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.

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



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

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


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 


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

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

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

Warm Winter Programme, ZhengYang Art zone, Beijing, China
A selecyion of Talkang Art Collection, Talkang Space, Beijing, China
Women and performance, La Bellone, Brussels, Belgium
City of Women 2009, Stara Elektrarna, Ljubljana, The Republic of Slovenia
The Art Achievement Exhibition in commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the
Founding of the People’s Republic of China, Grand Ballroom of the Beijing Hotel, China
Art - Look or Listen? , SooBin Art Int’L, Singapore
The White Rabbit First Collection Show, White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Yi Pai – Century Thinking, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
Coming Home(Cooperate with Wen Zai), Linda Gallery, Beijing, China
Reflective, West Lake Art Museum, Hangzhou, China
Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
Twenty-year Anniversary of China/Avant-Garde Exhibition ‘Documentary Exhibition’,
Wall Art Museum, Beijing, China
Twenty-year Anniversary of China/Avant-Garde Exhibition ‘The Seven Deadly Sins’,
Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

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

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
Seven Sins Beijing Art now Gallery, Shanghai, China
Dragon’s Evolution China Square, New York, USA
New Curator Project-The Story of HairTSI Contemporary Art Center, Beijing, China
China’s Performance Art photographyInter Art Center & Gallery, Beijing, China
Wen Pulin Archive of Chinese Avant-Garde Art-Wang Deren, Xiao Lu, Zang Nian
Zero Field, Beijing, China
Long March Project - Yan An Long March Space,Beijing, China

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Emperor New Clothes. Irving Gallery, Sydney, Australia

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

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