Miao Xiaochun
Born 1964 in Wuxi, China. Professor in the Department of Photography and Digital Media at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China. Guest Professor at the State Academy of Fine Arts and Design (HfG) Karlsruhe, Germany from 2016 to 2017. Currently lives and works in Beijing, China. 

Education

1999    M.A. Kunsthochschule Kassel, Kassel, Germany

1989    M.A. Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China 

Solo Exhibitions
2019

“01 Variable Cycle: Miao Xiaochun 2006-2018,” OCT Art & Design Gallery, Shenzhen, China

2016  
“Echo,” Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris, France
“Metamorphosis,” Klein Sun Gallery, New York, NY

2015    
“Miao Xiaochun: Save As,” White Box Art Center, Beijing, China 
“Miao Xiaochun 2015,” Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts, Nanjing, China
“Grammer – Miao Xiaochun,” Arario Gallery, Shanghai, China

2014  
“Microcosmos,” Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma, Palma, Spain

2012
“Miao Xiaochun: The Real in the Virtual,” The Dennos Museum Center, MI, USA

2011    
“Out of Body,” White Box Museum of Art, Beijing, China
"Miao Xiaochun – Microcosm,” Galeria Arsenal, Bialystok, Poland

2010    
“Macromania,” Ludwig Museum, Koblenz, Germany
“Microcosm,” Arario Gallery, New York, NY
“New Works - Miao Xiaochun,” Arario Gallery, Seoul, Korea
"Beijing Index,” Alexander Ochs Galleries, Berlin, Germany

2009    
“Microcosm,” Arario Gallery, Beijing, China
“Microcosm,” Walsh Gallery, Chicago, IL

2008    
“Microcosm,” Osage Gallery, Singapore; Osage Gallery, Hong Kong
“Microcosm,” Alexander Ochs Galleries Berlin|Beijing, Berlin, Germany
“Index,” White Space Bejing, Beijing, China
“Heaven and Earth: Miao Xiaochun’s Virtual World,” Lin & Keng Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
“The Last Judgment in Cyberspace,” Museum of Contemporary Religious Art, St. Louis, MO

2007    
“H2O,” Alexander Ochs Galleries Berlin|Beijing, Berlin, Germany 
“H2O – A Study of Art History,“ White Space Beijing, Beijing, China    
“H2O – A Study of Art History,” Osage Contemporary Art Space, Hong Kong; Walsh Gallery, Chicago, IL
“The Last Judgment in Cyberspace,” Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia

2006    
“A Birdview,” Zhu Qizhan Art Museum, Shanghai, China
“Image + Imagination,” Osage Gallery, Hong Kong
“Viewpoint - The Last Judgment in Cyberspace,” White Space Beijing, Beijing, China
“Urban Landscape,” John Hope Franklin Centre Gallery of Duke University, Durham, NC
“The Last Judgment in Cyberspace,” Walsh Gallery, Chicago, IL 
“The Last Judgment in Cyberspace”, Alexander Ochs Galleries Berlin|Beijing, Berlin, Germany

2004    
“Phantasmagoria,” Walsh Gallery, Chicago, IL

2002  
 “Verweilen,“ Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne, Switzerland

2001  
 “From East to West and Back to East,” CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China

1999    
“Kulturbegegnungen,“ Galerie Stellwerk, Kassel, Germany

1994    
“Miao Xiaochun,” Beijing Art Museum and Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China

1992  
“Miao Xiaochun,” National Museum of Chinese History, Beijing, China 

1991  
 “Miao Xiaochun: Recent Works,” Beijing Art Museum, Beijing, China

1988    
“Miao Xiaochun’s Paintings,” CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China

Selected Group Exhibitions
2019
“The Dream of Being an Artist,” Palais des Beaux-Arts, Lille, France
“New Art History 2000 - 2018 Chinese Contemporary Art,” MOCA Yinchuan, Yinchuan, China
“Traces,” Nolan Park, Governors Island, New York, NY
“Golden Panda Photography Awards Exhibition,” Chengdu Contemporary Image Museum, Chengdu, China
"180 Years of Photography in China," MOCA Yinchuan, Yinchuan, China

2018 
“Hybridizations: the ghost of painting,” Whitebox Art Center, Beijing, China 
"40 Years of Chinese Contemporary Photography," OCAT Shenzhen, Shenzhen, China                                                                                   
"Life and Dreams: Contemporary Chinese Photography and Media Art," The Walther Collection, Neu-Ulm, Germany
“Ambush on All Sides An Alternative Intervention in Social Vision,” Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Sichuan, China
“Open Source Shenzhen Biennale 2018,” Luohu Museum of Art, Shenzhen, China
“Screen Refreshing / Labor AMNUA Photography Exhibition 2018,” Art Museum of Nanjing Museum of Art, Nanjing, China 

2017   

“Image of the Mind: Contemporary Chinese Art,” Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, NY
“Heaven Beyond the Sea,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Sanya, China
“Film Fra Kina,” Western Norway University of applied Sciences, Bergen, Norway
“Mutual Supplementary and Wedge,” Shanghai Liu Haisu art museum, Shanghai, China; Ludwig Museum, Koblenz, Germany
“Luther und Avant - Garde,” Wittenberg Old Prison, Germany
"Chine, art en Mouvement," Musee du Film d’Aminmation, Château d’Annecy, France
“Beyond the Sea: International Contemporary Art Exhibition,” E Contemporary Art Museum, Shenzen, China
“40 Years of Chinese Contemporary Photography (1976 - 2017),” Three Shadows Photography Art Center, Beijing, China
B3 Biennial of the Moving Image, Frankfurt, Germany

2016    
“Chinascape: From Rural to Urban,” Spazioborgogno, Milan, Italy 
“The 3rd Shenzhen Independent Animation Biennale,” OCT LOFT, Shenzhen, China
“Spanning Time: Revisiting the Aesthetics of the Northern Song Dynasty through Contemporary Chinese     Photography,” CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China
“The Exhibition of Annual of Contemporary Art of China 2015,” Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing, China
“The Shadow Never Lies,” Shanghai 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
“Stories of the Life – Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition,” China Cultural Centre, Sydney, Australia 
“Utopias and Heterotopias - The First Wuzhen International Contemporary Art Exhibition,” the North Silk Factory and the West Scenic District, Wuzhen, China
“Jikji, Golden Seed,” Cheongju Arts Center, Cheongju, South Korea
“ART IS DIGITAL, DIGITAL IS ART,” Museo Vostell Malpartida, Cáceres, Spain
The 3rd Shenzhen Independent Animation Biennale, C2 Space, OCT-LOFT, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, China
“Image of the Mind: Contemporary Chinese Art,” Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, NY
"Heaven Beyond the Sea,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Sanya, China

2015    
“Beyond the Earth – The First Xi’an Contemporary Photography Exhibition,” Xi’an Art Museum, Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, China   
“A New Dynasty – Created in China,” ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, Aarhus, Denmark 
“Chinese Photography: Twentieth Century and Beyond,” Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, China
“Plan to Enter the Neighborhood,” Chengdu International Cultural Art Center, Chengdu, China
"Getting Close to Art,” Chengdu Dujiangyan City Cultural Center, Chengdu, China
"Essential Matters,” Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey
"Sudden Change of Idea,” United Art Museum, Wuhan, China
“China 8: Contemporary Art from China on the Rhine and Ruhr,” Kunstmuseum Gelsenkirchen, Gelsenkirchen, Germany; NRW Forum, Dusseldorf, Germany
“La Chine Ardente: Monumental Contemporary Sculptures,” Anciens Abattoirs, Mons, Belgium
Changjiang International Photography &Video Biennale, Chongqing Changjiang Museum of Contemporary Art, Chongqing, China
“Screen Play: Life in an Animated World,” Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
2nd Three Shadows Experimental Image Open Exhibition, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, China
“We are Together – 2015 Chengdu Public Art Season,” Chengdu Central Square, Chengdu, China
“The Exhibition of Annual of Contemporary Art of China 2014,” Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing, China

2014    
“The Best of Times, The Worst of Times Revisited,” Chronus Art Center, Shanghai, China
"An Exhibition on Contemporary Digital Art in China,” Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
"Encountering: New Art on the Silk Road,” Xinjiang Biennale, Urumqi, China
"The Garden of Earthly Delights,” Instituto Cervantes, Beijing, China
“Future Returns: Contemporary Art from China,” Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
“Echo: Study on Presentation of Multidimensional Tradition in Chinese Contemporary Art,” United Art Museum, Wuhan, China
“Seeing the Unseen: Photography and Video Art in China Now,” The Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL
The Section of Experimental Art at the 12th National Art Exhibition, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
“Metamorphosis of the Virtual 5+5,” chi K11 art museum, Shanghai, China
“Performance and Imagination: Chinese Photography 1911 – 2014,” Stavanger Art Museum, Stavanger, Norway
“Chinese Contemporary Photography 2009 – 2014,” Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
“The Real in the Virtual,” The Dennos Museum Center, MI, USA
    
2013 
   
“All the Way from From Kassel - Zhangzhou Public Art Exhibition,” Bihu Ecological Park, Zhangzhou, Fujian Province, China
“@What - New Contemporary ART from China,” ARTMIA Foundation, Beijing, China
"55th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, The Encyclopedic Palace," Pavilion at Arsenale, Venice, Italy
“Move on Asia: Video Art in Asia 2002 to 2012,” Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Media Museum, Karlsruhe, Germany
"Nothing to Declare? – World Maps of Art Since 1989,” Akademie Der Künste, Berlin, Germany
"@What - New Contemporary Art from China,” Arko Art Center, Seoul, South Korea
"Portrait of the Times – 30 Years of Chinese Contemporary Art,” Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China
"The Best of Times, The Worst of Times Revisited: Selected Video Works from the 1st Kiev Biennale,” Momentum, Berlin, Germany
"Spectacle Reconstruction – Contemporary Chinese Art,” MODEM, Debrecen, Hungary

2012  
 “On Water: Waves, Dragons, and Boats,” Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ
"Mountains and Waters: Chinese Animation Since the 1930’s,” The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland, Australia 
“Go Figure: Contemporary Chinese Portraiture,” National Portrait Gallery, Parkes, Australia
“The Unseen: The 4th Guangzhou Triennial,” Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
“Transformation: A View on Chinese Contemporary Art,” Istanbul Modern, Istanbul, Turkey
“ARSENALE 2012,” The First Kiev International Biennale of Contemporary Art, Kiev, Ukraine
“RESTART: Spiritual Realm, Disillusion,” Eli Klein Fine Art, New York, NY
1st Xinjiang International Contemporary Art Biennale, Xinjiang International Exposition Centre, Urumqi, Xinjiang, China

2011   
“The Global Contemporary. Art Worlds after 1989,” ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany
"Future Pass - from Asia to the World,” The 54th Biennale of Venice, Venice, Italy
“New Horizon – Contemporary Chinese Art,“ The National Museum of Australia, Canberra, Australia
The 4th Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
"Moving Image in China,” Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
"Verso Est. Chinese Architectural Landscape,“ MAXXI, Rome, Italy
"Representation of Realistic Art—The 5th Chengdu Biennale 2011,“ Chengdu Contemporary Art Museum, Chengdu, China
"Dual senses and Dynamic views - Contemporary Art Exhibition across the Taiwan Straits of 2011,” NAMOC, Beijing; Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (TMOA), Taichung, Taiwan
"A Decade of Rabbit,” White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney, Australia
"Magic Spaces,” Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

2010
"A Fresh Look at Chinese Landscapes,” Galerie Moderne Chinesische Malerei des Museums für Asiatische Kunst, Berlin, Germany
"Negotiations -The Second Today's Documents 2010,” Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
"Mediators,” The National Museum in Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
"RESHAPING HISTORY – Chinart from 2000-2009,” National Conference Center, Beijing, China
The 7th Shenzhen International Ink Art Painting Biennale, Shenzhen Fine Art Institute, Shenzhen, China
"A Decade Long Exposure,” CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China
"China Design Now,” Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME
"Speed and Chaos: Into the Future of Asian Art,” Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York, NY
"State of the Dao – Chinese Contemporary Art,” Lehman College Art Gallery, New York, NY
"DIGIFESTA – Speed of Earth ‘2010 km/second, see’,” Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju, South Korea

2009    
“BEIJING TIME,” Casa Asia, Madrid, Spain
“Guangzhou International Photo Biennial 2009,” Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
"Open Vision,” National Gallery in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic 
"China Design Now,” Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH
"Next Nature,” National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
"VISTAS|Vision of U-City,” Incheon International Digital Art Festival, Songdo, South Korea
"NatureNation,” Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, Israel
"Collision: Experimental Cases of Contemporary Chinese Art,” CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China
"Re-Imagining Asia,” The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, UK
"Spectacle - To Each His Own,” MoCA Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan

2008    
“EXPENDITURE - As It Is Always And Already Excessive,” The Busan Biennale 2008, Busan MoMA, Busan, South Korea
“International Exhibition,” Roma International Contemporary and Modern Art Center, Roma, Italy
"China: Construction/Deconstruction – Contemporary Chinese Art,” MASP, São Paulo, Brazil
"Images in the Night,” Le Grand Palais, Paris, France
Mediations Biennial 2008, Poznan, Poland
"Up: Chinese Contemporary Art,” Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
"2D/3D: Negotiating Visual Languages,” PKM Gallery, Beijing, China
"Go China! New World Order: Contemporary Installation Art and Photography from China,” Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands
"Re-Imagining Asia,” Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
"China Design Now,” Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
"China Gold,” Musée Maillol, Paris, France
The 6th Shenzhen International Ink Art Painting Biennial, Shenzhen Fine Art Institute, Shenzhen, China
"SYNTHETIC TIMES – Media Art China 2008,” National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
"55 Days in Valencia. Chinese Art Meeting,” IVAM Centre Julio González, Valencia, Spain
"Facing the Reality: Chinese Contemporary Art,” National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
"Zhù Yì! China Actual Photography,” Palau de La Virreina, Barcelona, Spain
"Apocalypse,“ Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK


2007  
"China - Facing Reality,” MUMOK, Vienna, Austria
"China Now,” Cobra Museum, Amstelveen, The Netherlands
"Floating: New Generation of Art in China,” National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea
"RED HOT – Asian Art Today from the Chaney Family Collection,” Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
"Thermocline of Art: New Asian Waves,” Zentrum fur Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany
"New Directions from China,” Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland
"The Constructed image: Photographic Culture,” Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Canada
"Chinese Contemporary Photography and Video,” Gana Art Center, Seoul, South Korea
"Passion For Art,” The Essl Collection of Contemporary Art, Klosterneuburg, Austria
"Zhù Yi! Chinese Contemporary Photography,” Artium, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
"Made in China,” Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark; Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
“Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection,” Museum der Moderne Mönchsberg, Salzburg, Austria

2006    
“Media City Seoul 2006,” The 4th International Media Art Biennial, Seoul, South Korea
“New Urban Reality: Chinese Contemporary Art, ” Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
"Between Past and Future,” Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California; Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC
"Susi: Opening up to China Art Today,” Metropolitan Museum, Manila, Philippines
"CHINA NOW,” The Essl Collection of Contemporary Art, Klosterneuburg, Austria 
"Totalstadt. Beijing Case. High Speed Urbanisierung in China,” Zentrum fur Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany
"Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection,” Hamburger Kunsthalle, Germany
"Entry Gate: Chinese Aesthetics of Heterogeneity,” MoCA Shanghai, Shanghai, China

2005    
“Scapes: The Century and Paradise,” 2nd Chengdu Biennial, Chengdu, China
“Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China,” Museum of Contemporary Art Seattle, WA; Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
“Re(-)Viewing the City: 2005 Guangzhou Photo Biennial,” Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
“Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection,” Art Museum Bern, Bern, Switzerland
“Confluents II,” International Artists in Ludwig Museum Koblenz, Koblenz, Germany

2004    
“Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China,” ICP and Asia Society, New York, NY; The David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art and Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
"Le Printemps de Chine," Centre Rhénan d´Art Contemporain, Altkirch, France
“Spellbound Aura: The New Vision of Chinese Photography,” MoCA Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
“Beyond Boundaries,” The Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, China

2003    
“Me & More,” Museum of Art Lucerne, Lucerne, Switzerland
“Encounter,” Museum of CAFA, Beijing; Liu Haisu Museum, Shanghai, China
“Left hand, Right hand-A Sino-German Exhibition of Contemporary Art,” 798 Art Space, Beijing, China

2002    
“Urban Creation,” Shanghai Biennial 2002, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
“China – Tradition and Modernity,” Ludwig Museum, Oberhausen, Germany
“Under Construction: New Dimensions of Asian Art,” Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery; The Japan Foundation, Tokyo, Japan
“Golden Harvest – Chinese Contemporary Art,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia

1991    
“The First Annual Exhibition of Chinese Oil Paintings,” The National Museum of Chinese History, Beijing, China

Selected Public Collections
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
ChinArt Collection, Monaco, Monaco; Zurich, Switzerland
Essl Art Museum / Essl Collection, Klosterneuburg, Austria
FNAC, Paris, France
Goetz Collection, Munich, Germany
Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
LEISTER Collection, Kaegiswil, Switzerland
M+ Museum, Hong Kong, China
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna, Austria
The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea
The New Art Gallery, Walsall, UK
Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ
The Red Mansion Foundation, London, UK
Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Shenzhen Museum of Art, Shenzhen, China
The Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, IL
White Rabbit Collection, Sydney, Australia
The Yuz Museum, Jakarta, Indonesia
Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK
Uli Sigg Collection, Mauensee, Switzerland
USC Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena,