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Jiu Society

Jiū Society (est. 2015)


Pinyin: jiū

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 / Duo Exhibitions

2023  “H2B”, Vanguard Gallery, Shanghai, China

2022  “Snow White & Her Seven Friends”, Studio Concrete, Seoul, 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  “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


Group Exhibitions

2023  “Nomads in the South: Rivers, Tunnels, Dampness and Constellations”, Pingshan Art Museum, Shenzhen, China

2023  “Louis XIII Heritage Project The New Legend”, Start Museum, Shanghai, China

2023  “You Spin Me Around Like a Record”, Cloud Art Museum, Huizhou, China

2023  “Art Within Reach I”, APSMUSEUM, Shanghai, China

2023  “Nián Nián: The Power and Agency of Animal Forms”, Deji Art Museum, Nanjing, China

2022  “Warehouse Story VIII — On Your Mark!”, Vanguard Gallery, Shanghai, China

2021  “The Perfect Flaw”, Huayu Youth Award Finalist Exhibition 2021, 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



Sigg collection, Lucerne, Switzerland

White Rabbit Collection, Sydney, Australia

APS Museum, Shanghai, China

Contemporary Gallery Kunming, Kunming, China