Yu Honglei


    Yu Honglei, born in 1984, currently lives and works in Beijing. His moving image and sculptural practice take inspiration from a unique visual vernacular of online image database and visual cultures of Chinese cities. These sources are used by the artist and applied with the artist’s sculptural touch. What he is interested in is the plasticity of thought forms and the sensible entities it corresponds to. Such plasticity allows Yu to execute the cognitive leap between the visual currencies as employed by his works and their titles, allowing for a hermeneutic and polysemic output, which informs his highly personal artistic discourse.

    Yu’s work has been featured in New Century Art Foundation, Beijing (2021); OōEli, Hangzhou (2020); Antenna Space, Shanghai (solo; 2019, 2016); UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (solo; 2019); Guangzhou Airport Resort, Guangzhou (2019); Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin (solo; 2018); The Marvellous Cacophony-Belgrade Biennale, Serbia (2018); Carl Kostyál, London (solo; 2017); Daimler Contemporary Berlin, Berlin (2017); Fondazione Baruchello, Rome (2017); ZKM Center for art and media, Karlsruhe, Germany (2017); chi K11 Art Museum, Shanghai, China (2017); Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam (2016); Museo Pino Pascali, Polignano, Italy (2016); Telescope, Beijing (solo; 2015); Spring Workshop, Hong Kong (2015); San Antonio Museum of Art, Texas (2015); Magician Space, Beijing (solo; 2013). His work is in the collections of ABN AMRO Collection, Amsterdam; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago; Centraal Museum, Utrecht, The Netherlands; FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France and Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, The Netherlands among others.




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