Miao Xiaochun
Born 1964 in Wuxi, Jiangsu, China.

 

EDUCATION

1999        
M.A., Kunsthochschule Kassel, Kassel, Germany

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

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS 

2019        
Miao Xiaochun: Gyro Dance, Eli Klein Gallery, New York
01 Variable Cycle: Miao Xiaochun 2006-2018, OCT Art & Design Gallery, Shenzhen, China

2016        
Miao Xiaochun: Echo, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris        
Miao Xiaochun: Metamorphosis, Klein Sun Gallery, New York

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

2014        
Miao Xiaochun: Microcosms, Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma, Palma, Spain

2012          
Miao Xiaochun: The Real in the Virtual, The Dennos Museum Center, Dennos, Michigan 

2011        
Miao Xiaochun: Out of Body, White Box Museum of Art, Beijing        
Miao Xiaochun: Microcosm, Galeria Arsenal, Bialystok, Poland

2010        
Miao Xiaochun: Macromania, Ludwig Museum, Koblenz, Germany
Miao Xiaochun: Microcosm, Arario Gallery, New York
Miao Xiaochun: New Works, Arario Gallery, Seoul
Miao Xiaochun: Beijing Index, Alexander Ochs Galleries, Berlin

2009        
Miao Xiaochun: Microcosm, Arario Gallery, Beijing
Miao Xiaochun: Microcosm, Walsh Gallery, Chicago

2008        
Miao Xiaochun: Microcosm, Osage Gallery, Singapore and Hong Kong
Miao Xiaochun: Microcosm, Alexander Ochs Galleries, Berlin
Miao Xiaochun: Index, White Space Beijing, Beijing
Heaven and Earth - Miao Xiaochun’s Virtual World, Lin & Lin Gallery, Taipei
Miao Xiaochun: The Last Judgment in Cyberspace, Museum of Contemporary Religious Art, St. Louis, Missouri 

2007        
Miao Xiaochun: H2O, Alexander Ochs Galleries, Berlin 
Miao Xiaochun: H2O – A Study of Art History, White Space Beijing, Beijing    
Miao Xiaochun: H2O – A Study of Art History, Osage Contemporary Art Space, Hong Kong; Walsh Gallery, Chicago        
Miao Xiaochun: The Last Judgment in Cyberspace, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia

2006        
Miao Xiaochun: A Birdview, Zhu Qizhan Art Museum, Shanghai        
Miao Xiaochun: Image + Imagination, Osage Gallery, Hong Kong        
Miao Xiaochun: Viewpoint - The Last Judgment in Cyberspace, White Space Beijing, Beijing
Miao Xiaochun: Urban Landscape, John Hope Franklin Centre Gallery of Duke University, Durham, North Carolina         
Miao Xiaochun: The Last Judgment in Cyberspace, Walsh Gallery, Chicago 

2004        
Miao Xiaochun: Phantasmagoria, Walsh Gallery, Chicago
Miao Xiaochun: A Visitor from the Past, Epson Photo Gallery, Shanghai and Beijing

2002        
Miao Xiaochun: Verweilen, Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne, Switzerland

2001        
Miao Xiaochun: From East to West and Back to East, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing

1999        
Miao Xiaochun: Kulturbegegnungen, Galerie Stellwerk, Kassel, Germany

1994        
Miao Xiaochun, Beijing Art Museum, Beijing; Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai

1992        
Miao Xiaochun, National Museum of Chinese History, Beijing

1991        
Miao Xiaochun: Recent Works, Beijing Art Museum, Beijing

1988        
Miao Xiaochun’s Paintings, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

2019        
The Gaze of History – Contemporary Chinese Art Revisited, The Jupiter Museum of Art, Shenzhen, China
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
Golden Panda Photography Awards Exhibition, Chengdu Contemporary Image Museum, Chengdu, China

2018        
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 ArtsInstitute, 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 
Hybridizations: The ghost of painting, Whitebox Art Center, Beijing
40 Years of Chinese Contemporary Photography, OCAT, Shenzhen, China 

2017         
Image of the Mind: Contemporary Chinese Art, Metropolitan Pavilion, New York
Heaven Beyond the Sea, Sanya 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
Chine, art en Mouvement, Musée du Film d'Animation, Château d’Annecy, France
​Beyond the Sea: International Contemporary Art Exhibition, E Contemporary Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
40 Years of Chinese Contemporary Photography (1976 - 2017), Three Shadows Photography Art Center, Beijing
Interweaving, Impact and Construction - Special Exhibition of the 5th Anniversary of Nanjing Art Institute Art Museum, Nanjing Art Institute Art Museum, Nanjing, China
Dialogue - A New Field of Contemporary Art, White Box Art Museum, Beijing

2016        
Chinascape: From Rural to Urban, Spazioborgogno Artecontemporanea, Milan       
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
The Exhibition of Annual of Contemporary Art of China 2015, Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, China
The Shadow Never Lies, Shanghai 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai
Stories of the Life – Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, China Cultural Centre, Sydney 
Utopias and Heterotopias – The First Wuzhen International Contemporary Art Exhibition, The North Silk Factory and the West Scenic District, Wuzhen, China
JIKJI, The 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 

2015        
A New Dynasty - Created in China, ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, Aarhus, Denmark
Fascination Photography, Essl Museum, Vienna
Designing VIEW Beyond the Earth - The First Xian Contemporary Art Document Exhibition, Xian Art Museum, Xian, China
What I saw with your eyes, ART021, Shanghai Exhibition Centre, Shanghai
B3 Biennial of The Moving Image, Museum of Applied Art, Deutsches Film Museum, Frankfurt Train Station, and Frankfurt Messe Rosewood Cine, Frankfurt
Experimental Zone - International Contemporary Art Exhibition, Nanjing International Exhibition Center, Nanjing, China
Myth, Whitebox Art Center, 798 District, Beijing
Imagined Future, Opening Exhibition of Future Gallery, Today Art Museum, Beijing
Inter - locking stratagem, Xian Art Museum, Xian, China
Fervent China - Contemporary Monumental Sculptures, The Former Slaughterhouse, Mons, Belgium
Screenplay: Life in an Animated World, The Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
2nd Experimental Image Open Exhibition, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing
Epoch Writing - Chinese Contemporary Art Invitational Exhibition, Epoch Art Museum, Wenzhou, China
Moving in Time: B3+Beijing Moving Image Exhibition, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing
China 8 - Contemporary Art from China along the Rhine and Ruhr, NRW-Forum Düsseldorf, Kunstmuseum Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Fairy Tales, The Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taipei
Essential Matters - Moving Images from China, Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul
Sudden Change of Idea – An Exhibition on Comparative Study Between Chinese and German Conceptual Art, United Museum, Wuhan, China
2015 Invited Academic Contemporary Art Exhibition, Ming Yuan Art Museum, Shanghai

2014        
The Best of Times, The Worst of Times Revisited, Chronus Art Center, Shanghai
An Exhibition on Contemporary Digital Art in China, Today Art Museum, Beijing
Encountering: New Art on the Silk Road, Xinjiang Biennale, Ürümqi, China
The Garden of Earthly Delights, Instituto Cervantes, Beijing
Future Returns: Contemporary Art from China, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 
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, Florida
The Section of Experimental Art at the 12th National Art Exhibition, Today Art Museum, Beijing
Metamorphosis of the Virtual 5+5, chi K11 art museum, Shanghai
Performance and Imagination: Chinese Photography 1911–2014, Stavanger Art Museum, Norway
Chinese Contemporary Photography 2009–2014, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai
The Real in the Virtual, The Dennos Museum Center, Dennos, Michigan      

2013        
All the Way from From Kassel - Zhangzhou Public Art Exhibition, Bihu Ecological Park, Zhangzhou, China
@What - New Contemporary ART from China, ARTMIA Foundation, Beijing
55th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, The Encyclopedic Palace, Pavilion at Arsenale, Venice
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        
@What - New Contemporary Art from China, Arko Art Center, Seoul        
Portrait of the Times – 30 Years of Chinese Contemporary Art, Power Station of Art, Shanghai        
The Best of Times, The Worst of Times Revisited: Selected Video Works from the 1st Kyiv Biennale, MOMENTUM, Berlin        
Spectacle Reconstruction – Contemporary Chinese Art, MODEM, Debrecen, Hungary
No Dream Above Reality, On Gallery, Beijing

2012        
On Water: Waves, Dragons, and Boats, Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey
Mountains and Waters: Chinese Animation Since the 1930s, The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland, Australia 
Go Figure: Contemporary Chinese Portraiture, National Portrait Gallery, Parkes; National Portrait Gallery, Canberra; Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney
The Unseen: The 4th Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
Transformation - A View on Chinese Contemporary Art, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Istanbul
The Best of Times, The Worst of Times - Rebirth and Apocalypse in Contemporary Art, The First Kyiv International Biennale of Contemporary Art, Ukraine
RESTART: Spiritual Realm, Disillusion, Eli Klein Fine Art, New York
1st Xinjiang International Contemporary Art Biennale, Xinjiang International Exposition Centre, Ürümqi, China

2011        
Infinite, Arario Gallery, Beijing
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
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
Verso Est, Chinese Architectural Landscape, MAXXI, Rome
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, Taichung, Taiwan
Decade of Rabbit, White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney
Magic Spaces, Today Art Museum, Beijing
Thirty Years of Chinese Contemporary Art - Chinese Video Art (1988-2011), Minsheng Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai
New Era: China-Australia International New Media Art Exhibition, Jinan International Convention & Exhibition Center, Jinan, China

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

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

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, Rome
China: Construction/Deconstruction – Contemporary Chinese Art, MASP, São Paulo, Brazil
Images in the Night, Le Grand Palais, Paris
Mediations Biennial 2008, Poznan, Poland
Up: Chinese Contemporary Art, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
2D/3D: Negotiating Visual Languages, PKM Gallery, Beijing
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
China Design Now, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
China Gold, Musée Maillol, Paris
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
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
Zhù Yì! China Actual Photography, Palau de La Virreina, Barcelona
Apocalypse, Zabludowicz Collection, London

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

2006        
Media City Seoul 2006, The 4th International Media Art Biennial, Seoul
New Urban Reality: Chinese Contemporary Art, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands [itinerary: The Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California; Duke University Nasher Art Museum, Duhan, North Carolina]
Susi: Opening up to China Art Today, Metropolitan Museum, Manila, Philippines
CHINA NOW, The Essl Collection of Contemporary Art, Essl, Austria 
Totalstadt. Beijing Case. High Speed Urbanisierung in China, Zentrum fur Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany
Entry Gate: Chinese Aesthetics of Heterogeneity, MoCA Shanghai, Shanghai

2005        
Scapes: The Century and Paradise - 2nd Chengdu Biennial, Chengdu, China
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, Germany

2004        
Le Printemps de Chine, Centre Rhénan d´Art Contemporain, Altkirch, France
Spellbound Aura - The New Vision of Chinese Photography, MoCA, Taipei
Beyond Boundaries, The Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai
Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin [Itinerary: Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California; Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina; Seattle Art Museum, Georgia; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; ICP and Asia Society, New York; Smart Museum of Art and Museum Of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago]

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

2002        
Urban Creation, Shanghai Biennial 2002, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai        
China – Tradition and Modernity, Ludwig Museum, Oberhausen, Germany        
Under Construction - New Dimensions of Asian Art, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery and The Japan Foundation, Tokyo        
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

 

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

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