Born in 1984 in Jiangxi, China
Lives and works in Shanghai, China

NI Youyu

education

2007
- Graduated from Fine Art College of Shanghai University

solo shows

2017
- The Endless Second, Gallery Nathalie Obadia, Paris, France
- Concrete Waterfall, Kunstverein Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany

2016
- Big Dipper, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany

2015 
- Constant dripping wears away a stone, MOCA Taipei, Taipei, Chinese Taiwan
- Invisible Force, Arario Gallery, Shanghai, China

2014
- Inches of Time, Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts, Nanjing, China

2013
- Form and Matter, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
- Zilch – Ni Youyu Independent Project, Department for Culture and Education of the German Consulate – General in Shanghai, 9m2 Museum Project Space, Shanghai, China

2012
- A Brief History, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China

group shows

2017
- Shanghai Galaxy II, Yuz Museum, Shanghai, China
- The Weight of Lightness, M+ Museum, Hong Kong
- 4th Documentary Exhibition of Fine Arts: Stress Field, Hubei Museum of Art, Wuhan, China
- Ritual Spirit, White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney, Australia 
- Collage: The Cards Players, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, China
- All happens after sunset…, MOCA Shanghai Pavilion, Shanghai, China

2016
- An Atlas of Mirrors, The 5th Singapore Biennale, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
- Painting as Strait Gate, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China 
- Nature: A Subjective Place, Shanghai Center Of Photography, Shanghai, China
- Chinese Whispers, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland
- Ink Remix: Contemporary art from China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, UNSW Galleries, Sydney, Australia
- Over the Wall: Paintings Tempted by Installation, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
- New Capital, Museum of Contemporary Art Chengdu, Chengdu, China
- Everyday Legend, Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
- Temporary Museum, Museum of College of Fine Arts, Shanghai University, Shanghai, China
- The Decameron – BMCA Documenting Art, Blue Mountain Contemporary Art, Caochangdi Art Village, Beijing, China

2015
- Copyleft, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China
- Ink Remix: Contemporary art from China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, Canberra Museum, Canberra, Australia
- Harmony and Transition – Reflecting Chinese Landscape, Museum Marta Herford, Herford, German
- The Garden of Forking Paths – Tracks and Intersections of 15 Artists, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, China
- Editing the Spectacle: the Individual and Working Methods Post – Mediatization, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
- Dunhuang – Song of Living Beings, Himalayas Museum, Shanghai, China
- Revolution in Tradition – China's Post-Ink Painting Era, Gallery Nathalie Obadia, Paris, France
- Overlay Image, Casa Dei Carraresi Museum, Treviso, Italy
- The 2nd “CAFAM Future” Exhibition: Observer – Creator, 798 Art Zone, Beijing, China
- Garden Splendors, Suzhou Jinji Lake Art Museum, Suzhou, China
- A Tale of Two Cities, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China

2014
- Outside The Lines – New Art From China, RH Contemporary Art, New York, USA
- Thinking of Landscape – Paintings from the Yeap Lam Yang Collection, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore
- Confronting Anitya – Oriental Experience in Contemporary Art, Kunstraum Villa Friede, Bonn, Germany; Yuan Art Museum, Beijing, China; Kunstwerk Charlshuette, Buedelsdorf, Germany; Art Sanya 2014, Sanya, China
- Present-ing Recital Louder Than Pain, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, China
- The Sociology of Oneself, Eslite Gallery, Taipei, Chinese Taiwan
- Broken·Stand - The New Painting to Order, Long museum, Shanghai, China
- John Moores New Painting Prize(China), Himalayas Art Museum, Shanghai, China
- Labor & Time, Chambers Fine Art Beijing, Beijing, China
- How Now 2014 – Silent Force, How Museum, Wenzhou, China
- On the Road 2014, Guan Shanyue Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
- Resolution, SVA – NYC Art Platform, Shanghai, China

2013 
- Painstaking Painting, "St. Moritz Art Masters" project space, St. Moritz, Switzerland
- Bidirectional Punctum: As an Entry Point of Representation, One Kind of Painting, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
- The Moment, We Awe, Hakgojae Gallery, Seoul, Korea
- Seven sunsets, waiting dawns, all in one. How to kill a wondrous time ⋯ not wanting a thousand hours, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, China
- The 6th Chengdu Biennale, New International Convention & Exposition Center Chengdu Century City, Chengdu, China
- Nature of Speed, Gallery EXIT, Hong Kong, China
- Break and Breathe – Hands On No.5, College of Fine Arts Shanghai University, Shanghai, China
- The 8th International Ink Art Biennale of Shenzhen, Guan Shanyue Art Museum, Shenzhen, China

2012
- Ctrl+N – The 9th Gwangju Biennale Special Exhibition, Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju, Korea
- The 1st "CAFAM Future" Exhibition Sub – Phenomena: Report on the State of Chinese Young Art Nomination, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China
- Sattva, Bogota Morden Art Museum, Bogota,Columbia; Wifredo Lam Museum, Havana, Cuba

2011
- ShanShui – Poetry without Sound, Contemporary Art from the Sigg Collect, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern, Switzerland
- Magic Space, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
- Learning Method – Hands On No.4, V Arts Centre Space1, Shanghai, China
- The End of the Brush and Ink Era: Chinese Landscape, True Color Museum, Suzhou, China
- Pattern – Encounter, Museum Of Unknown, Space Station, Beijing, China; Times Museum, Guangzhou, China
- Contemporary China, Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork, Ireland
- Nature of Matter, East link Gallery, Shanghai, China

2010
- Big Draft – Shanghai, Contemporary Art from the Sigg Collection, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder(OCD) – Hands On No.3, DDM, Shanghai, China
- Reflection of Minds – MOCA Envisage Biennale, MOCA ShangHai, Shanghai, China
- John Moores New Painting Prize (China), Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, China
- Post Traditions, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
- San Sheng Wan Wu – Inaugueation of the Exhibition of Zendai Contemporary Art Exhibition Hall, Zendai Contemporary Art Exhibition Hall, Shanghai, China
- There is nothing you can measure anymore, Aike Gallery, Shanghai, China
- Square, East link Gallery, Shanghai, China

2009
- Material Link – Technopolis, City of Athens, Athens, Greece
- Parallel – Hands On No.2, M50 Art District, Shanghai, China

2008
- Material Link – A Dialogue Between Greek and Chinese Artists, MOCA Shanghai, Shanghai, China; Greek State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece

2006
- Lian Cheng Jue – Visual Creativity in New Urban, ZhenDai MOMA, Shanghai, China
- With the Way We Game – Hands On No.1, Bin Jiang Creative Enterprises Centre, Shanghai, China

public collection

- Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
- M+ Museum, Hong Kong
- Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA
- me Collectors Room / Olbricht Collection, Berlin, Germany
- Arario Museum, Seoul / Jeju, South Korea
- Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts, Nanjing, China
- White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney, Australia
- DSL Collection, Paris, France
- Sigg Collection, Switzerland
 

awards

2014
- Winner of "Best Young Artist" of Chinese Contemporary Art Awards (CCAA)