Junshu Gu (kuulikki)  is a London-based artist, writer, and flâneur. Intertwining discourses around anxiety, escapism, and post-truth, her work is rooted in rhizome theory and draws from her many years of interdisciplinary culture-related work experience. 

Borrowing from the vocabulary of New Wave films, the antinovel, and music, Junshu's concerns repeatedly revolve around questions of pessoptimism and the hidden initiative behind escapism. Her practice incorporates sculpture, print, sound and moving image, and appears minimal and abstract, formally lithesome and precise. Junshu strives to address the allegorical narrative potential that arises from the edge of chaos in the real world, aiming to examine and expose the absence of the female flâneur (flâneuse) in contemporary discourse. She creates a sense of off-kilter rhythm, where solid and amorphous energy collide.

Selected Exhibitions

2023 RCA2023: Truman Brewery, London, United Kingdom

2023 Beyond Surface Radio, Montez Press Radio, Online/ New York, USA

2022 WIP Show, Royal College of Art, Online, United Kingdom

2022 White Table Takeover, Dyson Gallery, London, United Kingdom

2022 CAP Salon, Dyson Gallery, London, United Kingdom

2022 Hybrid Realities, Royal College of Art, Online, United Kingdom

2021 GMT / CET, Beauté Du Matin Calme Gallery, Paris, France

2019 Sharp-Borderless, Being3 Gallery, Beijing, China 

Selected Film Awards/ Screenings

2023 Beyond Surface - Tactile Presence, CAPCinema, Tate Modern Lates, London, United Kingdom

2023 Official Selection, International New York Film Festival, New York, USA


2022 GLIMPSE, Publication Launch, Liquid GoldStudios, London, United Kingdom

2022 Pliable Tools: Zine Launch, Layla Bakery, London, United Kingdom


2021-2023 Royal College of Art MA Fine Art, Contemporary Art Practise – Public Sphere

2002-2006 Jilin University Bachelor of Economics, Finance


2008/02 – 2015/04 “Art World” “Snacks” Journalist 

Using Format