He Hao’s designs grow organically from the content. His sole concern is the discovery and presentation of the content, and his designs show no trace of his hand. This approach might best be called “essential design.”──Xu Bing
He Hao is a designer infatuated with the dialogue between space and time. Sensitive to both the pressures of history and the endless transformations of all life forms, he remains in deep and focused meditation, a lone sojourner outside the commercial realm.──Bei Dao
CU Press “One Man’s Group Exhibition — He Hao’s Art Book Design” was held in the CUHK and Macau. It is now re-run in the CUHK Library. This exhibition showcases He Hao’s major work from 2003–2013. He, born in Beijing in 1975, graduated from Central Academy of Fine Arts and joined the faculty in 2005. Currently lives and works in Beijing.
As an independent print-media practitioner, He Hao has been working with distinctive and representative artists in the Chinese contemporary art world, including Ai Weiwei, Xu Bing, Yue Minjun, Nobuyoshi Araki, etc., and designed more than 100 high-quality books and catalogs since 2000.
Recording the current state of art development in China, his works have become an archive of significance.
He Hao’s practice shows an Asian trend in today’s graphic design: the replacement of transplanted Modernism with a contemporaneity informed by the culture and lifestyle of contemporary China and the East.
Exhibition Dates: February 15 – March 13, 2016
Exhibition Venue: Lobby Area, University Library, The Chinese University of Hong Kong