Xu Ze(b. 1973)
Xu Ze was born in Qionglai, Sichuan province in 1973. He graduated from the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute with a B.A in 1999. and later graduated from the painting department of the Central Academy of Fine Art with a M.A. in 2007. Xu is currently an associate professor of oil painting at Chengdu University of Fine Arts. He has exhibited around the world with recent solo exhibitions at XLY MoMA, Chengdu, China (2014) and Waikato Museum, Hamilton, New Zealand (2012). His recent group exhibitions include Dream of Sunshine, Yunan Fine Art Museum, Yunan China (2016); Power of the Morning: 20 Cities in China Young Artists Exhibit, Chongqing Fine Art Museum, Chongqing, China (2015), Each Their Own Path, Blue Roof Art Fair, Chengdu, China (2015), Surpass the Flesh: Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibit International Tour, National Museum of Art, Oslo, Norway (2014); Chifra 2013 “China French Art Exchange Tour” Champs-Elysées, Paris, France (2013). The artist currently lives in Beijing and Chengdu.