Ashmolean Museum Xu Bing: Landscape Landscript
Xu Bing: Landscape Landscript

26th Feb - 19th May 2013

Born in Chongqing, southwest China, in 1955, Xu Bing grew up in Beijing.  During the Cultural Revolution (1966–76) he was sent to the countryside for ‘re-education’ after which he studied printmaking, becoming successful as both an artist and teacher.  He left China for the United States in 1990 and in 1999 received the MacArthur ‘Genius Award’.  His subsequent awards include the Fukuoka Asian Culture prize (2003) and the first Artes Mundi prize (2004).  In 2008 he returned to Beijing to become Vice President of China’s foremost art institution, the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA).  He has exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC; the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; and the Joan Miro Foundation, Spain, amongst other major institutions.