HUANG RUI
b. 1952, Beijing, China. Lives and works in Beijing, China.

Huang Rui is one of China’s most highly regarded artists and was one of the main protagonists of the first non-conformist art groups in 1979 China. A leader of the Stars Group (Xing Xing) art exhibition, he was pivotal in the art movement that initiated some of the first free art expressions in the Post-Mao era bringing together like-minded artists such as Wang Keping and Ma Desheng. As a seminal figure of the Dashanzi Factory 798 Art District, Huang Rui has sought to express art’s function as a reflection of society and its strength in addressing contemporary concerns.
Biography

Born in 1952, Beijing, China.

Huang Rui is one of China’s most highly regarded artists and one of the pivotal protagonists of the first non-conformist art groups to emerge from China in 1979. The Stars Group (Xing Xing星星), established in the late 70s following the end of the Cultural Revolution, used art to promote social ideologies and initiate some of the first free art expressions in the Post-Mao era.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016   

Summer Show – Painting 2016, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong

Intersections: Huang Rui and Japanese Art In the 1980s, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery,

Hong Kong

2015   

Language Color, Zürcher Gallery, New York, USA

2014

One Country Two Systems, 50 Years Unchanged, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery Art Projects, Hong Kong

2014
Space Structure 1983-1986, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong

2013
The Wasteland Series, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, China

2012
Language-Colour, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong

2011
Huang Rui Exhibition, 604 Gallery, Pusan, Korea
Huang Rui Exhibition, Space Hongjee, Seoul, Korea
CZECHINA, Embassy Art Gallery, Embassy of the Czech Republic, Beijing, China

2010    
Book launch of “1989 : 365 Art Days in China and Germany”, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong

2009
Animal Time: 1204-2009, Coudenberg Museum, Brussels, Belgium
Comerchina, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong
Comerchina, Chinese Contemporary, Beijing, China

2008
Animal Time in Chinese History II, Shao Foundation, Beijing, China
Animal Time in Chinese History, Museo delle Mura, Roma, Italy

2007
Huang Rui - The Stars ‘ Time1977-1984, Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
Chai-na/China, Les Rencontres Photographiques d’Arles, Arles, France
Texts are the Legacy of Great Thought!, Chinese Contemporary, New York, USA

2006
Chairman Mao 10,000 RMB, Chinese Contemporary, Beijing, China
One Country Two Systems – Unchanged After 50 Years!, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong

2000
Non-existent Journey III, KCAL Kansai Contemporary Art Laboratory, Amagasaki, Osaka, Japan
Non-existent Journey IV, Osaka Contemporary Art Center, Osaka, Japan
Huang Rui Exhibition, Kaze Gallery, Osaka, Japan (also ’98,97,95,92,90)

1999
Beijing 0:00 (Performance), Wenzi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1998
Huang Rui Exhibition, JF Mayer Gallerie, Marseille, France

1997
Huang Rui Exhibition, Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
I Ching + Planned Road, Nishetenma Area, Osaka, Japan
Huang Rui Exhibition, Bricollage Gallery, Osaka, Japan

1996
Gold Fish + Planned road, Nishetenma Area, Osaka, Japan

1995
Water + Wood + Paper, Ruine der Kunst, Berlin, Germany
Huang Rui Exhibition, Gallerie Bellefroid, Paris, France
Water + Abenosuji, Abenosuji Gallery, Osaka, Japan
Ergoutou Spirit+ Ruin (Performance), Guan Yuan area, Beijing, China

1994
Huang Rui Exhibition, Kaibundo Gallery, Kobe, Japan (also’96)
Water + Fish, Huang Rui Studio, Beijing, China
Water + Bamboo, Huang Rui Studio, Beijing, CHina

1993
Chairman Mao 100’s Anniversary, Ai Weiwei Studio, Beijing, China

1992
Huang Rui Exhibition, International Art Museum, Beijing, China (cancelled)
Water + 40 Faces, September Gallery, Beijing, China (Cancelled and moved to Self Owned studio, Beijing)

1991
Huang Rui Exhibition, Gallery Ueda, Tokyo, Japan (also’94)

1990
Huang Rui Exhibition, Osaka Contemporary Art Center, Osaka, Japan
Huang Rui Exhibition, Gallery Kaze, Osaka, Japan (also ’92,’95,’97,’98,’00)

1989
Huang Rui Exhibition, Tor Road Gallery,Kobe (also 1986, 1985) , Japan

1986
Huang Rui Exhibition, Chinese Modern Art Center, Osaka, Japan (also ’88,’90’,’92)
Huang Rui Exhibition, Gallery Ueda Warehouse, Tokyo, Japan

1985
Huang Rui Exhibition, Tor Road Gallery, Kobe, Japan (also ’86,’89)

1984
Huang Rui Exhibition, Central Gallery, Osaka, Japan (also ’94)

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016   

Right is Wrong - Four Decades of Chinese Contemporary Art from the M+ Sigg

Collection, ArtisTree, Hong Kong

Be inspired in Central, Landmark Atrium, Hong Kong

Agitprop! , Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA

Beyond Action, Kylin Contemporary Center of Art, Beijing, China

9817711: Regional history and Zeitgeist of Northeast Asia, Xi An China

 

2015
Black and White Cats, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery Art Projects, Hong Kong

 

2014
Right is Wrong / Four Decades of Chinese Art from the M+ Sigg Collection, Ridmuseet, Umea, Sweden

2012     
ArtHK 2012, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong
Chai-na/China Signs: Works by Huang Rui & Ko Siu Lam, Slought Foundation and University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

2011   
Red, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery Art Projects, Hong Kong
ArtHK 2011, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong
Blooming in the Shadows: Unofficial Chinese Art, 1974-1985, China Institute, New York, USA
LOVE and HOPE, Iberia Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
Black White, Zero Field Art Center, Beijing, China
Documentation of Chinese Performance Art Exhibition, Songzhuang Art Museum, Beijing, China
Mid-Autumn Moon, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong

2010
Within Emptiness, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong
Huang Rui and Dai Guangyu: Recent Works, Galerie Adler, Paris, France
Reshaping History: Chinese Art from 2001 to 2009, National Convention Center, Beijing, China
Let’s Do I-Ching, Czech Republic Pavilion Day, Shanghai World Expo, Shanghai, China (Canceled by Expo Security Council)
Erotic, Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Beijing, China
Warm Winter Arts Project, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, China (Canceled by Chaoyang District Public Security Bureau)
Kollowitz and Chinese Artists, Artmia Art Center, Beijing, China
Warm Winter Arts Project, Zhengyang, 008, and Dongying Art Districts, Beijing, China

2009
Warm Winter Arts Project, Zhengyang Art District, Beijing, China
Asian Art in Characters, 604 Gallery, Busan, South Korea
OPEN, Performance Art Festival, Open Art Gallery, Beijing, China
Berlin Wall Memorial Exhibition, Twentieth Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall Ceremony, Berlin, Germany
Berlin Wall Memorial Exhibition, Garden, German Embassy, Beijing, China
Images of China: The City Flag, Qujiang District Art Center and Dayan Pagoda Square, Xi’an, China
International Performance Show-Ceramic Passion, Expo park, Icheon, Korea
Xian Qujiang International Contemporary Art Festival, Xian, China Xian Qujiang International Contemporary Art Festival

2008
Christian Dior & Chinese Artists, UCCA, Beijing, China
Memory of China, Galerie Zdenek Sklenar, Prague, Czech Republic
Interval of Silence, Redstar Gallery, Beijing, China
China Avant-Garde, Groninger Museum, The Netherlands
Case Studies of Artists in Art History, SZ Art Center, Beijing, China

2007
China Action, Louisiana Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark
Chinese Performance Art Photography, Inter Gallery, Beijing, China
Made in China - Contemporary Art Exhibition, Louisiana Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark
International Asian Antique and Art Fair Hong Kong, Hong Kong
ShContemporary 07 Art Fair, Shanghai, China
The 4th Annual China International Gallery Exposition 2006, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Beijing, China
China Now, Reincarnation of Chinese Contemporary Art Cobra Museum, Amsterdam

2006
The 3rd Annual China International Gallery Exposition 2006, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Beijing, China
China Now, Reincarnation of Chinese Contemporary, Art Sammlung Essl Museum, Vienna, Austria
Outside Context Problem, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong
Wilderness Environmental Art Plan, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong
Dadao International Performance Festival, 798 Art District, Beijing, China
Transborder Language 4th edition, DIAF, 798 Art District, Beijing, China
Create History, Commemoration Exhibition of Chinese Modern Art in 1980s, Shenzhen Art Museum, China
Soldiers at Gate, DIAF, 706 Space, 798 Art District, Beijing, China

2005
2nd Dashanzi International Art Festival: Language/Fable, Beijing, China
Convergence Art exhibition, Dashanzi Art District, Beijing, China
Transparent Box, Jianwai Soho, Beijing, China
Cubism Painting in Asia, National Museum of Modern Art of Japan, Tokyo, Japan
Forge The Fable, Zero Factory, Beijing, China

2004
1st Dashanzi International Art Festival: Radiance and Resonance / Signals of Time, Dashanzi Art District, Beijing, China
Transborder Language 2nd edition, DIAF, 798 Art District, Beijing, China
Multiple Definition Imaginary Community, Crystal City, Tianjin, China

2003
Transborder Language: Live Poetry/Performance Art, Beijing Tokyo Art Project, Beijing, China
Blue Sky Exposure – Anti SARS Exhibition, Dashanzi Art District and Yi Zhuang, Beijing, China
Left Hand, Right Hand, Dashanzi Art District, Beijing, China
Reconstruct 798-798 Art District United Activity, 798 Art District, Beijing, China

2002
Beijing Afloat, Beijing Tokyo Art Project Opening Exhibition, Beijing, China
The 1st Guangzhou Triennial, Guangzhou Museum, Guangzhou, China
CIPAF 02, Banpe Museum, Xi’an, China
1st International Contemporary Photograph Exhibition, Ping Yao, China
Theater of Our Lives, Hyogo Prefecture Museum of Art, Kobe, Japan Dream 2001, Contemporary Chinese Art Exhibition, Red Mansion Foundation, London, UK

2001
Promenade in Asia “AFTER KITCH”, Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2000
The Xing Xing 20 years, Tokyo Gallery, Japan
Documentation of Chinese Avant-Garde Art in 90s, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan
Choi Suk Ho and Huang Rui, Gallery Gu, Seo-Cho Visual Art Institut, Seoul, Korea
Battle to a 2001, Gozo Yoshimasu and Huang Rui, Gallery Shimada, Kobe, Japan
Theater of Our Lives, Hyogo Prefecture Museum of Art, Kobe, Japan

1999
Memories of 100 Years, Huang Rui Studio, Osaka, Japan
True, Hirano, Osaka, Japan
New I-Ching, 64 Divination of 6.4, Central Park, Hong Kong

1998
NIPAF ’98 Nippon Performance Art Festival, Nagano etc., Japan (also ’99)
Huang Rui Exhibition, JF Mayer Gallerie, Marseille, France
L’Art Degenere, Gallerie Municipale de Sextius, Aix en Provence, France
NIPAF a Paris, Ambassade du Japon en France, Paris, France
Art Performance, Art Action, Fringe Club, Hong Kong / Tribo, Macao
Today 20 Years; Japan China International Art Festival, Hamarikyu Aashi Multipurpose Hall, Tokyo, Japan

1997
Chinese Abstraction and Beyond, Hong Kong Arts center, Hong Kong
Modern de Hirano, Kumata Shino Shrine, Osaka, Japan (also ‘98)
The 4th Rokko Island Water Front Open Air Play, Marine Park, Kobe, Japan (also ‘98, ‘99, ’00)
Imaginery trip, Eiji Okubo, Huang Rui, two- person Exhibition, Huang Rui Studio, Osaka 

1996
Chinese Modern Arts, Gallery Asur, Oslo, Norway
From East of Eurasia, Oxy Gallery, Osaka, Japan
Origin and Myths of Fine New Art from Japan, China and Korea, The Museum of modern Art, Saitama, Japan

1995
New Painting of Chinese Artists, Alisan Fine Arts Gallery, Hong Kong

1994
The Xing Xing – China Modern Art & Cultural, Kunsterhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt, Germany
Asian Art Now, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan

1993
The Xing Xing, 15 years, Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1992
Asian Wave, Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Art Now, ’92; Twelve Artists: New Horizon in the 90’s, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, Japan

1990
Ma Desheng, Huang Rui, Wang Keping three-person exhibition, Han Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
Huang Rui and Wang Keping two-person exhibition, Monte Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
The Xing Xing 10 years, Salpetriere Church, Paris, France

1989
The Xing Xing 10 Years, Han-Art Gallery, Hong Kong / Han-Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

1987
Xing Xing exhibition by 6 artists, Art Wave Gallery, New York, USA
Documentation of Xing Xing Exhibition, Harvest University Cultural Center, Boston, USA

1985
Ma Desheng and Huang Rui exhibition, Osaka Contemporary Art Center, Osaka, Japan

1983
Ma Desheng, Huang Rui, Wang Keping Exhibition, Beijing Elementary School, Beijing, China

1981
China Contemporary Art Exhibition, New York, Boston, USA

1980
The 2nd Xing Xing Exhibition, China Art Museum, Beijing, China

1979
The 1st Xing Xing Exhibition, outside of the China Art Museum and Hua Fang Zhai Gallery, Beijing, China

PUBLICATIONS

2009
1989 – 365 Art Days in China and Germany, Thinking Hands

2008
798 in Beijing, new edition, Thinking Hands

2006
Beijing/Background, Timezone 8 + Thinking Hands

2005
Language/Fable, Timezone 8 + Thinking Hands

2004
798 in Beijing, Timezone 8 + Thinking Hands