Chronologie

1963
Born in Beijing, China
1985 – 1989
majored in Oil Painting at the Fine Arts Department of Capital Normal University, Beijing, awarded a B.A. degree when graduated in July, 1989
1989
Graduated from the Capital Normal University, Department of Fine Arts, Beijing
1997
ART/OMI foundation New York, USA
1998
Visiting Arts South East Asian artists' residency program (visiting arts, London), UK
1999
Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral, Bad Ems, Germany
2000
UNESCO/ASCHBERG bursary laureate
2000
China contemporary art award (CCAA)
lives and works in Beijing, China

Expositions

2013
CIRCLES | KREISE, Haus zur Trommel, Bamberg, Germanyapan
2012
CAR CULTURE, Lentos Museum, Linz, Austria
2012
STRUGGLE(S), Maison Particulière Art Center, Brussels, Belgium
2012
Nowhere to Land, Pace Beijing, Beijing, China (solo)
2012
Yin Xiuzhen, Groninger Museum, Groningen, Netherlands (solo)
2012
Yin Xiuzhen, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany (bis 2013) (solo)
2011
ONE SENTENCE | ALEXANDER OCHS GALLERIES BERLIN | BEIJING, Berlin, Germany (solo)
2011
The Way of Chopsticks II – Song Dong + Yin Xiuzhen, Chambers Fine Arts, New York, USA (solo)
2011
Yokohama Triennale 2011, Yokohama Triennale.
2011
Medi(t)ation - Asian Art Biennial, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
2011
Our Magic Hour, Yokohama International Triennale of Contemporary Art, Japan
2011
Car Culture. Medien der Mobilität, ZKM Karlsruhe, Germany
2011
Trans/Formations: City, spaces and times, Alhonidga Bilbao, Spain
2010
Popping Up: Revisiting the Relationship Between 2 Dimensions and 3 Dimensions, Hong Kong Arts Centre, China
2010
China in Four Seasons: Song Dong and Yin Xiuzhen, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
2010
The River Project, Campbelltown Arts Centre, NSW, Australia
2010
BALMORAL BLEND – 15 Jahre Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral, Germany
2010
Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, Remagen, Germany
2010
Second Skin, Pace Beijing, Beijing, China (solo)
2010
Project 92, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA (solo)
2010
The Pace Gallery, Beijing, China (solo)
2010
11th Fellbach Triennale,Stadt Fellbach – Kulturamt, Germany (group)
2010
Beijing Time | Urbano Demasiado Urbano, Casa Asia, Madrid, Spain (group)
2010
Dreamlands, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (group)
2009
YIN XIUZHEN, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney (solo)
2009
Art Map, CAOS (Siri Industrial Arts Centre), Terni, Italy
2009
Government Building Complex R6 project, Oslo, Norway (group)
2008
Art Map, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China (group)
2008
Die Wahren Orte, ALEXANDER OCHS GALLERIES BERLIN I BEIJING, Beijing, Germany
2008
Orients sans frontières, de Beyrouth à Pékin sur les traces de la croisière jaune, Espace Louis Vuitton, Paris, France
2008
ALL-INCLUSIVE - A TOURIST WORLD, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt a.M.
2008
COMMUNE, Galerie WELTECHO, Chemnitz, Germany (solo)
2008
China – Facing Reality, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China (group)
2008
Shanghai Bienniale, Shanghai Art Museum (group)
2008
Deep Breathing, Shanghai Creek Gallery,Shanghai, China (group)
2008
Beijing Map Games, Contemporary Art and Architecture in Beijing, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, England (group)
2008
Map Games: Dynamics of Change, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China (group)
2008
Yin Xiuzhen : INTROSPECTIVE CAVITY , ULLENS CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART, Beijing, China (solo)
2008
Go China, ASSEN-GRONINGEN Drents Museum-Groninger Museum
2008
Our Future: the Guy & Myriam Ullens Foundation Collection, UCCA, Beijing, China Shanghai Bienniale, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
2007
Yin Xiuzhen in Beijing Commune, Beijing Commune, Beijing, China (solo)
2007
52. La Biennale di Venezia, Pavilion of the PR China, (together with Shen Yuan, Kan Xuan, Cao Fei), Curator: Hou Hanru (solo)
2007
FACING REALITY, MuMok, Wien
2007
CHINA NOW, Works from the Essl Collection, cobra museum, Amstelveen, Netherlands
2007
GLOBAL FEMINISMS, Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA
2007
Everyday miracles, La Biennale di Venezia, Pavillon China
2007
International Airport Terminal 1, Quality Street, fine art fair frankfurt
2006
News, Beijing Commune, Beijing 798, China
2006
Yin Xiuzhen and Song Dong: Restroom M / Restroom W, Gallery at Redcat, Los Angeles, USA (solo)
2006
International Airport Terminal 1, ALEXANDER OCHS GALLERIES BERLIN | BEIJING, Berlin, Germany (solo)
2006
CHINA NOW - Kunst in Zeiten des Umbruchs, Kunst der Gegenwart Sammlung Essl, Klosterneuburg, Austria
2006
Mahjong – Chinesische Gegenwartskunst aus der Sammlung Sigg, Kunsthalle Hamburg, Germany
2006
Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California, USA
2006
The Way of Chopsticks Chambers Fine Art, New York International Airport, USA (solo)
2005
In and Out or In-between: N kinds of space Displacement, SOKA Contemporary space, Beijing, China
2005
On the Edge: Contemporary Chinese Artists Encounter the West, Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, USA
2005
Art-Robe: Women Artists at the Nexus of Art and Fashion, UNESCO Headquarters, France
2005
2005 The Biennale of Contemporary Chinese Art in Montpellier, Montpellier, France
2005
Follow me! Chineses Contemporary Art at the Threshold of the Millenium, Chinese contemporary art show, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2005
The Wall, Chinese contemporary art exhibition, Beijing, China
2005
Convergence at E116°/N40°, International Contemporary Art Exhibition, Platform China Contemporary Art Institute European Contemporary China
2004
Fashion Terrorism - Installations with video and photos, Town Hall, Friedrichshafen, Germany (solo)
2004
Future Cities, Contemporary Art Museum, Hamilton, Canada
2004
2004 Sydney Biennale, Art Museum of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
2004
Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China, International Center of Photography, Asia Society and Museum, New York, Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art (touring exhibition)
2004
26th Sao Paulo Biennale, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2003
Time After Time: Asian a Moment, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, USA
2003
Left Hand, Right Hand, Beijing 798 New Art zone, Beijing, China
2003
Present | Future, Artissima Turin, ALEXANDER OCHS GALLERIES (solo)
2003
BERLIN I BEIJING (former PRÜSS & OCHS), Berlin, Germany (solo)
2003
'SARS TIMES: song dong and yin xiuzhen', video installations event, ISE Foundation, New York, USA (solo)
2002
Beijing Opera, ANNA SCHWARTZ GALLERY at The Depot, in coop. with ALEXANDER OCHS GALLERIES BERLIN I BEIJING (former PRÜSS & OCHS), Sydney, Australia (solo)
2002
'chopsticks: song dong and yin xiuzhen', videos, installations and event, Chambers Fine Art, New York, USA (solo)
2002
2002 Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, China
2002
Four Corners, Hong Kong Art Center, Hong Kong
2002
Here and Now, Buero Friedrich, Berlin, Germany
2002
2002 Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea
2002
Making China, Ethan Cohen Fine Art, New York, USA
2001
'Clothes Airplane - Made in Siemens', Siemens art project 'What are they doing here?', An artwork made by Yin xiuzhen in collaboration with the employees of STDC, Beijing, China (solo)
2001
Asian Fine Arts Berlin, Prüss & Ochs Gallery Berlin, Germany
2001
SUITCASES & CIE, ALEXANDER OCHS GALLERIES BERLIN I BEIJING (former PRÜSS & OCHS), Berlin, Germany (solo)
2000
Building materials, 200 Gertrude front Gallery, Melbourne, Australia (solo)
1999
Our Chinese Friends, ACC Galerie Weimar
1999
Food for Thought: Chinese Characters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1999
Transcience: Chinese Art at the end of the 20th Century, The Smart Museum Chicago, IL
1998
20th Century Femina, , China National Gallery Beijing, China
1998
Die Hälfte des Himmels, Frauen Museum Bonn
1998
Brain – Exhibition of Installations, Manchester Craft Centre, UK (solo)
1997
Hua-Beijing. Kunstkommunikation China-Korea, Beijing, China
1997
Against the Tides, Bronx Museum of the Arts New York, NY
1997
Kleider trocknen. Freilandaktion, Shuanglianting Huayanli Beijing, China
1997
Eßtisch. Installation, Ruine der Künste Berlin, Gremany
1997
Installations, Sun Clothes, Shuanglianting Hua Yan Li, Beijing, China (solo)
1997
Installations, Dining table, Ruine der Künste, Berlin, Germany (solo)
1996
Chinese Avant Garde Art, Q-Galerie Tokyo, Japan
1996
Installations and Multimedia, Hall for Contemporary Art Beijing, China
1996
Ruined City, Capital Normal University Museum, Beijing, China
1995
Yin Xiuzhen, Installations and Multimedia, Beijing Contemporary Art Museum, Beijing, China
1995
Installations and Multimedia, Hall for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China (solo)

Collections publiques

The Art Gallery of New South Wales
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum
Ullens Center for Contemporary
Annie Wong Art Foundation
Smart Museum
Groninger Museum
Mori Art Museum

Publications

2007
China Art Book. Uta Grosenick / Caspar Schübbe (Ed.), 680 pages, approx. 850 images, trilingual: Engl./Ger./Chin., Dumont Buchverlag, Cologne 2007. www.chinaartbook.de