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  • SHEN Xin
  • Birthdate: 1990
    Birthplace: China | Sichuan
    Lives and Works in: United Kingdom | England
    Shen Xin (1990, Chengdu) lives and works in London and Amsterdam. Through films and video installations, as well as performative events, Shen’s practice examines and fabricates techniques and effects of how emotion, judgment, and ethic circulate through individual and collective subjects. By focusing on interpersonal complexity and political narratives, their films often aim to generate reflexiveness to dismantle dominant power structures. 

    Shen's recent solo presentations include To Satiate, MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai (2019); Methods of Inhabiting, K11 Shanghai (2018); Sliced Units, Center for Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester (2018); half-sung, half spoken, Serpentine Pavilion, London (2017); and At Home, Surplus Space, Wuhan, China (2016). Recent group shows include NEITHER BLACK/ RED/ YELLOW/ NOR WOMAN, Times Art Center, Berlin, Germany (2019); LANDSCAPE WITH BEAR, De Appel, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2019); Remapping Reality, OCAT, Shanghai (2019); New Metallurgists, Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf (2018); Songs for Sabotage, the New Museum Triennial, New York (2018); and The New Normal, UCCA, Beijing (2017), etc. Shen was awarded the BALTIC Artists’ Award in 2017, and she is currently an artist in residence at the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam.
    -2014    MFA Fine Art Media, Slade School of Fine Art, University College London
    -2012    BA Fine Art, Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore
  • Biography

    2014 MFA Fine Art Media, Slade School of Fine Art, University College London

    2012          BA Fine Art, Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore



    2018 Methods of Inhabiting, K11, Shanghai

             Warm Spell, Artist’s Film Club, ICA, London

          Sliced Units, CFCCA, Manchester

             MIMA, Middlesbrough

    2017 half-sung, half-spoken, Park Night, Serpentine Galleries, London

             Strongholds, Lychee One, London

    2016          Originally Inclusive, CFCCA, Manchester

             At Home, Surplus Space, Wuhan

             Forms Escape: Prologue, 21st Century, Chisenhale Gallery, London

    2015 Shoulders of Giants, Senate House, London

             Rhythms of Work - Means Something to You, Chronus Art Centre, Shanghai



    2018  Play and Loop, Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong

          Artist’s film screening, Asia Art Archive, New York

             Move on Asia, Alternative Space Loop, Seoul

             Artist’s film screening, Decad, Berlin

             Today’s Art Space Network, Daegu Art Factory, Daegu

             Behind the Terrain, Koganei Art Spot Chateau, Tokyo

          Emerald City, K11 Art Foundation, Hong Kong

          Songs for Sabotage, New Museum Triennial, New York

          CONDO with MadeIn Gallery, Project Native Informant, London

    2017 Frontier, OCAT Shanghai

             Facing the Sea, Screen Time, Shenzhen

             A Separation, Yang Gallery, Beijing

             Misty Clouds Scattered Colours, Crown Buildings, Liverpool

             Pièce Touchée, Para Site, Hong Kong

             Long Night of Museums, LUMA Westbau, Zurich

             Urban Implosion, ACC, Gwangju

             Nawki by SPUR, Leeds Big Screen, Leeds

             BALTIC Artists’ Award, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead

             The Regeneration of Strongholds, Surplus Space, Wuhan

             Of Time and Space, Hanoi DocLab, Hanoi

             Americans 2017, LUMA Westbau, Zurich

             Shattered Sanctity, Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taipei

             Three Rooms, CAC, Shanghai

             The New Normal, UCCA, Beijing

             What You See Is Not What You See, LEAP Screen, Photofairs, San Francisco

    2016 Toward The Emergence Of Resistance, Taikang Space, Beijing

             Huayu Young Artist Award, Sanya

             Dragon Liver Phoenix Brain, OCAT, Shanghai

             You Won’t Be Young Forever, No.235 Guang Fu Road, Shanghai

             The Heterotopia of Rules, LEAP Screen, West Bund Art & Design Fair, Shanghai

             Pixel Park, Jing’an Sculpture Park, Shanghai

             Information Sculpture Superhighway, MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai

             Extravagant Imagination, The Wonder of Idleness, MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai

    2015 The Ballad of Generation Y, OCAT Shanghai, Shanghai

             Eyes of Sieves, Global Committee, New York

             Shoulders of Giants, Birmingham City University, Birmingham

             Kagoshima Art Festa, Kirishima Open Air Museum, Kagoshima

             I’M Ten, IMT Gallery, London

             Yellow Peril Editorial Launch, Museum of Chinese in America, New York

             Chinese Visual Art Festival, London

             Transitória 2: Articulações E (des) encontros, Redbull Station, São Paulo

             Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall

             Aesthetica Art Prize, York

             Does Not Equal, W139, Amsterdam

             18th Japan Media Arts Festival, The National Art Center, Tokyo 

    2014 Bloomberg New Contemporaries, ICA, The Mall, London

             Unorthodox Hosts, ICA, The Mall, London

             Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Liverpool Biennial, World Museum, Liverpool 

             21st Century Graduate Screening, Chisenhale Gallery, London

             35A Moving Image Festival, Le 6B, Paris

             Chinese Visual Festival, King’s College, London

             DEL+REW, Goldsmiths College, London

             Oslo Screen Festival, International Video Art Festival, Oslo

             Open Screenings, Whitechapel Gallery, London

             Difference or Sociality, Woburn Research Centre, UCL, London 

    2013 Voice of the New Who, Niu Hu Artist Village, Shenzhen

             Local Futures, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen

             Open Studio, Listhus Art Space, Ólafsfjördur

             Autocenter Presentation 1, Autocenter, Berlin

             Cinema as Object, Woburn Research Centre, UCL, London

    2012 Peninsula & Islands, Taksu Gallery, Singapore

             The Lasalle Show ’12 Exhibition, Praxis Space, Singapore

    2011 Deploying Passages, Earl Lu Gallery, Singapore

             2nd International Painting Exhibition, Academy of Fine Arts Vladivostok, Russia

             Squared Invasion, Instinc Gallery, Singapore

             The Winston Oh Travel Award 2011, Praxis Space, Singapore

             The Collaborative Prize 2011, Brother Joseph McNally Gallery, Singapore

             That’s Another Story, Praxis Space, Singapore

    2010 Strange Impression, Tickle Art Space, Citylink, Singapore

             Pameran Poskad, My Art Space, Singapore

    2009 Faux Green, Praxis Space, Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore 

             SDEA 2009 Celebrate Drama, Art House, Singapore




    2019  Rauschenberg Residency, Florida

    2018-19  Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam

    2016 ACC-Rijksakademie Dialogue and Exchange, Gwangju & Amsterdam

             Treasure Hill Artist Village Residency, Taipei

    2015 London Critical Theory School, Birkbeck University, London

             Chronus Art Centre Fellowship for Chinese Artist, Birmingham City University, Birmingham

    2014 London/Stockholm Residency, SITE Studio, Stockholm

    2013 Listhús Artist Residency Program, Ólafsfjördur

             Autocenter Summery Academy, Berlin



    2017 The Elephant Trust Grant for production of ‘Warm Spell’

             BALTIC Artists’ Award, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead

    2014 Audrey Wykeham Prize, UCL, London

    2012 LASALLE Award for Academic Excellence, Singapore

    2011 LASALLE Award for Academic Excellence, Singapore

             The LASALLE Scholarship, Singapore

             The Winston Oh Travelogue Award, Singapore



    2018 Dialogues on Sexuality and Longing, CFCCA, Manchester

          Contemporary Art Lecture, The Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London

             Triennial: “Songs for Sabotage” Artist Panel Discussion, New Museum, New York

    2017 Algorithmic Citizenship & Collective Memory, FIAC, Grand Palais, Paris

             PuntWG, Amsterdam

             Gender Trouble, UCCA, Beijing

             The Non-hermetic, Salt Projects, Beijing

    2016 Forgetfulness and Objects of Affiliations, Etat Forum, Tapei

    2015 Considering PLAY in Critical Contemporary Culture, Waterside Contemporary, London

             To Speak of the Blueprints & To Act on the Gaps, CAC, Shanghai

             Panel discussion with Elina Suoyrjö, Does Not Equal, W139, Amsterdam

    2014 Chinese Visual Festival Director’s Talk, King’s College, London

    2013 Cinema as Object, Woburn Research Center, London

             UAL LGBT History Month, London Communication College, London



    2018  “ANNOTATED SAX COMPENDIA”, Ryan Gander & Jonathan P. Watts, Saxmundham & London

             Mousse Magazine, “Rules of Traction”, Alvin Li, Basel

             Art Monthly, “Sliced Units”, Laura Harris, Manchester

             Artsy, “The Artsy Vanguard: On the Rise”, New York

             ArtAsiaPacific, “Alternative Neo-spiritualities”, Newcastle

          New Museum Triennial Catalogue“Songs for Sabotage”, Alvin Li, New York

             OCAT Shanghai, “Frontier Catalogue” Lu Mingjun, Shanghai

             New York Times, “Meet Six Disrupters at the New Museum’s Triennial”, Hilarie M. Sheets, New York

    2017  YAC, “Interview”, Abigail Mitchell, Manchester

             AQNB, “Interview”, Human Poney, London

             Frieze, “Quilting Points”, En Liang Khong, Gateshead

             The Art Newspaper, “Interview”, Lu Mingjun, Beijing

             Salt Projects, “The Non-hermetic”, Shen Xin, Beijing

             Lychee One, “Shen Xin: Strongholds”, Gary Zhexi Zhang, London

             ArtAsiaPacific, “Strongholds”, Andrew Stooke, London

             Art World, “Interview”, Yang Yuanyuan, Beijing

    2016 Artforum Critics’ Picks, “Shen Xin: At Home”, Chen Xi’an, Wuhan

             Art World, “Shen Xin: At Home” Wuhan

             Artsy, “10 Emerging Artists to Watch at Artissima”, Turin

             Artsy, “20 Chinese Emerging Artists”

             Randian Artist Profile: Shen Xin, “China, or Post-China?” Liu Na’ou, Shanghai

             Artforum Critics’ Picks, “The Ballad of Generation Y”, Liu Na’ou, Shanghai

    2015 ArtAsiaPacific Issue 96, “New Current - Shen Xin”, Dan Munn, London

             UK Now, “Shen Xin”, London

             Critical Contemporary Culture, Issue “Play”, London

           Chinese Visual Festival, “Chinese Visual Festival 2015”, London

           CAC, “Interview with Nikita Lynne”, Shanghai 

            Aesthetica Art Prize “Aesthetica Art Prize 2015”, London

             CNC Spanish International “Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2014”, London

    2014 Bloomberg New Contemporaries, “Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2014 Catalogue”, London

             Axis Web, “MAstar Selected by Kirsty Ogg”, London

             Goop “Ones to watch”, London

             Apollo Magazine, “Mapping the Contemporary”, London

             Culture 24, “A Needle Walks into a Haystack”, London

             Garageland Magazine, “Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2014”, London

             Slade Fine Art Media 2014, “Working On My Sh*t”, London

 , "Local Futures: Review by Tsaichin Ni", Shenzhen

    2013 Woburn Research Centre, “Difference or Sociality”, London

             Niu Hu Artist Village, “Voice of the New Who”, Shenzhen

             He Xiangning Art Museum, “Local Futures”, Shenzhen

             Myndlistarfélagið, “Shen Xin í Listhúsinu í Fjallabyggð”, Iceland

    The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists, “SMILING AGAINST GREAT VIEWS (frá Listhús)”, Iceland

    2012 Taksu Gallery, “Peninsula & Islands”, Singapore

  • Exhibitions
    • Shen Xin: "To Satiate"
      Mar 22, 2019 - May 5, 2019
      Opening: Mar 22, 2019 Friday
      Artist: SHEN Xin
      • Solo Exhibitions
    • HK Art Basel 2019
      Mar 29, 2019 - Mar 31, 2019
      Curator: SHEN Xin
      • Art Fairs
      Aug 30, 2018 - Sep 2, 2018
      Artists: CHEN Ying, SHANG Liang, SHEN Xin, XU Zhen, YANG Shen
      • Art Fairs
    • ART021 2017
      Nov 8, 2017 - Nov 12, 2017
      Artists: CHEN Ying, DING Li, FENG Mengbo, LU Pingyuan, SHANG Liang, SHEN Xin, XU Zhen
      • Art Fairs
    • LISTE 2017
      Jun 13, 2017 - Jun 18, 2017
      Artists: MIAO Ying, SHEN Xin, WANG Newone
      • Art Fairs
    • Artissima
      Nov 3, 2016 - Nov 6, 2016
      Artists: LU Pingyuan, SHEN Xin, XU Dawei
      • Art Fairs
    • Information Sculpture Superhighway
      Sep 8, 2016 - Oct 23, 2016
      Artists: DING Li, FENG Mengbo, HE An, LIU Chengrui, LU Pingyuan, MIAO Ying, SHEN Xin, UMA , WANG Newone, WANG Sishun, XU Zhen, YANG Zhenzhong, YU Ji, ZHAO Yao, ZHENG Guogu
      • Group Exhibitions
  • Artworks
    • Lehrstück – A Prototype | SHEN Xin

      New Media, Other | Virtual Reality, Live Feeds | 2014

    • Provocation of the Nightingale | SHEN Xin

      Video | Four-channel video installation | 23’,10’34”,10’10”,20’40” | 2017