Wang Xin was born in Yichang, Hubei, China in 1983. She graduated from China Academy of Art with a B.F.A. in 2007 and graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (M.F.A.) in 2011.
She has a penchant for challenging the archaic structure of the art world, as she often takes its institutions, systems, and dogma as her material. Wang is also a certified hypnotist, and uses her work to alter a viewer’s perception and affect their subconscious. Her signature use of pink adds to the hypnotising effect, and imbues a sense of ambiguity and fervency within her work. Her body of work takes the form of installations, moving images and new media. Unconsciousness, art world systems, and post humanism are key features in her creations. Wang incorporates loud language and signs to challenge the status of the artist and the functioning of the art market. Simultaneously, her bold slogans satirize her own position and relation to the art world, while critiquing the art ecosystem at large.
Wang Xin's solo exhibitions include The Unkown Artists Agency - Wang Xin Solo Exhibition, K11 Art Village, Wuhan, China (2018); The Must-See Art Show Where You Can Find 10,000 Artists, de Sarthe, Hong Kong (2017); Every Artist Should have a Solo Show, de Sarthe, Beijing, China (2016); 8 HZ Hypnosis Lab, MoCA Pavilion Shanghai, China (2015); The Gallery, C-Space, Beijing, China (2014); Let's Play in the Name of Art, Antenna Space, Shanghai (2013). She has also has exhibited her artwork internationally in group exhibitions and projects including: Presence: In the Name of New Media Art, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China (2018); Now: A Dialogue of Female Chinese Contemporary Artists,Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, UK (2018); com/.cn - Co-presented by KAF and MoMA PS1, K11 Art Foundation, Hong Kong & Shanghai, China (2017-18); Light Up Therapy Resort, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China (2017-18); Shanghai Galaxy II, Yuz Museum, Shanghai (2017-18); Being Information, SSSTART, Shanghai, China (2017); Take Me Out, Chi K11 Art Museum, Shanghai, China (2016); Now You See: New Chinese Video Art from the Collection of Dr. Michael I. Jacobs, Whitebox Art Center, New York, USA (2014); Shenzhen Independent Animation Biennale, Shenzhen, China (2012) and Musrara Mix Festival, Jerusalem, Israel (2011).
In 2007, Wang Xin was the recipient for the Pierre Huber Creation Prize Award of Excellence.
Wang Xin currently lives and works in Shanghai, China.
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