Hu Qiren (b. 1983) is an artist whose practice explores the myriad forms of image making, incorporating a wide range of media, including photography, video, installation and performance. Expressing a vibrant visual vocabulary inspired by his own Chinese culture and tradition, Qiren synthesizes cultural binaries, while incessantly challenging notions of authenticity and exchange value.

Qiren has showcased his work at Aperture Foundation’s first Summer Open and Photoville in New York, Louvre Museum in Paris, Singapore International Photography Festival, Pingyao International Photography Festival in China, Auckland Festival of Photography in New Zealand and at the Theory of Clouds Gallery & Community Worldwide in Kobe, Japan. More recently, Qiren was the grand winner of the Harper's Bazaar Art Prize. Born in Singapore, he is residing and working in New York at present.