You Gu

You Gu

born 1990 in Hunan, China, lives and works in Berlin & Beijing

In her photographic works, You explores the boundary between reality and illusion. Through undergoing a unique and complex alteration process, the images are injected with mysterious, hallucinatory, even bizarre atmospheres, hence rendering their original contexts—that of fragmental journeying memories—indistinguishable.

2014 - until now: Diploma Course, Berlin University of Arts, class of Prof. Josephine Pryde

2009 - 2013: Bachelor of Fine Arts, Beijing Film Academy, class of Prof. Liu Xuguang


2018 New Media Art Triennial Academy Award, Beijing, China

2017 Honorable Mention, IBB-Preis für Photographie 2017, Berlin



  • Strand, 2017
  • Welle, 2017
  • Straßenecke, 2016
  • Aquarium, 2016