Xiao Huang (b. 1987, Cheng Du, China) is a Motion Artist with a background in dance, a master's degree in Contemporary Dance from The National Academy of Dance of Italy, a Ph.D candidate in Visual, Performing and Media Arts at Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna in Italy. A winner of the International Cinematica Festival Prize 2018 in Italy, and a finalist of the Premio Roma Danza 2018 International Choreography and Dance-Video Competition Award.
“Motion Art” as Xiao comes to define in the general sphere of screendance for an all new and convergent artistic sub genre, projects and executes the artistic creations with the prime means of the marriage between the choreographed modern dance vocabularies and the contemporary cinematography languages for its visual elements. As for the music elements to integrate into each individual art work for the variations of the artistic impressions, it is another dimension she constantly studies. While the choreographed motion art presentation process is always a natural flow streaming of the outpouring momentums at certain tempos confined to a designated domain of dimensions, a physical tracking of the motions is always evident over a paper medium.
Xiao is an emerging artist. Over a decade-spanning practice cross between the traditional Chinese dance and contemporary Western dance, Xiao continues to explore the emerging artistic languages and the expressive styles through the choreographed motions of her own body, and stretches into the full reaches of all dimensions. Her artworks were created to meet the particularly set challenges to deliver both the visual pleasure of the acquired artistic tastes, and the reach contexts at the deep philosophical level. Xiao incorporates a wide range of the traditional visual art mediums and the various multimedia installations in the vein of early Bauhaus multi-disciplinary experimentation. Recently the elements of the musics have been introduced to the projected and measured complex as well.
Active across the Europe where her most presentation venues and the most of her art work collectors are located, Xiao's practice brakes the subtle but significant boundaries between the Eastern and Western philosophies and the aesthetics, to interpret the Zen and the Taoism notions with the artistic references of the Abstract Expressionism and Post-Modern dance. Xiao believes in the arts that communicates at the philosophical level, any and all the particular artistic languages over the specific merging of art mediums are only to serve the certain projected purposes of the very contexts to convey through each an every art work created and differentiated to deliver the same or different messages, when and where the artistic variations appeal to the appreciations of the sphere of the individual aesthetic values.
Uffizi Live 2018
Uffizi Museum Florence, Italy
Amorphous Moments II
Xiao executes an original and evocative performance in front of the ''Birth of Venus’' by Botticelli to represent the dialogue between Western and Eastern Beauties. Her movements create a dynamic complex of signs expressing a physical and spiritual energy at the same time. Allusions range from the plastic poses of Western sculpture and painting, to tableaux vivants and to the Zen philosophy of emptiness.
Art Basel 2019
Messeplatz Basel, Switzerland
Aggregate performative environment by Alexandra Pirici
Marina Abramović + Marina Abramovic Institute: Cleaning the House
London Symphony Orchestra Soundhub Showcase 2019
London Symphony Orchestra St Luke’s, London
Enzō is created together by composer Sun Keting and motion artist Huang Xiao, featuring a solo dancer with three musicians, Colin Alexander cello, Marianne Schofield double bass, Jacob Brown percussion. In Zen, Enzō is a significant circular symbol which represents absolute enlightenment, strength, the universe, and the void. The Enzō begins from the point of stillness transforming itself into a dynamic almost violent motion, which finally gathers all of its energy into a still and infinitely decreasing point at the end.