About He An


He An (b.1970) was born in Wuhan, Hubei province. He studied at the Painting Department of Hubei Academy of Fine Arts in 1996. He currently lives and works in Beijing. He An’s creations cover installations, sculptures, photography and more.

His works largely reflect the physical and psychological emotional shock which are brought by dramatic Chinese urbanization process. He transforms the city symbols such as concrete, billboards and neon lights into an ultimate artistic language, by projecting the sincere, warm, violent and romantic literary sentiment onto the cold material. He An has always been a keen observer of cultural, historical, political and social issues. His wide-ranged personal interests render the synchronization of his art with the "current" in geopolitical and aesthetic aspects.

He presented solo exhibitions worldwide such as Australian Center for Contemporary Art (Melbourne), Daniel Templon Galerie (Brussels). He was also part of numerous major group exhibitions, including Saatchi Gallery (London), Carnegie Museum of Art (Pittsburgh), Museum of Contemporary Art Lyon (Lyon), Tate Liverpool (Liverpool).


Portrait of He An Fudong: Photo by Feng Yu, © Faurschou Foundation.