Xie Rong (Echo Morgan)

Xie Rong (Echo Morgan)

Xie Rong works within a non-dualist aesthetic, while emerging concepts and beauty, her works comes along with harshness. Xie creates a singular and often poetic expression, the will power and vulnerability in her constructs a whole new visual experience. She collects and collages encounters from her cultural roots in China and her daily life in the UK. Performance and film becomes the medium for her to explore the intrinsic and complex relationship between violence, beauty, and vulnerability, re-examining how these antipodal constructs impact ideas of the ‘self’ and the body. Her work mainly focuses on three paths: Writing, Live performance and moving image.

 

1983

Born in Chengdu, CN

2004

Foundation Art & Design, London Metropolitan University, London, UK

2011

BA (Hons) Graphic Design, Central Saint Martins, University of Arts London, London, UK

2013

MA Printmaking, Royal College of Art, London, UK

Lives and works in London, UK

Awards and Scholarship

2011

First Prize, Crown Palace Drawing Competition, UK

2003

Winner, Brooke House College Scholarship, UK

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017

Home, Galerie Huit, Hong Kong, CN

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017

The Blue Edition Miami: Imaging Miami Blue, Art Bastion Gallery, Miami, US

Draw to perform, Fabric, Brighton, UK

2016

The Blue Edition (Live Performance), London, UK

Beijing live (Live Performance), Danish Culture Center, Beijing, CN

11thLive Action, Gothenburg, SE

Conjunctively Evolving, Yun Contemporary Arts Center, Shanghai, CN

2015

Impact9, Hangzhou, China Academy of Art, Zhejiang Sheng, CN

2014

Touching Happiness (Live Performance), Guangzhou Digitalive Exhibition, Guangzhou, CN

2013

Multiplied, Christie’s, King Street Gallery, London, UK

INFR’ACTION 9, International Performance Art Festival, Sète, FR

Tightrope, Sumarria Lunn Gallery, London, UK

21st Centuary Art & Design, Christie’s, King Street Gallery, London, UK

ShowRCA2013: A New Memorial, Royal College of Art Show RCA2013, Dyson Gallery, London, UK

Sauce, Riceballs, Your Choice (Live Performance), Café gallery, London, UK

Born China; Bone China, Parallax AF, Contemporary London Art Fair, Chelsea Old Town Hall, London, UK

Notes to Self – Thinking Aloud and Making Moves: Landscape (Live Performance), Dyson Gallery, London, UK

LPS1- Featured: Little Red Flower, London Print Studio, London, UK

2012

Drawing Sessions, Royal Stand Gallery Liverpool Biennial, London, UK

Untouchable: Ball of Steels, Mori and Stein Gallery, London, UK

Warrior: Ball of Steels (Live Performance), Blackall Studio, London, UK

Reincarnation, London Print Studio, London, UK

Group Show, Public-Access, London, UK

Open Book: Break the Vase, RCA performance and Live Art, Testbed1, London, UK

WIP (Work in Progress), Battersea, London, UK

I Took The Lift To The 6th Floor: I buried my loss, Café gallery, London, UK

To Do: I Am A Brush, RCA performance and Live Art, London, UK

2011

RCA Secret, Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London, UK

CSM Degree Show, Nicholls & Clarke Building, London, UK

Working in Progress, The Colomb Art Gallery, London, UK

2010

Enchanted Palace: Dress of the World, Kensington Palace, London, UK