Qiu Xiaofei, Roundabouts, 2018, acrylic on linen, coloured cotton cloth, 200 cm × 200 cm (78-3/4" × 78-3/4") © Qiu Xiaofei Qiu Xiaofei Detailsb. 1977, Harbin, China Qiu Xiaofei’s paintings—along with related drawings, sculptures, and installations—evoke a dreamlike state of memory and awaken the potentials of perception that are hidden in the depths of the mind.His current multi-disciplinary work combines drawings with sculptures and act as a chronological recorder of the artists’ history. As he explores various parts of his memory or “thought diversions” as Qiu Xiaofei calls them, they allow him to delve deeper into his “procedural, subconscious and personal experiences.”Qiu’s work has been featured in major group exhibitions internationally, including Back, Beijing Contemporary Art Museum (2001); Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland (2005); The Real Thing: Contemporary Art from China, Tate Liverpool (2007); ON | OFF: China’s Young Artists in Concept & Practice, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2013); My Generation: Young Chinese Artists, exhibited jointly by the Tampa Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida (2014); and Discipline with Master' s Dignity - Teaching & Research, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing (2018). Qiu Xiaofei, Replanted No. 4, 2017, mixed materials on canvas, 180 cm × 180 cm (70-7/8" × 70-7/8") © Qiu Xiaofei Qiu Xiaofei, The Trotsky wilderness, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 200 cm × 200 cm (78-3/4" × 78-3/4") © Qiu Xiaofei Exhibitions View All Hong Kong Signs Past Mar 4–Apr 24, 2021 Hong Kong Zhang Xiaogang, Mao Yan, Qiu Xiaofei Past Nov 22–Dec 21, 2019 Seoul Qiu Xiaofei Fade Out Past Dec 12, 2018–Feb 23, 2019 Journal View All Essays Art Basel Hong Kong: A Closer Look Mar 18, 2020 One-Artist Exhibitions Group Exhibitions Public Collections Periodicals Books and Catalogues Close Qiu XiaofeiOne-Artist Exhibitions Qiu Ziaofei One-Artist Exhibitions DatesBorn 1977, Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, ChinaLives and works in BeijingEducation1998–2002, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, B.A.2018Qiu Xiaofei: Fade Out, Pace Gallery, Seoul, December 12, 2018–February 23, 2019.2017Qiu Xiaofei: Pine or Willow, Pace Hong Kong, March 21–May 13, 2017.2016Qiu Xiaofei: Double Pendulum, Pace Gallery, 508 and 510 West 25th Street, New York, March 10–April 23, 2016. (Catalogue)2014Qiu Xiaofei: Apollo Bangs Dionysus, Pace Beijing, May 10–July 9, 2014. (Catalogue)2013Qiu Xiaofei: Rauschenberg Said, “The Walking Stick is Longer than the Maulstick, after All”, Beijing Commune, September 25–November 16, 2013.Qiu Xiaofei: Repetition, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, January 18–March 7, 2013. (Catalogue)2010Qiu Xiaofei: Point of No Return, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, September 4–October 10, 2010. (Catalogue)2009Qiu Xiaofei: Invisible Journeys, Doosan Art Center, Seoul, February 12–March 26, 2009. (Catalogue)Qiu Xiaofei: Pagoda of the Discarded, Art & Public Gallery, Geneva, May 23–June 28, 2008.2008Qiu Xiaofei: House of Recollected Fragments, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, March 8–April 6, 2008. (Catalogue)2006Qiu Xiaofei: Recent Works, Galerie LOFT, Paris, March 24–April 28, 2006.Qiu Xiaofei: Heilongjiang Box, Art Museum of Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, May 17–22, 2006. Qiu XiaofeiGroup Exhibitions Qiu Ziaofei Group Exhibitions 2019Zhang Xiaogang, Mao Yan and Qiu Xiaofei, Pace Gallery, Hong Kong, November 22, 2019–January 2, 2020 (closed December 21, 2019).2018My Silences Had Not Protected Me, Fort Gansevoort, New York, November 8–December 22, 2018.Cheeky: Summer Butts, Marinaro, New York, June 29–August 3, 2018.The Beyond: Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Art, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, May 26–September 3, 2018. Travelled to: The New Britain Museum of Art, New Britain, Connecticut, February 22–June 2, 2019.Surface Work, Victoria Miro, London, April 11–May 19, 2018.10, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, January 12–February 14, 2018.Line and Verse, Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm, January 11–February 17, 2018.2017Engender, Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, November 11, 2017–January 27, 2018.Summer Days (and Summer Nights), Pace Gallery, 32 East 57th Street, New York, July 20–August 18, 2017Dreamers Awake, White Cube Bermondsey, London, June 28–September 17, 2017. (Catalogue)Inaugural Exhibition: Oliver Twist, Chapter 2, Rental Gallery, East Hampton, New York, May 20–June 17, 2017.20163 Women, The Landing, Los Angeles, June 23–September 17, 2016.Self, Massimo De Carlo, London, June 10–July 29, 2016.After Effect, Ballroom Marfa, Texas, March 11–August 21, 2016.2015PaintersNYC, Páramo, Guadalajara, December 16, 2015–January 23, 2016. Traveled to: El Museo de los Pintores Oaxaqueños, Oaxaca, May 11–May 15, 2016.Mirror, Mirror, Memorial Hall Painting Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, November 17–December 14, 2015.Paul Klee, Underdonk, Brooklyn, October 10–November 1, 2015.Eat a Peach, Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson, New York, September 5–October 18, 2015.Introverse: A Group Show, Yashar Gallery, Brooklyn, August 14–30, 2015.I Swallowed a Moon Made of Iron; for, I promise to burn brightly, Peninsula Art Space, Brooklyn, February 13–March 29. 2015.2014Feelin’ the Dream, Era VI VII VI, Queens, New York, May 31–June 1, 2014.2013Recent Paintings by Amy Lincoln, Loie Hollowell, with Ron Richter, Valentine Gallery, Queens, New York, April 26–May 19, 2013.10 Years Too Late, Institut für Alles Mögliche, Berlin-Mitte, March 10–20, 2013.2012Recent Drawings, Valentine Gallery, Queens, November 30–December 23, 2012.Super Natural, Projekt722, Brooklyn, September 7–October 14, 2012.2011Liminal Light, Project 4 Gallery, Washington, D.C., April 30–June 4, 2011.2010Subliminal Space, Camel Art Space, Brooklyn, December 10, 2010–January 16, 2011.2009a taste of sugar: inaugural show, Sugar, Brooklyn, September 26–November 7, 2009.Elusive Interiors, A Gathering of the Tribes, New York, March 3–28, 2009. Qiu XiaofeiPublic Collections Qiu Ziaofei Public Collections Long Museum, ShanghaiM+ Sigg Collection, Hong KongNew Century Art Foundation, BeijingFosun Foundation, ShanghaiYuz Museum, Shanghai Qiu XiaofeiPeriodicals Qiu Ziaofei Periodicals 2018Wang, Sue. “Pace Gallery Announces ‘Fade Out’ Featuring New York by Qiu Xiaofei Opening in Seoul” (exhibition preview). CAFA Artinfo, 10 December 2018. http://en.cafa.com.cn/pace-gallery-announces-fade-out-featuring-new-work-by-qiu-xiaofei-opening-in-seoul.html2017Basu, Chitralekha. “The Big Picture” (Pace Hong Kong exhibition review). China Daily, 24 March 2017: 10, illustrated.Forbes, Alexander. "Fifth Art Basel in Hong Kong Completes Art World's Pivot to Asia." Artsy, 21 March 2017. https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-fifth-art-basel-hong-kong-completes-art-worlds-pivot-asiaHe, Xiao. “Qiu Xiaofei: Pine or Willow” (Pace Hong Kong exhibition review). Artforum China, 16 April 2017. https://artforum.com.cn/archive/10497#“Qiu Xiaofei: Painting Does Not Start with One Dimension” (Pace Hong Kong exhibition review). Jiemian.com, 20 April 2017. http://www.jiemian.com/article/1261979.htmlSun, Tianyi. “Qiu Xiaofei: Pine or Willow” (Pace Hong Kong exhibition review). Leap (June 2017): 195, illustrated.2016Goodman, Jonathan. “Qiu Xiaofei: Double Pendulum” (Pace Gallery exhibition review). The Brooklyn Rail, 3 May 2016. http://www.brooklynrail.org/2016/05/artseen/qiu-xiaofei-double-pendulumHe, Jing. "Socialist Realism as an Iconographic Gene." Leap, no.163 (March/April 2016): 144–153, illustrated.Morgan, Robert C. “Painting as an Act of Abandonment” (Pace Gallery exhibition review). Randian, 21 April 2016. http://www.randian-online.com/np_review/painting-as-an-act-of-abandonment/#Pollack, Barbara. “The Artist as Visual DJ.” Art + Auction 40, no.1 (September 2016): 58–66, illustrated.Qiu, Xiaofei. "Qiu Xiaofei: Double Pendulum" (Pace Gallery exhibition review). Sinovision Journal, 22 March 2016. Online video, 3:31. http://en.sinovision.net/qiu-xiaofei-double-pendulum/Qiu, Xiaofei. "Qiu Xiaofei at Pace Gallery, New York" (exhibition review). Interview with Katie Fallen. Ocula, accessed 12 April 2016. https://ocula.com/magazine/insights/qiu-xiaofei-at-pace-new-york/Scheffler, Daniel. “Chinese Import: Pace Gallery Stages Qiu Xiaofei’s First Solo North American Show” (exhibition preview). Wallpaper*, 9 March 2016.2015He, Jing. "Qiu Xiaofei." Leap (2015 Edition Francaise): 140–141, illustrated.Qiu, Xiaofei. “Stepping into Qiu Xiaofei’s Time Capsule.” Christie’s, 15 September 2015. Online video, 2:55.Shang, Danielle. “Qiu Xiaofei’s Struggle.” Yishu 14, no.5 (September/October 2015): 80–87, illustrated.2014Cheng, Yuanyuan. "Qiu Xiaofei: Yishi Qudongli" (Pace Beijing exhibition review). Artron, 18 June 2014. http://news.artron.net/20140618/n617728.htmlGao, Mengmeng. “Bu Queding de Guanxi” (Pace Beijing exhibition review). Art Bank, no. 44 (January 2014), illustrated.Hu, Xiaoyuan. “The Artists’ Artists: Qiu Xiaofei, Pace Beijing” (exhibition review). Artforum 53, no. 4 (December 2014): 123–130.Liu, Xi. “N12: Fifth Time’s Charm.” Leap, no. 152 (June 2014): 64–68.Peckham, Robin. "N12 No.5" (Beijing Commune exhibition review). Yishu 13, no.4 (July/August 2014): 94–109, illustrated.Robin. "Rational Reconciliation: The Painting of Qiu Xiaofei" (Pace Beijing exhibition review). Leap, no.152 (June 2014): 140-151, illustrated.Ye, Ying. "Zhengzai Lailin de 'Di Er Zhen Feng'" (Pace Beijing exhibition review). The Art Newspaper (China), no. 17 (July 2014): 19, illustrated.2013Li, Qian. “Beijing Voice, Wo He Xiao Huoban de Gu Shi” (Pace Beijing exhibition review). Time Out Beijing, 2 January 2014: illustrated.Wang, Sue. “The fourth Installation of Pace Beijing’s Annual Project ‘Beijing Voice’ Focuses on ‘Relations’” (exhibition review). CAFA Artinfo, 18 December 2013. http://en.cafa.com.cn/the-fourth-installment-of-pace-beijings-annual-project-beijing-voice-focuses-on-relations.htmlWang, Yiquan. “Exhibition Review: Beijing Voice: Relations” (Pace Beijing exhibition review). Artinfo, 21 December 2013. http://cn.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/996559/zhan-ping-bei-jing-zhi-sheng-wo-de-huo-banWu, Yifei. "Yi Beijing Zhi Ming de Yishu Xiang Ju" (Pace Beijing exhibition review). The Art Newspaper (China), 17 December 2013.Sanderson, Edward. “On | Off: China’s Young Artists in Concept and Practice” (Ullens Center for Contemporary Art exhibition review). Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art (September/October 2013).Shi, Wei. “Wu Zu ‘Huo Ban’ Qi Ju Pace Beijing” (exhibition review). Hi Art, 12 December 2013.2011"Art Information: Bejing Voice: Together or Isolated." Da Vinci, no. 13 (April-May 2011): illustrated.Jin, Simeng. "Beijing Voice: Together or Isolated" (exhibition review). Leap (April 2011): 224–225, illustrated.Li, Jianya. “Zhang Xiaogang Ling Xian Zhan ‘Huo Ban’ Guanxi” (Pace Beijing exhibition review). The Beijing News, 16 December 2013: C04, illustrated.O’Dea, Madeleine. “China’s ‘Drifting Generation,’ on Canvas” (Iberia Center forContemporary Art exhibition review). Artinfo.com, 26 August 2011. http://www.artinfo.com/news/story/38465/chinas-drifting-generation-on-canvas"Past Exhibition - China. Beijing Voice: Together or Isolated." (Pace Beijing exhibition review). Issue 9 (2010): 167, illustrated.Pollack, Barbara. "Beijing Notebook: Art & Politics in China." Artnet.com, 10 March 2011: illustrated. http://www.artnet.com/magazineus/reviews/pollack/beijing-art-report-3-9-11.asp2010Dui, Niu. "Qiu Xiaofei: Point of No Return" (Boers-Li Gallery exhibition review). Leap 5 (October 2010). http://leapleapleap.com/2010/10/qiu-xiaofei-point-of-no-return/ Qiu XiaofeiBooks and Catalogues Qiu Ziaofei Books 2016Qiu Xiaofei: Double Pendulum (exhibition catalogue). Text by Danielle Shang. New York: Pace Gallery, 2016.2014Focus Beijing - The De Heus-Zomer Collection (exhibition catalogue). Rotterdam: Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, 2014.Pull Left: Not Always Right (exhibition catalogue). Beijing and Hong Kong: Taikang Space; Horizontal Rivers Press, 2014.Qiu Xiaofei: Apollo Bangs Dionysus (exhibition catalogue). Text by Iona Whittake. Beijing: Pace Beijing, 2014.2013Qiu Xiaofei: Repetition (exhibition catalogue). Shanghai: Minsheng Art Museum, 2013.2011Fly Through the Troposphere: Memo of the New Generation Painting (exhibition catalogue). Beijing and Shanghai: Iberia Center for Contemporary Art and Shanghai; Himalayas Art Museum, 2011.2010He, Juxing, ed. Thirty Year Journey of Chinese Contemporary Art 1979–2009 (exhibition catalogue). Beijing: Culture and Art Publishing House, 2010.Negotiations: The Second Today's Documents (exhibition catalogue). Beijing: Culture and Art Publishing House, 2010.Qiu Xiaofei (exhibition catalogue). Texts by Sun Dongdong and Bao Dong. Beijing: Boers-Li Gallery, 2010.2009Groom, Simon, Karen Smith and Xu Zhen. The Real Thing: Contemporary Art from China (exhibition catalogue). London: Tate, 2009.Qiu Xiaofei: Invisible Journeys (exhibition catalogue). Interview by Waling Boers. Seoul: Doosan Gallery, 2009.2008Homesickness: Memory and Virtual Reality (exhibition catalogue). Beijing: Timezone 8, 2008.Qiu Xiaofei: House of Recollected Fragments (exhibition catalogue). Beijing: Boers-Li Gallery, 2008.2007Rhee, Wonil, Peter Weibel and Gregor Jansen, eds. Thermocline of Art: New Asian Waves (exhibition catalogue). Karlsruhe, Germany: ZKM Museum, 2007.2006N 12: No.4 (exhibition catalogue). Beijing: Mewe Design, 2006.2005Fang, Fang and Lee Ambrozy, eds. Naughty Kids: The Chinese New Generation Born After 1970 (exhibition catalogue). Beijing: Timezone 8, 2005.Mahjong-Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection (exhibition catalogue). Germany: Hatje Cantz, 2005.N 12: No.3 (exhibition catalogue). Beijing: Mewe Design, 2005.2004N 12: No.2 (exhibition catalogue). Beijing: Mewe Design, 2004.2003N 12 (exhibition catalogue). Beijing: Mewe Design, 2003.