嘎德 XU Guodong Gade簡介
Gade graduated from the Art Department of Tibet University in Lhasa, where he later went on to teach. In 1992 he began his studies of Chinese painting and art history at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. Gade’s paintings and sculpture combine traditional Tibetan symbolism and techniques with imagery derived from Western contemporary popular culture. Often humourous, the works comment on the impact of globalisation and modernisation on traditional Tibetan culture and religion.
A founding member of the Gedun Choephel Artists’ Guild, Gade has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows internationally, and his artworks are held in private and public collections around the world including the National Art Museum of China, the World Museum Liverpool and the White Rabbit Foundation, Australia. In 2010 he co-curated the ground-breaking Scorching Sun of Tibet exhibition at the Song zhuang Art Center, Beijing — the first museum show of contemporary Tibetan art in China.