Zhu Yu (CN)

Zhu Yu is a contemporary Chinese artist who works predominantly in performance art and installation, pushing the boundaries of known art forms. He is often termed the most controversial and criticized artist in China. Using shock value to challenge his audience’s perspective, human anatomy is central to his body of work - his materials have included decomposing, disembodied corpses or a patch of the artist’s own skin. That's why he is categorized by some critics as an artist of the “cadaver school,” which consists of artists who tend to use human body parts in their work. Zhu Yu has been involved in many group exhibitions including the Fuck Off exhibition curated by Ai Weiwei and Feng Boyi in Shanghai in 2000, where he presented his most notable work Eating People.