xiaoxiao xu

Born in 1984 Qingtian, China
Based in the Netherlands since 1999

Education
2009
Cum laude graduated from the photo academy Amsterdam

Exhibitions
2017
Photoville, "China through Chinese eyes", New York, US
Noorderlicht Fotomanifestatie, NL
PFF-Pets Friends Forever, Deutsche Hygiene-Museum, Germany
The hobbyist, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland
De School, Amsterdam, NL

2016
Aeronautics in the backyard, gallery Canvas contemporary, Amsterdam, NL
Unseen dummy award, Amsterdam, NL
Encontros da imagem. happiness a place under the sun, Portugal
Fotobookfestival Kassel, Beijing, Rome, Dublin, Oslo, Zagreb, Braga, Madrid, Derby
Flying high - contemporary Chinese photography, Confucius institute Leipzig, Germany
Chennai photo biennale, India
Breda photo, Nederland
Travel photo Jaipur, India

2015
Beijing photo biennial, the photo book exhibition, China
PhotoLux festival, self publishing photolux award, Lucca, Italy
GuatePhoto Festival, la fototeca photo book exhibition, Guatemala
Lishui international photography festival, China
Unseen dummy award, Amsterdam, NL
Asian woman photographers showcase, curated by Yumi Goto, Singapore
Wall of fame, The Photo Academy Amsterdam, NL
Athens photo festival, the photobook exhibition, Athens
Crital mass top 50, Guatephoto international photography festival, Guatemala
Beastly/Tierisch, foto museum Winterthur, Switzerland
Format photo festival, 50 contemporary photobooks from China, Derby, UK

2014
International photography award best of show, New York, US
BruggeFoto14, Belgium
Looking on, Ravenna, Italy
Lianzhou international photo festival, Guangdong, China
Photoville, New York, US
Face it, Belvedere Rotterdam, Holland
Plat(t)form, foto museum Winterthur, Switzerland
The temporary curated by Rachel Marsden, Birmingham, England
Circulation(s) festival, Paris, France

2013
Gallery LHGWR, The hague, NL
Lishui photofestival, China
Photoville, New York, US
Forma flash shop, Amsterdam, NL
Noorderlicht photofestival Twenty, Groningen, NL
Dubbelspel, CBK, Amsterdam, NL
Don’t stay here, fotoFestival Naarden, NL

2012
Holland in my eye, city hall The Hague, NL

2010
Work in progress, ACF Amsterdam, NL
Upgrade, gallery du nord, Bussum, NL
The ministry of education, culture and science, The Hague, NL
Radboud university, Nijmegen, NL

2009
FotoMuseum Antwerpen, Belgium
Photography talents 2009, westelijk handelsterrein Rotterdam, NL
Gallery ’t Sand, Groningen, NL
A selection of graduation work, ACF Amsterdam, NL
The photo academy award, FotoMuseum The Hague, NL
De fotoprijs, FotoMuseum Rotterdam, NL
Graduation show Untitled#, Loods 6, Amsterdam, NL

Awards
2017
Best Dutch photobooks, shortlisted

2016
One of the best photobooks by the Gaurdian
One of the best photobooks by Volkskrant
Unseen dummy award, shortlisted
Fotobookfestival Kassel, shortlisted
Encontros da imagem, selected

2015
PhotoLux self publishing award, shortlisted
Guatephoto book finalist
Unseen dummy award, shortlisted
El Award, Encontros da imagem, finalist
Vienna photoBook award, nominated
Vevey photo award, Switzerland, shortlisted
Athene photobook award, nominated
Portfolio review Sante Fe, New Mexico, US, selected

2014
Photolucida top 50, US
2nd place people&culture, international photography awards, US
Lucie foundation scholarship, US, shortlisted
Portfolio review, foto museum Winterthur, Zwitserland

2013
Joop swart masterclass world press photo, nominated

2012
Hey, Hot Shot! US, honorable mention
International photography awards, US, honorable mention

2010
Joop swart masterclass world press photo, nominated
Hey, Hot Shot! US, honorable mention

2009
De fotoprijs, winner
The photo academy award, winner FotoMuseum Antwerpen & Duval Guillaume
International photography awards, Honorable Mention

Grants
2016
Publication subsidy, Mondriaan fund

2015
Mondriaan fund, stipendium for established artists
Robert Bosch stiftung, border crossers China

2014
The Amsterdam fund for the arts
Osservatorio fotografico, Ravenna Italy, artist in residence

2013
Anna cornelis fonds
Stichting Sem Presser archief
The Sequel, Noorderlicht

2010
Documentary photography grant, city archives Amsterdam

Publications
2017
VERS Magazine, NL
Genda Magazine, Italy
Le Monde M magazine, France
Smith journal, Australia
Trouw, NL
China Daily, China
PF magazine, NL

2016
Rake’s progress, UK
Le monde magazine, France
Volkskrant magazine, NL
Volkskrant, NL
360 magazine, NL
Nrc next, NL
Qianjiang evening news, China
Ellemen, China
Vice, China

2015
Dankzij Sem, NL
Beastly/Tierisch catalogue, foto museum Winterthur, Switzerland
International Photography award annual publication, LA, US
“Got it”, Dutch photo projects supported by Stichting Sem Presser Archief, NL
Raw View magazine, Finland
Le Monde magazine, Paris, France

2014
Volkskrant magazine, NL
Vrij Nederland, het foto verhaal, NL

2013
Focus magazine, NL
Vrij nederland fotografie special, NL
De fotograaf, NL
Fotografie, NL
Subbacultcha (March & STRP biennial special), NL
NEW, Dutch photography talent 2013, NL

2012
GUP issue34, what we like, NL

2011
Chip foto digital, NL

2010
Oriental outlook, Beijing, China
Dutch heights, NL

2009
Foto video digital, NL
P/F special, de fotoprijs 09, NL
De fotograaf, NL
Digifoto pro special edition, the photo academy awards, NL

Books
2016
“Aeronautics in the backyard”, The Eriskay Connection

2015
“The sound of stars”, Osservatorio Fotografico

2014
“The way to the golden mountain”, Sturm&Drang

2013
“Love doll factory” with Marco van Duyvendijk, selfpublished

Other
2017
Amsterdam art fair

2016
TEDXAmsterdam
Fotoboek club presented by Rob Hornstra

2014
Collection foto museum Winterthur, Switzerland
Guest lecture photo academy Amsterdam, NL
Guest lecture Paris photo 2014, France
Daniel Cooney fine art gallery online photo auction, New York, US