Annie Xu is a PhD researcher on contemporary art and curating in the University of Lincoln.
As a researcher, Xu attempts to explore the contemporaneity and textuality of contemporary Chinese text art and contemporary thinking of Chinese contemporary art.
As a curator, Xu leads her research with three transnational curatorial projects --- This Is All I’m Going to Say, You Know What I Mean (2015 in UK), Art ·Text (2015 in China) and To Be Continued… (2017 in China). Her study developed the theory of contemporaneity of contemporary Chinese art via the analysis on ideological chronological division and correlation of it, as well as contradictive ideologies in China’s unique context.
As a text artist, Xu created a series of Chinese text artworks to explore and examine new textuality of Chinese text art.
To promote art communication between UK and China, Xu founded China-Anglo Art Communication Centre (CAACC).
Xu also founded Lincoln's first personal VR art studio to explore new knowledge of contemporaneity with new technology.