Hong Hao was born in 1965 in Bejing, China. In 1989 he graduated from the Printmaking Department, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China. He currently lives and works in Beijing, China. Hao is major figure in the Chinese art scene and has exhibited throughout the globe and has work in major collections in France, Australia, the United Kingdom and Asia.Read More
Hong Hao is a highly independent artist, not forming part of any school. His work is innovative, astute and satirical. Much of his work deals with illusion, appearance and preconception. He has spent many years working on a book of maps, called The Scriptures, that reshapes the world according to different forces. For example one map, New World Order, shows the world rearranged geographically and the names of large corporations used to name the countries. Another redistributes land mass according to military and economic strength. Another replaces the names of capital cities with popular expressions or words, yet another shows nuclear arms stationed in selected sites the world over. Hong Hao's intent is to confuse and thus challenge orthodox perceptions.