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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 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 : DÀ QǏ DÀ LUÒ, Vanguard Gallery, Shanghai

2016      Lost in Shenzhen, 33 Artspace, Shenzhen, China



Group Exhibitions

2023      Year by Year, DEJI Art Museum, Nanjing, 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