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A Conversation with Badiucao, about China's Artful Dissident

A visual artist, street artist, illustrator and performer, Badiucao is one of China's few political cartoonists : having built his reputation on social networks, he has since been published in The New York Times, The Guardian, and featured on the BBC and CNN. Convinced that artists have the power to deconstruct the arrogance of authoritarian rule, he regularly ridicules Xi Jinping, represented as Winnie the Pooh, or Mao Zedong. The artist also created a performance around Tank Man, the man who famously faced a column of tanks on Tiananmen Square, which went viral worldwide. A masked operative, Badiucao has long been nicknamed the "Chinese Banksy".


Saturday 7 March


Grütli - Salle Langlois

Co-presented with the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR)

Moderated by

Sarah Brooks International Service for Human Rights (ISHR)

This debat is preceded by the movie:

Thematic film

China's Artful Dissident

By Danny Ben-Moshe

A powerful portrait of Badiucao, a Chinese political artist in exile and FIFDH 2020 jury member. We discover his art-ivism dedicated to the fight against the policy of stifling human rights violations perpetrated by the country's communist regime, jeopardizing his own freedom and that of his family.

  • Section Thematic film


Danny Ben-Moshe


  • Danny Ben-Moshe


  • Lisa Pieroni