Xiyao Wang

Xiyao Wang is one of the most prominent young voices in abstract painting. Born in 1992 in Chongqing, she currently lives and works in Berlin.

Renowned for her powerful, immersive paintings, Wang’s distinctive use of colour, volume and texture spells out her unique vocabulary. As a way for her to transfer experiences and feelings from her internal space into the external world, her work is highly informed by her personal awareness and sensitivity.

Combining various techniques such as oil and acrylic paint, chalk, graphite and oil sticks, she seeks balance between the canvas and the body in physical displacement. Expressive multicoloured lines evoke the broadness of landscapes, movements and thoughts, composing lyrical arrangements that grace the canvas in harmonious, energetic movements layered onto compact pastel-coloured backgrounds. Through a profound knowledge of both Asian and Western traditions, she instinctively combines influences from Taoism and dance with martial arts. Brimming with energy, her large-scale works capture movement on canvas.

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Solo exhibitions
Country, Exhibition Name, Location
I, The Blue Hour, MASSIMODECARLO, Milano
PRC, Liang Xiao Yin Curated by Larys Frogier, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing
UK, A Carnival in the Forest, MASSIMODECARLO, London
PRC, Touching the Invisible, Song Art Museum, Beijing
F, The Crystalline Moon Palace, Galerie Perrotin, Paris
AUS, The Endless Dream, Arndt Collection, Cape Schanck
CH, Castel in the air, Geber Stauffer Fine Arts, Zurich
PRC, A dance to fly in the blossoming trees, A Thousand Plateaus Gallery, Chengdu
D, Peach Blossom Spring Story, Soy Capitàn Gallery, Berlin
D, Xiyao Wang, Paul Roosen Contemporary, Hamburg
D, Spuren, Turnweg Gallery, Hamburg
Group exhibitions
Country, Exhibition Name, Location
PRC, The First Beijing Biennial 展览名称: 第一届北京艺术双年展, National Base for International Cultural Trade, Beijing
I, What You See Is What You Get, MASSIMODECARLO, Milano
AUS, Collection Presentation, Arndt Collection, Cape Schanck
PRC, Post-me Generation, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing
ROK, Group Show, Tang Contemporary Art, Seoul
PRC, I'm Stepping High, I'm Drifting, and There I Go Leaping Curated by Weng Xiaoyu, Xiao Museum of Contemporary Art, Rizhao
PRC, A Marvellous Memory, Jiu Shi Art Museum, Shanghai
PRC, Boundless, Aurora Museum, Shanghai
D, MISA, König Galerie, Berlin
I, Jung x 5, Plain Gallery, Milan
HK, Low Fever, Tang Contemporary, Hong Kong
D, MISA Discoveries, Konig Gallery, Berlin
D, Group Show, Salon der Gegenwart, Hamburg
D, If not now.., MomSpace, Hamburg
PRC, I-Define, A Thousands Plateaus Gallery, Chengdu
D, Der River, Spinnerei, Leipzing
PRC, Summer Fling, Beehive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing
F, Yellow Reflection, Galerie Liusa Wang, Paris
USA, Group Show, Richard and Dolly Maass Gallery, New York
D, Annual show, HFBK, University of Fine Arts, Hamburg
D, Toxic Boom Room, Benzene, Hamburg
D, Sehnsucht’s Dialektik, MomSpace, Hamburg
PRC, Inter-Youth, Art Gallery of China Academy of Art, Hangzhou
D, Masse Phase, Sprink, Dusseldorf
F, Performance Festival, Cité international des arts, Paris
PRC, I mean it when I say XXX, CONDO Shanghai, Gallery Vacancy, Shanghai
USA, Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair, MoMA PS1, New York
D, Group Show, Affenfaust Galerie, Hamburg
PRC, New Knight, 56 Art Space, Suzhou
PRC, Beijing Summer Show, NL Art Museum, Beijing
D, ARTz IV, BENZENE, Hamburg
D, Nomination Hiscox Kunstpreis 2017, HFBK, Hamburg


Author, Publication Title, Date
Chow, Vivienne, Artnet News, August 15th
Artnet, July 7th
YITART, July 31st
Aubel, Par Damien, Transfuge, June
Numéro Art, May
Der Tagsspiegel, September 12th
Die Zeit, September 9
InStyle Magazine, April
Salondergegenwart, Hamburg
Hamburger Abendblatt, February 6th
Lützow, Gunnar, Art - Das Kunstmagazin, January
New Knight
中国大学生美术作品年鉴, ISBN
重庆晨报 (Chongqing Morning Post), May 15th


Xiyao Wang