Born in Harbin, China, 1990, photographer and contemporary artist Cui Xiuwen graduated from Northeast Normal University Department of Fine Arts in 1996 and from the Oil Painting Department of Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, China. Starting off with oil paintings, Cui mainly engages in subsequent creation of images and picturesRead more
Cui made a lasting impression on the contemporary art world in China when her installation, "Lady's Room" resulted in the first lawsuit in the history of Chinese contemporary art. Her bold and confrontational videos and photographs explore the taboo subjects of sexuality, feminism and gender roles in China. Her avant-garde work is drawn from her interpretations and perspicacious observations of the spaces and roles, which exist in society.
The Angel series put together adult language with teenage identities in order to portray a young girls' experience growing up, which Cui Xiuwen feels, endures just as much pressure as a woman's progress and one has to undergo just as much in order to develop and be moulded into specific roles.
Cui is one of the leading artists of contemporary art in China. Her works have been collected by major museums such as Tate Modern and Brooklyn Museum, as well as several international and local galleries. She has been featured in both solo and group exhibitions internationally.
"Cui Xiuwen, Miao Xiaochun Double Solo Exhibition,"Levin Art Gallery (New York), New York, USA
Kiang Gallery, Atlanta, USA
Tanks Library Museum, Chongqing, China
Punctum Gallery, Hong Kong, China
Levin Art Gallery, New York, USA
Hammer Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
Annual Exhibition Cui Xiuwen, Dix9 Gallery, Paris, France
"God's Domain - Cui Xiuwen Solo Exhibition", Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
Keng Gallery, Taipei
"Angel: Cui Xiuwen Solo Exhibition", Marella Gallery, Milan, Italy
A Quarter Of An Hour - Cui Xiuwen Solo Exhibition", Florence Museum, Florence, Italy
Annual Exhibition Cui Xiuwen, DF2 Gallery, LosAngeles
Cui Xiuwen Solo Exhibition, Marella Gallery, 798 Art District, Beijing, China
"Cui Xiuwen · Kan Xuan," Video Works Solo Exhibition, Bordeaux Museum, Bordeaux, France