Xiao Lu

Chinese, born 1962

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Xiao Lu

Chinese, born 1962

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Xiao Lu has been an explosive force in Chinese art every since she walked into the National Gallery of Art in Beijing and fired a gun at one of her sculptures in 1989, just months before the Tiananmen Square Crackdown. The piece, Dialogue (1989), consisted of two telephone booths, one with a figure of a man and one with a woman, a red telephone dangling off the hook between them; she created the work with her partner at the time, the artist Tang Song. Gender and the self have been frequent subjects of her work ever since, as in Sperm (2006), about her unsuccessful search for a sperm donor, and Wedding, a recent project in which she documented her fictional attempts to marry herself.

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Xiao Lu has been an explosive force in Chinese art every since she walked into the National Gallery of Art in Beijing and fired a gun at one of her sculptures in 1989, just months before the Tiananmen Square Crackdown. The piece, Dialogue (1989), consisted of two telephone booths, one with a figure of a man and one with a woman, a red telephone dangling off the hook between them; she created the work with her partner at the time, the artist Tang Song. Gender and the self have been frequent subjects of her work ever since, as in Sperm (2006), about her unsuccessful search for a sperm donor, and Wedding, a recent project in which she documented her fictional attempts to marry herself.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
Instituion
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Art in America
fair
Included in a major biennial
Singapore Biennale