Xu Zhongmin

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Born in Sichuan Province, China.



Graduated from Sichuan Fine Art Academy,Sichuan, China.




‘Utopia/Heterotopia The First Wuzhen International Contemporary Art Exhibition’ Wuzhen, Zhejiang. 



‘1985-1989 Sichuan Fine Art Academy’ Modern Art Museum Chongqing, China.



‘1st Xinjiang International Art Biennale’ Xinjiang International Exhibition Centre,Urumqi,Xinjiang.

‘Art Beijing The Public Art Project’ Beijing.

‘Art And Design For All’ 2014The First Shanghai Art and Design Week, Shanghai Pudong Century Park, Shanghai.



‘Why Not!’ Shanghai Auction Biennale, Shanghai World Expo Museum, Shanghai, China.

Contemporary art of China – ‘Voice of the Unseen’ the 55th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy.



‘Open Sky’ Exhibition of International Contemporary Art, Chongqing Museum of Contemporary Art, Chongqing, China.

‘Not Now’ Songzhuang Art Center, Beijing, China.

‘Xinjiang Biennale’ Xinjing Art Museum, Xinjiang, China.

‘Pulse Manifestation— First Qinhuangdao Document Exhibition’ Qinhuangdao Art Center, China.

‘Whatever You Want New Media Art Exhibition ’ Ren Wo Xing Space, Beijing, China.

‘Quite Energy’ Dialogues Space Gallery, Beijing, China.

‘Shanghai FAW – VW Audi Art Exhibition’ Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, China.



‘Solo Exhibition’ Today Art Museum, Beijing China.

‘Decade of the Rabbit’ White Rabbit Art Museum, Sydney, Australia.  



‘Nanjing Biennale’ Jiangsu Art Museum, Nanjing, China

‘The Second Today’s Documents-Negotiations’ Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

‘Reshaping History-China art from 2000-2009’ National Convention CenterBeijing, China

‘Digifesta’ Gwangju Biennale hall, Gwangju, Korea.



‘China: Contemporary Rebirth’ Palazzo real, Milan, Italy.

‘Rabbit New Show’ White Rabbit Art Museum, Sydney, Australia.  

‘Casting’ Found Art Museum, Beijing, China.

‘Home’ White Box Museum of Art, Beijing, China.

‘New Media’ Guan Shanyue Art Museum, Shenzhen, China.

Spectacle- To Each His Own’ Taipei MOCA, Taiwan.



‘Seville Biennale’ Seville, Spain.

‘Poznan Biennale’ Poznan, Poland.

‘Butterfly Dream’ MOCA Shanghai, Shanghai, China

‘Virtual City’ New Power-China Contemporary At Biennale, Yuan Gong Art Museum,   Shanghai,China.

‘Accelerate: Chinese Contemporary Art’ Singapore Art Museum, Singapore.

‘Synthetic times’ The National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China.

Asian Contemporary Art in New York New York, USA.

‘The Borders of Utopia’ Today Art Museum, Beijing, China.

‘Chinesevoices Chinesestories’ Osage Gallery, Hong Kong.

‘Empty’ Marella gallery, Milan, Italy.




‘Empty’ Marella gallery Beijing, China

‘Floating-New Generation Of Art In China’ National Museum Of contemporary Art, Korea.

‘Thermocline of Art-New Asia Waves’ ZKM Art Museum, Karlsruhe, Germany.

Departure From South West’ Guangdong Art Museum, Guangzhou, China.

‘Models - Allegories of The Real’ Kunsthalle Göppingen, Germany.

Visiting artist at the The Royal College of Art, London, UK.




‘Double Sound Cracker’ Tang Contemporary Art Center, Beijing, China.

‘This is For Real’an exhibition of Chinese contemporary art, Zhu Qizhan Art Museum, Shanghai,China.

‘China Cupe’The Hospital, London, UK.

Artist resident at Caribbean Contemporary Art Cantle,Port of Span,Trinidad Tobago.

‘Beyond Beijing’ exhibition, Osage, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong



‘Convergence at E116/N40 Beijing International Contemporary Art Exhibition’ 798 Da Yaolu Art space and East End Art Zone. Beijing,China.

‘Individual Exhibition’ Albemarle Gallery London,UK.

‘Shanghai Cool’ Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China.



‘Is It Art?’ Xi’an Art Museum, Xi’an, China.

Visiting artist at The Royal College of Art,London, UK.



‘China Today’ The British Library gallery, London, UK.

‘Japan International Art festival’, Tokyo, Japan.



‘City Of Dreams’Individual Exhibition, the Gallery Art U, Osaka, Japan.

‘Dialogue’ Contemporary Art Center,Osaka,Japan.

‘Dream-02’ The Bargehouse and the gallery OXO, London, UK.

‘Media City’Art Gallery Artist Commune, Hong Kong.

‘The First Triennial Of Chinese Art’ Guangzhou Art Museum, Guangzhou, China.



‘Individual Exhibition - Tidal Wave’ The October Gallery, London,UK

‘Dream-01’Atlantis Gallery, London,UK.

‘Youth In Transition’exhibition of Chinese, German and British artists’,

He Xiangning Art Museum, Shengzhen, China.



‘The Figure in Contemporary Chinese Art’ The Air Gallery, Hanart London,UK

‘Face and Gestures’ touring exhibition of two artists in China

Upriver Gallery, Kunming,Yunnan.

Sichuan Fine Art Academy,Chongqing.

Chengdu Upriver Gallery,Sichuan.



'Transvangarde Exhibition'The October Gallery, London, UK.

Two Artist Exhibition,Well Hung Gallery, London, UK.



‘The 4th Sapporo International Print Biennale' Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art,Sapporo,Japan.

‘The International Triennial-1998’,Osaka,Japan.

‘The Hunting Art Prizes Exhibition 1998’The Royal College of Art Gallery, London, UK.

Newport Museum and Art Gallery, Newport, South Wales, UK.




‘229th Summer Exhibition’Royal Academy of Arts,London,UK.

‘The International Triennial 1997’ Osaka, Japan.

‘Dialogue’ The October Gallery, London,UK.

‘Another Province Exhibition’, Watermans Arts Centre, London.UK.



‘The 3rd Sapporo International Print Biennale’ Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art,Sapporo,Japan. ‘Transvangarde Exhibition’ The October Gallery, London,UK.

‘Cell’ Installation,Video Sichuan,China.

‘Exhibition of Recent Acquisition at the British Museum’ London,UK.

‘National Printmaking Exhibition’ The Mall Gallery, London,UK.



Individual Exhibition The October Gallery, London,UK.



‘The International Triennial 1994’ Osaka, Japan.

‘Works of Xu Zhongmin’ Cité Internationale, Paris, France.

‘The Hunting Art Prizes Exhibition 1994’ The Royal College of Art Gallery,




‘The International Triennial 1993’ Osaka, Japan.

‘National Printmaking Exhibition’ The Mall Gallery,London,UK.

‘The Second Sapporo International Print Biennale’ Sapporo,Japan.                

‘Manchester Academy Annual Exhibition’ Manchester,UK.



Two artist exhibition - Central Fine Art Academy Gallery,Beijing,China.



‘New Expression Painting Exhibition’ Exhibition of two artists, International Exhabition Center, Beijing China.



Exhibition with five other artists – Dusseldorf, Germany.



Three artists exhibition, Culture Centre, Nagoya, Japan



Exhibition of four artists – The National Art Museum of China, Beijing,China.



North West Artists Group Exhition, Sichuan Fine Art Academe.Chongqing, China.



North West Artists Group Exhition, Kungming, Yunnan, China



Important Collection


The Today Art Museum, Beijing, China.

Uli Sigg art collection, Switzerland.

David Roberts Art Foundation and Museum, London, UK.

The Chaney collection, Houston,Texas, USA

Formula 1 Art Collection. London, UK.

The Maosoleum Art Collection, Singapore  

Yuz Museum, Shanghai, China.

White Rabbit Art Museum, Sydney, Australia.

LVMH Art Collection, France.

The British Museum,UK.

The Today Art Museum, Beijing,China.

The Found Museum, Beijing,China.

The Muban Foundation,London,UK.

The Red Mansion Foundation, London, UK.

The Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo,Japan.

Boehringer Ingelheim, Berkshire, UK

The Clifford Chance Art Collection, London,UK.

The Guinness Art Collection, Guinness PLC, London,UK

The Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo,Japan

The Centre of Contemporary Arts and Culture Osaka, Japan.

Sichuan Fine Art Academe Art Museum, Chongqing, China.




Award from The British Council,UK.

‘The 4th Sapporo International Print Biennale' Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art,Sapporo,Japan.

Awarded the Sponsors' Prize,1998

‘229th Summer Exhibition’Royal Academy of Arts,London,UK.

Awarded The Guinness Prize for the Best First-Time Contributor,1997

‘The 3rd Sapporo International Print Biennale’ Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art,Sapporo,Japan. Awarded The First Prize,1996

Award: 'The Pollock- Krasner Foundation Award' New York,USA.

‘The International Triennial 1993’ Osaka, Japan. Award: Sakai City Prize

‘Manchester Academy Annual Exhibition’ City gallery,Award: ‘Manchester Academy Annual Exhibition NORWEB Major Award’, UK,1993