Huang Xiaopeng

Huang Xiaopeng was born in Shanxi in 1960. He obtained his MA from the Slade School of Fine Art of the University College London in 1992. He is currently a Professor at South China Normal University and a University Fellow at Hong Kong Baptist University. He founded HB Station (Contemporary Art Research Center) in Guangzhou, and was the Head of the fifth studio of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts between 2003 and 2012. His video and public installation works explore the problem of (mis)TRANSLATION arising from cultural copy-transformation in the course of modernisation; they also look into how we project others in (dis)LOCATION, and how such projection relates to the dilemma of globalisation. In addition, his works take the relationship between language and everyday images to its extreme to challenge the boundaries of meanings and, ultimately, the ‘correctness’ of our daily experiences. Huang’s recent exhibitions include The Man Who Never Threw Anything Away at Times Museum, Guangzhou (2017); Pulse of the Pearl River Delta, presented by BFI South Bank, London (2016); A Hundred Years of Shame—Songs of Resistance and Scenarios for Chinese Nations at Para Site, Hong Kong (2015); Giorgio Andreotta Calo, Jalal Toufic, Huang Xiaopeng at Whitechapel Gallery, London (2011); BE NATURAL, BE YOURSELF at FRAC, Nante (2011); and Farewell to Post-Colonialism at The 3rd Guangzhou Triennial at Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou (2008). He contributed a critical essay titled Education as an Art Project to Printed Projects 11, published for The 53rd Venice Biennale, in 2009.