San Sheng Art Space (SSAS) is an art platform founded by Yuluo Anita Wei in November 2020. It is a dedicated exhibition and programming space located at 333 Denison Street, Markham, Ontario
San Sheng focuses on communities, encourages cross-border cultural exchanges, and is committed to bringing art into everyday lives in a fresh and enriching way, engaging in multi-level communication and discussions from artists to the public.
San Sheng acknowledges the ancestral and traditional territories of Indigenous Peoples across the regions where we live and work. We express our gratitude and honour towards the Indigenous Peoples who are the keepers of these lands that have existed since time immemorial.
We are grateful to operate in Markham, Ontario, the traditional territories of the Anishinaabe Peoples and of the Haudenosaunee Peoples.
san sheng/三生 (three gives birth) is an excerpt from the ancient Chinese classic tao te ching 道德经, a fundamental philosophical text written in the fourth century BC.
The original quote, 一生二，二生三，三生万物, can be translated as: The Dao gives birth to the unified thing (One); the One splits into two opposites (Two); the Two gives birth to another (Three), and the newborn Three produces myriad things.