Born in Guangzhou, Dragonn graduated from the Afflicted High school of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in 2001. In 2005, he graduated from the Sculpture Department of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts with a BFA and went to France. In 2009, he had his master degree in the Film and Multimedia Arts Department of the Université de Paris-Est, France. He was the former curator of Contemporary Art Program of Memorial Hall of Lingnan School of Painting, chief curator of Kids’ Triennial of Canton, art director of R Space in Vancouver, Canada. Now he is an independent curator, working in both Guangzhou and Vancouver, founder of Canton-sardine, founder and teaching director of Contemporary Art Edu-institute, external teacher of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art.
In recent years, I have always used B&W and “non-linear” as the core concept of my photography. The thinking about my curatorial work and, also studying film the early years in France. “Non-linear” is a professional term of film and television post-production, opposite to “linear”. In fact, life is “linear”, only art will attempt to break the linearity. The shot of photo maybe just the several moments of my life, every moment in my “linear” life path whether plays a “decisive” role, I have no idea, but these fragments of “non-linear” resurfaced several years later, perhaps restructuring my linear life.
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