Huang Rui
Born 1952 in Beijing. Lives and works in Beijing.
 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021
Huang Rui - The Way of Abstraction, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing

2019
Huang Rui - Stars Flag | Fire in Water, Danysz Gallery, Shanghai

2017
Huang Rui Ink Painting (1980s-1990s), Huang Rui Cloud House, Beijing 

2018
Huang Rui: Completion Ceremony of Snake Nest, Huang Rui Cloud House, Beijing
The Sketched Drafts of Huang Rui Cloud House, Huang Rui Cloud House, Beijing

2016
Huang Rui: Space - Japan Period, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing
Huang Rui: Space - Japan Period, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong
Huang Rui: 1976, Zürcher Gallery, Paris
In Search of Trigrams, Performance Art, Zürcher Gallery, Paris

2015
Huang Rui: Language-Color, Zürcher Gallery, New York

2014
Huang Rui: Space Structure 1983-1986, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong
Erotic × Huang Rui: Works on Paper 1981-2014, Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Beijing
Huang Rui: Black and White, Magda Danysz Gallery, Shanghai

2013
Huang Rui: The Wasteland Series, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing

2012
Huang Rui: Woman - Outdoor Sculpture Show, German Embassy, Beijing
Huang Rui: Language-Color, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong
Huang Rui: Ping-Pong, Shanghai Tang, Hong Kong
Huang Rui: I-Ching, Opposite House, Beijing

2011
Huang Rui: CZECHINA, Embassy Art Gallery at the Embassy of the Czech Republic, Beijing
Huang Rui Solo Exhibition, Space Hongjee, Seoul
Huang Rui: I JOY YOU JOY, 604 Gallery, Busan, South Korea

2009
Huang Rui: Animal Time: 1204-2009, Coudenberg Museum, Brussels, Belgium
Huang Rui: COMERCHINA, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong
COMERCHINA: Huang Rui Solo Exhibition, Chinese Contemporary, Beijing

2008
Huang Rui: Chinese History in Animal Time, Beijing Angle Modern Art, Beijing; Museo delle Mura, Rome, Italy
Beijing 2008: Huang Rui, Sala 1-Centro Internazionale d'Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy

2007
Huang Rui: The Stars’ Times 1977-1984, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
Huang Rui: Chai-Na/China, Les Rencontres d’Arles Photography Festival, Arles, France
Huang Rui: Texts are the Legacy of Great Thought!, Chinese Contemporary, New York
OPEN: Huang Rui’s Studio, 798 Art District, Beijing

2006
Huang Rui: Chairman Mao 10,000 RMB, Chinese Contemporary, Beijing
Huang Rui: One Country Two Systems Remains Unchanged for 50 Years, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong

2000
Huang Rui: Non-Existent Journey IV, Osaka Contemporary Art Center, Osaka, Japan
Huang Rui: Non-Existent Journey III, KCAL Kansai Contemporary Art Laboratory, Osaka, Japan
Huang Rui, Kaze Gallery, Osaka, Japan

1999
Huang Rui: Beijing 0:00, Performance Art, Wenzi Gallery, Tokyo

1998
Huang Rui Solo Exhibition, JF Mayer Galerie, Marseille, France
Huang Rui Solo Exhibition, Kaze Gallery, Osaka, Japan

1997
Huang Rui Solo Exhibition, Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo
Huang Rui Solo Exhibition, Bricollage Gallery, Osaka, Japan
Huang Rui Solo Exhibition, Kaze Gallery, Osaka, Japan
Huang Rui: I-Ching + Planned Road, Nishetenma District, Osaka, Japan

1996
Huang Rui Solo Exhibition, Kaibundo Gallery, Kobe, Japan

1995
Huang Rui: Wood + Water + Paper, Ruine der Kunst, Berlin
Huang Rui Solo Exhibition, Galerie Bellefroid, Paris
Huang Rui Solo Exhibition, Kaze Gallery, Osaka, Japan
Huang Rui: Water +, Abenosuji Gallery, Osaka, Japan
Huang Rui: Erguotou Spirit + Ruins, Performance at Guanyuan Demolition Area, Beijing

1994
Huang Rui: Water + Fish, Huang Rui’s Studio, Beijing
Huang Rui: Water + Bamboo, Huang Rui’s Studio, Beijing
Huang Rui Solo Exhibition, Gallery Ueda, Tokyo
Huang Rui Solo Exhibition, Kaibundo Gallery, Kobe, Japann

1993
Huang Rui: 100th Anniversary of Chairman Mao, Ai Weiwei’s Studio, Beijing

1992
Huang Rui Solo Exhibition, Modern Chinese Art Center, Osaka, Japan
Huang Rui Solo Exhibition, International Art Museum, Beijing (Banned before opening)
Huang Rui Solo Exhibition, September Gallery, Beijing (Banned before opening)
Huang Rui: Water +, Huang Rui’s Studio, Beijing
Huang Rui Solo Exhibition, Kaze Gallery, Osaka, Japan

1991
Huang Rui Solo Exhibition, Kaibundo Gallery, Kobe, Japan
Huang Rui Solo Exhibition, Gallery Ueda, Tokyo

1990
Huang Rui Solo Exhibition, Osaka Contemporary Art Center, Osaka, Japan
Huang Rui Solo Exhibition, Modern Chinese Art Center, Osaka, Japan
Huang Rui Solo Exhibition, Kaze Gallery, Osaka, Japan

1989
Huang Rui Exhibition, Tor Road Gallery, Kobe, Japan

1988
Huang Rui Solo Exhibition, Modern Chinese Art Center, Osaka, Japann

1987
Huang Rui Solo Exhibition, Kaze Gallery, Osaka, Japan

1986
Huang Rui Solo Exhibition, Gallery Ueda Warehouse, Tokyo
Huang Rui Exhibition, Modern Chinese Art Center, Osaka, Japan
Huang Rui Solo Exhibition, Tor Road Gallery, Kobe, Japan

1985
Huang Rui Solo Exhibition, Kaze Gallery, Osaka, Japan
Huang Rui Solo Exhibition, Tor Road Gallery, Kobe, Japan

1984
Huang Rui Solo Exhibition, Central Gallery, Osaka, Japan
Huang Rui Solo Exhibition, Gallery Ueda, Tokyo

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020
Traces of Actions: Asian Abstract Art from Long Museum Collection, Long Museum, Shanghai
Duration: Transformation in Chinese Art, Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing
When Speed Become Form, Live in Your Screen, Wind H Art Center, Beijing
The Stillness Within, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong
CLEAN, SPURS Gallery, Beijing
We Will Meet Again: Tokyo Gallery + BTAP 70th Anniversary Special Exhibition, Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, Beijing
El Lissitzky's Rooms, Surplus Space, Wuhan, China

2019
A Beast, A God, and A Line, Kunsthall Trondheim, Trondheim, Norway
Stars 1979, OCAT Institute, Beijing
2019 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture Sub-venue - Coordinates: Theatre, Qiaotou Community of Baoan District, Shenzhen, China
River Flowing without a Beacon, 1979, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing
Summer Show, Boers-Li Gallery, New York

2018
40×40: From 1978 to 2018 - Art History Shaped by 40 Artists, Powerlong Museum, Shanghai
Exchange and Practice: An Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Art, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing
On Paper, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing
Yukihito Tabata with Chinese Contemporary Art 1989-2018, Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, Beijing

2017
Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World, Guggenheim Museum, New York
798 Archives, Jeju Biennale, Jeju, South Korea
Shanghai Project, Himalayas Art Museum, Shanghai
Salon Salon: Fine Art Practices from 1972 to 1982 in Profile - A Beijing Perspective, Inside-Out Art Museum, Beijing
Anren Biennale: Rhotic of Genealogy, OCT Anren, Anren, China
Referencing Alexander Calder: A Dialogue in Contemporary Chinese Art, Klein Sun Gallery, New York
Huang Rui and Rong Rong: Photo Symbiosis, Three Shadows Photography Art Center, Beijing 

2016
M+ Sigg Collection: Four Decades of Chinese Contemporary Art, M+ Museum, Hong Kong
Freeman - Performance, Three Shadows Xiamen Photography Art Center, Xiamen, China
China in Search of Words - Beijing LIVE International Performance Art Festival, Danish Cultural Center, Beijing
China Beyond Action, Kylin Contemporary Center of Art, Beijing
9817711: Regional History and Zeitgeist of Northeast Asia, U-Find Infinity Contemporary Art Gallery, Xi’an, China
Beijing 798 Genesis (2002-2006), Song Zhuang Art Center, Beijing
I-CHING: Performance Art at 11th Edition of Live Action, Gothenburg/Boras, Sweden
Punch Punch Punch - Enduring Magnetism: Huang Rui, Gao Brothers, Zhang Dali, 1 × 3 Gallery, Beijing

2015
CHINA 8, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany; Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany
Agitprop!, Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York
Focus Beijing, Museum Van Boijmans Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Under the Surface: Chinese Contemporary Art Re-enlightenment: From 1979 to 1984, Xi’an Art Museum, Xi’an, China
The Civil Power, Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing
Commemoration 85, Xinhua Art Museum, Shanghai
Black and White Cats: Huang Rui and Wang Keping Duo Exhibition, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong, China

2014
Meaning Matter, Magda Danysz Gallery, Shanghai
Insight, Magda Danysz Gallery, Shanghai
The UN-OFFICIALS: Art before 85, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing

2013
Arte Biennale: The Grand Canal, Museo Diocesano, Venice, Italy
Light before Dawn, Asia Society Hong Kong Center, Hong Kong
The Change of Essence: Shenzhen Public Sculpture Exhibition 2013, West side of the South Square of Shenzhen Central Book City, Shenzhen, China
Digital Live, Xiaozhou Village, Guangzhou, China

2012
Chai-na/China Signs: Works by Huang Rui and Ko Siu Lan, Slought Foundation and the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
RAZE, Péking Fine Arts, Beijing
Daydreaming with…, ArtisTree, Hong Kong

2011
Documentation of Chinese Performance Art Exhibition, Songzhuang Art Museum, Beijing
Blooming in the Shadows: Unofficial Chinese Art, 1974-1985, China Institute, New York
Red, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong
Breaking Away - An Abstract Art Exhibition, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing
Black White, Zero Field Art Center, Beijing
Guangzhou LIVE Performance Art Festival, Xiaozhou Village, Guangzhou, China
LOVE and HOPE, Iberia Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing

2010
Reshaping History: Chinese Art from 2001 to 2009, National Convention Center, Beijing
Let’s Do I-Ching, Czech Republic Pavilion Day, Shanghai World Expo, Shanghai (Canceled by Expo Security Council)
Warm Winter Arts Project, Three Shadows Photography Art Center, Beijing (Canceled by Chaoyang District Public Security Bureau)
Kollowitz and Chinese Artists, Artmia Art Center, Beijing Emptiness, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong
Huang Rui and Dai Guangyu: Recent Works, Galerie Adler, Paris
Erotic, Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Beijing
Warm Winter Arts Project, Zhengyang Art District, 008 Art District, and Dongying Art District, Beijing

2009
Performance at The 5th International Biennale Ceramic Art Exhibition, Icheon Museum of Ceramics, Icheon, South Korea
Asian Art in Characters, 604 Gallery, Busan, South Korea
OPEN: Performance Art Festival, Open Art Gallery, Beijing
Berlin Wall Memorial Exhibition: 20th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall Ceremony, Berlin
Berlin Wall Memorial Exhibition, German Embassy Garden, Beijing
Images of China: The City Flag, Qujiang District Art Center and Dayan Pagoda Square, Xi’an, China

2008
China Avant-Garde, Groninger Museum, Groningen, Netherlands
Christian Dior & Chinese Artists, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing
Shanghai Contemporary Outdoor Exhibition: Sichuan Forever, Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai
Earthquake, Art Channel, Beijing
Interval of Silence, Redstar Gallery, Beijing
Case Studies of Artists in Art History, SZ Art Center, Beijing
Memory of China, Galerie Zdenek Sklenar, Prague, Czech Republic

2007
CHINA NOW: Reincarnation of Chinese Contemporary Art, Cobra Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
China Action, Louisiana Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark
Made in China: Contemporary Art Exhibition, Louisiana Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark
Chinese Performance Art Photography, Inter Gallery, Beijing

2006
Create History: Commemoration Exhibition of Chinese Modern Art in the 1980s, OCAT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen, China
CHINA NOW: Reincarnation of Chinese Contemporary Art, Sammllung Essl Museum, Vienna, Austria
Dadao International Performance Festival, 798 Art District, Beijing
Wilderness Environment Art Plan, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong
DIAF2006: Soldiers at the Gate, 706 Space, Beijing
DIAF2006: Transborder Language, 798 Art District, Beijing

2005
Cubism in Asia, National Museum of Modern Art of Japan, Tokyo
Convergence Art Exhibition, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing
From Yuanmingyuan to the 798: Performance Art, 798 Art District, Beijing
Transparent Box, Jianwai Soho, Beijing
Forge the Fable, Zero Field Art Center, Beijing
DIAF2005 Third Edition: Transborder Language, 798 Art District, Beijing

2004
DIAF2004: Transborder Language, 798 Art District, Beijing
Multiple Definitions: Imaginary Community, Crystal City, Tianjin, China

2003
DIAF First Edition: Transborder Language, Beijing Tokyo Art Projects, Beijing
Reconstruct 798: Dashanzi Art District Event, 798 Art District, Beijing
Blue Sky Exposure: Anti-SARS Exhibition, 798 Art District and Yizhuang, Beijing
Left Hand, Right Hand, 798 Art District, Beijing

2002
Theater of Our Lives, Hyogo Prefecture Museum of Art, Kobe, Japan
China International Performance Art Festival 02, Banpo Museum, Xi’an, China
The First Guangzhou Triennial, Guangzhou Museum, Guangzhou, China
Beijing Floating World, Beijing Tokyo Art Projects, Beijing
First Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China

2001
Promenade in Asia, Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo
Dream 2001: Contemporary Chinese Art Exhibition, Red Mansion Foundation, London

2000
Choi Suk Ho and Huang Rui, Gallery Gu, Seo-Cho Visual Art Institute, Seoul
Documentation of Chinese Avant-Garde Art in the 1990s, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
The Stars: Twenty Years, Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo
Battle to a 2001: Gozo Yoshimasu and Huang Rui, Gallery Shimada, Kobe, Japan

1999
Memories of One Hundred Years, Huang Rui’s Studio, Osaka, Japan
Nippon Performance Art Festival, Osaka, Japan
True, Hirano, Osaka, Japan
New I-Ching: 64 Divinations of June 4, Central Park, Hong Kong

1998
Julien Blaine Studio Performance Day, Galerie Municipale de Sextius, Aix en Provence, France
NIPAF 8: Nippon Performance Art Festival, [itinerary: Tokyo; Nagano, Japan; Nagoya, Japan]
NIPAF a Paris, Japan Cultural Center, Paris
Art Performance, Art Action, Fringe Club, Hong Kong
Guan Yin, Dainembutsu-ji, Osaka, Japan
Floating City, Rokk Island, Kobe, Japan
Today: Twenty Years: Japan-China International Art Festival, Hamarikyu Asahi Multi-purpose Hall, Tokyo

1997
Chinese Abstraction and Beyond, Hong Kong Arts Center, Hong Kong
Modern de Hirano, Kumata Shino Shrine, Osaka, Japan
Imaginary Trip: Eiji Okubo and Huang Rui Exhibition, Huang Rui’s Studio, Osaka, Japan
The Fourth Rokk Island Open Air Art Festival, Marine Park, Kobe, Japan

1996
The Origins and Myths of New Fine Art from Japan, China, and Korea, The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Japan
From East of Eurasia, Oxy Gallery, Osaka, Japan
Chinese Modern Arts, Gallery Asur, Oslo, Norway

1995
New Paintings from Chinese Artists, Alisan Fine Arts Gallery, Hong Kong

1994
Asian Art Now, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
The Stars: Chinese Modern Art and Culture, Kunsterhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt, German

1993
The Stars: Fifteen Years, Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo

1992
Asian Wave, Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo
Art Now II: Twelve Artists and the New Horizon in the 1990s, Hyogo Prefecture Museum of Modern Art, Kobe, Japan

1990
Ma Desheng, Huang Rui and Wang Keping, Han Art Gallery, Taipei

1989
World of Ink, SOGO Otsu Museum of Art, Otsu, Japan
Ink Exhibition, Center for Chinese Modern Art, Osaka, Japan
The Stars 10 Years, Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong

1987
Materials of the Stars Group, Harvard University Culture Center, Boston
Six Artists from the Stars Group, Art Wave Gallery, New York

1985
Ma Desheng and Huang Rui: Duo Exhibition, Center for Modern Art of Osaka Prefecture, Osaka, Japan

1983
Ma Desheng, Huang Rui, and Wang Keping: Three People Exhibition, Zixin Road Primary School, Beijing (Canceled during the exhibition) 

1980
The Second Star Art Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing

1979
The Star Art Exhibition, Outside of National Art Museum of China, Beijing (Canceled during the exhibition)
The First Star Art Exhibition, Huafangzhai, Beijing

 

PUBLICATIONS

2016 
SPACE | Huang Rui: Japan Period 1984-2000. Edited by Huang Rui. Asia One Books, Beijing

2015
Huang Rui Language Form: 1990-2015. Edited by Huang Rui. Thinking Hands, Beijing

2014
Erotic × Huang Rui: Works on Paper 1981-2014. Asia One Books, Hong Kong
Huang Rui: Space Structure 1983-2014. Edited by Huang Rui. Asia One Books, Hong Kong

2013
A Constellation of Stars - Huang Rui and Ma Desheng: Art Editors 1978-1983. Edited by lona Whittaker. Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Beijing
Huang Rui The Waste Land Series 2011-2013. Edited by Thinking Hands. Translated by Yuan Alice, Lu Wanwan, and Wong Rose. Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing

2012
Huang Rui: The Stars Period 1977-1984. Edited by Huang Rui. Asia One Books, Hong Kong

2009
1989: 365 Art Days in China and Germany. Edition Global, Munich, Germany
COMERCHINA. Chinese Contemporary + Thinking Hands, Beijing

2008
Beijing 798: Reflections on “Factory” of Art. Sichuan Fine Arts Publishing House, Chengdu, China

2006
Selected Works of Mao Tsetung (Volume VI). Timezone 8+Thinking Hands, Beijing

2004
Beijing 798. Timezone 8 + Thinking Hands, Beijing

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow, Russia
UNIDEE Art Foundation, Biella, Italy
China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing
White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
Taikang Space, Beijing
Three Shadows Photography Art Center, Beijing
Blue Mountain Contemporary Art, Israel