about me

Louis Hothothot,

artist, curator, art critical reviewer, designer, base in Amsterdam

LOUIS HOTHOTHOT is a multimedia artist who combines curating, visual art, and art criticism as part of his practice. His research is a concern with politics and identity. He comes from China and studied at the Central Academy of Fine Art. In 2012, he enrolled the Master of Fine Arts at the Dutch Art Institute. Afterward he is presently studying in the Netherlands Film Academy. His work is regularly shown in galleries, dance festivals and film festivals. Is work has screened at: Seattle International video dance festival, Cinedans, “Moving future” Dansmakers, “Using the Museum” exhibition in Van Abbe Museum, Beijing Yanhuang Art Museum. His curating exhibition “Urgent Care of Identity” included works by artists such as Jonas Staal and Heath Bunting, shown at A-Lab in Amsterdam in 2015. Louis Hothothot is also an art critic for Chinese magazines “Art & Design” and “Art World”, and international media such as “Financial Times Chinese”, RNW Media amongst others. Apart of art practice,  Louis Hothothot is volunteer of Amnesty International and We Are Here refugee corporation.


2015 – 2017     MA in the Netherlands Film Academy, Amsterdam, NL
2012 – 2014     Studied in Dutch Art Institute, MFA ArtEZ, NL
2004 – 2008     Studied in China Central Academy of Fine Arts, CN


Open SPAM!, Porcari, IT, 2016
Residency in New World Academy, BAK, Utrecht, the Netherlands, 2014
Cao Changdi documentary training camping, Beijing, China, 2007

Grants, Subsidies, Bursaries, Prizes(selected):

AHK Prize 2017 (nomination)
Schuurman Schimmel-van Outeren Foundation Grant (2016)
Stichting Educatie en Cultuur Grant (2016)
Funding from Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst (2015)
ArtEZ Grant (2014)
Schuurman Schimmel-van Outeren Foundation Grant (2013)
The 2rd Award of Outstanding graduated works of China Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2008 (2008)

Curated Exhibitions(selected):

2015   Curating exhibition of “Urgent Care Of Identity”, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
2008   Curated exhibition of “Defocusing – The Joint Exhibition of Modern Leading-edging Artists” Bridge Art Centre, Beijing, China

Exhibition & Presentation(selected):

“Keep An Eye, Artistic Research in Cinema”, Eye Film Museum, Amsterdam, NL, 2017
“Co-porating”, a presentation in BOOKSTORE, Amsterdam, NL, 2017
“Crossing”, a presentation in CAFA, CN, 2017
“A Dancing Archive” performance in OOSTBLOK theater, Amsterdam, NL, 2016
International Dance Film Festival Brussels, 2016
Openstudio in Goleb, Amsterdam, NL, 2016
“Archive As A Place To Play”, Eye Film Museum, Amsterdam, NL, 2016
Cinedans, Eye Film Museum, Amsterdam, NL, 2016
Seattle international video dance festival, Seattle, US, 2015
Presentation within the Workshop “How Language Moves” in Goleb, Amsterdam, NL, 2015
Summer Break Party exhibition at OT301 in 4Bid gallery, NL, 2015
Festival internacional de video & dança, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2015
“Urgent Care Of Identity”, A-LAB Amsterdam, NL, 2015
Presentation in M4gastatelier, Amsterdam, NL, 2015
5th Athens Video Dance Project GR, Athens, GR, 2015
Nam Visual Art.net oneline exhibition project, 2015
“Lows and Highs”, 4Bid Gallery, Amsterdam, NL, 2014
“Moving future”, Dansmakers, Amsterdam, NL, 2014
“Using the Museum” exhibition in Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, NL, 2014
“To make a work” exhibition, Upominki, Rotterdam, NL, 2014
Laban Centre, London, UK, 2014
“The Age of Houshayu” exhibition in Yanhuang Art Museum, Beijing, CN, 2014
Lecture presentation at DAI, master program in Artez, Arnhem, NL, 2014

Publication, Essays & Art Critics (selected):

“Twelve Moments”, Lecturis publisher, 2018
“Twelve Moments” in magazine “Art World”, November, VOL324, 2017
“The Native Design Language” in magazine “Art and Design”, 08, 2017
“I Am A Flower, You Are A Worm” in magazine “Art and Design”, 01, 2017
“The Pain Of others, The Refugee Crisis In Ai Weiwei’s Phone” in magazine “Art and Design”, 01, 2017
“The Death Of Identity” in magazine “Art World”, May, VOL307, 2016
“Contemporary Collage Art” in magazine “Art and Design”, VOL195, 2016
“Identity, Communities, Compatriots: The Art of Marlene Dumas” in ART CHINA, 2014