Cui Xiuwen


Cui Xiuwen was born in the city of Haerbin, China. In 1990, she graduated from Fine Arts School of Northeast Normal 
Then graduated from China's Central Academy Of  Fine Arts as participants in 1996. In her early years, 
she focused on
 oil paintings on canvas. While later on, most her works are videos and photos.

Solo Exhibitions
2015 Awakening of the Flesh,Klein Sun GalleryNew York City, USA 

2014 “Reincarnation"Cui Xiuwen's Solo Exhibition, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, China

2014 “The Love of Soul" Cui Xiuwen Art Project, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
2013 “IU ——You and Me” Cui Xiuwen’s Solo Exhibition, Suzhou Art Museum, Suzhou, China

2013  "Existential Existence", ArtStage Singapore, Ode To Art Sigapore
2012  "Restart: Cui Xiuwen and Miao xiaochun" Dual-Video Exhibition, Eli Fine Art in New York, New York City, USA 

2011  "Existential Emptiness: Cui Xiuwen's Solo Exhibition", Kiang Gallery, Atlanta, USA 

2011  "Discourse On Inner Humanity" in Chongqing Tank Loft, Chongqing, China 

2011  "Existential Emptiness: Cui Xiuwen's Solo Exhibition", Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong

2011  "Existential Emptiness: Cui Xiuwen's Solo Exhibition", Eli Klein Fine Art Gallery, New York City, USA 

2010  "Existential Emptiness: Cui Xiuwen's Solo Exhibition", Hammer Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland 

2010  Cui Xiuwen's Solo Exhibition, Galerie Dix9-Hélène Lacharmoise, Paris, Frence 

2010  "Spiritual Realm" -- Cui Xiuwen's Solo Exhibition, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China 

2010  "Existential Emptiness: Cui Xiuwen's Solo Exhibition", Tina Keng Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

2007  "Angel: Cui Xiuwen's Solo Exhibition", Marella Gallery, Milano, Italy 

2007  "Quarter" -- Cui Xiuwen's Solo Exhibition, Florence Museum, Florence, Italy 

2006  Cui Xiuwen's Solo Exhibition, DF2 Gallery, Los Angels, USA 

2006  Cui Xiuwen's Solo Exhibition, Marella Gallery, 798 Art District, Beijing, China 

2004  "Cui Xiuwen · Kan Xuan" Dual-Video Exhibition, Contemporary Art Museum Of Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France


Participant Exhibitions

2015  The Exhibtion of Annual of Contemporary Art of China 2014, MinSheng Art Museum,Beijing,China

2015  Magic Squarethe Transcoeding of AccuracyShanghai MingYuan Art Museum, Shanghai, China

2015  Magnanimous2015 Art·HomeChina Millennium MonumentBeijingChina

2015  “Biennial of the South Peoples in Resistance”Caracas Venezuela 2015, Bolivar

2015  A Touch Of Classics100 Chinese Contemporary Works Charles Jin’s Collection of Original Photo PrintsChina Millennium MonumentBeijingChina

2015  From Iconography To PhotographySelected Chinese Contemporary Photographs From Charles Jin’s Collections

2015  A Beautiful New WorldThe 2nd Nanjing International Art FestivalNanjing International Exhibition CenterNanjingChina

2015  “HERE OUT THERE” 10 Chinese video artistsCable FactoryHelsinkiFinland

2015   The 2nd Three Shadows Experimental Image Open Exhibition,Three Shadows Photography Art Center,Beijing,China
2015   Abstract Art and It's Chinese Relerence,ARS Space,Beijing,China
2015   “Breaking The Image” Mothods in the Treatment of Imagery by Contemporary Artist from China
2015  “Re-Exposure” Twelve Chinese Contemporary Photographic Artists,Poly Gallery,Hong Kong,China
2015  Art Basel,Hong Kong,China
Riding in Cars” , Cob GalleryLondon,U.K
2015   Community Implant Plan,Chengdu International Culture and Art Center,Chengdu,China

2014   Digital Triangle:Media Art Today in Korea-China-Japan,Alternative Space LOOP,Seoul,Korea
2014  "Long Scroll: Allegorization of  The World" Contemporary Art Exhibition,Distance Gallery,Tianjin,China
2014 "The Third Criticism:Art Language", Times Art Museum,Beijing,China
"West Says East Says — Chinese Contemporary Art Research",United Art Museum,Wuhan, China
2014 "The 8th AAC Tour ,Beijing Station:Art,Ecology,Observation", Today Art Museum,Beijing, China
2014  The 12th National Art Exhibition "The Section of Experimental Art",
Today Art Museum,Beijing, China

2014 "Wuhan 3rd Documentary Exhibition of  Fine Arts:Re-modernization", Hubei Art Museum, Wuhan, China
2014 "China Art Brasil", Ibirapuera Park Point House Gallery, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2014 “Specials
——Female Artists Salon”, Manet Art Collection, Beijing, China
2014  “Art Bank”, ”Art Time” Cover Exhibition, Today Museum, Beijing, China

2014  An Exhibition on Contemporary Digital Art in China, Today Museum, Beijing, China

2013  ”Spectacle Reconstruction- Chinese Contemporary Art”, Centre for Contemporary Art, Debrecen Hungary

2013  “Portrait of the times- 30 years of Chinese contemporary art” Power Station of Art Shanghai, China

2013  “MOMENTS IN LIGHT“ an Exhibition of Outstanding Chinese Female Artists’s works Shanghai, China

2013  Passage to History: 20 years of La Biennale di Venezia and Chinese Contemporary Arte Venice ,Italy

2013  “UFO…” Museum of Site (MOST), Hong Kong, China

2013  “The Evolution” The opening of AVANT-GARDE Contemporary Art Center, Nanjing, China

2013  Leader of the Contemporary - an Invitational Exhibition of the AAC Most Influential Participants of Chinese Art Award-winning Artists, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

2013  “Landscape” The 5th International Biennial of PhotographyFOTOGRAFICA BOGOTA 2013 FOTOMUSEO ,Bogota ,Colombia

2012    "Conceptual Renewal - Short History of Chinese Contemporary Photographical Art" Exhibition, Si Shang Art Museum, Beijing, China

2012     Phoenix Symphony: Female Contemporary Arts, Tree Art Museum, Song Zhuang, Beijing, China

2012     Looking Awry: Contemporary Art, Iberia Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

2012   Dust from the Heart: Five Female Artists And Their Journeys, PealLam Galleries, Hong Kong, China

2012   Magnanimity: Collection of Untypical Works By 21 Chinese Artists, White Box Art Museum, Beijing, China

2012     Omen 2012: New Chinese Art, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China

2012    "Coming Back" Contemporary Art Exhibition, Shang Hu Flowing Art Museum, Beijing, China

2012     TransMedia Art&Fashion Exhibition, Shanghai Sculpture Space, Shanghai, China 

2012    "Fashionable Climax"-- the 1st Feminist Art Exhibition, Enjoy Museum, 798 Art District, Beijing, China 

2011      An Ode to Discernment, Eli Klein Fine Art Gallery, New York City, USA

2011      Twenty Years of China's Visual Arts, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China 

2011      Pure Views: Contemporary Art Exhibition -- Chengdu Biennale, Chengdu, China 

2011    "Half The Sky" -- Women in the New Art of China, National Art Museum Of China & Leonard Pearlstein Gallery,Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA

2011    "Window In The Wall: India and China -- Imaginary Conversations", PearlLam Fine Art, Shanghai, China 

2011   "In God We Trust": Chinese Contemporary Christian Art, Woods Building Photography Department, Bard College, New York, USA 

2011      "Scenes From Within: Contemporary Art From China", Blackbridge Hall Art Gallery, Georgia College, Milledgeville, USA 

2011      "The Getty's Videos: From the New China series", Getty Center, Los Angeles, USA 

2010      "Trans-realism" China's Contemporary Art Exhibition, Christie’s Rockefeller Plaza, New York, USA 

2010      "Reshaping History" China's New Art From 2000 to 2009, China's National Convention Center, Beijing, China

2010      "See From the Movie": The Mark of Contemprary Modern Art and Its Construction, OCT Contemporary Art Center, Shenzhen, China 

2009       China: The Contemporary Rebirth, Palazzo Reale Museum, Milan, Italy 

2009       Translucence -- Female Contemporary Art from China, Brussel, Belgium   

2009       Getxophoto Festival 2009, Bilbao, Spain

2009      "Collision -- Experimental Cases of Contemporary Chinese Art" Contemporary Art Exhibition, China's Central Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, Beijing, China 

2009      "The Home Court: The Debut Exhibition of White Box Art Museum", 798 Art District, Beijing, China 

2009       The Fourth Chengdu Biennale, Chengdu Contemporary Art Museum, Chengdu, China

2009      "Talk · Statement" Contemporary Art Exhibition, The Art Museum of Taiwan & The National Art Museum of China 

2009      "19 Games: AIDS, ARTS and LIFE" Contemporary Arts Exhibition Of the 26th International AIDS Candlelight Memorial Day, T Art Center, 798 Art District, Beijing, China 

2009      "I have a dream: An International Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King .Jr", Carriage House Center for the Arts, New York, USA 

2008       Modern Times 2008, Gallery Hangil, Paju City, Korea 

2008       The Evolution of Concept, 798 Space, Beijing, China 

2008      "Our Future: Guy & Myriam Ullens Collection" UCCA, Beijing, China

2008      "China Gold Exhibition", Museum Maillol, Paris, France 

2008      "Woman Art On Progressing", Mu Zhen Liao Art Museum, Beijing, China 

2008      "55 Days In Valencia Chinese Art Meeting", IVAM, Valencia, Spain 

2008      "4th Triennale Der Photographie", ArtChina Gallery, Hamburg, Germany 

2008      Bizarre Flavor Exhibition, Leehwaik Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2007      "China -- Facing Reality" Selected Exhibition of China's Contemporary Art, National Art Museum Of China, Beijing, China

2007      "China Is Closing", Arts Building of Naples, Naples, Italy

2007      "China -- Facing Reality", MUMOK Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna, Austria

2007      "China's New Media Arts Exhibition", Bundeskanzleramt/Kunst, Vienna, Austria

2007      "Today’s Documents", Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

2007      "Floating -- New Generation of Art in China", National Museum Of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

2007      The Third Chengdu Biennale, Chengdu Contemporary Art Museum, Chengdu, China

2007      "The Thirteen: Chinese Video Now", John Harsard gallery, Southampton, UK

2007      "Thermocline of Art", ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany

2007      "Engagements and Estrangements: Video Art from China", Toronto, Canada

2007      "Gana Photo Festival", Gana Art Center, Seoul, Korea

2007      "Artist In The Wonderland", The Baltic Sea Cultural Centre, Gdansk, Poland              

2007      "China Square", New York, USA

2007      "The Screen -- Eye or the New Image" 100 Videos To Rethink The World, Casino Museum, Luxembourg

2007      "Historias Interrumpidas", Video Art Exhibition, Valencia, Spain

2007      "Zoom on China", Group Show On Chinese Photography, Vanvitelliano, Brescia, Italy

2006      "The International Photography Festival In Seoul", Seoul, Korea

2006      "Between Past and Future" New Photography and Video from China, Nasher Museum, Duke, USA

2006      "2006 IDAA (International Digital Art Award)", Qut Art Museum. Australia 

2006      Russia International Photography Art Festival, Moscow, Russia 

2006      "The Thirteen: Chinese Video Now", P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, USA

2005      "Art: What Was Make-believe Has Become True" -- 'Plato and Its Seven Genius Exhibition, OCT Contemporary Art Center, Shenzheng, China 

2005       ElectroScape International New Media Art Exhibition, Zhengda Art Museum, Shanghai, China

2005       Lianzhou International Photo Festival, Lianzhou, Guangdong, China 

2005    "Between Past and Future" -- New Photography and Video from China, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK 

2005      "The Second Triennial Of Chinese Art" -- Archaeology Of The Future, Nanjing Museum, Nanjing, China 

2005      "Contour: 2nd Biennale For Video Art", Mechelen, Belgium 

2005      "Always To The Front -- China Contemporary Art", Guandu Art Museum, Taipei 

2005      "Body Temperature" -- Invoking The Legacy Of Hans Christian Anderson Through Chinese Contemporary Art, Beijing, China 

2004      "Untitied: Julia Lokte, Julika, Cui Xiuwen", Tate Modern Museum, Londen, UK 

2004      "Between Past and Future -- New Photography and Video From China", International Center of Photography and Asia Society, New York, USA 

2004      "Cui Xiuwen · Kan Xuan" Dual-Video Exhibition, Bordeaux Museum Of Art Contemporary, Bordeaux, France

2004      "China: The Body Everywhere?", Museum of Contemporary Art, Marseiller, France 

2004      "Spellbound Aura" -- The New Vision of Chinese Photography, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan 

2004      "Out The Window -- Spaces of Distraction" -- The Japan Foundation Forum, Organized by The Japan Foundation Asia Center, Tokyo, Japan 

2003      "1st Prague Biennale" -- Peripherles Become The Center, Prague, Czekh

2003      "Net -- City In Asia", Seoul Museum, Seoul, Korea 

2003      "Alors La China?", Center Pompidou, Paris, France 

2003      "New Zone Of Chinese Art", The Zacheta National Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

2002      "Asian Women and Their History" Contemporary Art Exhibition, Woman Art Community, Seoul, Korea 

2002      "The First Guangzhou Triennial" Guangdong Museum, Guangzhou, China 

2002      "The First Israel International Image Biennale", Tel Aviv, Israel

2002      "Ctrl-Z" Contemporary Art Exhibition, TaiKang Up Space, Beijing, China

2001      "Dialogues: The Third Status" Women Art Exhibition, Bari Museum, Italy 

2001      "Constructed Reality", Pao Galleries, Hong Kong Arts Center, Hong Kong, China 

2001     "Beijing with Contradiction", The Oulu City Art Museum & The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland                                                                        

2000      "Australia New-Media Exhibition", Australia New Media Art Department, Brisbane, Australia

2000      "News Today's", Art Commune, Hong Kong, China

1998      "Century · Women" Art Exhibition, Collection Exhibition, Outlying Show, Beijing, China

1997       Chinese Oil Painting Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China

1996      Advanced Oil Industry Training Class Graduation Exhibition, China's Art Museum, Beijing, China

Important Collection 

National Art Museum of China

France Pompidou Arts Center 

Valencia Museum of Modern Art 

The Israel Museum 

Belgium Ullens Foundation 

The United States of America AW Asia Foundation 

Switzerland BSI Foundation 


 won "Art Leader Price of Fengshang Power" in 2011

In 2011, was invited by Italian brand Max Mara for clothes desgin, created the image of "Cuici" and own the creative price of the year.

In 2010, elected as "the fifth Art China, most infulencial artist" (in photography)

In 2010, won the title of "Young artist of the year" from Chinese art criticial conmmitee.

In 2010, won "2010 Fahsion Magazine Elegent Lady Price"

In 2010, won "art contribution price" from Hotsopt artists invitation exhibition.

In 2008, won "2008 Xiao Shufang Art Foundation Great Female Art Price" (first price of universal Chinese women artists)

In 2008, won "Women of the Year"

In 2003, won "the most beautiful" of ELLE's International Chinese Celebrities 

In 1998,Cui created the Siren Art Studio with other three female artists, in the same year, won"Female Art Academic."

Important Publication 

Title: Private Roomage 

Author: Cui Xiuwen

Publisher: Huannanmeishu   ISBN:7-5356-2465-0/J.2272

Exhibition Catalogue,Angel, 2006

 Solo Exhibition Catalogue, Cui Xiuwen Angel, 2006 

After Angel, 2007 

Solo Exhibition Catalogue, Existential Emptiness Tanwai, 2009

Solo Exhibition Catalogue,  Existential Emptiness Switzerland, 2010 

Solo Exhibition Catalogue, Existential Emptiness Tanwai, 2011