Qu Guangci


Chinese
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站在高岗上 - Standing On High (Dark Blue/Red)
站在高岗上 - Standing On High (Green/Red))
守护天使之 2 - Guardin Angel II (Blue)
一切皆有可能 - New Possibility(Blue)
大财神和他的小财神 Gong Xi Fa Cai
劳动最光荣 - the Glory of Labor
大财神和他的小财神 - Gong Xi Fa Cai (Red/Green)
最天使坤 - The Angel Est-Kun (Green)
The Angelest Kun - Yellow Candy Floss 最天使坤(丝绒黄)
Rainbow Angel Hong - Green 彩虹天使虹(绿)
CSG000116-The Angelest Kun - Blue Candy Floss 最天使坤(丝绒蓝)
The Angelest Qian - Yellow Candy Floss 最天使乾(丝绒黄)
Double Happiness Angel (Male )彩虹天使-霓-米白)
The Angelest Kun Red Candy Floss - 最天使坤(丝绒红)
The Angelest Kun Red Candy Floss - 最天使坤(丝绒红)
The Angelest Kun Red Candy Floss - 最天使坤(丝绒红)
The Angelest Kun Red Candy Floss - 最天使坤(丝绒红)
The Angelest Kun Red Candy Floss - 最天使坤(丝绒红)
The Angelest Qian - Red Candy Floss 最天使乾(丝绒红)
The Angelest Qian - Red Candy Floss 最天使乾(丝绒红)
The Angelest Qian - Red Candy Floss 最天使乾(丝绒红)
The Angelest Qian - Red Candy Floss 最天使乾(丝绒红)
DMG-The Angelest Qian - Green Candy Floss 最天使乾(丝绒绿)
The Angelest Kun - Blue Candy Floss 最天使坤(丝绒蓝)
The Bunny Guy II (Black) - 兔男郎II (黑.)

About The Artist

Famous contemporary Chinese sculptor Qu Guangci was born in Shanghai in 1969, and received his MFA from the China Central Academy of Fine Arts Sculpture Department. Since 1999, Qu has been invited to exhibit his works around the world, including China, Germany, France, the United States and throughout Southeast Asia. To date, he has held nine solo exhibitions. He resigned from his university teaching position in 2007 to found X+Q Sculpture Studio, together with his wife, Xiang Jing. He established the art brand X+Q Art in 2010, and now currently lives and works in Beijing. 

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As the youngest artist to win the grand prize at the National Fine Arts Exhibition, Qu Guangci became renowned throughout the art world for his sculpting techniques. He has attracted widespread attention for his contemporary sculpture language and his post-political expression techniques, and is most famous for his Little Fatty series. Qu's work often presents a dual nature, providing infinite space for viewer's interpretation. Many of his works present a balanced state between humanity and divinity. They are neither angels nor demons, neither conflicted nor hesitant – its significance is a reflection of the current state of affairs in China. Guangci has an amazing ability of combining tradition and modern, culture and design, art and commerce, all at the right balance. As the artistic director and founder of X+Q Art, his exceptional personality has provided the design brand with a very unique style, a mixture of art, design and commerce.

 

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

2011  
Playing in Heaven, Aura Gallery, Hong Kong

2010
Twittering — Guangci’ Work, PIFO New Art Gallery, Beijing
Angel with A Missioni”, The Pao Galleries at Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

2008
Rumination, Tang Contemporary Art, Bangkok, Thailand
The Power, Aura Gallery, Hong Kong, China
2007
Collectivism — Guangci’s Work

2005-2007
Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
Last Supper, Aura Gallery, Hong Kong

1998
Sculpture by Guangci, Hallway Gallery, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing
   

Group Exhibitions


2011
Love and Hope: The Art World Assisting Children Affected by the Disasters in Japan, Iberia Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing
The Way is Not Merely Between Two Points, Lin & Lin Gallery, Taipei
Latent Reality – Yang Mao-Lin, Cao Hui, Qu Guangci, Lin & Lin Gallery, Taipei
Twittering – Guangci’s Works, CIGE 2011 Special Exhibition, Beijing

2010
What is Art?, Times Art Museum, Beijing
Mind > Touch?, Times Art Museum, Beijing
Reshaping History, China National Convention Center, Beijing
The Ten Faces of Modernity, D-PARK, Beijing

2009
Animamix Biennial, Today Art Museum, Beijing
Time Lag, Linda Gallery, Beijing
Tribute to the Motherland — 60 Years of Chinese Fine Arts, National Art Museum of China, Beijing
60 Years of New Chinese Art, Beijing, National Art Museum of China
The 1st Chongqing Biennale for The Youth Artists, Chongqing
2008
Art and China's Revolution, Asia Society, New York, USA - Art Beijing

2008
Couples in Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai, Shanghai 
Hypallage — The Post-Modern Mode of Chinese Contemporary Art, The OCT Art & Design Gallery, Shenzhen
The World of Others, Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai, Shanghai
The 1st Annual Moon River Sculpture Festival — The Origin, Moon River Museum of Contemporary Art, Beijing
The Core of Us, The First Sound Gallery, Beijing
The Romantic Moving Socialism, The First Sound Gallery, Beijing
Bang! , Aura Gallery, Beijing - Happy Together, Aura Gallery, Beijing
2007
She & I – Xiang Jing and Guangci’s Sculpture Works, China Square, New York, USA
Calling a Stag a Horse: Guangci, Xiang Jing, Chen Wenling, Cao Hui Four-Person Sculpture Show, San Shang Art, Beijing
Escape by Crafty Scheme: Salvation from Traditional and Revolutionary Language, Nanjing Square Gallery Of Contemporary Art, Nanjing
Tanah Air: Seni Patung dan Lingkungan, Pakuwon City Complex – Surabaya, Indonesia

2006
Soliloquy: China-Indonesia Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition, National Art Museum, Jakarta, Indonesia
Fiction @ Love, Museum of Contemporary Art / Bund 18 Creative Center, Shanghai

2005
Sculpture of a Century, Shanghai Sculpture Space, Shanghai

2004
Witness — Sculpture of Xiang Jing And Guangci, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen
China · Imagination: Chinese Contemporary Sculpture. Jardin de Tuileries, Paris, France
MMAC Art College / Performance Festival 2004, Aizu-Mishima / Tokyo, Japan
2003
XII Inner Spaces, Multimedia Festival, CCA Inner Spaces, Poznan, Poland
The 1st Beijing Art Biennale, Chinese National Art Gallery, Beijing
Sculpture by Xiang Jing And Guangci, Casas-Museu da Taipa, Macau

2002
Rotate 180∘, Oriental Arts Gallery, Shanghai
Guangci Xiang Jing 2002 — Mirror Image, Invisible Gallery, Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai

2001
2001 Salon d'Automne, Espace Auteuil, Paris, France
The 32nd Grosse Kunst Ausstellung Dusseldorf, Eingang Nord, Dusseldorf, Germany
People’s Gala – Venice Biennial Exhibition, Invisible Gallery, Shanghai

2000
The 50th Anniversary of Shanghai Art, Guangci’s work Sound Amidst Thunder and Clouds won the 3rd prize, Shanghai
Sea Level - Paintings & Sculpture Invitation Exhibition 2000, Liu-Haisu Art Museum, Shanghai
The 2nd Young Sculptors Invitation Exhibition, Hangzhou, West Lake Art Museum - Conversations with Henry Moore
Sculptures Invitation Exhibition, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou
 

Other Accomplishments

Invited by Shanghai Art Museum, organized and curated The Standard of Chinese Contemporary Sculpture, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai
Invited by Liu-Haisu Art Museum, organized and curated the sculpture section of The Platter of Pearls on Jade Plate, Shanghai Young Artists Biennale, Shanghai
Host of Sino-German New Media Arts Week, organized by Peking University and The Goethe Institute Peking