Lin Tianmiao

Lin Tianmiao was featured in Light from Light, 2010-2012

1961  Born in Taiyuan Shanxi Province, China
1984  Fine Art Department, Capital Normal University
1989  Art Student league, New York USA

Currently lives in Beijing, China

Solo Exhibitions


  • Gazing Back –The Art of Lin Tianmiao, Shanghai Pujiang OCT ten year public art project 2009, Shanghai, China


  • Mother’s!!! , Long March Space, Beijing, China
  • Focus – Works on paper, Long March Space, Beijing, China
  • JGM Gallery, Paris, France


  • Focus on Paper, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore
  • Seeing Shadow, Art and Public Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland Loft Gallery, Paris, France


  • Non Zero, Tokyo Art Project, Beijing, China


  • Focus, The Courtyard Gallery, Beijing, China


  • Bound-unbound, Gallery of the Central Academy Of Fine Art, Beijing, China


  • Open Studio, Baofang Hutong No.12, Beijing, China

Group Exhibitions


  • Over Six Hundred Choices, Arrow Factory, Beijing, China
  • Art In Use: Sculptural Objects, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong, China
  • Metropolis Now! – A Selection of Chinese Contemporary Art, Meridian International Centre, Washington DC, USA
  • The State of Things – Brussels / Beijing, Centre for Fine Art, Brussels


  • Four Season Group Exhibition, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China
  • Half Life of a Dream: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Logan Collection Group, San Francisco museum of Modern Art, San Francisco USA
  • Where are we?, Tian An Time Art Centre, Beijing , China.
  • Beijing – Athens: Contemporary Art from China, Grace national contemporary art center, Greece
  • Our Future – The Guy & Myriam Ullens Foundation Collection, UCCA, Beijing, China


  • Multiplex: Direction in Art, 1970 to now, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
  • Global Feminism, Brooklyn museum , New York, USA


  • Asian Contemporary Art In Print in Celebration of Asia Society’s 50th Anniversary, Asia Society and Museum, New York, USA
  • Asian Contemporary Art In Print, The Gallery of Singapore Tyler Print Institute (STPI), Singapore
  • Martell Artist Of The Year 2006, National Gallery of China, Beijing, China


  • Rapt: Austral-Asia Zero Five, Sherman Galleries, Sydney, Australia
  • About Beauty, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
  • Shanghai Cool: Creative Reproduction, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
  • The New Works of Wang Gongxin & Lin Tianmiao, Courtyard Gallery Annex, Beijing, China
  • Mahiong, Museum of Fine Arts Bern, Switzerland
  • Xianfeng! – Chinese avant-garde sculpture, Museum Beelden Aan Zee, The Hague, Netherland
  • Fairy Tales Forever, ARoS Aarhus Art museum, Denmark


  • Between Past and Future, ICP & Museum of Asia Society, New York; MoMa, Chicago; MoMa, Seattle, USA
  • Concrete Horizons, Adam Art Gallery , Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • Officina Asia, Gallery d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy
  • Regeneration: Contemporary Chinese Art from China and the US, Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University;
  • Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, USA
  • Gwangju Biennale 2004, Gwangju, Korea


  • Echigo –Tsumari Art Triennial, Niigata, Japan
  • Arles Photograph art Festival, Arles, France
  • New Zone Chinese Art, Zacheta National Art Gallery, Warsaw, Poland


  • 2nd Fukuoka Asian Art Triennial 2002, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan
  • Gwangju Biennale 2002, Gwangju , Korea
  • Ireland Biennale 2002, Ireland
  • Guangzhou Triennale 2002, Guangzhou Art Museum, China
  • Shanghai Biennale 2002, Shanghai Art Museum, China


  • Threads of Vision: Toward A New Feminine Poetics, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Ohio, USA
  • Floating Chimeras, Edsvik Konst Och Kultur, Sweden
  • Translated acts, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany; Queens Museum of art, New York, USA
  • Wang Gongxin & Lin Tianmiao’s New Works, The Loft New Media Art Space, Beijing, China
  • The Digital Art Festival 2001, The Loft New Media Art Space, Beijing, China
  • Shout on the Face, Earl Lu Gallery Lasalle College of the Art, Singapore
  • The New-Media Art Festival: Non-Linear Narrative, The Gallery of China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China


  • At The New Century 1979-1999 – China Contemporary Art, Chengdu Museum of Contemporary Art, China
  • Inside/Out – New Chinese Art, National Gallery of Australia, Sydney, Australia
  • Inside/Out – New Chinese Art, The Hong Kong Museum of Contemporary Art, Hong Kong
  • Home?, Contemporary Art Project, Shanghai
  • Bed/Chair, Xuxian Art Center , Taipei, Taiwan


  • Beijing in London, ICA Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK
  • The Second Yearlong Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition, He Xiangning Art Museum Shenzhen, China
  • Inside/Out – New Chinese Art, SFMOMA, San Francisco, USA
  • Inside/Out – New Chinese Art, The Mexico Museum of Contemporary Art, Mexico City, Mexico
  • “Food for Thought”, Eindhoven, Holland
  • Magnetite Writing/Marxhing Ideas, Works on Paper, It Park Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Cologne-Beijing/Beijing-Cologne: Exchange Exhibition
  • Gothaer Kunstforum, Cologne, Germany
  • Food for Thought –An Insight in Chinese Contemporary Art, Mu Art Foundation, Netheriands


  • Mark of Existence: Art Workshop in Process, The Experimental Studio of the Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
  • Woman – Century, National Gallery of China
  • Life: Contemporary Chinese Art, Wan Fung Art Gallery, Beijing, China
  • Neo Lagoon: Contemporary Art of North East Asia, The Niigata Prefectural museum, Japan
  • Inside/Out: New Chinese Art, Asia Society, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York


  • Crack in the Continent – Chinese Contemporary Art, The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
  • The Fifth International Istanbul Biennales, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Between Ego and Society, Artemesia Gallery, Chicago, US
  • Another Long March, Chasse Kazerme, Breda, The Netherlands
  • Against the Tide, Bronx Museum of the Art, New York, USA
  • Demonstration of Video Art, The Gallery of the Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing, China


  • File NO.1 – Conceptual Documents for impossible Art, SoHo Biennial, New York, USA
  • Woman’s Approach to Contemporary Art, Beijing Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • Chinese Women’s Artists Invitation Show, National Gallery of China, Beijing, China
  • Group Show, Ground Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
  • Group Show, City Gallery, Coutland, New York, USA
  • Beijing Youth Painting Exhibition, National Gallery of China, Beijing, China
  • Youth Artist Association Show, National Gallery of China, Beijing, China
  • Beijing Youth Painting Exhibition, Liulichang, Beijing, China