Huang Xiaopeng 1960-2020
We are very sad to learn that our long time collaborator and friend Huang Xiaopeng passed away on October 6 in Berlin. Xiaopeng was a wonderful artist and teacher. We had the pleasure of working with him on numerous projects in Europe, China and Ukraine.
Xiaopeng lived in China, the UK and Germany and was always on the move. Her got a master’s degree at the Slade School of Fine Art and Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts. He also taught at Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts 2003 – 2012 where Vision Forum realized one of early projects with him which lead to exhibitions in France, Italy and Sweden. He also came to work as a guest tutor in Sweden.
He showed his work at Guangzhou’s Times Museum and at Para Site in Hong Kong. He often created work with mistranslations by letting text be re-translated on Google translation until new meaning emerged. Xiaopeng leaves an important imprint of resistance behind him and he taught us how to find freedom in the most difficult of situation. You are greatly missed!
(Picture from Para Site.)