Z PIP Expo

  • 24/09/2021 •

    PIP Expo -  Kexin Hao en Diana Gheorghui 

    Eindbestemming ook na 23.00 u.: PIP EXpo

    Gedurende één avond presenteren Kexin Hao & Diana Gheorghiu een performance en installaties in PIP Den Haag.

    De twee kunstenaars zijn een samenwerking aangegaan en hebben speciaal voor deze avond nieuwe werk gemaakt. Zij stonden voor de uitdaging hun werk te passen in een setting die doorgaans als nachtclub wordt ervaren.

    PIP Expo wordt georganiseerd door Laura Snijders & Alexander Webber.

    Diana Gheorghiu is a Romanian visual artist living and working in the Netherlands. She graduated in 2019 from the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, within the Photography department. Her output comprises of computer-generated characters – almost always female-presenting, stemming from her experiences as a woman – which are framed within static images, videos, and installations. They are usually taking care of themselves in a detached manner, their bodies contorting, being deformed, and performing themselves. Their dissociated selves illustrate a form of personhood that has subsumed the body to a regime of controls in the face of an uncertain world. She uses these computer-generated characters to explore the topics of self-care, new food, and the wellness industry.

    Throughout the years her artistic output has been shown in The Netherlands, Italy, and Romania and her work has been featured in ID Netherlands, ALT Magazine, Glamour and CUTRA. She is currently funded by the Mondriaan Fund under the Start Stipendium scheme.

    Kexin Hao (CN, 1993) is a visual artist and designer based in the Hague. She graduated from graphic design department at Royal Academy of Art, The Hague. Kexin’s practice is a marriage of graphic design and performance/public engaging art. Having initiated and been involved in various creative projects across China and Europe, Kexin challenges not only geometrical borders but also disciplines of design, film, performance, and music, as well as physical boundaries between art and non-art space. Using a daring visual language, the work 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 works, Kexin investigates in the themes of body, rituals, health, collective memory, and retro-futurism.


Over Z PIP Expo

PIP Den Haag is een multifunctioneel cultuurpodium op de industriële rafelrand van de Hofstad. In de afgelopen tien jaar is PIP uitgegroeid van creatieve broedplaats waar een aantal kunstenaars en skaters sporadisch feestjes gaven tot een volwaardige nachtclub voor elektronische muziek en hét etablissement voor de lokale Haagse underground cultuur.

Binckhorstlaan 36
2516BE Den Haag