Jiū Society (est. 2015)
Definition: describes sound, including light sounds of animals, also could describe sounds of insects and birds.
Refer to: kiss. The word 「ちゅう」means the sound when kissing in Japanese. So “jiū” also means kissing.
Jiū Society considers themselves an experimental product of “Reform and Opening Up”, and also sons of the “dispersed culture”. In the name of nonsensical hedonism, despite occasional anxieties and doubts, Jiū feels very good. So they tried to make themselves heard by making an uncertain and small sound, Jiū. In 2015, Fang Di, Ji Hao and Jin Haofan co-founded Jiū Society, a young artist group rooted in the forefront of Chinese Reform and Opening-Up. The three young artists were all born and raised as a new generation of Shenzhen citizens in this city of migrants. Shenzhen, to them, is no longer what it was to their parents—a place to make money. They gather in Shenzhen, this city of their own, and to observe it from their own perspective.
With the changes of times and the emergence of new regional forms, the Greater Bay Area (Guangdong–Hong Kong–Macau Greater Bay Area) has gradually become a new regional concept. Conforming to the times, Jiū Society has also made some adaptations. In 2021, Jiū Society officially announced to absorb a new member, Zhang Yin, who lives in Guangzhou. As a result, the expressing foundation of Jiū Society has become broader, extending from a city to a region, though the voice remains slight, but more powerful.
Solo Exhibitions｜Duo Exhibitions
2022 Snow White & Her Seven Friends, Studio Concrete, Seoul, S.Korea
2021 Lost in Shanghai, SYSTEM, Shanghai, China
2020 Your Life, My Dream, Vanguard Gallery, Shanghai
2020 Your Life, My Dream, OCT Boxes Art Museum, Foshan, China
2019 Bullshit Blind Bull, Art Basel Hong Kong, Vanguard booth, Hong Kong, China
2019 Lost in Shenzhen, the Center for Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester, UK
2017 GAS STATION Ⅸ: DÀ QǏ DÀ LUÒ, Vanguard Gallery, Shanghai
2016 Lost in Shenzhen, 33 Artspace, Shenzhen, China
2022 Warehouse Story VIII — On Your Mark!, Vanguard Gallery, Shanghai, China
2021 Huayu Youth Award Finalist Exhibition 2021, The Perfect Flaw, Sanya Art Center, Sanya, China
2021 Cantonese Consumerism, Duende Art Museum, Shunde, China
2020 The Curation Workshop II – Sampled Cases by OCAT, OCAT Shenzhen, Shenzhen, China
2020 The North is not an Island, OCAT Shenzhen, Shenzhen, China
2020 How do we begin, X Museum, Beijing, China
2019 HOT FLOWS – Pearl River Delta Arts Retrospective in Macau， Post – Ox Warehouse Experimental Site, Macau, China
2019 Not for the faint of heart, White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2018 12th Shanghai Biennale: Proregress, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China
2017 Bi-City Bienial of Urbanism\Architecture, Shenzhen, China
2016 SHENZHENMAF 2016– SOUTH ::CHAMBERS ::PHENOMENA, Center Gateway One, Shenzhen, China
2016 The 2nd（Yantian）Young Artist Week– The Floating Scenes, Shenzhen , China
2016 Vertical Scence, Guangdian Cultural Creative Town, Shenzhen, China
2015 Carpe Diem Xmas pop up, T-park, Shenzhen, China