Wang Gongxin


WANG GONGXIN (China) b.1960 is a first-generation Chinese video artist, pioneering video installation practice since the early 1990s. Gongxin has exhibited widely, including international exhibitions at the Asia Society Museum New York, Platform China, Arrow Factory Beijing, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Beijing Center for the Arts, National Art Museum of China, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art Beijing, Mori Art Museum Tokyo, Long March Space Beijing, Zendai Museum of Modern Art Shanghai, Victoria and Albert Museum London, National Gallery of Australia.

Gongxin presented a solo exhibition at MAAP SPACE and was also featured in Light from Light, MAAP in Beijing 2002: moist, and MAAP 2001: Excess.

Gongxin will also be presenting work as part of MAAP’s 2014 international touring exhibition LANDSEASKY

1960 Born in Beijing, China.
1982 Graduated from Capltal Normal University, China.
1987 Visting Scholar, Suny at Cortland and Albany, NY, U.S.A.
Currently lives in Beijing.

Selected Solo/Group Exhibitions


  • Related, Platform, Beijing, China.


  • It’s not about the neighbors, Arrow factory, Beijing, China.


  • Four Season Group Exhibition, China Art Academy, Hangzhou, China.
  • Group Show, SFMoMA, San Francisco, USA.
  • Christian Dior & Chinese Artists, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing.
  • Drawn in the clouds, Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki.
  • Where Are We?, Tian An Time Art Center, Beijing, China.
  • Empty Orchestra, J.M.Barnicke Art Gallery, Beijing, China.


  • Chinese Contemporary Art – La lunga marcia dell’avanguardia, Villa Croce Museo d´Arte Contemporanea, Genoa.
  • Whispering Wind, First Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, USA.
  • 2nd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow Biennale of contemporary art, Moscow.
  • All about Laughter, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo.
  • ART IN MOTION, Chinese Contemporary Art Meets The BMW Art Cars, Long March Foundation, Beijing.


  • Fiction@Love/Forever Young Land, Moca, Shanghai, China.
  • The Moscow Photobiennale 2006, Moscow, Russia.
  • Projected Realities: video art from East Asia, Asia Society and Museum, New York.
  • Humanistic Shan-Shui – an Exhibition of Contemporary Sculpture Art, Huizhou, China.
  • Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany.


  • Rapt: Austral-Asia Zero Five, Sherman Galleries, Sydney, Australia.
  • ElectroScape, Zendai Museum of modern Art, Shanghai, China.
  • Between Past and Future, Victoria and Albert Museum, UK.
  • The New Works of Wang Gongxin & Lin Tianmiao, Courtyard Gallery Annex, Beijing, China.
  • About Beauty, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany.
  • Soul, Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Bruges.


  • All under Heaven, Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium.
  • Le moine et Le demon, Museum of Art Contemporary Lyon, France.
  • 2004 WWVF, Post cs, Amsterdam.
  • Between Past and Future, ICP and Museum of Asia Society, New York, USA.
  • Visual Performance, Walsh Gallery, Chicago, USA.
  • Dialogues… – Gu Dexin, Wang Gongxin and Zhang Peili at Shanghai gallery of Art, Shanghai, China.
  • Officina Asia, Gallery d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy.
  • Concrete Horizons, Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.


  • Cyber Asia-media art in the near future, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan.
  • Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial 2003, Japan.
  • ARLES Photograph festival 2003, Arles, France.
  • Everyday – Contemporary art from China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Kunstforeningen Copenhagen Denmark.
  • New Zone – Chinese Art, Zacheta National Art Gallery, Warsaw, Poland.


  • Metropolitan Iconographies – 25th Sao Paulo Biennial, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
  • Welcome to The LOFT in Beijing – “PAUSE” 4th Gwangju Biennial, Gwangju, Korea .
  • Sorry for the inconvenience, Bangkok university Art Gallery, Bangkok.Thailand.
  • Wang Gongxin from Beijing, SOLO Exhibition, Contemporary Art Center of South Australia, Australia.
  • Shanghai Biennial – 2002, Shanghai Art Museum, China.
  • Guangzhou Triennial – 2002, Guangzhou Art Museum, China.
  • Taipei Biennial – 2002, Taipei Art Museum, Tai Wan.
  • Under construction, Opera City Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Synthetic Reality, East Modern Art Center , Beijing, China.
  • Moist” – MAAP in Beijing, The Art Museum of China Millennium Monument, Beijing, China.
  • ChinArt, Museum Kuppersmuhle, Duisburg, Germany.
  • Beijing Afloat, Beijing-Tokyo art project, Beijing, China.


  • Excess – MAAP Festival, IMA, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Non-Linear Narrative, The gallery of China Academy of Fine Art. Hangzhou, China.
  • My Sun, Art Space, Sydney, Australia.
  • Dream, Atlantis Gallery, London, UK.
  • Living in this time, Hamburger Bahnhof of National Museum, Berlin, Germany.
  • Translated Acts, Haus Der Kulturen der Welt, BerLin, Germany / Queens Museum of art, New York, USA.
  • Re:Duchamp, Travelling Exhibition, 2001 Venice Biennial, Venice.
  • Made in Asia?, The Duke University Museum of Art, USA.
  • The Edge, EARLLU Gallery, Lasalle-SIA College of the Arts, Singapore.
  • The New Works of Wang,Gongxin & Lin,Tianmiao, The Loft New Media Art Space, Beijing, China.


  • Documentation of Chinese Avant-Garde Art in 90s, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum. Japan.
  • At the New Century, 1979-1999 China contemporary arts works, Chongdu Contemporary art museum, China.
  • The Home?, Contemporary art project, Shanghai, China.
  • 18th WWVF(World Wide Video Festival), Amsterdam.
  • Presence and Place – MAAP Festival, Power House, Brisbane, Australia.
  • China & Hong Kong video festival, Museum of Site, Hong Kong.


  • Revolutionary capitals, The ICA. Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK.
  • The second yearlong contemporary sculpture exhibition, He Xiangning art museum, Shenzhen, China.
  • Fast>>Forward – New Chinese Video Art, The Contemporary Art Museum of Macao, Macao.
  • Inside out – New China’s Arts, SFMOMA, San Francisco, U.S.A.
  • The Circle Video, The Art Center of HKU of ST, Hong Kong.


  • Inside out – New China’s Arts, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Centre, New York, U.S.A.
  • Life, Wan Fung Art Gallery, Beijing, China.
  • Trace of existence, Art Now Studio, Beijing, China.


  • Exhibition of W2-Z2, Central Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, Beijing, China.
  • Crack in The Continent, The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Myth Powder NO.1, SOLO Show, Cifa Gallery. Beijing, China.


  • Image and Phenomena, China National Academy of Fine Art Gallery, Hang Zhou, China.
  • The Balance, IFA. Gallery in Bonn, Germany.
  • Art as Gift, The Bronx Museum of Arts, New York, U.S.A.
  • The Box, Fotouhi Cramer Gallery, SoHo, New York, U.S.A.
  • Open Your Mouth, Close Your Eyes’ Beijing-Berlin, The Art Museum of Capital Normal University, Beijing, China.


  • BIAO, SOLO Show, Halle 10. Ludwingsburg, Germany.
  • Digging a Hale in Beijing, SOLO Show, NO.12 House of Arts, Beijing, China.
  • Contemporary Art from China, Santa Monica Art Center, Barcelona, Spain.(APERTO).
  • Artist in The Market Place, The Bronx Museum Of Arts, New York, U.S.A.
  • Pier Show III, The Red Hook, Brooklyn, N.Y, U.S.A.
  • The Balance, The Institute of External Affaire Art Center, Stuttgart, Gemany.


  • 6 Artists Show, St. John’s University Art Museum, New York, U.S.A.


  • The Small Works, 80 Washington Square East Gallery, New York, U.S.A.


  • Group Show, ST.John’s University Art Museum, New york, U.S.A.


  • The Art from China, The Exhibition Place, SOHO, New York, U.S.A.


  • Graduate Show, Cortland Collage Gallery, New York, U.S.A.


  • International Youth Arts, The National Museum of Arts, Beijing, China.


  • Beijing Arts Exhibition, The National Museum of Arts, Beijing, China.