b. 1978, China

Xu Qu Biography

Xu Qu graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts from Nanjing Art Institute in 2002, and continued his study at the Braunschweig University of Art, Germany, under Prof. John Armleder and Brigit Hein. In 2008, he was awarded the title of Meisterschüller, and returned to Beijing as an installation artist with a range of concerns. His work engage performative actions which attempt to reorganise and heighten spaces of artistic production. This reveals the inherently relational character of artistic exchange. Recently his work has utilised painting and lighting to reconfigure spatial and temporal experience. This is also explored in his installation for Taikang Space in Beijing, where the viewer's movement acts as a catalyst for critique.

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His work has been exhibited extensively in Beijing, China; Australia; Germany and Basel, Switzerland.

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Maze Red Line by Xu Qu contemporary artwork painting
Xu Qu Maze Red Line, 2019–2020 Acrylic on canvas
250 x 375 cm
He Art Museum
White House by Xu Qu contemporary artwork painting
Xu Qu White House, 2019–2020 Acrylic on canvas
250 x 200 cm
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Vestiges-Pantheon by Xu Qu contemporary artwork painting
Xu Qu Vestiges-Pantheon, 2019 Acrylic on canvas
210 x 460 cm
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Three Graces by Xu Qu contemporary artwork painting
Xu Qu Three Graces, 2020 Acrylic and corrosive agent on canvas
265 x 200 cm
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Thinker II by Xu Qu contemporary artwork painting
Xu Qu Thinker II, 20202021 Acrylic and corrosive agent on canvas
80 x 80 cm
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Søren Kierkegaard by Xu Qu contemporary artwork painting
Xu Qu Søren Kierkegaard, 2020–2021 Acrylic and corrosive agent on canvas
208 x 116 cm
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Pietà by Xu Qu contemporary artwork painting
Xu Qu Pietà, 2019–2020 Acrylic on canvas
250 x 200 cm
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Coconut Graveyard by Xu Qu contemporary artwork moving image
Xu Qu Coconut Graveyard, 2011 video

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Almine Rech contemporary art gallery in Brussels, Belgium
Almine Rech London, New York, Shanghai, Paris, Brussels +2
Tang Contemporary Art contemporary art gallery in Beijing, China
Tang Contemporary Art Hong Kong, Beijing, Seoul, Bangkok
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