Wang Xiaoqu

Born in 1987 in Guilin, Guangxi, China. She graduated from the Oil Painting Department of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute with MA in 2014, currently lives and works in Beijing, China. Wang Xiaoqu records a chronicle of daily events and images on the canvases by using humorous narratives and exaggerated effects. Her paintings are influenced by the aesthetics of comics, however the pictorial senses of material and authenticity are enhanced through the techniques of brushstroke and chiaroscuro, making the pictures linger between the fiction and the simulation. She deliberately attempts to establish a “thematic” image, but constantly dismantles these images in the process of painting, turning images into models without the desire of expression they ought to have. She expresses her understanding of the contradictory nature of painting as a medium through the theme of portrait paintings. Her solo exhibitions include “Genealogy Study of Artists No. 9—Wang Xiaoqu: Welcome”, Start Museum Preparatory Team SSSSTART, Shanghai, China, 2021; “Open Stone Gate”, AIKE, Shanghai, China, 2021; “Condo Shanghai Personal Project”, AIKE, Shanghai, China, 2018; “The 11th China International Gallery Exposition Artists Nominate Artists Exhibition”, Beijing, China, 2015. She has also participated in group exhibitions include “Shadow Lover”, OCAT, Xi’an, China, 2021; “Golden Flow”, CHAO Art Center, Beijing, China, 2020; “Loading”, Garry Culture Center, Art Power 100, Beijing, China, 2020; “How Do We Begin?”, X Museum, Beijing, China, 2020; “Summer Fling”, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China, 2019; “Scaffolds of Meaning”, Mine Project, Hong Kong, China, 2019; “Guangzhou Airport Biennale”, Guangzhou, China, 2019; “Land of the Lustrous”, UCCA Dune, Qinhuangdao, China, 2019; “Condo Shanghai”, AIKE, Shanghai, China, 2018; “Spiral Stairs”, AIKE, Shanghai, China, 2018; “The Latch”, C-Space+Local, Beijing, China, 2017; “Atmosphere”, Inside-Out Art Museum, Beijing, China, 2015; “Winter Group Show”, AIKE, Shanghai, China, 2014; “UP-YOUTH China Young Artists Exhibition”, Time Art Museum, Beijing, China, 2014.
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