Born in 1977 in Harbin, China.
Having graduated with a BA in oil painting at the China Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2002, Qiu currently works and lives in Beijing. Over the years, he’s participated in numerous international exhibitions, including MuseoNazionaledellaScienza e dellaTecnologia Leonardo da Vinci (Italy, 2009), Groninger Museum
(Netherlands, 2008), ZKM Museum (Germany, 2007), Kunst Museum (Switzerland, 2005), Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (Beijing, 2013), Long
Museum (Shanghai, 2013), Today Art Museum (Beijing, 2012) and so on. His solo exhibitions include “Qiu Xiaofei: Apollo Bangs Dionysus” at Pace Beijing
in 2014, “Rauschenberg Said, The Walking Stick is Longer than the Maulstick, after All” at Beijing Commune in 2013, and “Repetition” at the Minsheng Art
Museum in Shanghai in 2013. Qiu’s oeuvre largely deals with the role of materiality in perception, the relationship between memory and history and the subjective nature of one’s experience.