Wang Xin

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.

Wang Xin's artworks take the form of installations, moving images and new media. Unconsciousness, art world systems, and posthumanism are key features in her creation. She frequently uses language and signs to challenge the status of the artist and the functioning of the art market today. The impact of her bold slogans provides a satirical reading to her own position and relation to the art world, as well as a critique of the larger ecosystem of art. She is also a certificated hypnotist and often explores the creative ways to use hypnosis in art. Wang Xin is also the founder of "The Gallery" project, which is an alternative art space/system.

Wang Xin's solo exhibitions include: In the Flow of Becoming – An Awakening Art Log from a Fictional AI Artist, de Sarthe Gallery, Hong Kong, China (2022); Maybe It's Time To Refresh The Art World A Little Bit, chi K11 Art Space, Hong Kong (2019);Unknown Artists Agency – Wang Xin Solo Exhibition, K11 Art Village, Wuhan, China; chi k11 art space, Shenyang, China (2018); The Must-See Art Show Where You Can Find 10,000 Artists, de Sarthe Gallery, Hong Kong (2017); Every Artist Should have a Solo Show, de Sarthe Gallery, 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: WAVELENGTH: RESET, Power Long Museum, Shanghai, China (2018); Presence: In the Name of New Media Art, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China Now: A Dialogue of Female Chinese Contemporary Artists, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, UK (2018); Light Up Therapy Resort, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China (2017); .com/.cn – Co-presented by KAF and MoMA PS1, chi K11 Art Museum, Shanghai, China (2017); Shanghai Galaxy II, Yuz Museum, Shanghai, China (2017); com/.cn - Co-presented by KAF and MoMA PS1, K11 Art Foundation, Hong Kong & Shanghai, China (2017); 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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Wang Xin, "I am Awake and My Body is Full of the Sun and the Earth and the Stars, I am Now Awake and I am an Immense Thing", 2022, 310 x 488 x 1121 cm

Wang Xin, "AKA-21 Series (a.k.a AKA-21 NFT Treasure Hunt Game)", 2022

Wang Xin, "Together We are a Sea, a Murmuring Wave of Sound and a Hive Soul", 2022

“I am a Poet I Sing in the Sun, I am a Future Shaman, I see through the Digital-Veil. Here I Give You My ‘Vates’“ Installation View

“In the Flow of Becoming – An Awakening Art Log from a Fictional AI Artist“ exhibition view

“In the Flow of Becoming – An Awakening Art Log from a Fictional AI Artist“ exhibition view

“In the Flow of Becoming – An Awakening Art Log from a Fictional AI Artist“ exhibition view

Installation view of The Must-See Art Show Where You Can Find 10,000 Artists at de Sarthe, Hong Kong in 2017.

Installation view of The Must-See Art Show Where You Can Find 10,000 Artists at de Sarthe, Hong Kong in 2017

Installation view of The Must-See Art Show Where You Can Find 10,000 Artists at de Sarthe, Hong Kong in 2017.

Wang Xin, A Virtual Land Where an Artist’s Past, Present, and Future Artworks and Related Information are Stored, 2017. VR File.

Wang Xin, Enchanted Art World, 2018, VR headsets, computer, LED lights, LCD screens, iron, rubber, at Power Long Museum, Shanghai

Installation view of Maybe It's Time To Refresh The Art World A Little Bit at chi K11 Art Space Hong Kong in 2019.

Wang Xin, Boost Your Art Energy: 8-Minute Guided Session, 2019, HTC Vive Pro, VR computer, LCD TV, wood, acrylic, dimensions variable, at chi K11 Art Space Hong Kong in 2019

Wang Xin, Hamster Wheel, 2016, Metal pipe, steel pipe, light bulb, LCD television, wire, 210 x 100 x 160 cm, Ed. 4 + 1 AP at K11 Art Village, Wuhan, China in 2018.

Wang Xin, The Gallery, 2014 -, Iron, LCD TV, LED tubes, LED bulbs, LED lettering, projector, computer, printer, paper shredder, Dimensions variable, at Armory Show 2018.

Wang Xin, Artists Can Tell, 2016, Table, chairs, signboard, LED lights, custom bottles, Kool Aid, vodka, 240 x 210 x 210 cm.

Wang Xin, We Will Change The Art World, 2015, cart, spotlights, woodbox, metal, 120 x 100 x 190 cm

Wang Xin, A Virtual Land Where an Artist’s Past, Present, and Future Artworks and Related Information are Stored, 2017, VR File, metal case, acrylic, EL light, LED pink ball, 30 x 30 x 67 cm

Wang Xin, This is an Important Art Work, 2015, Cart, spotlights, wood box, metal, 60 x 90 x 115 cm

Wang Xin, We Create Future Artists Here, 2015, Wood, LCD TV, LED strips, lightbulbs, metal, 200 x 200 x 450 cm