XIA HAN

夏瀚

xiahanart@outlook.com

Born 1993, Shanghai, Lives and work in Shanghai and Online.

Xia Han’s work focuses on computer games, consumer culture and technological ethics. His artistic practice uses game engines and video as the main creative medium. He treats the game scenes as stages and the audience as characters in a virtual theatre. The works often construct a non-realistic world or virtual landscape, and are often pessimistic in tone. He is currently using video games as an index for his research and exploration of their unique language and as a medium of communication.In the meantime, he and a friend founded the independent art space 33ml offspace in Shanghai in 2020 to support his own and young artists’ ongoing voice with their creations.

Education:

2012 – 2016   BA Fine Art, East China Normal University, China

2018 – 2019   MA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Arts, UK


Selected Group Exhibitions:

2022

FILE Electronic Language International Festival,Centro Cultural FIESP,巴西圣保罗

2021

垂直起飞,星汇当代美术馆,重庆

次元视界, 离朱艺术空间,长沙

黎明牧场与音乐厅,LSP在地公园,广州

PHASE相.数字艺术展,油罐艺术中心,上海

People With,离画廊,上海

世袭领地,宝龙美术馆,上海

当下,库茨艺术中心,上海

自由落体,33ml offspace,上海

2020

Free Fall, 33ml offspace, Shanghai

Vacation at the End of the World, Electric Artefacts, London (Online)

West Bund Art & Design, West Bund Art Center, Shanghai

Over the Real, Lucca, Italy

Backlight, 33ml offspace, Shanghai

Fragile Relation, SEEWELL SPACE, FuZhou

Journey of Water,SiNan ArtHouse,Shanghai

Environmental Crisis, Gerald Moore Gallery, London

The Wake UP! Memorial, NewMediaFest2020, Cologne (Online)

2019

Esports Digital Art Prizes 2019, Arcade, Hong Kong

Spread the Virus’ Vol 2, offsiteproject & dateagle, London

Chelsea MA Summer Show, Chelsea, London

Late at Tate Britain 5 July, Tate Britain, London

Sympathetic Visage, 31-33 Church Street Marylebone, London

Wicked Game, Triangle Space, London


2018

E Pluribs Unum, Cook House Gallery, London

A4 Animation Season, A4 Art Museum, Chengdu

The 6th Animamix Biennale: Ballade, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai


2017

Energy Field, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai

2016

Trans-Design, West Bund Art & Design, Shanghai

Wenzhou International Design Biennial, HOW Art Museum, Wenzhou

Sentiment & Dynamic Inertia, Korean Cultural Center, Shanghai

The End of The World as We Know, Cospace Gallery, Shanghai

Future Prospect, TEDxCaohejingPark, Shanghai

2016 Shanghai Design Week, Shanghai Exhibition Center

Shanghai Art Fair (20th), Shanghai Exhibition & Convention CenterIndustrial

Punk Shuttle, The Little Gallery, Shanghai

Day Dreamer, Shanghai Theatre Academy