aaajiao
  • About
  • Biography
  • Exhibitions
  • Artworks
    • Sculpture
    • Installation
    • Video
    • New Media
  • aaajiao
  • Birthdate: 1984
    Birthplace: China | Shaanxi
    Gender: Male
    Lives and Works in: China | Shanghai
    About:
    aaajiao, is the online handle of Xu Wenkai, a Shanghai-based new media artist, avid blogger and free thinker.

    Born in 1984 in one of China's oldest cities, Xi'an, aaajiao's art and works are marked by a strong dystopian awareness (his year of birth being the synonym of George Orwell's classic allegorical novel), literati spirits and sophistication. Many of aaajiao's works speak to new thinkings, controversies and phenomenon around the Internet, with specific projects focusing on the processing of data, the blogsphere and China's Great Fire Wall. aaajiao's recent projects extend his practice to various disciplines (among them architecture, electronic music, performance, product design, and medicine) to capture the pulse of the young generation consuming cyber technology and living in social media.
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  • Biography
  • aaajiao's solo exhibitions include Alias: aaajiao (Leo Xu Projects,Shanghai, China,2015); The Screen Generation@9m2 Museum (9m2 Museum, Shanghai,China,2014); The Screen Generation (K11 Art Space, Shanghai,China,2013); The Screen Generation-Prequel (C-Space, Beijing,China,2013); Placebo (Other Gallery,Shanghai,China, 2011);  Cybernetics  (V Arts Centre, Shanghai, China, 2010). Group exhibitions include: Global Control And Censorship - ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medien technologie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe (2015). The 2nd CAFAM Future Exhibition: Observer-Creator / The Reality Representation of Chinese Young Art Beijing, CAFA Art Museum (2015); Cosmos - Limited and Limitless, Existence and Co-existence Shanghai, 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum (2014), Thing World - International Triennial of New Media Art Beijing, The National Art Museum of China (2014),The West Bund Architecture and Contemporary Art Biennale, Shanghai (2013); One World Exposition – Chinese Art in the Age of the New Media, Videotage, TransLife: Media Art China 2011 - International Triennial of New Media Art Beijing, The National Art Museum of China (2011), Hong Kong (2011); Transmediale, Berlin (2010), and more. aaajiao is a winner of the Jury Prize from Art Sanya Awards 2014.

  • Exhibitions
    • Beijing Contemporary 2018
      Aug 30, 2018 - Sep 2, 2018
      Artist: aaajiao
      • Art Fairs
    • ART 021
      Nov 9, 2017 - Nov 12, 2017
      Opening: Nov 9, 2017 16:00 Thursday
      Artists: aaajiao , Chen Zhuo, Dong Dawei, Fan Xi, Kong Lingnan, Lin Ke, Lü Song, Yang Song, Zhan Chong
      • Art Fairs
    • Inner Universe
      Aug 21, 2016 - Sep 1, 2016
      Opening: Aug 7, 2016 16:00 Sunday
      Artists: aaajiao , Ding Shiwei, Dong Dawei, Fan Xi, Gao Ruyun, Kong Lingnan, Li Binyuan, Lin Ke, Lu Yang, Sun Yan, UFO+Feng Hao , Wen Ling, Yan Bing, Zeng Hong , Zhan Chong , Zhang Yongji, Zhang Xinjun, Zheng Jiang
      • Group Exhibitions
    • aaajiao: Untitled
      Dec 12, 2015 - Feb 9, 2016
      Opening: Dec 12, 2015 16:00 Saturday
      Artist: aaajiao
      • Solo Exhibitions
  • Artworks
    • Obj.4 | aaajiao

      Video, Installation | Video Installation,LCD screen, wood fittings | size variable | 2014

    • A Dead Innovative Company | aaajiao

      Installation | Installation | 186.6 × 150 cm | 2016

    • Totem 4 | aaajiao

      Sculpture | Resin, Sponge, Metal Structure | 2015

    • Totem 1 | aaajiao

      Sculpture | Resin, Sponge, Metal Structure | 2015

    • Bits of Information | aaajiao

      Installation | Installation; Etching Copper | Size Variable | 2015

    • Exist | aaajiao

      Sculpture | Sculpture;3D printing,Resin | 30 × 30 × 27 cm | 2015

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      Installation, Video | 16 × 24 × 3.4 cm | 2015

    • Limited Landscape, Unlimited | aaajiao

      Installation, Video, New Media | video installation,LCD screen,acrylic fittings | Size Variable | 2014

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      Video, Installation

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      Installation