MIAO XIAOCHUN

Born in Heilongjiang province in 1966.
Graduated from the China Central Academy of Fine Arts(CAFA), Beijing, China and the Kunsthochschule Kassel, Germany, professor at CAFA.

Selected Collections

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
White Rabbit Contemporary Chinese Collection, Sydney, Australia
Essl Art Museum / Essl Collection, Klosterneuburg, Austria
Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna, Austria
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
FNAC, Paris, France
Goetz Collection, Munich, Germany
The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
Uli Sigg Collection, Mauensee, Switzerland
LEISTER Collection, Switzerland
The Red Mansion Foundation, London, UK
Zabludoeicz Collection, London, UK
The New Art Gallery, Walsall, UK
The Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, USA
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA
Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, USA

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016
Echo, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris, France

2015
Miao Xiaochun 2015, Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Art, Nanjing, China
Miao Xiaochun: Grammar, Arario Gallery, Shanghai, China
Miao Xiaochun: Save As, Whitebox Art Center, 798 Beijing, China

2014
Dreamland, K.Gallery, Chengdu, China

2012
Miao Xiaochun: The Real in the Virtual, The Dennos Museum Center, MI, USA

2011
Limitless-Feng Mengbo | Miao Xiaochun, Arario Gallery, Beijing, China
Out of Body, White Box Museum of Art, 798 Beijing, China
Beijing Handscrolls, Guardini Foundation, Berlin, Germany

2010
Miao Xiaochun, Galeria Arsena? w Bia?ymstoku, Poland
Macromania, Ludwig Museum, Koblenz, Germany

2009
Miao Xiaochun-Two Big Video Works, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
Miao Xiaochun, Guanshanyue Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
Index, White Space Beijing and Alexander Ochs Galleries Berlin | Beijing, Beijing

2008
Miao Xiaochun-Microcosm, Arario Gallery, Beijing-New York-Seoul, 2009-2010 The Last Judgment in Cyberspace, Museum of Contemporary Religious Art, St. Louis, MO. USA
Miao Xiaochun: Microcosm, Osage Galleries Singapore-Hong Kong

2007
Miao Xiaochun | Microcosm, Alexander Ochs Galleries Berlin | Beijing, Berlin, Germany
The Last Judgment in Cyberspace, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Australia
H2O-A Study of Art History, Osage Contemporary Art and Ideas, Hong Kong
H2O-A Study of Art History, White Space Beijing and Alexander Ochs Galleries Berlin | Beijing, Beijing; Berlin

2006
Urban Landscape, John Hope Franklin Centre of Duke University, USA
A Birdview, Zhu Qizhan Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Image + Imagination, Osage Contemporary Art and Ideas, Hong Kong Viewpoint, White Space Beijing, Beijing, China

2004
The Last Judgment in Cyberspace, Walsh Gallery, Chicago, USA
Phantasmagoria-Photographs by Miao Xiaochun, Walsh Gallery, Chicago, USA

2002
Miao Xiaochun: A Visitor from the Past, epSITE Beijing-Shanghai, China

2001
Linger, Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne, Switzerland

1999
From East to West and Back to East, Museum of CAFA, Beijing, China

1994
Kulturbegegnungen, Galerie Stellwerk, Kassel

1992
Miao Xiaochun, Beijing Art Museum and Shanghai Art Museum

1991
Miao Xiaochun, National Museum of Chinese History, Beijing, China

1988
Miao Xiaochun: Recents Works, Beijing Art Museum
Miao Xiaochun’s Paintings, Gallery of CAFA, Beijing, China

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017
Heaven beyond the Sea, Haitang Bay, Sanya, China
Mutual Supplementary Merge, Liu Haisu Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Ludwig Museum, Koblenz, Germany
Luther and the Avantgarde, Alten Gefängnis Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Germany
China, Art in Motion, Musée du Film d’Animation, Château d’Annecy, Annecy, France

2016
The Exhibition of Annual of Contemporary Art of China, Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing, China
The Shadow Never Lies,Shanghai 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Utopias·Heterotopias-Wuzhen International Contemporary Art Exhibition, Wuzhen, China

2015
A New Dynasty-Created in China, ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, Aarhus, Denmark
Fascination Photography, Essl Museum, Vienna, Austria
Designing VIEW beyond the earth, The First Xi’an Contemporary Art Document Exhibition, Xi’an Art Museum, Xi’an, China
What I saw with your eyes, ART021, Shanghai Exhibition Centre, Shanghai, China
B3 Biennial of The Moving Image, Frankfurt, Germany
Experimental Zone, International Contemporary Art Exhibition, Nanjing International Exhibition Center, Nanjing, China
Myth, Whitebox Art Center, 798, Beijing, China
Imagined Future, Opening Exhibition of Future Gallery, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
Inter – locking stratagem, Xi’an Art Museum, Xi’an, China
Fervent China-Contemporary Monumental Sculptures, The Former Slaughterhouse, Mons, Belgium
Screen Play: Life in an Animated World, The Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, USA
2nd Experimental Image open exhibition, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, China
Epoch Writing-Chinese Contemporary Art Invitational Exhibition, Epoch Art Museum, Wenzhou, China
Moving in Time: B3+Beijing Moving Image Exhibition, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing
China 8-Contemporary Art from China along the Rhine and Ruhr, 9 Museums including NRW-Forum Düsseldorf, Kunstmuseum Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Fairy Tales, The Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taiwan
Essential Matters-Moving Images from China, Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey
Sudden Change of Idea–An Exhibition on comparative study between Chinese and German Conceptual Art, United Museum, Wuhan, China
2015 Invited Academic Contemporary Art Exhibition, Ming Yuan Art Museum, Shanghai, China

2014
Future Returns: Contemporary Art from China, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University, MI, USA
Performance and Imaginations: Photography from China 1911-2014, Stavanger Art Museum, Stavanger, Norway
Contemporary Photography in China 2009-2014, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Seeing the Unseen: Photography and Video Art in China Now, The Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL, USA
Metamorphosis of the Virtual 5+5: Digital Art Today, Chi K11 Art Museum, Shanghai, China
China Arte Brasil, OCA, Parque lbirapuera, Sao Paulo, Brasil
1st Experimental Image open exhibition, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, China
Liquid Times, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Tour Exhibition of Pavilion of China at the 55th Venice Biennale
How Art Museum, Wenzhou, China
The Best of Times, The Worst of Times Revisited—Selected Video Works From 1st Kiev Biennale, Chronus Art Center, Shanghai, China
Exhibition on Contemporary Digital Art in China, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
Digital Triangle—Media Art Today in Korea-China-Japan, Alternative Space LOOP, Seoul, Korea
8+1—A Project of Experimental Art, Guangdong Contemporary Art Centre (GCAC), Guangzhou, China
Translated Concussion—Chinese New Media Art Techniques and Practice since 2000, Museum of Contemporary Art Chengdu, China
10 Years of Contemporary Photography in China 2005-2014, The 10th Lianzhou International Photo Exhibition, Lianzhou, China

2013
The 55th Venice Biennale, The Chinese Pavilion, Venice, Italy
Rewriting the Landscape, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea
1st Beijing Photo Biennial: Aura and Post Aura, China Millennium Monument, Beijing, China
Spectacle reconstruction—Chinese Contemporary Art, MODEM Centre for Modern and Contemporary Arts, Debrecen, Hungary
Portrait of the Times—30 Years of Contemporary Art, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China
The Garden of Forking Paths—Exploring Independent Animation, OCT Shanghai, China
Move on Asia—Video Art 2002 -2012, ZKM, Karlshure, Germany
@What—New Contemporary Art from China, Arko Art Center of Arts Council Korea, Seoul
Nothing to declare?—World Maps of Art since 89, Academy of the Arts Berlin, Germany

2012
The 7th Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art—Mountains and Waters: Chinese
Animation Since the 1930s, Queensland Art Gallery l Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
The World of Soul: As Virtual Artistic Engineering, 1st Shenzhen Independent Animation Biennale, B10 Art Center, Shenzhen, China
Conceptual Renewal—Short History of Chinese Contemporary Photographical Art, Si Shang Art Museum, Beijing, China
Chinese Contemporary Public Art, Kassel, Germany
The Unseen, The 4th Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
Transformation: A View on Chinese Contemporary Art, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul, Turkey
New Image after 2000, Enjoy Museum of Art, 798, Beijing, China
Architecture China—The 100 Contemporary Projects,Reiss-Engelhorn Museum(REM), Mannheim, Germany
Go figure! Contemporary Chinese Portraiture, National Portrait Gallery and The Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Canberra and Sydney, Australia
Passing Through Memory, Jinjihu Art Museum, Suzhou, China
ARSENALE 2012, The 1st Kiev International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Kiev, Ukraine
Photo España—Image Anxiety, Fundación Telefónica, Madrid, Spain
Future Pass, Wereldmuseum, Rotterdam, Netherlands; Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung,
Taiwan; Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

2011
The Global Contemporary. Kunstwelten nach 1989(Art Worlds after 1989), ZKM, Germany
The 54th Venice Biennale—Future Pass, Venice, Italy
New Horizon—Contemporary Chinese Art, The National Museum of Australia, Canberra, Australia
Meta-Question Back to The Museum Per Se, Inauguration Exhibition of The 4th Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
30 Years of Contemporary Chinese Art—Moving image in China 1988-2011, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Spectrum, Chinese Independent Animation, A4 Contemporary Arts Center, Chengdu, China
Verso Est. Chinese Architectural Landscapes, MAXXI, Roma, Italy
Representation of Realistic Art—The 5th Chengdu Biennale 2011, Chengdu Contemporary Art Museum, Chengdu, China
Move on Asia—The End of Video Art, Casa Asia, Barcelona, Spain
New Age, New Media, exhibition tour in Ten Cities of China and Australia
“Dual senses» and «Dynamic views”— Contemporary Art Exhibition across the Taiwan Straits of 2011, NAMOC, Beijing; Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (TMOA)
A Decade of the Rabbit, White Rabbit Museum, Sydney, Australia
Magic Spaces, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

2010
A Fresh Look at Chinese Landscapes, Galerie Moderne Chinesische Malerei des Museums für Asiatische Kunst, Berlin, Germany
Mediators, The National Museum in Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
Negotiations—The Second Today’s Documents, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
Made in Korea, China and Japan, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea
Reshaping History—Chinart from 2000-2009, National Conference Center, Beijing, China
DIGIFESTA—Speed of Earth ‘2010 km/second, see’, Gwangju Museum of Art, Korea

2009
Beijing Time, Casa Asia, Matadero Madrid; Santiago Art Museum, Spain Guangzhou Photo Biennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China Animamix Biennial: Metaphors of Un/real, MoCa Shanghai, China
Open Vision—Chinese Contemporary Art, Czech National Gallery, Prague Next Nature, National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
Vistas | Vision of U-City, Incheon International Digital Art Festival, Incheon, Korea
Nature | Nation, Museum on the Seam | Social-Political Contemporary Art Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
The Dream Machine, The Niterói Contemporary Art Museum, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Spectacle—to Each His Own, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei

2008
Images in the night, Le Grand Palais, Paris, France
Expenditure, Busan Biennale, Busan MoMA, Korea
Up: Chinese Contemporary Art, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
Mediations, Poznan Biennale, Poland
China: Construction—Deconstruction, Museu de Arte de São Paulo, Brasil
Go China—New World Order, Present day Installation Art and Photography, Groninger Museum, Groningen, the Netherlands
Re-Imagining Asia, The House of World Cultures, Berlin, Germany; The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, UK
China Design Now, 2008-2010 Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK; Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio, USA; Portland Museum of Art, Oregon, USA
China Gold, Museum Maillol, Paris, France
Synthetic Times: Media Art China 2008—International Media Art Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
55 Days in Valencia, Institut Valencia d’Art Modern, Spain

2007
China—Facing Reality, Museum of Modern Art Ludwig Foundation Vienna, Austria; National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
China Now, Cobra Museum of Modern Art, Amstelveen, the Netherlands
Energy Spirit·Body·Material—1st Today’s Documents, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
Red Hot: Contemporary Asian Art Rising, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, USA
Floating—New Generation of Art in China, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea
Thermocline of Art—New Asian Waves, ZKM Karlsruhe, Germany
New Directions from China New Media Art, Plug.in, Basel, Switzerland
Contemporary Photography from China. Zhuyi! China!, ARTIUM, Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporaneo; Palau de la Virreina, Barcelona, Spain
Made in China, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark; Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

2006
Media City Seoul 2006, The 4th Seoul International Media Art Biennale, Korea
SUSI: Key to Chinese Art Today, Metropolitan Museum, Manila, the Philippines
China now—Art at a time of transformation, Essl Museum, Austria
Totalstadt: Beijing case, ZKM Karlsruhe, Germany
New Urban Reality: Chinese Contemporary Art, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

2005
Scapes: The Century and Paradise, 2nd Chengdu Biennale, China
Mahjong—Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, 2005-2009, Art Museum, Bern, Switzerland; Hamburger Kunsthalle, Germany; Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Austria; UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive (BAM & PFA), Berkeley, California, USA; The Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, USA
Re-Viewing the City, Guangzhou Photo Biennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, China

2004
Between Past and Future—New Photography and Video from China, 2004-2006, International Center of Photography and Asia Society, New York, USA; Smart Museum of Art and Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, USA; Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
Spellbound Aura—The new vision of Chinese Photography, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan

2003
Me and More, Museum of Art Lucerne, Switzerland
Encounter, Museum of CAFA, Beijing; Liu Haisu Museum, Shanghai, China
Left hand, right hand Sino-German Exhibition of Contemporary Art, 798 Art Space, Beijing, China

2002
Urban Creation, The 4th Shanghai Biennale 2002, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Media City Seoul 2002, The 2nd Seoul International Media Art Biennale, Korea
China—Tradition and Modern, Ludwig Museum, Oberhausen, Germany
Golden Harvest—Chinese Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia

1991
The First Annual Exhibition of Chinese Oil Paintings, The National Museum of Chinese History, Beijing, China

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