Xie Lei

Xie Lei

1983 born in Huainan, Anhui Province, China; lives and works in Paris and Madrid

Education

2012-2016
practice-based PhD in Visual arts (Very Honorable with unanimous Jury Congratulations)
Beaux-Arts de Paris and Ecole normale supérieure (PSL), France
2014   

Painting Research Programme, Royal College of Art, London, UK
2006-2010
MA (Jury Honours), Beaux-Arts de Paris, France
2002-2006

BA, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China

 

Solo Exhibitions

2022
Chant d’Amour, Semiose, Paris, France
Secret
, flatmarkus, Zürich, Switzerland

2021
Slumbers, Meessen de Clercq, Brussels, Belgium

2019
Xie Lei, Christopher Orr, HdM Gallery, London, UK (two-person show)

Xie Lei, Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver, Canada

2017
Walden II, Yima Gallery, Chengdu, China
Poe’s Garden, Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver, Canada (cat.)

2016
Xie Lei – Entre Chien et Loup, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France

2015
Xie Lei – Sans rivage, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France

2014
Xie Lei – Murmur, Grenier du Chapître, Cahors, France (cat.)
Sortilège et diableries : l’inquiètant ordinaireChâteau d’Ardelay, Les Herbiers, France

2013
Xie Lei, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France (cat.)
Everything And Nothing, Feast Projects, Hong Kong, China

2012
Xie Lei – Chimères, Fondation Yishu 8, Beijing, China (cat.)
Xie Lei, Galerie Charlotte Moser, Geneva, Switzerland (cat.)

2011
Xie Lei – Destination, Feast Projects, Hong Kong, China (cat.)
Xie Lei, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France (cat.)

2009
Enter At Own Risk, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France

 

Group Exhibitions

2022
Viva Villa, curated by Victorine Grataloup, Stéphane Ibars, Collection Lambert, Avignon, France (upcoming)

En Soi et Au-delà, curated by María Santoyo, Institut Français, Madrid, Spain (upcoming)
Machines of Desire, curated by Kat Sapera, Emilia Yin, Simon Lee Gallery, London, UK
The Tale Their Terror Tells
, curated by Geena Brown, Lauren Guilford, Lyles & King, New York, US
Futuros Abundantes, Works from the TBA21 Collection, curated by Daniela Zyman, C3A Centro de creación contemporánea de Andalucía, Córdoba, Spain
Itinérance, curated by Virginie Bourget, Beaux-arts de Nantes, Nantes, France
Atlas of Affinities: The Far-Near, HUA International, Berlin, Germany
Mist & Thunder, curated by Àngels Miralda, Sally’s Fault, Amsterdam, Netherland
The Hearing Trumpet, curated by Danielle Shang, Marguo, Paris, France
Mouthed Echoes, Lyles & King, New York, US
Traverser les silences, curated by Thomas Fort, Editions Dilecta, Paris, France
Itinérance, Institut de France, Paris, France

2021
Male Nudes: a salon from 1800 to 2021, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil
Incipit, Cruce arte y pensamiento contemporáneo, Madrid, Spain
Itinérance, Casa de Velázquez, French Academy in Madrid, Spain
BRAFA in the Galleries, Meessen de Clercq, Brussels, Belgium
Laberinto del ramaje, Galería Marta Cervera, Madrid, Spain

Descripción de un estado físico, curated by Pepe Suárez, Schneider Colao – Galería Elba Benitez, Madrid, Spain

2020
Much Without Many, Meessen De Clercq, Brussels, Belgium

2019
Flesh And Bone, curated by Loïc Le Gall and Justin Polera, PS120, Berlin, Germany
Persona Grata?, curated by Alexia Fabre, Anne-Laure Flacelière and Ingrid Jurzak, MAC VAL, Vitry-sur-Seine, France
Yellow Reflection, Galerie Liusa Wang, Paris, France
Couleurs de la Chine Contemporaine, Musée Saint-Remi, Reims, France

2018
How To See [What Isn’t There], curated by Gianni Jetzer, Langen Foundation, Neuss, Germany
Persona Grata, curated by Anne-Laure Flacelière and Isabelle Renard, Musée national de l’histoire de l’immigration, Paris, France
Group Show Moulin Joly, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France
Collection David H. Brolliet – Geneva, Fondation Fernet-Branca, Saint-Louis, France

2016
Nouvelles acquisitions, Fondation Colas, Boulogne, France
Who Cares?, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France
Utopie Picturale 3, FORMA Art contemporain & cabinet d’expertise, Lausanne, Switzerland

2014
Memo II, White Space, Beijing, China
Utopie Picturale 2, Fonderie Kugler, Geneva, Switzerland
Picturalités Singulières, Chateau d’Assas, Le Vigan, France

2013
Utopie Picturale, Villa Dutoit, Geneva, Switzerland
Ca grimpe, Galerie Charlotte Moser, Geneva, Switzerland

2012
1912-2012 France – Chine, un siècle de dialogue, Fondation Yishu8, Beijing, China
Visage et Portrait, Galerie Charlotte Moser, Geneva, Switzerland
Tranches de carrés sur tranches de cercles, Saline Royale, Arc-et-Senans, France (cat.)
Accrochage, Feast Projects, Hong Kong, China

2011
Résonance/Dissonance, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France
Le Vent d’après, curated by Jean de Loisy and 
Ulla von Brandenburg, Ecole nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, France (cat.)

2010
Ligne de Chance, curated by François Bouillon and Bernard Moninot, Fondation Ricard, Paris, France (cat.)

2008
Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France

Shcontemporary, Marlborough Gallery, Shanghai, China
Institut de France, Paris, France
Marlborough Gallery, New York, USA
Galerie Serge Aboukrat, Paris, France
Salon de Montrouge, France

2007
Dessine moi un… Galerie Serge Aboukrat, Paris, France
Back to Canvas, the Poetry Between Abstract and Imagism, Amelie Art Gallery, Beijing, China

2006
Shi Tang Arts Space, Beijing, China

 

Residencies

2022
Boghossian Foundation, Villa Empain, Brussels, Belgium

2020/2021
Casa de Velázquez, French Academy in Madrid, Spain

2012
Fondation Yishu 8, Beijing, China

2011
Saline Royale, Arc-et-Senans, France

 

Awards

2016
Prix Fondation Colas

2012
Prix Alphonse Cellier, Institut de France

2011
Prix Nicolas Feuillate

2010
Bourse de la Mairie de Paris pour l’art contemporain

2008
Bourse Colin-Lefrancq, Hunter College, New York, USA

2003
Drawing Award CAFA

 

Catalogues

2021
Casa de Velázquez – Membres de l’Académie de France à Madrid, texts by Àngels Miralda, Caterina Amirall, Madrid, Spain

2014
Murmur, text by Guitemie Maldonado, 
Les rencontres d’art contemporain, Cahors, France

2013
Xie Lei, text by François-René Martin, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France

2012
Xie Lei – Chimères, texts by Henry-Claude Cousseau, Liang Shuhan, Emmanuel Fessy, Fondation Yishu 8, Beijing, China
Tranches de carrés sur tranches de cercles, text by Pauline Lafille, Saline Royale, Arc-et-Senans, France
Xie Lei, Galerie Charlotte Moser, Geneva, Switzerland

2011
Destination, text by Philippe Koutouzis, Feast Projects, Hong Kong, China
Xie Lei, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France
Le Vent d’après, texts by Jean de Loisy and Ulla von Brandenburg, Beaux-Arts de Paris, France

2010
Ligne de Chance, Fondation Ricard and Beaux-Arts de Paris, France 

2008
Salon de Montrouge, France

 

Publication and selected bibliography

Julie Chaizemartin, Gros plan sur dix artistes, Le Quotidien de l’art, 3 March 2022, p.13-15.
Xie Lei, Circulation of Images, From Recognition To Erasure: An Artist’s Response, Artl@s Bulletin vol. 10, 1 (spring 2021), p.134-142, École Normale Supérieure, CNRS and Purdue Publishing.
Judicaël Lavrador, Peintres de la vie quotidienne, Beaux-Arts Magazine, n°441, March 2021, p.47.
Itzhak Goldberg, Xie Lei, un Sommeil agité, Le Journal des Arts, n°578, 26 November 2021.
Sophie de Santis, Eldorado Désenchanté, Le Figaro, n°23102, 21 November 2018, p.31.
Olivia Sand, Contemporary Voices From the Asian and Islamic Art Worlds, Milano, Skira, 2018, p.732-741.

Pauline Vidal, Les visions hallucinées de Xie Lei, LeJournaldesArts.fr, 26 October 2015.

Olivia Sand, Asian Art, February 2014, Profile 2-5.
Elephant Magazine, Issue 19, summer 2014, p.6.

Pauline Vidal, La peinture Onirique de Xie Lei, Le Journal des Arts, n° 398, 4-17 October 2013, p.31.
Philippe Dagen, Le Monde, n°21361, 22-23 September 2013, p.12.
Bettina Wohlfarth, 
FAZ, 27 September 2013.

Liu Shiyao, Hidden Current, Time Out Beijing, 9 November 2012, p.75.

Yue Lian, Xie Lei: New Communication and Allure, Gallery, November 2012.
Chen Hongming, Xie Lei: Double re-interpretation of east and west tradition, 
Contemporary Art, December 2012.
Xu Nan, Xie Lei in Yishu8, 
Master Oriental Art, December 2012, p.18.
Tian Tian, Xie Lei pays tribute to masters in ‘Chimères’
Hi Art, 22 October 2012.
Yang Jiaqing, Chimères: Xie Lei in Yishu8, 
Beijing Review, 23 October 2012.
Xu Qinghong, Xie Lei solo, 
Jinghua Newspaper, 23 October 2012.
Zhang Shuqi, Xie Lei, Chinese artist in France, 
Xin Hua News Daily, 23 October 2012.
Xiong Ying, Xie Lei debut in Yishu8, 
China Art Newspaper, n° 1215, 20 October 2012.

Valérie de Maulmin, L‘artiste du mois: le monde surnaturel de Xie Lei, Connaissance des Arts n°690, February 2011, p.104.
Sonia Desprez, Espoirs – Le Vent d’après, A Nous, 4 July 2011, p.24.
Monica Lau, Destination, Splux, December 2011, p.64-65.
Valérie Duponchelle, Le Figaro, n°142011, February 2011.
Bruce Helander, Xie Lei, artist to watch, 
The Art Economist, Issue 9, 2011, p.67.

 

Public collections

Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21), Madrid
Musée d’Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne (MAC VAL), France
Fondation Colas, France
Casa de Velázquez, Madrid
Burger Collection, Hong Kong/Zürich
Rennie Museum, Vancouver
X Museum, Beijing

 

 

Catalogues

Press

Email
studioxielei@gmail.com

Crédits
Design et développement : L&D
Photos : Aurélien Mole, Philippe de Gobert, Claire Tenu, Nathaniel McMahon

 

 

Chant d'Amour

Semiose
Paris, France
Solo exhibition
September 3 – October 8, 2022

Machines of Desire


July 21 – August 24, 2022
Simon Lee Gallery
London, UK

curated by Kat Sapera, Emilia Yin
group exhibition
Joeun Kim Aatchim, Michelle Blade, Angela Bulloch, Leonora Carrington, M. Florine Démosthène, Shana Hoehn, Parker Ito, Hortensia Mi Kafchin, Yaya Yajie Liang, Jessie Makinson, Paulina Olowska, Catalina Ouyang, Jacopo Pagin, Mai-Thu Perret, Miguel Angel Payano Jr., Pablo Picasso, Roksana Pirouzmand, Paulo Timer Pjota, Andrew Sender, Jim Shaw, Kiki Smith, Aldo Urbano, Astra Huimeng Wang, Marnie Weber, Xu Yang, Xie Lei, Xin Liu, Yuri Yuan, Guimi You

Abundant Futures. Works from the TBA21 Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Collection

April 1, 2022 – March 5, 2023
C3A Centro de Creación Contemporánea de Andalucía, Córdoba, Spain

curated by Daniela Zyman
group exhibition
Ai Weiwei, Allora & Calzadilla, Dana Awartani, Claudia Comte, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Elena Damiani, Olafur Eliasson, Haris Epaminonda, Mario García Torres, Isa Genzken, Helen Mayer Harrison & Newton Harrison, Mathilde ter Heijne, Camille Henrot, Ann Veronica Janssens, Miler Lagos, Sarah Lucas, Matthew Lutz-Kinoy, Ana Mendieta, Regina de Miguel, Beatriz Milhazes, Asunción Molinos Gordo, Paulo Nazareth, Ernesto Neto, Rivane Neuenschwander, Olaf Nicolai, Plata con Semillas Silvestres I Belén Rodríguez I Víctor Barrios, Diana Policarpo, Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, Matthew Ritchie, Thomas Ruff, Bernardo Salcedo, Tomás Saraceno, Teresa Solar, Simon Starling, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Thomas Struth, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Janaina Tschäpe, Susanne M. Winterling, Cerith Wyn Evans, Xie Lei, Yeo Siew Hua, Heimo Zobernig

Mouthed Echoes

Lyles & King
19 Henry Street, New York

January 8  – February 5, 2022

group exhibition
Heidi Lau, Tao Siqi, Catalina Ouyang, Jo-ey Tang, Thomas Fougeirol, Greg Ito, Agata Słowak, Julia Norton, Paulina Stasik, Lise Stoufflet, Yuri Yuan, Xie Lei, Juliana Cerqueira Leite, Demarco Mosby

Slumbers

Meessens de Clercq
Brussels, Belgium
Solo exhibition
October 28 – December 24, 2021

Descripción de un estado físico

Schneider Colao – Galería Elba Benitez
Calle Belén 2, Madrid, Spain

November 27th 2021 – February 1st, 2022

curated by Pepe Suárez
group exhibition
Saelia Aparicio, Javier Arbizu, Isabella Benshimol, Lucia C.Pino, June Crespo, Paloma de la Cruz, Eliza Douglas, Esther Gatón, Eva Kot’átková, Xie Lei, Antonio Menchen, Carlos Monleón, Alfredo Rodríguez, Helena Vinent

Maze Of Branches

Galería Marta Cervera
Madrid, Spain

September 9 – November 13, 2021

group exhibition
Antonio Menchen, Leonor Serrano Rivas, Xie Lei

Interview at Casa de Velázquez - French Academy in Madrid

https://vimeo.com/showcase/8632694/video/570376627/embed

Male Nudes: a salon from 1800 to 2021

Mendes Wood DM
São Paulo, Brazil

March 5 – June 12, 2021

group exhibition
Jean Cocteau, Adriano Costa, Solange Pessoa, Tarsila do Amaral, Sarah Lucas and Julian Simmons, Eliseu Visconti, Erika Verzutti, Daniel Correa Mejía, Xie Lei, Athos Bulcão, Francis Picabia, Antonio Obá, Robert Mapplethorpe, Edgar de Souza, Andy Warhol, Jean-Daniel Cadinot, Joseph Caprio, Tom of Finland, Martine Riviere, Luc Geslin, Osmar Schindler, Patrick Safarti, Alexandre Maspoli, Pierre Paul Montagnac, Bruce Weber, Wilhelm Von Gloeden, Raymond Carrance, Guglielmo Von Plüschow, Mark Beard, Larry Clark, C.J Wielhorski, Léon Galand, Ugo Cipriani, Agence Fulgur, Jean Ferrero, Sacha Schneider, Gustavo Silvamaral, Fernanda Azou, Matthew Lutz-Kinoy, Patrick Angus, Rodolpho Parigi, Luiz Roque, Wolfgang Tillmans, Wallace Pato, Paula Siebra, Patricia Leite, Paulo Nazareth

Conversation with Kathy Alliou, Head of Department of scientific and cultural development (Beaux-Arts de Paris)

Asia Now 2020

Much Without Many

Meessen De Clercq
Brussels, Belgium

September 3 – October 24, 2020

group exhibition
Xie Lei, Théo Massoulier, Wouter Venema, Nicolás Lamas, Benoît Maire, Jorge Méndez Blake, Chaim van Luit

Online International Conference

organized by École normale supérieure in Paris and University of Geneva
in partnership with Purdue University and Beaux-Arts de Paris

Group Show, PS120, Berlin

Curated by Loïc Le Gall, Justin Polera

Interview at MAC VAL, Musée d’art contemporain du Val-de-Marne

https://vimeo.com/353797931

31 October 2019 - 16 January 2020

Group exhibition, MAC VAL

Curated by Alexia Fabre, Anne-Laure Flacelière, Ingrid Jurzak

Group exhibition, Langen Foundation, How To See [What Isn’t There], September 9, 2018 - March 17, 2019

Group Exhibition

October 15, 2018 – January 20, 2019

Persona Grata, Musée national de l’histoire de l’immigration, Paris & MACVAL, Vitry-sur-Seine

curated by Anne-Laure Flacelière, Isabelle Renard and Ingrid Jurzak

* Me And I, 2015, oil on canvas, 186 x 146 cm

Fondation Fernet-Branca, 40 ans de passion - Collection David Brolliet, group exhibition, 27 May - 30 September 2018

Untitled, 2007, oil on canvas, 30 x 50 cm

Fondation Fernet-Branca

2 rue du Ballon, 68300, Saint-Louis

http://fondationfernet-branca.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/DP-Brolliet-anglais.pdf

 

Solo exhibition, Walden II, Yima Gallery, Chengdu

Solo Exhibition

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Group Exhibition — Utopie Picturale 3

Exchange,-2016,-huile-sur-toile,-diametre-40-cm-x-2

21 January – 20 February 2016

Galerie FORMA, Lausanne

Sans rivage, 05 September - 31 October 2015, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris

September 19, 2015

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Photos : Aurélien Mole

XIE LEI « Entre chien et loup »

July 15, 2015