3LLA WANG OLSSON AKA XIE3LLA
3lla W4ng Ol55on (she/they/he/it) is a half Chinese half Swedish multidisciplinary artist. The topic of their works is based on the discuss of our increasing relationship to the internet and our decreasing relationship to the Earth. This is explored in a multidisciplinary form combining performance with video and 2D objects such as paintings and photography.
Within their practice 3lla is referred to as XIE3LLA which is their internet alter ego. XIE3LLA is the name of their profile - so to say - avatar online and is a shapeshifting internet entity that got lost in the real world whilst trying to pursue becoming human. The paradox of XIE3LLA is the fact that it decided it didn’t like how humans lived on the Earth and is now trying to go back into the digital world. The performances they make are ritualistic attempts of XIE3LLA escaping back into the screen.
3LLA is concerned of how internet reliance is influencing and shaping our societies today, researching internet trends as a reflection of the needs and desires of our collective subconscious. They question what forces of knowledge is guiding the direction of the internet - ‘who’ shapes the mainstream and for what purpose.
XIE3LLA creates moments of 'internet healing' as well as embodying escapism culture that is growing more prominent to the internet age. Their works are mainly engaged with audiences in offsite or club spaces, pushing the boundaries of how and where art can be experienced.
Ella graduated with a double degree in Fine Arts from the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague and Art History from Leiden University in 2022 and is now living as a free lance artist online.
Ella was born in Sweden in 1999 and grew up in Singapore and Shanghai.
:August 2023: DREAM RESORT, The Platform, Amsterdam, NL.
July 2023: XIE3LLA Traumburg Festival, Germany.
July 2023: XIE3LLA SAMODIVA, Poing, Rotterdam, NL.
June 2023: FOMO, SYSTEM, Shanghai, China.
May - June 2023: FOMO Residency, YYO Foundation, Shanghai, China
2022: XIE3LLA & VSCO, The Platform, Kanaal40, Amsterdam, NL
2022: Shoulder to Shoulder, WORM, Rotterdam, NL.
2022: A Vlog to the Moon and Back, The Greyspace in the Middle, The Hague, NL
2022: FUZZ FUZZ, PIP, The Hague, NL
2022: KABK Graduation show, The Hague, NL
2022: XIE3LLA, Sondershop 3000, Basel, Switzerland
2022: XIE3LLA & AZZOLINI, Sexy Goth Hotline, Amsterdam, NL
2022: Dress my house up, [home expo] The Hague, NL
2022: Frontiers of the Domestic, [home expo], The Hague, NL
2021: FUZZ FUZZ, Performance bar, Delft, NL
2021: Relational Terms, Spectrum Space [online], The Hague, NL
2021: As is Where is, KABK, The Hague, NL
2020: Streamline, The Dollhouse, The Hague, NL
2020: Biting my mother's tongue, Leiden University [online], Leiden, NL
2018: MOR, M50, Shanghai, China