Chinese, b.1980, Guangdong, graduated from Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, Oil Painting Department, she graduated from Research Institute of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, MA in 2006. Lives, works in Beijing.


Qiu’s work can be divided into two distinct periods: in the early stages of her career her work revolved around representational, figurative sculptures that focused on marginalised people, the poor and the disabled. Latterly her work has shifted to a way of “watching the adult world through the eyes of children”, capturing the extraordinariness in the ordinary and the illusion in the reality from a tiny point. Through the comprehensive use of painting, sculpture, installation and other forms of language, she created a series of images different from the adult perspective, and conducted self-reflection and self-expression with a more authentic, inward attitude. Her work shows purity and full of imagination.