Hairuo Ding

Published: 11.08.2022


Hairuo Ding (born in China) is an emerging artist who is currently studying for her graduate degree at Rochester Institute of Technology. Her series of works have been exhibited in Europe, the USA and China. She loves to explore the infinite possibilities of various materials and breaking the normal size and wearing style of traditional art jewelry. Her mixed media artworks wrestle with notions of introspection and the artist’s place facing life’s surrealistic journeys. She focuses on the question “what do I look for?” Ultimately it’s these elusive notions that fuel the artist’s sense of urgency to explore more and create a practice that reflects something tangible in the world.


I always keep one eye looking inwards towards myself and the other looking outward to the rest of the world. In this strange life journey, everywhere seems quiet while everything is ferocious, which gives me a sense of urgency to explore something in the world. What do I look for? I look for those distant things I have not been able to reach. I want to find out the call of their souls. I believe I will find them all, and then the two sights will meet in a particular moment, just as two images are thrown into the fire start slowly overlapping one another. They are in the lower treetops, the gap of the whistle ups and downs, the hatred strangers suddenly breaking out into tears, and even the crossroads in streets. I grab, remodel, and release them again and again. Sometimes, I am very clear that people’s lives will soon have an end, but they will not. It is the only secret in the world that makes me feel real and happy.

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Exhibition  08 Oct 2021 - 10 Nov 2021  Painful Hope in Madrid.
Exhibition  26 Sep 2021 - 06 Oct 2021  Shape of Nature 2021. Selected artist list announced.
Exhibition  22 Sep 2021 - 24 Oct 2021  Enjoia't Awards 2021 shortlisted pieces.
Exhibition  08 Sep 2021 - 26 Nov 2021  JEWELS ON SALE JOYA 2021.
Exhibition  12 Dec 2020 - 13 Feb 2021  Painful Hope.

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Book:  Shape of Nature. Sun, HermanChina Humanities Publishing House:  Hong Kong,  2022