Guanyu Xu
Artist, Educator
Guanyu Xu
Artist, Educator
Based in
Chicago, United States
Seniority
3 - 5 years experience
Resume
About

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

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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.

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Lecturer
University of Illinois Sep. 2019 - Present
United States

Lecturer

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Winner
PHOTOFAIRS Shanghai Exposure Award
2020
China
Solo Exhibition: Temporarily Censored Home
Yancey Richardson Gallery 2020 - 2020
United States
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Winner
Kodak Film Photo Award
2019
United States
Winner
Foam Talent
2019
Netherlands
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Winner
Lensculture Emerging Talent Award
2019
Master of Fine Arts
School of the Art Institute of Chicago 2017 - 2019
Chicago, United States
Software skills

Adobe Photoshop

Autodesk Maya

Languages

Chinese

Native language

English

Professional knowledge

A Chinese Photographer’s Secret Installations Inside His Parents’ Home

A feature on The New Yorker

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