A feature on The New Yorker
徐冠宇 Guanyu Xu (b.1993 Beijing) is an artist currently based in Chicago and a lecturer at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the winner of the PHOTOFAIRS Shanghai Exposure Award (2020), Philadelphia Photo Arts Center Annual Competition (2019), Lenscratch Student Prize (2019), the Fo
am Talent Award (2019), Lensculture Emerging Talent Award (2019), Kodak Film Photo Award (2019), The Print Center Annual Honorary Council Award of Excellence (2019), and he is a Runner-up of the Aperture Foundation Portfolio Prize (2019). He has received artist residencies including ACRE (Chicago, IL), Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT), and Light Work (Syracuse, NY).
His works have been exhibited and screened internationally including the Aperture Foundation, New York; ICP Museum, New York; Wesleyan University, Middletown; Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland; Mint Museum, Charlotte; 36th Kasseler Dokfest, Germany, and others. His work can be found in public collections including The Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. His works have been featured in numerous publications including The New York Times, ArtAsiaPacific, The New Yorker, W Magazine, Harper's Magazine, Musée Magazine, Der Greif, and China Photographic Publishing House.