He Xiangyu

He Xiangyu was born in 1986 in Dandong, China, and currently works in Beijing and Berlin. His work is regarded as a new movement in Chinese conceptual art, quietly political while dealing with changes to material forms as well as perception and the sense of taste. He has also recently started making films. His major work includes the “Coca-Cola Project,” which exhibited residue left over from boiling up 127 tons of Cola-Cola. “Tank Project” was a life-sized replica of an actual military tank, made with the expensive leather used in luxury brand products. His ongoing “Palate Project” focuses on individual experiences as a more abstract artwork conceptually exploring perception. His solo exhibitions include at SCAI The Bathhouse & Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (2016), White Cube, London (2014). He Xiangyu has also been included in various group exhibitions including Tales of Our Time Film Program (Screening of the film “The Swim”), Guggenheim Museum New York, New York, USA (2017); Juxtapoz x Superflat, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada (2016); Chinese Whispers, Paul Klee Zentrum, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland (2016); The 13th Biennale de Lyon (2015). He was a finalist for the Future Generation Art Prize 2014.