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XU BING BIOGRAPHY

Born in 1955 in China

Lives and works in New York, Beijing

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019

One: Xu Bing, Brooklyn Museum of ArtNew York City, NYUnited States

Xu Bing: Thought and Method, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art(MACAN), Jakarta, Indonesia

Xu Bing: Dragonfly Eyes, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

 

2018

Xu Bing - Thought and Method, Ullens Center of Contemporary Art (UCCA), Beijing, China

Xu Bing - Language and Nature, Ink Studio, Beijing, China

Xu Bing - Dragonfly Eyes, Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany

 

2016

Xu Bing: Book From the Sky, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX, United States

30 Years Of Cfcca | Xu Bing, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA), Manchester, United Kingdom

 

2015

Xu Bing, Background Story: A New Approach to Landscape Painting, Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, WI, United States

Xu Bing: Writing Between Heaven and Earth, Frost Art Museum, Miami, FL, United States

Xu Bing - Things Are Not What They First Appear, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA, United States

 

2014

The Language of Xu Bing, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles, CA, United States

It Begins with Metamorphosis: Xu Bing, Asia Society Hong Kong Center, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Xu Bing: A Retrospective, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

 

2013

Xu Bing: Phoenix, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art – MASSMoCA, North Adams, MA, United States

Nine Deaths, Two Births, Freer and Sackler Galleries - The Smithsonian's Museum of Asian Art, Washington, DC, United States

Two Installations By Xu Bing, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY, United States

Xu Bing: Landscape Landscript, The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford, United Kingdom

 

2012

Book from the Ground, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, China

Xu Bing: Square Word Calligraphy, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY, United States

​Xu Bing, Carlsten Gallery - University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, WI, United States

Xu Bing : From the "bible" to "books", Eslite Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

Xu Bing - Tobacco Project, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT, United States

 

2011

Xu Bing: Tobacco Project, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, United States

Xu Bing: Square Word Calligraphy Classroom, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery - Columbia University, New York City, NY, United States

 

2010

Xu Bing Aerial Phoenix Project, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020

We Do Not Dream Alone, Asia Society and Museum, New York City, NY, United States

Exodus II : Unhinging The Great Wall: Chinese Art Revealed, East Village Ny, 1980S, Whitebox Art Center, New York City, NY, United States

The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China, Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, IL, United States

In Real Life, Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP), Chicago, IL, United States

​Five Monologic Spatial Dialogues, Tang Contemporary Art – Beijing, Beijing, China

 

2019

Out of Ink - Interpretations from Chinese Contemporary Art, Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey

 

2018

Cosmopolis #1.5: Enlarged Intelligence, Cosmopolis, Chengdu, Sichuan, China

Sculpture As History, Sculpture Projects Ping Yao, Pingyao, China

Lebendige Tinte, Kunstraum F200, Berlin, Germany

Turning Point - 40 years of Chinese Contemporary Art, Long Museum Pudong, Shanghai, China

Starting from the Desert. Ecologies on the Edge, Museum of Contemporary Art Yinchuan (MOCA Yinchuan), Yinchuan, China

NordArt 2018, NordArt - Kunst in der Carlshütte, Büdelsdorf, Germany

墨境 Ink Worlds: Contemporary Chinese Painting from the Collection of Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang, Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford, CA, United States

The Fuck Off Generation Part II, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York City, NY, United States

In Tribute to Jack Tilton: A Selection from 35 Years, Tilton Gallery, New York City, NY, United States

Love Long: Robert Indiana And Asia, Asia Society Hong Kong Center, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Practice and Exchange: An Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Art, Ullens Center of Contemporary Art (UCCA), Beijing, China

 

2017

Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, NY, United States

NordArt 2017, NordArt - Kunst in der Carlshütte, Büdelsdorf, Germany

Luther und die Avantgarde, Stiftung für Kunst und Kultur e.V., Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Germany

Imaginary Asia, Nam June Paik Art Center, Yongin-si, South Korea

Grafiche internazionali dagli anni Sessanta agli anni Ottanta, Galleria Milano, Milan, Italy

 

2016

What about the Art? Contemporary Art from China, Qatar Museums Gallery Alriwaq, Doha, Qatar

MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Linguistic Pavillion, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China

 

2015

A New Dynasty - Created in China, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denmark

First Look: Collecting Contemporary At The Asian, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA, United States

China - A Summer Show 2015, Ben Brown Fine Arts - Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

A Voz Do Tradutor. Premio Marco/frac Lorraine/sfkm Para Novos Comisarios 2014, Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo (MARCO), Vigo, Spain

China 8 - Tradition Heute – Tuschemalerei und Kalligrafie, Kunstmuseum Gelsenkirchen, Gelsenkirchen, Germany

China 8 - Neue Figuration – Erzählende Skulptur, Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany

China 8: Overview – Blicke auf China, NRW-Forum Kultur und Wirtschaft, Dusseldorf, Germany

Listening to the Lines, Maison Hermès, Tokyo, Japan

Inexhaustible and Limitless, Hong Kong Arts Centre (HKAC), Hong Kong, Hong Kong

China’S Changing Landscape - Contemporary Chinese Ink, Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland

 

2014

Unscrolled: Reframing Tradition in Chinese Contemporary Art, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Secret Signs - Zeitgenössische Chinesische Kunst Im Namen Der Schrift, Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg, Germany

Future Returns: Contemporary Art From China, Broad Art Museum, East Lansing, United States

Migration, Claire Oliver, New York City, NY, United States

West Says East Says – Chinese Contemporary Art Research Exhibition, United Art Museum Wuhan, Wuhan, Hubei, China

Neo-Mōrōism, BTAP (Beijing Tokyo Art Projects) – Beijing, Beijing, China

Past Traditions/New Voices in Asian Art, Hofstra University Museum, Hempstead, NY, United States

The 12th National Art Exhibition - Experimental Art, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

ZUR NACHAHMUN GEMPFOHLEN! - Expeditionen in Ästhetik & Nachhaltigkeit, Zollverein, Essen, Germany

My Chinese Friends, ALEXANDER OCHS PRIVATE BERLIN, Berlin, Germany

Myth / History: Yuz Collection of Contemporary Art, Yuz Museum Shanghai, Shanghai, China

Reset Chinese Contemporary Art, Soka Art Beijing, Beijing, China

Spiritual As Mountains, Pearl Lam Galleries Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Anniversary: A Selection From Sga Collection, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, China

Hanart 100: Idiosyncrasies, Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

 

2013

Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY, United States

Between Character and Calligraphy, OCAT Contemporary Art Terminal Xian, Xian, China

Now and Then: Contemporary Ink vs Antiquities, Lucie Chang Fine Arts, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Destruction and Creation, Soka Art Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan

Freedom: Just Another Word For..., Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art – MASSMoCA, North Adams, MA, United States

Passage to History: 20 Years of La Biennale di Venezia and Chinese Contemporary Art, Arsenale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

@what - New Contemporary Art From China | BeijingArt, mia Foundation, Beijing, China

Contemporary Art and Process of the Society, Circle Art Center, Shenzhen, China

From Gesture to Language, Rockbund Art Museum (RAM), Shanghai, China

Zero +Whitebox Art Center, New York City, NY, United States

New Contemporary Art from China, Insa Art Space, Seoul, South Korea

Collecting Art of Asia, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA, United States

Nothing to Declare? - World Maps of Art since '89, AdK - Akademie der Künste Pariser Platz, Berlin, Germany

 

2012

Re-Ink Invitational Exhibition Of Contemporary Ink And Wash Painting 2010-2012, Hubei Museum of Art, Wuhan, Hubei, China

Re-Ink Invitational Exhibition Of Contemporary Ink And Wash Painting 2010-2012, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

Original Forms of Chinese Water Ink Painting, Sanchuan Modern Art Museum, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China

Future Pass World Exhibition, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

Real Life Stories, KODE, Bergen, Norway

Out of Character: Decoding Chinese Calligraphy, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA, United States

Beyond Printed Words -Books and Letters in Art-, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum (FAAM), Fukuoka, Japan

Transformation: A View on Chinese Contemporary Art, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul, Turkey

Eine andere Moderne. Zeitgenössische chinesische Tuschemalerei, Kunsthaus Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

examples to follow! expeditions in aesthetics and sustainability, Iberia Art Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

Selected Collection Series - International Artists Collection Exhibition, Art Museum at The Art Park, Hsinchu City, Taiwan

Beyond Representation - An Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Art, Tiancheng International, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Future Pass, National Taiwan Museum of Art, Taichung, Taiwan

Vision - Soka Art 20th Anniversary, Soka Art Tainan, Tainan, Taiwan

Vision - Soka Art 20th Anniversary, Soka Art Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan

Paperless, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), Winston-Salem, NC, United States

Calligraphy, OCAT Contemporary Art Terminal Shenzhen, Shenzhen, China

Print/Out, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York City, NY, United States

Do a Book, White Space Beijing, Beijing, China

 

2011

Future Pass, Wereldmuseum, Rotterdam, Netherlands

The Global Contemporary, Art Worlds After 1989, ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medien, Karlsruhe, Germany

Multiple Impressions: Contemporary Chinese Woodblock Prints, The University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA), Ann Arbor, MI, United States

Collecting History: China New Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Chengdu (MoCA), Chengdu, Sichuan, China

Shanshui, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland

Expression of Chinses Contemporary Art, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

Beyond The Boundary, Gallery 100, Taipei, Taiwan

Language: Abstract and Concrete, North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, ND, United States

 

2010

The Power From Academy - Cafa Contemporary Art Exhibition, Guangdong Times Museum, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Collecting Contemporary Art: The FUNd at ASU Art Museum, ASU Art Museum - Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ, United States

Fresh Ink: Ten Takes on Chinese Tradition, Museum of Fine Arts Boston (MFA), Boston, MA, United States

Zur Nachahmung Empfohlen! Expeditions in Aesthetics and Sustainability, Westwendischer Kunstverein e.V.Gartow, Germany

Courier, University Art Museum University at Albany, State University of New York, Albany, NY, United States

Chinese and Japanese Calligraphy and Painting, College of Wooster Art Museum (CWAM), Wooster, OH, United States

Cruzando el horizonte: Exposición de arte contemporáneo de China, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes Santiago Chile (MNBA), Santiago, Chile

Dead or Alive, Museum of Arts and Design, New York City, NY, United States

Thirty Years of Chinese Contemporary Art, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China

Xu Bing / Miao Xiaochun - Chinesische Landschaften neu betrachtet, Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst Köln, Cologne, Germany

 

COLLECTIONS

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, United Sates

MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, United Sates

Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, United Sates

Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, United Sates

North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, United Sates

University Art Museum University at Albany, State University of New York, Albany, United Sates

The West Collection, Oaks, United Sates

Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), Brisbane, Australia

Museum of Contemporary Art Chengdu (MoCA), Chengdu, China

Fukuoka Asian Art Museum (FAAM), Fukuoka, Japan

 

AWARDS

2018

CAFA Agnès Varda Award “Star of the Year”

2017

FIPRESCI Prize, 2017 Locarno Film Festival

2016

Chinese Contemporary Art Award (CCAA)

2015

The Department of State’s office of Art in Embassies (AIE)- Medal of Arts, New York

2015 de FINE art honoree of the Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah

Liberty award, LMCC

Appointed by Cornell University as the Andrew D. White Professor-at-Large.

2014

The spirit of the city award, Cathedral of St John the Divine

2013

honorary doctorate from Emily Carr University of Art + Design

2012

The Washington Post lists Tobacco Project as one of the “Top 10 Works of Art and Architecture in 2011.”

2010

Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, Columbia University, New York

2007

Southern Graphics Council Lifetime Achievement in Printmaking Award

2006

International Association of Art Critics Award for “Best Installation or Single Work of Art in a Museum, New England”

2005

The Youth Friends Award, NYC

2004

Artes Mundi Prize

American Academy in Berlin Coca-Cola Fellowship

2003

Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize