Qionghui Zou
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Artist Statement

Bio
Visiting Professor of the University of Michigan,U.S.A
Associate Professor of the Chengdu Academy of Fine Arts, China
Practicing artist in Beijing, China
website: http://zouqionghui.artron.net

Education :
2014-2015 Visiting Scholar, the University of Michigan
2011-2012 Art Theory Seminar, China Central Academy of Fine Arts
2010-2011 Mixed Media Seminar, China Central Academy of Fine Arts
2003-2004 Film Production Seminar, Beijing Film Academy
1996-2000 B.F.A. at Sichuan Fine Arts Institute
1991-1995 The Affiliated High School of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute

Work Experience:
2000-present Chengdu Academy of Fine Arts

Solo Exhibitions:
2015 Zou Qionghui Artwork Exhibition, 456 gallery, New York,America
2014 “The Cicadas Language&Zen” Zou Qionghui Exhibition,Today Museum,Beijing
2013 “Words of Cicadas VS Normal Persons” Exhibition, City Art Gallery, Malaysia

Group Exhibition:
2015 “Across the light of chaos” Contemporary Art Exhibition,Beijing
"Mid-Summer Night's Dream",AMSTERDAM WHITNEY,New York, U.S.A
"ViewPoints 2015' - 18th Annual Juried Exhibition", New Jersey,U.S.A
2014 "Instant Landscape --P5" Experimental Art Exhibition, Chengdu, Sichuan
"Spectator" Contemporary Art Exhibition,Chengdu, Sichuan
"The 2rd Time Restart" Contemporary Art Exhibition,Chongli, Hebei
"2014 Shanghai (World Expo)" Art Exhibition,Shanghai
"2014 Art Beijing"Invitation Exhibition,Beijing
"Chengdu International" Art Exposition,Chengdu, Sichuan
"Wenli Cup" Sichuan Youth Oil Painting Works Exhibition,Chengdu,Sichuan
2013 "The 1st Time Restart" Contemporary Art Exhibition, Chongli, Hebei
"The Abundant Southwest Earth" Oil-Painting Invitation Exhibition, Nanling
"The 1st Pilgrimage to Dunhuang" invitation exhibition of the National Art, Gansu
The 16th Beijing International Art Expo,Beijing
"Art Expo Malaysia 2013" Contemporary Art exhibition,Malaysia
2012 "Cicadas" Mixed Media Exhibition,Beijing
"Art Expo Malaysia 2012" Contemporary Art Exhibition in China Pavilion, Malaysia
"Among the Cities 2012" Contemporary Art Exhibition, Chengdu, Sichuan
Contemporary Art Exhibition between China and Thailand,Chengdu, Sichuan
2011 "Duetto-international" Contemporary Art Invitation Exhibition,Chongqing
2010 "The 2nd Daxiu China" Contemporary Art Exhibition, Dazhou,Sichuan
"Walking Daxiu" Contemporary Art Exhibition,Dazhou,Sichuan
"Cheng Longyuan" International Art Exhibition,Chengdu, Sichuan
"The 2nd Daxiu Action" Contemporary Art Exhibition,Dazhou,Sichuan
2008 Sichuan Art Works Exhibition, Chengdu, Sichuan
Chengdu Exhibition of Small Scenic Paintings, Chengdu, Sichuan
2007 The 2nd Youth’s art works Exhibition, Chengdu, Sichuan
The 5th Physical Culture’s art works exhibition, Chengdu, Sichuan
2006 Art works exhibition of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chengdu, Sichuan


Artist Statement:
Cicadas have unique pattern of lifecycle, and the larva of cicada has to go through a miraculous ecdysis. I am awakened by the continuity and rebirth of its lifecycle and take the insect into my life narrative symbol system.The cicadas turn into a life symbol and visual vocabulary of my art, and they also are the signifiers and the phans,which implies the human life metaphorically.
I keep putting these symbols into my works with different colors, different structures and different artistic conceptions using mixed media ways. Some of the cicadas are hidden in the dark, while the others are obvious in the surface.Some of them are concentrated, the others are scattered. The cicadas are just like people in the society, the people’s life condition, their circumstance, their sadness and their destiny, which are just like the cicadas in the paintings.

Exhibition History at Gallery 456
2015Born Again