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Xia XiaoWan (b. 1959 Beijing, China)

He often uses layers of tinted glass, oil, colored pencils to create 2D/3D works of art.  Xia lives in Beijing with his wife Chen Hui and serves as professor of the Stagecraft Department of the Central Academy of Drama, and is a  member of the China Oil Painting Institute, Beijing Artists Association and Beijing Arts of Oil.

1982  Graduated from the Third Studio of Oil Painting Department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts
1983 - 1984 Art Editor in China Machinery Publishing

Selected Exhibitions:
2008  “China’s Revision,” Ludwig Museum, Koblenz, Germany
“Early Spring: New Work by Xia Xiaowan,” Today Art Museum and Aye Gallery, Beijing
“Xia Xiaowan: Landscapes with Soul,” Dolores de Sierra Gallery, Madrid
“Power of the Universe: Frontier Contemporary Chinese Art,” Asia Art Center, Beijing
“Chinese Contemporary Art Document Exhibition,” Yonghe Museum, Wall Museum, Beijing
Martell Artists of the Year,” Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, and Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangdong

2007  Ecole des Beaux-Arts de la Réunion, Paris
“Portrait of Zero Degrees: Oil Painting by Xia Xiaowan and Mao Yan,” Aye Gallery, Beijing
“Living in Songzhuang,” Songzhuang Art Museum, Beijing
“First Today’s Documents,” Today Art Museum, Beijing
“Vanguardias Chinas,” Dolores de Sierra Art Gallery, Madrid
“Imagination Becomes Reality,” ZKM Museum für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe, Germany

2006  "Hyper Design – the 6th Shanghai Biennale", Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
"2006 New York Asia Art Fair", New York, USA
"The 2nd Biennale of Austria 2006", Klagenfurt, Austria
"Painting From The Inside", Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing, China (solo)
"Mahjong – Chinesische Gegenwartskunst aus der Sammlung Sigg", Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
2005  "Mahjong - Chinesische Gegenwartskunst aus der Sammlung Sigg", Kunstmuseum
Bern, Berne, Switzerland
"Yellow River – A Review of New Chinese Oil Painting", National Museum of China, Beijing, China
"Hand in Hand with the New Century – The Third Exhibition of Chinese Oil Painting", National Museum of China, Beijing, China
"2005 – Pingyao International Photography Art Exhibition", Pingyao, China
2004  "Posers – Group Exhibition of Courtyard Gallery Artists, Courtyard Gallery, Beijing China
 "2004 Asia contemporary Art Exhibition", Gwangju, Korea
Art of Xiaxiaowan, Time Gallery, Qingdao, China (solo)

2003  "How do you see with your mind & body? Xia Xiaowan's works on paper", Today Art Gallery, Beijing, China (solo)
"The International Sketch Art", China, England, Australia
2002  "Vigor of the Century - Contemporary Art of Chinese 50 Artists", China Millennium Monument, Beijing, China

2001 "Anxiety: the drawn figure", The University of New South Wales College of Fine Arts, New South Wales, Australia
Chengdu Biennale, Chengdu, China
2000  "20th Century Chinese Oil Painting Exhibition", National Museum of Art, Beijing, China
1998  The MEDIAWAVE FESTIVAL, Hungary.
"Looking Up", SCHOENI Gallery, Hong Kong, China (solo)
1996  The Repetition of Beginning, China
Chinese Oil Painting Annual Exhibition, Beijing Museum of Art, China
 "Group Exhibition in Düsseldorf", Düsseldorf, Germany
1995  The April Exhibition, the Gallery of the Central Academy of Fine Arts,China
1994  "The Annual Exhibition of Works of the artists Nominated by Art Critics", Beijing Museum of Art, Beijing, China.
1991  "'91 March Exhibition", the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China.
"Chinese New Art Post 1989", Hong Kong Arts Center, Hong Kong. Marlborough Gallery, England and Australia
1989  "Modern Art from China", Beijing Museum of Art, Beijing, China
1988  "An exhitbition of modern Chinese Art", National Museum of China, Beijing, China
1987  "Towards the Future", Beijing Museum of Art, China
1985  "The November Exhibition", the Palace Museum, Beijing, China

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