李心沫

LI XINMO

LI XINMO / 李心沫 (*1976) is an established artist, curator, art critic, and feminist theory researcher. She was born in Yilan county in Heilongjiang, the PRC. In 2008, she obtained her MA from Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts. Li’s works were based on a variety of media, including performance, painting, video, photography, and installations. They have been exhibited in Toronto Photo Biennial, Prague Biennial, National Museums of World Culture in Sweden, Female Museum in Germany. Li uses art practices to explore her memory, dreams, subconsciousness and critially respond to gender and enviromental issues in human society. Her art practices have been documented in academic articles, including the “National Fine Arts,” “Oriental Art for Everyone,” and other professional art publications. Some of her works were acquisited by the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities (Östasiatiska Museet, Sweden), Ingallery (China) and other private collectors in Europe and Asia. In 2013, she cocurated the feminist art exhibition “Heterogeneous Body” in 521 Art District with the artist Cheng Meixin. In 2019, she curated the group art exhibition “In China” at the Embassy of Germany in Beijing, China.
Education
2008 MA from Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts
Curatorial Projects 
2021
Curator of the independent art project titled Woyeshi (Me Too), which was exhibied at the group art show “Flyway Art and Mental Health Exhibition between China and Scotland” at Wisdom Bay in Shanghai and Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Scotland.The show was organized by the non-profit organizations Artlink Cenral and A Perch for the Thorn Birds, and funded by British Council. 

2017 
December Co-curator of the event “Performance Art and Postmodern Theatre Series: Performance and Forum,” UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing
Selected solo exhibitions
2015 “Excluded,” Kaiser & Cream Art District, Wiesbaden
2011 “Li Xinmo Solo Exhibition,” Tense Space, Beijing
2007 “I want to breathe”, Juhua Space, Shanghai
Selected group exhibitions
2021 
“Visual Theater Biennale”, XLY MoMA, Chengdu

2019
“How to Breathe Forever ,” ONSITE Gallery, OCAD University, Toronto
 “Shedding Skins,” an virtual feminist art exhibition, QUINNC Gallery, New York
“The Nest Project,” Zero Space gallery, Beijing
“Odyssey: The Return” a collaborative contmporary art exhibition celebreting the 40th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Ireland and China, Dongyue Art Gallery, Beijing
“What Do We Care About”, Czech China Contemporary, Beijing
“Art of Action,” a special exhibition on the Human Rights Day, Delegation of the European Commission to China, Beijing

2018
“Spectacle 2018”, The 3rd Contemporary Art Fair in Jiangxi, 699 Art Space, Nanchang
“Mortgaged Time,” Red Gate Gallery, Beijing 
 “Contemporary Chinese Works on Paper,” Ipswich Museum and Gallery, London
“New Legal Aliens,” Yan Huang Art Museum, Beijing
“Existence — International Feminist Art Exhibition — 2018 Changsha,” Changsha
“Capital@Art. Inernational,” Ost Stern, Frankfurt/Main 
“Paper Stories,” The Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities, Stockholm
“The RiAP: Art Action 1998-2018,” Quebec

2017 
“Hint - Contemporary Female Art Exhibition,” Tree Gallery, Beijing
“Gan and Gan,” The 1st International Performance Art Festival in Meibei, Meibei
“The First China & Europe International Arts Biennale,” Prague International Exhibition Grounds, Prague
“I Have No Enemies and No Hatred — Contemporary Chinese Dissent Art,” Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery, John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the City University of New York, New York

2016
“Performance—Workship ‘Falling Day,’” Goethe-Institut at Beijing 798, Beijing
“Dante for China - Contemporary Art Exhibition”, Beijing Normal University, Beijing
“Thirty Years of Performance Art in China, An Archives Exhibition”, Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing

2015
“In Another Place, And Here,” Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria
“ARTRESS,” an exhibition of contemporary art works by international women artists, The Research House for Asian Art, Chicago
“If You’re Well,” a feminist art exhibition organized by the UN Women, Delegation of the European Commission to China and Embassy of the Republic of Austria, Beijing
“Stifled! Beyond Smog,” an contemporary art exhibition at Tree Gallery (Beijing), Tianjin Sanyuan Contemporary Art Center (Tianjing), and Hebei Art Museum (Hebei)

2014
“Single Moms,” Bonn Women's Museum, Bonn
“Through the Body: Lens-based Works by Contemrporary Chinese Women Artists,” University of Toronto Art Center, Toronto
“Switch”, Xi’an Contemporary Art Museum, Xi’an
“Pink Solution”, a Bald Girls exhibition, Fundación LIA-Faro del Tiempo, Bogotá 
The International Performance Art Festival “Guangzhou Live 5”, Xiaozhou Auditorium, Guangzhou

2013
The second exhibition of the queer Chinese art tour in Europe titled “Secret Love,” The National Museum of World Culture, Gothenburg
“Bald Girls —A Door,” Zajia Lab, Beijing

2012
“(Un)Forbidden Ciy”, Macro Contemporary Art Museum, Rome, 
“Encres de Chine, modernes et contemporaines,” Carrousel du Louvre, Paris
“Bald Girls,” a feminst art exhibition, Iberia Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing

2011
“Li Xinmo and Megumi Shimizu’s Performance Art,” a duo show at Dingshun Art Space, Beijing
2010 
“The Archives of the Video Art in 2010”, Songzhuang Art Museum, Beijing

2009
“Chinese Sickmen Series,” Art Next Gallery, New York
“Divergence and Convergence —Boundary of Ink Art”, Huantie Times Art, Beijing
“Chinese Imageries: Metropolitan Flags — Xi’an International Contemporary Art Fair”, Xi’an Qujiang Art Museum, Xi’an
“Conspiracy—Multimedia and Performance Art Exhibition”, Other Gallery, Beijing

2008
“Jiong —Expression and Posture,” the Third Emerging Artists’ Show, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai
International Contemporary Art Show, Sunshine International Art Museum, Songzhuang
“Avenue Live - International Performance Art Festival”, Rain Gallery, Beijing
“Italian Video Art and Performance,” Yuanfen Gallery, Beijing
“Ink Paintings of the 21st Century,” Fine Art Museum of Research Institute of Traditional Chinese Painting, Beijing
“Breathe”, Shandong Museum, Jinan

Selected Collections
The Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities (Östasiatiska Museet, Sweden)
Ingallery (China)