Xiaoxiao Xu

X I A O X I A O  X U (b. 1984, CN) is a photographer 

Xiaoxiao Xu was born in south east Qingtian, China. As a teenager she immigrated to the Netherlands  and spending half her life here changed her view on China. Her identity cannot be defined easily anymore as she is both insider and outsider. By photographing locations, people and objects that arouse confusing and alienating feelings, she manages to find a balance between her origins and her present life. 
She graduated  from the Photo Academy in Amsterdam in 2009 and has since worked on personal projects. In 2016 she published “Aeronautics in the Backyard”, a project that won numerous prestigious book awards over the last couple of years. In May 2020 she launched her fourth photo book “Watering my horse by a spring at the foot of the Long Wall”, a project about the lives of the people along the Great Wall of China.

Xu has exhibited at Beijing Photo Biennial, China; Photoville, New York; BredaPhoto Festival, Breda and FOMU, Antwerp. She is also  recipient of the Fotoprijs (NL); Best Dutch photobooks and shortlisted as one of the best photo books by the Guardian.

A mounted parrot

Madé van Krimpen - 'A mounted parrot' by Xiaoxiao Xu. 50x50 cm, Edition of 8.
Xiaoxiao Xu
€850

Portrait of a girl lying on corn pile

Madé van Krimpen - Xiaoxiao Xu
Xiaoxiao Xu
€850

A shepherd and a flock of sheep in the snow

Madé van Krimpen - 'A shepherd and a flock of sheep in the snow' by Xiaoxiao Xu. 36x50cm, Edition of 8.
Xiaoxiao Xu
€850

Demon baby rocks

Demon baby rocks
Xiaoxiao Xu
€850

Two Ou Mandarins

Madé van Krimpen - Xiaoxiao Xu
Xiaoxiao Xu
€850