萧瑟

XIAO SE

XIAO SE / 萧瑟 (*1970) grew up in Beijing in the second half of the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976). He experienced the tumultuous socio-political and cultural climate during the 1978 liberalist economic reform and the late ’80s student movements. He is best known for his surrealist paintings, which skillfully fuse religious motifs in the early Renaissance masterpieces into realistic portrayals of individuals’ living conditions in postsocialist China. From 1986 to 1991, Xiao studied in Beijing’s School of Fine Arts, the PRC. In 1995, he graduated from the Environment Art Design Center at the Central Academy of Fine Arts and Design. In 2000, Xiao Se was nominated as one of the Emerging Talents in Chinese Oil Paintings in the official art magazine Art Research.
Education
1995 BA the Environment Art Design Center at the Central Academy of Fine Arts and Design.
*Note: In 1999, the CAFD was integrated into Tsinghua University and was renamed as the Academy of Arts and Design at Tsinghua University.
Solo exhibitions
2019
“Gazing Affectionately —Xiao Se Solo Exhibition,” LPS China Platform / Lu Museum, Beijing

2018
“Xiao Se: Solo Exhibition—2018 Bavaria Chinese New Year,” Alte Kongresshalle, Munich

2011
“Xiao Se’s Solo Exhibition, Beijing,” Eli Klein Projects, Beijing

2009
“Instinctive Reality,” Eli Klein Fine Art, New York

2007
“Art Gender,” The Fifth Element Gallery, Beijing

2004-2005
“Privacy of the Fish,” the first exhibition at 798 Art Zone in Beijing and the second exhibition in Hong Kong

2003
“Years Gone By,” Wan Fung Gallery, Beijing

2001
“Memory of an Abortive Turn,” Wan Fung Gallery, Beijing

1999-2001
Three solo exhibitions titled “Xiao Se’s Oil Paintings,” Qin Gallery, Beijing

1999
“Xiao Se’s Oil Paintings” in Bonn and Berlin

1998
“Xiao Se’s Art Works,” Qin Gallery, Beijing

1997
“Xiao Se’s Oil Paintings,” Qin Gallery, Beijing
Group exhibitions (selected)
2019 “One Thousand Miles,” BOA SPACE, Weihai (the PRC)
2018  ARTMUC, 2018
2017  The 3rd Ningbo International Art Fair, Ningbo Museum of Art, Ningbo (the PRC)
2016  “Art Spirit in the Material Time,” Fuzhou Higher Education Mega Center, Fuzhou
2016  “About the Air,” Ningbo Museum of Art, Ningbo (the PRC)
2015  “Return,” Riverside Art Museum, Beijing
2014  The 8th Art Expo Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
2014  The 1st Xinjiang International Arts Biennale, Urumqi (the PRC)
2014  “Xinjiang Impression,” National Art Museum of China, Beijing
2012  Art Beijing, Beijing
2010  “Rehearsal,” The 8th Shanghai Biennial, Shanghai
2009  Art Chicago, Eli Klein Fine Art, Chicago
2009  “Redefining Surrealism,” Eli Klein Fine Art, New York
2009  LA Art Show, Eli Klein Fine Art, Los Angeles
2009  “China Garden,” The Fifth Element Gallery, Beijing
2008  Asian Contemporary Art Fair, Eli Klein Fine Art, New York
2008  SCOPE Art Fair, Eli Klein Fine Art, Miami
2007  The 10th Beijing Art Expo, Beijing
2007  The 4th China International Gallery Exposition, Beijing
2007  “Clean the Corner,” The Fifth Element Gallery, Beijing
2007  “Fine Arts Literature Art Center Collection Exhibition,” Fine Arts Literature Art Center, Wuhan (the PRC)
2006  “Contemporary Art Exhibition,” 798 Art Zone, Beijing
2006  “Form and Language” Contemporary Art Exposition, Yan Club Arts Center, Beijing
2005  Young Artists’ Works Exhibition, Yan Club Arts Center, Beijing 
2005  China’s Famous Artists’ Works Exhibition, Wan Fung Art Gallery, Beijing
2003  Art Taipei, Taipei
2002  Global Art Fair Singapore, Singapore 
2002  “That’s Beijing,” Red Gate Gallery, Beijing 
2002  Contemporary Oil Paintings Exhibition, Wan Fung Art Gallery, Hong Kong
2002  Korea International Art Fair, Seoul 
2001  “Fly A Balloon on Christmas,” Wan Fung Gallery, Beijing 
2000  “Self Expression,” Hualai Gallery, Beijing

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