Miao Xiaochun 缪晓春

Chinese, b. 1964

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Miao Xiaochun 缪晓春

Chinese, b. 1964

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Miao Xiaochun is known for creating conceptual photographs that explore classical Chinese culture and contemporary urbanity. He photographs his scenes and figures separately, and then digitally combines them. In some of these works, the artist is featured as one or multiple characters; many of the compositions are based on iconic paintings, like Hieronymus Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights (c. 1490-1510) and Michelangelo’s Last Judgment (c. 1537-1541). Miao, however, deigns to categorize his work as conceptual. “Choice is always involved. From this perspective, all photography is conceptual photography,” Miao said. “In actuality these two cannot be separated, nor are they antagonistic.”

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Biography

Miao Xiaochun is known for creating conceptual photographs that explore classical Chinese culture and contemporary urbanity. He photographs his scenes and figures separately, and then digitally combines them. In some of these works, the artist is featured as one or multiple characters; many of the compositions are based on iconic paintings, like Hieronymus Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights (c. 1490-1510) and Michelangelo’s Last Judgment (c. 1537-1541). Miao, however, deigns to categorize his work as conceptual. “Choice is always involved. From this perspective, all photography is conceptual photography,” Miao said. “In actuality these two cannot be separated, nor are they antagonistic.”

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Flash Art, and 1 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 1 more