Jing He (1984, China) is interested in phenomena such as cultural translation, appropriation and hybridization. As someone who grew up in China and spent most of her adult life in the Netherlands, He does not focus on the notion of originality and copy, but is intrigued by the coexistence of various versions and their respective local adaptations.
In her works, Jing He looks closely at the historical, political and social background of objects and well-known symbols from our daily lives, highlights underlying mechanisms and presents her examinations in extensive, detail rich sculptural installations. Not only reflect the various materials the hybrid nature and history of her works, often He also collaborates with artists across creative disciplines for their production. Hybridity and shared authorship as one aspect of it, is thus not only the subject of her works, but also her unique artistic approach to their creation.
Jing He's work has been exhibited internationally in museums such as Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven (NL), Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Rotterdam (NL), Contemporary Gallery Kunming (CN), Frans Hals Museum Haarlem (NL), Kunstpavillon Munich (DE), Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (NL) and Zuiderzeemuseum Enkhuizen (NL).