Wu Xiaoran was born in Hangzhou, China, received a master's degree in Contemporary Art Practice from Royal College of Art in 2019, and currently base in Shanghai.
He is mainly interested in the relationship between unofficial narratives and images.
Unofficial narratives contain folklore stories, ballads, myths, legends, etc., and use these as a starting point to explore different histories, attempt to relate to contemporary contexts, and find plural meanings from stories that are iteratively being retold.
From years of still photography to the moving image and painting practice today, he is more concerned about the impact of time on the image, trying to let the viewers experience fragmentation and cycle of time through works, not just the mechanized fixed timeline. By this way, and the old stories are retold with new narratives.
‘Hereditary Territory’, Powerlong Art Museum, Shanghai, 2021 ‘Dear Someone’, GDA Hanhouse Art Gallery, Hangzhou,2021
‘Phase Transition’, West Bund Art Center, Shanghai, 2020
Songs of Innocence & Songs of Experience, TX Huaihai, Shanghai, 2020
Venus in Fur, TX Huaihai Showroom, Shanghai, 2019
Arche of Realm, F-5 Jin You International, Beijing, 2019
Orbit Art Show, Bargehouse, London, 2019
Degree Show, Royal College of Art, London, 2019
'Ten Metaphor', Safehouse, London, 2019
'Terminal O', The Horse Hospital, London, 2019
'CAPbaret' performance marathon, RCA Gorvy Theatre, London, 2019
'Queuing on Stairs', The Crypt Gallery, London, 2019
'CAPbaret' performance marathon, RCA Gorvy Theatre, London, 2018
'WIP Show', Royal College of Art, London, 2018
'一人一格，36', 画英雄ART, Hangzhou, 2016
'Start from China', Hillside Terrace Gallery, Toyko, 2016