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.



吴啸然生于杭州,2019年于皇家艺术学院获得当代艺术硕士学位,现工作与生活在上海。

他的创作主要感兴趣于非官方叙事和图像之间的关系。非官方叙事包含民俗故事,民谣,神话,传说等非官方的历史,并以此为起点发掘历史,企图和当代语境发生关联,从不断被复述的故事中寻找不同的意义。 从多年摄影和动态影像的实践,更让他在意时间对于画面的影响。企图通过作品让观者体会时间的错位和循环,借由此方式,以新的叙事复述古老的故事。








Exhibitions:

‘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




Wu Xiaoran 2018-2021 — Base in Shanghai