Xie Lei

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Xie Lei, (1983) born in Huainan, Anhui province, China, lives and works in Paris since 2006. He graduated from China Central Academy of Fine Arts and École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts in Paris, and received his PhD (practice-based) in visual arts in 2016 from École normal supérieure and Ecole nationale supérieure des beaux-arts in Paris.

Xie Lei’s work is included in public and private collections, such as Musée d’Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne (MAC VAL) and Burger Collection. He has been exhibited widely in France, Switzerland and China. His remarkable solo exhibitions including “Chimères” at Yishu 8 in Beijing (2012), several other important shows at the Galerie Anne de Villepoix from 2009 to 2015, “Entre Chien et Loup” in Palais des Beaux-Arts, Paris (2016), “Poe’s Garden” in Z Gallery Arts in Vancouver both in 2017 and 2019. Significant group shows such as “Persona Grata” in MAC VAL (2019) and Musée national de l’histoire de l’immigration, Paris (2018); “How To See [What Isn’t There]”, Langen Foundation, Neuss, Germany (2018); “Collection David H. Brolliet – Geneva”, Fondation Fernet-Branca, Saint-Louis (2018); “Memo II” at White Space, Beijing (2014) and “Ligne de Chance,” Fondation Ricard, Paris (2010).
Biography

2016

  • PhD in Visual Arts (Practice-based), Ecole Nationale Supérierue des Beaux-Arts / Ecole


2014

  • Painting Research Programme, Royal College of Art, London


2010

  • DNSAP (with felicitations of jury), Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris


2006

  • BA, China Central Academy of Fine-Arts (CAFA), Beijing


1983

  • Born in Huainan, Anhui, China. Lives and works in Paris

Solo Exhibitions

2019

  • Xie Lei, Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver, Canada


2017

  • Poe’s Garden, Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver BC, Canada

  • Walden II, Yima Gallery, Chengdu, China


2016

  • Entre Chien et Loup, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France


2015

  • Sans rivage, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France


2014

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2012

  • Chimères, Yishu 8, Beijing, China

  • Xie Lei, Galerie Charlotte Moser, Geneva, Switzerland


2011

  • Destination, FEAST Projects, Hong Kong, China

  • Xie Lei, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France


2009

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

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019

  • Xie Lei / Christopher Orr, HdM GALLERY, London, U.K.

  • Art Brussels 37th, Tour & Taxis, Brussels, Belgium

  • 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

  • Flesh and bone, PS120, Berlin, Germany


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

  • Who cares ? , Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France

  • Utopie Picturale III, Galerie Forma, Lausanne

  • Nouvelles acquisitions, Fondation Colas, Boulogne, France


2014

  • Memo II, White Space, Beijing, China

  • Utopie Picturale II, Fonderie Kugler, Geneva, Switzerland


2013

  • Utopie Picturale, Villa Dutoit, Geneva, Switzerland

  • Ca grimpe?!, Galerie Charlotte Moser, Geneva, Switzerland


2012

  • 1912-2012 France - Chine, un siècle de dialogue, Yishu8, Beijing, China

  • Visage et Portrait, Galerie Charlotte Moser, Geneva, Switzerland

  • Tranches de carrés sur tranches de cercles, Saline Royale, Arc-et-Senans / France


2011

  • Résonance / Dissonance, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France

  • Le Vent d’après, (curator Jean de Loisy), Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France


2010

  • Ligne de Chance, Fondation Ricard, Paris, France


2008

  • Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France

  • Shcontemporary, Marlborough Gallery, Shanghai, China

  • Institut de France, Paris, France

  • Marlborough Gallery, New York, U.S.A

  • Galerie Serge Aboukrat, Paris, France

  • Salon de Montrouge, Montrouge, France


2007

  • Galerie Serge Aboukrat, Paris, France


2006

  • Shi Tang Arts Space, Beijing, China