Timeline

1970
Born in Chongqing, China
1999
Chinese Contemporary Art Award (CCAA)
2000
Chinese Contemporary Art Award (CCAA)
Lives and works in Beijing and Chengdu, China

Exhibitions

2010
The Official Opening of Minsheng Art Museum – Thirty Years of Chinese Contemporary Art 1979-2009, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
2010
Stepfather has an idea!, Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne, Lucerne, Switzerland (solo)
2010
Stepfather has an idea!, Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne, Beijing, China (solo)
2010
Gerhard Richter and the disappearance of the image in contemporary art, Centro di Cultura Contemporanea Strozzina a Palazzo Strozzi, Firenze, Italy
2009
Textbook: An Exhibition Of Chinese Lively Paintings, Li-Space, Beijing, China
2008
Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, The University of California, Berkeley Art Museum, Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, USA
2008
Our Future: The Guy & Myriam Ullens Foundation Collection, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
2008
Big Show - Xie Nanxing, Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne, Beijing, China (solo)
2007
City-net Asia 2007, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
2007
The Supplemental History – Contemporary Art from Collection of GDMoA, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
2007
Energies – Synergy, Foundation DE 11 LIJNEN, Oudenburg, Belgium
2007
China Welcomes you..., Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria
2007
Mahjong - Chinesische Gegenwartskunst aus der Sammlung Sigg, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria
2007
Starting from the Southwest: Exhibition of Contemporary Art in Southwest China, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
2007
Strategy on Paper – Works on Paper Invitational, Square Gallery of Contemporary Art, Nanjing, China
2006
Mahjong - Chinesische Gegenwartskunst aus der Sammlung Sigg, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Haumburg, Germany
2005
Xie Nanxing Paintings, Kunstverein Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany (solo)
2005
Xie Nanxing, Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne, Lucerne, Switzerland (solo)
2005
Show Me...Catch Me...Sight Unseen. Xie Nanxing and Wang Xingwei, China Art Archives and Warehouse (CAAW), Beijing, China
2005
Mahjong - Chinesische Gegenwartskunst aus der Sammlung Sigg, Kunstmuseum Bern, Berne, Switzerland
2005
Pictoral DNA Made in China, Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne, Lucerne, Switzerland
2005
China. Prospettive d'Arte Contemporanea / China: As Seen by Contemporary Chinese Artists, Provincia di Milano, Spazio Oberdan, Milan, Italy
2005
China-Contemporary Painting, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio, Palazzo Saraceni, Bologna, Italy
2005
A Kind of Magic - The Art of Transforming, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland
2005
1st Monpellier Biennial of Chinese Contemporary Art, Montpellier, France
2004
The Monk and the Demon – Contemporary Chinese Art, Musée d'art Contemporain, Lyon, France
2004
All under Heaven, Museum of Contemporary Art of Antwerp (MuHKA), Antwerp, Belgium
2004
Le Printemps de Chine, CRAC ALSAC, Altkirch, France
2003
Paintings 1999-2002, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, UK (solo)
2003
New Zone - Chinese Art, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
2003
Open Sky, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
2003
Living Conditions, Guandong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
2002
Painting on the Move, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland
2002
1st Guangzhou Triennale 2002, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
2002
Mirage, Suzhou Art Museum, Suzhou, China
2002
Chinese Contemporary Art, Museu de Arte Brasileira (MAB), São Paulo, Brazil
2001
Take Part I, Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne, Lucerne, Switzerland
2001
Abbild – Recent Portraiture and Depiction, Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria
2001
1st Chengdu Biennale, Chengdu Modern Art Museum, Chengdu, China
2001
Take Part II, Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne, Lucerne, Switzerland
2000
Xie Nanxing, Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne, Lucerne, Switzerland (solo)
2000
Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
2000
The Door of Century. China Contemporary Art 1979 – 1999, Chengdu Mordern Art Museum, Chengdu, China
2000
Our Chinese Friends, ACC Galerie and Galerie der Bauhaus-Universität (in collaboration with Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne), Weimar, Germany
1999
d'APERTutto, La Biennale di Venezia, 48. Esposizione Internationale d'Arte, Venice, Italy
1999
Innovations, China Art Archives & Warehouse (CAAW ), Beijing, China
1999
Time to Revive, Uprivers Gallery, Chengdu, China
1999
Innovations, China Art Archives and Warehouse (CAAW), Beijing, China (solo)
1998
Xie Nanxing, Pulitzer Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
1997
Ten Drops of Tears & Ten Self-Disguised Portraits – The Association Exhibition of Art Personality in Metropolis", Xie Nanxing studio, Chengdu, China (solo)

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
2007
Spalding, D. (2007). Drowning in Principle. A Short Conversation with Xie Nanxing. In: China Welcomes You..., catalogue, Cologne: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König. pp. 74-78.
2007
Xu Tan (2007). Interview with Xie Nanxing. In: Searching for Keywords: Today, Art. China Welcomes You..., catalogue, Cologne: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König. pp. 64-68.
2007
Matthiss, N. (2007). Untitled, No. 1, 2, 3. In: Documenta Kassel 16/06-23/09 2007. Cologne: Taschen GmbH. pp. 198-199.
2006
Münter, U. (2007). Topographie des Verschwindens. Xie Nanxings Bild-Serie untitled, 2006. Beijing and Lucerne: Galerie Urs Meile.
2006
Spalding, D. (2006). Moth to the Flame: Radiance and Rupture in the Work of Xie Nanxing. In: Art Papers Magazine. pp. 38-45.
2005
Ambrozy, L. (2005). A Discerning Eye - Catch a Sight Unseen at the CAAW this Month. In: That's Beijing Magazine. Beijing: China International Press. pp. 45, 47.
2005
Ai, W. (2005). The Joy of Running Away And All That Catches The Eye. In: Catalogue Show Me... Catch Me... Sight Unseen: Xie Nanxing and Wang Xingwei. Beijing: China Art Archives & Warehouse (CAAW), Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne. pp. 7-9.
2005
Colonnello, N., Xie, N., Wang, X. (2005). A Criss-Crossed Interview with Xie Nanxing and Wang Xingwei. In: Catalogue Show Me... Catch Me... Sight Unseen: Xie Nanxing and Wang Xingwei. Beijing: China Art Archives & Warehouse (CAAW), Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne. pp. 14-17.
2005
Colonnello, N., Xie, N., Wang, X. (2005). Nataline Colonnello, Xie Nanxing and Wang Xingwei’s Talks about the Exhibition Show Me... Catch Me... Sight Unseen. In: Catalogue: Xie Nanxing and Wang Xingwei. Beijing: China Art Archives & Warehouse (CAAW), Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne. pp. 25-31.
2005
Fischer, P. (2005). Der Geist des roten Hahns. In: A Kind of Magic. Lucerne: Museum of Art Lucerne, pp. 66-72.
2005
Colonnello, N. (2004). A Garbled Visual Grammar. In: Xie Nanxing. Paintings: 1992 – 2004. Beijing: Galerie Urs Meile. pp. 69-79.
2004
Nanxing, X., Ai, W. (2004). A Talk Between Xie Nanxing and Ai Weiwei. In: Xie Nanxing Paintings: 1992 – 2004. Beijing: Galerie Urs Meile. pp. 11-63.
2004
MuHKA Antwerpen (2004). China Now! All under Heaven. Antwerpen.
2004
Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art (2004). Open Sky. Shanghai. p. 86.
2004
Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne (2004). Xie Nanxing Paintings: 1992 – 2004. Beijing.