Xiaoxiao Xu

Born in 1984 Qingtian, China   

Based in the Netherlands since 1999     


Education 
2009 
Cum laude graduated from the Photo Academy Amsterdam   


Exhibitions 
2016
Unseen Dummy Award, Amsterdam, NL
Encontros da imagem. Happiness, a place under the sun, Portugal
Fotobookfestival Kassel, Beijing, Rome, Dublin, Oslo, Zagreb, Braga, Madrid, Derby
Flying high - contemporary Chinese Photography, Confucius institute Leipzig, Germany
Chennai Photo Biennale, India
Breda Photo, Holland
Travel photo Jaipur, India

2015
Jimei X Arles: East west encounters, international photo festival, France
Beijing photo biennial, the photo book exhibition, China
PhotoLux Festival, Self Publishing PhotoLux Award, Lucca, Italy
GuatePhoto Festival, La Fototeca Photo Book Exhibition, Guatemala
Lishui International Photography festival, China
Unseen Dummy Award, Amsterdam, NL
Asian woman photographers showcase, curated by Yumi Goto, Singapore
Wall Of Fame, The Photo Academy Amsterdam, NL
Athens Photo Festival, The Photobook Exhibition, Athens, Greece
Crital Mass Top 50, GuatePhoto International Photography Festival, Guatemala
Beastly/Tierisch, Foto Museum Winterthur, Switzerland
FORMAT photo festival, 50 contemporary photo books from China, Derby, UK

2014
IPA best of show exhibition, New York
BruggeFoto14, Belgium
Looking on, Ravenna, Italy
Lianzhou international photo festival, Guangdong, China
Photoville 2014, New York
Face it, Belvedere Rotterdam, NL
Plat(t)form, fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland
The temporary curated by Rachel Marsden, Birmingham, UK
Circulation(s) festival, Paris

2013 
LHGWR, The hague, NL
Lishui Photofestival, China
Photoville 2013, New York
Fomaa flash shop, Amsterdam, NL
Noorderlicht Photofestival TWENTY, Groningen, NL
Dubbelspel, CBK, Amsterdam, NL
Don’t stay here, FotoFestival Naarden, NL   


2012 
Holland in my eye, city hall The Hague, NL  


2010 
Work in progress, ACF Amsterdam< NL 

Upgrade, Gallery Du Nord, Bussum, NL 
The ministry of education, culture and science, The Hague 
Radboud university, Nijmegen   

2009 
FotoMuseum Antwerpen 

Photography talents 2009, Westelijk Handelsterrein Rotterdam 
Gallery ’t Sand, Noorderlicht, Groningen 
A selection of graduation work, ACF Amsterdam 
The Photo Academy Award, FotoMuseum The Hague 
De Fotoprijs, FotoMuseum Rotterdam 
Graduation show Untitled#, Loods 6, Amsterdam   

Awards 
2016 
Unseen Dummy Award, shortlisted
Encontros da imagem discovery award, finalist
Kassel Dummy Award, shortlisted   


2015 
PhotoLux self publishing award, shortlisted
GuatePhoto book finalist
Unseen Dummy Award, shortlisted
El Award, Encontros Da Imagem, finalist
Vienna PhotoBook Award, nominated
Vevey Photo Award, Switserland, shortlisted
Athene Photobook Award, nominated
Portfolio review Sante Fe, New Mexico, US, selected   


2014 
Photolucida top 50, US
International Photography Awards, 2nd place people&culture, US
Portfolio review, Foto Museum Winterthur, Zwitserland
Lucie foundation scholarship, US, shortlisted


2013 
Joop Swart Masterclass World Press Photo, nominated   


2012 
Hey, Hot Shot! Honorable Mention 

International Photography Awards, Honorable Mention   

2010 
Joop Swart Masterclass World Press Photo, nominated 

Hey, Hot Shot! Honorable Mention 

2009   
De Fotoprijs, winner 
The Photo Academy Award, winner FotoMuseum Antwerpen & Duval Guillaume 

International Photography Awards, Honorable Mention   

Grants 
2015
Mondriaan Fund, Stipendium for Established Artists
Robert Bosch Stiftung, border crossers China - Germany


2014
The Amsterdam fund for the arts
Osservatorio Fotografico, Ravenna Italy, Artist in residence


2013 
Anna Cornelis Fonds
Stichting Sem Presser archief 
The Sequel, Noorderlicht   

2010 
Documentary photography grant, city archives Amsterdam

Publications 
2016 
NRC Next
Qianjiang evening news
Ellemen China
Vice China

2015 
Dankzij Sem, NL
Beastly/Tierisch catalogue, Fotomuseum Winterthur
International Photography award Annual publication, LA, US
“GOT IT”, Dutch photo projects supported by Stichting Sem Presser Archief
Raw View magazine, Finland
Le Monde magazine, Paris, France

2014 
Volkskrant magazine SMAAK
Vrij Nederland, het foto verhaal

2013 
Focus magazine
Vrij Nederland Fotografie Special

De Fotograaf 
Fotografie 
Subbacultcha! (March & STRP Biennial special)
NEW, Dutch photography talent 2013   

2012 
GUP issue34 What we like  

2011 
Chip foto digital   

2010 
Oriental outlook, Beijing 
Dutch Heights   

2009 
Foto video digital 
P/F Special, De Fotoprijs 09 
De Fotograaf 
Digifoto Pro special edition, The photo academy award