Cui Xiuwen Biography

Born in Herbing, province of Heilongjiang in Northern China, in 1970. Lives and works in Beijing

Graduate from the Fine Art departement of
the Northeast University(1990)
Graduate from the departement of painting of the Central Academy of Fine Art of Beijing(1996)


  • Today Art Museum, Beijing (solo show)
  • Attitudes, Female Art in China, La Centrale Electrique, Brussels, Belgium
  • China, the contemporary rebirth, Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy
  • Enantiomorphous — Art of Female, White Box Museum, Beijing
  • The fourth Chengdu Biennale, Contemporary Art Museum, Chengdu, China
  • Talk-Statement, National Museum of China, Taiwan
  • I have a dream, Carriage House Center for the Arts, New York
  • Ongoing women, Mozen Art Museum, Beijing
  • Our Future : Guy et Myriam Ullens Collection, UCCA , Beijing
  • China Gold Exhibit, Musée Maillol, Paris
  • 55 days in Valencia Chinese Art Meeting, IVAM, Valence, Spain
  • Free zone, BS1 Art Collection, Lugano
  • The Metamorphosing Female, Osage, Shanghai
  • The Power of the Universe, Asia Art Center, Beijing
  • China-Facing Realty, MUMOK, Vienna, Austria
  • China New media Arts exhibition, Bundeskanzleramt Kunst museum, Vienna, Austria
  • Today’s documents, Today Art Museum, Beijing
  • Floating — New Generation of Art in China, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Séoul, Korea
  • Thermocline of Art, KM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Artist in the Wonderland, the Baltic Sea Cultural Centre, Gdansk, Poland
  • The screen-Eye or the new image, Casino, Luxembourg
  • Between Past and Future, New Photo and Video from China, Nasher Museum, Durham, USA
  • 2006 International Digital Art Award, Brisbane, Australia
  • The Thirteen : Chinese Video Now, PS1, New York
  • Post Nora, Today Art Museum, Beijing
  • Between Past and Future, New Photo and Video from China, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
  • Zhengda Art Museum, Shanghai
  • Always to the Front, Guandu Art Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Untitled : Julia Loktev — Julika, Cui Xiuwen, Tate Modern, London, UK
  • Cui Xiuwen-Kan Xuan, a dual video exhibition, CAPC Bordeaux, France
  • Out of the Window — Spaces of Distraction, The Japan Foundation forum, Tokyo
  • Spellbound Aura — the new vision of chinese photography, Taipei, Taiwan
  • China — the Body Everywhere ?, Museum of Contemporary Art, Marseille, France
  • City net Asia 2003, Seoul Museum, Korea
  • Alors la Chine ?, Centre Pompidou, Paris
  • Under Construction, the Japan Foundation Asia Cente, Tokyo
  • C’est pas du Cinéma, Le Fresnoy, France
  • Dialogue-Others, Bari City Museum, Italy
  • Beijing with Contradiction, Finnish Museum of Photography, Finland

Cui Xiuwen


Installation, painting, photography, video

Chinese artist born in 1970 in Herbing, China. 

Pékin, China
Condition humaine, cosmogonies, éléments (terre, eau, feu....), enfance, enfermement / prison, féminisme, identité, mémoire, numérique, onirisme, paysage