Xiner Xu (b.1996 Hangzhou, China) is an artist now traveling between Hangzhou, London and Paris. Her work opens up conversations between family and identity, memory and its opposites. After graduating from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2019 with a dual degree in Graphic Design and Photography, she continues her photographic practices at the Royal College of Art. She is interested in the representation of trees and how trees could possibly remind us of time and reveal intimacy entangled with human affairs.
Recently, Xiner together with Bowei Yang, Ruijing Ge, Weilian Zou and Chao Zhang are opening up the "cusp.", a fresh alternative space in Hangzhou, China, mainly focusing on image-based art practitioners. They provide opportunities for emerging artists, produce talks of art books and perform their opinions on understanding images.