Through creating experiences that are both familiar and foreign in a confined space, Xin’s work inventively anticipates and questions interpersonal differences in society. A central element in his creativity consists of implementing political and psychological metaphors in art, which blend together and become a set of collaborative entanglements expressing the dilemmas of living in a communal reality. Whether it is adjusting the physical dimensions of a space, creating interactive installations, or appropriating found objects Xin Yunpeng’s art activates a form of thought that requires spectators to contemplate psychological strategies in terms of our environments.
His solo exhibitions include all men are created equal, Hunsand Space, Beijing, China (2016); No New is Good News – An Exhibition by Xin Yunpeng, Inside Out Museum, Beijing, China (2014); I Don’t Know Where to Take You Yet – A4 Young Artist Experimental Season First Round Exhibition, A4 Contemporary Arts Center, Chengdu, China (2013); and 51 m2: 8# Xin Yunpeng Taikang Space, Beijing, China (2010). He has also exhibited internationally in group shows including: Exotic Stranger curated by Bao Dong, Galerie Paris Beijing, Paris, France (2016); China Whispers, Recent Art From The Sigg & M+ Sigg Collections, Kunstmuseum, Bern, Switzerland (2016); DRUG – Group Exhibition of the Chinese and Foreign Artists, Hunsand Space, Cao Changdi Art District, Beijing, China (2015); Live at, Intelligentsia, Beijing, China (2015); Polyphony II – Ecological Survey of Chinese Art, Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts, Nanjing, China (2014); Nihilistic Belief, Antenna Space, Shanghai, China (2014); You Are Damn Wrong, Rice University, Houston, USA (2014); A Room Not of One’s Own, Space Station, Beijing, China (2014); ON | OFF China’s Young Artists in Concept and Practice, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China (2013); and XXX – Next 10 Year of Contemporary Art, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China (2011).
Xin Yunpeng currently lives and works in Beijing, China.
Text courtesy de Sarthe.