Xu Lei  (Chinese, 1963) 


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Xu Lei Biography
1963   Born in Nantong, Jiangsu Province, China
1984   Graduated from the Fine Arts Department of Nanjing Arts Institute, China
  Currently at China Art Academy, Art Director of The Today Art Museum, Editor-in-chief Of the magazine Classics.
Selected Exhibitions
2012   The Chinese Scholar: Ink paintings and works of art, Five Friends of Spring exhibition, New York
2011   Blue Dream, Asia House, London UK (solo)
2011   The Story of Emptiness, Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery, Hong Kong, China (solo)
2010   Reshaping History--Chinart 2000-2009, National Convention Center, Beijing, China
2010   Pavilion of China at The 12th International Architecture Exhibition —La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
2009   Chinese Gardens for Living (Europalia International Art Festival, the Square Brussels, Belgium
2009   Silent Voices: Ink Paintings by Xu Lei, Joan B. Mirviss Ltd., New York, USA (solo)
2008   Case Studies of Artists in Art History and Art Criticism, SZ Art Center, Beijing
2008   Zeichen im Wandel der Zeit: Chinesische Tuschemalerei der Gegenwart, Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin & Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen Dresden
2007   What’s next?—Chinese contemporary art exhibition, Hong Kong City Hall, Hong Kong, China
2007   Sensitivity—Memories of twelve artists’ works, Dimensions Art Center, Beijing, China
2007   Rotation, Nanjing Qinghe Contemporary Art Center, Nanjing, China
2006   Poetic Reality: A Reinterpretation of Jiangnan, RCM Gallery, Nanjing, China
2006   South-east China, Groups Exhibition of Hong Lei, Tang Guo and Xu Lei, Beijing TS1 Contemporary Art Center, Beijing, China
2005   Beyond temporality: presentation of photography according to contemporary Art approach, Ping Yao, China
2005   Conspire, Beijing TS1 Contemporary Art Center, Beijing, China
2005   Pele dacidade: Imagens of MetropoleContemporanea, Galeria Tap Seac of Macau; Shenzhen Museum of Art
2004   Photographs from Nanjing, Nanjing Art Museum, China
2004   Dragon’s Nation: Contemporary Art of China, Irish Museum of Modern Art
2004   The First Nominative Exhibition of Fine Arts Literature, Wuhan, China
2004   One to One: Photographs from China, Chambers Fine Art, New York, USA
2003   The Different Same: Contemporary Art Exchange Exhibition, Shanghai Duolum Museum of Modern Art, China
2002   Behind the Reality Other Modernity, Dimensions Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
2002   Paper/Colour, TaiKang Art Museum, Shanghai, China
2002   Contemporary Artist Print Art Exhibition, Today Gallery, Beijing, China
2001   Exhibition of Chinese Ink & Wash Paintings, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2001   Contemporary Silk-screen by Chinese Artists, Dynasty Art Group, Taipei, Taiwan
2000   Exhibition of 5000 Years of Chinese Art and Civilization, Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao
2000   Exhibition of Shanghai Art Museum’s Collection
2000   Neo-Inkpaintings, Liuhaisu Art Museum, Shanghai; Jiangsu Province Art Museum, China
2000   New Frontier-New Vision, Shanghai, China
1999   Illusions: Xu Lei’s Art Exhibition, Keyi Gallery, Nanjing
1998   New Voices: Contemporary Art Dialogue Among Taipei, Hong Kong & Shanghai, Dimensions Art Center, Taipei / Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
1998   5 Cinesi a Verpuno, Arte Nel Castello, Italy
1998   Exhibition of 5000 Years Of Chinese Art and Civilization, Guggenheim Museum, New York
1997   New Work, Browse & Darby Gallery, London (solo)
1996   Reality: Today and Tomorrow - Chinese Contemporary Art, International Art Garden.....,International Art Garden Museum, Beijing
1996   Eight Artists From China, Browse & Darby Gallery, London
1995   The Mystery of Absence: Xu Lei’s Art Exhibition, Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong
1995   Walasse Ting & Xu Lei, The International Fine Art and Antiques for Asia, Singapore
1994   Jiangsu Province Art Museum, Nanjing (solo)
1991   Xu Lei’s Painting Exhibition, Cultural Office of the Italian Embassy, Beijing (solo)
1991   The Practical Art of Paper, Shanghai Library, Shanghai
1989   China Avant-Garde, National Art Museum of China, Beijing
Selected Public Collections
  Shanghai Art Museum
  Jiangsu Art Museum
  Beijing Today Art Museum
  Nanjing Arts Institute