Geng Xue

Born 1983, Jilin, China. Lives and works in Beijing, China.

Education

2014

MFA The Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China; Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design, International exchange student, Germany (2013)


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017

“Mount Sumeru," Klein Sun Gallery, New York, NY

2016

"In search of sound," YISHU 8, Beijing, China

“Poetics of the Body – The Sculpture & Video Art of Geng Xue,” Fengmian Art Space, Guangzhou, China


2015

“Borrowing an Easterly Wind,” Klein Sun Gallery, New York, NY

“Geng Xue,” University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria


2014

“Mr. Sea - Geng Xue,” Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts, Nanjing, China

“Mr. Sea - Geng Xue,” ZERO Art Center, Beijing, China


Selected Group Art Exhibitions

2017

“ART|JOG|10: Changing Perspective”, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

“Reciprocal Enlightenment,’ CAFA Museum, Beijing, China

“Ways of Clay: Perspective Towards the Future, 4th Jakarta Contemporary Ceramics Biennale”, National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

“Fire Within: A New Generation of Chinese Women Artists”, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI Venice Biennale, Giardini Arsenale, Venice, Italy (Forthcoming)

"FLOW - Italian and Chinese contemporary dialog," Basilica Palladiana, Venice, Italy (Forthcoming)


2016

"The Second Session of United 6," United Art Museum, Wuhan, China

“The First Young Contemporary Ceramic Art Biennial,” Zhu Zhong Art Museum, Beijing, China

“Unspoken Understanding,” Wuhan Art Museum, Wuhan, China

“Peoples in Resistance,” Museo De Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela

 “Fire Within: A New Generation of Chinese Women,” Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

 “Animaux Biennale,” Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai, Shanghai, China

“Stories of Life: Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition,” China Cultural Centre, Sydney, Australia

“Luo Zhongli Scholarship 10th Anniversary Retrospective Exhibition,” CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China

“Stories of the Life: Contemporary Chinese Art Exhibition,” Adelaide Festival Centre/China Culture Centre, Artspace Gallery, Sydney, Australia

“Wall Power,” Today Art Museum, Beijing China

“Cross-Culture Dialogue: Sino-American Young Artists Exhibition,” Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, NY

“Heavy Artillery,” White Rabbit Gallery, Chippendale, Australia

“Prix YISHU 8 China 2016 – Exhibition of the Finalists,” YISHU 8 Gallery, Beijing, China

“From the Peony Pavilion,” Suzhou Jinji Lake Art Museum, Suzhou, China

Fest Anca, International Animation Film Festival, Zilinia, Slovakia

“Ways of clay: Perspective towards the future,” 4th Jakarta Contemporary Ceramics Biennale, National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

“China contemporary ceramic art exhibition,” Ecuador cultural center of the Catholic University, Quito, Ecuador

“100 Years of Chinese Animation: document Exhibition of Wan LaiMing, Screening Unit- CIAFF Special Screening,” Art Academy of Arts and Films, Chengdu University, Chengdu, China

“Expanding Animation,” Holland Animation Film Festival (HAFF), Louis Hartlooper Complex, Utrecht, Netherlands 


2015

“Imagined Porcelain - The Shock of the New Century" New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

“Dimensions of Civilization,” MOCA Yinchuan, Yinchuan, China

“SHUITU-Water and Clay around the World- The First International Ceramics Exhibition,” Qingdao Sculpture Gallery, Qingdao, China

“Tai Yuan International Sculpture Biennial Exhibition,” Tai Yuan Art Museum, Tai Yuan, China

“Expanded Senses,” B3 Biennial of the Moving Image, Frankfurt, Germany

11th 25 FPS Festival, Studenski Center, Zagreb, Republic of Croatia

“Here Out There,” Helsinki Festival, Helsinki, Finland

“Up-Youth-China: Young Artist Exhibition,” Times Art Museum, Beijing, China

“Moving in time: B3 + Beijing Moving Image Exhibition,” CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China

“China 8 - Contemporary Art from China on the Rhine and Ruhr,” Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany

“CAFAM Future: Observer-Creator The Reality Representation of Chinese Young Art,” K11 Art Foundation, Hong Kong; CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China

“Tradition and Innovation: The Human Figure in Contemporary Chinese Art,” Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin - Madison, WI

2014

“Looking Back 100 Years: Paying a Tribute to Traditional Chinese Painting Art,” ART • SANYA Art Festival, Sanya, China

“NO BOUNDARY CODES,” LANNG Art Center, Beijing, China

“Today Art and Fashion Award and Exhibition (TAFA),”Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

“Going, Going, until I Meet the Tide,” Busan Biennale, Busan, South Korea

“Landscape of Mind,” ArtMia Foundation, Beijing, China

“Caissa Rising Arting,” Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

“GwangHwaMun International Art Festival,” Sejong Art Museum, Seoul, South Korea

“The Start of a Long Journey,” Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Beijing, China

“Graduate Show of The Central Academy of Fine Arts,” Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China

“ST.ART International Exhibition of the Chinese Contemporary Ceramic Art,” Today Art Museum, Beijing, China


Representative by

Mr. Sea

00:13:14 | Video
10th
2013 – 2014

Concept

My preference to porcelain traces back to my passion of China’s traditional art. Porcelain is a traditional material that carries long-standing historical and cultural accumulations and I’ve been attempting to dig out a new language from such traditional material. Mr. Sea generalizes various mediums. I experiment on a new medium to express the porcelainusing animation film work to bring porcelain status back to alive. “Alive” here not only means “moving” but also emphasizing the creation form that has fresh life force. The jade-like light of porcelain, light from moving and light of films experimentally combine and form the specific “language of lights” for this film. Such “language of lights” is the “spirit” of the rest languages seen in the film; it’s the language among the porcelain, sculpture and film languageit is their interactions that fulfil the overall “porcelain-visual” in the film. This display of “porcelain-visual” as the main visual and formal language has both accurately and sufficiently expressed the characteristics of porcelain and also effectively delivered the specific aesthetic of Liaozhai and the quality of Chinese ancient mysterious novels.

 

Pilihan atas porselen berasal dari ketertarikan saya pada seni tradisi Cina. Porselen adalah materi tradisional yang mempunyai akumulasi sejarah dan kultural yang panjang, dan dari beberapa waktu yang lalu sampai sekarang saya berusaha mencari sebuah bahasa baru dari materi yang tradisional tersebut. Dalam karya Mr. Sea ini, saya menggeneralisasi berbagai medium. Saya bereksperimen dengan medium baru untuk mengekspresikan porselenmenggunakan karya film animasi untuk menghidupkan kembali status porselen. "Menghidupkan" di sini bukan hanya berarti "menggerakkan" saja, namun juga berarti menegaskan bentuk kreasi dengan daya hidup yang segar. Cahaya porselen yang seperti berasal dari batu giok, cahaya dari pegerakan dan cahaya film secara eksperimental menggabungkan dan membentuk "bahasa cahaya" yang spesifik dalam film ini. "Bahasa cahaya" tersebut adalah "roh" dari bahasa-bahasa lain yang ada di film ini; bahasa antara porselen, patung dan bahasa filminteraksi di antara unsur-unsur tersebut mengisi "visual-porselen" secara keseluruhan dalam film. Pemilihan "visual-porselen" sebagai visual utama dan bahasa formal secara bersamaan mengekspresikan dengan akurat dan tepat karakteristik dari porselen itu sendiri, dan juga secara efektif menggambarkan estetika Liaozhai yang spesifik dan unsur-unsur dari novel-novel misteri kuno Cina.