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Sun Xun

  • Clown’s Revolution No.1 Ink on Paper201075 x 59 cm, 29.5 x 23.2 in
    Clown’s Revolution No.1 Ink on Paper201075 x 59 cm, 29.5 x 23.2 in

  • Clown’s Revolution No.2 Ink on Paper201075 x 59 cm, 29.5 x 23.2 in
    Clown’s Revolution No.2 Ink on Paper201075 x 59 cm, 29.5 x 23.2 in

Introduction

Born in 1980 in Fuxin, Liaoning province, Sun Xun graduated in 2005 from the printmaking department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, China. While mainly a video artist, Sun Xun has also produced numerous drawings and mixed media works in which a central character, usually a magician, explores an apocalyptic and oneiric world.

Biography

  • 2005 Graduated from Print-making Department of China Academy of Art, Hangzhou
  • 1980 Born in Fuxin, Liaoning Province

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2016 Reconstruction of the Universe, 2016 Audemars Piguet Art Commission, Art Basel in Miami Beach, USA
  • Prediction Laboratory, Yuz Museum, Shanghai
  • “The Secondary Republic" 62nd International Short Film Festival Oberhausen - Artist Exhibition, Verein für aktuelle Kunst, Oberhausen, Germany
  • 2015 Sun Xun: Unfounded Predictions, ShanghART, Singapore
  • Script Film - A Sun Xun Art Theater Residence Project, Hangzhou
  • Republic of Jing Bang, a Country Based on Whale, Holland Animation Film Festival&City Hall, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • 2014 Sun Xun: Stately Shadows, Graceful Chester Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester, U.K.
  • The Time Vivarium, Sean Kelly, New York, U.S.A.
  • PALIMPSESTES - SUN Xun Solo Exhibition, ShanghART, Singapore
  • Brave New World, Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong
  • Yesterday is Tomorrow, Hayward Gallery, London, U.K.
  • 2013 Magician Party and Dead Crow, SUN Xun Residency Project, ShanghART, Beijing
  • 2012 Last Night, Platform China, Hong Kong
  • The Parallel World, A4 Contemporary Arts Center, Chengdu
  • Undefined Revolution, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Sun Xun: A Footnote to Time, Wall/ladder/machine, New York, USA
  • 2011 Sun Xun · A Candid Dialogue, LV Taipei Maison, Taipei
  • Clown's Revolution, Vanguard Gallery, Shanghai
  • Land-Ta-Morphosis Last of the Trilogy—Beyond-ism, I/O Gallery, Hong Kong
  • Beyond-ism — Sun Xun Solo Exhibition, ShanghART, Beijing
  • 2010 Clown's Revolution, Holland Animation Festival, Center Museum, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • 21KE, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai
  • The Soul of Time, Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel, Switzerland
  • After Doctrine, Yokohama Creativecity Center, Yokohama, Japan
  • 2009 Sun Xun Solo Exhibition, ZIAM Gallery, Yokohama, Japan
  • Animals, Sun Xun Solo Exhibition, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, U.S.A.
  • Sun Xun: The Dark Magician of New Chinese Animation, Pacific film archive Theater, California University of Berkeley, USA
  • Sun Xun: The Dark Magician of New Chinese Animation, California Institute of Arts, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
  • His Story, Sun Xun Solo Exhibition, ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai
  • People's Republic of Zoo, University of Essex Gallery,Colchester, U.K.
  • Sun Xun: Shock of Time, The Drawing Center, New York, U.S.A.
  • 2008 The New China, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
  • Coal Spell, Platform China, Beijing
  • 2007 Mythos, SUN Xun Solo Exhibition, ShanghART F-Space, Shanghai

Group Exhibitions

  • 2017 Ballade – Animamix Contemporary Art, Macao Museum of Art, Macao
  • Art Basel 2017, Booth Nr. S11, Basel, Switzerland
  • Chinese Summer, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, Norway
  • China, Art of Movement, Castle Museum, Annecy, France
  • SUN Xun, GAO Yuan, Henry Coombes, Telescope Art Studio, Beijing
  • Luther and the Avantgarde, Artist-In-Residence, Wittenberg, Old Prison, Germany
  • Move on Asia 2017, Alternative Space LOOP , Seoul, Korea
  • One World Exposition:#Like4Like, Chi K11 Art Space, Hong Kong
  • Rosa's Wound, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Taipei
  • 2016 20, Fosun Foundation, Shanghai
  • The Third Shenzhen Independent Animation Biennale, Time Based. Non-Places, Shenzhen
  • Holzwege, ShanghART, Shanghai
  • Everyday Legend, Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai
  • The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative at the Guggenheim, Tales of Our Time, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, U.S.A.
  • 2016 Global China, Contemporary Art Exhibition, Green Land Group Center of Zheng Dong, Zhengzhou
  • The 1st Daojiao New New Art Festival, Another Wave, XI Contemporary Art Center, Dongguan
  • The Pleasure of Love-56th October Salon, Belgrade, Republic of Serbia
  • Across the Divide, Rosenfeld Porcini, London, U.K.
  • The Uncertain, or the Shelved..., ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai
  • The Uncertain, or the Shelved..., ShanghART(M50), Shanghai
  • Group Exhibition: How Should I Explain to You, ShanghART, Beijing
  • The Crocodile in the Pond, 11 artists from ShanghART Gallery - Curated by Alexandra Grimmer, Museum Art St. Urban and Abbey St. Urban, Luzern, Switzerland
  • Being and Inking, Documenting Contemporary Ink Art(2001-2016), Redtory Museum of Contemporary Art, Guangzhou
  • New Capital, Huang Yu Collection Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art Chengdu, Chengdu
  • Talking on Paper, Pace Beijing, Beijing
  • We Chat: A Dialogue in Contemporary Chinese Art, Asia Society, Houston, U.S.A.
  • 2015 Nonfigurative, Shanghai 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai
  • TANIMAMIX BIENNALE 2015-2016, Daegu Art Museum, Daegu, Korea
  • Print in the Post- -Print The 1st CAA Printmaking Biennial, Museum contemporary Art of CAA , Hangzhou
  • 2015 Asian Art Biennial, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
  • The 2nd Nanjing International Art festival, Nanjing International Exhibition Center, Nanjing
  • A Beautiful New World, The 2nd Nanjing International Art Festival, Nanjing International Exhibition Center, Nanjing
  • HETERO-ENTITY: Myths, Narration, Imagination, Shenzhen E Museum of Contemporary Art, Shenzhen
  • My Generation: Young Chinese Artist, Orange county museum of art,
  • Garden Splendors, Chinese Cotemporary Art Invitational Exhibition, Suzhou Jinji Lake Art Museum
  • Paper, ShanghART, Singapore
  • China 8, Contemporary Art from China at the Rhine and Ruhr, Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany
  • 2014 Unscrolled, Reframing Tradition in Chinese Contemporary Art, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
  • China Onscreen Biennial, Los Angeles and Washington D.C, USA
  • Social Scenery, Landscape Narration in Contemporary Art, East Lake Park Western Bonded Center Exhibition Hall, Chengdu
  • Collective Thoughts Divided Worlds, ShanghART, Singapore
  • The Ultimate Capital is the Sun, Metabolism in Contemporary Art, Politics, Philosophy and Science, Neue Gesellschaft Für Bildende Kunst, Berlin, Germany
  • CFCCA Floating Cinema, London, U.K.
  • The 4th Moscow International Biennale for Young Artists, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia
  • My Generation: Young Chinese Artists, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL. and Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida, U.S.A.
  • Now You See: New Chinese Video Art from the Collection of Dr. Michael I. Jacobs, Whitebox Art Center, New York, U.S.A.
  • Myth/History: Yuz Collection of Contemporary Art, Yuz Museum, Shanghai
  • The 8 of Paths, Art Exhibition in the Uferhallen, Uferhallen, Berlin, Germany
  • 15 Years Chinese Contemporary Art Award (CCAA), Power Station of Art, Shanghai
  • Time Being Time, Contemporary Drawing in Motion, Museum of contemporary Art of republic of Srpska, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Global City, Surreal City, IVAM, Valencia, Spain
  • Starlight, ShanghART(M50), Shanghai
  • Video Art at Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai, India
  • 2013 The Spectacle of the Spectacles, ShanghART, Singapore
  • Residency East-Asia Dialogue, Tokyo, Japan
  • Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, U.S.A.
  • Animation Is a Piece of Skin, Case Studies of 11 Artists, Times Culture Complex Art Center, Guangzhou
  • The Garden of Diversion, Sifang Art Museum Inaugural Exhibition, Sifang Art Museum, Nanjing
  • The Light, HAFF Invitation Exhibition, Inna Contemporary Art Space, Hangzhou
  • West Bund 2013: A Biennial of Architecture and Contemporary Art, Waterfront of Xuhui District, Shanghai
  • Yalta European Strategy, Livadia Palace, Yalta, Ukraine
  • Drawing · Expression and Limit, Art Museum of Nanjing University of The Art, Nanjing
  • Clutch, ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai
  • Foundational Work II, ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai
  • Warehouse Story, The Second Round, Vanguard Gallery, Shanghai
  • China China, A Group Show of Chinese Artists, Pinchuk ArtCentre, Kiev, Ukraine
  • The Garden of Forking Paths, Exploring Independent Animation, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shanghai
  • Foundational Work, ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai
  • Ignition Point, Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai
  • Moving on Asia, Towards a New Art Network 2004-2013, City Gallery Wellington, New Zealand
  • Documentary Fortnight 2013: MoMA's International Festival of Nonfiction Film and Media, New York, U.S.A.
  • ON|OFF, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), Beijing
  • GREENBOX, REMAPPING - THE SPACE OF MEDIA REALITY, Tianhong Mei Heyuan Arts Center, Hangzhou
  • 2012 First Shenzhen Independent Animation Biennale, The World of Soul: As Virtual Artistic Engineering, Shenzhen, Guangdong
  • Revolving Stage, Contemporary Video Art in China, Arario Gallery, Cheonan, Korea
  • Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2012, Fort Kochi, India
  • The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT7), Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) and Queensland Art Gallery (QAG), Brisbane, Australia
  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Para-Site Art Space, Hong Kong
  • Queen LiLi 's Garden, BIRD HEAD, CHEN Xiaoyun, GENG Jianyi, LIANG Yue, SUN Xun, YANG Fudong Video& Photography, ShanghART(M50), Shanghai
  • Perspectives 180 - Unfinished Country, New Video from China, The Contemporary Art Museum in Houston, U.S.A.
  • Diagnostic Mind_1: Catastrophe, DongdaeMoon Design plaza, Seoul, Korea
  • China Onscreen Biennial, Los Angeles and Washington D.C., USA
  • 4th Taipei International Modern Ink Painting Biennial, Tai-chung; Taipei; Tao-yüan
  • Taipei Biennial 2012, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei
  • D For Drawing, Platform China, Hong Kong
  • Liverpool Biennial 2012, The Bluecoat, Liverpool, UK
  • 2nd N Minutes Video Art Festival, Shanghai
  • Newtopia: The State of Human Rights, Mechelen, Belgium
  • The First "CAFAM·Future" Exhibition—Sub-Phenomena:Report on the State of Chinese Young Art, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing
  • Clouds, Skissernas Museum, Lund, Sweden
  • LIU Weijian, SUN Xun, ZHOU Zixi-ShanghART Group Exhibition, ShanghART(M50), Shanghai
  • Diversity in Harmony, 5 Art, Guangzhou
  • TransMedia Art & Fashion Exhibition, Shanghai Sculpture Space, Shanghai
  • Cross-Time Stories, Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York, USA
  • Nomadic Report 2012, Arko Art Center, Seoul, Korea
  • Face, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai
  • Re: Painting, Platform China, Beijing
  • 2011 Me/You, In-Out Club, Shenzhen
  • The Power of Doubt, Times Museum, Guangzhou
  • Alternative Narrative, V Art Center, Shanghai
  • 3 Countries 3 Artists, Hadrien De Montferrand Gallery, Beijing
  • Hell/Helvete, Liljevalchs Konsthalli, Stockholm; Boras Museum of Modern Art, Boras, Sweden
  • Spectrum, Chinese Independent Animation, A4 Contemporary Arts, Chengdu
  • Impossible Universe, Now Here, Parer Place Urban Screens, Brisbane, Australia
  • Daybreak, Arario Gallery, Beijing
  • Daybreak, Young Chinese Artists Group Exhibition, Arario Gallery, Cheonan, Korea
  • Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This), Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai
  • Moving Image in China : 1988-2011, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai
  • The End of the Brush and Ink Era: Chinese Landscape, True Color Museum, Suzhou
  • Yokohama 2011, International Triennale of Contemporary Art, Yokohama, Japan
  • Catch the Moon in the Water: Emerging Chinese Artists, James Cohan Gallery, New York, U.S.A.
  • PHotoEspana 2011, Madrid, Spain
  • Tales from the New Chinese Cinema, Jordan Shnitzer Museum of the Moving Image, New York, U.S.A.
  • Los Angeles Filmforum, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
  • New Experimental Media: China and Hong Kong, Jordan Shnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene, U.S.A.
  • 19 Solo Shows About Painting, Platform China, Beijing
  • A Pile of Passion, ShanghART(M50), Shanghai
  • N Minutes Video Art Festival, Shanghai
  • 2010 Shenzhen International Ink Art Biennale, Shenzhen, Guangdong
  • In the Garden, Contemporary Art Exhibition, Hangzhou
  • The Third Party, An Exhibition in Three Acts, Platform China, Beijing
  • China Power Station: Part IV, Pinacoteca Agnelli, Torino, Italy
  • By Day By Night, or Some (Special) Things a Museum Can Do, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai
  • The 7th China Independent Film Festival Contemporary Artists New Video Works Exhibition, Center for Contemporary Art Shangdong, Nanjing
  • 2010 Impark Festival Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Flowers of chaos, Veneto Videoart Archive, Verona, Italy
  • Get It Louder, Sanlitun SOHO, Beijing
  • Work in Spreading, Images of Circulation and Retranslation, Iberie Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing
  • Negotiation, The Second Today's Documents, Today Art Museum, Beijing
  • Aichi Triennale 2010, Arts and Cities, Aichi Arts Center; Nagoya City Art Museum; the Choja-machi area, Japan
  • Do You See What I Mean?, Fabiben Fryns Fine Art, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
  • MU: Screen, Three Generations of Chinese Video Art, UTS Gallery, Sydney, Australia
  • Thirty Years of Chinese Contemporary Art, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai
  • Looking through Film: Traces of Cinema and Self-Constructs in Contemporary Art, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal of He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen
  • Jungle: A Close-Up Focus on Chinese Contemporary Art Trends, Platform China, Beijing
  • Heroes No Longer——10th Transmediale Festival, Berlin, Germany
  • 2010 Get It Louder, Sharism, Sanlitun SOHO, Beijing; 800 Show, Shanghai
  • 2009 13th Microwave Internation New Media Arts Festival, Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre, Hong Kong
  • 2009 International Festival for Arts and Media Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan
  • 2009 Impakt Festival, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Double Happiness, Leonhardi Kulturprojekte, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Other Channel, Fine Arts Literature Art Centre, Wuhan
  • Rebirth, Art meets Architecture, 800 Show Creative Center, Shanghai
  • The Shape of Things to Come, 140 sqm Gallery, Shanghai
  • Generation Hangzhou 2.0, F2 Gallery, Beijing
  • 2009 Festival Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria
  • Warm Up, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai
  • China Narratives, The Fourth Chengdu Biennale, Contemporary Art Museum, Chengdu
  • Shahzia Sikander & Sun Xun, Smithsonian Museum Freer and Sackler Gallery Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
  • The Tree, James Cohan Gallery, Shanghai
  • Yi Pai: Century Thinking, A Contemporary Art Exhibition, Today Art Museum, Beijing
  • Shanghai Kino, Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland
  • Speak Describe, 2009 Cross-strait Contemporary Art, Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Blackboard, ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai
  • BLADE – Reconstruct Leifeng Pagoda, SZ Art Center, Beijing
  • What has been happening here?, The Inaugural Exhibition of Chinese Independent Film Archive, Iberia Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing
  • In the Mood For Paper, F2 Gallery, Beijing
  • Another Scene, Artists' Projects, Concepts and Ideas, ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai
  • New Work from China, Painting, Photography & Video, Fortune Cookie Projects Singapore, HT Contemporary Space, Singapore
  • Post 24 Animation, 1933 CORE Level 2, Shanghai
  • 2008 Five Years of Duolun, Chinese Contemporary Art Retrospective Exhibition, Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai
  • Future Sky, Chinese Contemporary Young Nomination Exhibition, Today Art Museum, Beijing
  • An Unforgettable Tour, National Museum of Cinema, Turin, Italy
  • Multiple Realities, Beijing
  • IN-BETWEEN, Asia Video Art Weekend, Mori Art Museum, Japan
  • Focus Shanghai, New Video from China, Anthology Film Archives, New York, U.S.A.
  • Mellow Fever, Galerie des Galeries, Paris, France
  • Artseason, The Third China New Media Art Festival, China Academy of Fine Arts, Hangzhou
  • Crouching Paper, Hidden Dragon, Works on Paper, F2 Gallery, Beijing
  • There Is No I In Team, Group Show of Chinse FIlm Video & Installation Art, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
  • Fokus Kina, Riksutst, Llningar, Swedish Travelling Exhibitions, Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities, Sweden
  • 2007 Refresh: Chinese Emerging Artists, Arario Gallery, Beijing
  • Amateur World, Platform China, Beijing
  • SunXun: Art Didn't Have a Standard, 12+Contemprary Film Screening of Experimental Animation, MoCA, Shanghai
  • Refresh: Chinese Emerging Artists, Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai
  • China Power Station: Part II, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway
  • Jellytimes, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai
  • Shouting Truth, A Contemporary Art Exhibition, Platform China, Beijing
  • 2006 Gifts 2: A Case of Contemporary Art, Fanren Villa, Hangzhou
  • It's All Right, Contemporary Art Exhibition, Hu Qing Tang Museum of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Hangzhou
  • Second Shanghai Duolun Exhibition of Young Artists, Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai
  • 2006 Borderline International Video Festival, Beijing
  • Thirty-Eight Solo Exhibitions, 2577 Longhua Road Creative Garden, Shanghai
  • China's Cutting Edge, New Video Art From Shanghai and Beijing, Anthology Film Archives, New York, U.S.A.
  • Image Flux: China, Guangzhou
  • A Yellow Box in Qingpu, Contemporary Art and Architecture in a Chinese Space, Xiao Ximen (Minor West Gate), Qingpu Town, Shanghai
  • Chaos City, Universal Studios, Beijing
  • The 3rd Annual Chinese Independent Film & Video Exhibition, Nanjing
  • Future Landscapes, Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai
  • 2005 Gifts 1, a Case of Contemporary Art, Modern Art Museum Of Hangzhou Normal University, Hangzhou
  • In the Deep of Reality, A Case of Chinese Contemporary Art, Basement of Tianyu Apartment, Hangzhou
  • 2004 Maze - 2004 Chinese New Media Art Festival, China Academy of Fine Arts, Hangzhou
  • Shanghai Duolun Exhibition of Young Artists, Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai
  • Video Exhibition, on the Hill, Baitaling Art Space, Hangzhou
  • Blink in Video Festival, Beijing; Shanghai; Changsha; Hangzhou
  • Format, Contemporary Art Exhibition, 31#Bar, Hangzhou
  • 2003 Characters, Coffee box, Hangzhou
  • The Minority is Subordinate to the Majority, BizArt, Shanghai
  • White Tower Mountain (Bai Ta Ling), Contemporary Art Exhibition, Bai Ta Ling Art Space, Hangzhou
  • 2002 Shadow-XXX Art Exhibition, Qin Zhou Nan Road, Shanghai

Public Collections

  • White Rabbit Gallery, New South Wales, Australia
  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, U.S.A.
  • Hong Kong M+ Art Museum, Hong Kong
  • Asia Society, New York, U.S.A.
  • Kadist Art Foundation, San Fransicao, U.S.A.
  • Metropolitan Art Museum, U.S.A.
  • Brooklyn Museum of Art, U.S.A.
  • Dr. Michael I. Jacobs Collection, U.S.A.
  • Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, U.S.A.
  • Franks Suss Collection, U.K.
  • Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
  • Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo, Norway
  • DSL Collection, Beijing