Shanghai - Exhibition

After Us

chi K11 art museum

17 Mar 201731 May 2017

The exhibition explore how Chinese and international artists use surrogates, proxies, and avatars to expand the notion of being human. It looks at the original personae that artists are animating: ones that amplify current social and emotional conditions and speculate on potential future states.

With the rise of artificial intelligence, the social web and gaming, the process of adopting newly invented personae is now a common part of popular culture and daily life. Stand-ins for the self, for feelings and products, and for values and beliefs have expanded our lives and sense of possibility.

Altogether, the works in “After us” show artists who are not just considering the future, but also actively rewriting the definition of what it means to be human today.


Admission for this exhibition: RMB 60

  • CHEN Zhou, CHEN Zhou, "Life Imitation", 2016, Video file, 1:22 min, Image courtesy of the artist

Related Artists

Dora Budor, Image Courtesy of K11 Art Foundation

Dora Budor

Chen Zhou

Ian Cheng

Ian Cheng


Cecile B. Evans


Li Liao

Lin Ke

Lu Yang

Miao Ying

Takeshi Murata

Katja Novitskova

Jon Rafman

Jon Rafman

Rachel Rossin

Stewart Uoo

Yu Honglei

Special Events

Destination: Shanghai
Where: chi K11 art museum
Type: Opening

Opening Reception of the exhibition co-presented by the K11 Art Foundation (KAF) and the New Museum

Contacts & Details

mon, tue, fri, sat, sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm; wed, thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

RMB 50 for regular exhibitions. Admission fee may vary for special exhibitions


3000 m2

T: +86 21 2310 3132 W: Shanghai chi K11 art museum