Born in 1978 in Jiangsu, China.
He currently lives and works in Beijing.
Xu Qu graduated with a BFA from Nanjing Art Institute in 2002 and an MFA in Fine Arts and Film at Braunschweig University of Art, Germany in 2008 before moving to Beijing, where he currently lives and works. Known for his original multiform approach and richly varied work, Xu Qu is one of the most interesting creative talents from the new generation of young Chinese artists who grew up in the 1980s. For over several years, Xu Qu has been exploring a wide range of mediums, such as videos, paintings, sculptures and installations that are questioning the reality of our global world and displaying an obsession with attraction for power relations. Xu Qu’s artistic practice has always been focused on the aesthetic considerations behind social connections through direct movements, achieving this through a minimalist approach. His works attempt to reorganize and heighten spaces of artistic production, utilizing painting and lighting to reconfigure spatial and temporal experience.
Xu Qu Solo Exhibition - Straight Line
A HIT 瞬间
Mutable Forms and Immutable Consciousness
1.7 - 2.10, 2021
3.15 - 4.30, 2014
11.14, 2013 - 12.14, 2014