Kan Xuan


Born in XuanCheng, An'hui, China in 1972.
She lives and works in Amsterdam.

"De Prix de Rome 2005" Basic Prize, Netherlands

Yorkshire ArtSpace Society, Sheffiled, United Kingdom

Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Netherlands

Solo Exhibition:

Light, Arrow factory, Beijing, China
Kanxuan! Ai!, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy
Yes, No & Other Options, Yorkshire ArtSpace, Sheffield, UK
Kanxuan at Buerofriedrich, Buerofriedrich, Berlin, Germany
Protected by colors, BizArt, Shanghai, China
Video art, Chinese European Art Center, Xiamen, China

Or nothing!, Biz Art Center, Shanghai, China

Selected Group Exhibitions:


Face to Time, Real Jardín Botánico, Madrid, Spain
Moveing image in China 1988-2011, Mingsheng art museum, Shanghai, China
Poster Exhibition, TaoPu art center, Shanghai, China
8th Gwangju Biennale-10,000 Lives, Gwangju Biennale Hall, Gwangju, Korea
Commit / the 2nd stall keeper show, C5art Space, Beijing, China
China Power Station, Pinacoteca Agnelli, Torino, Italy
NEGOTIATIONS / The second today’s documents, Today art museum, Beijing, China
Out! Art in Public Spaces, Córdoba, Argentina
The State of Things. Brussels/Beijing, Palais des Beaux-Arts / Bozar,  Centre for Fine Arts, Bruxelles, Belgium
The Red Snowball, CEAC (chinese european art center), Xiamen University Art College Xiamen city,China
L'evento immobile, Asolo Art Film Festival XXIX, Asolo, Italy
Personal Frontier, IA32 Space, Beijing, China
DIALOGUE 2010, Dutch culture centre, world expo 2010 Shanghai, Shanghai, China
G.D. Tecnologie ed arte, Pinacoteca Nazionale, Bologna, Italy
Caos, Piazza La Guardiola- Belvedere, Piraino, Italy
El Patio de mi Casa, Arte Contemporaneo en 16 Patios de Còrdoba, Cordoba, Spain
Resilience, Galleria Continua / Le Moulin, Boissy-le-Châtel, France
OUR FUTURE: The Guy & Myriam Ullens Foundation Collection, cureted by Jérôme Sans, Guo Xiaoyan, Kate Fowle, UCCA, Beijing, China
L’evento immobile, Incantamenti, Casa Masaccio, San Giovanni Valdarno, Italy
UNMOVED, Galleria Continua / Beijing, China
China Power Station: Part III, Mudam Luxembourg, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
Cina Cina Cina!!!, CCCS – Centro di Cultura Contemporanea Strozzina, Firenze, Italy
Museum Underworld, OK Center for Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria
Winter Group Show, Universal Studios - Beijing, Beijing, China
L’evento immobile, Incantamenti, MAN, Nuoro, Italy
AGORAZEIN, Antiche Cisterne Romane, Todi, Italy

10° Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul, Turkey

52° Biennale di Venezia, Venezia, Italy
China Power Station: Part II, Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo, Norway
A Continuous Dialogue
, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy

China Power Station: Part I, Serpentine Gallery, London, England
9th Havana Biennial 2006, Wifredo Lam Center, Havana, Cuba

Exploding Television - Satelite of Love, Screening International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Never go out without my DV Cam-Video art from China, Museo Colecciones ICO, Madrid, Spain
Close Reading, Galerie Julitte Jongma, Amsterdam, Netherlands
A Continuous Dialogue, Galleria Continua, Beijing, China
Focus, China Museum of Art, Beijing, China

The Second Guangzhou Triennial, GuangDong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
De Prix de Rome 2005, De Apple Amsterdam, Netherlands
I Still Believe in Miracles, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France
Double Happyness, BizArt Center, Shanghai, China
A Molecular History of Everything, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Australia
Film - and videoprogram Cinema, Utrecht, Holland
A poetics of Place, sitespecific work (OudGerechtsgebouw), Utrecht, Holland
Cycle Tracks will abound in Utopia, Australia Centre for Contemporary Art, Australia

A l'est du sud de l'ouest / A l'ouest du sud de l'est, Villa Arson, Nice, France
Epiphytes, Classic Botanical Garden, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Object System: Doing Nothing, ARCO2004, Madrid, Spain
Panorama Da Art Brasileira 2003, Sao Paulo Modern Art Museum,     Brazil

Alors, la Chine?, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
New Zone, Zacheta National Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
One Move, Apeldoorn Contemporary Art Museum, Netherlands
Everyday, Kunstforeningen Copenhagen, Denmark
Under Construction, Tokyo, Japan
C' est pas du cinema, Le Fresony studio national, France

Fan zhengzhu and Fan mingzhu, BizArt Center, Shanghai, China    
The First Guangzhou Triennial, Guangzhou Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
Fantasia-2, Beijing, China