Yuxi Hou
Photographer

Yuxi (b.2004, Beijing, China) is a documentary photographer and socially engaged artist who lives and works in Nottingham.

As a new immigrant and young adult, she’s constantly reflecting on her marginalized position in society, exploring themes such as home, identity, migration, memories and family through a sensitive account of human interactions in distinct communities. Yuxi is keenly attuned to the nuanced yet universal aspects of life across the globe, immersing herself in her subjects’ worlds and attempting to convey intimacy through her documentation. Besides photography, her artistic expression continues in other mediums such as film and collage.

Her works have been exhibited in galleries such as NAE (Nottingham), Centrala (Birmingham), Surface (Nottingham), BACKLIT (Nottingham) and online publications such as DOCU magazine (Finland), Truetube (UK), and Mirror project (China).

Yuxi is one of the three young photographers chosen for the ‘Focal Point-capturing Heritage and Community’ commission by Photoworks and English Heritage. She is also among the selected 20 artists participating in GRAIN’s REFLECTOR development program. Recently, she’s been awarded the Grand Plan Fund, providing support for her to conduct a series of workshops for Chinese female migrant laborers in Nottingham.

What’s more, she’s a founding member of the Empty Wall Project, a London based charity that offers accessible art workshops to refugee kids, and a member of the Nottingham Mela artistic committee, GEM collective at BACKLIT gallery and 1525 collective at Nottingham Contemporary.

Yuxi Hou
Photographer

Yuxi (b.2004, Beijing, China) is a documentary photographer and socially engaged artist who lives and works in Nottingham.

As a new immigrant and young adult, she’s constantly reflecting on her marginalized position in society, exploring themes such as home, identity, migration, memories and family through a sensitive account of human interactions in distinct communities. Yuxi is keenly attuned to the nuanced yet universal aspects of life across the globe, immersing herself in her subjects’ worlds and attempting to convey intimacy through her documentation. Besides photography, her artistic expression continues in other mediums such as film and collage.

Her works have been exhibited in galleries such as NAE (Nottingham), Centrala (Birmingham), Surface (Nottingham), BACKLIT (Nottingham) and online publications such as DOCU magazine (Finland), Truetube (UK), and Mirror project (China).

Yuxi is one of the three young photographers chosen for the ‘Focal Point-capturing Heritage and Community’ commission by Photoworks and English Heritage. She is also among the selected 20 artists participating in GRAIN’s REFLECTOR development program. Recently, she’s been awarded the Grand Plan Fund, providing support for her to conduct a series of workshops for Chinese female migrant laborers in Nottingham.

What’s more, she’s a founding member of the Empty Wall Project, a London based charity that offers accessible art workshops to refugee kids, and a member of the Nottingham Mela artistic committee, GEM collective at BACKLIT gallery and 1525 collective at Nottingham Contemporary.

  • Myriam Boulos: What’s Ours
    Publication
    Aperture
    International
    A searing, diaristic portrayal of a city and society in revolution by Magnum nominee Myriam Boulos. In her debut monograph, Myriam Boulos casts an unflinching eye on the revolution that began in Lebanon in 2019 with protests against government corruption and austerity – culminating with the aftermath of the devastating Beirut port explosion of August 2020. (more…)
  • Leda Papaconstantinou: Time In My Hands. A Retrospective
    Dec 14, 2023 – Apr 21, 2024
    EMST
    Athens, Greece
    Time in my hands represents the first ever major retrospective exhibition for Leda Papaconstantinou (b. 1945), one of the most important artists in the history of contemporary art in Greece. For over almost five decades, Papaconstantinou developed a diverse body of work that took on a range of forms – performance, sculpture, video, site-specific installations, painting, etc. – in order to explore issues of gender, sexuality, collective and personal memory, history, politics and ecology, centred always on the body. (more…)
  • James Barnor: Studio of Life
    Oct 27, 2023 – Mar 10, 2024
    FOMU
    Antwerp, Belgium
    James Barnor: Studio of Life offers an overview of James Barnor’s (b. Ghana, 1929) remarkable career. His multifaceted and powerful images made him a photography pioneer. This exhibition not only showcases Barnor’s rich and diverse body of work but also examines the cultural connections between Accra, London and Antwerp. In 1949, Barnor launched his photography studio Ever Young in the Ghanaian capital of Accra. It grew into a pivotal meeting place for young Ghanaians who longed for freedom from British colonial rule. (more…)