Dakota Guo (b. 1994, Taiyuan) is a Rotterdam-based Chinese artist,  1/2 of Chu Renmei & Hye-Joo, and 1/5 of SOUPSPOON Collective.

Reiterating cultural experiences of proto- or quasi-religious narratives, her practice-as-research is described as "pseudo-theory making" through performances, videos, installations, texts, and soundscapes. In her recent projects, she seeks ominous revelations of a "corpse-ghost" continuum, investigating the (cosmo-)necrological infrastructure of Han Chinese society, specifically the construction of its netherworld as a tangible reality. This speculative approach renders her peculiar obsession with ghostly matters and their materialization a post-secular revision of "haunting."



2022 Master of Arts, DAI Art Praxis, Dutch Art Institute, NL
2017 Master of Arts, Performance Practice as Research, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, GB
2016 Bachelor of Arts, Drama and Theatre Arts, Goldsmiths, University of London, GB

2022-present Duo project “Chu Renmei & Hyejoo” with Miyoung Chang
2022-present Founding member of SOUPSPOON Collective
2018-2020 Programme Coordinator at Institute For Provocation, Beijing, CN

2023 Retracing the current; follow the current, I wander, CHAXART, Rotterdam, NL
2023 Non Native Native Fair, Framer Framed, Amsterdam, NL
2022 SOUPSPOON Open Studio, Goethe Institute Rotterdam, NL
2022 tuttə (le) rottə - all (the) ways: unfixed, Centrale Fies, Dro, IT
2022 How Will You Ascertain Time?, SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin, DE
2021 From Checkers to Complex Systems, Times Art Museum, Chengdu, CN
2021 A Shared Boundary (virtual exhibition), Make Room, Los Angeles, US
2019 A Case Study of Bloodletting (solo project), Institute For Provocation, Beijing, CN
2018 Cement Park Live Art Festival, Sower Art, Shanghai, CN
2017 Accurate Errors, Webber Douglas Studio, London, GB

2023.7-2023.9 Summer Lab residency with SOUPSPOON Collective, Rib, Rotterdam, NL
2022.9-2022.12 "Investigating The Dialect of Arrival" with SOUPSPOON Collective, Goethe Institute Rotterdam, NL

2023 "Suspended Shooting,” with Chu Renmei & Hyejoo, Open Rehearsal, If I Can't Dance, I Don't Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, Amsterdam, NL
2022 "At what point does the allegorical collapse into the literal?," Performing Arts Forum, St Erme, FR
2021 "I snuggle into the tomb bed from my wedding chamber my hair is the quilt the spirit- guiding streamer," Posttheater, Arnhem, NL
2020 "I want to start by talking about truffles," Dutch Art Institute, NL

2024 “Trailer: lift the fingers high and,” with Chu Renmei & Hyejoo, The One Minutes: Mirroring, de Appel (and other venues), Amsterdam, NL

2024 SOUPSPOON Zine Launch #1, Kiosk, Rotterdam, NL
2023 “So happy together #1” with SOUPSPOON Collective, Roodkapje, Rotterdam, NL
2023 SOUPSPOON 24h Marathon: "As if you could kill time without injuring eternity", Rib, Rotterdam, NL
2022 "Soupspooning Spectral Asia(n)," Goethe Institute, Rotterdam, NL
2019 "Nine Days to See," Institute For Provocation (IFP), Beijing, CN
2019 "Performing Prescription," i: projectspace, Beijing, CN
2019 "The Night For Evil Women, Witches and Lady Ghosts," Dreamer FTY, Beijing, CN