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）.