CANG XIN
b. 1967, Suihua, China. Lives and works in Beijing, China.

As one of China’s most celebrated artist, Cang Xin holds the profound belief that all things have spirit, and approaches his work as a means to promote harmonious communication with nature. His works have included bathing with lizards, adorning the clothing of strangers, and prostrating himself on icy glaciers: each act representing a ritual of becoming the other. Cang’s Communication series is an ongoing series that began in 1996, and involves his engagement with the world and his tongue.
Biography

Born in 1967 in Suihua, China. Currently lives and works in Beijing, China

 

EDUCATION
1988 Studied in Tianjin Academy of Music

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2009
Rites of Nature, C-SPACE, Beijing, China
Cang Xin's Shamanic Vision, Space Can, Seoul, Korea

2008
Cang Xin's Works Exhibition, Square Gallery of Contemporary Art, Nanjing, China
Man and Sky as One, Z-Art Certer, Shanghai, China
Cang Xin’s Mythology, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong
Cang Xin’s Mythology, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
Cang Xin’s Mythology, Mook Gallery, Beijing, China

2007
Cang Xin, Solo Exhibition, Vanessa Art Link, Jakarta, Indonesia

2006
Existence in Translation 1993-2006, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong
Existence in Translation 1993-2006, Eastlink Gallery, Shanghai, China
Existence in Translation 1993-2006, Xindong Cheng Space for Contemporary Art (II), Beijing, China
Identity Exchange, The Red Mansion Foundation, London, UK
Different Life, East Link Gallery, Shanghai, China

1997
Program for the Patient: Auto-write, Performance Art, Beijing, China

1996
Communication, Performance Art, Beijing, China

1994
Virus Series: Trample the Face, Performance Art, Beijing, China

1993
Virus Series: No.1, Performance Art, Beijing, China

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2011
Performance Art of Chinese Literary-1985-2010, Song Zhuang Art Museum, Beijing, China
Biennale Alessandria, Milano, Italy
The folded plane, Shanghai Ming Yuan Art, Shanghai, China
Black White, Beijing 798 Zero Arty Museum, Bejing, China
Love and Hope, art world assisting children Affected by the Japanese Disasters, Beijing  
lberia Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
A First Life Residency Project in Landscape, Beijing xin dong cheng space for contemporary art,Beijing, China
Bump Into -15 Artists from China, Japan, Korea, Beijing 4-Face Space Gallery, Beijing China
Shadows of The Mind, Beijing C2, Cao Changdi, C-Space, Beijing, China
Picked Exhibition of contemporart Art, Zhongshan Art Gallery DaLian, China
Mid-Autumn Moon, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong

2010
Photo Exhibition of Contemporary Artists, Beijing, China
Incarnations, A Photograpy Exhibition of Performance Art, Beijing, China
Beijing Time. La hora de China., Chinese contemporary art exhibition, Madrid, Spain
Homeward Bound I Go”The 1st Contemporary Painting Exhibition at Pudong International Airport, Shanghai, China
Reshaping History, Chinart from2000 to 2009, Beijing, China
Chinese contemporary Art, Galerie Ralph Schriever Köln, Germany
Zhengda Art Museum repository show, Shanghai, China
The 25th Asian International Art Exhibition, Mongolian, China
Rencontre internationale d¹art performance de Québec (RIAP), 2010 Canada
5th Biennale of performance art, Canada
Chop, Contemporary wood carving show, The Other Gallery, Shanghai, China
39° Number of different, Contemporary art exhibition, LDX-Contemporary art center, Beijing, China
East/West: Visually Speaking, Hilliard Museum, Lafayette, Louisiana, USA
MOCA Jacksnonville, Florida, USA    

2009
Action-Camera-Beijing performance Photography", Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Reflection, The Wall Museum, Beijing/Xihu Museum, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
Originaire - Installation Exhibition, Deshan Art Space, Beijing, China
Yi Pai Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition",Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
Selected Works from The White Rabbit Collection, The White Rabbit Musuem, Sydney, Australia
Room Service, Xian, China
Experience/Gorgeous, Chinese contemporary art exhibition, Beijing, China
Beijing Time. La hora de China, Chinese contemporary art exhibition, Madrid, Spain

2008
Hanging in Sky Drifting on Surface" Linda Gallery, Beijing, China
Virtual City: New Power-China Contemporary Art Biennale 2008, Yuan Gong Art Museum, China
Guangzhou International Photo Festival 08, Guangzhou, China
Chinese Fantasies, Found Museum, Beijing, China
China Gold, Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Musée Maillol, Paris, France
Inward Gazes, Documentaries of Chinese Performance Art 2008, Macao Museum of Art, Macao
Beijing Athens, Contemporary Art From China, National Centre of Contemporary Art, Technopolis of the city of Athens Athens, Greece
Chinese Fantasies, Found Museum, Beijing, China
ZHUYI!, CHINA Contemporary Photography From China, Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona, Spain
The revolution Continues: New Art from China, The Saatchi Gallery, London
Liberation Feet, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, College of Fine Arts, The University of New South Wales, Australia

2007
Chinese Contemporary Sotsart, The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia
ZHUYI! CHINA Contemporary Photography From China, ARTIUM Basque - Museum of Contemporary Art, Victoria, Spain
Evolution-Guangzhou Photo Biennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
Made In China, Works From The Estella Collection, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
Cang Xin X Zhu Ming Museum’s Utilization And Its Future: Extraterritorial Studies on Appreciation of Exhibit, The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Japan
The 4th Annual China International Gallery Exposition 2007, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Beijing, China
International Asian Antique And Art Fair Hong Kong, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong
ShContemporary 07, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Shanghai, China

2006
The 3rd Annual China International Gallery Exposition 2006, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong
Outside Context Problem, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery Annex, Hong Kong
Soldiers At The Gate Architecture + Art Project 2006-2008, Beijing, China
Transfashion Lad, Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Beyond Experience New China! Arario Beijing, Beijing, China
Common Link, Vanessa Art Link, Beijing, China
A Forest, Space Other, Boston, USA
Self-landscapes in Transition - Chinese Avant-Garde Photography Since 1990, Asia Art Center, Beijing, China
China Gate, Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Seoul, South Korea

2005
Vehicle and Mirror Exhibition, Beijing New Art Projects, Beijing, China
Photography Group Exhibition, The Red Mansion Foundation, London, UK
Out of The Red – 2, The Photographic Session, Marella Gallery, Milan, Italy
Living in Interesting Times A Decade of New Chinese Photography, The Open Museum of Photography, Haifa, Israel
A Strange Heaven New Chinese Photography, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
100 Artists for A Museum, Casoria Contemporary Art Museum, Napoli, Italy
Body Scape, Contemporary Chinese Photography and Performance Documentation, Red Gate Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Unusual Scene, Five Chinese Contemporary Artists’ Case Analysis, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
Beauty Chinese Contemporary Art, Xin Dong Cheng Space for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
Bad Girls, Good Girls, The Red Mansion Foundation, London, England
Inward Gazes Documentaries of Chinese Performance Art, Macao Museum of Art, Macao
Bologna International Art Expo, Bologna, Italy

2004
Spellbound Aura The New Vision of Chinese Photography, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan
Sens Interdits? Sensuality in Contemporary Chinese Art, Equipe des Arts Plastiques de l’ADDC, Perigueux, France
Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video From China, International Center of Photography and Asia Society, New York, USA; Chicago David Alfred Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, USA; Seattle Art Museum, Washington, USA; Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany; Barbara Museum of Art, California, USA
The 9th Nippon International Performance Art Festival Asian Performance ART Series ’04, Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto & Nagano, Japan
Moving ON, Contemporary Art Museums, National University of Singapore, Singapore
The 4th Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, Shanxi, China
Public Territory, The 1st Architectural Biennial Beijing, Public Space and Urban Environment, Beijing, China
Australia Melbourne Art Exposition, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing, China
Chinese Contemporary Art Photograph Exhibition, Cologne Photograph Equipment Exposition, Alexandria Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2003
Asian Art Festival, Fukuoka Asian Gallery, Japan
Bare Androgyny, Beijing, China
A Strange Heaven – Contemporary Chinese Photography, Vienna National Museum, Vienna; France National Museum; Galerie Rudolfinum, Czechoslovakia
Public Space And Personal Eyes - New Vision In China, Kampnagel Artist Center, Hamburg, Germany

2002
N Identity, Nanjing, China
Biennale of Sydney - The World May be Fantastic, Sydney, Australia
Mask Vs. Face, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing, China
Photography Group Exhibition, Courtyard Gallery, Beijing, China
Over: Interest, Contemporary Art Exhibition, Ke Yi Lang, Singapore
Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, Shanxi
Making Dream, Portrait Donglang Gallery, Shanghai, China
Bridge-Contemporary Art Exhibition, Jilin, Changchun, China
The 1st Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangdong, China

2001
Charming China, Bangkok, Thailand
The 8th International Performance Art, Tokyo, Japan
Hot Pot, Chinese Contemporary Art, Kinesisk Samtidskunst, Oslo, Norway
Virtual Future, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangdong, China
Hong Kong Chinese Contemporary Photography, Hong Kong Art Center, Hong Kong
Contemporary Chinese Photography, Galerie Loft, Paris, France
Upricing, Performance Art, Singapore; Kuala Lumpur; Taiwan; Beijing; Macau.
Annual Exhibition of Chinese Photography, Shandong, China
Four Person Exhibition, Courtyard Gallery, Beijing, China
Nice Chinese Photography Festival, Nice, France
Dialogue, Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Màntova, Italy
Chinese Contemporary Performance, Photography Exhibition, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
Dialogue – Others, Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Chiesa di Santa Teresa dei Maschi, Bari, Italy
Knowledge is Power, Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Beijing Xidan, Beijing, China

2000
Xieyang Island Performance Art Festival, Guangxi, China
2000 Image and Net Art Exhibition, Changchun, China
Home? Contemporary Art Project Show, Shanghai, China
Man and Animals, Performance Art Show, Beijing, China
International Contemporary Art Interflow Exhibition, Nanjing, China
Photographs of Four Artists Show, London, UK
Amazing China, Eastlink Gallery, Shanghai, China
International Performance Art Festival, West Siduhe Village Huairow, Beijing, China
Asian Art Festival, Performance Art Photo Exhibition, Paris, France
Documentation of Chinese Avant-Garde Art in 90s, Fuknoka Asian Art museum, Japan
China’s Human Landscapes Land Art Exhibition, Guilin, China
Unusual and Usual, Contemporary Art Exhibition, Shanghai, China

1999
Modern Photography of Four Artists, Gallery Q, Tokyo, Japan
Out of Control, Beijing Design Museum, Beijing, China
Start from China New Art Exhibition, Beijing, China
Unusual Way of Writing show, Art Academy of Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, China
Traditional Visual Image Show, Fine Art Academy of Shanghai University, Shanghai, China
Documentation of Chinese Installation Art Exhibition, Hong Kong

1998
431 Video & Computer Art Exhibition, Changchun, China

1996
Cage, Installation & Performance Show, Beijing, China

1995
Heighten the Nameless Mountain by One Meter, Performance Art, Beijing, China
Original Sound Performance Art Show, Beijing, China
Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Changchun, China

1994
Asia Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Osaka, Japan
Post Eleven, Zhaoyao Gallery, Beijing, China