Born in 1994 in Shanghai, China, Qianhui Qian now lives and works in Trondheim, Norway after having studied in Shanghai and Hamburg. Her practice embraces various media having begun with oil painting and sculpture, to now including performance, intermedia installations, photography, publication, and film. Her artistic practice focuses on time and space study in interdisciplinary research methodology. The early series of hers usually take concepts from Chinese ideology and the individual’s mental state of contemporary life in East Asian society. In her later various media installations, the artist brings up topics that are strongly connected: politics, environmental issues, predictable future, combining with the eternal theme - false time and nature. To see the planet from the perspective of an outsider.




Master of Fine Art

2018 - 2020

Trondheim Academy of Fine Art,

Norwegian University of Science and Technology 


Bachelor of Fine Art

2013 - 2017 

Shanghai Institute of Technology



HAW Hamburg



Diversestipend for nyutdannede kunstnere 2020, Kulturrådet, Norway

Solo Exhibition


breathing is air abuse, Galleri Blunk, Trondheim, Norway, 2019

Selected Group Exhibition

TIDE, TKM Gråmølna, Trondheim, Norway, 2020

Stormfestivalen Musikk & Kunst, Kjøpmannsgata Ung Kunst, Trondheim, Norway, 2020

A PIECE OF MY MIND CAKE - COLOMBA, Online Exhibition, cold bench, Milan, Italy, 2020

NEW WEATHER, Galleri Monitor, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2020

Le Book Club: Chapter 1, Fotogalleriet, Oslo, Norway, 2020

Open Academy: Color Space, Galleri KiT, Trondheim, Norway, 2019

Right the Right: Ideas of Music, Copyright and Access, Berlin, Germany, 2019

An Irrefutable Retreat, Storvika, Trondheim, Norway, 2019

A great Opportunity, Galleri KiT, Trondheim, Norway, 2019

A Maze of Braided Channels, Galleri KiT, Trondheim, Norway, 2019

Open Academy, Galleri KiT, Trondheim, Norway, 2018

Å Bygge Korthus i Vinden, Galleri KiT, Trondheim, Norway, 2018

10m², Shanghai Wuxing Gallery, Shanghai, China, 2018 

ART NOVA 100, Guardian Art Center, Beijing, China, 2018 

SiT Art Faculty Graduation Exhibition 2017, Shanghai, China, 2017 

Overall, Westwerk Gallery, Hamburg, Germany, 2016 




GIRL MONSTER 8, Radio Primavera Sound, Podcast, 2019


breathing is air abuse, Artist Book, Self Publication, 2019

In artist book collection of The Fine Art Library, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

In collection of Zines of the Zone, France

© 2018 - 2020 by Qianhui Qian