Acrylic on stitched canvas, Kevlar thread, PU, mesh, found fabric, canvas, Tyvek, zip, artist buttom, zip, stainless steel, copper
2021. Oil and acrylic on canvas, tie-dyed cloth, rivet, wool-polyester blended fabric. 105×75cm.
2021. Oil and acrylic on canvas, spray paint, nylon pin, rivet, Kevlar thread. 163×150cm.
2021. FRP, silicone, nylon rope, carbon fiber, nylon woven fabric, elasticated net, metal hanger. Size variable (main part: 120×80×85cm).
2021. FRP, epoxy, acrylic, silicone, flame lamp, plastic button. Size variable (main part: 115×106×140cm).
2021. FRP, silica gel, PE plastic, silicone, nylon rope, carbon fiber, aluminum, wood. Size variable (main part: 110×80×125cm).
Joey Xia’s work engages with issues related to his peer, culture and art history under the backdrop of unfathomable globalization. His practice is exploring the transition and mutation of the cultural symbol through a psychoanalytic manner. Xia’s practice is accumulations of material, texture and form, fused together with a mixture of craft-based techniques, which he sees as materials of utterance in themselves – to express emotion and tension simultaneously.
1992 Born in Hangzhou, China
2004 Graduated from School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Currently lives and works in Shanghai
2021 Joey Xia: Das Un/Heimliche, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
Selected Group Exhibitions
2021 Home Coming Island X Those Visible and Invisible, Yuan Art Museum, Chongqing
Fortune House of Li’s Family House, White Space, Beijing
2020 A Long Hello, The Eighth Huayu Youth Award Finalist Exhibition 2020, UCCA, Beijing
Towards A Neo-Constructivism, Bank Gallery, Shanghai
Being of Evils, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing
Energy Tower, Tank Shanghai, Shanghai
Underwater Dog Club, collaboration with Objective Space, Shanghai
Consecration, Fa Hui Art Space, Shanghai
Superdry Field Project, Shanghai
2019 Shanghai Condo 2019, Antenna Space, Shanghai
Advent, Qianshao Contemporary Art Center, Shanghai
2141, Rongyi Art Museum, Shanghai