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    Miao Xiaochun creates and builds virtual worlds for twenty years, unlimited in size, perspective and imagination. Populated by strange cybernetic beings, stripped of every habit, character or expression, these universes superimpose the images of the great classics of Western art with futuristic, highly urbanized and technologically technologized settings.

    Miao Xiaochun was born in 1964 in Wuxi, China. He studied in Nanjing University, Beijing Central Academy of Fine Arts and Kassel Kunsthochschuke in Germany. He currently lives and works in Beijing, where he teaches at the Department of Photography and Digital Art at the Central Academy of Fine Arts. His works have been widely exhibited around the world.

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      Born in Wuxi, Jiangsu province, China in 1966.
      Graduated from the China Central Academy of Fine Arts(CAFA), Beijing, China and the Kunsthochschule Kassel, Germany, professor at CAFA.


      The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
      White Rabbit Contemporary Chinese Collection, Sydney, Australia
      Essl Art Museum / Essl Collection, Klosterneuburg, Austria
      Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna, Austria
      Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
      Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
      Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
      FNAC, Paris, France
      Goetz Collection, Munich, Germany
      The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
      Uli Sigg Collection, Mauensee, Switzerland
      LEISTER Collection, Switzerland
      The Red Mansion Foundation, London, UK
      Zabludoeicz Collection, London, UK
      The New Art Gallery, Walsall, UK
      The Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, USA
      The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA
      Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, USA
      Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
      Shenzhen Museum of Art, Shenzhen, China
      The Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, IL
      The Yuz Museum, Jakarta, Indonesia
      Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK
      Uli Sigg Collection, Mauensee, Switzerland
      USC Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena


      Miao Xiaochun: Gyro Dance, Eli Klein Gallery, New York, USA
      “01 Variable Cycle: Miao Xiaochun 2006-2018,” OCT Art & Design Gallery, Shenzhen, China

      “Metamorphosis,” Klein Sun Gallery, New York, USA
      Echo, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris, France

      Miao Xiaochun 2015, Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Art, Nanjing, China
      Miao Xiaochun: Grammar, Arario Gallery, Shanghai, China
      Miao Xiaochun: Save As, Whitebox Art Center, 798 Beijing, China

      Dreamland, K.Gallery, Chengdu, China

      Miao Xiaochun: The Real in the Virtual, The Dennos Museum Center, MI, USA

      Limitless-Feng Mengbo | Miao Xiaochun, Arario Gallery, Beijing, China
      Out of Body, White Box Museum of Art, 798 Beijing, China
      Beijing Handscrolls, Guardini Foundation, Berlin, Germany

      Miao Xiaochun, Galeria Arsena? w Bia?ymstoku, Poland
      Macromania, Ludwig Museum, Koblenz, Germany

      Miao Xiaochun-Two Big Video Works, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
      Miao Xiaochun, Guanshanyue Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
      Index, White Space Beijing and Alexander Ochs Galleries Berlin | Beijing, Beijing

      Miao Xiaochun-Microcosm, Arario Gallery, Beijing-New York-Seoul, 2009-2010 The Last Judgment in Cyberspace, Museum of Contemporary Religious Art, St. Louis, MO. USA
      Miao Xiaochun: Microcosm, Osage Galleries Singapore-Hong Kong

      Miao Xiaochun | Microcosm, Alexander Ochs Galleries Berlin | Beijing, Berlin, Germany
      The Last Judgment in Cyberspace, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Australia
      H2O-A Study of Art History, Osage Contemporary Art and Ideas, Hong Kong
      H2O-A Study of Art History, White Space Beijing and Alexander Ochs Galleries Berlin | Beijing, Beijing; Berlin

      Urban Landscape, John Hope Franklin Centre of Duke University, USA
      A Birdview, Zhu Qizhan Art Museum, Shanghai, China
      Image + Imagination, Osage Contemporary Art and Ideas, Hong Kong Viewpoint, White Space Beijing, Beijing, China

      The Last Judgment in Cyberspace, Walsh Gallery, Chicago, USA
      Phantasmagoria-Photographs by Miao Xiaochun, Walsh Gallery, Chicago, USA

      Miao Xiaochun: A Visitor from the Past, epSITE Beijing-Shanghai, China

      Linger, Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne, Switzerland

      From East to West and Back to East, Museum of CAFA, Beijing, China

      Kulturbegegnungen, Galerie Stellwerk, Kassel

      Miao Xiaochun, Beijing Art Museum and Shanghai Art Museum

      Miao Xiaochun, National Museum of Chinese History, Beijing, China

      Miao Xiaochun: Recents Works, Beijing Art Museum
      Miao Xiaochun’s Paintings, Gallery of CAFA, Beijing, China


      “The Dream of Being an Artist,” Palais des Beaux-Arts, Lille, France
      “New Art History 2000 – 2018 Chinese Contemporary Art,” MOCA Yinchuan, Yinchuan, China
      “Traces,” Nolan Park, Governors Island, New York, USA
      “Golden Panda Photography Awards Exhibition,” Chengdu Contemporary Image Museum, Chengdu, China
      «180 Years of Photography in China», MOCA Yinchuan, Yinchuan, China

      “Hybridizations: the ghost of painting,” Whitebox Art Center, Beijing, China
      «40 Years of Chinese Contemporary Photography,» OCAT Shenzhen, Shenzhen, China
      «Life and Dreams: Contemporary Chinese Photography and Media Art,» The Walther Collection, Neu-Ulm, Germany
      “Ambush on All Sides An Alternative Intervention in Social Vision,” Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Sichuan, China
      “Open Source Shenzhen Biennale 2018,” Luohu Museum of Art, Shenzhen, China
      “Screen Refreshing / Labor AMNUA Photography Exhibition 2018,” Art Museum of Nanjing Museum of Art, Nanjing, China

      Heaven beyond the Sea, Haitang Bay, Sanya, China
      Mutual Supplementary Merge, Liu Haisu Art Museum, Shanghai, China
      Ludwig Museum, Koblenz, Germany
      Luther and the Avantgarde, Alten Gefängnis Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Germany
      China, Art in Motion, Musée du Film d’Animation, Château d’Annecy, Annecy, France

      The Exhibition of Annual of Contemporary Art of China, Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing, China
      The Shadow Never Lies,Shanghai 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
      Utopias·Heterotopias-Wuzhen International Contemporary Art Exhibition, Wuzhen, China

      A New Dynasty-Created in China, ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, Aarhus, Denmark
      Fascination Photography, Essl Museum, Vienna, Austria
      Designing VIEW beyond the earth, The First Xi’an Contemporary Art Document Exhibition, Xi’an Art Museum, Xi’an, China
      What I saw with your eyes, ART021, Shanghai Exhibition Centre, Shanghai, China
      B3 Biennial of The Moving Image, Frankfurt, Germany
      Experimental Zone, International Contemporary Art Exhibition, Nanjing International Exhibition Center, Nanjing, China
      Myth, Whitebox Art Center, 798, Beijing, China
      Imagined Future, Opening Exhibition of Future Gallery, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
      Inter – locking stratagem, Xi’an Art Museum, Xi’an, China
      Fervent China-Contemporary Monumental Sculptures, The Former Slaughterhouse, Mons, Belgium
      Screen Play: Life in an Animated World, The Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, USA
      2nd Experimental Image open exhibition, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, China
      Epoch Writing-Chinese Contemporary Art Invitational Exhibition, Epoch Art Museum, Wenzhou, China
      Moving in Time: B3+Beijing Moving Image Exhibition, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing
      China 8-Contemporary Art from China along the Rhine and Ruhr, 9 Museums including NRW-Forum Düsseldorf, Kunstmuseum Gelsenkirchen, Germany
      Fairy Tales, The Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taiwan
      Essential Matters-Moving Images from China, Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey
      Sudden Change of Idea–An Exhibition on comparative study between Chinese and German Conceptual Art, United Museum, Wuhan, China
      2015 Invited Academic Contemporary Art Exhibition, Ming Yuan Art Museum, Shanghai, China

      Future Returns: Contemporary Art from China, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University, MI, USA
      Performance and Imaginations: Photography from China 1911-2014, Stavanger Art Museum, Stavanger, Norway
      Contemporary Photography in China 2009-2014, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
      Seeing the Unseen: Photography and Video Art in China Now, The Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL, USA
      Metamorphosis of the Virtual 5+5: Digital Art Today, Chi K11 Art Museum, Shanghai, China
      China Arte Brasil, OCA, Parque lbirapuera, Sao Paulo, Brasil
      1st Experimental Image open exhibition, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, China
      Liquid Times, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
      Tour Exhibition of Pavilion of China at the 55th Venice Biennale
      How Art Museum, Wenzhou, China
      The Best of Times, The Worst of Times Revisited—Selected Video Works From 1st Kiev Biennale, Chronus Art Center, Shanghai, China
      Exhibition on Contemporary Digital Art in China, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
      Digital Triangle—Media Art Today in Korea-China-Japan, Alternative Space LOOP, Seoul, Korea
      8+1—A Project of Experimental Art, Guangdong Contemporary Art Centre (GCAC), Guangzhou, China
      Translated Concussion—Chinese New Media Art Techniques and Practice since 2000, Museum of Contemporary Art Chengdu, China
      10 Years of Contemporary Photography in China 2005-2014, The 10th Lianzhou International Photo Exhibition, Lianzhou, China

      The 55th Venice Biennale, The Chinese Pavilion, Venice, Italy
      Rewriting the Landscape, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea
      1st Beijing Photo Biennial: Aura and Post Aura, China Millennium Monument, Beijing, China
      Spectacle reconstruction—Chinese Contemporary Art, MODEM Centre for Modern and Contemporary Arts, Debrecen, Hungary
      Portrait of the Times—30 Years of Contemporary Art, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China
      The Garden of Forking Paths—Exploring Independent Animation, OCT Shanghai, China
      Move on Asia—Video Art 2002 -2012, ZKM, Karlshure, Germany
      @What—New Contemporary Art from China, Arko Art Center of Arts Council Korea, Seoul
      Nothing to declare?—World Maps of Art since 89, Academy of the Arts Berlin, Germany

      The 7th Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art—Mountains and Waters: Chinese
      Animation Since the 1930s, Queensland Art Gallery l Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
      The World of Soul: As Virtual Artistic Engineering, 1st Shenzhen Independent Animation Biennale, B10 Art Center, Shenzhen, China
      Conceptual Renewal—Short History of Chinese Contemporary Photographical Art, Si Shang Art Museum, Beijing, China
      Chinese Contemporary Public Art, Kassel, Germany
      The Unseen, The 4th Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
      Transformation: A View on Chinese Contemporary Art, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul, Turkey
      New Image after 2000, Enjoy Museum of Art, 798, Beijing, China
      Architecture China—The 100 Contemporary Projects,Reiss-Engelhorn Museum(REM), Mannheim, Germany
      Go figure! Contemporary Chinese Portraiture, National Portrait Gallery and The Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Canberra and Sydney, Australia
      Passing Through Memory, Jinjihu Art Museum, Suzhou, China
      ARSENALE 2012, The 1st Kiev International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Kiev, Ukraine
      Photo España—Image Anxiety, Fundación Telefónica, Madrid, Spain
      Future Pass, Wereldmuseum, Rotterdam, Netherlands; Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung,
      Taiwan; Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

      The Global Contemporary. Kunstwelten nach 1989(Art Worlds after 1989), ZKM, Germany
      The 54th Venice Biennale—Future Pass, Venice, Italy
      New Horizon—Contemporary Chinese Art, The National Museum of Australia, Canberra, Australia
      Meta-Question Back to The Museum Per Se, Inauguration Exhibition of The 4th Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
      30 Years of Contemporary Chinese Art—Moving image in China 1988-2011, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
      Spectrum, Chinese Independent Animation, A4 Contemporary Arts Center, Chengdu, China
      Verso Est. Chinese Architectural Landscapes, MAXXI, Roma, Italy
      Representation of Realistic Art—The 5th Chengdu Biennale 2011, Chengdu Contemporary Art Museum, Chengdu, China
      Move on Asia—The End of Video Art, Casa Asia, Barcelona, Spain
      New Age, New Media, exhibition tour in Ten Cities of China and Australia
      “Dual senses» and «Dynamic views”— Contemporary Art Exhibition across the Taiwan Straits of 2011, NAMOC, Beijing; Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (TMOA)
      A Decade of the Rabbit, White Rabbit Museum, Sydney, Australia
      Magic Spaces, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

      A Fresh Look at Chinese Landscapes, Galerie Moderne Chinesische Malerei des Museums für Asiatische Kunst, Berlin, Germany
      Mediators, The National Museum in Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
      Negotiations—The Second Today’s Documents, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
      Made in Korea, China and Japan, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea
      Reshaping History—Chinart from 2000-2009, National Conference Center, Beijing, China
      DIGIFESTA—Speed of Earth ‘2010 km/second, see’, Gwangju Museum of Art, Korea

      Beijing Time, Casa Asia, Matadero Madrid; Santiago Art Museum, Spain Guangzhou Photo Biennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China Animamix Biennial: Metaphors of Un/real, MoCa Shanghai, China
      Open Vision—Chinese Contemporary Art, Czech National Gallery, Prague Next Nature, National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
      Vistas | Vision of U-City, Incheon International Digital Art Festival, Incheon, Korea
      Nature | Nation, Museum on the Seam | Social-Political Contemporary Art Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
      The Dream Machine, The Niterói Contemporary Art Museum, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
      Spectacle—to Each His Own, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei

      Images in the night, Le Grand Palais, Paris, France
      Expenditure, Busan Biennale, Busan MoMA, Korea
      Up: Chinese Contemporary Art, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
      Mediations, Poznan Biennale, Poland
      China: Construction—Deconstruction, Museu de Arte de São Paulo, Brasil
      Go China—New World Order, Present day Installation Art and Photography, Groninger Museum, Groningen, the Netherlands
      Re-Imagining Asia, The House of World Cultures, Berlin, Germany; The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, UK
      China Design Now, 2008-2010 Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK; Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio, USA; Portland Museum of Art, Oregon, USA
      China Gold, Museum Maillol, Paris, France
      Synthetic Times: Media Art China 2008—International Media Art Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
      55 Days in Valencia, Institut Valencia d’Art Modern, Spain

      China—Facing Reality, Museum of Modern Art Ludwig Foundation Vienna, Austria; National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
      China Now, Cobra Museum of Modern Art, Amstelveen, the Netherlands
      Energy Spirit·Body·Material—1st Today’s Documents, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
      Red Hot: Contemporary Asian Art Rising, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, USA
      Floating—New Generation of Art in China, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea
      Thermocline of Art—New Asian Waves, ZKM Karlsruhe, Germany
      New Directions from China New Media Art,, Basel, Switzerland
      Contemporary Photography from China. Zhuyi! China!, ARTIUM, Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporaneo; Palau de la Virreina, Barcelona, Spain
      Made in China, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark; Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

      Media City Seoul 2006, The 4th Seoul International Media Art Biennale, Korea
      SUSI: Key to Chinese Art Today, Metropolitan Museum, Manila, the Philippines
      China now—Art at a time of transformation, Essl Museum, Austria
      Totalstadt: Beijing case, ZKM Karlsruhe, Germany
      New Urban Reality: Chinese Contemporary Art, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

      Scapes: The Century and Paradise, 2nd Chengdu Biennale, China
      Mahjong—Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, 2005-2009, Art Museum, Bern, Switzerland; Hamburger Kunsthalle, Germany; Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Austria; UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive (BAM & PFA), Berkeley, California, USA; The Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, USA
      Re-Viewing the City, Guangzhou Photo Biennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, China

      Between Past and Future—New Photography and Video from China, 2004-2006, International Center of Photography and Asia Society, New York, USA; Smart Museum of Art and Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, USA; Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
      Spellbound Aura—The new vision of Chinese Photography, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan

      Me and More, Museum of Art Lucerne, Switzerland
      Encounter, Museum of CAFA, Beijing; Liu Haisu Museum, Shanghai, China
      Left hand, right hand Sino-German Exhibition of Contemporary Art, 798 Art Space, Beijing, China

      Urban Creation, The 4th Shanghai Biennale 2002, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
      Media City Seoul 2002, The 2nd Seoul International Media Art Biennale, Korea
      China—Tradition and Modern, Ludwig Museum, Oberhausen, Germany
      Golden Harvest—Chinese Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia

      The First Annual Exhibition of Chinese Oil Paintings, The National Museum of Chinese History, Beijing, China

      Miao Xiaochun: Kulturbegegnungen, Deutsche Botschaft Peking

      Miao Xiaochun 2009-1999, Dumont

      Miao Xiaochun: Microcosm, Arario Gallery
      Miao Xiaochun A Visitor From the Past, Epson

      Miao Xiaochun H2O – A Study of Art History, Osage Contemporary Art Space

      Miao Xiaochun: The Last Judgment in Cyberspace
      Miao Xiaochun A Visitor From the Past, Epson
      Miao Xiaochun Image + Imagination,Osage Contemporary Art Space
      Miao Xiaochun Macromania, Ludwig Museum, Timezone 8

      Phantasmagoria, Photographs by Miao Xiaochun, Walsh Gallery

      • Miao Xiaochun
        05/12/2016 - 06/18/2016