b. 1984, Xi'an, China; lives and works and Berlin, Germany.
aaajiao is the fictional internet persona and pseudonym of Xu Wenkai. Born in Xi'an, aaajiao’s work explores cultural phenomena and political strategies under new technologies of media, culture and power. aaajiao’s work articulates a new aesthetic landscape under internet and mobile media.
aaajiao's recent projects include I was dead on the Internet, Wannsee Contemporary, Berlin (2022); Deep Simulator, Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Turin (2020); Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today, The Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, Boston (2018); unREAL, Haus der elektronischen Künste, Basel (2017); Shanghai Project Part II, Shanghai (2017); Temporal Turn: Art and Speculation in Contemporary Asia, Spencer Museum of Art, Kansas (2016); Take Me (I’m Yours), Jewish Museum, New York (2016), Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milano (2017); Overpop, Yuz Museum, Shanghai (2016); Hack Space, K11 Art Foundation Pop-up Space, Hong Kong and chi K11 art museum, Shanghai (2016); Globale: Global Control and Censorship, ZKM | Centre for Art and Media, Karlsruhe (2015); Thingworld International Triennial of New Media Art, The National Art Museum of China, Beijing (2014); and Transmediale, HKW | Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2010).
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