A Piece Of Sea




Zhou Xiaohu

Zhou Xiaohu (b. 1960, Changzhou) is a pioneer of video animation in China . Zhou began using computers as an artistic tool in 1998. As one of China’s most well-known most prolific contemporary artists, he specializes in inducing confusion and bafflement, making viewers question the evidence of their senses and their assumptions about the so-called ‘facts’. He has since experimented with stop-frame video animation, video installation and computer-gaming software, whereby the interlayering of images between moving pictures and real objects has become his signature style. Working across performance, photography, installation, sculpture, video, and animation, Zhou’s practice reflects the documentation and misunderstanding of history in a digital age.


The artist ZHOU Xiaohu has attended group exhibitions including the Shanghai Biennale (2000); China Rushes, Hamburger Bahnhof National Museum, Berlin, Germany (2001); Between past and Future, International Center of Photogrphy, New York, USA (2004); the Utopia Machine, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the First Seville Biennial in Spain (2004); Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Brisbane, Australia (2006); Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK, Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Austria, and Kunst museum Bern, Bern, Switzerland (2007); the 8th Gwangju Biennial (2010); Not Soul For Sale, Tate modern turbin hall, Londong, UK (2010); Barbican Art Gallery, London,UK, and the National Art Museum of China (2011); The fourth Guangzhou Triennial-Grangdview project, Guangzhou, China (2012); Panorama: Recent Art from Contemporary Asia, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore (2012); White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney, Australia (2013); Harmonious Society, Asia Triennial, Manchester, UK (2014).Zhou Xiaohu Solo Exhibition,MOMENTUM,Germany (2015); Chimera,Zhou Xiaohu Solo Exhibition, Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum, China (2016). The 2nd Bangkok Art Biennale(2020). The 14th Shanghai Biennale(2023).


In addition, ZHOU Xiaohu’s animation works have been exhibited at the 40th International Film Festival Rotterdam in Netherland, and the 56th Festival International Film locarno-Video Installation Show in Switzerland. He won the Experimental Video Gold Award in the 36th World Fest-Houston International Film Festival; the CCAA Award (2002, 2006); and Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst Awards (DAAD-2014).

Chen Xiaoyang


Ph.D. in anthropology, currently serving as the Deputy Director of the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts Museum and a professor at the School of Sculpture and Public Art. Her primary research interests include visual anthropology, South China studies, and participatory art practices. As an interdisciplinary artist and researcher, Xiaoyang Chen's research projects and works often delve into obscured community histories and realities. Collaborating with volunteer organizations, educational institutions, museums, and NGOs, she continuously conducts research, writes, and engages in on-site exhibitions to explore and disseminate knowledge about the South China region while contributing to cultural reformation.


Her current focus lies in cultural history, visual anthropology, and cross-cultural observations, exploring new approaches to museum practices and curatorial research. Her notable work, "Reconstructing Ancestral Images: An Investigation into South China Clan Ethnography," is based on fluid field research and ethnographic writing. This project extends its focus beyond to the cultural exchange of the peninsula and island regions, linking it to contemporary art research.