Junshu Gu (kuulikki) is a multidisciplinary artist, writer, and flâneur based in London, UK. Intertwining discourses around escapism, labyrinth, and post-truth, her work is rooted in rhizome theory and draws from her 13 years of interdisciplinary culture-related media work experience and profound expertise. Borrowing from the vocabulary of New Wave film, the anti-novel, and music, Junshu's concerns repeatedly revolve around questions of pessoptimism, social anxiety and the hidden initiative in chaos. She creates a sense of off-kilter rhythm where solid and amorphous energy collide. Her practice incorporates painting, sculpture, and time-based media, appearing minimal and abstract, yet formally lithesome and precise. 


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

2002-2006   Jilin University, BSc Finance


2008–2016   Journalist, Art Critic, Art World / Snacks

2008–2019   Freelance writer, contributor for LIFE, VISION, Modern Weekly and Metropolis, etc.


2024   About Time, Swanfall Art, The Handbag Factory, London, United Kingdom 

2024   Dreams, Cista Arts, Online, London, United Kingdom

2024   Open Open 2024: Seeing Red, Chapel Arts Studios, Andover, Hampshire, United Kingdom

2024   Facing Futures, FUSEBOX, London, United Kingdom

2023   RCA2023: Truman Brewery, London, UnitedKingdom

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

2023   GLIMPSE, Publication Launch, Liquid Gold Studios, London, United Kingdom

2022   WIPShow, Royal College of Art, Online, United Kingdom

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

2022   CAP Salon, Dyson Gallery, London, UnitedKingdom

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

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

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

2019   Sharp-Borderless, Being3 Gallery, Beijing, China 

Film Awards | Screenings

2024   Honorable Mention, Best Art | Poetry Short, Dreamers of Dreams Film Festival, Close-Up Cinema, London, United Kingdom

2024   Official Selection, Berlin Lift-Off Film Festival, Berlin, Germany

2024   Official Selection, On Art Festival 2024, Warszawa, Poland

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

2023   Winner, London International Short Film Festival, London, United Kingdom

2023   Winner, Best New Media, Athens International Monthly Art Film Festival, Athens, Greece

2023   Official Selection, London Lift-Off Film Festival, London, United Kingdom

2023   Official Selection, Shorts On Tap – London, London, United Kingdom 

2023   Official Selection, Cinematography & Photography Awards, London, United Kingdom 

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

2023   Official Selection, GRRL HAUS CINEMA, Berlin, Germany 

2023   Official Selection, Stockholm City Film Festival, Stockholm, Sweden 

2023   Semi-Finalist, Dumbo Film Festival, New York, USA 

2023   Semi-Finalist, European Cinematography Awards, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2023   Honorable Mention, Vienna International Film Awards, Vienna, Austria

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