Born in 1986 in Shanghai. He graduated from China Academy of Art in 2008 and currently lives and works in Shanghai and Belgrade.
Hu Yun’s works range from graphite and watercolors to performance, video, and installation. Interested in how an individual positions him or herself within the course of history, he constructs the links that probe the inseparable coexistence of past and present, individual and public. He is adept at mobilizing various personal and historical experiences, incorporating previously produced materials into his artworks; as a consequence, it is impossible to consider any of Hu’s works in isolation since they all share a common theme, an element of foreshadowing, and they are all conceptually interconnected.
Hu Yun has participated in the 6th Singapore Biennale (2019), the 11th Gwangju Biennale (2016), the 4th Guangzhou Triennial (2012) and the 7th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale (2012). His works have also been exhibited at Art Museum of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts; How Art Museum; Power Station of Art, Shanghai; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Times Museum, Guangdong and Yuz Museum, Shanghai. His selected solo exhibitions include “distantia”, AIKE, Shanghai, China, 2023; “Another Diorama”, NUS Museum, Singapore, 2019; “We’ve been here before”, OCAT, Xi’an, China, 2017; “Narration sickness”, AIKE, Shanghai, China, 2016; “Lift with Care”, AIKE, Shanghai, China, 2013; “Our Ancestors”, Goethe Institut, Shanghai, China, 2012; “Image of Nature”, Natural History Museum, London, UK, 2010.