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San Gimignano
Les Moulins
Sao Paulo

Born in Xuancheng, An'hui, China in 1972.

Study and Teaching


China Academy of Art, Hangzhou

Selected Solo Exhibitions


Racing Gravels, Times Art Center, Berlin, Germany


Light, Galleria Continua Les Moulins, France

Kan Xuan, IKON, Birmingham, UK


Millet Mounds, UCCA, Beijing, China


Light, Arrow factory, Beijing, China


Kanxuan! Ai!, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy

Yes, No & Other Options, Yorkshire ArtSpace, Sheffield, England


Kanxuan at Buerofriedrich, Buerofriedrich, Berlin, Germany

Protected by colors, BizArt, Shanghai, China


Video art, Chinese European Art Center, Xiamen, China


Or Emptiness, BizArt, Shanghai, China

Selected Group Exhibitions


Cruel Youth Diary: Chinese Photography and Video from the Haudenschild Collection, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA

Buddha10: A fragmented display on Buddhist visual evolution, MAO museum, Torino, Italy

M+ Sigg Collection: Another Story, M+museum, Hong Kong


We Borrow Dreams From Others, Like Debt, Made in Museum, Shanghai, China


M+ Sigg Collection: From Revolution to Globalisation, M+museum, Hong Kong

Italian Renaissance Drawings: A Dialogue with ChinaBritish Museum and M WOODS Museum, Beijing, China

The Artist is Present: The 15 years of Award of Art China, Shenzhen Artron Art Museum, Shenzhen, China

The Circular Impact, OCAT museum, Shanghai, China


DURATION: Chinese Art in Transfer Motion, MINSHENG Art Museum, Beijing, China


Free Prism Video WaveBoxes Art Museum, FoShan, China


Arte y China después de 1989: El Teatro del Mundo, Guggenheim Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain

Walk Strangely, Stay Strangely. Sora Kim vs Kan Xuan: A Double One Woman Show, Times Museum, Guangzhou, China


Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA


Collections, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Tales of Our Time, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA

Cuarteto, Galleria Continua, Habana, Cuba


The World is Made of Stories, Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo, Norway

Follia Continua!, Le Centquatre, Paris, France

Jingshen, the Act of Painting in Contemporary China, PAC -Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy

The M+ Sigg Collection: Chinese art from the 1970s to now, The Whitwort, Manchester, UK

China 8, Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl, Marl, Germany

Inventing Ritual, First Edition of PIMO Contemporary Art Festival, Shanghai, China


Asia Triennial Manchester, Manchester, UK

Right Is Wrong: Four Decades of Chinese Art from the M+ Sigg

Collection, Bildmuseet, Umeå, Sweden

Now You See, White Box, New York City, USA

The 8 of Paths: Art in Beijing, Uferhallen, Berlin, Germany

The Making of a Museum, Aurora Museum, Shanghai, China

Jane - Migrating Forms and Migrating Gods, The Kochi- Muziris

Biennale, Kochi, Kerala, India


Il Palazzo Enciclopedico, 55th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

The Garden of Diversion, Sifang Art Museum, Nanjing, China

Re:emerge - Towards a new cultural cartography, 11th Sharjah

Biennial, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Clutch, ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai, China

Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Karlsuhe, Germany


Yellow Signal: New Media in China, Centre A – Vancouver

International Center for Contemporary Asian Art, Vancouver, Canada

The Unseen, The Fourth Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art,Guangzhou, China

Rolling Snowball/3 - Redtory Art & Design Factory, Guangzhou,China

Go Figure! Contemporary Chinese Portraiture, Sherman Contemporary Art

Foundation, SCAF, Sydney, Australia

Uninkable, TOP Contemporary Art Center, Shanghai, China


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


10,000 Lives, 8th Gwangju Biennale, 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.


Video programme, III Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia

The Sky Within My House, Córdoba, Spain

The State of Things _The Contemporary Art from China and Belgium, Centre of Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium

Everyday Miracles (Extended), Walter and McBean Galleries, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, US

Everyday Miracles (Extended), REDCAT, Los Angeles, US

Bourgeoisified proletariat, Songjiang Creative studio, Shanghai, China

China China China, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, England

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 Collectioncureted 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, Venice, 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

ALLLOOKSAME? TUTTTUGUALE?, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy

Its all right!, BizArt, Shanghai, China

The Twelve - Chinese Contemporary Art Awards, Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China

Chaos City, Universal Studios - Beijing, Beijing, China

Everybody Dance Now, EFA Gallery - The Elizabeth Foundation, New York City, USA

20 Desarreglos - Arte Contemporáneo de Brasil, Museo de Artes Visuales, Santiago, Chile

Exploding Television - Satelite of Love, Screening International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Never go out without my DV Cam-Video art from China, Museo Colecciones ICO, Madrid, Spain

A Continuous Dialogue, Galleria Continua, Beijing, China


3rd Tirana Biennial, Tirana, Albania

Out of sight, De Appel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 

Close Reading, Galerie Julitte Jongma, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The 2nd Guangzhou Triennial, GuangDong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China

Prix de Rome 2005, De Apple, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Focus, China Museum of Art, Beijing, China

I Still Believe in Miracles, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France

Double Happiness, BizArt, Shanghai, China

Unspeakable Happiness, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico

Mahjong - Chinesische Gegenwartskunst, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland

A poetics of Place, site-specific work, Utrechtse Voormalige, Gerechtsgebhouw Utrecht, The Netherlands


Cycle Tracks will abound in Utopia, Australia Centre for Contemporary Art, Australia

Dial 62761232, BizArt, Shanghai, China

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, The Netherlands

Object System: Doing Nothing, ARCO2004, Madrid, Spain

A Molecular History of Everything, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Australia

CAPC, Musée d'art contemporain, Bordeaux, France

China - Video Generation, Maison Europ√©ene de la Photographie, Paris, France


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, The Netherlands

Everyday, Kunstforeningen Copenhagen, Denmark

Under Construction, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan


C'est pas du cinema, Le Fresony studio national, France

Fan zhengzhu and Fan mingzhu, BizArt, Shanghai, China

The First Guangzhou Triennial, Guangzhou Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China

Fantasia-2, Yuanyang atr Center Beijing, China



Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, Netherlands