Gu Xiong is a multimedia artist from China who now lives in Canada. He works with installation, painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography, video, digital imagery, text, and performance art.
He has exhibited nationally and internationally, including more than sixty solo exhibitions and three public art commissions. He has participated in over one hundred prominent national and international group exhibitions.
Gu’s practice centres on the creation of a hybrid identity arising from the integration of different cultural origins. Through the critical angle of visual art, his work encompasses sociology, geography, economics, politics, and literature, as well as the dynamics of migration, invisible labor, globalization, local culture, and identity politics, through which he constitutes an amalgamation of multiple cultural histories and seeks to create an entirely new identity.
As Professor in the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory at the University of British Columbia, Gu Xiong is engaged in both studio art and contemporary art theory.
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