Han Qian received her Bachelor’s degree from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma, Italy, and a dual Master’s degree from the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, France.
Han Qian’s creative practice encompasses video, installations, performance, printmaking, and writing as mediums. Reflecting on individual perception and identity memory through multiple times and the threads of history. She attempts to present her works as a constant journey between the past and the present, investigating the possibility of symbiosis and dialogue with the external world and inner experience. The artist often composes her video work through photographs, documents, and writing. Acts of collecting and textual writing are recurring rhetorics in her practice, the search for unspoken memories and diaspora identity always pulls her writing.
Her current work is focused on tracing the historical context of three generations in her family. The main threads include personal identity clues, specific historical events, and the interconnection of changes beyond human beings. Along with migration due to industrial changes, identity politics, and geo-identity, reexamines individuals and memories obscured in history.


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