Hu Yun’s works range from graphite and watercolors to performance, video, and installation. Interested in how an individual positions him or herself within the course of history, he constructs the links that probe the inseparable coexistence of past and present, individual and public. He is adept at mobilizing various personal and historical experiences, incorporating previously produced materials into his artworks; as a consequence, it is impossible to consider any of Hu’s works in isolation since they all share a common theme, an element of foreshadowing, and they are all conceptually interconnected. Fascinated by the ways that museums embrace to bring the audience back to some context, Hu Yun frequently borrows and imitates in his installation works some of these techniques commonly on museum shows in order to prompt people to reflect on the relationship between the objects displayed and themselves.

Hu Yun
Hu Yun
Shanghai, 1986

Solo Shows

Copyleft: Appropriation Art in China, Power Station of Art, Shanghai

Not My Intention, AIKE-DELLARCO at Art Basel HK, Discoveries Sector, Hong Kong, China

Lift with Care, AIKE-DELLARCO, Shanghai, China

Our Ancestors, Goethe Open Space, Goethe-Institut, Shanghai, China
Image of Nature, Natural History Museum, London, U.K.
Up To Sky – Hu Yun’s Solo Exhibition, Magician Space, Beijing, China

Group Shows

Stone, Wood and Paradise Syndrome, 1933 Contemporary, Shanghai, China
Shanghai Gesture, GDM (galerie de multiples), Paris, France
Just as money is the paper, the gallery is the room, Osage Gallery, Shanghai, China

Degeneration, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shanghai, China
Evolution: A Question, Yuan Space, Beijing, China
Cross-Strait Relations, Anna – Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery, Parsons The New School for Design,New York, USA
The Sun, V Arts Centre Space 1, Shanghai, China
Revel – Celebrating MoCA’s 8 Years in Shanghai, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China
Alternatives to Ritual, OCAT, Shenzhen, China
Come Rain or Come Shine, AIKE-DELLARCO, Shanghai, China

Alternatives to Ritual, Goethe Open Space, Goethe Institut, Shanghai, China
The Unseen- The Fourth Guangzhou Triennale, Guangzhou, China
Accidental Message — Art is not a system, not a world, The Seventh Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale, Shenzhen, China
Focus on Talents Project, Finalists Exhibition, Today Art Museum& Martell Arts Fund, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Shanghai Country of birth: China Date of birth: 1986 Lives in: Shanghai, China