Xin Yunpeng

Xin Yunpeng was born in Beijing in 1982 and graduated from the sculpture department at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2007 with a BFA. His artwork ranges from video and performance to site-specific installations in mixed media.

Through creating experiences that are both familiar and foreign within a confined space, Xin's work inventively anticipates and questions interpersonal differences in society. A central element in his creativity consists of implementing political and psychological metaphors in art, which blend together and become a set of collaborative entanglements expressing the dilemmas of living in a communal reality. Whether it is adjusting the physical dimensions of a space, creating interactive installations, or appropriating found objects Xin Yunpeng's art activates a form of thought that requires spectators to contemplate psychological strategies in terms of our environments.

Xin Yunpeng's recent solo exhibitions include: Hope, The Bunker, Beijing, China (2018); Xin Yunpeng Solo Exhibition, de Sarthe, Beijing (2018); Xin Yunpeng Solo Exhibition, de Sarthe, Hong Kong (2017); All men are created equal, Hunsand Space, Beijing, China (2016); No News Is Good News, Inside-Out Art Museum, Beijing, China (2014); I Don't Know Where to Take You Yet, A4 Contemporary Arts Center, Chengdu, China (2013); and Hello, World, Yan Club Arts Center "Look Art Space," Beijing, China (2013). He has also exhibited internationally in group shows including: Oscillation­–New media art exhibition, 33 Contemporary Art Centre, Guangzhou, China (2018); Stop Making Sense, Hunsand Space, Beijing, China(2018); Without Leaving Any Traces, Mocube, Beijing, China (2017); Reversal Ritual, de Sarthe Gallery, Hong Kong (2017); Exotic Stranger, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Beijing, China (2016); China Whispers: Recent Art from the Sigg & M+ Collections, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland (2016); ON | OFF: China's Young Artists in Concept and Practice, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), Beijing, China (2013).

Xin Yunpeng currently lives and works in Beijing, China.


de Sarthe past exhibitions: 

Xin Yunpeng Solo Exhibition, 22 September - 17 November, 2018

Xin Yunpeng Solo Exhibition, 23 September, 2017 - 4 March, 2018

Reversal Ritual, 23 March - 13 May, 2017 


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Installation view of Xin Yunpeng Solo Exhibition, Hong Kong

Installation view of Xin Yunpeng Solo Exhibition, Hong Kong

Xin Yunpeng, Faucet, 2018, Dual channel video, 02'35" each, Dimensions variable, Ed. 3 + 1 AP

Xin Yunpeng, Military Boxing, 2018, Dual channel video, 02'01" each, Dimensions variable

Xin Yunpeng, Goddess, 2018, 41 broken E Ink displays, 16 x 451 cm

Xin Yunpeng, Mother, 2017, Single channel video, 11'34", Dimensions variable, Ed. 1 + 1 AP

Xin Yunpeng, Left and Right, Hesitation, 2017, Dual channel video, 10'43" each, Dimensions variable, Ed. 3 + 1 AP

Xin Yunpeng, 20130329, 2013, Dual channel video, 00'27", Dimensions variable, Ed. 3 + 1 AP

Xin Yunpeng, 144m2, 2017, Muslim carpet, Dimensions variable, Ed. 2 + 1 AP

Installation view of Xin Yunpeng Solo Exhibition, Beijing

Xin Yunpeng, Two Roads, Two Mountains, 2017. Oil on canvas, 200 x 76 cm, dimensions variable.