Xu Bing  (Chinese, 1955) 


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Xu Bing Biography
1955   Born in Chongqing, China
1957   Moved to Beijing
1977   Entered Printmaking Department, Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing, China
1987   MFA Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing, China
1990   Moved to USA
  MacArthur Foundation Genius Award
  Honorary Fellow, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
  Currently lives and works in New York
Selected Exhibitions
2006   Brush and Ink: the Chinese Art of Writing, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
2006   Fever Variations: The Sixth Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea
2005   Text Me, Sherman Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2005   Body Temperature, China Millennium Monument Modern Art Museum, Beijing, China & Copenhagen, Denmark
2005   INK, Goedhuis Contemporary, New York
2005   On the Edge, Wellesley College, Indianapolis Museum of Art, and Stanford University, USA
2005   The Elegance of Silence, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2005   Critic’s Choice, Foundation for Art & Creative Technology, UK
2004   East Wind, Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf, Switzerland
2004   Twenty-sixth São Paulo Biennial, Pavilhão Ciccillo, San Paulo, Brazil
2004   Regeneration: Contemporary Chinese Art from China and the US, Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University, Pennsylvania, USA
2004   Xu Bing & Gu Xiong, Museum of London, Ontario, Canada
2004   Word Play: Contemporary Art by Xu Bing, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, USA
2004   The Glassy Surface of a Lake, Elvehjem Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin, USA
2004   Xu Bing in Berlin, Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst, Berlin, Germany
2004   The Well of Truth, Sala La Gallera, Valencia, Spain
2004   Where Does the Dust Collect Itself? National Gallery and Museum, Cardiff, Wales, UK
2004   Tobacco Project by Xu Bing, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, China
2003   Xu Bing, Chinese Art Centre, Manchester, UK
2003   Xu Bing, Hong Kong Arts Center, Hong Kong, China
2003   Book from the Sky, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, USA
2002   Living Word 2, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA
2002   Xu Bing, Commons Gallery, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, USA
2000   National Gallery Prague
1999   Bates Museum of Art ME
1999   Banner Project, Museum of Modern Art New York, NY
1999   Half a Century of Chinese Woodblock Prints, The Museum of Art Ein Harod, Israel
1999   Global Conceptualism; Points of Origin, Queens Museum of Art New York, NY
1998   Crossings, The National Gallery of Canada Ottawa, Canada
1998   Site of Desire, Taipei Bienniale, Taipei Fine Art Museum Taipei, Taiwan
1998   Babylon Tower, New Museum of Contemporary Art New York
1998   The Wood Street Galleries Pittsburgh, PA
1997   Classroom Calligraphy, Fundacio Pilar i Joan Miro Mallorca, Spain
1997   lost letters, Asian Fine Arts Berlin, Germany
1997   Die Anderen Mordernen, Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin, Germany
1997   Around Us, Inside Us. Continents, , Konstmuseet Boras, Sweden
1996   A Book From the Sky, University Art Museum Albany, NY
1995   Language Lost, Massachusetts College of Arts Boston, MA
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