HU Qingtai

HU Qingtai

Born 1985 in Qiqihar, Heilongjiang Province, China, based in Beijing

HU Qingtai exemplifies how young people shape themselves in a way that is both witty and repressive by attempting to become an artist via eliminating his own personality. Qingtai, the Most Beautiful Colour Is Yellow (a comment by the artist’s mother) is composed of 17 paintings and a statement. “I tried to convince myself that yellow is the most beautiful color by repeatedly painting with yellow like mad, hoping the idea would become the truth through self-brainwash and self-reassurance.” Here, HU’s video Extreme\ Serious\ Stubborn\ Unsociable can be taken as a cross reference. His Purchasing Art Project involves purchasing art work ideas from peer artists at the lowest costs and realizing the works himself. The latest work of this project Painting Works of Wang Guangle in Li Shurui’s Style has a further conceptual transition, and thus the identity of HU seems to be submerged completely by those of others.  

1985    Born in Qiqihar, Heilongjiang Province, China
2008    B.A., Hubei Academy of Art, Wuhan, China



2014    “Qingtai, the Most Beautiful Colour Is Yellow.” An solo project, 55,
             Shanghai, China
2013    “Hu Qingtai Project: Brother/Li Gang/Li Liao/Jiang Bo/Yang Jian/Yang XinGuang/
             Zeng Hong/Zhan Rui”, White Space, Beijing, China
            “Purchased Art Projects” An solo project, 55, Shanghai, China



2014    “Cross-Strait Young Artists Exhibition Program/Beijing: The Sociology of Oneself”,
              ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
           “The 8 of Paths”, Uferhallen, Berlin, Germany
           “Art Basel in Hong Kong”, Hong Kong, China
2013    “Condition↔Reflection”, Hong Kong, China
           “Here & Now”, LI Art Space, Beijing, China
           “14th OPEN International Performance Art Festival”, Space Station, Beijing, China
2012    “Art Media Nomination Show”, Yuandian Art Museum, Beijing, Chian
2011    “WORLD”, Yangtze River Space, Wuhan, China
           “Cooperative Painting Making in 15 Days”, White Box Art Space, Beijing, China
           “Things Are Changing”, K11 Art, Space, Wuhan, China



2014    “Cross-Strait Young Artists Exhibition Program/Beijing: The Sociology of Oneself”,
                 ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan

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