Born: Manila, Philippines
Lives: San Francisco, California
STEPHANIE SYJUCO's recent work uses the tactics of bootlegging, reappropriation, and fictional fabrications to address issues of cultural biography, labor, and economic globalization. Working primarily in sculpture and installation, her projects leverage open-source systems, shareware logic, and flows of capital, creating frictions between high ideals and everyday materials. This has included starting a global collaborative project with crochet crafters to counterfeit high-end consumer goods; presenting a parasitic art counterfeiting event, COPYSTAND: An Autonomous Manufacturing Zone for Frieze Projects, London (2009); and Shadowshop, an alternative vending outlet embedded at SFMOMA exploring the ways in which artists are navigating the production, consumption, and dissemination of their work (2010).
Born in the Philippines, she received her MFA from Stanford University and BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally, and included in exhibitions at MOMA/P.S.1, the Whitney Museum of American Art, SFMOMA, The Contemporary Museum Honolulu, The San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, and the California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art, among others. In 2007 she led counterfeiting workshops in Istanbul and in 2009 contributed proxy sculptures for MOMA/P.S.1's joint exhibition, 1969. She has taught at Stanford University, The California College of the Arts, UC Berkeley, and Carnegie Mellon University. A recipient of a 2009 Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Award, she lives and works in San Francisco.
- Harpo Foundation Grant
Harpo Foundation, New York, New York
- Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Award
Joan Mitchell Foundation, New York, New York
- Murphy/Cadogan Fellowship Award
Murphy/Cadogan, San Francisco, California
- Eureka Fleishhacker Fellowship Award
Eureka Fleishhacker, San Francisco, California
- ArtCouncil Art Award
ArtCouncil, San Francisco, California