sculpture, painting and collaboration.
Dai received a Bachelor in Russian Language studies from Beijing Foreign Studies University in 2010. She also holds a Graduate Diploma in Entrepreneurial Management from Boston University. Since then she has received her Masters of Fine Arts from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University in 2016. Past exhibitions include the 13th Athens Digital Arts Festival (Athens, Greece), The Feminist Opposition curated by Jessica Hong at Hera Gallery (Wakefield, RI), Now & After ’16 International Video Art Festival (Moscow, Russia), Intangible Threads at The Front Space (Rollinsford, NH), Edinburgh Artists’ Moving Image Festival at Talbot Rice Gallery (Edinburgh, Scotland) and Up/Rooted curated by María Magdalena Campos Pons at Brookline Arts Center (Brookline, MA). She has an upcoming show next month Gallery@Spencer Lofts (Chelsea, MA) and a residency at Elsewhere Museum (Greensboro, NC). Furen Dai was a recipient of the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation Fellowship for her OMI Art Residency in upstate New York in 2017.
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