CV

 

*Please feel free to download books from my Google Drive (I stopped updating books from the middle of 2019, sorry about that, will find time to update)

Zhuanxu Xu (they/them) is a genderqueer activist, writer and artist who has initiated various practical and theoretical workshops in London and Hong Kong into manifesting their endeavour regarding social intervention. Their works are rooted in the investigation and reflection on the series of sociocultural phenomena, primarily concerning sex/gender/sexuality-related matters and knowledge production. Through deploying various production modes including writing, photography, video, performance to manifest the antagonistic position towards hegemonic societal discourse in order to explore the dynamic relationship of power on the margins and the stigmatisation on social differences, also in an attempt to reveal the deficiencies and oppressive nature of mainstream critical thinking. Consequently, their works refuse to advocate individualist approaches but striving to establish a more tolerant, protective, and persistent presence circumstances to resist various assimilation models. 

Contact: zhuanxu.xu.20@ucl.ac.uk
Social Media: Instagram 

They are currently conducting PhD research in the Department of Culture, Communication and Media at University College London that focuses on the contemporary queer culture in China (PRC) [proposed thesis: Positioning the Practices of Hedonistic Queer Negativity in China], and welcoming all kinds of enquiries and connections.


Education

2021-

Culture, Communication and Media MPhil/PhD, University College London, London, United Kingdom

2018-2020

MFA in Fine Art, Goldsmiths, University of London (pass with distinction)

 

Solo Exhibition

2019

DISIDENTIFICATION, A/part, Kowloon, Hong Kong

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020

Goldsmiths MFA Degree Show 2020, Goldsmiths, University of London, London, United Kingdom

 2019

Imagined Communities, Crypt Gallery, London, United Kingdom 
A Better Tomorrow, The Artworks Creekside, London, United Kingdom
Interim+, MFA Fine Art Studios, Goldsmiths, University of London, London, United Kingdom

 

Hosted Reading Groups & Educational Practices

2019

Gender Politics in Hong Kong (Mandarin, Cantonese, English), A/part (4-day reading group), Kowloon, Hong Kong
Imaging Post-Identity Politics and Its Practicability (Mandarin, Cantonese, English), A/part (5-day workshop), Kowloon, Hong Kong
On Essay Films (Mandarin), Long Gong (3-day reading group with film screening), Quanzhou, Fujian, China

2018

Gender Studies in China (Mandarin), Online Teaching Programme (10 lectures)

 

 

Human being.

An activist, writer, and idiot.

Fuck –androcentrism.

Fuck -binarism. 

Fuck -capitalism.

Fuck -elitism.

Fuck -nationalism.

Fuck -patriarchy.

Fuck -patriotism.

Fuck -phallogocentrism.

Fuck -sex/gender/sexuality regime.