He An is one of the most representative artists born in 1970s in China. His practice covers installations, sculptures, photography and other mediums. Born in the era of China’s economics at its most expanding stage, He An’s works extensively reflect his expressions about the Chinese urbanization in both physical and emotional respect. Combining urban industrial material – advertising metal panel, concrete, neon light and stolen signs. He transforms these urban symbols into an artistic language. Throughout his practice of discovering truth about the urban feelings, He An always projects his passionate, sincere, romantic and even violent emotions onto them.
His recent solo exhibitions include: Do You Think That You Can Help Her Brother?, Australian Center for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia, 2017; Armenia, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, China, 2015; Tough Guy Don’t Dance, MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai, China, 2014; Wind Light as a Thief, Galerie Daniel Templon, Brussels, Belgium, 2014; I Am Curious Yellow I Am Curious Blue – He An Solo Exhibition, Tang Contemporary Art Beijing,Beijing, China, 2011; Wind Light As a Thief – He An Works Exhibition, Arrow Factory, Beijing, China, 2011; etc. He also participated in numerous group shows, such as Art Basel Unlimited, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland, 2013; 2013 Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, U.S., 2013; Rendez-Vous 2008, Mac-Lyon, Lyon, France, 2008; The Real Thing: Contemporary Art from China, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, U.K., 2007, etc.