Can, Xun is an Auckland based visual artist who loves making images :(

"An ongoing thread in my work is the exploration of ideas around emotional discomfort and awkwardness. Awkwardness and embarrassment are an unavoidable part of life. Our day-to-day interactions with other people are often interposed with strange and confusing moments. I am interested in manipulating this. Are the covered faces of my models implying a sense of shame, a need for anonymity? Or are the masks and props that conceal the faces simply part of a spontaneous, carefree moment?" ---- Cao Xun 2015

Education

2015 - 2017 - graduated Mater of Honours major of Fine Arts at Elam School , The University of Auckland

2011~2014 - graduated Bachelor's degree major of Photography and Media Arts at Unitec Institute of Technology


Exhibition and Award

2018 'Fat Duck' at the The Pah Homestead.

2018 'The Tomorrow People' at the Adam Art Gallery

'Fat Duck' Performance at The Pah.

'Fat Duck' Performance at The Pah.

'Fat Duck' Performance at The Pah.

'Fat Duck' Performance at The Pah.

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'The Tomorrow People' at the Adam Art Gallery

'The Tomorrow People' at the Adam Art Gallery

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2017 The 'Red Rabbits'  collected by the James Wallace Arts Trust.

2017 "Open Water" at Arthaus Gallery 1 June - 25 June, Auckland New Zealand( Group) 

2017 "I Hate You, I Hate You, I Hate You, Because I Don'y Hate You; I Love You." exhibition project co-organised by ArtSpace NZ and Michael Lett Gallery on Karangahape Road

2016 Elam Grad Show, Auckland NewZealand

2016 "White Night Arts Festival"  at Q Theatre Show, Auckland New Zealand (group)

2016 "The Colour of Your Hearts is What Matters" Studio One Gallery, Auckland New Zealand (group)

2015 'New Perspectives' 4 Cross St Gallery, Auckland New Zealand (group)

2015 'Elam Grad Show 2015', Elam A building, Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland New Zealand.

2015 'Queering Ecologies' Allpress Gallery, Auckland New Zealand.(group)

2014. '24 Stunning Work' St Pual Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand.(Eden Arts Awards)

2014. '24 Stunning Work' St Pual Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand.(Eden Arts Awards)

Can Xun  with  Rhana Devenport  (Judge - director Auckland Art Gallery)

Can Xun with Rhana Devenport (Judge - director Auckland Art Gallery)

2014 'The Bubble Has Burst'

2014 'The Bubble Has Burst'

The collection 'The Bubble Has Burst' was also collected by the James Wallace Arts Trust.

2014 'Underground Fashion and Photography Exhibition' Auckland, New Zealand.

2014 'Portraits' Blush Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand.