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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