Xiaoxiao Xu (Qingtian, China, 1984) moved from China to The Netherlands in 1999 when she was a teenager. In 2009 she cum laude graduated from the Photo Academy of Amsterdam. After graduation, she won The Photo Award and held her first solo show in FotoMuseum Antwerpen. She was nominated for the Joop Swart Masterclass for several times and she participated in exhibitions all over the world. In September 2014 she published her first book about her hometown in China. Since then one book per year has been published, in September 2016 her new book “Aeronautics In The Backyard” was released by The Eriskay Connection.
With photography, she is trying to explore her background and roots. Her work balances in-between documentary and autonomous. With her work, she wants to create a certain kind of atmosphere, which is mystical, elusive and alienating. She wants to tell stories that evoke people’s imagination.
Xiaoxiao Xu lives and works in Amsterdam.