Timeline

1957
Born in Tianjin, China
1982–1985
Two national awards for architectural design competitions
1978–1986
Studied architecture at Tongji University, Shanghai, China. Master Degree in Architecture from Tongji University, Shanghai. Master thesis on “Visual Information and its Communication”.
1986
University award for excellence in academic achievement
1986
Assistant lecturer at Tongji University, Shanghai.
1986–1987
German scholarship for advanced studies (Carl Duisberg Gesellschaft), Germany
1987
Research program on Shanghai residences under Prof. Max Baecher
1987
Assistant lecturer at Munich University of Technology
1990
Nomination for grant commended as advanced Artist, Bavaria, Germany
1987–1991
Doctoral thesis at the Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany. Doctoral thesis on “The Conceptual Background of Classical Chinese Architecture”
1988–1991
Lecturer at the Fachhochschule München, Munich, Germany, teaching ancient Chinese architecture and landscape architecture.
1990–1992
Advanced studies in directing at the Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen München, Germany
1994
The Broken Moon (script, direction), black and white 35 mm film, Germany
1994
Highest award from the Filmkuratorium of Germany for The Broken Moon, Germany
1995
Special award for The Broken Moon, International Film Festival, Bludenz, Austria
1997
Award for excellence, KODAK photography prize, China
2001
Until today: Professor for Photography at Tongji University, Shanghai
2001
Until today: Advisory professorship at National University, Beijing
2002
Shanghai Book Award and Bingxin Award (National Litureature Award) for My Visual Diary – 15 Years in Germany
2003
Art concept for Anting New Town (German City)
2003
Individual contribution Studio, Xiao Hui Wang Art Workshop, Tongji University
2004
Until today: Advisory professorship at Nankai University,Tianjin
2005
Until today: Launch and realization of National Competition for Creative Photography
2005
Joint seminar with Kanjo Take at Xiao Hui Wang Art Workshop, Tongji University
2006
Until today: Establishment of Tongji International Media Art Center (TIMAC) in Shanghai
Lives and works in Munich and Shanghai

Exhibitions

2006
Multimedia installation: My last hundred years
2006
Concept for the World Culture Museum, EXPO 2010, Shanghai
2006
Erotic Flowers, Camera Work, Berlin (solo)
2005
Erotic Flowers, Camera Work, Hamburg (solo)
2005
Grenzenlos, Photography, Video / Multimedia Installation, BMW Group Berlin (solo)
2005
Erotic Flowers, Buga, Munich, Germany (solo)
2005
Erotic Flowers, Paris Photo, Scalo Gallery; Art Basel, Switzerland; Red Mansion Fundation, London, UK
2004
The Eros of Flowers, Kunstkreis Townhall, Graefelfing (solo)
2004
The Eros of Flowers, Scalo Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
2004
Between Two Worlds, Club Na Brestskoy / House of Photography, Fotobiennale, Moscow, Russia
2004
Erotic Flowers, Scalo Gallery, Photo New York (solo)
2004
Erotic Flowers, Storms Gallery, Art Cologne, Germany (solo)
2004
A-Live, Art Museum of China Academy of Art, Hangzhou (solo)
2004
Grenzenlos, Photography, Video/Multimedia Installation, BMW Group Pavillon, Munich (solo)
2004
Art in Bloom, Upper Eastside Townhouse, New York (solo)
2004
Between Two Worlds, Club Na Brestskoy / House of Photography, Fotobiennale Moscow (solo)
2004
Red Child, Art Thiess Galerie, Munich (solo)
2003
Two People Show, with Jock Sturges, European Art Expo, Walter Storms Gallery, Düsseldorf (solo)
2003
The Eros of Flowers, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China (solo)
2003
Looking and Thinking – Ten Photographers from Germany, Shanghai Library
2003
Dajia – Studying on Design from Contemporary Art, Art Museum Fudan University, Shanghai
2003
Red Child, Series, Shanghai Huang Pu Art Museum (solo)
2002
Speed, Volkswagen Exhibition Center, Beijing (solo)
2002
Abstracting Flowers, Gallery Elo Art, Ischia (solo)
2002
Thai Night Landscape, Photokina, Cologne
2002
Red Child Series, Shanghai Huang Pu Art Museum, Shanghai, China (solo)
2002
The Soul of Flowers, Millennium Exhibition Center, Beijing, China (solo)
2002
A Blaze of Colours, Taiwan International Arts Center (TIVAC), Taipeh, Taiwan (solo)
2002
Roter Lotus, Walter Storms Galerie, Munich
2002
Looking Inside Out: Conceptualising Photography, Photography and Multimedia Show, Millenium Exhibition Center, Beijing (solo)
2002
Conceptualising Photography, International Fotofestival Pingyao, Shanxi (solo)
2002
Woman and Self-Portraits, German Cultural Center, Taipeh (solo)
2002
Close to the Eyes, Exhibition Center of the Bavarian Insurance Co., Munich (solo)
2001
Abstract Photography, Fotogalerie im Kulturzentrum, Mannheim, Germany (solo)
2001
Erotic Flowers and Abstract Bodies, Open Air Exhibition on LED screen during Asia Pacific Week, Berlin (solo)
2001
Die Schaukel, Das Gelbe Haus Museum, Flims, Switzerland
2000
Participation in 1st Festival of Photography in Asia, Dhaka, Bangladesh
1999
Gruber Exhibition, Fotogalerie Lichtblick, Cologne
1999
Xiao Hui Wang Photography, Arts Center, Hong Kong (solo)
1999
Frauenbilder und die neue Abstraktion, Haus der Fotografie, Hannover, Germany (solo)
1999
Shanghai In the Eyes of the World Top Photographers, touring exhibition Gruber Exhibition, Fotogalerie Lichtblick, Cologne
1998
Contemporary Photo Art from Xiao Hui Wang, Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Germany
1998
Frauenbilder, Photogalerie No Name, Basel (solo)
1998
Century Woman, National Museum of Art, Beijing
1997
Photographic Review, Art Museum, Shanghai (solo)
1997
Visual Diary and Associations with Death, International Photo Festival, Herten (solo)
1997
Visual Diary and Associations with Death, International Photo Festival, Herten
1993
China Avantgarde, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
1992
Xiao Hui Wang Photography, AGFA Center, Munich, Germany (solo)
1990
Support Exhibition, Künstlerwerkstatt, Munich
1990
Licht und Widerschein, Werkbund Galerie, Berlin (solo)
1985–1986
Hotel project, Yangzhou (interior design)

Public Collections

FAIF Collection, Zurich, Switzerland

Literature

2004
Monograph: Erotic Flowers. The Photographs of Xiao Hui Wang, Prestel Publishing, Munich.
2003
Exhibition catalogue: Conceptualising Photography – The Eros of Flowers, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai.
2002
Photo book: Conceptualising Photography – Shades of Existences, Art Edition, Shanghai.
2001
Photo book: My Visual Diary – 15 Years in Germany, Shanghai.
2001
Monograph: Close to the Eyes – The Portraits of Xiao Hui Wang, Prestel Publishing, Munich.
2001
Photo book: Conceptualising Photography – Beyond Being, Shanghai.
2000
Non-fiction: Töchter des halben Himmels – Sieben Frauen aus China, Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag, Frankfurt.
1998
Photo book: Nude Photography: Masterpieces from the past 150 years, 60 selected photographs, Prestel Publishing, Munich.
1993
Exhibition catalogue: China Avant-garde, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.