朱祺皓 (ZHU Kio)’s personal practice often tells stories, mostly real life stories concerning China’s major social and political events, historical and ongoing. The artist is also interested in what kind of role technology, for instance social media, plays in these events and on us, and most recently the ideas of archive, collective memory, mortality/immortality and East Asian death rituals.
At the same time, coming from a design background, the artist is constantly trying out new methods and tools for his art expression. His works range from abstract animation, video installation to interactive web platform, speculative design etc.
朱祺皓 (ZHU Kio)’s works has been included in Ars Electronica’s online exhibition, reported by Oregon Arts Watch, and exhibited at Chicago local galleries.
REM, 2020, Live performance
As what happened to Dr. Li Wenliang slowly fades away in Chinese public’s collective memory, countless other (absolutely surreal) stories during China’s Covid outbreak, which at the time was only heard through social media platforms, are buried in the servers of the platforms and public memory’s deepest corner. REM is a performance dedicated to those stories that are fading away in Chinese public’s collective memory. See more at https://zuukio.wixsite.com/zuukio/rem.
812 Years 7 Months 13 Days, 2020, Artist’s one year supply of hair and nails, nail clipper, barber scissors, digital scale, and balance scale
Memory of a Veteran, 2019, Abstract animation
The animation was based on the interview of a Chinese Vietnam War Veteran