Performance artist Xie Rong (also known as Echo Morgan) puts herself in vulnerable, uncomfortable positions to communicate strong political messages. Using her own body as a canvas, she invites her audience to bury her with stones, throw water on her and touch her pregnant stomach. Xie’s arresting performances infuse personal experiences growing up in China with broader political points about race, gender and cultural attitudes.
Xie Rong studied at the High School of the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute before moving to London where she gained a BA in Graphic Design at Central Saint Martins and a MA in Fine Art at the Royal College of Art. Since 2011, she has been collaborating with photographer Jamie Baker in the documentation of her performance work. Her performance and action paintings have been seen in the United States, United Kingdom, France, China, Sweden, Egypt, Germany, Australia and Korea, Finland, Mexico and Iran. She won the 40 under 40 perspective art award in 2017 and the Chinese Arts Now scratch Award 2019.
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