Yan Xing (Chinese, b.1986) is a Chinese artist who was born in Chongqing. In 2008, he created the COMPANY with Chen Zhou, Li Ming, and Li Ran. In 2010, they began to gradually implement a series of projects, known as A Project. In 2009, Xing received his BFA from Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in Chongqing. He works in a variety of media, such as video, installation, and painting.

Xing’s works have been displayed in institutions around the world, including the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH), in Houston, TX, the Central House of Artists (CHA) in Moscow, the National Gallery of Indonesia in Jakarta, and the China Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum (CAFAM) in Beijing. He has held solo exhibitions of his work at the Chinese Arts Centre in Manchester, UK (2012), and the Gallerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne, Beijing-China (2011). The artist has also participated in major group exhibitions, including those held at the Meulensteen Gallery in New York, NY, Boers-Li Gallery, PIJkin fine Arts, and Platform China Contemporary Art Institute in Beijing, China. Xing’s works are also part of public collections at the Kadish Art Foundation in Paris and the He Xiangning Art Museum in Shenzhen, China.

In 2012, he won the Best Young Artist Award and the Chinese Contemporary Art Award. During that same year, he was a finalist for the Future Generation Art Prize, from the PinchukArtCentre in Kiev, Ukraine, and the Focus on Talents prize, from the Today Art Museum in Beijing. The artist is represented by Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne. Xing currently lives and works in Beijing and Los Angeles, CA.

Timeline

1986
Born in Chongqing, China
2008
Founder and member of COMPANY
2009
BFA, Oil Painting, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute. Chongqing, China
Lives and works in Beijing, China

Exhibitions

2011
REALISM, Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne, Beijing, China (solo)
2011
OK. Video FLESH - 5th Jakarta International Video Festival, National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
2011
Fact Study Institute, Yangtze River Space, Wuhan, China
2011
Little Movements: Self-practice in Contemporary Art, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal (OCAT), Shenzhen, China
2011
In A Perfect World…, Meulensteen Gallery, New York, USA
2011
You Are Not A Gadget, Pékin Fine Arts, Beijing, China
2010
Mummery, Art Chennel, Beijing, China
2010
Emerging Asian Artists - Art Gwangju 2010, KDJ Convention Center, Gwangju, South Korea
2010
A Project - Incommunicable, Platform China Contemporary Art Institute, Beijing, China
2010
Liberation - and its relative meaning, Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester, UK
2010
Anywhere, intrude project, Beijing, China
2009
Falsification - Annual Exhibition of Dissertation Works in Painting from National Art Academies Across China, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
2007
Dream Plant contemporary art exhibition, Sichuang Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing, China