Xun Hai, born in 1971 in Harbin, is a up and coming artist who has just had his first exhibit in the most important Gallery in China, 798 in Beijing this last August , 2006.
Xun Hai have dedicated the past 10 years covering what is maybe one of the most controversial and secretive moments in Chinese History, The Cultural Revolution. Although, its brief existence between 1966 and 1976, it has undoubtedly marked the future of China in ways that are still being unveiled. This is his latest focus on what he has been able to present an unique and striking quality of work.
He works with mostly with oils, to express how real, simple and somehow present, the revolution was and somehow still is in China. Although the present leadership tries to “paint a picture” of a colourful China, it does not take much for anyone to drive or get away from the showrooms of Beijing and Shanghai and face the “black and white” reality of China.
In his work he idealises the sacrifices that women have made to the revolutionary cause and most of all, their courage and bravery in the face of terrible odds.
Although China now lives a moment of an apparent prosperity, Xun Hai believes we all must learn from the incredible experiences of The Cultural Revolution. He is convinced that the people are yet to be liberated, either from one system or another, The Chinese people are still a slave in their own nation, from the local cadres and lately by the new Foreigners.
1971 Born in Heilongyinag Province, PRChina
1990 Graduated from The Academy of Fujian Province, PRChina
2003 Established Working Studio with Dai Jianze, PRChina
1998 Beijing, Chinese Contemporary International Arts Festival
1999 Tachikawa – Tachikawa , Japan
2001 Wall to Wall – Naarden, Holland Cross
Pressures-Contemporary from Beijing, Finland
2002 Auckland, New Art World New Zealand
2003 Krakow, Poland – Chinese Art Krakow
2003 Shanghai, Strange, Aura Gallery Shanghai
A strange Heaven
2004 Beijing, Chinese Contemporary Photography
2004 Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague
1999 Visible and Unknown, Semi—solo Exhibition Beijing
2002 New Media Art Show at China Institute of Art, Hangzhou, China
2006 798 Art Gallery Beijing
2007 798 Gallery Beijing ,
2007 Chicago Art Gallery , US ,
2008 The Hague , Prism Gallery , Holland
2009 798 Beijing
2013 Europa Gallery – London
2015 San Diego Exhibit – USA
Paris, London, Taiwan, Tokyo, London, Prague, Den Haag, Geneva, Amsterdam, Tel Aviv, Moscow and the Embassy of Italy in Beijing.