International Light Art Project

Qimeng Sun

Photo: Qimeng Sun


Cathedral Court / römische Hafenstr., at Study Building (Studiengebäude) Romano-Germanic Museum, 50667 Cologne


projector, speaker, 350 x 200 cm


In the fairy tale, the little mermaid used to be a kind intermediary. She represented nature and came to the world of mankind to be close to human beings. In reality, she is a representative of the city, a tourist souvenir and a atress of many commercial films. In the video of Qimeng Sun the factory in the distance is her castle, the night is her fig leaf, a glove that was lost in the sea seemed to fondle her legs.
Here indicates not only the loss of a romantic fairy tale, as well as a permanent separation between mankind and nature.


Qimeng Sun
born 1990 in Dailian [cn]
lives and works in Cologne [de]

2019 Diploma,Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM)
2013-2019 Media Arts, Academy of Media Arts Cologne

B.A. Communication Design, China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing [cn]


exhibitions (selected)

2019 Goodbye Cruel World, It’s Over, Weltkunstzimmer, Düsseldorf [de]
2018 i printed i belong (Seminar von Prof. Mischa Kuball), on occasion of Open Source Festivals, Düsseldorf

kunstgäste #5, art’s birthday bunker party, Kulturbunker Mülheim, Cologne


Wir wollen mal nicht übertreiben (Seminar von Prof. Mischa Kuball), PiK (Projektraum im Kunstwerk), Cologne


we, animals - transference (Class of Prof. Ute Hörner/ Mathias Antifinger, Prof. Thomas Howranke, KHM), Meinblau Projektraum, Berlin [de]


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