Xu Bing
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    • Xu Bing
    • Birthdate: 1955
      Birthplace: China |
      Gender: Male
      About:
      Xu Bing finds his family roots in Wenling of Zhejiang province. He was born in Chongqing, China in 1955. In 1977 he entered the printmaking department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing (CAFA) where completed his bachelor’s degree in 1981 and stayed on as an instructor, earning his MFA in 1987. In 1990, on the invitation of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he moved to the United States. Xu currently serves as the Vice President of CAFA. Solo exhibitions of his work have been held at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington DC; the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; the Joan Miro Foundation, Spain; National Gallery of Prague and the Spencer Museum of Art, Kansas, amongst other major institutions. Additionally, Xu Bing has shown at the 45th and 51st Venice Biennales; the Biennale of Sydney and the Johannesburg Biennale amongst other international exhibitions.

      Over the years, Xu Bing’s work has appeared in high-school and college textbooks around the world including Abram’s “Art Past – Art Present,” Gardner’s “Art Through the Ages” and Greg Clunas’s “Chinese Art” a volume in the “Oxford History of Art” series, Jane Farver’s Global Conceptualism: Points of Origin 1950s – 1980s (Queens Museum of Art Press) and Art Worlds in Dialogue (Museum Ludwig Press). In 2006, the Princeton University Press published “Persistence/Transformation: Text as Image in the Art of Xu Bing” a multidisciplinary study of Xu Bing’s landmark work “Book from the Sky.” In 2008, Professor Robert Harrist, Chair of Chinese Art at Columbia University, New York, began teaching a graduate seminar entitled “The Art of Xu Bing.”

      In 1999, Xu Bing was the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship in recognition of his “capacity to contribute importantly to society, particularly in printmaking and calligraphy.” In 2003 Xu Bing was awarded the Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize, and in 2004 he won the first Wales International Visual Art Prize, Artes Mundi. In 2006, the Southern Graphics Council awarded Xu Bing their lifetime achievement award in recognition of the fact that his, “use of text, language and books has impacted the dialogue of the print and art worlds in significant ways.” “Art in America” listed Xu Bing, along with 15 others, in their annual Year in Review. Xu Bing was awarded Doctor of Humane Letters by Columbia University in 2010.
    • Biography
    • Xu Bing

      Selected Solo Exhibitions

       

      2018    Xu Bing, UCCA, Beijing, China (Upcoming 2018.7.21-2018.10.18)

       

      2017    Xu Bing, Wuhan United Art Museum

       

      2016    Travelling to the Wonderland, China, Beijing, Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park

                “Xu Bing, Book from the Ground”, UK, London, Centre for Chinese        

                   Contemporary Art (CFCCA)

               “Xu Bing, Book from the Sky”, Texas, Austin, Blanton Museum of Art, U of 、

                  Texas Austin

       

      2015   

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

      Xu Bing: Writing between Heaven and Earth, Frost Art Museum, Florida, U.S.A.

      Xu Bing: Things are Not What They First Appear, SCAD Museum of Art, Georgia, U.S.A.

      Phoenix 2015, the 56th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

       

      2014   

      Xu Bing’s Language, LACMA, Los Angeles, U.S.A

      Future Returns: Contemporary Art from China, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan, USA

      Metamorphosis: The Art of Xu Bing, Hong Kong Asia Society, Hong Kong

      Phoenix: Xu Bing at the Cathedral, the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, New York, USA

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

      Xu Bing: Research Exhibition on Background Story, Inside-Out Art Musuem, Beijing

      Forest Project of Xu Bing and Children, National Museum of History, Taipei

       

      2013   

      Traveling to the Wonderland, John Madejski Garden, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

      Xu Bing: Landscape Landscript, Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Oxford, UK

      Nine Deaths, Two Births: Xu Bing’s Phoenix Project, Smithsonian Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington DC

      Living Word, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

      The Tao Hua Yuan Ideal, John Madejski Garden, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

       

      2012   

      Xu Bing Phoenix, MASS MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts

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

      Forest Project & Book from the Ground, San Paulo, Brazil

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

      Book from the Ground, Eslite Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

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

      The Art of Rewriting China, Carlsten Art Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Stevens Point WI

      Tobacco Project 3, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield CT

       

      2011   

      Square Word Calligraphy Classroom, MIRIAM and IRA D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York NY

      Where does the dust itself collect? Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York NY

      Tobacco project 3, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond VA

      living word 3, The Morgan liberary & Museum, New York NY

      Background Story 7, British Museum, London

      An Installation by Xu Bing: Background Story 7, British Museum, London, UK

       

      2010   

      Phoenix Project, Baosteel Stage, Expo 2010 Shanghai China, Shanghai, China

      Xu Bing Aerial Phoenix Project, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China, Document exhibition, March 28 – April 16

       

      2009   

      Xu Bing Forest Project Exhibition, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China

      Xu Bing: The Path of Repetition and the Imprint, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

      Reading Space: The Art of Xu Bing, Clifford Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York

       

      2008   

      Xu Bing, Middlebury College Museum of Art, Vermont

      Xu Bing, Albion Gallery, London, UK

      Xu Bing Selected Work, 1987-2007 – Grossman Artist Solo Exhibition, Richard A. and Rissa W. Grossman Gallery, Lafayette College, Pennsylvania

      Picture Equality: Xu Bing's New Ways of Seeing, Sawhill Gallery, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia

       

      2007  

      “Book from the Sky” to “Book from the Ground” – The Book Works of Xu Bing, Spencer Museum of Art, Kansas

       

      2006   

      Xu Bing, Suzhou Museum, Suzhou, China

      Installation of Any Opinions, lobby of Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Wellesley,

      Massachusetts

       

      2004   

      Xu Bing: The Glassy Surface of a Lake, Elvehjem Museum of Art, University o        Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin

      Xu Bing Tobacco Project: Shanghai, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, China

      Xu Bing, Yokohama Portside Gallery, Yokohama, Japan

      Xu Bing in Berlin, Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst, Berlin, Germany

      Xu Bing: El Pozo de la Verdad/The Well of Truth, Sala La Gallera, Valencia

      Xu Bing: Three Installations, Elvehjem Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin

       

      2003   

      Xu Bing, Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester

      Xu Bing, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan

      Xu Bing, Eslite Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

      Book from the Sky installation, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey

       

      2002   

      Myers School of Art: Faculty Exhibition: Xu Bing: Installation, Emily Davis Gallery, University of Akron, Akron, Ohio

      Classroom Calligraphy, Daryl Reich Rubenstein Gallery, Sidwell Friends School, Washington D.C.

      Xu Bing, Commons Gallery, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii

      Xu Bing: Living Word 2, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

       

      2001   

      Xu Bing, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan

      Xu Bing: Reading Landscape, North Carolina Museum of Art, North Carolina

      Xu Bing: One-Man Show, Eslite Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

      Xu Bing: Prints and Books, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA), Portland, Oregon

      Word Play: Contemporary Art by Xu Bing, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.

       

      1999   

      Calligraphy for the People: A Site Specific Installation, Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston, Maine

       

      1998   

      Xu Bing: Recent Projects, California Institute for the Arts, Valencia, California

      Xu Bing: Cultural Animal, Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

      Xu Bing, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York

      Xu Bing: Introduction to Square Word Calligraphy, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York

      Xu Bing: Square Word Poetry, Ethan Cohen Fine Art, New York

       

      1997   

      The Net: A Collaborative Installation by Xu Bing, Tarble Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University,Charleston, Illinois

      An Installation by Xu Bing : Another Language of Art, Allen Priebe Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Oshkosh, Wisconsin

      Xu Bing: Square Word Calligraphy, Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong

      Xu Bing, Toyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

      Classroom Calligraphy, Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró, Mallorca, Spain

      Xu Bing: Lost Letters, Asian Fine Arts Factory, Berlin, Germany

      Installation by Xu Bing, Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London

      Xu Bing, Galería Charpa, Valencia, Spain

       

      1996   

      Xu Bing: A Book from the Sky, University Art Museum, the University at Albany, NewYork

      Xu Bing: Learn Square Words, Marstall Performance Centre, Munich, Germany

      Xu Bing, Ethan Cohen, at The Exchange, New York

       

      1995   

      Xu Bing, Dille Center for the Arts, Moorhead State University, Moorhead, Minnesota

       

      Xu Bing: Recent Project, MFA Graduation Exhibit, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota

      Xu Bing: Language Lost, Huntington Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, Massachusetts

      Xu Bing: Post Testament Installation, North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, North Dakota

      Xu Bing, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago

       

      1994   

      Xu Bing: Experimental Exhibition, Hanmo Art Center, Beijing

      Xu Bing: Cultural Negotiations, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California

      Xu Bing: Recent Work, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York

       

      1993   

      Xu Bing: Le Livre du Ciel, La Galerie Bellefroid, Paris

      Xu Bing: A Home Away from Home, North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, North Dakota

       

      1992   

      Xu Bing, North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, North Dakota

       

      1991   

      Xu Bing, Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

      Xu Bing, Book of Heaven, D. P. Fong & Spratt Galleries, San Jose, California

      Three Installations by Xu Bing, Elvehjem Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin

       

      1990   

      Exhibition of Xu Bing’s Prints, Lung Men Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

       

      1988   

      Xu Bing Prints, China Art Gallery (now National Fine Art Museum of China), Beijing

      Xu Bing Print Exhibition, Lung Men Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

       

       

      Selected group exhibitions
       

      2016   

      From Painting to Animation, Suzhou Jinji Lake Art Museum, Suzhou, China
      Linguistic Pavillion, Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China

       

      2015    The Character of Characters, OpenArt Biannual, Örebro, Sweden
                  Innovating Ink, San Francisco Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, US
                  The Translator's Voice, MARCO, Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo
                  Things Are Not What they First Appear, SCAD Museum of Art, Georgia, USA
                  56th International Venice Biennale, All the World’s Futures, Venice, Italy
                  Along the Line, Hermes Art Center, Tokyo, Japan
                  ArtPark Art Beijing Public Exhibition, Beijing, China
                  Tu dois changer ta vie, Lille 3000, Lille, France

      Moving in Time: B3 Plus Beijing, Museum of Central Academy of Art, Beijing, China 
      Moving in Time: B3 Plus Beijing, Frankfurt, Germany
      CHINA 8: Contemporary Art from China in the Rhine and Ruhr, Travelling exhibition, Germany
      The 3rd Art Basel Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
      B3 Biennale, Expanded Senses, Frankfurt, Germany

       

      2014   

      Myth/History, Yuz Collection of Contemporary Art, Shanghai
      Master Mould and Copy Room, CAFA Museum, Beijing
      “Bloom” Eslite Gallery 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Eslite Gallery, Taipei
      Art in the City Exhibition, K11 Art Space, Shanghai
      Reset Chinese Contemporary Art, Soka Art Center, Beijing

       

      2013   

      Rewriting the Landscape: India and China, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, 
      Seoul, South Korea
      Between Character and Calligraphy, OCAT Xi’an, China
      Ink Art: the Past as Present in Contemporary China, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
      The Grand Canal, Museo Diocesano, Venice 
      @What, ArtMia Foundation, Beijing, China
      From Gesture to Language, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, 
      Contemporary Art and Process of the Society, Shenzhen Circle Art Center, China
      Insightful Charisma, Himalayas Museum, Shanghai
      Destruction and Creation, Soka Art Center, Taipei 
      The World of Soul: As Virtual Art Engineering, Shenzhen OCT-LOFT, China
      Enlargement, Palazzo More Cannaregio, Venice

       

      2012   

      Print/Out, MoMA, New York
      The Printed Image in China, 8th-21st Century, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
      Paperless, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, North Caroline
      House of Cards, Waddesdon Manor, UK
      Cryptograph: An Exhibition for Alan Turing, Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, Kansas
      Book from the Sky, Arts of China Gallery, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Taxes

       

      2011   

      Fresh Ink, Museum of Fine Art, Boston 
      Silkworm, South Korea
      Expression of Chinese Contemporary Art, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
      The Significance of Plurality: Chinese Contemporary Printmaking Exhibition, Cairo International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Cairo, Egypt

       

      2010   

      Life/Art Season, Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Beijing, China
      Ink and Design Exhibition, Hong Kong Central Library, Hong Kong
      Fresh Ink: Ten Takes on Chinese Tradition, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston

      Open Studio, Getty Artists Program, Los Angeles
      Courier, University Art Museum, University at Albany, State University of New York, Albany
      ZAOXING-Artwork from the Faculty of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Beijing, China
      Awakening: A Group Exhibition of 15 Artists, Expo 2010 Shanghai, China Theme Pavilion, Shanghai, China
      The Constructed Dimension-2010 Chinese Contemporary Art Invitational Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
      The Printed Image in China: From the 8th to the 21st Centuries, British Museum, London, UK

      Reshaping History: China art from 2000 to 2009, National Convention Center, Beijing, China
      Dead or Alive, Museum of Arts and Design, New York
      The Question of Landscape, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey

       

      2009   

      Central Academy of Fine Arts 60 Years of Drawing, Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Beijing, China
      First Linzhou Chinese Ink Biennale, Shanghai Doulun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
      Out of Bounds: Art from the Collection of Driek and Michael Zirinsky, Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Bellingham, Washington
      In Print, Dialogue Space, Beijing, China
      Collision-Experimental Cases of Contemporary Chinese Art, Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Beijing, China
      WRITE NOW!, Klingspor-Museum, Offenback, Germany
      HERE+NOW: Chinese Artists in New York, Museum of Chinese in America, New York
      Calligraffiti: Writing in Contemporary Chinese and Latino Art, Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, California

      In the 1980s: Wen Pulin Archive of Chinese Avant-Garde Art Exhibition, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
      4th Fukuoka Asian Triennale, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
      Contemporary Prints: 1999-2009, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
      First International Exhibition of Contemporary Science and Art, China International Exhibition Center, Beijing, China
      19 Games, T. Art Center, Beijing, China
      I want to talk to you, T. Art Center, Beijing, China
      Beaufort3: Art by the Sea, Leopold Park, Oostende, Belgium
      The China Project-Three Decades: The Contemporary Chinese Collection, Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), Queensland, Australia
      China’s Revision, East Station Gallery, Beijing, China
      Recompositions, Xing Dong Cheng Space for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

       

      Twenty-Year Anniversary of China/Avant-Garde Exhibition, Wall Art Museum, Beijing, China

       

      2008   

      Central Academy of Fine Arts 60 Years of Drawing, Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Beijing, China
      First Linzhou Chinese Ink Biennale, Shanghai Doulun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
      Out of Bounds: Art from the Collection of Driek and Michael Zirinsky, Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Bellingham, Washington
      In Print, Dialogue Space, Beijing, China
      Collision-Experimental Cases of Contemporary Chinese Art, Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Beijing, China
      WRITE NOW!, Klingspor-Museum, Offenback, Germany
      HERE+NOW: Chinese Artists in New York, Museum of Chinese in America, New York
      Calligraffiti: Writing in Contemporary Chinese and Latino Art, Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, California
      In the 1980s: Wen Pulin Archive of Chinese Avant-Garde Art Exhibition, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China

      4th Fukuoka Asian Triennale, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
      Contemporary Prints: 1999-2009, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
      First International Exhibition of Contemporary Science and Art, China International Exhibition Center, Beijing, China
      19 Games, T. Art Center, Beijing, China
      I want to talk to you, T. Art Center, Beijing, China
      Beaufort3: Art by the Sea, Leopold Park, Oostende, Belgium
      The China Project-Three Decades: The Contemporary Chinese Collection, Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), Queensland, Australia
      China’s Revision, East Station Gallery, Beijing, China
      Recompositions, Xing Dong Cheng Space for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
      Twenty-Year Anniversary of China/Avant-Garde Exhibition, Wall Art Museum, Beijing, China

      Reason's Clue, Lin & Keng Gallery, Beijing, China
      Chinese Garden for Living: Illusion into Reality, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Dresden
      Synthetic Times: Media Art China 2008, National Art Museum of China, Beijing
      East West Dialogues: Mysticism, Satire and the Legendary Pasty, Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller Gallery, New York
      3rd China Media Art Festival, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China
      Modern Chinese Art the Khoan and Michael Sullivan Collection - 'A New Generation,’ Asia House, London
      Thirty Years of Abstraction, CaixaForum Museum, Palma, Spain
      China macht Druck – Chinese Contemporary Printmaking, Städtische Galerie, Bietigheim- Bissingen, Germany

      Person of the Crowd, the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York

       

      2007   

      Reconfiguration: Chinese Contemporary Art, NUS Museum, National University of Singapore
      The Sixth Shenzhen Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition: A Vista of Perspectives, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
      Succession, Deduce, Soak Water, Ink, World of Monochrome, Former Sakamoto Elementary School, Ueno
      Town art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
      ’85 New Wave: The Birth of Chinese Contemporary Art, The Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing
      Outside the Book, Arizona Museum for Youth, Mesa, Arizona
      Transformations: Traditional and Contemporary Chinese Art in Dialogue, Center Gallery, Bowdoin College 
      Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine
      14th Tallinn Print Triennial: Political/Poetical, Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia
      China Now, Essl Museum, Vienna, Austria and Cobra Museum, Amsterdam

      Energies – Synergy, De 11 Lijnen, Oudenburg, Belgium
      Made in China, the Israel Museum, Jerusalem
      Traveled from the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark

       

      2007   

      Annual Exhibition, Sumi-e Society of America, Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery, Art League of Long Island  
      Reboot: The Third Chengdu Biennale, Chengdu Contemporary Art Museum, Chengdu, China
      Arrogance & Romance, Ordos Art Museum, Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China
      Rejected Collection, KE Center for Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China
      Contemporary Combustion: Chinese Artists in America, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut
      Automatic Update, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York
      Metamorphosis: the Generation of Transformation in Chinese Contemporary Art, Tampere Art Museum, Tampere, Finland

      Landscape and Memory II, Haines Gallery, San Francisco
      Just Words: Xu Bing, Hong Hao and Xie Xiaoze, Morono Kiang Gallery, Los Angeles
      The Politics of Fear, Albion Gallery, London, UK
      Chinglish, Contemporary Hong Kong Art Gallery, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong
      My-vashe budushchee: 2 Moskovskaya biennale sovremennogo iskusstva [We are Your Future: 2nd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art], Moscow
      Pig, Gallery 4A, Asia-Australia Arts Centre, Sydney, Australia 
      200 Years of Collecting for the Boston Athenaeum, the Boston Athenaeum, Boston
       

      2006   

      Moment by Moment: Meditations of the Hand, the North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks

      Landscape and Memory II, Haines Gallery, San Francisco
      Just Words: Xu Bing, Hong Hao and Xie Xiaoze, Morono Kiang Gallery, Los Angeles
      The Politics of Fear, Albion Gallery, London, UK
      Chinglish, Contemporary Hong Kong Art Gallery, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kon
      My-vashe budushchee: 2 Moskovskaya biennale sovremennogo iskusstva [We are Your Future: 2nd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art], Moscow
      Pig, Gallery 4A, Asia-Australia Arts Centre, Sydney, Australia 
      200 Years of Collecting for the Boston Athenaeum, the Boston Athenaeum, Boston

       

      2006   

      Moment by Moment: Meditations of the Hand, the North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks

      Art Game: An Experience of Agency in Contemporary Art, Hexiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
      Found in Translation: An Exhibition of Artist Books and Multi-Media Work, San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco
      Traveled to the New York Center for Book Arts, New York; the Minnesota Center for Book Arts,Minneapolis, Minnesota
      Transboundary Experiences: An Exhibition of Contemporary Art from China, Korea, and Japan, SpoolMfg, Johnson City, New York
      On the Edge: Contemporary Chinese Artists Encounter the West, Davis Museum and Cultural Center,Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts
      New Chinese Occidentalism: Chinese Contemporary Art in New York, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York

       

      2005   

      The Other End: Designs in Contemporary Experimental Art, Hexiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen
      The Act of Writing and of Non-Writing: The Open Space for Chinese Calligraphy: International Exhibition of Modern Calligraphy 2005 Hangzhou China, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China
      The First Exhibition of American Research Association of Eastern and Western Arts, Famous Artists Gallery, Port Washington, New York
      The Wall: Reshaping Contemporary Chinese Art, Millennium Art Museum Beijing & Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the University at Buffalo, New York
      Traveled to Albright-Knox Art gallery (also University at Buffalo Anderson Gallery; University at Buffalo Art Gallery, Center for the Arts) Buffalo, New York
      Landmark: PICA’s 10th Anniversary Visual Exhibition, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA), Portland, Oregon
      The Art of Giving: A Selection of Donations to the Hong Kong Museum of Art, Contemporary Hong Kong
      Art Gallery, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong

      H C Andersen på kinesisk [Hans Christian Andersen in Chinese], Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum, Aalborg, Denmark
      The Elegance of Silence: Contemporary Art from East Asia, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
      Critic’s Choice, Foundation for Art & Creative Technology (FACT), United Kingdom
      Collection Remixed, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, the Bronx, New York
      Text Me: An Exploration of Body Language, Sherman Galleries, Sydney

       

      2004   

      The 4th International Ink Painting Biennial of Shenzhen, Shenzhen Museum of Art and the Exhibition Hall of the Shenzhen Fine Art Institute, Shenzhen, China
      Heart Prints: Contemporary Chinese Calligraphy: Guo Dan, Xing Fei, Zhang O, Zhao Suikang, Gu Wenda, Xu Bing, Chiu Chunchao, Meng Hsienchi and Harrison Xinshi, Bard College, Annandale on the Hudson, New York
      Reinventing Tradition in a New World: The Arts of Gu Wenda, Wang Mansheng, Xu Bing and Zhang Hongtu, Schmucker Art Gallery, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
      Out of Time, Out of Place, Out of China: Reinventing Chinese Tradition in a New Century, Pittsburgh University Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
      26th São Paulo Biennial, Pavilhão Ciccillo, San Paulo, Brazil
      Ostwind/East Wind, Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf, Switzerland

      CAFE in Mito 2004: Communicable Action for Everybody, Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito, Mito
      Open House: Working in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum, New York
      Cinesi: artisti fra tradizione e presente, Pinacoteca Provinciale, Potenza, Italy
      Artes Mundi: Wales International Visual Art Prize 2004, exhibition, National Museum & Gallery, Cardiff, Wales
      Regeneration: Contemporary Chinese Art from China and the US, Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University, Pennsylvania
      Traveled to Jean Paul Slusser Gallery, School of Art & Design, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; David 
      Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, providence, Rhode Island; Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art 
      and Design, Los Angeles; Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona; Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts; Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture, University of Tennessee, 
      Knoxville, Tennessee; University of Virginia Art Museum, Charlottesville, Virginia

      Gu Xiong and Xu Bing: Here Is What I Mean, Museum London, London, Ontario
      Beyond Boundaries, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, China

       

      2003   

      Nowa Strefa Sztuka Chińska/New Zone Chinese Art, Zacheta Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
      Chinese Printmaking Today, The British Library, London, UK

      TypO: Writing with Style, FACT (Foundation for Art & Creative Technology), Liverpool, UK
      Traveled to Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
      Radical Line: Innovation in Chinese Contemporary Painting, Bowling Green State University Fine Arts Center Galleries, Bowling Green, Ohio
      Traveled to the College of Wooster Art Museum, Wooster, Ohio
      Happiness: A Survival Guide of Art and Life, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
      Artforum Berlin: International Fair for Contemporary Art, BerlinThe Invisible Thread: Buddhist Spirit in Contemporary Art, Snug Harbor Culture Center, Staten Island, New York
      The First Beijing International Art Biennale, National Art Museum China, Beijing, China
      Left Hand, Right Hand, 798 Space, Beijing, China
      Harmony vs. Confrontation, Art Beatus Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
      Residency Project of International Renowned Visual Artists, exhibition, Pao’s Gallery, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
      Love and/or Terror: Contemporary Book Art, the University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona

      Half a Century of Chinese Woodblock Prints: From the Communist Revolution to the Open-Door Policy and Beyond, 1945-1998, Daejeon Municipal Museum of Art, Daejeon, South Korea
      For the Record: Drawing Contemporary Life, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada; part of the exhibition Drawing the World: Masters to Hipsters
      Skowhegan Faculty Exhibition, Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine
      Drawing the Line: Contemporary Artists Reassess Traditional East Asian Calligraphy, Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, California
      Der Rest Der Welt, Neuffer am Park, Pirmasens, Germany; in collaboration with Prüss & Ochs Gallery, Berlin
      Austral-Asia: Zero Three, Sherman Galleries, Sydney, Australia
      Cyber Asia: Media Art in the Near Future, Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan

       

      2002   

      ES 2002 Tijuana, Segunda Bienal Internacional de Estandartes, Centro Cultural Tijuana, Mexico
      The 4th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
      Overt Operation, Joseph Helman, New York
      The First Guangzhou Triennial: Reinterpretation: A Decade of Experimental Chinese Art 1990-2000, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
      Global Priority, Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, Jamaica, New York
      China--Tradition und Moderne, Ludwig Galerie, Schloss Oberhausen, Germany
      Paris-Pékin (exhibition of Ullens collection), Espace Cardin, Paris, France
      Harvest: Contemporary Art Exhibition, the National Agriculture Museum, Beijing, China

      Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane Australia
      CAFE in Mito (Communicable Action for Everybody), Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito, Mito

      China’s Changing Culture and Enduring Heritage, New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden, Staten Island Botanical Garden, Staten Island, New York
      Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Gwangju Art Museum, Gwangju, South Korea
      2002 Flag Art Festival: Poetry of the Winds, World Cup Park, Seoul, South Korea
      Biennale of Sydney, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
      Hard to Read, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
      Contemporary Brush Strokes: New York Artists From China, China 2000 Fine Art, New York
      ARCO 2002: Asian Party, Global Game II, Madrid, Spain; Xu Bing exhibited by Eslite Gallery, Taiwan
      Project 3, Elga Wimmer PCC, New York
      Avant Garde Calligraphy, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada, Colorado

       

      2001   

      Artists’ Books: Highlights from the Kohler Art Library, Memorial Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison,Madison, Wisconsin
      Tracing: Works on Paper by Chinese Contemporary Artists, Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, Alfred University School of Art and Design, Alfred, New York
      A Shriek from an Invisible Box, Meguro Museum of Art, Tokyo
      Brooklyn!, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Palm Beach, Florida
      Bogus: Counterfeit Images and Contemporary Art, The Castle Gallery, The College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, New York
      China without Borders: An Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Art, Sotheby’s, New York (in collaboration with Goedhuis Contemporary, London)
      Half-om-half:Kunst-vee-geshiedenis [Art-Cattle-History], Van Reekum Museum en Historisch Museum Apeldoorn, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands

      Translated Acts: Performance and Body Art from East Asia, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin Give & Take, Serpentine Gallery and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London
      Traveled to Queens Museum of Art, Queens, New York; Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico
      [Media Messages: Look Through Language], Sendai Mediatheque, Sendai, Japan

       

      2000   

      Drawings & Photographs, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
      The Book & the Computer: New Parameters across Time and Space, Ginza Graphic Gallery, Tokyo
      Von Matisse bis Morimura, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
      If I Had a Dream: Four Chinese Artists in Berlin, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

      Delicate Balance: Six Routes to the Himalayas, Kiasma, Nykytaiteen Museo (Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art), Helsinki, Finland
      Palimpsest, Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, Massachusetts
      Biennale of Sydney, 2000, 12th international festival of contemporary art, Sydney, Australia
      Word and Meaning: Six Contemporary Chinese Artists, the University at Buffalo Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
      Traveled to Trisolini Gallery and University Art Gallery, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
      EV+A 2000: Friends and Neighbours, Exhibition of Visual Art 2000, Limerick City Gallery Of Art,Limerick, Ireland

       

      1999   

      Transience: Chinese Experimental Art at the End of the Twentieth Century, The David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, the University of Chicago, Chicago
      Traveled to University of Oregon Museum of Art, Eugene, Oregon; the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
      Half a Century of Chinese Woodblock Prints: from the Communist Revolution to the Open-Door Policy and Beyond, 1945-1998, Museum of Art, Ein Harod, Israel
      Traveled to The Patrick and Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; University Art Gallery, University of Pittsburgh; Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University; Spencer Art Museum, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas; Pannell Gallery of Sweet Briar College, New York; Daura Gallery, Lynchburg College, Virginia; Fundacao Oriente, Lisbon, Portugal; Rietberg Museum Zurich, Switzerland; Rijksmuseum oor Volkenkunde, Lieden, The Netherlands; National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea, Seoul
      The 1st Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale (The 5th Asian Art Show), Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
      CON(TEXT): Words, Text, and Meaning in the Permanent Collection, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, New York
      Global Conceptualism: Points of Origin, 1950s-1980s, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, New York

      Traveled to Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Miami Art Museum, Miami
      Power of the Word (organized by Independent Curators International), Taiwan Museum of Art, Taichung, Taiwan
      Traveled to Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa; Emerson Gallery Hamilton Collge, Clinton, New York; University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson Arizona; Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs
      The Third Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
      Babel: Contemporary Art and the Journeys of Communication, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, United Kingdom
      Traveled to Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham; Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield

      Kunstwelten im Dialog: Von Gauguin zur globalen Gegenwart, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
      Projects 70 (banners, cycle 1), Museum of Modern Art, New York

       

      1998   

      Unreadable Books New Letters, The Mitaka City Art Center, Mitaka, Japan
      Transatlántico: Disceminación, Cruce y Desterritorialización, CAAM (Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno Museum), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
      Where Heaven and Earth Meet: Xu Bing and Cai Guo Qiang, Bard College Center for Curatorial Studies, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
      Animal Anima Animus, Pori Art Museum, Pori, Finland
      Traveled to Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, Arnhem, The Netherlands; PS1, Long Island City, New York; Winnipeg Art Gallery, Canada
      Site of Desire, 1998 Taipei Biennial, Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taiwan
      Crossings/Traversées, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
      Inside Out: New Chinese Art, The Asia Society Museum and PS1, New York
      Traveled to San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and The Asian Art Museum, San Francisco; El Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico; Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington & Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington; Asian cities from spring 2000

      ‘The Library of Babel’: Characters/Books/Media, ICC-Intercommunication Center, Tokyo
      Cinco continentes y una ciudad, Museo de la Ciudad de México, Mexico City, Mexico,
      Concerning Truth, Gallery 400, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago

       

      1997   

      Peking University Centennial calligraphy exhibition, Beijing
      Runt om oss, inom oss/Around Us, Inside Us, Borås Konstmuseum, Borås, Sweden
      Die anderen Modernen: Zeitgenössische Kunst aus Afrika, Asien und Latinamerika, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
      2nd Kwangju Biennale, 1997, Kwangju, Korea
      2nd Johannesburg Biennale, Johannesburg, South Africa

       

      1996   

      Fractured Fairy Tales: Art in the Age of Categorical Disintegration, Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, North Carolina
      Interzones: A Work in Progress, Kunstforeningen, Copenhagen, Denmark
      Traveled to Uppsala Konstmuseum, Uppsala, Sweden, September 14-November 3
      New Works: 963, ArtPace International Artist in Residence Program, ArtPace, San Antonio, Texas
      Origin and Myths of Fire: New Art from Japan, China and Korea, The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Japan

       

      1995   

      File No 1: Conceptual Documents for Impossible Art, SoHo Biennial 95, 473 Broadway, New York

      Group show, Plexus Art & Communication, New York
      Arts & Letters, June Kelly Gallery, New York
      Des Del Pais Del Centre: Avantguardes Artistiques Xineses, Centre D’Art Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain
      The Arts’ Environment: Eighty Photographs of Artists in Beijing, 92-94 by Xu Zhiwei, Ammonal Gallery, Beijing. Photograph of A Case Study of Transference 
      Also presented at the Gallery of the Central Institute of Fine Arts, Beijing

       

      1994   

      Cocido y Crudo, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
      Flesh & Ciphers, Here Foundation, New York
      Jumping Typography, O Art Museum, Tokyo
      Between East and West: Transformations of Chinese Art in the Late Twentieth Century, the Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, Connecticut
      Flowering in the West, Haenah-Kent Gallery, New York

       

      1993   

      China Avant-Garde, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
      Traveled to Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam; The Museum of Modern Art, Oxford; Kunsthallen Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odense
      China’s New Art, Post-1989, organized by Hanart TZ gallery, Hong Kong, and The American Federation of the Arts; Exhibition Hall, Low Block, Hong Kong City Hall; Pao Galleries, Hong Kong Arts Centre
      Traveled to venues including Marlborough Fine Art, London; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Santa Monica Art Center, Barcelona; Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Denver, Colorado; University of Oregon Museum of Art, Eugene, Oregon; Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago; San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California; Salina Arts Center, Kansas; Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada Exh. titles include Mao Goes Pop; New Art from China, Post-1989; New Art in China, 1989-1993
      45th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
      Fragmented Memory: The Chinese Avant-Garde in Exile, Wexner Center for the Visual Arts, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

       

      1992   

      Foreign Students’ Art Exhibition, Warren M Lee Center for the Fine Arts, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota
      Looking for Tree of Life: A Journey to Asian Contemporary Art, The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Japan

      New Art From China, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia
      Traveled to Queensland Art Gallery; City of Ballarat Fine Art Gallery; Canberra School of Art Gallery
      Desire for Words: An Exhibition of Installation Works by Xu Bing and Gu Wenda, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
       

      1991   

      I Don’t Want to Play Cards With Cézanne’ and Other Works, Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, California
      The Book as an Objet d’art, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

      AAAC Annual: From ‘Star Star’ to Avant Garde--Nine Artists from China, Part 1, Asian American Arts Centre, New York

       

      1989   

      China/Avant-Garde, National Art Museum of China, Beijing
      [Mainland Youth Printmakers], San Yuan Se Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
      Toward the 1990s: Documents on Contemporary Chinese Art, Gallery K and Gallery Kobayashi, Tokyo
      Special Exhibition: Contemporary Chinese Art ‘Now’, Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo

       

      1988   

      4 Internationale Triennale der Zeichnung, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nuremberg, Germany
      Paris-Pekin, Palais des Etudes, Paris
      Great Earthquake, performance program, the Great Wall, China
       

      1987   

      Contemporary Prints from the People’s Republic of China, Metropolitan Gallery, Portland, Oregon
      Traveled to Schneider Museum of Art, Medford, Oregon
      Gravures de dix artistes chinois, sponsored by Le Club du Livre chinois, Palais des nations, Geneva, Switzerland

       

      1986   

      1st International Asian-European Art Biennial, the Ankara Türkocağı Painting and Sculpture Museum, Ankara, Turkey
      Four-person show, Xu Bing, Zhang Jun, Chen Qiang, Chen Jingrong, Central Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, Beijing
      Modern Chinese Prints from the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Peking, The British Museum, London

       

      1985   

      Cent gravures de l’institut central des Beaux-Arts de Pekin, galleries of the Palais des Etudes, Paris

       

      1984   

      Invitational Exhibition of Prints from China, Clark Arts Center Gallery, Rockford College, Illinois
      [Sixth National Art Exhibition], China

       

      1983   

      [8th National Print Exhibition], China

       

      1982   

      Exhibition of works by members of the Chinese Artists Association, presented by the Société des Artistes Français, Grand Palais, Paris, France

       

      1981   

      Central Academy of Fine Arts thesis exhibition, Beijing, China
      50 ans de gravures sur bois Chinoises, 1930-1980, Maison de la Culture de Grenoble, France
      People’s Republic of China Exhibition of Works of Central Institute of Fine Arts, China
      The Selections of Modern Prints of China in the Fifty Years from 1931 to 1981, Shanghai, China

      Exhibition of China’s Modern Prints in Fifty Years: In Honour of the Centenary of Lu Xun’s Birthday, China

       

      1980   

      [Second National Young Artists’ Works Exhibition], China Art Gallery (now National Art Museum of China), Beijing, China

       

      1979   

      [Sixth National Print Exhibition], China
      [In Celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China, City of Beijing, Art Works Exhibition], Beijing, China

       

      1976   

      National exhibition, Beijing City exhibition, Beijing

       

      1972   

      Exhibition of high school student work, organized by Haidian District Cultural Department 

       

    • Exhibitions
      • West Bund ART & DESIGN 2018
        Nov 8, 2018 - Nov 11, 2018
        Opening: Jan 1, 2018 Monday
        Artists: Chen Zhe, Kendell Geers, Lebbeus Woods , Lore Vanelslande, Marc Horowitz, Micheal Najjar, Xu Bing, yahon Chang, Yanyan Huang, Yitian Sun, Zeng Fanzhi
        • Art Fair
      • Art Basel Hong Kong 2018
        Mar 27, 2018 - Mar 31, 2018
        Artist: Xu Bing
        • Art Fair
      • 2017 West Bund Art & Design
        Nov 9, 2017 - Nov 12, 2017
        Artists: Austin Lee, Chen Zhe, Chen Yujun, Geng Yini, Jin Shan, Lin Ke, Lore Vanelslande, Patty Chang, Polit-Sheer-Form Office, The Estate Maryn Varbanov, Xu Bing, Zheng Haozhong
        • Art Fair
      • Reading Room
        May 18, 2014 - Jul 19, 2014
        Opening: May 18, 2014 Sunday
        Artist: Xu Bing
        • Solo Exhibition
      • 2015 West Bund
        Sep 8, 2015 -
        Artists: Chen Tianzhuo, Chun Ouyang, Fang Wei, Jin Shan, Laurent Grasso, Marina Abramović, Wang Jiaxue, Xu Bing
        • Art Fair
      • Beijing Contemporary 2018
        -
        Artists: Geng Yini, Lin Ke, Marc Horowitz, Petra Cortright, Xu Bing, Yitian Sun, Zheng Haozhong
        • Art Fair
    • Artworks
      • New English Calligraphy – Untitled (In Reply to Pei Ti) | Xu Bing

        Ink Painting | Ink on rice paper, on silk scroll | 215.9 × 69.85 cm

      • Untitled | Xu Bing

        Ink Painting | Ink on rice paper | 63.5 × 48.3 cm

      • The End of A Village | Xu Bing

        Print | 13.6 × 14.2 cm | 1982

      • Summer | Xu Bing

        Print | 13.2 × 13.9 cm | 1982

      • Seeding Time in Spring | Xu Bing

        Print | 16 × 15 cm | 1982

      • Winter Scenery | Xu Bing

        Print | 15.4 × 16.6 cm | 1983

      • Winter Scenery in Beihai | Xu Bing

        Print | 15.7 × 15.5 cm | 1983

      • Flower Garden | Xu Bing

        Print | 15.4 × 15.8 cm | 1983

      • Scene Beyond The Wall | Xu Bing

        Print | 14.3 × 17 cm | 1983

      • Taihu In June | Xu Bing

        Print | 17.6 × 15.1 cm | 1983

    • Publications
      • The Book about Xu Bing’s Book from the Ground

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