He Xiangyu

He Xiangyu portrait

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Born 1986, Lianoning, China. Graduated from the Oil Painting Department at Shenyang Normal University. Currently based in Beijing and Berlin. Well-known for large scale and controversial projects such as “The Cola Project” featuring 127ton of old Coca Cola can residue, and “Tank Project” in which he constructed a Chinese military tank using leather. While creating works that are highly conceptual, his pieces strongly critique history and modern society. He has commanded international attention as the voice of the generation raised during the period of Chinese economic reform.

Solo Exhibition
2016 “save the date” Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo
2015 “New Directions: He Xiangyu” Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing
2014 “He Xiangyu” White Cube Gallery, London
2013 “CROSSED BELIEFS” SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo
2012 “HE XIANG YU” WHITE SPACE BEIJING, Beijing
2011 “The Death of Marat” K├╝nstlerhaus Schlo├č Balmoral, Bad Ems
Group Exhibitions
2016 “Chinese Whispers” Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern
2015 “Fire and Forget. On Violence” Kunst-Werke Institute, Berlin
2013 “ON/OFF” Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing
“Inter-Vision. A Contemporary Exhibition Across The Strait” National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung
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