Born in 1992 in Chongqing, China
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany

Xiyao  WANG

The Berlin-based Chinese artist creates large-scale, immersive paintings in which gestural lines evoke echoes of landscapes, bodies, movements, thoughts. In the process, she develops a kind of hybrid abstract painting that combines various influences and inspirations: Taoism and post-structuralism, ancient Chinese pictorial traditions, bodywork, dance, martial arts, and the canon of Western art history. In her work, mythologies and the lyrical, hermetic painting of Cy Twombly merge with global mass culture, electronic music, with the networked, media-influenced thinking of millennials and Gen Z. Xiyao’s paintings explore inner visions, bodily perceptions, sensations, feelings, interrogating her East-West biography.


- MFA, HFBK, University of Fine Arts of Hamburg (DE)

- MFA, State University of New York at Purchase, New York (US)

- BA, HFBK, University of Fine Arts of Hamburg (DE)

- BA, Sichuan Fine Art Institute, Chongqing (CN)

solo shows

- The Crystalline Moon Palace, Galerie Perrotin, Paris (FR)

- Castel in the air, Geber Stauffer Fine Arts, Zurich (CH)
- A dance to fly in the blossoming trees, A Thousand Plateaus Gallery, Chengdu (CN)

- Peach Blossom Spring Story, Soy Capitán Gallery, Berlin (DE) 

group shows

- MISA Discoveries, König Gallery, Berlin (DE)
- Low Fever, Tang Contemporary Art Gallery, Hongkong (CN)
- Jung x 5, Plain Gallery, Milan (IT)

- Der River, Spinnerei, Leipzig (DE)
- I-Define, A Thousand Plateaus Gallery, Chengdu (CN)
- Salondergegenwart, Hamburg (DE)
- If not now…, MomSpace, Hamburg (DE)

- Summer Fling, Beehive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (CN)
- Yellow Reflection, Galerie Liusa Wang, Paris (FR)
- Taipei Dangdai, Gallery Vacancy, Taipei 

- Printed Matter's NY Art Book Fair, MoMA PS1, New York (US)
- Richard and Dolly Maass Gallery, New York (US)
- I mean it when I say XXX, CONDO Shanghai, Gallery Vacancy, Shanghai (CN)
- Performance Festival, Cité international des arts, Paris (FR)
- Masse Phase, Sprink, Dusseldorf (DE)
- Inter-Youth, Art Gallery of China Academy of Art, Hangzhou (CN)
- Sehnsucht’s Dialektik, MomSpace, Hamburg (DE)

- Nomination Hiscox Kunstpreis 2017, HFBK (DE)
- NominationDAAD Kunstpreis 2017, HFBK (DE)
- ARTz IV, BENZENE, Hamburg (DE)
- Beijing Summer Show, NL Art Museum, Beijing (CN)

- Kor'yaka 1, Goldsmith Fine Art College, Londen (GB)
- KAI XIN, Elektrohaus, Hamburg (DE)

- Ji Lie Che Jian, Tank Loft - Chongqing Contemporary Art Center, Huangjueping, Chongqing (CN)

- Guanlan Games, Peter Ford Gallery, Bristol (GB)
- Jia Xiang An Shan Art Museum, Chongqing (CN)

- Chongqing Art Gallery, Huangjueping, Chongqing (CN)


- Karl H. Ditze Stiftung and DAAD PROMOS, New York (USA)

- Nomination Hiscox Art Award (Hiscox Kunstpreis), Hamburg (DE)

- Exchange Goldsmiths, University of London (UK)
- Schües Art Award (Schües-Stiftung, Christa und Nikolaus Schües), Hamburg (DE)
- Nomination DAAD Art Award, Hamburg (DE)



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