KQ Huang is a British-Chinese conceptual artist based in the UK. Born in Birmingham, he is interested in exploring the cultural identity and heritage of the Chinese diaspora. His work incorporates traditional forms of Chinese culture such as calligraphy and opera to explore the politics of representation and advocate for greater empathy and engagement with diasporic communities. He believes that increased Asian representation in the cultural sphere helps combat misrepresentation and fearmongering through cross-cultural dialogue. Motivated by the possibilities of working in the interstitial space between two cultures, he seeks to challenge perceptions of identity and authenticity. He can be found on Instagram @kqhuangart
Huang holds a BA in History from Durham University and is studying for an MA in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London where he specialises in transatlantic visual culture, representations of slavery, and contemporary art of the African diaspora. He enjoys visiting galleries, practicing Muay Thai, and clinging to the dream that Aston Villa will someday play again in Europe.