Shen Xin (b.1990, Chengdu) graduated from the UCL Slade School of Fine Art in 2014 with an MFA. They currently live and work in An t-eilean Sgitheanach (Isle of Skye). Their solo exhibitions, performances and screenings include: “ but this is the language we met in”, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, Canada, 2024; “one, arriving at floodplains”, MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai, 2023; “Brine Lake (A New Body)”, M HKA, Antwerp, 2023; “ས་གཞི་སྔོན་པོ་འགྱུར (The Earth Turned Green)”, KUNSTVEREIN GARTENHAUS, Vienna, 2023 & Swiss Institute, New York, 2022; “Brine Lake (A New Body)”, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 2021; “Double Feature”, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt, 2019; “Synthetic Types”, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 2019; “To Satiate”, MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai, 2019; “Warm Spell”, ICA, London, 2018; “Sliced Units”, CFCCA, Manchester, 2018; “Records of Rites”, MIMA, Middlesbrough, 2018; “half-sung, half-spoken”, Serpentine Galleries, London, 2017; “Originally Inclusive”, Performance, CFCCA, Manchester, 2016; “At Home”, Surplus Space, Wuhan, 2016.

Their recent group exhibitions include: Cosmos Cinema, 14th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai (Shanghai, 2023-24); 12th Seoul Mediacity Biennale: THIS TOO, IS A MAP (Seoul, 2023); To bind, embed, shimmer, and brace, with 楔Xiē (daadgalerie, Berlin, 2022); In Solidarity with ____ (OCAT x KADIST, Shanghai, 2022); ON | OFF 2021: Back to the Future (HE Art Museum, Shunde, China, 2022); 13th Gwangju Biennale: Minds Rising, Spirits Tuning (Gwangju, 2021); Language is a River (Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, 2021); An Impulse to Turn (Inside Out Museum, Beijing, 2020); Sigg Prize (M+ Museum, Hong Kong, 2019); Songs for Sabotage (New Museum Triennial, New York, 2018).

They received the Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship (Minnesota, 2023), Sigg Prize shortlist (M+, Hong Kong, 2019), BALTIC Artists’ Award (2017), and participated in the Rijksakademie residency in Amsterdam (2018-19).