Cui Xiuwen

(Chinese, b. 1970)

existential emptiness no. 10 by cui xiuwen

Cui Xiuwen

Existential Emptiness No. 10, 2009

existential emptiness no. 18 by cui xiuwen

Cui Xiuwen

Existential Emptiness No. 18, 2009

existential emptiness no. 3 by cui xiuwen

Cui Xiuwen

Existential Emptiness No. 3, 2009

existential emptiness no. 7 by cui xiuwen

Cui Xiuwen

Existential Emptiness No. 7, 2009



Born in Haerbin
Graduated from Fine Arts Department of Northeast Normal University, Beijing
Graduated from the Oil Painting Department Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing
Lives and works in Beijing


"Wǒmen (我们): Chinese Contemporary Art," Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
"A Woman's View: New Chinese Art,” South and East University Galleries, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ
"Chinese-Chinese American Contemporary Female Artists Living in the Material World," Center Art Gallery at Kaplan Hall, SUNY Orange, Newburgh, NY
"Hot Pot: A Taste of Contemporary Chinese Art," Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro, VT
“Omen: New Chinese Art,” Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
“RESTART, Spiritual Realm, Disillusion,” Eli Klein Fine Art, New York, NY
“Video Series: Video Art from the New China,” The Paul J. Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
“Changing Vistas: Creative Duration,” Chengdu Biennale, Chengdu, China
“Twenty Years of China’s Visual Arts,” Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
“Scenes from Within: Contemporary Art from China," Blackbridge Hall Gallery, Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA.

Public Collections

Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Belgium
National Museum of China, Beijing,
Pompidou Contemporary Art Center, Paris, France
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Modern Art Museum of Valencia, Spain
BSI Art Foundation, Lugano, Switzerland
AW Asia Foundation, New York, NY


China Art Book. Uta Grosenick / Caspar Schübbe (Ed.), 680 pages, approx. 850 images, trilingual: Engl./Ger./Chin., Dumont Buchverlag, Cologne 2007.