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Hu Xiangqian

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Xiangqian Art Museum (Beijing), 2010 Single-channel Video 14 Min 31 Sec © Courtesy of Long March Space
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Two Men, 2008 Single-channel Video 3 Min 41 Sec © Courtesy of Long March Space
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51m2, 2010 © Courtesy of the artist and Taikang Space Beijing
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Flying Blue Flag, 2006 Single-channel Video 19 Min 13 Sec © Courtesy of Long March Space
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Sun, 2008 Single-channel Video 7 Min 59 Sec © Courtesy of Long March Space
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Installation View, 2010 © Courtesy of UCCA
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Sun (Series: Sun), 2008 Video © Courtesy of the artist
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Tread Blindly, 2005 Floating Sculpture in Polystyrene © Courtesy of the Artist and Gasworks
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Flying Blue Flag, 2005 Campaign Literature From Performance © Courtesy of the Artist and Gasworks
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Superfluous Knowledge, 2010 Single-channel Video 26 Minutes 10 Seconds © Courtesy of Long March Space
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Installation View © Courtesy of the artist & Long March Space
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Two Men, 2008 Single-channel Video Duration: 3 Minutes, 41 Seconds © Courtesy of the Artist and Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Guangdong
Birth year
1983
Lives in
Beijing
Works in
Beijing
Representing galleries
Current Exhibitions and Events
Statement

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


2010
51 m2 7#, Taikang Space, Beijing, China
Body as a Museum/Sweet and Sweat, 24hr Art, Northern Territory Centre for Contemporary Art, Darwin, Australia

2009
Knee-Jerk Reaction, Observation Society, Guangzhou, China


Selected Group Exhibitions


2011
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

2010
"Curated By Liu Wei" - Wang Yuyang & Hu Xiangqian: Organisms, UCCA, Beijing, China
Great Performance, Pace Beijing, Beijing, China

2009
Bourgeoisified Proletariat: Contemporary Art in Songjiang, Songjiang Creative Studio, Shanghai, China
Biography, Osage Gallery, Hong Kong

2008
Guangzhou Station: the Contemporary Art in Guangzhou, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
My Body is Your Battleground, Fei Art Center, Shanghai, China

2007
China Power Station PartII, Oslo Bors, Norway
Slash Fiction, Gasworks, London, UK

2006
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

2005
A Future of Antiquity: The 2nd Chinese Triennial, Nanjing Museum, Nanjing, China

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