Yu Honglei (b. 1984) lives and works in Beijing. Yu Honglei draws upon wide visual vernacular from visual cultures of Chinese urban landscapes and poetic moments in his personal narratives. Yu Honglei keenly observes the translation, transposition and circulation of images, by weaving through the physical and the digital realm of image production. In his interest in plasticity of cultural knowledge and aesthetics, what arises is a constellation of hermeneutic and polysemic output, executed through highly personal artistic discourse.

Yu Honglei’s work has been shown internationally at UCCA, Beijing (solo; 2019); K11 Atelier, Hong Kong (2019); Powerlong Musem, Shanghai (2019); Hudson Valley MOCA, Peekskill (2019); Belgrade Biennial (2018); Daimler Contemporary, Berlin (2017); Carl Kostya╠ül, London, (solo; 2017); Fondazione Baruchello, Rome (2017); chi K11 Art Museum, Shanghai (2017); ZKM Center for art and media, Karlsruhe, Germany (2017); Long March Space, Beijing, China (2017); Antenna Space, Shanghai (solo; 2016); Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam (2016); Museo Pino Pascali, Polignano (2016); Telescope, Beijing (solo; 2015); Spring Workshop, Hong Kong (2015); Rubell Family Collection, San Antonio Museum of Art, Texas (2015); Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai (2015); Magician Space, Beijing (solo; 2013).



Yu Honglei's work is in the collections of:


Stavanger Art Museum, Norway
ABN AMRO Collection, Amsterdam

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago

Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht

Centraal Museum, UtrechtCentre

Pompidou, ParisFRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims

NOG Collectie-Stichting Beheer SNS REAAL, UtrechtMuseum Voorlinden, Wassenaar

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Stedelijk Museum Schiedam

Installation shots