Artists

XU Bing

XU Bing

An important figure among contemporary Chinese artists, XU Bing expresses precise criticism and thoughts in his works with unique subtlety and wit, through which the viewer can sense an extraordinary panache and personality. He is especially attuned to the role words and the substance of writing play in shaping values and culture of a society. Once he wrote, “To touch words is to touch the foundation of culture. To reconstruct words is to reconstruct the very part of human thought. This is a real ‘Cultural Revolution’.” From traditional Chinese woodcuts, contemporary installation of ready-made objects, square Chinese characters invented by the artist, to the organism medium, XU Bing combines various forms of art to convey his philosophical and artist thoughts. He had been awarded the MacArthur Award in 1999, Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize in 2003, Artes Mundi Prize in 2004 and Southern Graphics Council Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006. He is now Vice President of Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing, China. 

1955        Born in Chongqing, Zhejiang province, China
1957        Moved to Beijing
1990        Moved to USA
2008        Appointed Vice President of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China

 

EDUCATION

1981        Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
1987        Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012        "XU Bing: Book from the Sky to Book from the Ground", ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan

               "Xu Bing: Square Word Calligraphy Classroom", Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery,

                Columbia University, New York, USA
2011        "Xu Bing: Tobacco Project", Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Virginia, USA
               "Xu Bing: Where Does the Dust Itself Collect?", Spinning Wheel Building, New York, USA
               "The Living Word", Morgan Library & Museum, New York, USA
               "An Installation by Xu Bing: Background Story 7", British Museum, London, UK
2010        "Xu Bing Aerial Phoenix Project", Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
               "Phoenix Project", Baosteel Stage, Shanghai Expo, Shanghai, China
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, New York, USA
2008        "Xu Bing", Middlebury College Museum of Art, Vermont, USA
               "Xu Bing", Albion Gallery, London, UK 
               "Xu Bing Selected Works, 1987-2007", Richard A. and Rissa W. Grossman Gallery,

                Lafayette College, Pennsylvania, USA
               "Picturing Equality: Xu Bing's New Ways of Seeing", Sawhill Gallery, James Madison University,

                Virginia, USA
2007        "'Book from the Sky' to 'Book from the Ground': The Book Works of Xu Bing", Spencer

                Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Kansas, USA
2006        "Xu Bing", Suzhou Museum, Suzhou, China
                'Any Opinions' Installation, Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College,

                Massachusetts, USA
2004        "Xu Bing: The Glassy Surface of a Lake", Elvehjem Museum of Art, University of

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

                Wisconsin, USA
2003        "Xu Bing", Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester, UK
               "Xu Bing", Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
               "Xu Bing", ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
                'Book from the Sky' Installation, Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey, USA
2002        "Myers School of Art Faculty Exhibition: Xu Bing", Emily Davis Gallery, University of Akron,

                Ohio, USA
               "Classroom Calligraphy", Daryl Reich Rubenstein Gallery, Sidwell Friends School,

                Washington D.C., USA
               "Xu Bing", Commons Gallery, University of Hawai'i, Hawaii, USA
               "Xu Bing: Living Word 2", Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, New York, USA 
2001        "Word Play: Contemporary Art by Xu Bing", Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution,

                Washington D.C., USA
               "Xu Bing: Prints and Books", Portland Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA), Oregon, USA
               "Xu Bing: One-Man Show", ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
               "Xu Bing: Reading Landscape", North Carolina Museum of Art, North Carolina, USA
2000        "The Tobacco Project: A Series of Installations Created by Xu Bing", Duke Homestead &

                Tobacco Museum, Perkins Library Gallery, Duke University, North Carolina, USA
               "Installation of Lost Letters at 52", Frankfurter Buchmesse, Frankfurt, Germany
               "Book from the Sky & Classroom Calligraphy/Sü Ping kniha z nebe a kaligrafická třída",

                National Gallery of Prague, Czech Republic
1999        "Calligraphy for the People: A Site Specific Installation", Bates College Museum of Art,

                Maine, USA
1998        "Xu Bing: Square Word Poetry", Ethan Cohen Fine Art, New York, USA
               "Xu Bing: Introduction to Square Word Calligraphy", New Museum of Contemporary Art,

                New York, USA 
               "Xu Bing", Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, USA
               "Xu Bing: Cultural Animal", Wood Street Galleries, Pennsylvania, USA
               "Xu Bing: Recent Projects", California Institute for the Arts, California, USA
1997        "The Net: A Collaborative Installation by Xu Bing", Tarble Arts Center, Eastern Illinois

                University, Illinois, USA
               "An Installation by Xu Bing: Another Language of Art", Allen Priebe Gallery, University of

                Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA
               "Xu Bing: Square Word Calligraphy", Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong
               "Xu Bing", Tokyo 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, UK
               "Xu Bing", Galería Charpa, Valencia, Spain
1996        "Xu Bing: A Case Study of Transference Performance", Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York, USA
               "Xu Bing: Learn Square Words", Marstall Performance Centre, Munich, Germany 
               "Xu Bing: A Book from the Sky", Albany University Art Museum, New York, USA
1995        "Xu Bing", Randolph Street Gallery, Illinois, USA
               "Xu Bing: Post Testament Installation", North Dakota Museum of Art, North Dakota, USA
               "Xu Bing: Language Lost", Huntington Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art,

                Massachusetts, USA 
               "Xu Bing: Recent Project", University of South Dakota, South Dakota, USA
               "Xu Bing", Dille Center for the Arts, Moorhead State University, Minnesota, USA
               "American Silkworm Series 2", Xu Bing Studio, New York, USA
1994        "Xu Bing: Recent Work", Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, USA
               "Xu Bing: Cultural Negotiations", Art Center College of Design, California, USA
               "Xu Bing: Experimental Exhibition", Hanmo Art Center, Beijing, China
1993        "Xu Bing: A Home Away from Home", North Dakota Museum of Art, North Dakota, USA
               "Xu Bing: Le Livre du Ciel", La Galerie Bellefroid, Paris, France
1992        "Xu Bing", North Dakota Museum of Art, North Dakota, USA
1991        "Three Installations by Xu Bing", Elvehjem Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison,

                Wisconsin, USA
               "Xu Bing", Chinese Modern Art Center, Osaka, Japan
               "Xu Bing, Book of Heaven", D. P. Fong & Spratt Galleries, California, USA
               "Xu Bing", Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1990        "Exhibition of Xu Bing's Prints", Lung Men Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
1988        "Xu Bing Prints", National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
               "Xu Bing Print Exhibition", Lung Men Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2011        "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, Massachusetts, USA
               "Open Studio", Getty Artists Program, Los Angeles, USA
               "Courier", University Art Museum, University at Albany, New York, USA
               "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", Shanghai Expo 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: Chinart from 2000 to 2009", National Convention Center, Beijing, China
               "Dead or Alive", Museum of Arts and Design, New York, USA
               "The Question of Landscape", Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey, USA
2009        "Central Academy of Fine Arts 60 years of Drawing", Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum,

                Beijing, China
               "First Linzhou Chinese Ink Biennale", Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
               "Out of Bounds: Art from the Collection of Driek and Michael Zirinsky", Whatcom Museum of

                History and Art, Washington, USA
               "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, Offenbach, Germany
               "HERE+NOW: Chinese Artists in New York", Museum of Chinese in America, New York, USA
               "Calligraffiti: Writing in Contemporary Chinese and Latino Art", Pacific Asia Museum,

                California, USA
               "In the 1980s – Wen Pulin Archive of Chinese Avant-garde Art Exhibition", Shanghai

                Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
               "Fourth Fukuoka Asian Triennale", Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan 
               "Contemporary Prints: 1999–2009", Today Art Gallery, 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
               "Beaufort03 – 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        "Prospect.1 New Orleans", New Orleans Museum of Art, Louisiana, USA
               "China's ReVision", Ludwig Museum, Koblenz, Germany 
               "Woodcuts in Modern China, 1937-2008: Towards a Universal Pictorial Language", Picker

                Art Gallery, Colgate University, New York, USA
               "Lovely Blossoms and Full Moon", Yuz Museum, Jakarta, Indonesia
               "Text/Messages: Books by Artists", Medtronic Gallery, Walker Art Center, Minnesota, USA    
               "Second Lives: Remixing the Ordinary", Museum of Arts and Design, New York, USA
               "Reason's Clue", Queens Museum of Art, New York, USA
               "West to the East: the Aesthetic Context of Intellectuals", SZ Art Center, Beijing, China
               "Form, Ideas, Essence, Rhythm: Contemporary East Asian Ink Painting", Taipei Fine

                Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
               "Contemporary Ink Art Evolution", Museum of Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
               "People, History; Exhibition of Studies of Chinese Art of the 20th Century", Central Academy of

                Fine Arts Museum, Beijing, China
               "Sixth Shenzhen Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition: A Vista of Perspectives",

                OCT-Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen, China 
               "Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection", Berkeley Art Museum and

                Pacific Film Archive, California, USA  
               "Shanghai MoCA Envisage II – Butterfly Dream", Shanghai MoCA, Shanghai, China
               "Art and China's Revolution", Asia Society Museum, New York, USA
               "Accelerate: Chinese Contemporary Art", Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
               "Digital Safari: International 'New Media' Exhibition", Cleveland State University, Ohio, USA 
               "Human/Nature: Artists Respond to a Changing Planet", San Diego Museum of Contemporary

                Art, California, USA 
               "Accumulations – Spirit of the East", Asia Art Center, Beijing, China 
               "Half-Life of a Dream: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Logan Collection", San Francisco

                Museum of Modern Art, California, USA
               "Reason's Clue", Lin & Keng Gallery, Beijing, China 
               "Chinese Gardens for Living: Illusion into Reality", Staatliche Kunstsammlungen

                Dresden, Germany
               "The Yi School: Thirty Years of Chinese Abstract Art", CaixaForum, Palma, Spain
               "Synthetic Times: Media Art China 2008", National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
               "East West Dialogue: Mysticism, Satire, and the Legendary Past", Leila Taghinia-Milani

                Heller Gallery, New York, USA
               "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, UK
               "China macht Druck: Zeitgenössische Chinesische", DruckgrafikStädtische Galerie,

                Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany
               "Person of the Crowd: The Contemporary Art of Flânerie", Neuberger Museum of Art,

                Purchase College, New York, USA
2007        "Reconfiguration: Chinese Contemporary Art", National University of Singapore

                Museum, Singapore
               "Sixth Shenzhen Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition: A Vista of Perspectives",

                OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
               "Transliteration/'85 New Wave: The Birth of Chinese Contemporary Art", Ullens Center for

                Contemporary Art, Beijing, China 
               "Outside the Book", Arizona Museum for Youth, Arizona, USA 
               "Transformations: Traditional and Contemporary Chinese Art in Dialogue", Center Gallery,

                Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Maine, USA 
               "14th Tallinn Print Triennial: Political/Poetical", Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia
               "China Now", Cobra Museum of Modern Art, Amstelveen, The Netherlands
               "Energies-Synergy", Foundation De 11 Lijnen, Oudenburg, Belgium
               "Made in China: Contemporary Art from the Estella Collection", Israel Museum, Jerusalem
               "Sumi-e Society of America Annual Exhibition", Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery, Art League of

                Long Island, New York, USA
               "Reboot: The Third Chengdu Biennale", Chengdu Contemporary Art Museum, Chengdu, China
               "Transliteration/Arrogance & Romance", Ordos Art Museum, Ordos, Inner Mongolia
               "Rejected Collection", Ke Center for Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China
               "Contemporary Combustion: Chinese Artists in America", New Britain Museum of American Art,

                Connecticut, USA
               "Automatic Update", Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
               "Metamorphosis: The Generation of Transformation in Chinese Contemporary Art", Tampere

                Art Museum, Tampere, Finland
               "Landscape and Memory II", Haines Gallery, California, USA
               "Just Words: Xu Bing, Hong Hao and Xie Xiaoze", Morono Kiang Gallery, California, USA
               "The Politics of Fear", Albion Gallery, London, UK
               "Chinglish", Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong
               "Second Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art: We are Your Future", Moscow, Russia
               "Pig", Gallery 4A, Asia-Australia Arts Centre, Sydney, Australia
               "Acquired Tastes: 200 Years of Collecting for the Boston Athenaeum", Boston Athenaeum,

                Massachusetts, USA
2006        "New Chinese Occidentalism: Chinese Contemporary Art in New York", Ethan Cohen Fine Arts,

                New York, USA
               "Moment by Moment: Meditations of the Hand", North Dakota Museum of Art, North

                Dakota, USA
               "Piktogramme--die Einsamkeit der Zeichen/Pictograms: The Loneliness of Signs",

                Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
               "Shu: Reinventing Books in Contemporary Chinese Art", China Institute Gallery, New York, USA 
               "China Now", Sammlung Essl Kunst der Gegenwart, Klosterneuburg, Vienna, Austria
               "Han Zi Reinvented: The Rhythm of Chinese Script", Main Art Gallery, California State

                University, California, USA
               "Travelers Between Cultures", Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, New Jersey, USA 
               "Gwangju Biennale: Fever Variations", Gwangju, South Korea
               "Singapore Biennale: Belief", Singapore
               "Brush and Ink: the Chinese Art of Writing", Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
               "Millennium Dialogue 2006: Code: Blue", 3rd Beijing International New Media Art Exhibition and

                Symposium, China Millennium Museum, Beijing, China
               "Art Game: An Experience of Agency in Contemporary Art", He Xiangning Art Museum,

                Shenzhen, China
               "Found in Translation: An Exhibition of Artist Books and Multi-Media Work", San Francisco

                Center for the Book, California, USA
               "Transboundary Experiences: An Exhibition of Contemporary Art from China, Korea, and

                Japan", Spool Mfg, New York, USA

               "On the Edge: Contemporary Chinese Artists Encounter the West", Davis Museum and Cultural

                Center, Wellesley College, Massachusetts, USA
2005        "The Other End: Designs in Contemporary Experimental Art", He Xiangning Art Museum,

                Shenzhen, China
               "The Act of Writing and of Non-Writing: The Open Space for Chinese Calligraphy: International

                Exhibition of Modern Calligraphy", Hangzhou, China
               "First Exhibition of American Research Association of Eastern and Western Arts", Famous

                Artists Gallery, New York, USA
               "The Wall: Reshaping Contemporary Chinese Art", Millennium Art Museum, Beijing, China
               "Landmark: PICA’s 10th Anniversary Visual Exhibition", Portland Institute for Contemporary

                Art (PICA), Oregon, USA
               "The Art of Giving: A Selection of Donations to the Hong Kong Museum of Art", Hong Kong

                Museum of Art, Hong Kong
               "H C Andersen på kinesisk", 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, Liverpool, UK
               "Collection Remixed", Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, USA
               "Text Me: An Exploration of Body Language", Sherman Galleries, Sydney, Australia
2004        "4th International Ink Painting Biennial of Shenzhen", Shenzhen Museum of Art and

                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,

                New York, USA
               "Reinventing Tradition in a New World: The Arts of Gu Wenda, Wang Mansheng, Xu Bing and

                Zhang Hongtu", Schmucker Art Gallery, Gettysburg College, Pennsylvania, USA 
               "Out of Time, Out of Place, Out of China: Reinventing Chinese Tradition in a New Century",

                Pittsburgh University Art Gallery, Pennsylvania, USA
               "26th São Paulo Biennial", Pavilhão Ciccillo, São Paulo, Brazil
               "Ostwind/East Wind", Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf, Switzerland
               "CAFE in Mito 2004: Communicable Action for Everybody", Contemporary Art Center, Art

                Tower Mito, Tokyo, Japan
               "Open House: Working in Brooklyn", Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA
               "Cinesi: artisti fra tradizione e presente", Pinacoteca Provinciale, Potenza, Italy
               "Artes Mundi: Wales International Visual Art Prize 2004 Exhibition", National Museum &

                Gallery, Cardiff, Wales, UK 
               "Regeneration: Contemporary Chinese Art from China and the US", Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell

                University, Pennsylvania, USA
               "Gu Xiong and Xu Bing: Here Is What I Mean", Museum London, Ontario, Canada
               "Beyond Boundaries", Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, China
2003        "Nowa Strefa Sztuka Chińska/New Zone Chinese Art", Zacheta Gallery, Warsaw, Poland 
               "Chinese Printmaking Today", British Library, London, UK
               "TypO: Writing with Style", Foundation for Art & Creative Technology, Liverpool, UK 
               "Radical Line: Innovation in Chinese Contemporary Painting", Bowling Green State University

                Fine Arts Center, Ohio, USA
               "Happiness: A Survival Guide for Art and Life", Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
               "Artforum Berlin: International Fair for Contemporary Art", Berlin, Germany
               "The Invisible Thread: Buddhist Spirit in Contemporary Art", Snug Harbor Culture Center,

                New York, USA
               "First Beijing International Art Biennale", National Art Museum of 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", Hong Kong

                Arts Centre, Hong Kong
               "Love and/or Terror", University of Arizona Museum of Art, Arizona, USA 
               "For the Record: Drawing Contemporary Life", Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
               "Skowhegan Faculty Exhibition", Institute of Contemporary Art, Maine College of Art,

                Maine, USA
               "Drawing the Line: Contemporary Artists Reassess Traditional East Asian Calligraphy",

                Pacific Asia Museum, California, USA
               "Der Rest Der Welt, Neuffer am Park", Pirmasens, Germany
               "Austral-Asia: Zero Three", Sherman Galleries, Sydney, Australia
               "Cyber Asia: Media Art in the Near Future", Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art,

                Hiroshima, Japan
2002        "4th Shanghai Biennale", Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China 
               "First Guangzhou Triennial: Reinterpretation: A Decade of Experimental Chinese Art

                1990-2000", Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
               "Overt Operation", Joseph Helman, New York, USA
               "Segunda Bienal Internacional de Estandartes", Centro Cultural Tijuana, Tijuana, Mexico
               "China's Changing Culture and Enduring Heritage", New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden,

                Staten Island Botanical Garden, New York, USA 
               "Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition", Gwangju Art Museum, Gwangju, Korea
               "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, New York, USA 
               "Contemporary Brush Strokes: New York Artists From China", China 2000 Fine Art,

                New York, USA
               "ARCO 2002: Asian Party, Global Game II", Madrid, Spain
               "Project 3", Elga Wimmer PCC, New York, USA
               "Global Priority", Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, New York, USA 
               "China--Tradition und Moderne", Ludwig Galerie Schloss Oberhausen, Germany
               "Paris-Pékin", Espace Cardin, Paris, France
               "Harvest: Contemporary Art Exhibition", The National Agriculture Museum, Beijing
               "Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art", Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane Australia
               "CAFE in Mito (Communicable Action for Everybody)", Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito,

                Tokyo, Japan
               "Avant Garde Calligraphy", Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Colorado, USA
2001        "Artists' Books: Highlights from the Kohler Art Library", Memorial Library, University of

                Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin, USA
               "Tracing: Works on Paper by Chinese Contemporary Artists", Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, Alfred

                University School of Art and Design, New York, USA
               "A Shriek from an Invisible Box", Meguro Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan 
               "Brooklyn!", Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Florida, USA
               "Bogus: Counterfeit Images and Contemporary Art", Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle,

                New York, USA 
               "China without Borders: An Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Art", Sotheby’s, New York, USA
               "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, Germany
               "Give & Take", Serpentine Gallery; Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
               "Media Messages: Look Through Language", Sendai Mediatheque, Sendai, Japan
2000        "Drawings & Photographs", Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, USA
               "The Book & the Computer: New Parameters across Time and Space", Ginza Graphic Gallery,

                Tokyo, Japan
               "Von Matisse bis Morimura", Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
               "If I Had a Dream: Four Chinese Artists in Berlin", Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
               "Delicate Balance: Six Routes to the Himalayas", Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art,

                Helsinki, Finland
               "Palimpsest", Fuller Museum of Art, Massachusetts, USA
               "Biennale of Sydney", Sydney, Australia 
               "Word and Meaning: Six Contemporary Chinese Artists", University of Buffalo Art Gallery,

                New York, USA
               "EV+A 2000: Friends and Neighbours", Exhibition of Visual Art 2000, Limerick City Gallery Of

                Art, Limerick, Ireland
1999        "Birth 2000/1990", Musōkan, Kobe, Japan 
               "Zeitwenden - Ausblick", Kunstmuseum, Bonn, Germany
               "Projects 70", Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
               "Kunstwelten im Dialog: Von Gauguin zur globalen Gegenwart", Museum Ludwig,

                Cologne, Germany
               "Babel: Contemporary Art and the Journeys of Communication", Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK
               "Asiart Asian Contemporary Art: Biennale d' Arte Contemporanea", Genoa, Italy
               "Third Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art", Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia 
               "Power of the Word", Taiwan Museum of Art, Taichung, Taiwan
               "Global Conceptualism: Points of Origin, 1950s –1980s", Queens Museum of Art,

                New York, USA
               "Magnetic Writing / Marching Ideas", IT Park Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
               "CON(TEXT): Words, Text, and Meaning in the Permanent Collection", Bronx Museum of

                the Arts, New York, USA

               "Spiral TV", Spiral Garden, Tokyo, Japan
               "First Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale", Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
               "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
               "Transience: Chinese Experimental Art at the End of the Twentieth Century", David and

                Alfred Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, Illinois
               "Contemporary East Asian Letter Arts", Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, South Korea
1998        "Concerning Truth", Gallery 400, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA
               "Plural Speech", White Box Gallery, New York, USA
               "Kunst in Vrijheid/Art in Freedom", Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam,

                The Netherlands
               "Cinco continentes y una ciudad", Museo de la Ciudad de México, Mexico City, Mexico
               "Empty Tradition/City of Peonies' Set Design", Asia Society, New York, USA
               "Contemporary Chinese Art and the Literary Culture of China", Lehman College Art Gallery,

                New York, USA
               "The Library of Babel: Characters/Books/Media", ICC-Intercommunication Center, Tokyo, Japan
               "Inside Out: New Chinese Art", Asia Society Museum; PS1, New York, USA
               "Autonomous Action: New Chinese Art on Video", Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand,
               "Crossings/Traversées", National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
               "Beyond the Form: The Deconstruction and Transformation of Chinese Characters",

                Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center, New York, USA
               "Taipei Biennial: Site of Desire", Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
               "Animal Anima Animus", Pori Art Museum, Pori, Finland 
               "Where Heaven and Earth Meet: Xu Bing and Cai Guo Qiang", Bard College Center for

                Curatorial Studies, New York, USA    
               "Transatlántico: Disceminación, Cruce y Desterritorialización", Centro Atlantico de Arte

                Moderno Museum, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain 
               "New Installations by Xu Bing & Huang Yong Ping", Art Beatus, Vancouver, Canada
               "Unreadable Books New Letters", Mitaka City Art Center, Mitaka, Japan
1997        "Second Johannesburg Biennale", Johannesburg, South Africa
               "Second Kwangju Biennale: Unmapping the Earth", Kwangju, South Korea
               "In Between Limits", Sonje Museum of Contemporary Art, Kwangju, South Korea
               "New China", Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, USA
               "New Generation of Asian Art", Yonago City Museum of Art, Yonago City, Japan
               "Die anderen Modernen: Zeitgenössische Kunst aus Afrika, Asien und Latinamerika",

                Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
               "Runt om oss, inom oss/Around Us, Inside Us", Borås Konstmuseum, Borås, Sweden
               "Peking University Centennial Calligraphy Exhibition", Beijing, China
1996        "Origin and Myths of Fire: New Art from Japan, China and Korea", Museum of Modern Art,

                Saitama, Japan
               "New Works: 963", ArtPace International Artist in Residence Program, Texas, USA
               "Interzones: A Work in Progress", Kunstforeningen, Copenhagen, Denmark
               "Fractured Fairy Tales: Art in the Age of Categorical Disintegration", Duke University Museum of

                Art, North Carolina, USA
               "China Avant Garde", Gallery Q, Tokyo, Japan
               "Godzilla at BMCC: And We Speak", Shirley Fiterman Gallery, Borough of Manhattan Community

                College, New York, USA
1995        "File No 1: Conceptual Documents for Impossible Art", SoHo Biennial 95, New York,

                USA Group Show, Plexus Art & Communication, New York, USA
               "Arts & Letters", June Kelly Gallery, New York, USA
               "Des Del Pais Del Centre: Avant-Gardes 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, China
1994        "Cocido y Crudo", Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
               "Flesh & Ciphers", Here Foundation, New York, USA
               "Jumping Typography", O Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
               "Between East and West: Transformations of Chinese Art in the Late Twentieth Century",

                Discovery Museum, Connecticut, USA
               "Flowering in the West", Haenah-Kent Gallery, New York, USA
1993        "Fragmented Memory: The Chinese Avant-Garde in Exile", Wexner Center for the Visual Arts,

                Ohio State University, Ohio, USA
                45th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
               "China Avant-Garde", Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
               "China’s New Art: Post-1989", Hanart TZ Gallery; Pao Galleries, Hong Kong Arts Centre,

                China/Marlborough Fine Art, London, UK/Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia/

                Santa Monica Art Center, Santa Monica; Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne;

                University of Oregon Museum of Art, Eugene; Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago; San Jose

                Museum of Art, San Jose; Salina Arts Center, Salina, USA/Vancouver Art Gallery,

                Vancouver, Canada
1992        "New Art From China", Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia
               "Looking for Tree of Life: A Journey to Asian Contemporary Art", Museum of Modern Art,

                Saitama, Japan
               "Desire for Words: An Exhibition of Installation Works by Xu Bing and Gu Wenda", Hong Kong

                Arts Centre, Hong Kong, China
               "Foreign Students' Art Exhibition", Warren M Lee Center for the Fine Arts, University of

                South Dakota, South Dakota, USA
               "Library: A Book Artists' Invitational Exhibition", Granary Books, New York, USA
               "From the Beginning of the Century to the End of the Century", Lung Men Gallery,

                Taipei, Taiwan
1991        "AAAC Annual: From ‘Star Star’ to Avant Garde – Nine Artists from China", Asian American Arts

                Centre, New York, USA
               "The Book as an Object of Art", Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong, China
               "'I Don’t Want to Play Cards With Cézanne' and Other Works", Pacific Asia Museum,

                California, USA
1990        "Seventh Mei Exhibition", China
               "All China Youth Print Exhibition", Shanghai Artists Gallery, Shanghai, China
1989        "Special Exhibition: Contemporary Chinese Art 'Now'", Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
               "Toward the 1990s: Documents on Contemporary Chinese Art", Gallery K and Gallery

                Kobayashi, Tokyo, Japan
               "Mainland Youth Printmakers", San Yuan Se Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
               "China/Avant-Garde", National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China 
               "National Calligraphy Artists Exhibition Commemorating the 90th year of Comrade LI Lisan's

                birth", Hunan, China
               "Seventh National Art Exhibition", China
1988        "Paris-Pekin", Palais des Etudes, Paris, France
               "Fourth Internationale Triennale der Zeichnung", Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nuremberg, Germany
               "Great Earthquake" Performance Program, the Great Wall of China, China
1987        "Exhibition of Sichuan Worker Daily Collection, for the 5th Anniversary of the Newspaper's

                Reinstatement", Chengdu, Sichuan, China
               "Gravures de Dix Artistes Chinois", Le Club du Livre Chinois, Palais des Nations,

                Geneva, Switzerland
               "Contemporary Prints from the People's Republic of China", Metropolitan Gallery, Oregon, USA
               "Ninth National Print Exhibition", China
               "Biennial Capital Prints Exhibition", China
1986        "Modern Chinese Prints from the Central Academy of Fine Arts", British Museum, London, UK
               "Four-Person Show: Xu Bing, Zhang Jun, Chen Qiang, Chen Jingrong", Central Academy of

                Fine Arts Gallery, Beijing, China
               "First International Asian-European Art Biennial", Ankara Türkocağı Painting and Sculpture

                Museum, Ankara, Turkey
1985        "Cent Gravures de l'Institut Central des Beaux-Arts de Pekin", Palais des Etudes, Paris, France
               "Exhibition of Works by Advancing Chinese Youth", International Youth Organization, China
1984        "Invitational Exhibition of Prints from China", Clark Arts Center Gallery, Rockford College,

                Illinois, USA
               "Sixth National Art Exhibition", China
1983        "Eighth National Print Exhibition", China
1982        "Exhibition of Works by Members of the Chinese Artists Association", 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
               "Exhibition of China’s Modern Prints in Fifty Years: In Honour of the Centenary of

                LU Xun's Birthday", China
               "The Selections of Modern Prints of China in the Fifty Years from 1931 to 1981",

                Shanghai, China
               "People's Republic of China Exhibition of Works of Central Institute of Fine Arts", China
1980        "Second National Young Artists' Works Exhibition", National Art Museum of&

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