Xu Qu

Biography


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Born in 1978, in Suzhou, CN
Lives and works in Beijing

Education

2002
Graduated from Nanjing Art institute, Bachelor Degree

2004-2007
Studies of Fine Arts at the Braunschweig University of Art, Germany, under Professor John Armleder and Birgit Hein, Diploma

2007-2008
«Meisterschüler», Postgraduate study program under Proferssor John Armleder

Selected Solo Exhibition

2015
'Currency Wars' curated by Jérôme Sans, Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels
‘Hunting’, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing
‘Intercourse’, Antenna Space, Shanghai, CN

2014 
Tennis Court, Taikang Space, Beijing
A Hit Xu Qu, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing

2012 
Xisha, World Factory, Hemuse Gallery, Art Basel HK12, Hong Kong, CN

2011 
Xisha, South China Sea Project No. 1, Hemuse Gallery, Beijing Upstream 24HR Art - Northern Territory Centre for Contemporary Art, AU

2010
51m2,11#: Xu Qu, Taikang Space, Beijing

Selected group exhibitions

2017
'ZHONGGUO 2185', Sadie Coles HQ, London

2016
‘Hack Space’, k11 Art Foundation, Hong Kong, CN
‘Digging a hole in china’, curator Lau Venus, OCAT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shen Zhen, CN
‘Bentu, des artistes chinois dans la turbulence des mutations’, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris

2015
‘Stereognosis Zone’, curatot Lu Mingjun, Redtory Museum of Contemporary Art, Guangzhou, CN

2014
‘Cosmos - Limited and limitless, existence and co-existence’, curator Li Zhenhua, Shanghai 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, CN
‘Shanghai Deal’, Shanghai, CN
‘ The World III in the Third World’, curator Bao Dong, Bangkok Tang Contemporary Art Bangkok, Bangkok, TH
‘Nihilistic Belief’, Antenna Space, Shanghai, CN

2013 
'On/Off', UCCA, Beijing

2012 
'EDIT: Image Fetish and Phobia', ShanghART, Shanghai, CN 
'The Unseen', Guangzhou Triennial, Guangzhou, CN
'Distance Produces Beauty', ShanghART, Shanghai, CN

2011 
'Visual Structure', Chengdu A4 Contemporary Arts Center, Chengdu, China
'51m2: 16 Emerging Chinese Artists', Taikang Space, Beijing
'Image History Existence', National Art Museum of China, Beijing
'Upstream', Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, Darwin, AU 
'Garden of Eden', Organhaus Art of Space, Chongqing, CN
'Alternative Narrative', V Art Center, Shanghai, CN

2010 
'Work in spreading: Images of Circulation and Retranslation', IBC for Contemporary Art, Beijing

2009 
'Jahresgaben', Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig, DE
'Recurrence, Exhibition of Young Artists from Cross-Strait Regions', AFA Contemporary art centre, Beijing

2008 
'Clinch/Cross/Cut', New Jersey Gallerie, Basel, CH
'XXQQ record 3:22', Art Recoders, Art Basel, Basel, CH
'Copy and Paste', Braunschweig, DE 
'Format 40', Kunstverein Emmerich, DE
'Meisterschülerausstellung', HBK, Braunschweig, DE