Yue Xu is an object maker and contemporary jewellery artist. She has a background in silversmithing and completed her BA at Tsinghua University in Beijing. During this period, she joined in the exchange learning program at the National Taiwan University of the Arts and focused on metal craft making. In 2019, she began her Master’s at the Royal College of Art, in the meantime, she founded her own experimental jewellery brand, Sphinxy, in China.
Her work continues to have a particular focus on the relationship between objects and non-material existence, such as memory and emotion. She takes the making process as a meditation to record her feelings and thoughts about the present, she wants audiences to resonate with that moment. Her research on the relationship between materiality and immateriality gradually became her methodology of making.
2015 Participation in the Fifth ‘Blasting’ Exhibition at Tsinghua University, Beijing
2016 Her work Self was part of the exhibition ‘First Handmade’, Department of Arts and Crafts, Tsinghua University, Beijing
2018 Her work Buried was shown in The Fourth New Crafts exhibition, Dhaka University, Bangladesh
2018 Her works Self, Lost, Silver Curving Decoration, were shown at the 2017-2018 Excellent Coursework Exhibition, Tsinghua University, Beijing
2019 Her work Lost was shown at the 2019 Tsinghua University graduation exhibition, Beijing
2020 Her work Lost was shown at ‘View and image’, Spain, Inditex and the Academy of Arts and Design of Tsinghua University, Shanghai
2020 Her work Table Disappearing was shown at the Royal College of Art WIP Show, London