@BoiHugo ( b. 1995) is a non-binary artist based between Beijing and London. ‘@Boihugo’ is itself an online avatar. Born ‘Han Zhang’, they didn’t want to call themselves by their real name because they thought it would be better to see how people respond to the work in a space without immediately connecting it to their nationality. Also ‘Boi’ is a term used within queer community to refer to a person’s sexual and gender identities. Using a mixture of appropriated images and texts mostly from dating apps and pornography websites, staged photographs and voyeuristic daily snapshots, the artist is interested in power, audacity, fetishism, masculinities and intersectionality.
2017 - 2018 MA in Photography (Fine Arts), London College of Communication, University of the Arts London, London, United Kindom.
2013 - 2017 BA in Fine Arts, Capital Normal University, Beijing, China.