Xiner Xu (b.1996) is an artist growing up in Hangzhou, China and now traveling between London and Paris. After graduating from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2019 with dual degree on Graphic Design and Photography, she continues her photographic practice at the Royal College of Art. Her work opens up conversations between family and identity, memory and the opposites. She is interested in the representation of trees and how trees could possibly reminds us of time and reveal intimacy entangled with human affairs. 

Exhibitions & Awards
Dear Someone, Hanhouse, Hangzhou, China, 2020.
‘con: fabulation’, Hangzhou, China, July 2021.
RCA Work in Progress Show, Radstock, London.
Lens Culture Portrait Award 2020, Finalist.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 08/2014-05/2019
BA in Graphic Design & Photography Dual Degree

Central Saint Martin 09/2017-12/2017
Graphic Design Study Abroad Program

Royal College of Art 09/2019-present
MA Photography


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