Xiaoqing Zhu was born and grew up in Beijing, China.She received her BA in Painting from the China Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2014 and she is now an MFA candidate in Printmedia at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Personal Statement

Most of my practices are related to the interaction with unfamiliar places. My current practice is about "Numbness Treatment". To remedy one of the most common and unnoticeable modern epidemics—Numbness, I did a series of installation and video projects. Generally, I used objects and my body as tools to interfere with daily life. By doing something people want to do but can't do (due to social constraints), I tried to arouse people's curiosity in everyday scenes. When viewing this world in a curious way rather than a right way, a lot of absurd questions arise, however, "questioning" is a good treatment for our Adults' Numbness.


Disclaimer: All work represents the views of the INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS & AUTHORS who created them, and are not those of the school or museum of the Art Institute.