XIAO LU
b. 1962 in Hangzhou, China. Lives and works in Beijing, China.

Best known for raising a gun and shooting at her work in the National Art Museum of China a few months before the Tiananmen Square protest of 1989, thus precipitating the closing down of the show by the government, and her brief arrest, Xiao Lu is considered one of China’s most influential and provocative female artists. Some of her most famous works include Sperm, a documentary about her unsuccessful search for a sperm donor and her Love Letter charcoal series.
Biography

Born in 1962 in HangZhou, China. Currently lives and works in Beijing.

 

EDUCATION

1984  
Subsidiary School of Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China

1988  
Zhejiang Academy Of Fine Arts, Oil Painting Department, HangZhou, China

 SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019    Skew, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong

            Xiao Lu: Impossible Dialogue, 4A Centre Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney, Australia

2018    Studio Project: COIL, Skew House, Beijing, China

2017    Xiao Lu, Skovde Art Museum, Skovde, Sweden

2016    Money Laundry Anti-Money Laundry, Hosane Space, Shanghai, China

2006    Open Fire, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York, USA 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019 

180 Years of Photography in China, MOCA, Yinchuan, China

Thousand-Armed Guanyin, Red Brick Art Museum, Beijing, China

Crossing the Bridge Between Mexico and China: Contemporary Art Exhibition, Museum of

the Chancellery, Mexico

Step, 9 Art Museum, Beijing, China

Hot Blood, White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2018 

The Three Objects: The Root Structure of Artistic Creation, Helf Image, Shanghai, China

Art and China After 1989: Theatre of the World, SFMOMA, San Francisco, USA

Her Kind, Zhuzhong Art Museum, Beijing, China

Collection Displays: Performer and Participant, TATE Modern, London, UK

capital@Art.international, IO Cultural Network e, V & Oststern, Frankfurt, Germany

Sworn Sister, Vermilion Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2017 

15-Artists Art Exhibition of Zhejiang Academy of Art, Ding Yuan International Arts Centre, Beijing, China

In the Mood for Love, Poly Cultural Art Centre, Vancouver, Canada

Art and China After 1989: Theatre of the World, Guggenheim Museums, New York, USA

The Exhibition of Annual of Contemporary Art of China 2016, Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing; Jiangsu Contemporary Art Museum, Nanjing; Art Museum of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing, China

2016 

Wen Pulin Archive of Chinese Avant-garde Art, Red Brick Art Museum, Beijing, China

Thirty Years of Body and Performance Happening Project, Beijing Minsheng Art Museum,

Beijing, China

Singapore Biennale 2016 – An Atlas of Mirrors, MoCA, Singapore

Parabiosis – International Contemporary Art Exhibition 2016, Changjiang Contemporary Art Museum, Chongqing, China

Beijing Live , Denmark Cultural Centre, Beijing, China

Arctic Action, Pyramiden, Longyerabyen, Svalbard, Norway

She, Long Art Museum, Shanghai, China

2014

Gender Dialogue – Guangzhou Live 5, YouYou Contemporary Art Centre, Guangzhou, China

Bald Girls, Fundación LIA, Bogotá, Colombia

2013 

Digitalize, YouYou Contemporary Art Centre, Guangzhou, China

Why Not? The First Auction Biennale, Expo Museum, Shanghai, China

2012 

“Bald Girls” Iberia Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing.

2011
Heart Outside Body-Exhibition of Oversea Chinese Artists, Times Art Museum, Beijing, China
ShiDai JingShen, The Main Gallery of Florida Gulf Coast University, USA

2010
Back to the essence, Da Xing Art space, Taiwan, China
Green Attitude – ARfT Fashion Art Exhibition 2010 Sanlitun Village, Beijing, China

2009
Warm Winter Programme, ZhengYang Art zone, Beijing, China
A selecyion of Talkang Art Collection, Talkang Space, Beijing, China
The White Rabbit First Collection Show, White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Twenty-year Anniversary of China/Avant-Garde Exhibition ‘The Seven Deadly Sins’,
Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

2008
Seven Sins Yan Nan Art, Hangzhou, China
China Action Groninger Museum, HerLand

2007
Carrying Tigers Over Mountains Permanence Gallery, Beijing, China
Long March Project 5 Year Retrospective Long March Space,Beijing, China
New Wave: The Birth of Chinese Contemporary Art UCCA, Beijing, China
Zero Field, Beijing, China
Long March Project - Yan An Long March Space,Beijing, China

2006
Women in a society of double-sexuality Tang Contemporary Art - Bangkok, Thailand
‘Size Decides Attitude’First 7x5’Picture-taking Biennale Project, Pingyao The Ancient
City of Pingyao, Shanxi, China
TSI Contemporary Art Center, Beijing, China
Cold  Energy PYO Gallery, Beijing, China
Long March Project - Yan An Yan An, China

2005     
Inward Gazes – Documentaries of Chinese Performance  Arts, Museu de Arte de Macau, Macau

2004
Transborder Language 2004 - Volume Control, Dashanzi, China
The Spaciousness of 798, Beijing, China

2003
China Contempo 2, Urban Illusions and Perceptions(Cooperate with Tang Song)
Art Seasons,  Singapore

2002
The Long March - A Working Visual Display ( Cooperate with Shen Meng)  New York, USA.

1998/01
Inside Out - New Chinese Art
Exhibition around New York, San Francisco, Seattle in USA; Sydney in Australia; Mexico; Hong Kong.

1998/00
Origin of the Point: Global Conceptualism 1950 - 1980
Exhibition around New York; Boston; Chicago; Miami in USA; Europe

1993
Six Contemporary Chinese Artists, Space YZ, University of Western Sydney, Australia.

1992
Emperor New Clothes. Irving Gallery, Sydney, Australia

1991
Twelve Contemporary Chinese Artists. University of Sydney Club, Sydney, Australia

1989
China/Avant-Garde. National Art Museum, Beijing, China