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Shaotong He

I prefer destruction than suggestion.

Shaotong He has studied at Tsinghua University (Beijing, China) as well as graduated from Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart, class of Christian Jankowski.

His work has been exhibited in the following exhibitions and projects: „Local Tales“ (solo project), HuMBase, Stuttgart, 2020; „STUTTGART XVI-XVIII“ (solo exhibition), Hive Center For Contemporary Art, Beijing, 2018; „Yellow Reflection“, Gallery Liusa Wang, Paris, 2019; „Where Plato Taught“ Academiae Youth Art Biennale, Fortezza Franzensfeste, 2018; JIMEIxARLES International Photo Festival, Xiamen, 2017; Sinopale, Sinop, 2017; „I Do(not) Want To Be Part Of Your Celebration,“ Qiao Space, Shanghai, 2017; „Manifestina,“ Manifesta Biennale, Zurich, 2016; „How To Be A Successful Artist“ (project), Projektraum Lotte, Stuttgart, 2016. He has participated in several residency programs: HANGAR.org, Barcelona, 2019; Sorgenfrei 1/Schwankhalle, Bremen, 2017; Kulturakademie, Istanbul, 2017 (as participant of the project of Christian Jankowski); Kunstverein Kleinmachnov, 2014. In 2019 he was awarded the exchange scholarship by Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg. 2021 scholarship holder at „10qm Corona Katalyse“, Kulturamt Stuttgart.

Šta je za tebe zajednički jezik mladih?

Social media.

Kako izgleda proces nastanka jednog tvog rada?

It looks like finding a pan on the street while having an egg in mind, I'll tell the name of the dish before it will be cooked.

Koji su izazovi stvaranja umetnosti onakvom kakvom je ti stvaraš?

Finding people, who I want to work with, and communication.

Da li si ti umetnik/ca i šta za tebe predstavlja ta reč?

I'm either a 24/7 artist without being known by people or a quantum artist when people read my name. The word means a defined social role to be bureaucratically administered.

Koji je tvoj beg od stvarnosti? Imaš li uopšte potrebu za begom?

Bureaucracy.

Šta za tebe znači biti inovativan?

When something new is judged by authority as useful.

Imaš li plan za budućnost? Gde tvoja umetnička praksa može da te odvede?

My aim is to be able to make art till death but not rely on art to live. It takes me to unknown territory.

Šta je najviše uticalo na tebe da postaneš ono što si sada / da se baviš time čime se baviš?

My instinct of destruction and the artists I love.

Kako bi opisao/la mladu srpsku kulturno-umetničku scenu?

(I'm living in Germany) The contemporary cultural scene is not bad here. I only got the "cliche" of balkan art scene, that it's a strong force of decentralization.

Na koji način te tvoj idejni i stvaralački proces oblikuje i/ili menja kao ličnost, da li uopšte?

I guess I would be a macho chad designer if I didn't do art.