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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.


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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

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


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