Jianan Qu, born in Shandong / China, lives and works in Vienna, Austria
2003 – 2004 Contemporary Dance
Institute of Dance Arts – The Anton Bruckner University, Linz
2012 – 2015 Sculpture
Department Sculptural Conception – The University of Arts, Linz
2015 – 2017 Fine Arts
TransArts – The University of Applied Arts, Vienna
Jianan Qu is a performance and visual artist. Starting from ‘the performative aspect of space, material and objects’ as well as ‘the present materiality of the body’, he initiates performative interactions between art fields, art spaces and institutions.
Immaterial and reduced expressions are key elements in these inter- actions. As a diasporic individual, in-between spaces of understanding and the necessary misunderstanding concern not only his artistic but also life trajectory. His works have been shown at ImpulsTanz, Hong Kong Arts Festival, Vienna Art Week, in Ludwig Museum (Budapest), Organhaus (Chongqing) and Kunstraum Niederösterreich, among others.
Qu currently lectures at Anton Bruckner Private University Linz.
Jianan Qu lectures at Anton Bruckner Private University Linz. He was a visiting professor at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna (2018), and visiting lecturer at Academy of Arts & Design Tsinghua University, Beijing/China (2019), SOZO Kassel Hochschule (2018, 2019, 2021), Shandong University of Arts, China (2017) amongst many others.