Chronologie

1963
Born in Nantong, Jiangsu Province, China
1984
Graduated from the Fine Arts Department of Nanjing Arts Institute, China
Currently at China Art Academy, Art Director of The Today Art Museum, Editor-in-chief Of the magazine Classics.

Expositions

2012
The Chinese Scholar: Ink paintings and works of art, Five Friends of Spring exhibition, New York
2011
Blue Dream, Asia House, London UK (solo)
2011
The Story of Emptiness, Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery, Hong Kong, China (solo)
2010
Reshaping History--Chinart 2000-2009, National Convention Center, Beijing, China
2010
Pavilion of China at The 12th International Architecture Exhibition —La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
2009
Chinese Gardens for Living (Europalia International Art Festival, the Square Brussels, Belgium
2009
Silent Voices: Ink Paintings by Xu Lei, Joan B. Mirviss Ltd., New York, USA (solo)
2008
Case Studies of Artists in Art History and Art Criticism, SZ Art Center, Beijing
2008
Zeichen im Wandel der Zeit: Chinesische Tuschemalerei der Gegenwart, Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin & Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen Dresden
2007
What’s next?—Chinese contemporary art exhibition, Hong Kong City Hall, Hong Kong, China
2007
Sensitivity—Memories of twelve artists’ works, Dimensions Art Center, Beijing, China
2007
Rotation, Nanjing Qinghe Contemporary Art Center, Nanjing, China
2006
Poetic Reality: A Reinterpretation of Jiangnan, RCM Gallery, Nanjing, China
2006
South-east China, Groups Exhibition of Hong Lei, Tang Guo and Xu Lei, Beijing TS1 Contemporary Art Center, Beijing, China
2005
Beyond temporality: presentation of photography according to contemporary Art approach, Ping Yao, China
2005
Conspire, Beijing TS1 Contemporary Art Center, Beijing, China
2005
Pele dacidade: Imagens of MetropoleContemporanea, Galeria Tap Seac of Macau; Shenzhen Museum of Art
2004
Photographs from Nanjing, Nanjing Art Museum, China
2004
Dragon’s Nation: Contemporary Art of China, Irish Museum of Modern Art
2004
The First Nominative Exhibition of Fine Arts Literature, Wuhan, China
2004
One to One: Photographs from China, Chambers Fine Art, New York, USA
2003
The Different Same: Contemporary Art Exchange Exhibition, Shanghai Duolum Museum of Modern Art, China
2002
Behind the Reality Other Modernity, Dimensions Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
2002
Paper/Colour, TaiKang Art Museum, Shanghai, China
2002
Contemporary Artist Print Art Exhibition, Today Gallery, Beijing, China
2001
Exhibition of Chinese Ink & Wash Paintings, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2001
Contemporary Silk-screen by Chinese Artists, Dynasty Art Group, Taipei, Taiwan
2000
Exhibition of 5000 Years of Chinese Art and Civilization, Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao
2000
Exhibition of Shanghai Art Museum’s Collection
2000
Neo-Inkpaintings, Liuhaisu Art Museum, Shanghai; Jiangsu Province Art Museum, China
2000
New Frontier-New Vision, Shanghai, China
1999
Illusions: Xu Lei’s Art Exhibition, Keyi Gallery, Nanjing
1998
New Voices: Contemporary Art Dialogue Among Taipei, Hong Kong & Shanghai, Dimensions Art Center, Taipei / Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
1998
5 Cinesi a Verpuno, Arte Nel Castello, Italy
1998
Exhibition of 5000 Years Of Chinese Art and Civilization, Guggenheim Museum, New York
1997
New Work, Browse & Darby Gallery, London (solo)
1996
Reality: Today and Tomorrow - Chinese Contemporary Art, International Art Garden.....,International Art Garden Museum, Beijing
1996
Eight Artists From China, Browse & Darby Gallery, London
1995
The Mystery of Absence: Xu Lei’s Art Exhibition, Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong
1995
Walasse Ting & Xu Lei, The International Fine Art and Antiques for Asia, Singapore
1994
Jiangsu Province Art Museum, Nanjing (solo)
1991
Xu Lei’s Painting Exhibition, Cultural Office of the Italian Embassy, Beijing (solo)
1991
The Practical Art of Paper, Shanghai Library, Shanghai
1989
China Avant-Garde, National Art Museum of China, Beijing

Collections publiques

Shanghai Art Museum
Jiangsu Art Museum
Beijing Today Art Museum
Nanjing Arts Institute