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b. 1983, China

Wang Xin Biography

Wang Xin was born in Yichang, Hubei, China in 1983. She graduated from China Academy of Art with a B.F.A. in 2007 and graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (M.F.A.) in 2011.

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Wang Xin is a certificated hypnotist and explores the creative ways to use hypnosis in art. Her artworks take the form of installations, moving images and new media. Unconsciousness, art world systems, and posthumanism are key features in her creation. She frequently uses language and signs to challenge the status of the artist and the functioning of the art market today. The impact of her bold slogans provides a satirical reading to her own position and relation to the art world, as well as a critique of the larger ecosystem of art. Since 2014, Wang Xin has cooperated with Imago Kinetics and founded the 8HZ Hypnosis Lab in Imago Kinetics’ Art Center in Hangzhou. Wang Xin is also the founder of “The Gallery” project, which is an alternative art space/system.

Wang Xin’s solo exhibitions include Every Artist Should have a Solo Show, de Sarthe Gallery, Beijing, China (2016); 8 HZ Hypnosis Lab, MoCA Pavilion Shanghai, China (2015); The Gallery, C-Space, Beijing, China (2014); Let’s Play in the Name of Art, Antenna Space, Shanghai (2013). She has also has exhibited her artwork internationally in group exhibitions and projects including: Take Me Out, Chi K11 Art Museum, Shanghai, China (2016); Now You See: New Chinese Video Art from the Collection of Dr. Michael I. Jacobs, Whitebox Art Center, New York, USA (2014); Shenzhen Independent Animation Biennale, Shenzhen, China (2012) and Musrara Mix Festival, Jerusalem, Israel (2011).

In 2007, Wang Xin is the recipient for the Pierre Huber Creation Prize Award of Excellence.

Wang Xin currently lives and works in Shanghai, China.

Text courtesy de Sarthe.

Wang Xin Featured Artworks

Unknown Artists Agency by Wang Xin contemporary artwork
Wang Xin Unknown Artists Agency, 2017 Iron, acrylic, spray paint, LED Lights, LED board, plastic box, desk, 46 inch LED TV, receipt printer, journal, plastic balls, paper, stanchions, rope, shelf, felt
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This is an important artwork by Wang Xin contemporary artwork
Wang Xin This is an important artwork, 2015 Cart, Spotlights, Wood box, Metal
60 x 90 x 115 cm
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Wang Xin Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Wang Xin, Every Artist Should Have a Solo Show at de Sarthe, Beijing
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19 March–29 May 2016 Wang Xin Every Artist Should Have a Solo Show de Sarthe, Beijing

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'Reversal Ritual': inaugural group exhibition at de Sarthe Gallery's new Hong Kong space Related Press 'Reversal Ritual': inaugural group exhibition at de Sarthe Gallery's new Hong Kong space 24 April 2017, Art Radar Journal

de Sarthe Gallery unveils its new 10,000-square-feet gallery space in the burgeoning art district of Wong Chuk Hang in the Southern part of Hong Kong. Located on the entire 20th floor in the Global Trade Square building, Reversal Ritual, the inaugural group exhibition of five emerging mainland Chinese and Hong Kong artists, is on view from 23...

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Art in the Digital Era: MoMA PS1 and K11 Art Foundation co-present '.com/.cn' in Hong Kong Related Press Art in the Digital Era: MoMA PS1 and K11 Art Foundation co-present '.com/.cn' in Hong Kong 18 April 2017, Art Radar Journal

'.com/.cn', co-curated by Klaus Biesenbach and Peter Eleey of MoMA PS1 in New York, is on view at the K11 Art Foundation Pop-up Space, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong from 21 March to 30 April 2017. The exhibition is co-presented by MoMA PS1 and the K11 Art Foundation. The group show includes work by Darren Bader, Cao Fei, DIS, Aleksandra Domanović, Greg...

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