Qiu Zhijie

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Qiu Zhijie’s practice encompasses conceptual multimedia works fusing Chinese calligraphy with video, installation and performance art. Building layers of meaning and memory through print and papermaking, Qiu explored critical issues of freedom and destiny by focusing on the geopolitical and psychological attachments to the ancient capital Nanjing City or “City of Failure” for its past of massacres and wars. Informed by historical, social and academic issues of significant cultural import, Qiu’s creative expositions took these works into the realm of social action, and are a prelude to future installations on the Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge Suicide Intervention Project.


Recent exhibitions include the 56th Venice Biennale: All the World’s Futures (2015) and A Suicidology of the Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge 4 – On Levelling All Things at Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts (2014).


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