He An

HE An is one of the most representatives artists of his generation, his practice covers installation, sculpture, photograph and other media. With the Chinese economic expansion as a background, HE An’s works reflect the phenomena of Chinese urbanization and its psychological or emotional repercussions. Combining light boxes, billboards, neon lights and other materials, HE An turns urban symbols into a language. In his search for the city’s emotional truth, the artist creates various set-ups with architectural elements, inviting viewers to experiment a space affected by violent, romantic, intimate, almost obsessional thoughts.

HE An’s recent solo exhibitions include: Wind Light as a Thief(Galerie Daniel Templon, Brussels, Belgium, 2014); I Am Curious Yellow I Am Curious Blue( Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, 2011); Wind Light As a Thief( Arrow Factory, Beijing, 2011); A Mole on Each Breast and Another on the Shoulder (Magician Space, Beijing, 2011). He has participated various group exhibitions including: The Garden of Diversion (Sifang Art Museum, Nanjing, 2013); Art Basel Unlimited(Basel, Switzerland, 2013); The 2013 Carnegie International (Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, 2013); Rendez-vous 2008 (Musée d’art contemporain, Lyon, 2008); The Real Thing (Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, U.K. , 2007); China, the Body Everywhere? ( Marseille Museum of Contemporary Art, Marseille, France, 2004); Documentary Exhibition of Chinese Avant-Garde Art in the 1990s ( Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan, 2000).