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.

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    Grand Central Art Center
    Santa Ana, CA, USA
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  • June Clark: Witness
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    The Power Plant
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    June Clark: Witness is the first survey in Canada of the Toronto-based artist June Clark, who, since the late 1960s, has developed a unique and groundbreaking practice spanning photo-based work, text, collage, installation, and sculptural assemblages. Born in Harlem, New York, Clark immigrated to Canada in 1968 and subsequently made Toronto her home. The questions of identity formation and their connection to our points of origin fuel her practice. (more…)
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    Mikiko Hara has her own way of secretly capturing the strangers who cross her path: a young man on the train, a couple holding hands, a little girl playing in a park… Sometimes their eyes meet briefly as she presses the shutter, but Mikiko Hara does not exchange with her subjects. Yet, these portraits reveal something infinitely personal, as if the photographer and her subjects were bound by an invisible pact (more…)
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