Miao Xiaochun 缪晓春
Chinese, born 1964
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Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2017
Klein Sun Gallery at Seattle Art Fair 2017,
Eli Klein Gallery
2016
Klein Sun Gallery at Art16,
Eli Klein Gallery
2015
Arario Gallery at West Bund Art & Design 2015,
Arario Gallery

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.”