Qu Guangci

1969   Born in Shanghai. Currently living and working in Beijing.

Education

1989   Graduated from the senior high school of the Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts.
1994   Graduated from the Sculpture Department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, B. A.
1997   Graduated from the Sculpture Department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, M.A.

Employment

1997-1999    Researcher of sculptural art, Central Academy of Fine Arts
1999-2007    Teach at Fine Art College, Shanghai Normal University, Director of the sculpture workshop, Dean

                   Assistant, Director of “the Invisible Gallery” at Shanghai Normal University
2007            Set up X+Q Sculpture Studio
2010            Founded an Art brand X+Q
 

Solo Exhibitions

2012    “Will Things ever Get Better? – Xiang Jing and Qu guangci joint-exhibition”, MoCA Shanghai, Shanghai
2012    “Birdcalls in the Floating World”, MOT, Taipei
2012    “Birdcalls in the Floating World”, Pao Galleries / Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
2011    “Playing in Heaven”, Aura Gallery, Hong Kong, China
2010    “Twittering — Guangci’ work”, PIFO New Art Gallery, Beijing
           “Angel with a Mission — Guangci”, Pao Galleries / Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
2008    “Rumination”, Tang Contemporary Art, Bangkok, Thailand
2008    “The Power”, Aura Gallery, Hong Kong, China
2007    “Collectivism — Guangci’s Work 2005-2007”, Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
2007    “Last Supper — Solo Exhibition by Qu Guangci”, Aura Gallery, Hong Kong
1998    “Sculptures by Guangci”, Hallway Gallery, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing

Group Exhibitions

2013
-    “On The Road”, ENTRATALIBERA, Milan Design Week 2013, Italy.


2012
-    “Sit and Watch the Rising Clouds”, Upper House, Hong Kong.
-    “Art Tour”, Sanlitun, Beijing


2011
-    “Remaking of Civilization:Chinese Contemporary Sculptures Exhibition”, Nam Van Old Court Building, Macau.
-    “Love and Hope: The Art World Assisting Children Affected by the Disasters in Japan”, Iberia Center for

       Contemporary Art, Beijing, China.
-    “The WAY is not merely between two points”, Lin & Lin Gallery, Taipei.
-    “LATENT REALITY—Yang Mao-Lin, Cao Hui, Qu Guangci”, Lin & Lin Gallery, Taipei.
-    “Twittering”, Guangci Works, CIGE2011 Special Exhibition, Beijing, China.


2010
-     “Reshaping History”, China National Convention Center, Beijing, China.
-     “What is Art?”, Times Art Museum, Beijing, China.
-     “Mind > Touch” , Times Art Museum, Beijing, China.
-     “The Ten Faces of Modernity”, D-PARK, Beijing, China.

2009
-    “Animamix Biennial”, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China.
-    “TimeLag”, Linda Gallery, Beijing, China.
-    “Report to Motherland — 60 Years of Chinese Fine Arts”, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China.
-    “First Chongqing Biennale for The Youth Artists ”, Chongqing, China.

2008
-    “Couples in Contemporary Art”, Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai, Shanghai, China
-    “Hypallage — The Post-Modern Mode of Chinese Contemporary Art”, The OCT Art & Design Gallery, 

       Shenzhen, China
-    “Art and China's Revolution”, Asia Society, New York, USA
-    “Art Beijing”, Agriculture Exhibition Center, Beijing, China
-    “The World of Others”, Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai, Shanghai, China
-    “The First Annual Moon River Sculpture Festival — The Origin”, Moon River Museum of Contemporary Art,

       Beijing
-    “Bang!” , Aura Gallery, Beijing
-    “Happy Together”, Aura Gallery, Beijing

2007
-    “She & I”, China Square, New York, USA
-    “Calling a Stag a Horse”, San Shang Art, Beijing, China
-    “Escape by Crafty Scheme: Salvation from Traditional and Revolutional Language”, Nanjing Square Gallery Of

       Contemporary Art, Nanjing
-      "Tanah Air: Seni Patung dan Lingkungan", Pakuwon City Complex – Surabaya, Indonesia

2006
-    “Soliloquy: China-Indonesia contemporary sculpture exhibition”, National Art Museum, Jakarta, Indonesia
-    “Fiction @ Love”, Museum of Contemporary Art/Bund 18 Creative Center, Shanghai


2005
-    “Sculpture a Century”, Shanghai Sculpture Space, Shanghai


2004
-    “Witness — Sculpture of Xiang Jing And Guangci”, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
-    “China • Imagination: Chinese Contemporary Sculptural Art”, Jardin de Tuileries, Paris, France
-    “MMAC Art College / Performance Festival 2004”, Aizu-Mishima / Tokyo, Japan
2003
-    “XII Inner Spaces” multimedia festival, CCA Inner Spaces, Poznan, Poland.
-    “The 1st Beijing Art Biennale”, Chinese National Art Gallery, Beijing, China.
-    “Sculpture by Xiang Jing And Guangci”, Casas-Museu da Taipa, Macau


2002
-    “Rotate 180∘”, Oriental Arts Gallery, Shanghai, China
-    “Guangci Xiang Jing 2002 — Box of Democracy”, Invisible Gallery, Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai,

       China.


2001
-    “2001 Salon d'Automne”, Espace Auteuil, Paris, France.
-    “The 32nd Grosse Kunst Ausstellung Dusseldorf", Eingang Nord, Dusseldorf, Germany.
-    “People’s Gala – Venice Biennial Exhibition”, Invisible Gallery, Shanghai, China.

2000
-    “The 2nd Youth Sculptor Invitation Exhibition”, West Lake Art Museum, Hangzhou, China.
-    “Shanghai Youth Art Exhibition”, Liu-Haisu Art Gallery, Shanghai, China.
-    “The 50th Anniversary of Shanghai Arts”, Sound Amidst Thunder and Clouds won the 3rd prize, Shanghai,

       China.
-    “Sea Level - Paintings & Sculptures Invitation Exhibition 2000“, Liu-Haisu Art Museum, Shanghai, China.
-    “Conversations with Henry Moore — Sculptures Invitation Exhibition”, Guangdong Museum of Art,

       Guangzhou, China.

1999
-    “The 9th Exhibition of National Fine Arts”, Work “Road to Heaven” won therd prize and became the

       collection of Chinese National Art Gallery, Beijing, China.
-    “The 2nd Chinese Sculptures Annual Exhibition", He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China.

1998
-    “October Exhibition for Beijing Youth Sculptors", Gallery of Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China.

1997
-    “Graduate Show of Central Academy of Fine Arts 1997”, work “Sculpture Set of Tibet” won the 2nd prize 

       and was rewarded 2nd prize of “Okamatsu Family Fund, Japan”. It later became the collection of Central

       Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China.

1995
-    “Exhibition for Young Artists across the World 1995”, Contemporary Art Museum, Beijing, China.

1994
-    “Graduate Show of Central Academy of Fine Arts 1994”, work “Streets” won the 2nd prize, it later be

       collected by Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China.
-    “The 8th Exhibition of National Fine Arts” and “The Elite Show”, work “Wangfujing” won the Gold Medal

       or Beijing, National Fine Art Gallery, Beijing, China.


1993
-    “65th Anniversary of Comrade Mao Zedong’s Speech at Yan‘an Art And Literature Seminar” art exhibition,

       work “Mother” received the honor of distinction, Chinese National Fine Arts Gallery, Beijing, China.

Other Accomplishments

-    Organized “The Standards of Chinese Contemporary Sculptures”, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China.
-    Organized with Liu-Haisu Art Museum, the sculpture section of “The Patter of Pearls on Jade Plate”, Shanghai   

     Youth Exhibition Serials, Invisible Gallery, Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai, China.
-    Host of “Sino-German New Media Arts Week”, organized by Peking University and The Goethe Institute Peking.