1986, Born in Chongqing, China.
Lives and works in Los Angeles and Beijing.

 

Education
2009 BA, Oil Painting Department, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing, China

 

Awards

2012 Best Young Artist Award, Chinese Contemporary Art Award, Beijing, China Finalist, Future Generation Art Prize, Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev, Ukraine Finalist, Focus on Talents Project, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

 

Solo Exhibitions

2018

Treatise on Ancient Design, Magazzino, Rome, Italy

2017

Dangerous Afternoon, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland

2016

Archive 56: Yan Xing, Video Bureau, Guangzhou, China/Beijing, China (screening)

Yan Xing, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA

Nuit et brouillard, Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne, Switzerland
Performance of a Massacre, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam,

Netherlands (performance)

2015

Thief, Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing, China
Why are we going to Brunei?, Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco, CA, USA

(performance)
2014

Standard Exhibition, Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne, Switzerland

2013

Recent Works, Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing, China

2012

Yan Xing, Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester, UK

2011

Realism, Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing, China

 

Group Exhibitions (Selection)

2017

Spectrosynthesis, Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan (upcoming)

Constellation, The National Gallery, Georgian National Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia

The Man Who Never Threw Anything Away, Times Museum, Guangzhou, China

2016

Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Chinese Art, Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing, China. Travelled to Art Museum of Sichuan Fine Arts

Institute, Chongqing, China, 2016; Modern Art Museum Jiangsu,

Nanjing, China, 2016
Son: Signal of Authority, inCube Arts, New York, NY, USA

Sui Generis, Tenuta Dello Scompiglio, Capannori, Italy
De leur temps 5: Le temps de L’audace et de l’engagement, Institut d’Art

Contemporain, Villeurbanne, France
We Chat: A Dialogue in Contemporary Chinese Art, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha

Gallery, Center for the Arts, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, USA

2015

Public, Art Basel Miami Beach, Collins Park, Miami, FL, USA Teetering at the Edge of the World, Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo,

Montevideo, Uruguay
3rd Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, Iset Hotel, Yekaterinburg,

Russia
Essential Matters: Moving Images from China, Borusan Contemporary,

Istanbul, Turkey
Strangelove: Moving Image Festival, Central Saint Martins, University of the

Arts London, London, UK (screening)
Film, Art Basel Hong Kong, agnès b. cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong

Kong (screening)
Chercher le garçon, Musée d’Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Vitry-sur-

Seine, France
Traveling Alone, Tromsø Kunstforening, Tromsø, Norway

The 8 of Paths, Uferhallen, Berlin, Germany
15 Years Chinese Contemporary Art Award, Power Station of Art, Shanghai,

China
Les rencontres internationales, Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, France; Haus derKulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany (screening)

2014

Kabinett, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami, FL, USA

Another Leap, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China Wormhole—Geo-attraction, Lin & Lin Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2nd China Onscreen Biennial, UCLA Film and Television Archive; REDCAT;

Pomona College, Los Angeles, CA, USA; Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., USA (screening)

My Generation: Young Chinese Artists, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL, USA. Travelled to Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, OK, USA, 2014; Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA, USA,

2013 28 Chinese, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL, USA. Travelled to Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA, USA, 2015; San Antonio Museum of Art,

San Antonio, TX, USA, 2015
Building Bridges: Contemporary Art from China, Wolfsberg, Ermatingen,

Switzerland
Unlimited, Art Basel, Messe Basel, Messeplatz, Basel, Switzerland
Future Generation Art Prize, Collateral Event of the 55th Venice Biennale,

Palazzo Contarini Polignac, Venice, Italy
China China, Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev, Ukraine
Be Conscious of Yourself: The Experimental Practices from the Oil Painting

Department of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute (1992–2012), Suzhou Art

Museum, Suzhou, China
ON | OFF: China’s Young Artists in Concept and Practice, Ullens Center for

Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

2012

Kabinett, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami, FL, USA

Unfinished Country: New Video from China, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX, USA

Future Generation Art Prize, Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev, Ukraine
1st CAFAM Future Exhibition, China Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum,

Beijing, China
2nd Round Exhibition of Young Artist Experimental Season, A4 Contemporary

Arts Center, Chengdu, China

3rd Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia

7th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen, China

Focus on Talents Project, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
The Untouchables, Saamlung Gallery, Hong Kong
Becoming Peninsula I: Symptoms, Iberia Center for Contemporary Art,

Beijing, China
Ministry of Truth, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, China

2011

Something Will Inevitably Happen, K11 Art Village, Wuhan, China XXX—Next 10 Years of Contemporary Art, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China OK. Video—5th Jakarta International Video Festival, National Gallery of

Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
Fact Study Institute, Yangtze River Space, Wuhan, China
Little Movements: Self-practice in Contemporary Art, OCT Contemporary Art

Terminal, Shenzhen, China
In a Perfect World…, Meulensteen Gallery, New York, NY, USA You Are Not a Gadget, Pékin Fine Arts, Beijing, China

2010

Mummery, Art Channel, Beijing, China
A Project: Incommunicable, Platform China Contemporary Art Institute,

Beijing, China
Liberation—and Its Relative Meaning, Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester, UK

2009

6th Annual Exhibition of Dissertation Works in Painting from National Art Academies Across China, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China

2007

Dream Plant, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing, China