Cui Xiuwen 
Born 1967 in Heilongjiang, China. Died 2018 in Beijing.



M.F.A., Oil Painting Department, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing

B.A., Fine Arts Department, Northeast Normal University, Jilin, China



Cui Xiuwen: Light, Arthur M. Sackler Museum of Art and Archaeology at Peking University, Beijing

Cui Xiuwen: Awakening of the Flesh, Klein Sun Gallery, New York

Cui Xiuwen: The Love of Soul, Today Art Museum, Beijing
Cui Xiuwen: Reincarnation, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai    

Cui Xiuwen: IU - You & Me, Australia China Art Foundation Project Space, Melbourne, Australia; Suzhou Art Museum, Suzhou, China

Cui Xiuwen: Discourse on Inner Humanity, Tank Loft Chongqing Contemporary Art Center, Chongqing, China
Cui Xiuwen: Existential Emptiness, Eli Klein Fine Art, New York
Cui Xiuwen, Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong

Cui Xiuwen: The Domain of God, Today Art Museum, Beijing
Cui Xiuwen: Existential Emptiness, Tina Keng Gallery, Taipei
Cui Xiuwen, Dix9 Gallery, Paris

Quarter - Cui Xiuwen, Florence Museum, Florence, Italy
Cui Xiuwen: Angel, Marella Gallery, Milan, Italy

Cui Xiuwen, DF2 Gallery, Los Angeles
Cui Xiuwen, Marella Gallery, Beijing

Cui Xiuwen, Marella Gallery, Beijing

Cui Xiuwen - Kan Xuan, Museum of Contemporary Art, Bordeaux, France



Going Out! Female Identity in Chinese Contemporary Art, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria

A Window Suddenly Opens: Contemporary Photography in China, The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
Going Out! Female Identity in Chinese Contemporary Art, Lillehammer Art Museum, Norway; Kunstforeningen Gl Strand, Copenhagen, Denmark  
A Time for Everything, Ui Art Center, Suzhou, China

Right Now, Right Here, Stand by Her, Doulun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai
China is coming, Ode to Art, Raffles City, Singapore

Modern Masters - Winter Edition, E & R Cyzer, London

Art Purposes: Object Lessons for the Liberal Arts, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine
Becoming - Experimental Video Works, Eli Klein Gallery, New York

Intersection: International Art and Culture, Arthur M. Sackler Museum of Art and Archaeology at Peking University, Beijing
40 Years of Chinese Contemporary Photography, Shenzhen OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen, China

South of the Mountains: 11 Contemporary Chinese Artists, Museo dell’Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence, Italy
Chinese Contemporary Photography Exhibition: Mirror, Earth, Adam, The Geological Museum, Ramat HaSharon, Israel
40 Years of Chinese Contemporary Photography (1976 - 2017), Three Shadows Photography Art Center, Beijing
In the Mood for Love - An Exhibition Featuring Chinese and Canadian Female Artists, Poly Culture Art Center, Vancouver
The 2nd Session of Changjiang International Photography & Video Biennale, Chongqing Changjiang Museum of Contemporary Art, Chongqing, China 
Asia Contemporary Art Exhibition 2017 - The Femininity of Asian Women Artists, Jeonbuk Museum of Art, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea
Flow - Arte Contemporanea Italiana e Cinese in Dialogo, Basilica Palladiana, Venice
Yell Space Programme Exhibition - Partial Archive, Yell Space, Shanghai

Beyond the Mirror Phase, Times Art Museum, Beijing
SHE: International Women Artists Exhibition, Long Museum, Shanghai
Contemporary - Talented Express, Art100 Gallery, Hong Kong
Half the Sky: Conversations with Women Artists in China, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing
Sense of Space, E-Moderne Gallerie, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Emptiness in Time, B ARTS Shanghai Art Center, Shanghai

The Exhibition of Annual of Contemporary Art of China 2014, Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing
A Touch of Classics: 100 Chinese Contemporary Works - Charles Jing Collection of Original Photo Prints, The China Millennium Monument, Beijing
Magnanimous, The China Millennium Monument, Beijing
Plan To Enter the Neighborhood, Chengdu International Cultural Art Centre, Chengdu, China
The Second Three Shadows Experimental Image Open Exhibition, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing
Breaking the Image: Skin Tones, Beijing Sishang Art Museum, Beijing
Abstract and Concept, Binfen Contemporary Art Museum, Beijing

Inspired by the Opera: Contemporary Chinese Photography and Video, Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago, Chicago
Onde É A China, Museo du Oriente, Lisbon, Portugal; Beijing World Art Museum, Beijing
The Third Criticism: Art Language, Today Art Museum, Beijing
The First Experimental Image Open Exhibition, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing
The ACC Art Ecology Observation Exhibition Tour, Today Art Museum, Beijing
Re-modernization: The 3rd Documentary Exhibition of Fine Arts, Hubei Art Museum, Wuhan, China
West Says East Says - Chinese Contemporary Art Research Exhibition, United Art Museum, Wuhan, China
Specials - Female Artist Salon, Manet Art Collection, Beijing
An Exhibition on Contemporary Digital Art in China, Today Art Museum, Beijing
Chinese Art in Brazil, Parque Ibirapuera, São Paulo
The 12th National Experimental Art Exhibition, Today Art Museum, Beijing
Long Scroll: Allegorization of the World, San Yuan Contemporary Art Center, Tianjin, China
Digital Triangle: Media Art Today in Korea-China-Japan, Alternative Space LOOP,  Seoul

Wǒmen (我们): Contemporary Chinese Art, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri
Chinese-Chinese American Contemporary Female Artists Living in the Material World, Center Art Gallery at Kaplan Hall, SUNY Orange, Newburgh, New York State
A Woman's View: New Chinese Art, South and East University Galleries, William Paterson University, Wayne, New Jersey
Passage to History: 20 Years of La Biennale di Venezia and Chinese Contemporary Art, Arsenale di Venezia, Venice; Museum of Contemporary Art Chengdu, Chengdu, China
Hot Pot: A Taste of Contemporary Chinese Art, Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro, Vermont
Portrait of the Times - 30 Years of Contemporary Chinese Art, Power Station of Art, Shanghai
Spectacle Reconstruction - Chinese Contemporary Art, Modem Centre for Modern and Contemporary Arts, Debrecen, Hungary
The Evolution, Avant-Garde Contemporary Art Center, Nanjing, China
Leader of the Contemporary, Today Art Museum, Beijing
Landscape - The Fifth International Biennial of Photography, Bogota, Colombia
De Beers Jewellery: Moments in Light, Sinan Mansion, Shanghai
U.F.O. A Project of Global Communication, FI Fang Lijun Art Space, Hong Kong

Omen: New Chinese Art, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai
Phoenix Symphony: Female Contemporary Arts, Tree Art Museum, Beijing
Conceptual Renewal, Si Shang Art Museum, Beijing
Coming Back, Shang Hu Flowing Art Museum, Beijing
TransMedia Art & Fashion, Shanghai Sculpture Space, Shanghai
Looking Awry, Iberia Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing
Fashionable Climax, Enjoy Museum, Beijing
RESTART, Spiritual Realm, Disillusion, Eli Klein Fine Art, New York
Dust from the Heart: Five Female Artists and their Journeys, Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong
Magnanimity - Collection of Atypical Works by 21 Chinese Artists, Whitebox Art Center, Beijing

Half the Sky - Women in the New Art of China, Leonard Pearlstein Gallery, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Scenes from Within: Contemporary Art from China, Blackbridge Hall Gallery, Georgia College, Milledgeville, Georgia
Video Series: Video Art from the New China, The Paul J. Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Twenty Years of China’s Visual Arts, Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai
Chengdu Biennale - Changing Vistas: Creative Duration, Chengdu, China
An Ode to Discernment, Eli Klein Fine Art, New York
Window in the Wall, Pearl Lam Fine Art, Shanghai

Reshaping History: Chinart from 2000 to 2009, China National Convention Center, Beijing
See From the Movie: The Mark of Contemporary Modern Art and Its Construction, Shenzhen OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen, China
What is Art, Times Art Museum, Beijing
Trans-Realism, Christie’s Rockefeller Center, New York

Collision - Experimental Cases of Contemporary Chinese Art, Art Museum of Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing
China: The Contemporary Rebirth, Palazzo Reale, Milan
Talk Statement, National Taiwan Museum on Fine Arts, Taipei; National Museum of China, Beijing
Translucence - Female Contemporary Art from China, La Centrale Électrique, Brussels, Belgium
China Narratives - The Fourth Chengdu Biennale, Chengdu, China
I Have a Dream: An International Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Carriage House Center for the Arts, Norwalk, Connecticut
Enantiomorphous: Art of Female, Whitebox Art Center, Beijing
The Home Court, Whitebox Art Center, Beijing

Our Future: Guy & Myriam Ullens Collection, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing
China Gold Exhibit, Maillol Museum, Paris
55 Days in Valencia - Chinese Art Meeting, Instituto Valencià d’Art Moderno, Valencia, Spain
Ongoing. Women, Mozen Art Museum, Beijing
Free Zone, BSI Art Collection, Lugano, Switzerland
Deep Breath - 19 Samples of Chinese Contemporary Female Artists, Creek Art Center, Shanghai
Transgressive Body/Reincarnated Flesh, Tape Club, Berlin
Say Cheese - About Smiling in Photography, ArtChina Gallery, Hamburg, Germany

China is Close, Naples Arts Building, Naples, Italy
China - Facing Reality, Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna
China New Media Arts Exhibition, Bundesministerin für Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur, Vienna
The First Today's Documents 2007 - Energy: Spirit, Body, Material, Today Art Museum, Beijing
Floating: New Generation of Art in China, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul
Reboot - The Third Chengdu Biennale, Chengdu, China
Thermocline of Art: New Asian Waves, Zentrum fur Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany
Engagements and Estrangements: Video Art from China, Chinese Contemporary Xchange Art Projects, Toronto
Artist in the Wonderland, The Baltic Sea Cultural Centre, Gdansk, Poland
The Screen-Eye or the New Image - 100 Videos to Rethink the World, Casino Museum, Luxembourg
Historias Interrumpidas, Video Art Exhibition, Valencia, Spain
Zoom on China, Vanvitelliano, Brescia, Italy

The International Digital Art Award 2006, Art Museum of Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
The Thirteen: Chinese Video Now, The Museum of Modern Art PS1, New York
Plato and His Seven Spirits, Shenzhen OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen, China
Post Nora Contemporary Art Exhibition, Today Art Museum, Beijing
Seoul International Photography Festival, Ancient Seoul Station, Seoul
Between the Observer and the Observed - The Second Lianzhou International Photography Festival, Lianzhou, China
2006 International Photography Festival, Moscow
5x7 - The First Pingyao Photo Biennial, Pingyao, China
Woman in a Society of Double-Sexuality, Tang Contemporary Art, Bangkok and Beijing

New Media Collection 1965-2005 Centre Pompidou, CaixaForum, Barcelona; Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei; Miami Art Central, Miami, Florida; Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne, Australia; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
ElectroScape International New Media Art Exhibition, Shanghai Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai
Contour - The 2nd Biennale for Video Art, Oude Stadsfeestzaal, Mechelen, Belgium
Always to the Front - China Contemporary Art, Guandu Art Museum, Taipei
Conspire - The First Exhibition of TS1 Contemporary Art Center, TS1 Contemporary Art Center, Beijing
Art: What Was Make-Believe Has Become True, Shenzhen OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen, China
Archaeology of the Future - The Second Triennial of Chinese Art, Nanjing Museum, Nanjing, China
Dual Vision - The First Lianzhou International Photography Festival, Lianzhou, China

Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China, International Center of Photography and Asia Society, New York; Smart Museum of Art and Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California; The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
Untitled: Julia Loktev, Julika, Cui Xiuwen, Tate Modern, London
Génération Vidéo, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris
Out the Window - Spaces of Distraction, The Japan Foundation Forum, Tokyo
Spellbound Aura - The New Vision of Chinese Photography, Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taipei
China, the Body Everywhere?, Musee d’Art Contemporain, Marseilles, France
The 11th Nippon International Performance Art Festival, Tokyo

New Zone Chinese Art, Zacheta National Art Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
City_net Asia 2003, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul
Alors, la Chine?, Centre Pompidou, Paris
Everyday - Contemporary art from Japan, China, Korea and Thailand, Kunstforeningen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Chinese Art Today - The First Prague Biennale, Prague, Czech Republic
The First Israel International Photography Biennale, Tel Aviv, Israel 

The First Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
Under_Construction, The Japan Foundation Asia Center, Tokyo
C'est Pas Du Cinéma, Le Fresnoy - Studio National des Arts Contemporains, Paris
The 2nd Women's Art Festival, Seoul Women's Community Center, Seoul
Ctrl-Z - Contemporary Art Exhibition, TaiKang Up Space, Beijing
Run Jump Crawl Walk, The High Seas Art Center, Beijing

Dialogue - Others, Bari City Museum, Bari, Italy
Beijing with Contradiction, Oulun Taidemuseo, Oulu, Finland; Suomen valokuvataiteen museo, Helsinki, Finland
Up - Rice, Museum of Site (MOST), Hong Kong; House for the Arts, Singapore; The National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Constructed Reality, Pao Galleries, Hong Kong Arts Center, Hong Kong
China - Germany New Media Art Week, Zang Ku New Media Art Center, Beijing

Australia New Media Exhibition, Australia New Media Art Department, North Hobart, Australia

Difference of Surprise, Ryder Art Center, Beijing

Gender Platform, Teda Contemporary Art Museum, Tianjin, China

Contemporary Chinese Oil Painting, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai



Most Influential Artist of the Year, Award of Art China



National Museum of China, Beijing
Centre Pompidou, Paris
The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
AW Asia Foundation, New York
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Instituto Valencià d’Art Moderno, Valencia, Spain
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine
M+ Uli Sigg Collection, Hong Kong
Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing
BSI Art Foundation, Lugano, Switzerland