Xu Xiaoguo, b.1977, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
Date of birth
Place Of birth
Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
Born in Xi’an in 1977, Xu Xiaoguo majored in Oil Painting and graduated from the Xi'an Academy of Fine Arts in 2000. Xu works across multiple media and forms including painting, photography and video. Early works were expressionist in style and drew upon influences as diverse as western oil painting, Chinese folk art, and Soviet socialist realism. In recent years he has been exploring formalist abstraction. Xu has been awarded various accolades including but not limited to first prize for the "798 Arts Festival Young Artists Recommendation Exhibition", the "Academy Award for Young Artists of Film Media" from the Beijing Film Academy International New Media Arts Triennial Exhibition and the "Guanghua Qianyu Award". His work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions internationally. Xu Xiaoguo lives and works in Beijing.