How To Build a Home

Cici Cheng

My parents had the opportunity to buy their first and forever home. This work is a gateway to the moments and changes that my family is experiencing throughout this modification. It is also my exploration of cultural identity and understanding what home means to a person. 


Cici Cheng is a Chinese born U.S. photographer who grew up in Durham, North Carolina. She is a graduate of the California Institute of the Arts, where she received her BFA and discovered her focus on family, identity and cultural transition through visual storytelling. A passionate educator, she is continuing to explore and teach about finding the edges of self-comfort. |


In keeping with Duke University’s COVID-19 plan which includes instituting a series of social distancing practices to protect the health and continuity of the community, the public events, performances, and screenings for the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts Spring Thesis Exhibition have been postponed to the Fall 2020 semester. Updated information and schedule details will be posted here, and additionally at and across MFA|EDA, Duke Arts, and exhibition venue social media platforms.