六岁习舞，持续了１２年中国民族舞的学习与表演，１８岁考入上海复旦大学，开始自行研究现代舞，１９９８年成立个人舞蹈工作室“小珂舞蹈工作室”，２００２年开始进行跨媒介的艺术合作，２００５在上海与张献等艺术家成立组合嬲肢体剧团，并一举夺得2006年瑞士国际戏剧艺术节最高奖ZKB Award。 ２００７年在北京成立ＵＧＬＹ观念肢体工作室。2011年小珂与艺术家周子涵，张渊合作成立“失禁小组”，以跨领域、多元的艺术创作形式探讨各类社会议题。
Xiao Ke, Performing Artist
At the age of six, Xiao Ke began her Chinese traditional dance education and training which lasted for twelve years until she was enrolled by Fudan University in Shanghai from where she studied modern dance by herself. In 1998, she founded her own dance studio “XK Dance Studio”. In 2002, she started transmedia collaboration with contemporary artists. In 2005, together with Zhang Xian and other artists, she co-founded ZuHe Niao Physical Theater Company in Shanghai and the company won ZKB Award in Zurich Theater Spektakel in 2006. In 2007, UGLY Conceptual-Physical Studio was founded in Beijing. In 2011, she co-founded Cannot Help Art Collective with Zhou Zihan and Zhang Yuan that aims at probing into social issues through art that is transboundary and diverse.
Xiao Ke’s works have been invited and shown in Shanghai, Beijing, Hongkong, Neitherland, Germany, Italy, France, Austria, Norway, Singapore, Switzerland, UK, Ireland etc. In recent years, as an independent artist, Xiao Ke has been pioneering the road for conceptual-physical art as well social theater which speaks a lot closely about the reality in today’s China , and the aritistic forms are various, no longer limited within the theater.
During the collaboration with visual artist Zhou Zihan, Xiao Ke extends her works into photography, video, live art and installation that focus on personal body exploring the extreme of expression under the public context in China.
Darling Hurt, a series of outdoor social theatre works collaborated between Xiao Ke and Zhou Zihan. is to realize the conceptual body performance in the urban public environment. It connects the personal life of the artists with the city where they live and pushes the performing art onto the street which engenders the opportunity to have contacts and interaction as much as possible with the public. By restoring the artists’ ideas back into life, Darling Hurt fulfills the life process of the idea that what comes from life vanishes into life.