HU Weiyi

b. 1990 in Shanghai, China

Hu Weiyi graduated from the department of Public Art at the China Academy of Art in 2013 and obtained his Masters degree from the New Media Department at the China Academy of Art in 2016. His solo exhibitions include “No Express” (Ullens Center of Contemporary Art, Beijing, 2015); “Flirt” (M50 Art Space, Shanghai, 2014). Group exhibitions in which Hao has participated include “Future Exhibition” (CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, 2015); “Cosmos” (21st Century Minsheng Museum, Shanghai, 2014), “PANDAMONIUM” (Momentum, Berlin, 2014). He currently lives and works in Shanghai, China.

About Flirt
In the photographic installation Flirt, Hu Weiyi associates close-up images of private body parts and an intimate kissing scene in a somewhat random combination. Then, by piercing and stitching the body tissue with luminous lines, and thus contrasting the warmth of human flesh and the coldness of neon light, Hu presents a seemingly total intimacy between individuals and subjectivities that is undone and reconstructed by external force, manifesting the intertwining intricacies of human relationality.

Exhibition details of “After Party: Collective Dance and Individual Gymnastics” (14.1 - 4.3.2017)

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