Nha San Collective - Zhou Bin


Zhou Bin graduated from Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts and is the founder of UP-ON Live Art Space and UP-ON International Live Art Festival. In the beginning of his career, he mainly worked on oil painting and installation. After 1997, he moved to Chengdu and began to focus on performance art. To Zhou Bin, there is some critical power attached to performance art that cannot be replaced by other art forms in the context of contemporary China, especially in the situation that art is materialized and performance art is extremely misunderstood by the Chinese government and society.

“To me, performance art is not only a material to create arts, but also a reflection of an artist trying to keep his independent spirit and creative position.”