Art Scene China - Contemporary Chinese Art


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Born in Xi'an, Shanxi Province, China


Graduated from the Xi'an Academy of Fine Arts, Xi'an, China


BFA Fine Art, the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China


MFA Photo and Related Media, The School of Visual Arts, New York, USA



On the Edge, Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Massachusetts, USA, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, USA
New Urban Realities, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Code:Blue-Confluence of Currents, New Media Center/Beijing Cubic Art Center, Beijing, China
MADE in CHINA, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, USA
Urban Fiction – Xing Danwen solo exhibition, Gallery TPW, Toronto, Canada
disCONNEXION/duplication – Xing Danwen solo exhibition, The Chinese Museum, Melbourne, Australia
New Urban Realities, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
the ISEA 2006 / ZeroOne Festival, San Jose, California, USA
IMAGING A GLOBAL CULTURE, CONTACT Photography Festival, Subway ST. PATRICK STATION, Toronto, Canada
CHINA TRADE, Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Vancouver, Canada
Between Past and Future - New Photography and Video from China, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, USA
Ruins, the Institute of Visual Arts (Inova), Wisconsin, USA
Moscow Photobiennale 2006, the Art Strelka Gallery, Moscow, Russia


HARVEST, Art Scene Warehouse, Shanghai, China
Double Vision Lianzhou Photo Festival, Lianzhou, Guangdong, China
CONVERGENCE at E116/N40 Beijing Off Biennale, 798/East Art Zone, Beijing, China
Art Rising, Art Toronto 2005 Toronto, Canada
Urban / Culture CP Biennale, Museum Bank Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
Tian An Men, FOAM, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Traces and Omens the 12th Noorderlicht Photo Festival, Groningen, the Netherlands
The WALL, Millennium Art Museum / Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
Albright-Knox Art Gallery / UB Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, USA
In the Line of Flight the 2nd Beijing International New Media Arts , Millennium Art Museum, Beijing, China
More than One, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Die Chinesen, Museum Het Kruithuis, The Netherlands
Unspeakable Happiness, MUSEO TAMAYO ARTE CONTEMPORANEO, Mexico City, Mexico
Body Temperature, Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum, Aalborg, Denmark
Millennium Art Museum, Beijing, China
On the Edge, the Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford University, California, USA
Between Past and Future - New Photography and Video from China, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, USA
Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), London, UK
Re-VIEWING the CITY the 1st Guangzhou International Photo Biennale, the Guangdong Museum of Art, Gunagzhou, China


disCONNEXION, Kiang Gallery, Atlanta, USA
dis+dup, Gow Langsford gallery, Sydney, Australia
Urban Fiction, Galerie Piece Unique, Paris, France
Grotesque Reality, the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
Gravity, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
Die Chinesen, Kunst Museum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
Strange Planet: the Effects of Cultural Ambiguity, Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design Gallery/Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA
55th Premio Michetti at Museo Michetti, Francavilla al mare, Italy
Reality Spells, Art Map, Hong Kong, China
Mix-Ed, the Sherman gallery, Sydney, Australia
On Reason and Emotion, Biennale of Sydney, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
Between the Past and Future - New Photography and Video from China, International Center of Photography & Asian Society, New York, USA, Smart Museum of Art & Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA
Globalia, Frauen Museum, Bonn, Germany
guanYIN - tempi di DONNE, Galleria Salal, Roma, Italy
Me, Me, Me, Courtyard Gallery, Beijing, China
Je t’envisage: La disparition du portrait, Musee de l'Elysee, Lausanne, Switzerland

2003 Together with Migrants, Today Art Gallery, Beijing, China
Chinese Maximalism, UB Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, U.S.A
Millennium Art Museum, Beijing, China
Contemporary Chinese Art, Kristianstads Konsthall, Kristianstad, Sweden
Cara a Cara, Culturgest, Lisbon, Portugal
10th Noorderlicht Photo Festival, Global Detail, Ja Groningen, the Netherlands
3rd Pingyao International Photo Festival, Pingyao, China
Les Rencontres d’Arles Festival, Arles, France
American Effects, the Whitney Museum of Art, New York, USA
Alors, la Chine?, Pompidou Centre, Paris, France
Spatial Narrative-Contemporary Asian Photography, Japan Society, NewYork, USA
Roma Photo Festival, Rome, Italy
Split: Woman in Dislocation, the Center for Curatorial Studies Museum, NewYork, USA
Chine(s)-VideoArt & Experimental Cinema from China & Taiwan, LightCone, Paris, France
2002 Dislocation, the 2nd PingYao International PhotoFestival, Shanxi, China
China Avant-garde, Ka-sing Lee gallery, Toronto, Canada
1st Guangzhou Triennial Reinterpretation: A Decade of Experimental Chinese Art, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
New York, Damasquine Contemporary Art gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Landscape of Sur-consuming, Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou, China
Queens International, Queens Museum of Art, New York, USA
2001 1st Yokohama Triennial - Mega Wave-Towards a New Synthesis, Yokohama, Japan
Xing Danwen, Galerie du Château, Nice, France
The China Family, Musee d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain, Nice, France
1st Tirana Biennale, Tirana, Albania
China Fest, Berlin, Germany
2000 SVA 10 Years Moving Images, Anthology Cinema, New York, USA
Drawings and Photographs, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, USA
Chinese Contemporary Photography, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts Gallery, New York, USA
1999 Beijing - The Revolutionary Capital, Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London, UK
Transience-Chinese Experimental Art at the end of the 20th Century, Smart Museum of Art, in Chicago, USA
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College; Hanover, N.H. USA
University of Oregon Museum of Art; Eugene, Oregon, USA
1998 Century / Women, China National Gallery, Beijing, China
1997 In Sight, SOHO Photo Gallery, New York, USA
1995 Witness, Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan