Cui Xiuwen

Cui Xiuwen is one of the leading artists of contemporary art in China. Her works were collected by major museums such as Tate Modern and Brooklyn Museum. Her work is bold and avant-garde, and drawn from her interpretations and perspicacious observations of the spaces, and roles, which exist in society. The angel series adult language with teenage identities in order to portray a young girls experience growing up, which Cui Xiuwen feels, endures just as much pressure as a woman’s progress and just as much weight to develop and be molded into specific roles.

Cui Xiuwen Biography
1970
Born in Heilongjiang, China
1990
B.A. from the Fine Arts Department of Northeast Normal University
1996
M.F.A. from the Oil Painting Department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
Solo Exhibitions
2011
Eli Klein Fine Art, New York, NY
2010
“The Domain of God,” Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
2010
“Existential Emptiness,” Tina Keng Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2007
“Quarter -- Cui Xiuwen Solo Exhibition,” Florence Museum, Italy
2007
“Angel,” Marella Gallery, Milan, Italy
2006
“Cui Xiuwen Solo Exhibition,” DF2 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2006
“Cui Xiuwen Solo Exhibition,” Marella Gallery, Beijing, China
2005
“Cui Xiuwen Solo Exhibition,” Marella Gallery, Beijing, China
2004
“Cui Xiuwen -- Kan Xuan,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Bordeaux, France
Selected Group Exhibitions
2010
“What is Art,” Times Art Museum, Beijing, China
2010
“Reshaping History -- Chinese Art from 2000 to 2009,” 2010EXPO, Dutch Cultural Centrum, Shanghai, China
2010
“Golden Lining,” Platform China, Beijing, China
2010
“See from the movie: the mark of contemporary modern art and its construction,” OCT Contemporary Art Center, Shenzhen, China
2009
“China: The Contemporary Rebirth,” Palazzo Reale Museum, Milan, Italy
2009
“Real - Life Fairy Tales,” Beyond Art Space, Beijing, China
2009
“Enantiomorphous: Art of Female,” White Box Museum of Art, Beijing, China
2009
“Paradise Lost,” Funart Space, Beijing, China
2009
“The Home Court,” White Box Museum of Art, Beijing, China
2009
“Translucence - Female Contemporary Art from China,” Brussels, Belgium
2009
“Collision - Experimental Cases of Contemporary Chinese Art,” Central Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, Beijing, China
2009
The Fourth Chengdu Biennale, Chengdu Contemporary Art Museum, Chengdu, China
2009
“Xun Dao - Searching for Spirituality in Contemporary Chinese Art,” Frederieke Taylor Gallery, New York, NY
2009
“Talk Statement,” The National Art Museum of China, Taiwan, China
2009
“I have a dream: An International Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,” Carriage House Center for the Arts, New York, NY
2008
“Modern Times 2008,” Hangil Gallery, Korea
2008
“Landscape Topology,” Magee Art Gallery, Beijing, China
2008
“The Evolution of Concept,” 798 Space, Beijing, China
2008
“Transgressive Body / Reincarnated Flesh,” Tape Club Art Centre, Berlin, Germany
2008
“Ongoing.Women,” Mozen Art Museum, Beijing, China
2008
“Our Future: Guy & Myriam Ullens Collection,” UCCA, Beijing, China
2008
“China Gold Exhibit,” Museum Maillol, Paris, France
2008
“55 Days in Valencia - Chinese Art Meeting,” IVAM, Valencia, Spain
2008
“Free Zone,” BSI Art Collection, Lugano, Switzerland
2008
“4. Triennale Der Photographie,” Art China Gallery, Hamburg, Germany
2008
“Deep Breath -19 Samples of Chinese Contemporary Female Artists,” Creek Art, Shanghai, China
2008
“Bizarr Flavor,” Leehwaik Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2008
“Let’s consume!,” Xin Dong Cheng Space for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
2008
“The Metamorphosing Female - Female Artists Exhibition,” Osage, Shanghai, China
2008
“Time - Lag: The New Force of Chinese Contemporary Art,” The Opening Exhibition of Magee Art Gallery, Madrid, Spain
2007
“China Lady,” Galleria Moriarty, Madrid, Spain
2007
“China is close,” Arts Building Naples, Naples, Italy
2007
“The Power of the Universe - An exhibition of the Frontier of Contemporary Chinese Art,” Asia Art Center, Beijing, China
2007
“Premonition…,” J&Z Gallery, Shenzhen, China
2007
“China - Facing Reality,” MUMOK Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna, Austria
2007
“China New Media Arts Exhibition,” Bundeskanzleramt/Kunst, Vienna, Austria
2007
“Today’s Documents,” Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
2007
“Floating - New Generation of Art in China,” National Museum Of Contemporary Art, Korea
2007
The Third Chengdu Biennale, Chengdu Contemporary Art Museum, Chengdu, China
2007
“The Thirteen: Chinese Video Now,” John Hansard Gallery, Southampton,
England
2007
“Transform Of Dragon - Independent photography and video exhibit of 798 Art Festival,” Beijing, China
2007
“Thermocline of Art,” ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany
2007
“Engagements and Estrangements: Video Art from China,” Chinese Contemporary Xchange Art Projects, Toronto, Canada
2007
“GANA PHOTO FESTIVAL,” Gana Art Center, Seoul, Korea
2007
“ARTIST IN THE WONDERLAND,” The Baltic Sea Cultural Centre, Gdansk, Poland
2007
“Dragon’s Evolution,” ChinaSquare, New York, NY
2007
“The Screen-Eye or the New Image - 100 videos to rethink the world,” Casino Museum, Luxembourg
2007
“Historias Interrumpidas,” Video Art Exhibition, Valencia, Spain
2007
“Zoom on China,” Group show on Chinese photography, Vanvitelliano, Brescia, Italy
2007
“Art Now Shanghai,” Beijing Art Now Gallery (Shanghai Station), Shanghai, China
2006
“The International Photography Festival in Seoul,” Seoul, Korea
2006
“Woman in a society of double-sexuality,” Bangkok, Thailand
2006
“2006 IDAA International Digital Art Award,” Qut Art Museum, Australia
2006
Seoul International Photography Festival, Seoul, Korea
2006
“Plato and His Seven Spirits”, OCT Contemporary art terminal, Shenzhen, China
2006
Russia International Photography Art Festival, Moscow, Russia
2006
“JIANGHU -Tour Exhibition of Chinese Art in Europe and America,” New York, NY
2006
“The Thirteen: Chinese Video Now,” P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, NY
2006
“Between the Observer and the Observed,” Lian Zhou International Photography Annual Exhibition, Guangdong, China
2006
“Post Nora Contemporary Art Exhibition,” Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
2006
“Passion and Force,” Beijing Ren Club, Beijing, China
2006
“5x7,” The First Ping Yao Photo Biennial, Shanxi, China
2005
“Art: What was make-believe has become true - Plato and It’s Seven Genius Exhibition,” OCT Contemporary Art Center, Shenzhen, China
2005
“ ElectroScape International New Media Art Exhibition,” Zhengda Art Museum, Shanghai, China
2005
Lianzhou International Photo Festival, Guangzhou, China
2005
“Between Past and Future -- New Photography and Video from China,” Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
2005
“The Second Triennial Of Chinese Art -- Archaeology of the Future,” Nanjing, China
2005
“Second Biennial for Video Art Contour,” Mechelen, Belgium
2005
“Always to the Front -- China Contemporary Art,” Guandu Art Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
2005
“Techno - Orientalism,” Tokyo Gallery, Beijing, China
2005
“Cloud Rain,” Art Now Gallery, Beijing, China
2005
“Loft Of Language,” Three Quarters Gallery, Beijing, China
2005
“Vehicle & Mirror,” New Art Projects, Beijing, China
2005
“Produce Clouds with One Turn of the Hand and Rain with Another,” TS1 Contemporary Art Center, Beijing, China
2004
“Untitled: Julia Loktev, Julika, Cui Xiuwen,” Tate Modern, London, UK
2004
“Between Past and Future - New Photography and Video from China,” International Center of Photography and Asia Society, New York, NY
2004
“Cui Xiuwen - Kan Xuan,” Museum Art Contemporary, Bordeaux, France
2004
“Out the Window - Spaces of Distraction,” The Japan Foundation Forum, Japan
2004
“Spellbound Aura - The New Vision of Chinese Photography,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan
2004
“China, the body everywhere?” Museum of Contemporary Art, Marseille, France
2004
The 11th Nippon International Performance Art Festival, Japan
2003
“New Zone Chinese Art,” The Zacheta National Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
2003
“City_net Asia 2003,” Seoul Museum, Korea
2003
“Alors. La China?” Center Pompidou, Paris, France
2003
“Out of red,” Marella Gallery, Milan, Italy
2003
“EVERYDAY--- Contemporary Art From China,” Japan/Korea/Thailand/Denmark
2003
“The First Israel International Image Biennale,” Israel
2002
“The First Guangzhou Triennial,” Guangzhou, China
2002
“Under_Construction,” The Japan Foundation Asia Center, Tokyo, Japan
2002
“C'est Pas Du Cinema,” Studio National, Paris, France
2002
“The 2nd Women's Art Festival,” Seoul Women's Community Center, Korea
2002
“Run Jump Crawl Walk,” The High Seas Art Center, Beijing, China
2002
“Sorry for Inconvenience,” Project 304, Bangkok, Thailand
2001
“Dialogue - Others,” Bari City Museum, Bari, taly
2001
“Made in China,” Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York, NY
2001
“Dialogue with Dali,” France Gallery, Shanghai, China
2001
“Beijing with Contradiction,” The Oulu City Art Museum/The Finnish Museum of Photography, Finland
2001
“Up - Rice,” Museum of Site Most, Hong Kong; House for the Arts, Singapore; The National Art Gallery, Malaysia; Wha Shang Art District, Taipei
2001
“Constructed Reality,” Pao Galleries, Hong Kong Arts Center, Hong Kong
2001
“Cross-Pressure -- Chinese Photography and Video Art,” Art Station, Beijing, China
2001
“China-Germany New Media Art Week,” Zang Ku New Media Art Centre, Beijing, China
2000
“Post-Material,” Red Gate Gallery, Beijing, China
2000
“Australia New-Media Exhibition,” Australia New Media Art Department, Australia
2000
“Back Substance Video Exhibit,” Red Gate Gallery, Beijing, China
2000
“About Me,” New Vision Gallery, Shanghai, China
2000
“News Today's,” Art Commune, Hong Kong
1999
“Difference of Surprise,” Siren Art Studios Exhibition, Ryder Art Center, Beijing, China
1998
“Gender Platform,” TEDA Art Museum, Tianjin, China
1998
“Sense & Sensibility,” Schoeni Gallery, Hong Kong
1997
“Chinese Oil Painting Exhibition of Contemporary Art,” Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China

Portrait of Cui Xiuwen