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Born in 1975 in Urumqi, Xinjiang province, Ju Anqi graduated from the Directing Department of the Beijing Film Academy. As one of the most widely recognized directors from China's "New Generation" of filmmakers and multi-media artists, his works involve experimental video and photography, narrative films, painting, and LED light boxes, making him a rarity among Chinese conceptual artists. Ju’s experimental films have been exhibited in the Centre Pompidou (Paris), MoMA (New York) and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York). Ju Anqi currently works and lives in Beijing.
Ju’s debut film was 'There’s a Strong Wind in Beijing’, which was shot on films 8 years after their expiration date, was selected for the entry of the Berlin International Film Festival in 2000, and became the milestone for Chinese Experimental films. His film ‘Poet on a Business Trip’ premiered at the 44th edition of the International Film Festival of Rotterdam, which won the Netpac Award Winner, and the Grand Prize at the 16th Jeoju International Film Festival as well as three other international awards. In April 2016, Ju Anqi produced a new film ‘A Missing Policeman’ which co-starred over 20 contemporary artists from China. His film ‘Drill Man’ (2016) was selected by Draft project (Pro Helvetia) and he has shot Almodovar’s Actor on September 2016 in Barcelona (Spain), featuring Jan Cornet, winner of the Goya Awards Best New Actor for La Piel.
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