Born in China
Lives & works in Australia
Badiucao is a popular and prolific political artist from China, and he confronts a variety of social and political issues head on in his work. He uses his art to challenge the censorship and dictatorship in China via his Twitter account @badiucao. His work was used by Amnesty International, Freedom House, BBC, CNN and China Digital Times and exhibited in Australia America and Italy.
He believes history is constantly being unified and tampered with, and even forgotten, when free speech and democracy are absent. His art is a record of his personal perspective on social issues to confront the official record. He believes art and internet has the power to deconstruct the arrogance and authority of dictatorship as building block of individual awakening and free independence.
Grants & Awards
2014 Top-thirty finalist for Freedom House’s 2014 Images of Repression and Freedom Photo Auction Contest, Washington, DC, USA
2016 “SALA in the Square”, SALA, Adelaide, AUS
2015 “Je ris donc je suis pas terrorist (Je me fais Hara-Kiri) pour Charlie Hebdo”,
2014-2016 Contributing cartoonist for China Digital Times
2014-2016 Contributing cartoonist for Qiwen.lu
2014 Illustrator of “阴道昏迷”, ISBN: 978-988-13094-0-2
2014 Illustrator of “马三家咆哮”, ISBN: 9789881309488