Shi Hui
  • About
  • Biography
  • Artworks
    • Sculpture
  • Shi Hui
  • Birthdate: 1955
    Birthplace: China | Shanghai
    Gender: Female
    Lives and Works in: China |
    Shi Hui, artist, professor at the China Academy of Art, doctoral tutor. Director of the Wanman Wall Mount Institute.

    Shi Hui graduated from the Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts (now China Academy of Art) in 1982 with a bachelor's degree in dyeing and weaving. From 1986 to 1989, he studied contemporary fiber art creation at the Wan Man Wall Institute. In 1987, the work "Shou" (cooperation) participated in the "13th International Wall Biennale" in Lausanne, Switzerland, and achieved zero breakthrough in the contemporary Chinese wall hanging art.

    Shi Hui was the first Chinese artist to engage in contemporary fiber art in the 1980s. She insisted on the creative direction of fiber art in contemporary art. The work is characterized by cotton, hemp, rice paper, pulp and other fiber materials, at the level of contemporary art. It reflects the essence of the oriental spirit. His works have participated in many important exhibitions at home and abroad, as well as nomination exhibitions and biennials, which have attracted wide attention.
    Shi Hui continued to use Chinese rice paper and pulp as the main medium. Behind this kind of love, it is obviously the recognition of the special attributes of the media and its own soul, as well as the belief in the value conversion of Chinese traditional media in the contemporary. Shi Hui's works show unique visual characteristics in the pattern of Chinese contemporary art. She expands the traditional weaving into a visual space. The weaving process is used as a process of experience and becomes a kind of The image interpretation of postmodern animism.
  • Biography
  • Solo exhibitions

    1995 Women Artists at the Academy, CNAFA Gallery, Hangzhou, China

    2001 Heaven & Earth - Two Visions of CHINA, Columbia College Chicago Glass Curtain Gallery, US

    2006 Fluid Shadow and Flutter Wall Solo Exhibition in Hamburg, Germany

    2013 Flourishing Spirits: Joint Exhibiton of Xu Jiang and Shi Hui, Ludwig Museum, Koblenz, Germany



    1987 The 13th International Biennial Art Tapestry Exhibition, Lausanne, Switzerland

    1991 The First Documentary Exhibition of Contemporary Chinese Artists, Beijing & Nanjing, China

    1992 The Chinese Contemporary Young Sculptors Invitational Exhibition, CNAFA Gallery, Hangzhou, China

    1992 The 92, International Art Festival—Earth and Fiber, Ankara, Turkey

    1993 The Asia-Pacific Triennial , Queensland Art Gallery, Australia

    1995 New Art From China, Hamburg, Germany

    1995 The 8th Installation Triennial of Tapestry, Lodz, Poland

    1997 Presents PULP MATTERS—Three Artists working in paper, Art Beatus Gallery, Canada

    1997 Between Ego and Society, Exhibition of Contemporary Women Artists of China, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, US

    1998 Half of the Sky Contemporary Chinese Women Artists, Bonn, Germany

    1998 JIANGNAN - Modern and Contemporary Art From South of The Yangtze River,,Vancouver, B.C. Canada

    1998 Century · Woman, Selected Works From the Exhibition, China National Art Museum

    1998 Tradition · Reflection China Contemporary Art Exhibition, Germany Embassy, Beijing

    1999 Century Gate—1979-1999 China Invitational Exhibition, Chengdu, China

    2000 SHANGHAI SPIRIT 2000 Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Art Museum, China

    2000 Invited Exhibition on Contemporary Chinese Sculpture, Qingdao, China

    2000 Selected Contemporary Sculpture From China, Beijing, China

    2000 2000 The West Lake International Sculpture Invitational Exhibition, Hangzhou, China

    2000 Exhibition of Paper and Pulp, Pusan Metropolitan Art Museum, Korea

    2001 Living in time—29zeitgenossische Kunstler aus China, National Galerie im Hamburger Bahnhof Museum fur Gegenwart-Berlin

    2001 Italy Asian-pacific International Biannual Contemporary Art Exhibition 2nd Geneva National Contemporary Art Gallery, Genova, Italy

            Transplantation in Situ The Fourth Shenzhen Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition, Shenzhen, China

    2002 Paris-Pekin Exhibition, Paris, France

    2002 OPEN 2002 The 5th International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations in Venice-Lidi,Italy

    2002 Female Vision—Exhibition of Chinese Female Artists, Western Australia Museum

            The First Guangzhou Triennial Reinterpretation: A Decade of Experimental Chinese Art(1990-2000), Guangdong Art Museum

      Alors, La Chine?  Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

    2003 The First Beijing International Art Biennale, China National Art Museum

    2003 Parallel Time—Asian Contemporary Art Exhibition, China Academy of Art, hangzhou, China

    2003 METAPHYSICS 2003 –Shanghai Abstract Art Exhibition,Shanghai Art Museum

    2003 OPEN SKY—Contemporary Art Exhibition,Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art

            Dream of the Dragon’s NationContemporary Art Exhibition from China, Irish Museum of Modern Art

    2005 METAFHYSICS 2005 - Black & White , Shanghai Art Museum

    2005 The 2th Chengdu Biennale, Chengdu, China

    2007 Lines-Chinese Abstract Art, Creek Art, Shanghai

    2007 What is Mono-ha?,Beijing Tokyo Art Projects

            Martell Artists of the Year 2007, China National Art Museum

    2007 2007 Living Zhangjiang-Poetic Staying and Moving, Z-art Center, Shanghai

            Breath in Depth: Chinese Contemporary Female Art Exhibition, Creek Art, Shanghai

    2008 Whole grains - Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China

    2008 Four Seasons - Third China Media Art Festival, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China

    2008  Chinese Garden for Living: Illusion into Reality, Pillnitz Palace, Dresden, Germany

    2008  China Gesture The 1st China Sculpture Exhibition, Xiamen, China

    2008 Our Future: Guy & Myriam Ullens Collection, UCCA, Beijing

    2008 Qiantang Times Third West Lake International Sculpture Exhibition, Hangzhou, China

    2008 Hypallage: The Post-Modern Mode of Chinese Contemporary Art, The OCT Arts 

    and Design Gallery, Shenzhen

            The Fifth Dimension — Art of Fiber and Space,He Xiangning Art Museum, 

    Shenzhen, China MoCA, Shanghai

    2010  Nature of China — Contemporary Art Documenta, Suzhou,China

            Reshaping History China art from 2000 to 2009, Beijing, China

    2010 three produces everything - Zendai Contemporary Art Opening Exhibition,  

            Zendai Contemporary Art Exhibition Hall, Shanghai

    2010 Bulgaria and China Fiber Art Exhibition, Bulgaria Sofia City Gallery

    2011 Half The Sky-Women in the New Art of China, Westphal College Media Arts & Design Drexel University

    2011 Tao of Nature Chinese Abstract Art Exhibition, MoCA, Shanghai, China

    2012 FORMA OF THE FORMLESS Contemporary Art from China, Vorwerksallee, Budelsdorf, Germany

    2012 Country Bo Centennial·China Sculpture Exhibition,  National Museum of China

    2012 Woman Road Korea · China Sculptors Exhibition 2012,Seoul, South Korea HWABONG Gallery

    2012 China Wuhu Second Liu Kaiqu Sculpture Exhibition, Wuhu,Anhui,China

    2012 Gazing Between Water and Land2012·The Fourth Westlake International Invitational Sculpture Exhibition, Hangzhou, China


    He received a bachelor's degree in dyeing and weaving from the Chinese Academy of Fine Arts. He is c

  • Artworks
    • NEST | Shi Hui

      Sculpture | bamboo, cotton, Chinese paper pulp | 60cm X100cm X 80cm | 1992 - 1993

    • Compendium of Materia Medica·2 | Shi Hui

      | mixed media,paper pulp, stainless steel pipe | (250×120×8cm)×9 | 2012 - 2013

    • Suspending Foundation Stones | Shi Hui

      Sculpture | mixed media,paper pulp | 2009 - 2010

    • FAN | Shi Hui

      Sculpture | Wire mesh, xuan paper, paper pulp | (80×60cm)×3

    • STRUCTURE·5 | Shi Hui

      Sculpture | Stainless steel plate, stainless steel wire, stainless steel pipe | 100×100×15cm)×12

    • STRUCTURE·4 | Shi Hui

      Sculpture | cotton, coir rope, xuan paper, paper pulp | (180×90×2cm)×2 (160×90×2cm)×2 (200×50×2cm)×2 (180×45×2cm)×2

    • STRUCTURE·1 | Shi Hui

      Sculpture | cotton, xuan paper, paper pulp, wood | 90cm×90cm×15cm | 1994 - 1995