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CHEN Xi  陈曦
Painter, Sculptor

After graduating from the fourth studio of the Oil Painting Department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1991, Chen Xi emerged in the late 1990s with a strong personal expressionist style. She was hailed by the famous art theorist Yi Ying as an important representative of the “post-new generation”. In the later period, her style is changeable, and there is a huge leap from expressive painting to conceptual representational painting. The “Be Memorized” series, which completed in 2006-2011, has became the most widely known and continuously invited exhibition series due to its extensive social, historical literature and personal aesthetics. She participated in many important exhibitions such as Passage to History-20 Years of La Biennale di Venezia and Chinese Contemporary Art, Invitational exhibition to The 55th Venice Biennale in 2013; The 2011 China Art Museum large-scale solo exhibition; The 2016 Hong Kong University Art Museum Solo Exhibition, etc. In recent years, she has personally and uniquely presented many new possibilities of today’s paintings through her exploration of diversified forms of ready-made installations, static images, sculptures, etc. She accumulated years of practical experience in painting and keen judgment on the contemporary art ecology. Her works have been exhibited frequently in domestic and overseas for many years, and have been widely praised by the academic community. Chen Xi’s works have won the 1993 “The First China Oil Painting Biennale” academic award, and the “3rd China Oil Painting Annual Exhibition” masterpiece award. She Published 6 individual albums and literature books. Since the 1990s, her works of different periods has been included in “The History of Chinese Art in the 20th Century” (Chinese, English, French), “Chinese Contemporary Art History 2000-2010″, “Chinese Contemporary Art Literature” and other important art history books.

Solo Exhibitions

2018 Rabbit on The Run, Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing, China
2016 It World: The Solo Exhibition of Chen Xi, Hui Art Space, Beijing, China
2016 Chen Xi: So remember, The University Museum and Art Gallery of the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
2014 Stein und Statue, Schiller Gallery, Heidelberg, Germany
2011 Be Memorized, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
2007 The Queen’s New Clothes, Xin Beijing Art Gallery, Beijing, China
2007 Abandoning the Old for the New, SooBin Art International Gallery, Singapore
2000 Chen Xi’s Painting Exhibition, Jesuitenkirche Gallery, Aschaffenburg, Germany
1997 Chen Xi Oil Painting Exhibition from 1987 to 1997, Art Gallery at Beijing International Art Palace, Beijing, China
 
Major Group Exhibitions

2019      
2ND sculpture projects PING YAO 2019.
The Logical Lines of Painting . Suzhou Jinji Lake Museum.
Fusion- Contemporary Chinese Oil Painting Research Exhibition, Kunstraum Villa Friede, Germany
Staring and Creation; Look at Europe from China- The Opening Exhibition of Jupiter Art Museum, Shenzhen, China

2018
Harmony- Buddhist Culture And Art Exhibition, The Opening Exhibition of Putian Art Museum, Fujian, China
Extended space- The 2018 Dongguan Sculpture Installation Art Festival, Dongguan, China
Art Beijing- Public Art Exhibition “The Art of Walking in Nature”, Beijing, China
DANCE WITHIT  beijing Taikang Space 15th Anniversary Exhibition
The World: The 2018 research exhibition of contemporary women’s Art in China, Yan Huang Art Museum, 
Beijing, China
Silk Story- The 2018 International Fashion Art Exhibition, Beijing Exhibition Centre, Beijing, China
Fantastic Art China, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

2017
The First Anren International Biennale, Anren, Chengdu, China
In the Mood for Love: An Exhibition Featuring Chinese and Canadian Female Artists, Poly Cultural Art Center, Vancouver, Canada
The Silk Road and Celestial Cloths, The Museum of Imperial Ancestral Temple, Beijing, China  
Contemporary Dialogues Between Fashion and Art, Zhuzhong Art Museum, Beijing, China
Fusion: Contemporary Oil Painting Language Research Exhibition, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
RED: Exhibition of contemporary oil painting female artists, Tree Art Museum, Beijing, China
Weifang International Art Biennale in China, Weifang, China
VOlCES, The Embassy of European Union, Beijing, China

2016
Historicode: Depression and Supply, Nanjing International Art Festival, Nanjing, China
Reflections of Three Persons: Women Art Research Exhibition, Manet Art Museum, Beijing, China
Chimney: Position, Vision, Manner, Shanghai Oil Painting and Sculpture Institute Art Museum, Shanghai, China

2015
Painting: 20×20, Poly Art Museum, Beijing/Hongkong/Macau
Concepts and language in the process of painting – Image Research Lab (2nd edition), Rightview Art Museum, Beijing, China
Break the Image: Method for processing image of Chinese contemporary artist, Sishang Art Museum, Beijing, China
The Temperature of History: China Central Academy of Fine Arts and Chinese figurative Oil painting, China Arts Museum, Beijing, China 

2014
The Presence of Painting as a Product of Thought and Technology: The second Chinese oil painting Biennale, Beijing, China 
Sino-Germany contemporary art exhibition, Germany
Mixed Memory: China – Bremen Contemporary Art Exhibition, Bremen, Germany
Naked Chinese: China contemporary art exhibition, Germany
Specials: Women Artists Salon Exhibition, Manet Art Museum, Beijing, China

2013
Passage to History: 20 Years of La Biennale di Venezia and Chinese Contemporary Art, Invitational exhibition to The 55th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy;Chengdu Museum of Contemporary Art
Special Exhibition by Teachers the Central Academy of Fine Arts·2013, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China 
The Zero State: First China Installation Art Biennale, Museum of Contemporary Art Beijing, Beijing, China
The Material and The Method In The Painting, Sishang Art Museum, Beijing, China


2012
External and Internal Cultivation- China Contemporary Art Exhibition, Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum, Istanbul, Turkey
Starting with the Modern start: Fifteen expressions from fifteen artists, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
Art • Frontier: Contemporary Art Invitation Exhibition, Songzhuang Art Museum, Beijing, China
On Top of Fashion: The first contemporary women artists invitation exhibition, 798 Yue Art Museum, Beijing, China 

2010
Reshaping History: New art from China 2000 to 2009, Beijing International Convention Centre, Beijing, China
Self-portrait—Women Art in China, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China

2009
The 4th Chengdu Biennale, Chengdu International Exhibition Centre, Chengdu, China
Yi Pai: Century Thinking, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
Visual Arts Exhibition at the 2nd International Youth Art Festival, received award of Excellence in Techniques. 

2008
Chinese Contemporary Documents, Wall Art Museum, Beijing, China
Art in Small Town: Touring exhibition in China, Shandong Museum, Jinan, China
Nobility: Contemporary Art exhibition, Xin Beijing Art Gallery, Beijing, China

2007
Shanghai International Contemporary Art Fair, Shanghai Exhibition Centre, Shanghai, China
Art in Small Town: Touring Exhibition, Sichuan Art Museum, Sichuan, China

2006
Art in Small Town: Touring Exhibition, Paris & Rennes, France
The First Annals Exhibition of Contemporary Chinese Art, Beijing World Art Museum of China Millennium 
Monument, Beijing, China

2005
Body Temperature: A global exhibition commemorating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Hans Christian 
Andersen, China/Denmark

2003
Today’s Chinese Fine Arts Exhibition, Beijing World Art Museum of China Millennium Monument, Beijing, China
2002Contemporary Paintings by 33 Artists—Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Inauguration of Schoeni Art Gallery, Inauguration Exhibition in Beijing, Beijing, China

2001
Chinese Fine Arts Exhibition, Cairo, Egypt

2000
China Women Art & Politics Exhibition, Museum Erotica, Copenhagen, Denmark 

1999
The 14th Asian International Art Exhibition, Fukuoka Art Museum, Japan
Northeast Asia and the 3rd International Art Exhibition, Seoul Museum, Seoul, Korea
Sense and Sensibility: Women Art Exhibition, Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong

1998
Century: Women Art Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

1995
The 3rd Chinese Oil Painting Annual Exhibition, Excellent Work Award, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

1993
The 1st Chinese Oil Painting Biennale, Academic Award, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

1992
China Modern Art Exhibition, Düsseldorf, Germany