Xing Xin

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Kids of the Workers, 2007 Performance Photography 66 X 100cm © Xing Xin / Photo Liu Wei
'The Black Box', at the 53rd Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy, 2009 © Xing Xin
Free and Easy Wondering, 2008 Performance Photography 210 X 70 Cm © Xing Xin / Photo Chen Ran
I Exhibit Myself in a Western Exhibition, 2011 © Xing Xin
Me and Ice for One Night, 2010 Performance Photography 80 X 120cm © Xing Xin / Photo Shi Zhiyong
'The Black Box’, at the 53rd Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy, 2009 © Xing Xin
Free and Easy Wondering, 2008 Performance Photography 210 X 70 Cm © Xing Xin / Photo Chen Ran
Quick Facts
Chongqing, China
Birth year
Lives in
Chengdu, Sichuan
Works in
Chengdu, Sichuan


Xing Xin, born in 1981 in Chongqing, China, graduated in Sculpture from Chengdu Academy of Fine Arts. He currently lives and works in Chengdu, Sichuan, as an artist. Since the year 2003, when he started doing performance art, he has gained more exposure in China, Italy, and Belgium. Xin Xing’s performance works developed from his investigations as a sculptor into more complex installations to explore concepts of time, space and existence to express the human condition. He was given a Merit Award during ‘Inward Gazes: Exhibition of Documentaries of Chinese Performance Arts 2008’ at the Macao Museum of Art. 2011 sees his second performance at the Venice Biennale, where he first appeared in 2009 with a performance in self-imprisonment to protest the one-chile policy in his homeland.



Born in 1981 in Chongqing
Graduated from Sichuan Arts School/Chuan Ying Arts School, major in Carving/Sculpture. Performance artist, his work expresses his feelings about his own existence.


2008: Macau Arts Museum “Yi shen guan shen” (Using the body to view the body) – China Behavioral Arts Award Event, Merit Award

Solo exhibitions:

2009: “The next shore of venice” -- <> (Black Box) 3rd exhibition “Xingxin Individual exhibition/A4 Art Gallery/Chengdu/China
2010: “Wu yu fu bing”/Art Labor Gallery/Shanghai/China

2011: “2011, I exhibit myself in a western exhibition”, in the exhibition PERSONAL STRUCTURES, as part of the 54th Biennale di Venezia 2011.

Group exhibitions:

2010: “China Style” 2010 Modern Art Research Art Exhibition/Ben Se Art Gallery/Su zhou/China
2010: “Personal concept – time, space, existence”/Chongqing Exhibition Centre/Chongqing/China
2009: 10th “OPEN” National Behavioral Arts Festival/OPEN Modern Arts Centre/Beijing/China
2009: 53rd Venice Two-year exhibition “The pressure of glass”/ Venice Glass Gallery/Venice/Italy
2008: “Yi shen guan shen” China Behavioral Arts Award Exhibition
2008: Macau Museum/Macau/China
2007:”Starting off from Xinan” Modern Art Exhibition/Guangdong Art Gallery/Guangzhou/China
2007: “Vital” National Behavioral Arts Festival/501 Arts Location/Chongqing/China
2007: “Xin dong li zhong guo” Artist Nomination Exhibition/Shanghai Arts Gallery/Shanghai/China
2006:2nd “China Behvavioral Arts Interaction Plan” China travelling exhibition/Chengdu/China
2004: “Feifeifei” local arts exhibition/Duolun Art Gallery/Shanghai/China

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