Xiao Hui Wang  (Chinese, 1957) 


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Xiao Hui Wang Biography
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
Selected 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)
Selected Public Collections
  FAIF Collection, Zurich, Switzerland
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.