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Hu Xiangqian

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Hu Xiangqian (b. 1983, Guangdong) graduated from the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in 2007. He currently lives and works in Beijing.

Hu Xiangqian's artistic practice tends toward performance and video inspired by current events and his own surroundings. With a keen eye for the absurd, he skillfully highlights the contrasts in our society and amplifies minor incidents into major social signifiers. One of his best-known video works, Blue Flags Everywhere , documents a humorous but earnest attempt to run for mayor of his hometown at the age of 21. In Sun , Hu Xiangqian tries to tan himself the same shade as two of his close African friends, while Drift with the Tide is a poignant work about the artist leaving university by literally rowing out to sea.

Hu Xiangqian CV

Born 1983 Guangdong, China
Graduated from Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts Major of Painting, 2007
Currently working and living in Beijing

Selected Solo Exhibitions

51 m2 7#, Taikang Space, Beijing, China
Body as a Museum/Sweet and Sweat, 24hr Art, Northern Territory Centre for Contemporary Art, Darwin, Australia

Knee-Jerk Reaction, Observation Society, Guangzhou, China

Selected Group Exhibitions

Moving Image in China 1988-2011,Minsheng Art Museum in Shanghai, Shanghai, China
Asia Triennial Manchester II , institution for the future, Manchester, England
Taking the stage over, Diagram for speed, 18 space, Shanghai,China
Super-organism, Central Acadenmr of Fine Arts Museum, Beijing, China
Image• History• Existence —— Taikang Life 15th Anniverary Artcollection Exhibition, China Art Museum , Beijing, China

"Curated By Liu Wei" - Wang Yuyang & Hu Xiangqian: Organisms, UCCA, Beijing, China
Great Performance, Pace Beijing, Beijing, China

Bourgeoisified Proletariat: Contemporary Art in Songjiang, Songjiang Creative Studio, Shanghai, China
Biography, Osage Gallery, Hong Kong

Guangzhou Station: the Contemporary Art in Guangzhou, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
My Body is Your Battleground, Fei Art Center, Shanghai, China

China Power Station PartII, Oslo Bors, Norway
Slash Fiction, Gasworks, London, UK

Urban Situation, Estonian National Museum of Art, Tallinn, Estonian
The Road from Changgang, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
The 1st Independent Chinese Film Exhibition, Paris, France

A Future of Antiquity: The 2nd Chinese Triennial, Nanjing Museum, Nanjing, China

Recent Exhibits

Hu Xiangqian participated in these exhibits:

Sep, 2015 15 Rooms
Long Museum - West Bund
Jul, 2015 Nocturnal Friendships
Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong
Jun, 2015 My Generation: Young Chinese Artists
Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA)
Jun, 2015 A Performance a Day Keeps the Doctor Away
Long March Space
Long March Space
Dec, 2013 28 Chinese
Rubell Family Collection
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