Huang Rui

Born 1952 in Beijing, China. Lives and works in Beijing, China

Solo Exhibitions

2018

“Huang Rui: Space Structure,” Armory Show, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, New York, NY

2017

“Huang Rui: 1989,” Frieze Masters, London, UK

“Ping Pong,” Performance, LA Art Show, Los Angeles, CA

2016

“Huang Rui: 1976," Zürcher Gallery, Paris, France

“In Search of Trigrams,” Performance Art, Zürcher Gallery, Paris, France

“Huang Rui Space – Japan Period,” Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, China

“Huang Rui Space – Japan Period,” 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong, China

2015

“Language-Color,” Zürcher Gallery, New York, NY

2014

“Black and White Cats 49, Then?” Performance Art, 10 Chancery Lane Galllery, Hong Kong, China

“Erotic × Huang Rui: Works on Paper 1981-2014,” Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Beijing, China

“Space Structure 1983-1986,” 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong

“Black and White,” MD Gallery, Shanghai, China

2013

“The Wasteland Series,” Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, China

2012

“Woman,” Outdoor Sculpture Show, German Embassy, Beijing, China

“Ping-Pong,” Shanghai Tang, Hong Kong, China

“Language-Color,” 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong, China

“I-Ching,” Opposite House, Beijing, China

2011

“Huang Rui Exhibition,” Space Hongjee, Soeul, South Korea

“I JOY YOU JOY,” 604 Gallery, Busan, South Korea

“CZECHINA,” Embassy Art Gallery, Embassy of the Crzech Republic, Beijing, China

2009

“Animal Time: 1204-2009,” Coudenberg Museum, Brussels, Belgium

“COMERCHINA,” Chinese Contemporary, Beijing, China

“COMERCHINA,” 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong, China

2008

“Chinese History in Animal Time,” Beijing Angle Modern Art, Beijing, China; Museo delle Mura, Rome, Italy

“Beijing 2008: Huang Rui,” Sala 1, Rome, Italy

2007

“Huang Rui: The Stars’ Times 1977-1984,” He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China

“Chai-Na/China,” Les Rencontres d’Arles Photography Festival, Arles, France

“Texts are the Legacy of Great Thought!” Chinese Contemporary, New York, NY

“OPEN,” Huang Rui’s Studio, 798 Art District, Beijing, China

2006

“Chairman Mao 10,000 RMB,” Chinese Contemporary, Beijing, China

“One Country Two Systems Remains Unchanged for 50 Years,” 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong, China

2000

“Non-Existent Journey IV,” Osaka Contemporary Art Center, Osaka, Japan

“Non-Existent Journey III,” KCAL Kansai Contemporary Art Laboratory, Osaka, Japan

“Huang Rui,” Kaze Gallery, Osaka, Japan

1999

“Beijing 0:00,” Performance Art, Wenzi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1998

“Huang Rui Exhibition,” JF Mayer Galerie, Mareseille, France

“Huang Rui Exhibition,” Kaze Gallery, Osaka, Japan

1997

“Huang Rui Exhibition,” Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

“Huang Rui Exhibition,” Bricollage Gallery, Osaka, Japan

“Huang Rui Exhibition,” Kaze Gallery, Osaka, Japan

“I-Ching + Planned Road,” Performance Art, Nishetenma District, Osaka, Japan

1996

“Huang Rui Exhibition,” Kaibundo Gallery, Kobe, Japan

1995

“Wood + Water + Paper,” Ruine der Kunst, Berlin, Germany

“Huang Rui Exhibition,” Galerie Bellefroid, Paris, France

“Huang Rui Exhibition,” Kaze Gallery, Osaka, Japan

“Water + ,” Abenosuji Gallery, Osaka, Japan

“Erguotou Spirit + Ruins,” Performance Art, Guanyuan Demolition Area, Beijing, China

1994

“Water + Fish,” Huang Rui’s Studio, Beijing, China

“Water + Bamboo,” Huang Rui’s Studio, Beijing China

“Huang Rui Exhibition,” Gallery Ueda, Tokyo, Japan

“Huang Rui Exhibition,” Kaibundo Gallery, Kobe, Japan

1993

“100th Anniversary of Chairman Mao,” Ai Weiwei’s Studio, Beijing, China

1992

“Huang Rui Exhibition,” International Art Museum, Beijing, China (Banned)

“Huang Rui Exhibition,” September Gallery, Beijing, China (Banned)

“Water + ,” Huang Rui’s Studio, Beijing, China

“Huang Rui Exhibition,” Modern Chinese Art Center, Osaka, Japan

“Huang Rui Exhibition,” Kaze Gallery, Osaka, Japan

1991

“Huang Rui Exhibition,” Kaibundo Gallery, Kobe, Japan

“Huang Rui Exhibition,” Gallery Ueda, Tokyo, Japan

1990

“Huang Rui Exhibition,” Osaka Contemporary Art Center, Osaka, Japan

“Huang Rui Exhibition,” Kaze Gallery, Osaka, Japan

“Huang Rui Exhibition,” Modern Chinese Art Center, Osaka, Japan

1989

“Huang Rui Exhibition,” Tor Road Gallery, Kobe, Japan

1988

“Huang Rui Exhibition,” Modern Chinese Art Center, Osaka, Japan

1987

“Huang Rui Exhibition,” Kaze Gallery, Osaka, Japan

1986

“Huang Rui Exhibition,” Gallery Ueda Warehouse, Tokyo, Japan

“Huang Rui Exhibition,” Modern Chinese Art Center, Osaka, Japan

“Huang Rui Exhibition,” Tor Road Gallery, Kobe, Japan

1985

“Huang Rui Exhibition,” Kaze Gallery, Osaka, Japan

“Huang Rui Exhibition,” Tor Road Gallery, Kobe, Japan

1984

“Huang Rui Exhibition,” Central Gallery, Osaka, Japan

“Huang Rui Exhibition,” Gallery Ueda, Tokyo, Japan

Group Exhibitions

2018

“On Paper,” Boers-Li Gallery, China

“Exchange and Practice: An Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Art,” Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

2017

“Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World,” Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

"Huang Rui and Rong Rong: Photo Symbiosis," Three Shadows Photography Art Center, Beijing, China

 “Three Stone Islets,” Anren Biennale, Sichuan, China
“Frieze Sculpture,” Frieze Masters, London, UK

“Shanghai Project,” Himalayas Art Museum, Shanghai, China

"798 Archives," Jeju Biennale, Jeju, Korea

2016

“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

“China Beyond Action,” Kylin Contemporary Center of Art, Beijing, China

“9817711: Regional History and Zeitgeist of Northeast Asia,” Xi An China Beijing 798 Genesis (2002-2006), Song Zhuang Art Center, Beijing, China

“I-CHING, Performance Art, 11th Edition of Live Action,” Gothenburg/Boras, Sweden

“Punch Punch Punch: Enduring Magnetism,” 1 × 3 Gallery, Beijing, China

2015

“Commemoration 85,” Xinhua Art Museum, Shanghai, China

“‘Under the Surface’ Chinese Contemporary Art Re-enlightenment: From 1979 to 1984,” Xi’an Art Museum, Xi’an, China

“The Civil Power,” Special Invited Unit, Opening Exhibition, Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing, China

“Black and White Cats: Huang Rui and Wang Keping Duo Exhibition,” 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong, China

“CHINA 8,” Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany

“Agitprop!” Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, NY

“Focus Beijing,” Museum Van Boijmans Beuningen, Rotterdam, Holland

2014

“Meaning Matter,” Magda Danysz Gallery, Shanghai, China

“The UN-OFFICIALS – Art before 85,” Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, China

“Right is Wrong / Four Decades of Chinese Art from M+ Sigg Collection,” Bildmuseet, Umeå, Sweden

2013

“The Change of Essence,” The Shenzhen Public Sculpture Exhibition 2013, Shenzhen, China

“Digital Live,” Xiaozhou Village, Guangzhou, China

“Venice Biennale,” Venice, Italy

“Light before Dawn,” Asia Society Hong Kong Center, Hong Kong, China

2012

“RAZE,” Péking Fine Arts, Beijing, China

“Daydreaming with…” ArtisTree, Hong Kong, China

“Chai-na/China Signs: Works by Huang Rui and Ko Siu Lan,” Slought Foundation and the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

2011

“Guangzhou LIVE Performance Art Festival,” Xiaozhou Village, Guangzhou, China

“Blooming in the Shadows: Unofficial Chinese Art, 1974-1985,” China Institute, New York, NY

“Red,” 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong, China

“LOVE and HOPE,” Iberia Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

“Black White,” Zero Field Art Center, Beijing, China

“Documentation of Chinese Performance Art Exhibition,” Songzhuang Art Museum, Beijing, China

2010

“Emptiness,” 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong, China

“Huang Rui and Dai Guangyu: Recent Works,” Galerie Adler, Paris, France

“Reshaping History: Chinese Art from 2001 to 2009,” National Convention Center, Beijing, China

“Let’s Do I-Ching,” Czech Republic Pavilion Day, Shanghai World Expo, Shanghai, China (Canceled by Expo Security Council)

“Erotic,” Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Beijing, China

“Warm Winter Arts Project,” Three Shadows Photography Art Center, Beijing, China (Canceled by Chaoyang District Public Security Bureau)

“Kollowitz and Chinese Artists,” Artmia Art Center, Beijing, China

“Warm Winter Arts Project,” Zhengyang, 008, and Dongying Art Districts, Beijing, China

2009

“Warm Winter Arts Project,” Zhengyang Art District, Beijing, China

“Asian Art in Characters,” 604 Gallery, Busan, South Korea

“OPEN,” Performance Art Festival, Open Art Gallery, Beijing, China

“Berlin Wall Memorial Exhibition,” 20th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall Ceremony, Berlin, Germany

“Berlin Wall Memorial Exhibition,” Garden, German Embassy, Beijing, China

“Images of China: The City Flag,” Qujiang District Art Center and Dayan Pagoda Square, Xi’an, China

“The 5th International Biennale Ceramic Art Exhibition,” Performance Art, Expo Park, Icheon, Korea

2008

“Christian Dior & Chinese Artists,” Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

“SH Contemporary Outdoor Exhibition: Sichuan Forever,” Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China

“China Avant-Garde,” Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands

“Earthquake,” Art Channel, Beijing, China

“Interval of Silence,” Redstar Gallery, Beijing, China

“Case Studies of Artists in Art History,” SZ Art Center, Beijing, China

“Memory of China,” Galerie Zdenek Sklenar, Prague, Czech Republic

2007

“CHINA NOW: Reincarnation of Chinese Contemporary Art,” Cobra Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

“China Action,” Louisiana Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark

“Made in China: Contemporary Art Exhibition,” Louisiana Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark

“Chinese Performance Art Photography,” Inter Art Center/ Gallery, Beijing China

2006

“Create History: Commemoration Exhibition of Chinese Modern Art in the 1980s,” OCAT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen, China

“Dadao International Performance Festival,” 798 Art District, Beijing, China

“Wilderness Environment Art Plan,” 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong, China

“CHINA NOW: Reincarnation of Chinese Contemporary Art,” Sammllung Essl Museum, Vienna, Austria

“Soldiers at the Gate, DIAF2006,” 706 Space, 798 Art District, Beijing, China

“Transborder Language, DIAF2006,” 798 Art District, Beijing, China

2005

“From Yuanmingyuan to the 798,” Performance Art, 798 Art District, Beijing, China

“Cubism in Asia,” National Museum of Modern Art of Japan, Tokyo, Japan

“Transparent Box,” Jianwai Soho, Beijing, China

“Convergence Art Exhibition,” Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, 798 Art District, Beijing, China

“Forge the Fable,” Zero Field Art Center, Beijing, China

“Transborder Language, DIAF2005 Third Edition,” 798 Art District, Beijing, China

2004

“Transborder Language, DIAF2004,” 798 Art District, Beijing, China

“Multiple Definitions: Imaginary Community,” Crystal City, Tianjin, China

2003

“Transborder Language, DIAF First Edition,” Beijing Tokyo Art Projects, Beijing, China

“Reconstruct 798: Dashanzi Art District Event,” 798 Art District, Beijing, China

“Blue Sky Exposure: Anti-SARS Exhibition,” 798 Art District and Yizhuang, Beijing, China

“Left Hand, Right Hand,” 798 Art District, Beijing, China

2002

“Beijing Floating World,” Beijing Tokyo Art Projects, Beijing, China

“CIPAF 02,” Banpo Museum, Xi’an, China

“The First Guangzhou Triennial,” Guangzhou Museum, Guangzhou, China

“First Pingyao International Photography Festival,” Pingyao, China

“Theater of Our Lives,” Hyogo Prefecture Museum of Art, Kobe, Japan

2001

“Promenade in Asia,” Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

“Dream 2001: Contemporary Chinese Art Exhibition,” Red Mansion Foundation, London, UK

2000

“The Stars: Twenty Years,” Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

“Documentation of Chinese Avant-Garde Art in the 1990s,” Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan

“Choi Suk Ho and Huang Rui,” Gallery Gu, Seo-Cho Visual Art Institute, Seoul, South Korea

“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, China

1998

“NIPAF 8: Nippon Performance Art Festival,” Nagano, Nagoya, Tokyo, Japan

“Julien Blaine Studio Performance Day,” Galerie Municipale de Sextius, Aix en Provence, France

“NIPAF a Paris,” Japan Cultural Center, Paris, France

“Art Performance, Art Action,” Fringe Club, Hong Kong, China

“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, Japan

1997

“Chinese Abstraction and Beyond,” Hong Kong Arts Center, Hong Kong, China

“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

“Chinese Modern Arts,” Gallery Asur, Oslo, Norway

“From East of Eurasia,” Oxy Gallery, Osaka, Japan

“The Origins and Myths of New Fine Art from Japan, China, and Korea,” The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Japan

1995

“New Paintings from Chinese Artists,” Alisan Fine Arts Gallery, Hong Kong, China

1994

“The Stars: Chinese Modern Art and Culture,” Kunsterhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt, Germany

“Asian Art Now,” Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan

1993

“The Stars: Fifteen Years,” Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1992

“Asian Wave,” Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

“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, Taiwan

Awards

2015

TOP20 Young Photographers, Chinese Contemporary Emerging Photographer 2015, China

2014

NF Media ART 289, Magazine New Force 2014, China

2010

3rd Turner Modern Art Award, 1st Prize, Italy

2005

Pingyao International Photography Festival, Outstanding Photographer Creation Fund Award, China

Artist-in-Residency

2011

Unidee Art Foundation, Italy

Selected Public Collections

Guangdong Art Museum, Guangzhou, China

Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow, Russia

UNIDEE Art Foundation, Biella, Italy

CAFA (China Central Academy of Fine Arts), Beijing, China

White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney, Australia

Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany

Taikang Space, Beijing, China

Three Shadows Photography Art Center, Beijing, China

Blue Mountain Contemporary Art, Israel