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Gu Xiong
Backpacks.jpgGu Xiong was born in 1953 in China. He entered the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, specialized in printmaking, received an MFA in 1985 and immediately became a drawing instructor at the Sichuan Institute. Gu Xiong was also a central figure in China’s pro-democracy Avant Garde art movement and was witness to the Tiananmen tragedy in Beijing. Following guest residencies at the Banff School of Fine Arts in 1986 and 1987, he emigrated to Canada and settled in Vancouver with dreams of continuing his art and teaching career in a country where artistic and intellectual freedom is encouraged. An internationally acclaimed artist, he is best known for his multi-media works exploring cultural hybridity, politics, geography, economics and issues facing our emerging global identity. His provocative painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, installation and performance art have earned him a reputation as one of this country’s elite contemporary artists. 

For more information about Gu Xiong visit his website here.

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