SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015
Xu Bing, Background Story: A New Approach to Landscape Painting, Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, WI, USA

Xu Bing: Writing between Heaven and Earth, Frost Art Museum, Florida, U.S.A.

Xu Bing: Things are Not What They First Appear, SCAD Museum of Art, Georgia, U.S.A.

Phoenix 2015, the 56th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy


2014
Xu Bing’s Language, LACMA, Los Angeles, U.S.A

Future Returns: Contemporary Art from China, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan, USA

Metamorphosis: The Art of Xu Bing, Hong Kong Asia Society, Hong Kong

Phoenix: Xu Bing at the Cathedral, the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, New York, USA

Xu Bing Retrospective, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

Xu Bing: Research Exhibition on Background Story, Inside-Out Art Musuem, Beijing

Forest Project of Xu Bing and Children, National Museum of History, Taipei


2013
Traveling to the Wonderland, John Madejski Garden, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

Xu Bing: Landscape Landscript, Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Oxford, UK

Nine Deaths, Two Births: Xu Bing’s Phoenix Project, Smithsonian Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington DC

Living Word, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

The Tao Hua Yuan Ideal, John Madejski Garden, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

2012

Xu Bing Phoenix, MASS MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts

Out of Character: Decoding Chinese Calligraphy, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco

Forest Project & Book from the Ground, San Paulo, Brazil

Book from the Ground, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, China

Book from the Ground, Eslite Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

Xu Bing: Square Word Calligraphy, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah NY

The Art of Rewriting China, Carlsten Art Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Stevens Point WI

Tobacco Project 3, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield CT

2011
Square Word Calligraphy Classroom, MIRIAM and IRA D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York NY

Where does the dust itself collect? Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York NY

Tobacco project 3, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond VA

living word 3, The Morgan liberary & Museum, New York NY

Background Story 7, British Museum, London

An Installation by Xu Bing: Background Story 7, British Museum, London, UK

2010
Phoenix Project, Baosteel Stage, Expo 2010 Shanghai China, Shanghai, China

Xu Bing Aerial Phoenix Project, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China, Document exhibition, March 28 – April 16

2009
Xu Bing Forest Project Exhibition, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China

Xu Bing: The Path of Repetition and the Imprint, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

Reading Space: The Art of Xu Bing, Clifford Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York

2008
Xu Bing, Middlebury College Museum of Art, Vermont

Xu Bing, Albion Gallery, London, UK

Xu Bing Selected Work, 1987-2007 – Grossman Artist Solo Exhibition, Richard A. and Rissa W. Grossman Gallery, Lafayette College, Pennsylvania

Picture Equality: Xu Bing's New Ways of Seeing, Sawhill Gallery, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia

2007
“Book from the Sky” to “Book from the Ground” – The Book Works of Xu Bing, Spencer Museum of Art, Kansas

2006
Xu Bing, Suzhou Museum, Suzhou, China

Installation of Any Opinions, lobby of Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Wellesley,
Massachusetts

2004
Xu Bing: The Glassy Surface of a Lake, Elvehjem Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison,
Wisconsin

Xu Bing Tobacco Project: Shanghai, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, China

Xu Bing, Yokohama Portside Gallery, Yokohama, Japan

Xu Bing in Berlin, Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst, Berlin, Germany

Xu Bing: El Pozo de la Verdad/The Well of Truth, Sala La Gallera, Valencia

Xu Bing: Three Installations, Elvehjem Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin

2003
Xu Bing, Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester

Xu Bing, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan

Xu Bing, Eslite Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

Book from the Sky installation, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey

2002
Myers School of Art: Faculty Exhibition: Xu Bing: Installation, Emily Davis Gallery, University of Akron,
Akron, Ohio

Classroom Calligraphy, Daryl Reich Rubenstein Gallery, Sidwell Friends School, Washington D.C.

Xu Bing, Commons Gallery, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii

Xu Bing: Living Word 2, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

2001
Xu Bing, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan

Xu Bing: Reading Landscape, North Carolina Museum of Art, North Carolina

Xu Bing: One-Man Show, Eslite Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

Xu Bing: Prints and Books, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA), Portland, Oregon

Word Play: Contemporary Art by Xu Bing, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.

1999
Calligraphy for the People: A Site Specific Installation, Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston, Maine

1998
Xu Bing: Recent Projects, California Institute for the Arts, Valencia, California

Xu Bing: Cultural Animal, Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Xu Bing, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York

Xu Bing: Introduction to Square Word Calligraphy, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York

Xu Bing: Square Word Poetry, Ethan Cohen Fine Art, New York

1997
The Net: A Collaborative Installation by Xu Bing, Tarble Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University,
Charleston, Illinois

An Installation by Xu Bing : Another Language of Art, Allen Priebe Gallery, University of Wisconsin-
Oshkosh, Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Xu Bing: Square Word Calligraphy, Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong

Xu Bing, Toyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Classroom Calligraphy, Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró, Mallorca, Spain

Xu Bing: Lost Letters, Asian Fine Arts Factory, Berlin, Germany

Installation by Xu Bing, Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London

Xu Bing, Galería Charpa, Valencia, Spain

1996
Xu Bing: A Book from the Sky, University Art Museum, the University at Albany, NewYork

Xu Bing: Learn Square Words, Marstall Performance Centre, Munich, Germany

Xu Bing, Ethan Cohen, at The Exchange, New York

1995
Xu Bing, Dille Center for the Arts, Moorhead State University, Moorhead, Minnesota

Xu Bing: Recent Project, MFA Graduation Exhibit, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota

Xu Bing: Language Lost, Huntington Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, Massachusetts

Xu Bing: Post Testament Installation, North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, North Dakota

Xu Bing, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago

1994
Xu Bing: Experimental Exhibition, Hanmo Art Center, Beijing

Xu Bing: Cultural Negotiations, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California

Xu Bing: Recent Work, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York

1993
Xu Bing: Le Livre du Ciel, La Galerie Bellefroid, Paris

Xu Bing: A Home Away from Home, North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, North Dakota

1992
Xu Bing, North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, North Dakota

1991
Xu Bing, Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Xu Bing, Book of Heaven, D. P. Fong & Spratt Galleries, San Jose, California

Three Installations by Xu Bing, Elvehjem Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin

1990
Exhibition of Xu Bing’s Prints, Lung Men Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

1988
Xu Bing Prints, China Art Gallery (now National Fine Art Museum of China), Beijing
Xu Bing Print Exhibition, Lung Men Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan



SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015
The Character of Characters, OpenArt Biannual, Örebro, Sweden

Innovating Ink, San Francisco Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, US

The Translator's Voice, MARCO, Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo

Things Are Not What they First Appear, SCAD Museum of Art, Georgia, USA

56th International Venice Biennale, All the World’s Futures, Venice, Italy

Along the Line, Hermes Art Center, Tokyo, Japan

ArtPark Art Beijing Public Exhibition, Beijing, China

Tu dois changer ta vie, Lille 3000, Lille, France

Moving in Time: B3 Plus Beijing, Museum of Central Academy of Art, Beijing, China

Moving in Time: B3 Plus Beijing, Frankfurt, Germany

CHINA 8: Contemporary Art from China in the Rhine and Ruhr, Travelling exhibition, Germany

The 3rd Art Basel Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

B3 Biennale, Expanded Senses, Frankfurt, Germany

2014
Myth/History, Yuz Collection of Contemporary Art, Shanghai

Master Mould and Copy Room, CAFA Museum, Beijing

“Bloom” Eslite Gallery 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Eslite Gallery, Taipei

Art in the City Exhibition, K11 Art Space, Shanghai

Reset Chinese Contemporary Art, Soka Art Center, Beijing

2013
Rewriting the Landscape: India and China, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art,

Seoul, South Korea

Between Character and Calligraphy, OCAT Xi’an, China

Ink Art: the Past as Present in Contemporary China, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

The Grand Canal, Museo Diocesano, Venice

@What, ArtMia Foundation, Beijing, China

From Gesture to Language, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai,

Contemporary Art and Process of the Society, Shenzhen Circle Art Center, China

Insightful Charisma, Himalayas Museum, Shanghai

Destruction and Creation, Soka Art Center, Taipei

The World of Soul: As Virtual Art Engineering, Shenzhen OCT-LOFT, China

Enlargement, Palazzo More Cannaregio, Venice

2012
Print/Out, MoMA, New York

The Printed Image in China, 8th-21st Century, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Paperless, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, North Caroline

House of Cards, Waddesdon Manor, UK

Cryptograph: An Exhibition for Alan Turing, Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, Kansas

Book from the Sky, Arts of China Gallery, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Taxes

2011 Fresh Ink, Museum of Fine Art, Boston

Silkworm, South Korea

Expression of Chinese Contemporary Art, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

The Significance of Plurality: Chinese Contemporary Printmaking Exhibition, Cairo International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Cairo, Egypt

2010
Life/Art Season, Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Beijing, China

Ink and Design Exhibition, Hong Kong Central Library, Hong Kong

Fresh Ink: Ten Takes on Chinese Tradition, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston

Open Studio, Getty Artists Program, Los Angeles

Courier, University Art Museum, University at Albany, State University of New York, Albany

ZAOXING-Artwork from the Faculty of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Beijing, China

Awakening: A Group Exhibition of 15 Artists, Expo 2010 Shanghai, China Theme Pavilion, Shanghai, China

The Constructed Dimension-2010 Chinese Contemporary Art Invitational Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

The Printed Image in China: From the 8th to the 21st Centuries, British Museum, London, UK

Reshaping History: China art from 2000 to 2009, National Convention Center, Beijing, China

Dead or Alive, Museum of Arts and Design, New York

The Question of Landscape, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey

2009
Central Academy of Fine Arts 60 Years of Drawing, Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Beijing, China

First Linzhou Chinese Ink Biennale, Shanghai Doulun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China

Out of Bounds: Art from the Collection of Driek and Michael Zirinsky, Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Bellingham, Washington

In Print, Dialogue Space, Beijing, China

Collision-Experimental Cases of Contemporary Chinese Art, Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Beijing, China

WRITE NOW!, Klingspor-Museum, Offenback, Germany

HERE+NOW: Chinese Artists in New York, Museum of Chinese in America, New York

Calligraffiti: Writing in Contemporary Chinese and Latino Art, Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, California

In the 1980s: Wen Pulin Archive of Chinese Avant-Garde Art Exhibition, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China

4th Fukuoka Asian Triennale, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan

Contemporary Prints: 1999-2009, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

First International Exhibition of Contemporary Science and Art, China International Exhibition Center, Beijing, China

19 Games, T. Art Center, Beijing, China

I want to talk to you, T. Art Center, Beijing, China

Beaufort3: Art by the Sea, Leopold Park, Oostende, Belgium

The China Project-Three Decades: The Contemporary Chinese Collection, Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), Queensland, Australia

China’s Revision, East Station Gallery, Beijing, China

Recompositions, Xing Dong Cheng Space for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

Twenty-Year Anniversary of China/Avant-Garde Exhibition, Wall Art Museum, Beijing, China

2008
Central Academy of Fine Arts 60 Years of Drawing, Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Beijing, China

First Linzhou Chinese Ink Biennale, Shanghai Doulun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China

Out of Bounds: Art from the Collection of Driek and Michael Zirinsky, Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Bellingham, Washington

In Print, Dialogue Space, Beijing, China

Collision-Experimental Cases of Contemporary Chinese Art, Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Beijing, China

WRITE NOW!, Klingspor-Museum, Offenback, Germany

HERE+NOW: Chinese Artists in New York, Museum of Chinese in America, New York

Calligraffiti: Writing in Contemporary Chinese and Latino Art, Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, California

In the 1980s: Wen Pulin Archive of Chinese Avant-Garde Art Exhibition, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China

4th Fukuoka Asian Triennale, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan

Contemporary Prints: 1999-2009, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

First International Exhibition of Contemporary Science and Art, China International Exhibition Center, Beijing, China

19 Games, T. Art Center, Beijing, China

I want to talk to you, T. Art Center, Beijing, China

Beaufort3: Art by the Sea, Leopold Park, Oostende, Belgium

The China Project-Three Decades: The Contemporary Chinese Collection, Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), Queensland, Australia

China’s Revision, East Station Gallery, Beijing, China

Recompositions, Xing Dong Cheng Space for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

Twenty-Year Anniversary of China/Avant-Garde Exhibition, Wall Art Museum, Beijing, China

Reason's Clue, Lin & Keng Gallery, Beijing, China

Chinese Garden for Living: Illusion into Reality, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Dresden

Synthetic Times: Media Art China 2008, National Art Museum of China, Beijing

East West Dialogues: Mysticism, Satire and the Legendary Pasty, Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller Gallery, New York

3rd China Media Art Festival, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China

Modern Chinese Art the Khoan and Michael Sullivan Collection - 'A New Generation,’ Asia House, London

Thirty Years of Abstraction, CaixaForum Museum, Palma, Spain

China macht Druck – Chinese Contemporary Printmaking, Städtische Galerie, Bietigheim- Bissingen, Germany

Person of the Crowd, the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York

2007
Reconfiguration: Chinese Contemporary Art, NUS Museum, National University of Singapore

The Sixth Shenzhen Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition: A Vista of Perspectives, He Xiangning Art Museum,

Shenzhen, China

Succession, Deduce, Soak Water, Ink, World of Monochrome, Former Sakamoto Elementary School, Ueno

Town art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

’85 New Wave: The Birth of Chinese Contemporary Art, The Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing

Outside the Book, Arizona Museum for Youth, Mesa, Arizona

Transformations: Traditional and Contemporary Chinese Art in Dialogue, Center Gallery, Bowdoin College

Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine

14th Tallinn Print Triennial: Political/Poetical, Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia

China Now, Essl Museum, Vienna, Austria and Cobra Museum, Amsterdam

Energies – Synergy, De 11 Lijnen, Oudenburg, Belgium

Made in China, the Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Traveled from the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark

2007
Annual Exhibition, Sumi-e Society of America, Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery, Art League of Long Island

Reboot: The Third Chengdu Biennale, Chengdu Contemporary Art Museum, Chengdu, China

Arrogance & Romance, Ordos Art Museum, Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China

Rejected Collection, KE Center for Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China

Contemporary Combustion: Chinese Artists in America, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut

Automatic Update, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York

Metamorphosis: the Generation of Transformation in Chinese Contemporary Art, Tampere Art Museum, Tampere, Finland

Landscape and Memory II, Haines Gallery, San Francisco

Just Words: Xu Bing, Hong Hao and Xie Xiaoze, Morono Kiang Gallery, Los Angeles

The Politics of Fear, Albion Gallery, London, UK

Chinglish, Contemporary Hong Kong Art Gallery, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong

My-vashe budushchee: 2 Moskovskaya biennale sovremennogo iskusstva [We are Your Future: 2nd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art], Moscow

Pig, Gallery 4A, Asia-Australia Arts Centre, Sydney, Australia

200 Years of Collecting for the Boston Athenaeum, the Boston Athenaeum, Boston

2006
Moment by Moment: Meditations of the Hand, the North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks

Pictograms: The Loneliness of Signs, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany

Shu: Reinventing Books in Contemporary Chinese Art, China Institute Gallery, New York

Traveled to The Seattle Asian Art Museum, Seattle; Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu

China Now, Sammlung Essl Kunst der Gegenwart, Klosterneuburg, Vienna

Han Zi Reinvented: The Rhythm of Chinese Script, Main Art Gallery, California State University, Fullerton,California

Travelers Between Cultures,Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, New Jersey

Gwangju Biennale 2006: Fever Variations, Gwangju, South Korea

Belief: Singapore Biennale 2006, Singapore

Brush and Ink: the Chinese Art of Writing, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Millennium Dialogue 2006: Code: Blue, 3rd Beijing International New Media Art Exhibition and Symposium, China Millennium Museum, Beijing, China

Art Game: An Experience of Agency in Contemporary Art, Hexiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China

Found in Translation: An Exhibition of Artist Books and Multi-Media Work, San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco

Traveled to the New York Center for Book Arts, New York; the Minnesota Center for Book Arts,Minneapolis, Minnesota

Transboundary Experiences: An Exhibition of Contemporary Art from China, Korea, and Japan, SpoolMfg, Johnson City, New York

On the Edge: Contemporary Chinese Artists Encounter the West, Davis Museum and Cultural Center,Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts

New Chinese Occidentalism: Chinese Contemporary Art in New York, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York

2005
The Other End: Designs in Contemporary Experimental Art, Hexiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen

The Act of Writing and of Non-Writing: The Open Space for Chinese Calligraphy: International Exhibition of Modern Calligraphy 2005 Hangzhou China, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China

The First Exhibition of American Research Association of Eastern and Western Arts, Famous Artists Gallery, Port Washington, New York

The Wall: Reshaping Contemporary Chinese Art, Millennium Art Museum Beijing & Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the University at Buffalo, New York

Traveled to Albright-Knox Art gallery (also University at Buffalo Anderson Gallery; University at Buffalo Art Gallery, Center for the Arts) Buffalo, New York

Landmark: PICA’s 10th Anniversary Visual Exhibition, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA), Portland, Oregon

The Art of Giving: A Selection of Donations to the Hong Kong Museum of Art, Contemporary Hong Kong

Art Gallery, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong

H C Andersen på kinesisk [Hans Christian Andersen in Chinese], Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum, Aalborg, Denmark

The Elegance of Silence: Contemporary Art from East Asia, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

Critic’s Choice, Foundation for Art & Creative Technology (FACT), United Kingdom

Collection Remixed, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, the Bronx, New York

Text Me: An Exploration of Body Language, Sherman Galleries, Sydney

2004
The 4th International Ink Painting Biennial of Shenzhen, Shenzhen Museum of Art and the Exhibition Hall of the Shenzhen Fine Art Institute, Shenzhen, China

Heart Prints: Contemporary Chinese Calligraphy: Guo Dan, Xing Fei, Zhang O, Zhao Suikang, Gu Wenda, Xu Bing, Chiu Chunchao, Meng Hsienchi and Harrison Xinshi, Bard College, Annandale on the Hudson, New York

Reinventing Tradition in a New World: The Arts of Gu Wenda, Wang Mansheng, Xu Bing and Zhang Hongtu, Schmucker Art Gallery, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Out of Time, Out of Place, Out of China: Reinventing Chinese Tradition in a New Century, Pittsburgh University Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

26th São Paulo Biennial, Pavilhão Ciccillo, San Paulo, Brazil

Ostwind/East Wind, Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf, Switzerland

CAFE in Mito 2004: Communicable Action for Everybody, Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito, Mito

Open House: Working in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum, New York

Cinesi: artisti fra tradizione e presente, Pinacoteca Provinciale, Potenza, Italy

Artes Mundi: Wales International Visual Art Prize 2004, exhibition, National Museum & Gallery, Cardiff, Wales

Regeneration: Contemporary Chinese Art from China and the US, Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University, Pennsylvania

Traveled to Jean Paul Slusser Gallery, School of Art & Design, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; David

Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, providence, Rhode Island; Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art

and Design, Los Angeles; Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona; Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts; Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture, University of Tennessee,

Knoxville, Tennessee; University of Virginia Art Museum, Charlottesville, Virginia

Gu Xiong and Xu Bing: Here Is What I Mean, Museum London, London, Ontario

Beyond Boundaries, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, China

2003
Nowa Strefa Sztuka Chińska/New Zone Chinese Art, Zacheta Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

Chinese Printmaking Today, The British Library, London, UK

TypO: Writing with Style, FACT (Foundation for Art & Creative Technology), Liverpool, UK

Traveled to Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

Radical Line: Innovation in Chinese Contemporary Painting, Bowling Green State University Fine Arts Center Galleries, Bowling Green, Ohio

Traveled to the College of Wooster Art Museum, Wooster, Ohio

Happiness: A Survival Guide of Art and Life, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

Artforum Berlin: International Fair for Contemporary Art, Berlin

The Invisible Thread: Buddhist Spirit in Contemporary Art, Snug Harbor Culture Center, Staten Island, New York

The First Beijing International Art Biennale, National Art Museum China, Beijing, China

Left Hand, Right Hand, 798 Space, Beijing, China

Harmony vs. Confrontation, Art Beatus Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

Residency Project of International Renowned Visual Artists, exhibition, Pao’s Gallery, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

Love and/or Terror: Contemporary Book Art, the University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona

Half a Century of Chinese Woodblock Prints: From the Communist Revolution to the Open-Door Policy and Beyond, 1945-1998, Daejeon Municipal Museum of Art, Daejeon, South Korea

For the Record: Drawing Contemporary Life, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada; part of the exhibition Drawing the World: Masters to Hipsters

Skowhegan Faculty Exhibition, Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine

Drawing the Line: Contemporary Artists Reassess Traditional East Asian Calligraphy, Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, California

Der Rest Der Welt, Neuffer am Park, Pirmasens, Germany; in collaboration with Prüss & Ochs Gallery, Berlin

Austral-Asia: Zero Three, Sherman Galleries, Sydney, Australia

Cyber Asia: Media Art in the Near Future, Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan

2002
ES 2002 Tijuana, Segunda Bienal Internacional de Estandartes, Centro Cultural Tijuana, Mexico

The 4th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China

Overt Operation, Joseph Helman, New York

The First Guangzhou Triennial: Reinterpretation: A Decade of Experimental Chinese Art 1990-2000, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China

Global Priority, Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, Jamaica, New York

China--Tradition und Moderne, Ludwig Galerie, Schloss Oberhausen, Germany

Paris-Pékin (exhibition of Ullens collection), Espace Cardin, Paris, France

Harvest: Contemporary Art Exhibition, the National Agriculture Museum, Beijing, China

Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane Australia

CAFE in Mito (Communicable Action for Everybody), Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito, Mito

China’s Changing Culture and Enduring Heritage, New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden, Staten Island Botanical Garden, Staten Island, New York

Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Gwangju Art Museum, Gwangju, South Korea

2002 Flag Art Festival: Poetry of the Winds, World Cup Park, Seoul, South Korea

Biennale of Sydney, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia

Hard to Read, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York

Contemporary Brush Strokes: New York Artists From China, China 2000 Fine Art, New York

ARCO 2002: Asian Party, Global Game II, Madrid, Spain; Xu Bing exhibited by Eslite Gallery, Taiwan

Project 3, Elga Wimmer PCC, New York

Avant Garde Calligraphy, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada, Colorado

2001
Artists’ Books: Highlights from the Kohler Art Library, Memorial Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison,Madison, Wisconsin

Tracing: Works on Paper by Chinese Contemporary Artists, Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, Alfred University School of Art and Design, Alfred, New York

A Shriek from an Invisible Box, Meguro Museum of Art, Tokyo

Brooklyn!, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Palm Beach, Florida

Bogus: Counterfeit Images and Contemporary Art, The Castle Gallery, The College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, New York

China without Borders: An Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Art, Sotheby’s, New York (in collaboration with Goedhuis Contemporary, London)

Half-om-half:Kunst-vee-geshiedenis [Art-Cattle-History], Van Reekum Museum en Historisch Museum Apeldoorn, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands

Translated Acts: Performance and Body Art from East Asia, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin Give & Take, Serpentine Gallery and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Traveled to Queens Museum of Art, Queens, New York; Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico

[Media Messages: Look Through Language], Sendai Mediatheque, Sendai, Japan

2000
Drawings & Photographs, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

The Book & the Computer: New Parameters across Time and Space, Ginza Graphic Gallery, Tokyo

Von Matisse bis Morimura, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany

If I Had a Dream: Four Chinese Artists in Berlin, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

Delicate Balance: Six Routes to the Himalayas, Kiasma, Nykytaiteen Museo (Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art), Helsinki, Finland

Palimpsest, Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, Massachusetts

Biennale of Sydney, 2000, 12th international festival of contemporary art, Sydney, Australia

Word and Meaning: Six Contemporary Chinese Artists, the University at Buffalo Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Traveled to Trisolini Gallery and University Art Gallery, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

EV+A 2000: Friends and Neighbours, Exhibition of Visual Art 2000, Limerick City Gallery Of Art,Limerick, Ireland

1999
Transience: Chinese Experimental Art at the End of the Twentieth Century, The David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, the University of Chicago, Chicago
Traveled to University of Oregon Museum of Art, Eugene, Oregon; the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire

Half a Century of Chinese Woodblock Prints: from the Communist Revolution to the Open-Door Policy and Beyond, 1945-1998, Museum of Art, Ein Harod, Israel
Traveled to The Patrick and Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; University Art Gallery, University of Pittsburgh; Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University; Spencer Art Museum, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas; Pannell Gallery of Sweet Briar College, New York; Daura Gallery, Lynchburg College, Virginia; Fundacao Oriente, Lisbon, Portugal; Rietberg Museum Zurich, Switzerland; Rijksmuseum oor Volkenkunde, Lieden, The Netherlands; National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea, Seoul

The 1st Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale (The 5th Asian Art Show), Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan

CON(TEXT): Words, Text, and Meaning in the Permanent Collection, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, New York

Global Conceptualism: Points of Origin, 1950s-1980s, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, New York
Traveled to Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Miami Art Museum, Miami

Power of the Word (organized by Independent Curators International), Taiwan Museum of Art, Taichung, Taiwan
Traveled to Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa; Emerson Gallery Hamilton Collge, Clinton, New York; University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson Arizona; Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs

The Third Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

Babel: Contemporary Art and the Journeys of Communication, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Traveled to Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham; Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield

Kunstwelten im Dialog: Von Gauguin zur globalen Gegenwart, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany

Projects 70 (banners, cycle 1), Museum of Modern Art, New York

1998
Unreadable Books New Letters, The Mitaka City Art Center, Mitaka, Japan

Transatlántico: Disceminación, Cruce y Desterritorialización, CAAM (Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno Museum), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

Where Heaven and Earth Meet: Xu Bing and Cai Guo Qiang, Bard College Center for Curatorial Studies, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York

Animal Anima Animus, Pori Art Museum, Pori, Finland
Traveled to Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, Arnhem, The Netherlands; PS1, Long Island City, New York; Winnipeg Art Gallery, Canada

Site of Desire, 1998 Taipei Biennial, Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taiwan

Crossings/Traversées, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada

Inside Out: New Chinese Art, The Asia Society Museum and PS1, New York
Traveled to San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and The Asian Art Museum, San Francisco; El Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico; Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington & Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington; Asian cities from spring 2000

‘The Library of Babel’: Characters/Books/Media, ICC-Intercommunication Center, Tokyo

Cinco continentes y una ciudad, Museo de la Ciudad de México, Mexico City, Mexico,

Concerning Truth, Gallery 400, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago

1997
Peking University Centennial calligraphy exhibition, Beijing

Runt om oss, inom oss/Around Us, Inside Us, Borås Konstmuseum, Borås, Sweden

Die anderen Modernen: Zeitgenössische Kunst aus Afrika, Asien und Latinamerika, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

2nd Kwangju Biennale, 1997, Kwangju, Korea

2nd Johannesburg Biennale, Johannesburg, South Africa

1996
Fractured Fairy Tales: Art in the Age of Categorical Disintegration, Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, North Carolina

Interzones: A Work in Progress, Kunstforeningen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Traveled to Uppsala Konstmuseum, Uppsala, Sweden, September 14-November 3

New Works: 963, ArtPace International Artist in Residence Program, ArtPace, San Antonio, Texas

Origin and Myths of Fire: New Art from Japan, China and Korea, The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Japan

1995
File No 1: Conceptual Documents for Impossible Art, SoHo Biennial 95, 473 Broadway, New York

Group show, Plexus Art & Communication, New York

Arts & Letters, June Kelly Gallery, New York

Des Del Pais Del Centre: Avantguardes Artistiques Xineses, Centre D’Art Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain

The Arts’ Environment: Eighty Photographs of Artists in Beijing, 92-94 by Xu Zhiwei, Ammonal Gallery, Beijing. Photograph of A Case Study of Transference
Also presented at the Gallery of the Central Institute of Fine Arts, Beijing

1994
Cocido y Crudo, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain

Flesh & Ciphers, Here Foundation, New York

Jumping Typography, O Art Museum, Tokyo

Between East and West: Transformations of Chinese Art in the Late Twentieth Century, the Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, Connecticut

Flowering in the West, Haenah-Kent Gallery, New York

1993
China Avant-Garde, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

Traveled to Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam; The Museum of Modern Art, Oxford; Kunsthallen Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odense

China’s New Art, Post-1989, organized by Hanart TZ gallery, Hong Kong, and The American Federation of the Arts; Exhibition Hall, Low Block, Hong Kong City Hall; Pao Galleries, Hong Kong Arts Centre
Traveled to venues including Marlborough Fine Art, London; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Santa Monica Art Center, Barcelona; Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Denver, Colorado; University of Oregon Museum of Art, Eugene, Oregon; Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago; San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California; Salina Arts Center, Kansas; Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada Exh. titles include Mao Goes Pop; New Art from China, Post-1989; New Art in China, 1989-1993

45th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Fragmented Memory: The Chinese Avant-Garde in Exile, Wexner Center for the Visual Arts, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

1992
Foreign Students’ Art Exhibition, Warren M Lee Center for the Fine Arts, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota

Looking for Tree of Life: A Journey to Asian Contemporary Art, The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Japan

New Art From China, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia
Traveled to Queensland Art Gallery; City of Ballarat Fine Art Gallery; Canberra School of Art Gallery

Desire for Words: An Exhibition of Installation Works by Xu Bing and Gu Wenda, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

1991
I Don’t Want to Play Cards With Cézanne’ and Other Works, Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, California

The Book as an Objet d’art, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

AAAC Annual: From ‘Star Star’ to Avant Garde--Nine Artists from China, Part 1, Asian American Arts Centre, New York

1989
China/Avant-Garde, National Art Museum of China, Beijing

[Mainland Youth Printmakers], San Yuan Se Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan

Toward the 1990s: Documents on Contemporary Chinese Art, Gallery K and Gallery Kobayashi, Tokyo

Special Exhibition: Contemporary Chinese Art ‘Now’, Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo

1988
4 Internationale Triennale der Zeichnung, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nuremberg, Germany

Paris-Pekin, Palais des Etudes, Paris

Great Earthquake, performance program, the Great Wall, China

1987
Contemporary Prints from the People’s Republic of China, Metropolitan Gallery, Portland, Oregon
Traveled to Schneider Museum of Art, Medford, Oregon

Gravures de dix artistes chinois, sponsored by Le Club du Livre chinois, Palais des nations, Geneva, Switzerland

1986
1st International Asian-European Art Biennial, the Ankara Türkocağı Painting and Sculpture Museum, Ankara, Turkey

Four-person show, Xu Bing, Zhang Jun, Chen Qiang, Chen Jingrong, Central Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, Beijing

Modern Chinese Prints from the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Peking, The British Museum, London

1985
Cent gravures de l’institut central des Beaux-Arts de Pekin, galleries of the Palais des Etudes, Paris

1984
Invitational Exhibition of Prints from China, Clark Arts Center Gallery, Rockford College, Illinois

[Sixth National Art Exhibition], China

1983
[8th National Print Exhibition], China

1982
Exhibition of works by members of the Chinese Artists Association, presented by the Société des Artistes Français, Grand Palais, Paris, France

1981
Central Academy of Fine Arts thesis exhibition, Beijing, China

50 ans de gravures sur bois Chinoises, 1930-1980, Maison de la Culture de Grenoble, France

People’s Republic of China Exhibition of Works of Central Institute of Fine Arts, China

The Selections of Modern Prints of China in the Fifty Years from 1931 to 1981, Shanghai, China

Exhibition of China’s Modern Prints in Fifty Years: In Honour of the Centenary of Lu Xun’s Birthday, China

1980
[Second National Young Artists’ Works Exhibition], China Art Gallery (now National Art Museum of China), Beijing, China

1979
[Sixth National Print Exhibition], China

[In Celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China, City of Beijing, Art Works Exhibition], Beijing, China

1976
National exhibition, Beijing City exhibition, Beijing

1972
Exhibition of high school student work, organized by Haidian District Cultural Department