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Hu Qiren - Visual Artist 

Hu Qiren (b. 1983) is a visual artist whose practice explores the myriad forms of image making, incorporating a wide range of media, including photography, video, installation and performance. Expressing a vibrant visual vocabulary inspired by his own identity and tradition, Qiren synthesizes cultural binaries, while incessantly challenging notions of authenticity, belief and value systems.


Qiren completed his MFA in Photography and Related Media at Parsons The New School for Design under the Provost scholarship in 2015 and has showcased his works at the One World Trade Center, Queens Museum, Aperture Foundation and Photoville in New York, Louvre Museum in Paris, Singapore International Photography Festival, Pingyao International Photography Festival in China, Auckland Festival of Photography in New Zealand and at the Theory of Clouds Gallery & Community Worldwide in Kobe, Japan. In 2016, Qiren was the grand winner of the Harper’s BAZAAR Art Prize.




2015           Parsons The New School for Design, New York City (Provost Scholarship)                

                     MFA in Photography


2012           School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University of Singapore                

                     BFA in Photography and Digital Imaging


2003           School of Design, Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore                

                     Diploma in Interior Architecture and Design


2021         Le Prix de la Photographie de Paris (PX3), Silver


2016         Harper’s BAZAAR Art Prize, Grand Prize Winner


2016         Moscow International Foto Awards, Honorable Mention


2013         Parsons The New School For Design, The Provost Scholarship



Selected Solo

2022         Strange Times, Richard Koh Fine Art, Singapore


2021         S.E.A. Focus Curated: hyper-horizon, An STPI Project, Singapore


2019         Dunman Higher, DECK, Singapore

Selected Group

2024         ART SG, Singapore

2023           Gallery Benefit Gala, National Gallery Singapore

2023          ART SG, Singapore

2022         InterPrintations, Straits Gallery, Singapore

2021         Julius Baer Next Generation Art Prize, Singapore


2021         7th Singapore International Photography Festival, Art Science Museum, Singapore


2020         In Your Own Frame (10th Anniversary Show), Richard Koh Fine Art, Singapore


2020         A Decade Together / Apart, Richard Koh Fine Art, Singapore


2019         See | me + ChaShaMa, One World Trade Center, New York


2018         Queens International, Queens Museum, New York


2016         Nonspace, Recess Gallery, New York


2016         Moscow International Foto Awards, Moscow


2016         Harper’s BAZAAR Art Prize, Robinsons The Heeren, Singapore


2015         PUSH PULL, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Parsons MFA Photography Thesis Exhibition,

                     New York


2015         The Body Collection, Exposure Award, Louvre Museum, Paris


2015         Hyphen, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia


2015         Future Projections, Studio One, Auckland Festival of Photography, Silo Park, New Zealand

2014         PHOTOFEAST, University Center Lobby, Parsons New School of Design, New York


2014         The New Academy, WAH Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, New York


2014         Photoville, Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York


2014         First Summer Open, curated by Chris Boot, Executive Director, Aperture Foundation, New York


2014         Made in China, Brooklyn Fire Proof, New York


2013         Photoville, Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York


2013         13th Pingyao International Photography Festival, Shanxi Province, China


2013         Conversations with the Everyday, Centre for Contemporary Art, Gillman Barracks, Singapore


2013         PORTRAITS - ポートレイトの新しい息吹, Theory of Clouds Gallery & Community Worldwide,                             Kobe, Japan


2012         3rd Singapore International Photography Festival, Singapore


2012         12th Pingyao International Photography Festival, Shanxi Province, China


2012         ADM Show 2012 : A Reflective Dialogue, 2902 Gallery, Singapore


2011         Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards, MAP KL White Box Gallery, Malaysia


2011         Incandescent : Shedding light on the Cultures and Caves of Yunan, 2902 Gallery, Singapore


2010         Asian Mosaics, 2nd Singapore International Photography Festival, City Square Mall, Singapore


2010         International Orange Photo Festival, Changsha City, Orange Island, China


2010         The Crowbar Awards, Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore


2010         5TH Ngee Ann Photography Exhibition, Ngee Ann Cultural Centre, Singapore


2010         Variegated Realities, Alliance Francaise de Singapour SOCIETE GENERALE Private Banking Gallery,                       Singapore


2008         Singapore Young Photographer Award, The National Museum of Singapore, Singapore

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