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b. 1965, China

Hong Hao Biography

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.

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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. 

Hong Hao Featured Artworks

Reflection No.29 by Hong Hao contemporary artwork sculpture
Hong HaoReflection No.29, 2018Silver foil, moulding material and aluminium composite panel on canvas
112 x 180 cm
Pace Gallery
Book - Keeping of 07 B by Hong Hao contemporary artwork print
Hong HaoBook - Keeping of 07 B, 2008Scanned objects, digital c-print
120 x 216 cm
Pace Gallery
Edged - World No. 25 by Hong Hao contemporary artwork painting
Hong HaoEdged - World No. 25, 2019Mixed media, gold foil, on canvas
160 x 160 cm
Pace Gallery
My Things No. 3 by Hong Hao contemporary artwork photography
Hong HaoMy Things No. 3, 2001–2002Scanned colour photograph
60 x 100 cm
Chambers Fine Art Contact Gallery
Everchanging Appearance No.4 by Hong Hao contemporary artwork mixed media
Hong HaoEverchanging Appearance No.4, 2017Oil and moulding material on canvas
121 x 195 x 5 cm
Pace Gallery
Everchanging Appearance No.2 by Hong Hao contemporary artwork mixed media
Hong HaoEverchanging Appearance No.2, 2017Dust and molding material on canvas
150 x 240 x 4.5 cm
Pace Gallery

Hong Hao Recent Exhibitions

Hong Hao Represented By

Pace Gallery contemporary art gallery in 540 West 25th Street, New York, USA Pace Gallery Beijing, East Hampton, Geneva, Hong Kong, London, New York, Palm Beach, Palo Alto, Seoul
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