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Kexin Hao (CN, 1993) is a visual artist and designer born in Beijing and based in The Netherlands. Her practice is a marriage of design and performance. Kexin likes to challenge the boundaries between art and “non-art” space. She thinks beyond the disciplines of design, performance, game, clubbing, and fitness, which results in a rich hybridity in her art-making. Using a daring visual language, Kexin’s works is a constant swing between intimate close-up on personal stories and zoom-out to collective narratives; between a past of political heaviness and a flashy modernity rendered in humour and sarcasm. In her recent practice, Kexin investigates in the themes of body, rituals, health, labour, and collective memory.

Kexin received granted residencies at iii (instrument inventors initiative) and V2_; and has shown her works at Rewire festival, TEC ART, GOGBOT Festival, L.E.V. Festival(ES), as well as places such as MAMA, V2_, Worm, W139, PIP, Luxelakes·A4 Art Museum(CN). She has participated in various educational programs by giving workshops and artist talks at Sandberg Institute, ArtEz, Städelschule Architecture Class Frankfurt, and Klasse Digitale Grafik (HFBK) Hamburg.

郝可欣,2021年毕业于海牙皇家美术学院平面设计系,是一位在北京长大现在生活在荷兰鹿特丹的设计师和艺术家。她的实践常常结合平面设计和表演/公众艺术。在中国和欧洲各地发起和参与各类活动和创意项目的经历,不仅仅跨越着地理的界限,也在纵横着艺术领域之间的边界:平面设计、影像艺术、行为表演和音乐等等。如此的实践,游走于美术馆、教室、音乐节和俱乐部之中,也在挑战着艺术空间和非艺术空间之间的边界。郝可欣的作品使用大胆的视觉语言和听觉体验,混合着亲密的个体经历和宏大的集体叙事,用幽默化解历史的沉重。她近期的作品主题主要围绕着身体、仪式、档案和集体记忆。

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Education

2012 - 2016
B.A Business | B.A German
University of International Bussiness and Economics

2017 - 2021
B.A Graphic Design
Royal Academy of Art, The Hague

Award & Nomination

2021.6
Graduacted with Distinction | Graphic Design, Royal Academy of Art
2021.7
Department Award | Graphic Design, Royal Academy of Art
2021.7
Nomination | iii Research Residency Award
2021.9
Young Blood Award | GOGBOT Festival
2021.10
Gold Award, Multidisciplinary Design, Young Blood Award | Lu Junyi Design Live

Features

Dd Yearbook '21
TodaysArt Visits KABK, TodaysArt, The Hague
It's Nice That | The Next Generation 2021 continued…
SPREAD MAG issue 5: Movement
REWIRE 2022 IN TIEN HOOGTEPUNTEN