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2016.9.25 - 2016.10.24

ARTIST'S STATEMENT

Foregrounded by moving image work, my practice concerns the social position of the artist, and engages recently with re-instrumentalising technique, judgment, power and ethic. I have taken interests in subjects such as the othering of ethnic minorities in aesthetics and economy, the functionality of cinematic space concerning empathy, and the productivity of didacticism in new technology. My works tend to be reflexive of global mobility, and engage with the practice of individuals from various backgrounds in the time of crisis, whether it is political or spiritual crisis. I am interested in active inclusiveness, hyperawareness and other expressions of rendering subjects relevant, unrepresentable and indigestible. It is a challenge to separate the desire to dismantle the unjust systems of domination from any field of practice including contemporary art, from the desire to construct more diverse hierarchies of domination. It is important for me that my practice and works could be presented as tools, and are made due to necessity and need of interconnectivity, and could potentially become systems that host and sustain vulnerabilities of communication and identification.
 

SHEN XIN (Born 1990, Chengdu) lives and works in London. Her recent solo presentations include Strongholds, Lychee One, London (2017); Originally Inclusive, CFCCA, Manchester (2016); At Home, Surplus Space, Wuhan (2016); Forms Escape: Prologue, Chisenhale Gallery, London (2016); Shoulders of Giants, Senate House, London (2015). She recently participated in group shows The New Normal, UCCA, Beijing (2017); Three Rooms, CAC, Shanghai (2017); Dragon Liver Phoenix Brain, OCAT, Shanghai (2016); You Won’t Be Young Forever, 235 Guangfu Road, Shanghai (2016). Shen is awarded the BALTIC Artists’ Award, with an exhibition in June of the biennial artist award at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead (2017). In 2016–17 Shen participated in artist residency with ACC-Rijksakademie Dialogue and Exchange.



CV

Shen Xin 

Born in 1990, 

lives and works in London


2012
TAKSU画廊《半岛和岛屿》,新加坡

Solo Exhibitions
2017
half-sung, half-spoken, Park Night, Serpentine Gallery, London
Strongholds, Lychee One, London, UK

2016
Originally Inclusive, CFCCA, Manchester, U.K.
At Home, Surplus Space, Wuhan, China
Forms Escape: Prologue, 21st Century, Chisenhale Gallery, London, U.K.

2015
Shoulders of Giants, Senate House, London, U.K.

Group Exhibitions
2017
Pièce Touchée, Para Site, Hong Kong
BALTIC Artists’ Award, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK
The Regeneration of Strongholds, Surplus Space, Wuhan
Of Time and Space, Hanoi DocLab, Hanoi
Americans 2017, LUMA Westbau, Zurich
Shattered Sanctity, Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taipei
Three Rooms, CAC, Shanghai, China
The New Normal, UCCA, Beijing, China
What You See Is Not What You See, LEAP Screen, Photofairs, San Francisco, USA

2016
Toward The Emergence Of Resistance, Taikang Space, Beijing, China
Huayu Young Artist Award Nominees’ Exhibition, Sanya, China
Dragon Liver Phoenix Brain, OCAT, Shanghai, China
You Won’t Be Young Forever, No.235 Guang Fu Road, Shanghai, China
Pixel Park, Jing’an Sculpture Park, Shanghai, China
Information Sculpture Highway, MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai, China
Extravagant Imagination, the Wonder of Idleness, MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai, China

2015
The Ballad of Generation Y, OCAT, Shanghai, China
Eyes As Sieves, Global Committee, New York, USA
Shoulders of Giants, Birmingham City University, Birmingham, UK
Kagoshima Art Festa, Kirishima Open Air Museum, Kagoshima, Japan
I’M Ten, IMT Gallery, London, UK
Yellow Peril Editorial Launch, Museum of Chinese in America, New York, USA
5th Chinese Visual Art Festival, Kings College, London, UK
Transitória 2: Articula??es E (des) encontros, Redbull Station, S?o Paulo, Brazil
Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall, UK
Aesthetica Art Prize, York, UK
Does Not Equal, W139, Amsterdam
18th Japan Media Arts Festival, The National Art Center, Tokyo 

2014
Bloomberg New Contemporaries, ICA, The Mall, London, UK
Unorthodox Hosts, ICA, London, UK
Paradoxical Intentions, #1 Bermondsey Square, London, UK
Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Liverpool Biennial, World Museum, Liverpool, UK 
21st Century Graduate Screening, Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK
35A Moving Image Festival, Le 6B, Paris, France
4th Chinese Visual Festival, King’s College, London, UK
DEL+REW, Goldsmiths College, London, UK
Oslo Screen Festival, International Video Art Festival, Oslo, Norway
Open Screenings, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
Difference or Sociality, Woburn Research Centre, UCL, London, UK

2013
Voice of the New Who, Niu Hu Artist Village, Shenzhen, China
Local Futures, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
Open Studio, Listhus Art Space, ólafsfj?rdur, Iceland
Autocenter Presentation 1, Autocenter, Berlin, Germany
Cinema as Object, Woburn Research Centre, UCL, London, UK

2012
Peninsula & Islands, Taksu Gallery, Singapore
The Lasalle Show ’12 Exhibition, Praxis Space, Singapore

2011
Affordable Art Fair, F1 Pit Building, Singapore
Deploying Passages, Earl Lu Gallery, Singapore
2nd International Painting Exhibition, Academy of Fine Arts Vladivostok, Russia
Squared Invasion, Instinc Gallery, Singapore
The Winston Oh Travel Award 2011, Praxis Space, Singapore
The Collaborative Prize 2011, Brother Joseph McNally Gallery, Singapore
That’s Another Story, Praxis Space, Singapore 

2010
Strange Impression, Tickle Art Space, Citylink, Singapore
Pameran Poskad, My Art Space, Singapore

2009
Faux Green, Praxis Space, Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore 
SDEA 2009 Celebrate Drama, Art House, Singapore 


Awards & Residencies
2017
BALTIC Artists’ Award, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK

2016
ACC-Rijksakademie Dialogue and Exchange, Gwangju, South Korea & Amsterdam, Netherlands
Treasure Hill Artist Village Residency, Taipei, Taiwan

2015
Shortlisted for Chisenhale Gallery, Spike Island and Whitworth Gallery Film Commission London Critical Theory School, Birkbeck University, London, UK
CAC Fellowship for Chinese Artist at Birmingham City University, Birmingham, UK

2014
Audrey Wykeham Prize, UCL, London, UK
London/Stockholm Residency, SITE Studio, Stockholm, Sweden

2013
Listhús Artist Residency Program, ólafsfj?rdur, Iceland
Autocenter Summery Academy, Berlin, Germany

2012
LASALLE Award for Academic Excellence, Singapore

2011
LASALLE Award for Academic Excellence, Singapore
The LASALLE Scholarship, Singapore
The Winston Oh Travelogue Award, Singapore

Talks & Presentations
2016
Forgetfulness and Objects of Affiliations, Etat Forum, Tapei,Taiwan

2015
Considering PLAY in Critical Contemporary Culture, Waterside Contemporary, London, UK
To Speak of the Blueprints & To Act on the Gaps, CAC, Shanghai, China
Panel discussion with Elina Suoyrj?, Does Not Equal, W139, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2014
Chinese Visual Festival Director’s Talk, King’s College, London, UK

2013
Cinema as Object, Woburn Research Center, London, UK
UAL LGBT History Month, London Communication College, London, UK

Curatorial
2015
Against Guest Host Dispositions: 1/N, screening and discussion initiated by Shen Xin, CAC, Shanghai, China

2014
Unorthodox Hosts, Artists’ Film Club Program selected by Shen Xin, ICA, London, UK


Publications & Press
2017
Lychee One, “Shen Xin: Strongholds”, Gary Zhexi Zhang, London

2016
Artforum Critics’ Picks, “Shen Xin: At Home”, Chen Xi’an, Wuhan, China
Art World, “Shen Xin: At Home” Wuhan, China
Artsy, “10 Emerging Artists to Watch at Artissima”, Turin, Italy
Artsy, “20 Chinese Emerging Artists”
Randian Artist Profile: Shen Xin, “China, or Post-China?” Chen Xi’an, Shanghai, China
Artforum Critics’ Picks, “The Ballad of Generation Y”, Liu Na’ou, Shanghai, China

2015
ArtAsiaPacific Issue 96, “New Current - Shen Xin”, Dan Munn, London, UK
UK Now, “Shen Xin”, London, UK
Museum of Chinese in America, “Yellow Peril”, New York, USA
Critical Contemporary Culture, Issue “Play”, London, UK
Chinese Visual Festival, “Chinese Visual Festival 2015”, London, UK
CAC, “Interview with Nikita Lynne”, Shanghai, China
Aesthetica Art Prize “Aesthetica Art Prize 2015”, London, UK
CNC Spanish International “Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2014”, London, UK

2014
Bloomberg New Contemporaries, “Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2014 Catalogue”, London, UK
Axis Web, “MAstar Selected by Kirsty Ogg”, London, UK
Goop “Ones to watch”, London, UK
Apollo Magazine, “Mapping the Contemporary”, London, UK
Culture 24, “A Needle Walks into a Haystack”, London, UK
Garageland Magazine, “Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2014”, London, UK
Slade Fine Art Media 2014, “Working On My Sh*t”, London, UK
99ys.com, "Local Futures: Review by Tsaichin Ni", Shenzhen, China

2013
Woburn Research Centre, “Difference or Sociality”, London, UK
Niu Hu Artist Village, “Voice of the New Who”, Shenzhen, China
He Xiangning Art Museum, “Local Futures”, Shenzhen, China
Myndlistarfélagie, “Shen Xin í Listhúsinu í Fjallabygge”, Iceland
The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists, “SMILING AGAINST GREAT VIEWS (frá Listhús)”, Iceland

2012
Taksu Gallery, “Peninsula & Islands”, Singapore


AT HOME

2016.9.25 - 2016.10.24

ARTIST'S STATEMENT

Foregrounded by moving image work, my practice concerns the social position of the artist, and engages recently with re-instrumentalising technique, judgment, power and ethic. I have taken interests in subjects such as the othering of ethnic minorities in aesthetics and economy, the functionality of cinematic space concerning empathy, and the productivity of didacticism in new technology. My works tend to be reflexive of global mobility, and engage with the practice of individuals from various backgrounds in the time of crisis, whether it is political or spiritual crisis. I am interested in active inclusiveness, hyperawareness and other expressions of rendering subjects relevant, unrepresentable and indigestible. It is a challenge to separate the desire to dismantle the unjust systems of domination from any field of practice including contemporary art, from the desire to construct more diverse hierarchies of domination. It is important for me that my practice and works could be presented as tools, and are made due to necessity and need of interconnectivity, and could potentially become systems that host and sustain vulnerabilities of communication and identification.
 

SHEN XIN (Born 1990, Chengdu) lives and works in London. Her recent solo presentations include Strongholds, Lychee One, London (2017); Originally Inclusive, CFCCA, Manchester (2016); At Home, Surplus Space, Wuhan (2016); Forms Escape: Prologue, Chisenhale Gallery, London (2016); Shoulders of Giants, Senate House, London (2015). She recently participated in group shows The New Normal, UCCA, Beijing (2017); Three Rooms, CAC, Shanghai (2017); Dragon Liver Phoenix Brain, OCAT, Shanghai (2016); You Won’t Be Young Forever, 235 Guangfu Road, Shanghai (2016). Shen is awarded the BALTIC Artists’ Award, with an exhibition in June of the biennial artist award at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead (2017). In 2016–17 Shen participated in artist residency with ACC-Rijksakademie Dialogue and Exchange.



CV

Shen Xin 

Born in 1990, 

lives and works in London


2012
TAKSU画廊《半岛和岛屿》,新加坡

Solo Exhibitions
2017
half-sung, half-spoken, Park Night, Serpentine Gallery, London
Strongholds, Lychee One, London, UK

2016
Originally Inclusive, CFCCA, Manchester, U.K.
At Home, Surplus Space, Wuhan, China
Forms Escape: Prologue, 21st Century, Chisenhale Gallery, London, U.K.

2015
Shoulders of Giants, Senate House, London, U.K.

Group Exhibitions
2017
Pièce Touchée, Para Site, Hong Kong
BALTIC Artists’ Award, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK
The Regeneration of Strongholds, Surplus Space, Wuhan
Of Time and Space, Hanoi DocLab, Hanoi
Americans 2017, LUMA Westbau, Zurich
Shattered Sanctity, Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taipei
Three Rooms, CAC, Shanghai, China
The New Normal, UCCA, Beijing, China
What You See Is Not What You See, LEAP Screen, Photofairs, San Francisco, USA

2016
Toward The Emergence Of Resistance, Taikang Space, Beijing, China
Huayu Young Artist Award Nominees’ Exhibition, Sanya, China
Dragon Liver Phoenix Brain, OCAT, Shanghai, China
You Won’t Be Young Forever, No.235 Guang Fu Road, Shanghai, China
Pixel Park, Jing’an Sculpture Park, Shanghai, China
Information Sculpture Highway, MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai, China
Extravagant Imagination, the Wonder of Idleness, MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai, China

2015
The Ballad of Generation Y, OCAT, Shanghai, China
Eyes As Sieves, Global Committee, New York, USA
Shoulders of Giants, Birmingham City University, Birmingham, UK
Kagoshima Art Festa, Kirishima Open Air Museum, Kagoshima, Japan
I’M Ten, IMT Gallery, London, UK
Yellow Peril Editorial Launch, Museum of Chinese in America, New York, USA
5th Chinese Visual Art Festival, Kings College, London, UK
Transitória 2: Articula??es E (des) encontros, Redbull Station, S?o Paulo, Brazil
Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall, UK
Aesthetica Art Prize, York, UK
Does Not Equal, W139, Amsterdam
18th Japan Media Arts Festival, The National Art Center, Tokyo 

2014
Bloomberg New Contemporaries, ICA, The Mall, London, UK
Unorthodox Hosts, ICA, London, UK
Paradoxical Intentions, #1 Bermondsey Square, London, UK
Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Liverpool Biennial, World Museum, Liverpool, UK 
21st Century Graduate Screening, Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK
35A Moving Image Festival, Le 6B, Paris, France
4th Chinese Visual Festival, King’s College, London, UK
DEL+REW, Goldsmiths College, London, UK
Oslo Screen Festival, International Video Art Festival, Oslo, Norway
Open Screenings, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
Difference or Sociality, Woburn Research Centre, UCL, London, UK

2013
Voice of the New Who, Niu Hu Artist Village, Shenzhen, China
Local Futures, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
Open Studio, Listhus Art Space, ólafsfj?rdur, Iceland
Autocenter Presentation 1, Autocenter, Berlin, Germany
Cinema as Object, Woburn Research Centre, UCL, London, UK

2012
Peninsula & Islands, Taksu Gallery, Singapore
The Lasalle Show ’12 Exhibition, Praxis Space, Singapore

2011
Affordable Art Fair, F1 Pit Building, Singapore
Deploying Passages, Earl Lu Gallery, Singapore
2nd International Painting Exhibition, Academy of Fine Arts Vladivostok, Russia
Squared Invasion, Instinc Gallery, Singapore
The Winston Oh Travel Award 2011, Praxis Space, Singapore
The Collaborative Prize 2011, Brother Joseph McNally Gallery, Singapore
That’s Another Story, Praxis Space, Singapore 

2010
Strange Impression, Tickle Art Space, Citylink, Singapore
Pameran Poskad, My Art Space, Singapore

2009
Faux Green, Praxis Space, Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore 
SDEA 2009 Celebrate Drama, Art House, Singapore 


Awards & Residencies
2017
BALTIC Artists’ Award, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK

2016
ACC-Rijksakademie Dialogue and Exchange, Gwangju, South Korea & Amsterdam, Netherlands
Treasure Hill Artist Village Residency, Taipei, Taiwan

2015
Shortlisted for Chisenhale Gallery, Spike Island and Whitworth Gallery Film Commission London Critical Theory School, Birkbeck University, London, UK
CAC Fellowship for Chinese Artist at Birmingham City University, Birmingham, UK

2014
Audrey Wykeham Prize, UCL, London, UK
London/Stockholm Residency, SITE Studio, Stockholm, Sweden

2013
Listhús Artist Residency Program, ólafsfj?rdur, Iceland
Autocenter Summery Academy, Berlin, Germany

2012
LASALLE Award for Academic Excellence, Singapore

2011
LASALLE Award for Academic Excellence, Singapore
The LASALLE Scholarship, Singapore
The Winston Oh Travelogue Award, Singapore

Talks & Presentations
2016
Forgetfulness and Objects of Affiliations, Etat Forum, Tapei,Taiwan

2015
Considering PLAY in Critical Contemporary Culture, Waterside Contemporary, London, UK
To Speak of the Blueprints & To Act on the Gaps, CAC, Shanghai, China
Panel discussion with Elina Suoyrj?, Does Not Equal, W139, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2014
Chinese Visual Festival Director’s Talk, King’s College, London, UK

2013
Cinema as Object, Woburn Research Center, London, UK
UAL LGBT History Month, London Communication College, London, UK

Curatorial
2015
Against Guest Host Dispositions: 1/N, screening and discussion initiated by Shen Xin, CAC, Shanghai, China

2014
Unorthodox Hosts, Artists’ Film Club Program selected by Shen Xin, ICA, London, UK


Publications & Press
2017
Lychee One, “Shen Xin: Strongholds”, Gary Zhexi Zhang, London

2016
Artforum Critics’ Picks, “Shen Xin: At Home”, Chen Xi’an, Wuhan, China
Art World, “Shen Xin: At Home” Wuhan, China
Artsy, “10 Emerging Artists to Watch at Artissima”, Turin, Italy
Artsy, “20 Chinese Emerging Artists”
Randian Artist Profile: Shen Xin, “China, or Post-China?” Chen Xi’an, Shanghai, China
Artforum Critics’ Picks, “The Ballad of Generation Y”, Liu Na’ou, Shanghai, China

2015
ArtAsiaPacific Issue 96, “New Current - Shen Xin”, Dan Munn, London, UK
UK Now, “Shen Xin”, London, UK
Museum of Chinese in America, “Yellow Peril”, New York, USA
Critical Contemporary Culture, Issue “Play”, London, UK
Chinese Visual Festival, “Chinese Visual Festival 2015”, London, UK
CAC, “Interview with Nikita Lynne”, Shanghai, China
Aesthetica Art Prize “Aesthetica Art Prize 2015”, London, UK
CNC Spanish International “Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2014”, London, UK

2014
Bloomberg New Contemporaries, “Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2014 Catalogue”, London, UK
Axis Web, “MAstar Selected by Kirsty Ogg”, London, UK
Goop “Ones to watch”, London, UK
Apollo Magazine, “Mapping the Contemporary”, London, UK
Culture 24, “A Needle Walks into a Haystack”, London, UK
Garageland Magazine, “Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2014”, London, UK
Slade Fine Art Media 2014, “Working On My Sh*t”, London, UK
99ys.com, "Local Futures: Review by Tsaichin Ni", Shenzhen, China

2013
Woburn Research Centre, “Difference or Sociality”, London, UK
Niu Hu Artist Village, “Voice of the New Who”, Shenzhen, China
He Xiangning Art Museum, “Local Futures”, Shenzhen, China
Myndlistarfélagie, “Shen Xin í Listhúsinu í Fjallabygge”, Iceland
The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists, “SMILING AGAINST GREAT VIEWS (frá Listhús)”, Iceland

2012
Taksu Gallery, “Peninsula & Islands”, Singapore


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