Focusing on both the physical and psychological nature of objects and materials, Nabuqi’s work deals with the relationship between the sculptural objects and the bodily, and explores human perceptions in either confrontational or immersive spatial contexts. Her bronze or aluminium sculptures propose anew the independence of the hand-made, sculpted objects, and emphasise its evolving relationship with the bodily in the age of the anthropological. Her installations, on the other hand, assemble readymades and industrial materials - from mirrors, lamps, artificial plants to train rails and a life-size model of a cow - and creates enveloping settings in and around which the spatial politics of the active, viewing subject is delineated.
Nabuqi was born in Inner Mongolia in 1984, she lives and works in Beijing. Her recent solo exhibitions include Do real things happen in moments of rationality?, ShanghART, Shanghai (2018); Two-way Entry, C-Space+Local, Beijing (2018); Absent Paragraph, Museum Beelden aan Zee, Hague (2017); Stay and Occupation, Dawan Art, Paris (2017).
Recent group exhibitions include Cold Nights, UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2017); Zhongguo 2185, Sadie Coles, London (2017); Any Ball, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing (2017).
Nabuqi participated in the 58th Venice Venice Biennale(2019), the 11th Shanghai Biennale: Why Not Ask Again? (2016) and the 11th Gwangju Biennale (2016).