Hu Yun (1986) graduated from the China Academy of Art in 2008, he is currently based in Belgrade and Shanghai. His selected solo exhibitions include Up to the Sky (Magician Space, Beijing, 2010); Image of Nature (Natural History Museum, London, 2010); Our Ancestors (Goethe Institut, Shanghai, 2012); Lift with Care (AIKE DELLARCO Gallery, Shanghai, 2013) and Narration Sickness (AIKE DELLARCO Gallery, Shanghai, 2016). His works have also been exhibited at the Power Station of Art (Shanghai), Centre Pompidou (Paris) and Times Museum (Guangzhou). Hu Yun has participated in the 7th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale (2012), 4th Guangzhou Triennial (2012) and 11th Gwangju Biennale (2016).
He is the co-founder of the art e-journal PDF. In his practice, Hu Yun revisits historical moments in order to provide alternative readings, a process that also informs the artist’s reflection on grand narratives and personal ties. The artist considers himself a mediator between everyday stories and gossips and state-sanctioned histories. Not My Intention aims to probe into a particular period in history, of westerners first arriving in China, from a personal perspective. This series tackles the issue of modernity and, now, where to go from here.