Qiran Xu is a multidisciplinary artist. She is from Ningbo (China) and is currently based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
As a medium to transmit messages, sometimes Qiran will use herself.
She shapes herself as seekers for various purposes in each component relatively.
She looked back to understand what caused her actions and reasonings.
Other times, She projects herself into objects around her.
It will be an apple, a potato, or a T-shirt, also more than that.
'I photograph people due to myself, due to my urge to build up connections with people,
even if it's transitory and temporary. '
'I am scared of experiencing intimacy with strangers and longing for it at the same time. '
The projects start from her own pain and turn her into 'the Other'.
She can make a truce with the pain by looking at them as an outsider.
Qiran creates works for those who also feel not seen, not heard, and not understood.
'I want to touch people with things that touch me. '