Chronologie

1959
Born in Beijing
1982
Graduated from the Third Studio of Oil Painting Department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts
1983 – 1984
Art Editor in China Machinery Publishing
2008
Martell Artists of the Year 2008, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou; Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai; Today Art museum, Beijing, China
Currently living in Beijing. Works as a professor of Stagecraft Department of the Central Academy of Drama

Expositions

2013
National Museum of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
2012
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Singapore, Singapore
2011
Soliloquist – Xia Xiaowan Solo Exhibition, aye gallery, Beijing, China
2010
Spirit of the East II - Bridging, Asia Art Center, Beijing, China
2010
The Tao of Now, White Rabbit Museum, Sydney, Australia
2010
Three Dimensional, Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne, Lucerne, Switzerland (solo)
2010
The Official Opening of Minsheng Art Museum – Thirty Years of Chinese Contemporary Art 1979-2009, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
2010
Reshaping History - Chinart from 2000 to 2009, China National Convention Center, Beijing, China
2009
Body, Shangdong Contemporary Art Center, Nanjing, China
2009
The State of Things. Brussels/Beijing, BOZAR, Brussels, Belgium
2008
2D-3D – Negotiating Visual Languages, PKM Gallery, Beijing, China
2008
Hypallage – the Post-Modern Mode of Chinese Contemporary Art, the OCT & Design Gallery, Shenzhen, China
2008
Pursuing Source and Doctrine – Oil Painting Research Exhibition, the National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
2008
"The Origin, the First Annual Moon River Sculpture Festival, Moon River Museum of Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
2008
China’s Revision, Ludwig Museum, Koblenz, Germany
2008
Early Spring: New Work by Xia Xiawan, Today Art Museum; aye gallery, Beijing, China
2008
XIA XIAOWAN: Landscapes with Soul, Dolores de Sierra Gallery, Madrid, Spain (solo)
2008
The Power Of The Universe—Exhibition of Frontier Contemporary Chinese Art, Asia Art Center, Beijing, China
2008
Chinese Contemporary Art Document Exhibition, Yonghe Museum, Wall Museum, Beijing, China
2008
Martell Artists of the Year 2008 Shanghai Art Museum Shanghan, Guangdong Museum of Art Guangdong, China
2007
Ecole de Beaux-Arts de la Réunion, Paris, France
2007
The Portrait of Zero Degree—Oil Painting by Xia Xiaowan and Mao Yan, aye gallery, Beijing, China
2007
Living in Songzhuang, Songzhuang Art Museum, Beijing, China
2007
First Today’s Documents 2007, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
2007
’85 New Wave—The Birth Of Chinese Contemporary Art, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
2007
Imagination Becomes Reality, ZKM, Museum für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe, Germany
2007
VANGUARDIAS CHINAS, Dolores de Sierra Art Gallery, Madrid, Spain
2006
Hyper Design – the 6th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
2006
2006 New York Asia Art Fair, New York, USA
2006
The 2nd Biennale of Austria 2006, Klagenfurt, Austria
2006
Painting From The Inside, Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing, China (solo)
2006
Mahjong – Chinesische Gegenwartskunst aus der Sammlung Sigg, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
2005
Mahjong - Chinesische Gegenwartskunst aus der Sammlung Sigg, Kunstmuseum Bern, Berne, Switzerland
2005
Yellow River – A Review of New Chinese Oil Painting, National Museum of China, Beijing, China
2005
Hand in Hand with the New Century – The Third Exhibition of Chinese Oil Painting, National Museum of China, Beijing, China
2005
2005 – Pingyao International Photography Art Exhibition, Pingyao, China
2004
Posers – Group Exhibition of Courtyard Gallery Artists, Courtyard Gallery, Beijing China
2004
2004 Asia contemporary Art Exhibition, Gwangju, Korea
2004
Art of Xiaxiaowan, Time Gallery, Qingdao, China (solo)
2003
How do you see with your mind & body? Xia Xiaowan's works on paper, Today Art Gallery, Beijing, China (solo)
2003
The International Sketch Art, China, England, Australia
2002
Vigor of the Century - Contemporary Art of Chinese 50 Artists, China Millennium Monument, Beijing, China
2001
Anxiety: the drawn figure, The University of New South Wales College of Fine Arts, New South Wales, Australia
2001
Chengdu Biennale, Chengdu, China
2000
20th Century Chinese Oil Painting Exhibition, National Museum of Art, Beijing, China
1998
The Mediawave festival, Hungary
1998
Looking Up, SCHOENI Gallery, Hong Kong, China (solo)
1996
The Repetition of Beginning, China
1996
Chinese Oil Painting Annual Exhibition, Beijing Museum of Art, China
1996
Group Exhibition in Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany
1995
The April Exhibition, the Gallery of the Central Academy of Fine Arts,China
1994
The Annual Exhibition of Works of the artists Nominated by Art Critics, Beijing Museum of Art, Beijing, China.
1992
Chinese New Art Post 1989, Marlborough Gallery, London, UK; Sydney, Australia
1991
91 March Exhibition, the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
1991
Chinese New Art Post 1989, Hong Kong Arts Center, Hong Kong. Marlborough Gallery, England and Australia
1989
Modern Art from China, Beijing Museum of Art, Beijing, China
1988
An exhibition of modern Art Chinese Art, National Museum of China, Beijing, China
1987
Towards the Future, Beijing Museum of Art, China
1985
The November Exhibition, the Palace Museum, Beijing, China

Publications

2006
Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne-Beijing (2006). Xia Xiaowan - Painting From The Inside. Beijing.
2006
Colonnello, N., Xia, X. (2006). Painting From The Inside - Interview with Xia Xiaowan. Beijing Lucerne: Galerie Urs Meile. pp. 6-11.
2006
Xia, X. ( 2006). Some Thoughts about Space Paintings. The illustrated Magazine for World Knowledge, World Knowledge Publishing House, 292, pp. 6-17.
2005
Kai, E., Liu, Y. (2005). Artist Who Draw Anamorphic Person on Glass. Prestige Magazine, 11, pp. 139-141.
2004
Xia, X. (2004). Capriccio of My Composition. Chinese Art, China Fine Art Central Publishing House, 3, pp. 54-57.
2004
Han, W. (2004). Interpreting Experiences and Models of Thought - Notes About An Interview with Xia Xiaowan. Gallery Magazine Publishing House, 1, pp. 115-125.
2004
Song, X. (2004). What Is The Way You See?. Chinese Art, China Fine Art Central Publishing House, 3, pp. 51-53.
2003
Y. Q. K. Art Center (2003). Xia Xiaowan - Works On Paper.Beijing.
2003
Xia, X. (2003). I Saw It So. Contemporary Artist Publishing House, 29, pp. 60-61.
2001
Hebei Education Press (2001). Drawings of Xia Xiaowan. Hebei, China.
1998
Schoeni Art Gallery (1998). Looking Up. Hong Kong, China.