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 



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


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


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


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


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

Bald Girls, Fundación LIA, Bogotá, Colombia


Digitalize, YouYou Contemporary Art Centre, Guangzhou, China

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


“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
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

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
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