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Chunxiao Qu

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Gertrude Studio Artist: Chunxiao Qu

2024 - 2026

Chunxiao is an artist and published poet whose work folds pointed humour into conceptual making with irreverence and serious intent. Her wide-ranging practice spans installation, sculpture, painting, neons, print-making, poetry and fashion. Both her poetry and art embrace play in language, provoking her audience and testing truisms regarding art and life. Her ‘tributes’ to conceptual artists copy and adapt key works in art history while shifting meaning beyond satire. Humour’s tricks of contrast and surprise are employed yet irony lives side-by-side with sincerity, as bedfellows in disguise. 

Chunxiao Qu (born in China, lives and works in Melbourne) holds Honours of Fine Art (First-Class) from Monash University, Melbourne. Select solo exhibitions include Art is a washing machine that is washing itself, FUTURES, 2023; An artist doesn’t need a label, Curated by Amelia Wallin, LRI Biannual Façade public Art Commission, La Trobe Art Institute, Bendigo (2022-2023); COPY, Curated by Chelsea Hopper, 99% Gallery, Melbourne(2022); Chunxiao Qu, Lon Gallery, Melbourne (2021); The title is no longer relevant, curated by Chelsea Hopper, Trocadero ArtSpace, Melbourne (2021). Select group exhibitions include Person, woman, man, camera, TV. Curated by Chelsea Hopper, BLINDSIDE, Melbourne (2022); White Night Bendigo, 2022, Bendigo (2022); Everything That Is Outside Of Us, Curated by A Constructed World, Palazzo Vai, Prato, Italy (2017). She has published two poetry collections: This poetry book is too good to have a name & Logic Poetry (Discipline, 2022) and Popcorn, Porn of Poetry (no more poetry, 2021).

She is represented by FUTURES.

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