PARTNERS / Artist / Huang Xu

Huang Xu



01/01/1968, Beijing, China


Graduated at Beijing Academy of Fine Arts, now lives and works in Beijing

2012 L’hotel élan, Hongkong
2009 Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne, Australia
2008 ColorElefante C, Valencià, Spain


Art Fairs
2013 Art Dubai, October Gallery, London
2013 Art 13 London, October Gallery, London
2012 Shanghai International Photo Festival, Studio Rouge Shanghai
2011 Abu Dhabi Art, rep by October Gallery London
2010 Art Beijing, rep by China Art Projects & One Moon Gallery Beijing
2010 MADRID FOTO, rep by Galeria Tagomago Barcelona
2010 Art Dubai, rep by October Gallery, London
2010 London Art Fair, rep by TAG Fine Arts, London
2009 Asia Top Gallery Hotel Art Fair, rep by China Art Projects Beijing
2009 Art Dubai, rep by October Gallery, London
2008 Art Beijing, rep by Black 100, Beijing

Solo Exhibitions
2012 Mr & Mrs Huang in the Humble Administrators Garden
2012 Studio Rouge, Shanghai & Hong Kong
2012 From Purity to Obscurity, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
2012 Flowers, Arc One Gallery, Melbourne
2011 Pensées éphémères, YU Gallery, Paris
2011 Memento Mori, South Art Space, Beijing
2010 Flot/Jetsam, Front Line Contemporary, Shanghai
2010 Pensées éphémères, YU Gallery, Paris

Group Exhibitions
2013 Metropolis: Reflections on the modern city, Birmingham 2013 Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, UK
2013 The World of Extraordinary Objects, October Gallery, London
2012 Carnival-Hei Qiao Artist Community (I), Mizuma & One Gallery, Beijing
2012 Consumed/Deflated, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
2012 Beijing Hao!, UQ Art Museum, Queensland, Australia
2012 Sifting Time, Museum China Australian History, Melbourne
2011 Huang Xu Tong & Yang Hong Li, University of Valencia, Spain
2011 Transvangarde Illuminations, October Gallery, London
2011 Ruby, Roxy and The Flaming Lamborghini, Studio Rouge, Shanghai
2011 Chinese Contemporary Art, White Rabbit Museum , Sydney
2011 Untitled, 10+ Gallery, Hong Kong
2011 China Nexus, Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney


Independent Artist

Public Collections:
Birmingham Museum, Birmingham, UK
The White Rabbit Collection, Sydney
University of Western Sydney, Sydney
The Joan B. Hornig Foundation, New York, USA
Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, North Carolina, USA
ANZ (Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd.), Melbourne
O Gallery, Beijing
Yu Gallery, Paris
CAP Collection, Australia & China
Jackson Lalic Lawyers, Sydney

About the Artist

Creating distinctive suites of photo-graphic images, my work reflects the issues of the changing face Chinese culture.
My art looks to the past as a way of negotiating the present and the future. In this process I assert a language rooted in nature, at once complex yet strangely reductive in form. Through this reflection I reveal many of the contradictions inherent in Chinese culture today.