HARIKA XU is a lighting designer, video and projection designer, photographer who lives and works in Vancouver and Montreal. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Art and Theatre Design from University of British Columbia. She is a member of Associated Designers of Canada.
Born and raised in Southeast China, Harika was drawn towards visual storytelling and digital art since her teenage years. She followed her passion to study visual art in University, later grew fascinated with the ethereal quality of live theatre. Through her artistic practice at the intersection of photography and performance art, she explores the themes of feminine identity, sexuality, intimacy and media manipulation. In the topics, she examines through unseen performance behind the image making and dialogue between spectator and the work.
Photo credit: Guoman Liao