Jian Jun Xi

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Jian Jun Xi
Born in China, Lives and works in Beijing and London.
Graduated from Tsinghua University in 1986, he and three other artists founded China's first performance art group "Concept 21"
which played an important role in the 1980’s Chinese contemporary art movement. He moved to Britain in 1987, from 1992-1994 worked in Paris, In 1995 he graduated from Goldsmiths college university of London. In 1999 Xi and Cai Yuan began producing work together under the name of ‘Mad For Real’. Xi won the Jackson Pollock prize in 2006 and starts to exhibit his work in China in 2007.
Recent exhibitions include; 
2015   State of Play, White Rabbit Museum, Sydney
          Artists Marathon in Tate Modern, London
2014  Fragile Hand at UAAV, Vienna
2013  Blood in My Hand, Kunstverein, Ludwigsburg, Germany
          Scream in Ashmoleam Museum, Oxford. UK,
          Duchamp, And/Or/In, UCCA, Beijing
           Unseen The History at Parallel Exhibition, 55th Paralle Venice Biennale
2012   Scream in Tate Modern, London
           Occupy, Installation at Fridericiaum museum, Kassel, Germany 
2011   The Global Contemporary Arts After 1989,  ZKM, Germany
2010   Now Asian Artists, Bussan Biennale, South Korea,
           Flower of May, Gwangju Museum of Art, South Korea
           Aircraft Carrier Project and Shanghai ZhengDa Art Museum