Xu Qu (b. 1978, Nanjing, China) lives and works in Beijing, China. Xu Qu graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts from Nanjing Art Institute in 2002 and continued his study at the Braunschweig University of Art, Germany, under Prof. John Armleder and Birgit Hein. In 2008, he was awarded the title of Meisterschüller and returned to Beijing as an installation artist with a range of concerns. His work has been exhibited extensively in China, Australia, Germany and Switzerland. His works engage performative actions which attempt to reorganise and heighten spaces of artistic production. This reveals the inherently relational character of artistic exchange. Recently his work has utilised painting and lighting to reconfigure spatial and temporal experience.