Born in Inner Mongolia, China. Frank Fu is a performance artist. His work challenges the white box settings of galleries and museums, his endurance performances and interventions examine his identity as an artist, often commenting on the politics of the art world. His work has shown at Venice Biennale, Documenta, Sydney Biennale, Asian Contemporary Art Fair (NYC), Asian Contemporary Art Week (NYC), Rubin Museum of Art (NYC), Centre Pompidou (Paris), Locarno Film Festival, Vision Du Réel (Switzerland) and Transcinema (Peru). Frank Fu has also been featured on networks and publications such as NHK (Japan), CCTV4 (China), ARTCO (Taiwan), The National Business Review, New Zealand Herald, Listener Magazine, Frieze Magazine, TateShots, etc.

Frank Fu is the founder and head of school at FU INSTITUTE.

2019

自由圈 FLUXFU - The Circle Of Freedom 

Inner Mongolia, China 

 

Curator's Buttplug

WAR - Artist talk @ Rogaland School of Art, Stavanger, Norway

Artist residency @ Velferden, Sokndal, Norway

Curator's Buttplug final action @ *LTO, Stavanger, Norway 

Deleuze and the City

Various locations in Gothenburg and Stockholm, Sweden

 

FluxFu

University of Southern California, USA 

 

Art NOT Fair

FU Institute, Los Angeles, USA

2018

Artist Residency (6 weeks)

(daily actions, workshops, public seminars, screenings, performances)

Dunedin School of Art, Dunedin, New Zealand

Who Does The Artist Think She Is?

Public Seminar, Dunedin School of Art, New Zealand

 

FluxFu

Otago Farmers Market, Dunedin, New Zealand 

 

Artist With Issues

MaidenLA, Los Angeles, USA

 

Orange Confucius 

Film screening & Q&A, WR Store, Jakarta, Indonesia 

 

Orange Confucius 

Film screening & Q&A, Miniko, Bali, Indonesia

 

Whiskey Tango Forest 

Performance, film screening, Q&A , Jakarta Cinema Club, Indonesia

 

Sate Cumming  

(The first ever cinematic performance art experience in Indonesia)

Suaka, Tangerang, BSD city, Indonesia

 

Orange Confucius 

Film screening, Suaka, Tangerang, BSD city, Indonesia 

2017

 

Sleep with Frank Fu

57th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

 

A Ten Year Study of Emptiness

Stavanger, Norway

A Frank Fu Project

IX Biennale Di Soncino A Marco, Soncino, Italy

Orange Confucius

Festival de Cine Radical, Bolivia

Frank Fu is Absent

MAIDEN LA, Los Angeles, USA

2016

 

Orange Confucius

International Competition, TRANSCINEMA, Lima, Peru

 

Erectile Dystruction

Collective Arts Incubator, Los Angeles, USA

 

Contemporary Art Context #78: One Day You’re In. The Next Day You’re Out. The Next Day You’re In It Again

Collective Arts Incubator, Los Angeles, USA

 

8 Actions

(a month long performance art series) MaidenLA, Various Locations, Los Angeles, USA

 

Barrel of Desire and Pain

Hypergonar Art Festival, Avignon, France

 

Cinematic Live Performance

Musée Du Léman, Nyon, Switzerland

 

Shadows Study

Cemitério dos Prazeres, Lisboa, Portugal

 

Orange Confucius

Visions Du Réel (DOCM), Nyon, Switzerland

2015

 

Orange Confucius 
BIDEODROMO International Experimental Film and Video Festival, Spain

 

Orange Confucius

Festival Transterritorial de Cine Underground, Buenos Aires


 

Orange Confucius

Bogotá Experimental Film Festival / CineAutopsia, Bogotá

2013

 

You Know Nothing About Me
66th Locarno Film Festival (Summer Academy), Switzerland

 

You Know Nothing About Me

Los Angeles Movie Awards, USA

2010

 

In The Year of The Wild Pig 

Wellington Underground Film Festival, Wellington, New Zealand

In The Year of The Wild Pig 

Marbella International Film Festival, Spain

2008

 

Frank Fu Pompidou 1968 - 2008
Musée national d'Art moderne Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

 

The Asian Bubble
Asian Contemporary Art Week, Rubin Museum of Art, New York

 

2007

I Love Venice Biennale and Venice Biennale Loves Me 

52nd Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

Contemporary Art Context

Documenta 12, Kassel, Germany

Celebrating Norwegian Contemporary Art

Stavanger, Norway

Just Roll Up! The Confidence Man!

Asian Contemporary Art Fair, Pier 92, New York

In Memory of Contemporary Art

Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

Uncertain Places

A symposium of international artists investigating migration, global mobility and identity formation. Auckland, New Zealand

 

2006

 

Reading Series

Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand

 

Reading Series

Sydney Biennale, Artspace, Sydney, Australia

 

Reading Series

Sydney Biennale, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia

Inflatable Unit

Sydney Biennale, Pier 2/3, Sydney, Australia

 

Thing I

Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

 

Thing II

Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand

Thing III ‘Don’t Misbehave’
Christchurch Biennial, Christchurch, New Zealand

Zen Master Fu: F.U Institution Intervention Annual Thing

University of Auckland, School of Visual Arts, Auckland, New Zealand

2005

 

12 Hours Public Life
Mission Bay Reserve, Auckland, New Zealand

F.U Coffee House

Canary Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

FUHA – F.U Happiness Agency

Various Locations, Auckland, New Zealand

2004

 

300 Ping-Pong Balls
Queen Street, Auckland, New Zealand

FluxFu Happenings

Auckland International Airport and Britomart Railway Station, Auckland, New Zealand

Pavement Drawings

Mission Bay, Auckland, New Zealand

F.U Radio Station

Various Locations, Auckland, New Zealand