Abelardo
XING DANWEN
DISCONNEXION
2002-2003
Color Photographs
Xing's concerns are not only related to large cities. She has traveled to southern China to explore the effects of electronic trash recycling on villages and small cities in the Pearl River Delta in Guangdong Province. In disCONNEXION, her critical eye and sharp lens examine the aesthetics of technological waste, reflecting environmental concerns, but more importantly, an anxiety about changes in the lives of workers along the south coast, whose ghosts can be sensed despite their absence from the frames.
Photographs are two sizes:
Large size: 148x120 cm / 58.25x47.25 inch (HxW)
Small size: 76x62 cm / 30x24 inch (HxW)
Biography:
Born in Xi'an, China
Lives and works in Beijing.
1998-2001, MFA at School of Visual Arts, New York, USA
1989-1992, BFA at Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
1982-1986, Art School affiliate to Xi'an Academy of Fine Arts, Xi'an, China
SOLO & TWO person EXHIBITIONs
2017
- A Personal Diary, Warsaw MOMA, Poland
- Captive of Love, Red Brick Art Museum, Beijing, China
2014
- UTOPIA, Officine dell'Immagine, Milan, Italy
2012
- The Myth of Progress, Poligono Gallery, Marbella, Spain
2010
- A Personal Diary, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, USA
- Chinese Modernism and U.S. Vernacular-Xing Danwen & Jim Vecchi, arCH-Architecture Center Houston Foundation, USA
- Seeing Utopia, Past and Future-Xing Danwen & Wang Di, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University, USA
- A Personal Diary, Modern Chinese Art Foundation, Gent, Belgium
2009
- In A Perfect World, Ooi Botos Gallery, Hong Kong
- A Personal Diary-China Avant-garde in 1990s, Modern Chinese Art Foundation, Gent, Belgium
- A Round Trip, Galerie SOLLERTIS, Toulouse, France
- Between the Walls, EPsite, Shanghai, China
2008
- The City Fairy, Korea Art Center, Busan, Korea
- Wall House, Project Space at Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney, Australia
- Xing Danwen & Zeng Han, FOTOFEST 2008, Berring & James Gallery, Houston, USA
2007
- Roland Fischer/Xing Danwen", Galerie Sollertis, Toulouse, France
2006
- Urban Fiction, Gallery TPW, Toronto, Canada
- disCONNEXION/duplication, the Chinese Museum, Melbourne, Australia
2004
- disCONNEXION, Kiang Gallery, Atlanta, USA
- dis+dup, Gow Langsford gallery, Sydney, Australia
- Urban Fiction, Galerie Piece Unique, Paris, France
2002
- Dislocation, the 2nd PingYao International PhotoFestival, Shanxi, China
- China Avant-garde", Ka-sing Lee gallery, Toronto, Canada
2001
- Xing Danwen, Galerie du château, Nice, France
1997
- IN SIGHT, SOHO Photo Gallery, New York, USA
1994
- WITH CHINESE EYES, PHOTONEWS at Gallery Grauwert, Hamburg, Germany
AWARDs/GRANTs
2009, Asia 21 Fellow, Asia Society, USA
2008, Finalists, ING REAL Photography Award, the Netherlands
2003, Best Publishing Project Award, Les Rencontres d’Arles Festival, Arles, France
1998-2001, Grant & Fellowship from Asian Cultural Council, New York, USA
1998-2000, Chairman's Grant from School of Visual Arts, New York, USA