Meitao Qu (曲美陶)
Born in 1996, China. Lives and Works in London and Beijing.
2020-21 MFA Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford (Oxford-Kaifeng Graduate Scholar)
2022 (Solo) “Residency presentation at Naebono Art Studio” S-AIR x Troy House Art Foundation, Sapporo, Japan
2022 “Dreaming of Red Mansions”, The Photographer’s Gallery, London (online)
2023 “Croydon System Change”, Museum of Croydon, London (upcoming)
2022-3 “Bloomberg New Contemporaries” South London Gallery, London and Ferens Gallery, Hull, UK
［Residence Program］ Jan 10, 2024〜Mar 8, 2024 （tentative）
Meitao Qu (曲美陶) Official website
Meitao is a London-based Chinese artist working across sculpture, installation and digital media. Her practice engages with how images are constructed and the role they play in shaping discourses of cultural and national identity. Through worldbuilding and storytelling, she works with miniature environments and architectural models to play with the visual economy of the cityscape as a symbol of ‘progress’.
During her residency, Meitao will expand her research into the relationship between popular culture, urbanisation, and national identity in East Asia. She hopes to create works that bring together urban and natural landscapes in Fukuoka and wider Kyushu, to explore the histories and folklore embedded within them.