Zhou Xiaohu - Zhou Xiaohu - Zhou Xiaohu
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Zhou Xiaohu 周啸虎

Zhou Xiaohu is a new media artist born in 1960 in Changzhou, graduated from the Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts in Chengdu, China in 1989. He participated to various international exhibitions such as the Shanghai Biennale, the Chengdu Biennale, "Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video From China" at the Victoria and Albert Museum (London), the Smart Museum (Chicago) and the International Center of Photography (New York), “the Real Thing, Contemporary Art from China”, Tate Liverpool. He lives and works in Shanghai, China. 

Zhou Xiaohu’s works mainly consist in videos and installations focusing on social-related issues: mass media, politics, rights, economy, etc. with a certain satirical point of view. He is mainly known for his works “Utopian Machine” 2002 and “Crowd around” 2003, where animation films (among the earliest ones in the Chinese contemporary art scene) present various social and political scenes with characters made of clay.


1960 Born in Changzhou
1989 Graduated from the Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts, Chengdu

Solo shows  
2009  Concentration Training Camp, Long March Space, Beijing
2008  Zhou Xiaohu - Walsh Gallery, Chicago, IL 
2007  Renown - BizArt, Shanghai

Group shows  
2008  Insomnia. photographs exhibition - BizArt, Shanghai
2008  Multiple Realities - 多重现实 - F2 Gallery, Beijing 
2008  Geopolitics of the Animation - MARCO Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, Vigo
2007  IN MY SOLITUDE - AEROPLASTICS contemporary, Brussels 
2007  Geopolíticas de la animación - Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo (CAAC), Sevilla
2007  Neue Asiatische Kunst. Thermocline of Art - ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe
2007  Against the Wall, Contemporary Chinese Artists - Corkin Gallery, Toronto, ON
2007  2 Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art - Moscow Biennale of contemporary art, Moscow
2006  Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China - Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, NC
2006  What War? - White Box, New York City, NY
2006  The Twelve - Chinese Contemporary Art Awards - Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai
2006  China Contemporary - Architecture, Art and Visual Culture - NAI - Netherlands Architecture Institute, Rotterdam
2006  China Contemporary, Architecture, Art and Visual Culture - Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam
2006  Building Code Violations - Long March Foundation, Beijing
2006  Regeneration: Contemporary Chinese Art From China and the US - Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA
2005  Regeneration - Contemporary Chinese Art from China and the U.S. - ASU Art Museum - Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ
2005  Mahjong - Chinesische Gegenwartskunst - Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern
2005  The New Long March Space Inaugural Exhibition - Long March Foundation, Beijing
2005  Pseudo Hackers' Art in Parallel Zones - MOCA Taipei, Taipei
2004  shanghai surprise - Lothringer13 - Städtische Kunsthalle München, Munich 
2004  Regeneration - Contemporary Chinese Art - David Winton Bell Gallery, Providence, RI
2004  1 Bienal Internacionál de Arte Contemporaneo de Sevilla - BIACS - Fundación Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo de Sevilla,

2004  Dial 62761232 - BizArt, Shanghai
2004  Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video From China - ICP - International Center of Photography, New York City, NY
2004  Le printemps de chine - Crac Alsace, Altkirch
2004  Regeneration: Contemporary Chinese Art From China and the US - Samek Art Gallery , Lewisburg, PA
2003  Made By Chinese - Photo #1&2 - Galerie Enrico Navarra, Paris
2003  In the Shadow of Summer Bliss - Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2003  Chinart15 - MACRO Future, Rome
2002  Reinterpretation: A Decade of Experimental Chinese Art / 1st Guangzhou Triennial - The Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, Guangdong
2002  4th Video Marathon - Art in General, New York City,

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1995 - 1997 Installation works




Face-lifting-Arch-Veranda, video installation, 1997

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Maze, multi-media interactive work, 1998




Closely Guard A Secret, video 6', 1998

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No Evil Idea, video installation, 1999

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Shui Diao Ge Tou, video 2', 1999

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Talk Show, video, 1999

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The Journey of Men and Lust, animation video, 1999

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Pictures and writings exhibition for consumption
multi-media interactive work, 1999


B's Diary, internet game, animation, 2000

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Maze of Mind Abyss, video recording device, 2000

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Beautiful Cloud, animation film, 4'40", 2001

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Parasitism, video 3', 2001

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The gooey gentleman
Animation video

The whole animation film is drawn on bodies. Drawings move together with the body, fighting, hurting each other. This work reflects issues on body and images, as well as space's paradox.
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Utopian Machine
Animation video 8min

This animation film focuses plays with the "manipulation" and "anti-manipulation" of clay people. The content is inspired from a selection of news, referring to economy and cultural life.
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Crowd around
Animation video 11min

"Crowd around" present different scenes made of clay inspired from the News. Each scenes, repeatdly played and emphasized, appears to the specators more and more absurd.

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Channels of Socket live, video 5', 2003

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Maiiling, interactive installation, 2003

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Obsession--Century Celebration
Fictile Sculpture 45cm (H) X 882cm (L) X 220cm (W)
Animation video 7min 32sec 2003

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Peak Meeting
Video Projecter Installation 2003

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Double screens Video projection Installation

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New Chinatown Plan, 2003

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Large wallet, video installation, 2006

Video part
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Utopian Theater

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Waistcoat 2006
Installation Performance Projection

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video installation

“周啸虎个展” 2007年6月8日 实施,作品分两个部分 
Zhou Xiaohu's solo exhibition, "Renown" presented in Shanghai is composed of two parts:

1/ video installation "Zhou Xiaohu's solo exhibition press conference"

A video of Zhou Xiaohu, is projected on a life size sculpture realized after his image. He talks about his life, creates a legend on his works, and declares that a new communication technology has been used in the exhibition. Several main media's journalists (CCTV, BBC) record the interview of this tridimensional virtual image. These journalists are made of silica gel.










Video 1 

2/ At a certain point in the exhibition, all the mobile phones of the spectators ring, a pre-recorded message from the artist saying that phone will also all rings during the opening of the Venice Biennale and Documenta, he also announces that certain things will happen then.

Video 2

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Animation video 9min20sec

Various social scenes where actors sexually harass female puppets. The puppets knock down attacker on the ground again and again until they die.
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Even in fear

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Detective project
photograph 2008

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Concentration Training Camp


Exhibition view

more on this work, please click here: Concentration Training Camp - Long March Space