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Gu XIONG



Born in 1953 in Chongqing, China, Gu XIONG lives and works in Vancouver.

Gu XIONG began teaching himself to draw in the 1970's during the Chinese cultural revolution. He then pursued post graduate studies in fine arts in his native province of Sichuan. Following the events of Tiananmen Square and his participation in the China/Avant-Garde Show in Beijing, he left China to settle in Canada in 1989. He then exhibited nationally and internationally including Here not There in 1995 at the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Kwangju Biennial in Korea also in 1995, the Biennale de Montréal in 2000 and the Shanghai Biennial in 2004.

Especially interested in multimedia and photography, he explores the influence and interrelationships among various cultural origins, and attempts to illustrate them in his works. His recent works focus on various aspects of the westernization of Asia populations, more particularly in China, as well as on the importance of the battle against homogenization of cultures. Winner of numerous awards, author of two books and numerous articles, Gu XIONG currently teaches the history of art at the University of British Columbia. He is represented by the Diane Farris Gallery in Vancouver since 1991.


Gu XIONG
After 
2003    
Photograph
33 x 48,3 cm
No 1/20
$ 1 000 (framed)

 

 

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