Born in Shanghai and graduated from China Academy of Art, Hu Yun is an artist currently based in Shanghai and Belgrade.

In his practice, Hu Yun revisits historical moments in order to provide alternative readings, a process that also informs the artist’s self-reflection on his native and personal ties.

His selected solo exhibitions include Image of Nature (Natural History Museum, London, 2010); Our Ancestors (Goethe Institut Shanghai, 2012); Lift with Care (2013) and Narration Sickness (2016) at AIKE Shanghai, and Another Diorama (2019, NUS Museum Singapore).

His works have been exhibited at the Power Station of Art (Shanghai), Centre Pompidou (Paris), CCA Londonderry, The Cultural Centre of Belgrade, Para Site (Hong Kong) and Times Museum (Guangzhou).

Hu Yun has also participated in the 4th Guangzhou Triennial (2012, China), 11th Gwangju Biennale (2016, South Korea), 6th Singapore Biennale (2019, Singapore) and 10th Asia Pacific Triennial (2021, Australia). He is the co-founder of art e-journal PDF (2012-2013).


Nature of Work

Gabriella Hirst, Hu Yun, Nana Buxani
September 3 - October 29, 2022
The exhibition traces the situations, both harsh and delicate, under which work happens. These artistic projects evoke the nature that underlies the work, whether it is the relentless wind or the precarious woods, the dust of marble that settles on a worker’s face, or writing on precious particles of staple food.