Adel-Jing Wang

Sound Studies Scholar; 2023 - 2024 Berggruen China Center Fellow

Based in Hangzhou, China, Adel-Jing Wang is a sound studies scholar, art anthropologist, curator and practitioner in sound art. She is currently an associate professor of sound studies at Zhejiang University, China and has also served as a visiting scholar at MIT Anthropology(2019-2020) andthe School of Creative Media at City University of Hong Kong (2017.2). She is the artist in residence at The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia (2022-2023) and founded the Sound Lab at the College of Media and International Culture at Zhejiang University (2015-2021). Wang is also the author of the books Half Sound, Half Philosophy: Aesthetics, Politics, and History of China‘s Sound Art (Bloomsbury, 2021, English language) and Sound and Affect: An Anthropology of China’s Sound Practice (2017,Chinese language). In her artistic practice, Wang works with field recordings, voice, and installation-based performance. She considers research and art practice not as separate bodies of work but as mutually-enriching exercises producing concepts for further exploration.

By Adel-Jing Wang

Lullaby Room poster

The Lullaby Room