Born in Hong Kong, Shirley Tse relocated to the United States in 1992. Her work has been exhibited at the 2002 Sydney Biennial, the 2002 Bienniel Ceara America in Brazil, the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts in Taiwan, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the New Museum of Contemporary Art and P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center (MoMa) in New York City, to name a few. Her work is profiled in the comprehensive overview of contemporary sculpture, Sculpture Today (2007).
In her lecture, Tse discusses the philosophy of her practice, and the way in which she constructs perceptual frameworks for the objects and materials that dominate the visual landscape of our globalized world.