Yu Honglei (b. 1984) lives and works in Beijing. Yu Honglei draws upon wide visual vernacular from visual cultures of Chinese urban landscapes and poetic moments in his personal narratives. Yu Honglei keenly observes the translation, transposition and circulation of images, by weaving through the physical and the digital realm of image production. In his interest in plasticity of cultural knowledge and aesthetics, what arises is a constellation of hermeneutic and polysemic output, executed through highly personal artistic discourse.
Yu Honglei’s work has been shown internationally at UCCA, Beijing (solo; 2019);Antenna Space, Shanghai (solo; 2019) K11 Atelier, Hong Kong (2019); Powerlong Musem, Shanghai (2019); Hudson Valley MOCA, Peekskill (2019); Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler，Berlin (Solo; 2018); Belgrade Biennial (2018); Daimler Contemporary, Berlin (2017); Carl Kostyál, London, (solo; 2017); Fondazione Baruchello, Rome (2017); chi K11 Art Museum, Shanghai (2017); ZKM Center for art and media, Karlsruhe, Germany (2017); Long March Space, Beijing, China (2017);; Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam (2016); Museo Pino Pascali, Polignano (2016); Telescope, Beijing (solo; 2015); Spring Workshop, Hong Kong (2015); Rubell Family Collection, San Antonio Museum of Art, Texas (2015); Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai (2015); Magician Space, Beijing (solo; 2013).