Xu Weixin
Chinese

Xu Weixin was born in Ulumuqi city of Xinjiang province in 1958.  A graduate of Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts and the Zhejiang Academy of Art, he is now a professor at the Xu Beihong School of Arts at Renmin University. He has been featured in numerous museum shows including the Shanghai Art Museum, Beijing’s Today Art Museum and the National Art Museum of China.

Awards
2007 “AAC The Most Influential Participants of Chinese Art”
2004 Silver Prize, “Work Shed”, the Tenth National Art Exhibition, Literary and Art Award of Beijing Municipal Government
1999 Bronze Prize, “The Acid Rain”, the Ninth National Art Exhibition
1996 Fellowship, Vermont Arts Center, Vermont, USA
1987 Award of Distinction, “The Nang Bread Kitchen”, the First China Oil Painting Exhibition

Solo Exhibitions
2008 Portraits of Empitness: Xu Weixin’s Narrative of Post-Maoist China, China Square, New York
2007 Chinese Historical Figures: 1966-1976, Today Art Museum, Beijing
2007 Song of Workers – Xu Weixin Solo Exhibition, My Humble House Art Gallery, Taipei, and Shanghan Art Museum, Shanghai

Group Exhibitions
2009 Xu Weixin, Wang Hongjian and Xin Dongwang, Manoir de la Ville, Martigny, Switzerland
2007 Fusion and Creation: 2007 Academic Invitational Exhibition of Chinese Renowned Oil Painters, Capital Museum, Beijing
2007  Dialogue of Images, National Art Museum of China, Beijing
2007  Grassroots Humanity: 21 Contemporary Artworks, Contemporary Art Museum, Beijing
2006 Modern Art in China, Asian Gallery, Tokyo
2006 The Road to Realism: Exhibition of Paintings of 7 Artists, National Art Museum of China, Beijing
2006 Vigor of the Century: the 3rd Beijing Biennale, Art Museum of the China Millennium Monument
2006 Size Decides Attitude, First 5×7 Picture-Taking Biennale Project, Pingyao, Shanxi and Beijing
2005 Along the River: 1976-2005 Oil Painting Retrospect Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing
2005 From This Side to the Other Side: 2005 Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, Shanxi and Beijing
2005 Cloud – Rain: Contemporary Art Exhibition, TS1 Art Center, Beijing
2005 City Skin- Research of Possibilities of Contemporary Urban Images, Macau Tap Seac Gallery, Shenzhen Art Museum
2005 Contemporary Art with Humanistic Concerns – the 2nd Beijing International Art Biennale, Art Museum of the China Millennium Monument, Beijing & National Art Museum of China, Beijing
2005 Contemporary Art in China, National Gallery, Seoul
2004 Vigor of the Century: Contemporary Art of Chinese 50 Artists, Art Museum of the China Millennium Monument, Beijing
2000 Exhibition of the Chinese Oil Painting in the 20th Century, National Art Museum of China, Beijing
1999 The Ninth National Art Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing
1997 The Chinese Contemporary Art Invitation Exhibition, Liu Haisu Art Museum, Shanghai
1994  The Eighth National Art Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing
1987  The First China Oil Painting Exhibition, Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai
1984  The Sixth National Art Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing

Education
2001 Visiting Scholar, the 4th Studio, Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University
1987 MFA, Oil Painting Department, Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts
1981 Department of Teachers’ Education, Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts