Updated in Feb 2020



The Selective CV

X I N G   D a n w e n
 

Born in Xi'an, China
Lives and works in Beijing

1998-2001, MFA at School of Visual Arts, New York, USA
1988-1992, BFA at Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China

Selected One & Two person Exhibitions


2019
- Prescription for Life, Boers Li Gallery, Beijing, China

2017
- A Personal Diary, Warsaw MOMA, Poland
- Captive of Love, Red Brick Art Museum, Beijing, China

2014
- UTOPIA, Officine dell'Immagine, Milan, Italy

2012
- The Myth of Progress, Poligono Gallery, Marbella, Spain

2010
- A Personal Diary, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, USA
- Chinese Modernism and U.S. Vernacular-Xing Danwen & Jim Vecchi, arCH-Architecture Center Houston Foundation, USA
- Seeing Utopia, Past and Future-Wang Di and Xing Danwen, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University, USA

2009
- In A Perfect World..., Ooi Botos Gallery, Hong Kong
- A Personal Diary-China Avant-garde in 1990s, Modern Chinese Art Foundation, Gent, Belgium
- Between the Walls, epSITE, Shanghai. China
- A Round Trip, Galerie Sollertis, Toulouse, France

2008
- The City Fairy, Korea Art Center, Busan, Korea
- Wall House, project space at Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney, Australia

2006
- disCONNEXION/duplication, Chinese Museum, Melbourne, Australia
- Urban Fiction, TPW, Toronto, Canada

2004
- disCONNEXION, Kiang Gallery, Atlanta, USA
- dis+dup, Gow Langsford gallery, Sydney, Australia
- Urban Fiction, Galerie Piece Unique, Paris, France

Selected Group Exhibitions


2020
- Words Are Very Unnecessary, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
- Trouble Diaries: Failure is the mother of success, Museum of Modern Art, Cuenca; Museum of Contemporary Art, Guayaquil (touring)
- FAMILIENBANDE, Sprengel Museum Hannover, Germany

2019
- Boundless Encounters - the 3rd Hangzhou Triennale of Fiber Art, Zhejiang Art Museum, China
- Society Guide - Part Ⅱ, Ullens Center of Contemporary Art(UCCA), China
- All Dolled Up,Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, USA
- OUT of INK, Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey
- Civilisatzion - The Way We Live Now,
  National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Melbourne, Australia;
  Ullens Center of Contemporary Art (UCCA), Beijing, China (touring)

2018
- CIVILIZATION: The Way We Live Now,National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, in Seoul, South Korea
- Castles in the Sky: Fantasy Architecture in Contemporary Art, Lehman College Art Gallery, New York, USA

2017
- 40 Years of Chinese Contemporary Photography (1976-2017), Three Shadows Beijing, China
- ZUR NACHAHMUN GEMPFOHLEN! Expeditionen in Ästhetik & Nachhaltigkeit ( EXAMPLES TO FOLLOW! Expeditions in Aesthetics & Sustainability ), Parque Cultural de Valparaiso, in Valparaiso, Chile
- Breaking The Barrier, Xi'an Art Museum, China

2016
-
In Focus: Electric! (works from the museum collection), GETTY CENTER, LA, USA
- M+ Sigg Collection: Four Decades of Chinese Contemporary Art, Hong Kong

2015
- Lest The Two Seas Meet, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Poland
- Triennale Brugge 2015, Brugge, Belgium
- HERE OUT THERE, Cable Factory space @ Helsinki Art Festival, Helsinki
- The M+ Sigg Collection: Chinese art from the 1970s to now, The Whitworth Art Gallery, Mancheste, UK
- Grain to Pixel: A Story of Photography in China, Shanghai Center of Photography (SCôP), Shanghai, China
- Dislocation: Urban Experience in Contemporary East Asian Photography, Smith College Museum of Art, USA
- Inward Gazes: Documentaries of Chinese Performance Art 2015, The Old Court by Macau Art Museum, Macau

2014
- Right Is Wrong: Four Decades of Chinese Art from the M+ Sigg Collection, Bildmuseet, Umea University, Umea Sweden
- Convergences: Selected Photographs from the Permanent Collection, the J. Paul Getty Museum, L.A, USA
- Where is China?, Museu do Oriente, Lisbon, Portugal
- New Photos Since 2009, Wuhan Art Museum, Wuhan, China
- HYPER-RESEMBLANCES, MODA Curates 2014, The Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York, USA
- One & Three, Project Space at CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China

2013
- Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
- 1st Beijing Photo Biennale, Millennium Museum of Art, Beijing, China
- Breakthrough: Work by Contemporary Chinese Women Artists, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick Maine, USA
- PANORAMA DEL PAISAJE, FOTOGRÁFICA BOGOTÁ 2013, FOTOMUSEO, Bogota, Colombia
- Making It Up: Photographic Fictions, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
- Women: Contempoary Chinese Art, The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University in St. Louis, USA

2012
- imPOSSIBLE - Video works of Chinese contemporary artists, Cultural Center Kühlhaus, Berlin, Germany
- MINIMAL, Hå gamle prestegard, Hå kommune, Norway
- ZUR NACHAHMUN GEMPFOHLEN!Expeditionen in Ästhetik & Nachhaltigkeit
  (EXAMPLES TO FOLLOW! Expeditions in Aesthetics & Sustainability ), Mumbai, India; Addis   Abeba, Ethiopia; Iberia Art Center, Beijing, China

2011

- MASTERS OF CHINESE PHOTOGRAPHY, Poligono Gallery, Malaga, Spain
- Half the Sky: Women in the New Art ofChina, The New Leonard Pearlstein Gallery,DrexelUniversity,Philadelphia,US
- Highrise – Idea and Reality, The Museum für Gestaltung (Museum of Design Zurich), Zürich, Switzerland
- ZUR NACHAHMUN GEMPFOHLEN!Expeditionen in Ästhetik & Nachhaltigkeit,
  The federal Environment Agency in Dessau; 3 loactions in Bavaria, Germany

2010
- ZUR NACHAHMUN GEMPFOHLEN!Expeditionen in Ästhetik & Nachhaltigkeit, Uferhallen Berlin, Germany
- Remaking Vision - Travelling Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Photography, world tour
-The Butterfly Effect: An Artistic Communication Project of Cross-strait Four-regions, Hexiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
- Love Lines, RedLine, Denver, Colorado, USA

2009
- Wonder World-Expecting a restless future, Moscow Biennale, EKATERINA Cultural Foundation, Moscow, Russia
- Still Life, Palais Des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium
- ATTITUDES, La Centrale électrique, Brussels, Belgium
- Up Close Far Away, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Germany
- imPOSSIBLE, San Francisco Arts Commission and MISSION17, San Francisco, USA
- Stairway to Heaven, H&R Block Artpace at the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, USA
- Action-Camera: Beijing Performance Photography, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2008
- Strategies for Concealing, C-Space, Beijing, China
- New World Order, Groninger Museum, the Netherlands
- Another Voice, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
- FOTOFEST 2008, Houston, Texas, USA
- ING REAL Photography Award, LP II Art Exhibition Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
- China Design Now, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

2007
- City of Expiration and Regeneration, 2007 Shenzhen Biennal, China
- Chinaproduction, Architekturzentrum Wien, Vienna, Austria
- Floating, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Soeul, Korea
- Thought Provoking, Sense Provoking, Noorderlicht, Groningen, The Netherlands
- Altered States, Tisch Gallery, AIDEKMAN ARTS CENTER / TUFTS University, USA
- METAMORPHOSIS, Tampere Art Museum, Tampere, Finland
- MADE in CHINA, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark
                          The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

2006
- Xing Danwen / China Show, , URBIS, Manchester, UK
- TOTALSTADT/BEIJING CASE, ZKM, Karisruhe, Germany
- C On Cities, 10th Venice Architecture Biennale, Venice, Italy
- New Urban Realities, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam & NAi, The Netherlands
- Fantasy Landscapes, Asia House, London, UK
- MADE in CHINA, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, USA

2005
- Urban / Culture, CP Biennale, Museum Bank Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
- Traces and Omens, the 12th Noorderlicht Photo Festival, Groningen, the Netherlands
- The WALL, Albright-Knox Art Gallery/UB Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, USA
- Unspeakable Happiness, MUSEO TAMAYO ARTE CONTEMPORANEO, Mexico city, Mexico
- On the Edge, Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford University, California, USA
- Between Past and Future, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
- Re-VIEWING the CITY, 1st Guangzhou Photo Biennale, Guangdong Museum of Art, China

2004
- Grotesque Reality, the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
- GRAVITY, the Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
- Die Chinesen, Kunst Museum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
- REASON & EMOTION, the Biennale of Sydney, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney,        Australia
- Between Past and Future,
   International Center for Photography & Asian Society, New York, USA
   Smart Museum of Art & Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA
- Je t’envisage: La disparition du portrait, the Musee de l'Elysee, Lausanne, Switzerland

2003
- Chinese Maximalism, UB Art Gallery, Buffalo, USA
- Les Rencontres d’Arles Festival, Arles, France
- the American Effects, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
- Alors, la Chine?, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
- Spatial Narrative, Japan Society, New York, USA

2002
- Re-interpretation, A Decade of Experimental Chinese Art, 1st Guangzhou Triennial,
  Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
- Queens International, Queens Museum of Art, New York, USA

2001
- Mega Wave-Towards a New Synthesis, 1st YOKOHAMA TRIENNIAL, Yokohama, Japan
- 1st Tirana Biennale, Tirana, Albania

1999
- BEIJING-The Revolutionary Capital, the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK
- Transience-Chinese Experimental Art at the end of the 20th Century, the Smart Museum of    Art, Chicago, USA

Public Collections

- Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
- International Center for Photography, New York, USA
- San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, USA
- J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, USA
- Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
- Santa Barbara Museum of Art, USA
- Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, USA
- Smith College Museum of Art, USA
- The Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University, USA
- Harn Museum of Art, Florida, USA
- Progressive Corporation, USA
- JGS Foundation, New York, USA
- Estella Collection, New York, USA
- Groupe Lhoist, Belgium
- UBS, Union Bank of Switzerland
- Central Pompidou, Paris, France
- FNAC / Fonds National d'art Contemporain, France
- Red Mansion Foundation, London, UK
- Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
- Groninger Museum, The Netherlands
- Warsaw MOMA, Poland
- Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
- M+ Sigg Collection, Hong Kong
- Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
- Red Brick Art Museum, Beijing
- CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China
- National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
- ZHI Art Museum, Chengdu, China

Grant / Award / Fellowship


- 2018, AAC Award, Silver trophy, China
- 2009, Asia 21 Fellow, Asia Society, USA
- 2008, Finalists, ING REAL photography award, the Netherlands
- 2003, Best Publishing Project Award, Les Rencontres d’Arles Festival, France
- 1998-2001, Grant & Fellowship, Asian Cultural Council, USA