About the Artist
SUN XUN (b.1980) was born in Fuxin, Liaoning Province. He currently lives and works in Beijing. He graduated from the China Academy of Fine Arts in 2005 and founded π Animation Studio in the following year. Sun Xun works across various mediums such as drawing, painting, animation, and installation, often obscuring the lines of these forms of expressions. He is best known for his stop-motion animated films which echoes his own experiences of the ever-changing dynamics in global history, culture, memory, and politics presented in multidimensional imagery.
In 2016, Sun Xun received the Audemars Piguet Art Commission for Art Basel Miami, a generously financed commission which saw him presenting Reconstruction of the Universe, an exhibition which featured an elaborate architectural set of low curving walls hung with woodcuts, and beyond that, his latest 3D animation film Time Spy. As one of the most exciting emerging artists, he was the recipient of several art awards, including Asia Arts Game Changer Awards, Delhi, India (2018); Young Artist Award in The 8th AAC Art China Awards for the Most Influential (2014); Best Young Artist, Chinese Contemporary Art Awards (2010); and the Young Art Award, Taiwan Contemporary Art Link (2010).
Recent solo exhibitions include Aurora, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia (2018), Tears of Chiwen, Arario Gallery, Seoul, Korea (2017), Reconstruction of the Universe, 2016 Audemars Piguet Art Commission, Art Basel Miami Beach, U.S.A (2016), Prediction Laboratory, Yuz Museum, Shanghai (2016), The Second Republic, 62nd International Short Film Festival Oberhausen – Artist Exhibition, Verein für aktuelle Kunst, Oberhausen, Germany (2016).
Recent group exhibitions include The Sleeper Awakes, White Rabbit, Contemporary Chinese Art Collection, New South Wales, Australia (2018); ZHONGGUO 2185, Sadie Coles HQ, London, U.K (2017); The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative at the Guggenheim, Tales of Our Time, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, U.S.A. (2016); 2015 Asian Art Biennial, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan (2015); Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, U.S.A. (2013).