Jianan Qu, born 1985 in Shandong/China, lives and works in Vienna/Linz, Austria

2003 – 2004 Contemporary Dance
Institute of Dance Arts – The Anton Bruckner University, Linz
2012 – 2015 Fine Arts
Department Sculptural Conception – The University of Arts, Linz
2015 – 2017 Fine Arts
TransArts – The University of Applied Arts, Vienna

Jianan Qu is an interdisciplinary artist who works with performance, installation, objects and video. His performances that are conceptual, reduced and minimal have at the same time immense visual impact. Qu’s works have been shown at various renowned international institutions and festivals such as the Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art Budapest, Kasseler Kunstverein, Vienna Art Week, Krinzinger Lessehause (Krinzinger Gallery), Organhaus Chongqing, Hong Kong Arts Festival, Kunstraum Niederösterreich Vienna, ImpulsTanz Vienna, Oslo LUX, euro-scene Leipzig, OK Center for Contemporary Art, Bruckner Haus, Linz and Festspielhaus, St. Pölten.

Jianan Qu lectures at Anton Bruckner Private University Linz (Austria). he was a visiting professor at the University of Applied Arts Vienna (2018), and visiting lecturer at SOZO Kassel (2018, 2019), CSM Alicante Spain (2018, 2019), Shandong University of Arts China (2017).