Hong Hao (Chinese, b.1965) is a Contemporary photographer from Beijing. He attended the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, where he studied in the printmaking department, and has been exhibited internationally since 1988. After graduating in 1989, Hong created his first major series, a group of prints resembling Chinese maps, executed with a remarkable attention to detail. The artist began working with photography in 1999, and in 2001 began his most well-known series, My Things. In this collection of works, Hong individually scanned hundreds of common objects and arranged them into tightly-spaced compositions. The objects float among black space and appear to viewers as controlled chaos. This series explores Chinese consumer culture, and captures the artist reflecting on his own life of acquisition and materialism. Hong is one of China’s leading Contemporary artists, and his work reflects his careful observational skills and wit. His work has been featured in many group and solo shows around the world, and has been collected by leading arts institutions.