Hu Jieming is one of the pioneers of digital media and video installation art in today's China. He shows his partiality to interdiscipline which leads into a blending of remote fields. Hu’s works pay attention to internal physiology by transferring physical diagrams, gestures, architectural areas, identifications and staves etc. into a synthesized visual experience. Hu Jieming raises views and questions about time, space, history and memory, while his art covers a range of medium working with photography, video and digital interactive technology. He places the audience in the past and an uncertain situation, reminding them of personal memories to shape up individual texts. The objects, materials, videos, interactive programs and intelligentized controlling system in Hu’s works have embodied a nondescript domain which embraces infinite historical memories. They tangle with each other, cover each other, continuously dissolve themselves and generate each other. His works convey not only feelings towards objects, actually a new narrative relationship is established upon the present time and space.
Hu Jieming was born in 1957 in Shanghai. He graduated from Shanghai Light Industry College, Fine Arts Department in 1984. He resides and works in Shanghai. Hu Jieming has exhibited widely. Recent shows include, City on the Edge: Art and Shanghai at the Turn of the Millennium, UCCA Edge, Shanghai (2021); The Return of Guests, Power Station of Art, Shanghai (2019-2020); Art in Motion. 100 Masterpieces with and through Media, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany(2018); Hu Jieming: Hyperimage, Poly Sunny Walk, Shanghai (2018); Lights of Time: Solo Exhibition of Hu Jieming, Aurora Museum, Shanghai (2016-2017); Hybridizing Earth,Discussing Multitude , Busan Biennial 2016, Group Exhibition Kiswire Factory, Busan, Korea (2016); Media Accumulation– Archiving Hu Jieming’s Tai Chi, Chronus Art Center, Shanghai (2014-2015); Hu Jieming: Hyperimage Reactivation - 9th Shanghai Biennale, Power Station of Art, Shanghai (2012); N Minutes Video Art Festival, Shanghai (2011); 100 Years in 1 Minute, HU Jieming Solo Exhibition, ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai (2010); Fantastic Illusions, Media Art Exhibition of Chinese And Belgian Artists, MoCA Shanghai (2009); DEAF07, Interact or Die!, V2_, Institute for the Unstable Media, Rotterdam, The Netherlands(2007); The Thirteen: Chinese Video Art Now, P.S.1, New York (2006); Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China, various cities in the US, U.K. and Germany(2006/2005), Zooming into Focus, National Art Museum, Beijing(2005), In their 40's, ShanghART Gallery, H-Space (2005) and 5th Shanghai Biennale: Techniques of the Visible, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai (2004); 010101: Art In Technological Times, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, U.S.A. (2001).