Strongly influenced by the drastic changes over the last twenty years taking place in China’s economy, culture and politics, Hu Qinwu quietly reflects on these dramatic social trends, creating a soothing rhythm in his painting through repetition. His discreet, structured way of working evokes meditative states. The carefully chosen colors and shapes are reminiscent of calligraphic writing systems, or even Buddhist sutras.

Hu Qinwu was born 1969 in the Shandong province in China. Graduating in 1990 from the Oil Painting Department at Taian Normal Academy, Shandong, he continued his studies at Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing where he received an MFA in 2008.

His artistic practice has also been recognized through a number of awards, including an excellence award from the Second Small Painting Exhibition and the Best Innovative Idea Prize in 2007, as well as the first prize in Marie’s Art Scholarship in 2008. Later in 2012, Qinwu was accepted to undertake the Beijing residency at the Gwangju Museum of Art Open Studios in South Korea, as well as the position of the resident artist with TEMI in Daejeon, South Korea. He currently lives and works in Beijing as a painter, photographer, and printmaker.

Solo Exhibitions

Ksana, XC. HuA Gallery, Berlin, Germany

Nothing - Hu Qinwu, Boding Gallery, Beijing, China

Hu Qinwu & Tian Wei Double Shadows, Van Art Space, Hangzhou
Hu Qinwu, Artybox Mediations, Niagara Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Float Emel, Sichuan Province, China

Locates, Vain Matthias Kuper Gallery, Beijing, China
The Soul of Paper, Matthias Kuper Gallerys, Stuttgart, Germany
Abstraction, Mediation Studio Rouge, Hong Kong, China

Abstraction, Niagara Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

New Abstraction from China, Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney, Australia

Illumination, Quac Art Space, Beijing, China

Phantasms, Two Lines Gallery, Beijing, China

Selected Group Exibitions

The Other\Self Beijing Rainbow Wall Gallery

Hu Qinwu and Wu Lichang Art Exhibition, The Royal Danish Embassy, Beijing and                                Matthias Kuper Gallery, Beijing
Progress every Day, Masters nominated Exhibition, Zhu Zhong Art Museum, Beijing
China and Korea Exchange, Contemporary Art Exhibition, Artscenter KUH South Korea

Walking in Origin, Force Gallery, Beijing, China
The New Art of China, RH Contemporary Art New York, China
The Seventh Abstract Art Exhibition, PIFO Gallery, Beijing, China
Two Voices China Art Projects& Niagara Galleries, Hong Kong, China

Considering the Spiritual Ning Space, 798, Beijing, China

E(merge): 2 Spiritualities The Drill Hall, Canberra, Australia
Creation Embedded UCCA Ullens Center for Contemporary,798 Beijing, China

E(merge): 2 Spiritualities Space Station Gallery, Beijing, China
Rational Horizon Force Gallery, Beijing, China

Beijing Lightbox, FAUX Arts, Hong Kong, China

Beautiful World – New Art from China, Stella Downer Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Return to the Modern - Chinese Abstract Art, West Lake Art Museum, China
Contemporary Art, PIFO New Art Gallery, 798 Art District, Beijing, China

Future Sky - Chinese Young Contemporary Artist Works Selection Exhibition, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
Expand and Synthesize, China Contemporary Oil Painting Research, National Art Museum of China
Painting and Handwork Third Exhibition, PIFO New Art Gallery, Beijing, China
POP - Beijing & New York Artists Group Exhibition, Pickled Art Center, Beijing, China
C.A.P. Launch, Two Lines Gallery, Beijing, China

Fourth Studios Open Day, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China


    Jan 20th 2018 to Feb 25th 2018, Berlin