Hu Jiamin grew up in Yichang, China by the Yangtze River. After graduating with a degree in biology in 2006, his love of art, his recognition of his particular aptitude for painting, and his doubts towards biology led him to abandon the former to pursue his passion. From 2007 to 2009, he worked in an art studio in the countryside of Yunnan where he assisted other artists and began developing his own practice. His experiences in rural China profoundly influenced his sense of artists’ social responsibility. In 2010, he returned to the city (in Shanghai and Beijing), where his work continued to evolve, enriched by the cultural resources at hand and his encounters with the social complexities of metropolitan life, as he devoted himself to a number of projects in various media (painting, design, writing), both individual and collaborative. He moved to Lyon, France in early 2016. His work explores the connections between manifold different mediums (painting, cinema, music, literature, etc.) as well as his experience of the relations between East-West, past-present and memory-reality.

Recent Exhibitions


  • De porte en porte..., group exhibition, Galerie La Table d’Art, Lyon, France

  • Bloom, solo exhibition, Galerie Château Branlant, Cluny, France

  • ​La Mélodie des choses, group exhibition, Galerie La Table d’Art, Lyon, France


  • Time Discrepancy, Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture, Shenzhen, China


  • Echo, duo exhibition, Liang Architecture, Beijing, China


  • Urban Visions - Asian Metropolis, Reconstruction, Renovation and Design, group exhibition, Beijing Design Week, Beijing, China


Non-Self-Portrait, 2014, oil on panel, 28×24 cm (at)