Xiang Jing (b. Beijing, 1968) graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts (1995). She lectured at the Sculpture Studio of Fine Arts, Shanghai Normal University (1999-2007). She lives and works in Beijing.
Her work reveals a sense of insecurity through which the misty nature of the modern human character and life itself are accentuated and reified. She seeks the existential truth of life through her continued investigation of the question of ‘internality’ of human nature in her work. Rather than viewing Xiang Jing as ‘feminist’, she is perhaps more accurately described as an artist with a woman’s viewpoint and perspective. Her work practice is problem-oriented. Within the gradually marginalized realist sculpting language framework, Xiang Jing has made idiosyncratic and influential contemporary experiments. Her work appears often in ‘contemporaneity vs. traditional medium’ discourses.
Xiang Jing has held solo exhibitions at numerous institutions, including The Long Museum (Shanghai, 2017), Beijing Minsheng Art Museum (2016), Lehmann Maupin Gallery Hong Kong (2015), Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei (2013), Gao Magee Gallery Madrid (2012), Today Art Museum Beijing (2011), Tang Contemporary Art Beijing Hong Kong and Bangkok (2008), and the Shanghai Art Museum (2006). Her works are collected in museums in the US, the UK, Germany, Japan, Norway, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and Austria. She is collected by institutions like the Annie Wong Art Foundation Canada, Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) Art Museum, Chazen Museum of Art at Wisconsin Madison, The Long Museum Shanghai, M+ Museum Hong Kong, Shanghai Art Museum, Today Art Museum Beijing, Yuz Museum Shanghai.
Photography: Fan Xi