Christina Shen

Hume Honors Fellow
Art History

Christina Shen is a senior from Hong Kong majoring in Art History. Her research focuses on Modern and Contemporary Asian and Asian diasporic artists; she is especially interested in transnational artistic practices, the relationship between personal and collective histories, and the visibility of the racialized body in art across various media. Her honors thesis explores the emergence of “abject” Chinese performance art at the turn of the 21st century. Outside of her research, she works part-time at the de Young Museum in San Francisco, writes for her Arts & Life column at the Stanford Daily, and is illustrating a children’s book. 

SHC Project

Flesh Matters: Corporeal Materiality, Medical Commodification, and the Social Body in Chinese “Flesh” Art

Christina Shen