Yan Xing (artist)

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Yan Xing
Born (1986-04-18) April 18, 1986 (age 29)
Chongqing, China
Nationality China People's Republic of China
Education Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing
Known for Video art
Performance Art
Conceptual art
Awards

Won, 2012 Best Young Artist Award, Chinese Contemporary Art Award (CCAA)

Finalist, 2012 Future Generation Art Prize, Victor Pinchuk Foundation, Kiev, Ukraine
Yan Xing
Chinese 鄢醒
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Yan.

Yan Xing (Chinese language: 鄢醒, born 1986 in Chongqing, China) is an artist in performance as well as installations, video and photography. He grew up in Chongqing and currently lives and works in Beijing and Los Angeles.[1]

Background[edit]

Born in Chongqing in 1986, Yan Xing graduated from the Oil Painting Department of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in 2009 with a bachelor degree. Yan Xing currently lives and works in Beijing. He is both the initiator and participant of the “COMPANY” project. His works have been shown at institutions such as: Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH), Houston, USA; Central House of Artists (CHA), Moscow, Russia; PinchukArtCentre, Kiev, Ukraine; National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia; Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), Beijing, China; China Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum (CAFAM), Beijing, China; Iberia Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China; Today Art Museum, Beijing, China; OCT Contemporary Art Terminal (OCAT), Shenzhen, China and the A4 Contemporary Arts Center, Chengdu, China. He has also been featured at Moscow International Biennale for Young Art (2012), Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale (2012).

Yan Xing’s works involve an extremely broad range of creative media, including performance, video, installation and painting, among others. The solo exhibitions of his works were held at Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester, UK (2012); Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne, Beijing, China (2011), and his works have also been shown in important group exhibitions such as: Meulensteen Gallery, New York, USA; Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, China; Pékin Fine Arts, Beijing, China; and Platform China Contemporary Art Institute, Beijing, China.

As a young artist, Yan Xing made an impressive result during recent years. He has received several notable awards, in 2012 he won the Best Young Artist Award by CCAA (Chinese Contemporary Art Award).[2] The same year, he was a finalist in the “Future Generation Art Prize”,[3] Victor Pinchuk Foundation, Kiev, Ukraine; “Focus on Talents Project 2012”, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China, Martell Art Fund.

Yan Xing’s works have been public collections include: Rubell Family Collection, Miami, USA; M+ Museum for Visual Culture, Hong Kong; Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, France; He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China. Yan Xing has also created and planned exhibitions such as: Dream Plant contemporary art exhibition, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing, China; Mummery, Art Channel, Beijing, China; and the Fact Study Institute, Yangtze River Space, Wuhan, China.

Selected Solo exhibitions[edit]

  • 2014 "Standard Exhibition", Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne, Switzerland
  • 2013 "Recent Works", Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing, China
  • 2012 "YAN XING", Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester, UK
  • 2011 “REALISM", Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne, Beijing, China

Selected Group Exhibitions[edit]

  • 2014 "15 Years Chinese Contemporary Art Award (CCAA)", Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China
  • 2013 "28 Chinese", Rubell Family Collection, Miami, USA
  • 2013 "Art Unlimited - Art Basel", Messe Basel, Messeplatz, Basel, Switzerland
  • 2013 "Future Generation Art Prize", Collateral Event of the 55th Venice Biennale, Palazzo Contarini Polignac, Venice, Italy
  • 2013 "China China", PinchukArtCentre, Kiev, Ukraine
  • 2013 "ON|OFF: China’s Young Artists in Concept and Practice", Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), Beijing, China
  • 2012 "Unfinished Country: New Video from China", Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH), Houston, USA
  • 2012 "Future Generation Art Prize - Finalists Exhibition", PinchukArtCentre, Kiev, Ukraine
  • 2012 "1st CAFAM Future", China Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum (CAFAM), Beijing, China
  • 2012 "The III Moscow International Biennale for Young Art", Central House of Artists (CHA), Moscow, Russia
  • 2012 "The Seventh Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale", OCT Contemporary Art Terminal (OCAT), Shenzhen, China
  • 2012 "Focus on Talents Project - Finalists Exhibition", Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • 2012 "Symptoms", Iberia Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

Awards[edit]

  • 2012 Best Young Artist Award, Chinese Contemporary Art Award (CCAA), Beijing, China
  • 2012 Finalist, Future Generation Art Prize, Victor Pinchuk Foundation, Kiev, Ukraine
  • 2012 Finalist, Focus on Talents Project, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China. Martell Art Fund.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Official Website http://www.yan-xing.com/cv/
  2. ^ Winners Announced At The 2012 "Chinese Contemporary Art Awards (CCAA)" http://artasiapacific.com/News/WinnersAnnouncedAtThe2012ChineseContemporaryArtAwards
  3. ^ 21 Shortlisted of the 2012 "Future Generation Art Prize" http://www.e-flux.com/announcements/shortlisted-artists-for-the-future-generation-art-prize-2012/

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