Dan S. Wang combines his expertise in letterpress print and hand set typography with his experience as a community organizer to explore the postindustrial cultures and politics of his dual homelands: the American Midwest and East Asia.

Dan S. Wang

Artist, writer, and organizer Dan S. Wang lives in Madison, Wisconsin, and frequently works with others to create events, exhibitions, and publications. He is a co-founder of Mess Hall, an experimental cultural center in Chicago that functions as an open space for art making, idea generation, exhibitions, workshops, and lectures. Wang's research from recent years concerns the politics and the poetics of globalization as experienced and observed in the Upper Midwest and from points in East Asia. His latest project is a collaboration with new media artist Stephanie Rothenberg called The Journey West, a Beijing travel agency offering artist-designed tours of America for the new traveling public of China. In addition to his many articles published in journals, museum catalogues, and artists' publications, his texts will be included in the forthcoming books Arrow Factory Triennial Book, Space RE: SolutionsIntervention and Research in Visual Culture, The Essential New Art Examiner, and We Are Wisconsin, an electronic reader on the Wisconsin Uprising.

Lives and works in Chicago, IL.