Ao Jing

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Ao Jing (b.1993) currently works and lives in Beijing. She graduated from Goldsmiths College, University of London and the Royal College of Art’s Contemporary Art Practice (Pathway: Public Sphere). Ao’s artworks explore how different materials transformed into varied series of sculptures, performances and visuals under artistic expressions in different environments. In turn, the ambiguous relationship between “material” and “immaterial”, “conscious” and “unconscious”, is explored in a non-dualistic context.

Compared to the current mode of artistic production, which is dominated by dialectical thinking, Ao’s work is more narrative literature, constantly asks questions and wanders through doubts. In the process, all her attitudes, choices, confusions, etc. about life are honestly presented in her works.

Her solo exhibition includes: Theory of Emotion, SUHE HAUS – Skyline, Shanghai, CN (2024); In the Pit, Magician Space, Beijing, CN (2023).

Her recent group exhibitions include: The Quest of Young Artists, Each Modern, Taipei, TW (2024); Weaving in Entanglement, Mending in Punctures, 69 Art Campus, Beijing, CN (2024); META MEDIA ART FESTIVAL, Shanghai, CN (2023); Where Wood Stands, Group, Shanghai, CN (2023); Invisible V.4: The Silence of Nature, Zhi Art Museum, Chengdu, CN (2023); Vacuum, Yuan Art Museum, Beijing, CN (2023); To the Public: Please Read the Exhibition the Way One Perceive the Woods, Magician Space, Beijing, CN (2022); Encounter & Foresight: A Contemporary Art Exhibition Recommended by Collectors, Blanc Art Group, Beijing, CN (2022); A Couple of, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, CN (2021); When and Only When, the Strong Wind Rolled up the Surge, Aranya Art Center, Qinhuangdao, CN (2021); Hereditary Territory, Powerlong Museum, Shanghai, CN (2021).

She obtained UCCA Young Associates’ Choice Awards (Beijing, 2023).

Metaphor, 2023, stone, plank, ceramic, tree branch, 80 x 27 x 28.5 cm

Hidden Power, 2023, iron, copper, fiberglass, 186 x 120 x 140 cm

In the Pit, 2023, copper, strings, iron, ceramic, cinnabar bead, 60 x 40 x 100 cm

Hay Wagon, 2023, ceramic, sheepskin, horsehair, wax rope, ginkgo, 27 x 22 x 35 cm

Vicious Pills, 2023, ceramic, clay, iron wire, 23 x 27 x 25 cm

Pause, 2023, bronze, fish bait, pebble, horsetail, fish bone, wood, 84 x 31 x 38 cm