Timeline

1961
Born in Taiyuan Shanxi Province, China
1984
Fine Art Department, Capital Normal University
1989
Art Student league, New York USA
1994
Returned to Beijing, China
Lives in Beijing, China

Exhibitions

2012–2013
Bound/Unbound: Lin Tianmiao. Asia Society, New York, NY (solo)
2011–2012
The Same - New works of Lin Tianmiao 2011. Beijing Center for the Arts, Beijing, China (solo)
2009
Pulp Stories I. Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore
2009
APT, Tina Kim Gallery, New York, NY
2008
Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection. Berkeley Museum of Art, University of California, Berkeley,
2008
Focus. Mary Ryan Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
2008
Multiplex: Directions in Art, 1970 to Now. The Museum of Modern Art,, NY (solo)
2008
Lin Tianmiao. Long March Space, Beijing, China (solo)
2007
Focus: on Paper. Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore (solo)
2007
Global Feminisms. Brooklyn Museum, New York
2006
Asian Contemporary Art In Print in Celebration of Asia Society’s 50th
2006
Anniversary 2006. Asia Society and Museum, New York, New York, USA
2006
Asian Contemporary Art In Print. The Gallery of Singapore Tyler Print Institute
2006
Martell Artist of the Year 2006. National Gallery of China, Beijing
2006
Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection. Kunsthalle, Hamburg Germany
2005
Rapt: Austral-Asia Zero Five, Sherman Galleries, Sydney, Australia
2005
About Beauty, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
2005
ShangHai Cool – Creative Reproduction, ShangHai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, ShangHai, China
2005
The New Works of Wang,GongXin & Lin,TianMiao, Courtyard Gallery Annex, Beijing, China
2005
Mahiong, Museum of Fine Arts Bern, Switzland
2005
Xiangfeng! Chinese avant-garde sculpture. Museum Beelden aan Zee, The Hague, Netherlands
2005
Fairy Tales Forever. ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, Denmark
2004
Between Past and Future, ICP and Museum of Asia Society, New York, USA
2004
Concrete Horizons, Adam Art Gallery , Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
2004
Officina Asia, Gallery d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy
2004
Regeneration: Contemporary Chinese Art from China and the US, Samek Art Galler, Bucknell University. Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles. USA
2004
Non Zero, Tokyo Art Project, Beijing, China (solo)
2003
Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial, Japan
2003
Arles Photograph art Festival, Arles, France
2003
New Zone Chinese Art, Zacheta National Art Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
2002
2nd Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale 2002, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum Japan
2002
Gwang Ju Biennale 2002, Gwang Ju, Korea
2002
Ireland Biennale 2002, Ireland
2002
Focus, The Courtyard Gallery, Beijing, China (solo)
2002
Shanghai Biennial 2002. Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
2002
Guangzhou Triennial 2002. Art Museum, Guangzhou, China
2002
Paris-Pekin. Espace Cardin, Paris, France
2001
Floating Chimeras. Edsvik Konst Och Kultur, Solletuna, Sweden
2001
Wang GongXin & Lin Tianmiao’s New Works. Loft New Media Art Space, Beijing, China
2001
The Digital Art Festival 2001. Loft New Media Art Space, Beijing, China
2001
Shout on the Face, Earl Lu Gallery Lasalle – sia College of the Art Singapore
2001
The New-Media Art Festival: Non-Linear Narrative The Gallery of National Academy of Art, Hong Zhou, China
2001
Threads of Vision: Toward A New Feminine Poetics, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Ohio, USA
2001
Translated acts, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany and Queens Museum of art, New York, USA
2000
At The New Century 1979-1999, China Contemporary Art Chengdu Museum of Contemporary Art, China
2000
Inside/Out New Chinese Art, National Gallery of Australia; Hong Kong Museum of Contemporary Art, Hong Kong, China
2000
Home? Contemporary Art Project. Shanghai, China
2000
Bed/Chair. Xuxian Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
1999
The Second Yearlong Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition. He Xiang Ning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
1999
Inside/Out New Chinese Art. Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
1999
Magnetic Writing/ Marching Ideas, Works on Paper. It Park Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
1999
Cologne/Beijing/Beijing/Cologne: Exchange Exhibition. Gothaer Kunstforum, Cologne, Germany
1999
Inside/Out New Chinese Art. Mexico Museum of Contemporary Art, Mexico City, Mexico
1999
Food for Thought: An Insight in Chinese Contemporary Art. Mu Art Foundation, Netherlands
1999
Beijing in London, ICA Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK
1998
Woman – Century, National Gallery of China
1998
Mark of Existence: Art Workshop in Process. Beijing, China
1998
Life: Contemporary Chinese Art. Wan Fung Art Gallery, Beijing, China
1998
Neo Lagoon: Contemporary Art of North East Asia. Niigata Prefecture Museum, Japan
1998
Inside/Out: New Chinese Art. Asia Society, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, NY
1997
Crack in the Continent. Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
1997
Fifth International Istanbul Biennial. Istanbul, Turkey
1997
Between Ego and Society. Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL
1997
Another Long March. Chasse Kazerme, Breda, Netherlands
1997
Against the Tide. Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY
1997
Bound-unbound 1995-1997, Gallery of the central Academy Of Fine Art, Beijing, China (solo)
1995
Open Studio, Baofang Hutong 12#, Beijing, China (solo)
1995
Chinese Women’s Artists Invitation Show. National Gallery of China, Beijing, China
1995
Women Approach to Contemporary Art. Beijing Art Museum, Beijing, China
1995
File No.1 – Conceptual Documents for Impossible Art. Soho Biennial, New York, NY
1993
Group Show. Ground Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1988
Group Show. City Gallery, Courtland, NY
1985
Youth Artist Association Show. National Gallery of China, Beijing, China
1985
Beijing Youth Painting Exhibition. National Gallery of China, Beijing, China
1984
Beijing Youth Painting Exhibition. Liulichang, Beijing, China

Public Collections

Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, NY
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

Literature

2007
China Art Book. Uta Grosenick / Caspar Schübbe (Ed.), 680 pages, approx. 850 images, trilingual: Engl./Ger./Chin., Dumont Buchverlag, Cologne 2007. www.chinaartbook.de
1999
Thread Concrete and Women’s Installation art in China Art Asia Pacific (1999) / Melissa Chiu
1998
Against the Tide, Art ia Pacific (January 1998), 100 / Francesca Dal Lago
1998
Asia sits so closs yet so far- Contemporary expression of North East Asia, Neo Lagooh-Contemporary Art of North East Asia (Catalogue of the Exhibition) Japan / Arata Tani
1998
Cream-Contemporary art in culture (10 Curators, 10 Writers,100 Artists) / Rosa Martinez
1997
Breakout and Trascendence After the Rebellion: New Tendencies in Chinese Contemporary Art (Since the Mid-1980s), 1997 Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Art “Gathering Wind” 1997 Exhibition of Chinese (1997 Exhibition Chinese Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Wtari Museum, 175. / Qian Zhijian
1997
Lin Tianmiao at the Central Academy of fine Art, Sculpture News, (Winter 97),54. / Karen Smith
1997
Towards the Millenium: From Land’s end to the peripheral Verge, 1997 Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Watari Museum, 145. / Karen Smith
1997
Somewhere between Utopia and Chaos: Contemporary Chinese Art Toady, Another Long March (Catalogue of the Exhibition) Breda, The Netherlands / Hou Hanru
1997
Instanbul Biennial: Curarorial Interpretions, Flash Art (Nov-Dec. 1997) / Rosa Martinez
1997
Against the Tide (Brochure For the show) July 1997 / Lydia Yee
1996
Metropolitan Individuals, Flash Art (Nov-Dec 1996) / Hou Hanru
1995
In Peking wird eine Menge riskiert Art (August ´95), 42., Aktionen die Obrigkeit