Born 1965, Inner Mongolia, China

Lives and works in Beijing, China



2000      CCAA Award (Overall Prize Winner), Beijing



1989, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, B.F.A. (Mural Painting Department)




Kung Fu, Yibo Gallery, Shanghai, June 16–July 16, 2012.


Scenery, aye gallery, Beijing, July 17–September 2, 2011.


Xiao Yu: Turn Around, Beijing Commune, Beijing, June 16–August 26, 2010.


Who cares whose seed it is! It’s my pregnancy., aye gallery, Beijing, November 1, 2008–January 15, 2009.


A Drama of Materialistic Objects: One World, Cold or Warm, Arario Beijing, Beijing, September 22–November 11, 2007.

Newly Narrates, dARTex The Danish Art Exchange, Beijing, December 1, 2007–January 1, 2008.


Changes in Secret, Yibo Gallery, Shanghai, June, 2006.


One of Xiao Yu's Performances in 1994: Search for a Spouse, Beijing TV Station, Beijing


Solo Exhibitions of POLIT-SHEER-FORM


We are Polit-Sheer-Form, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, May 20–July 3, 2011.


TUFU, KONGFU, POLIT-SHEER-FORM, Beijing Commune, Beijing, August 15–September 8, 2009.

2009 Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture, Shenzhen, December 6, 2009–January 23, 2010.


Library, Beijing Commune, Beijing, September 28–November 15, 2008.


Polit-Sheer-Form Office in Shanghai,BizArt Art Center, Shanghai, December 21–27, 2007.


Only One Wall,Artspace Visual Arts Center, Sydney, Australia, February 9–March 4, 2006.


Only One Wall, Beijing Commune, Beijing, September 3–October 10, 2005.




Oxfam GROW Food Justice Global Campaign China Launch Ceremony: Food Art Exhibition, PIFO New Art Gallery, August 11–20, 2012.

China - The 1st Xingjiang Biennale, Xinjiang Art Center, Urumuqi, August 25–October 8, 2012.

Slow Pace: A Kind of Contemporary Art, Li-SPACE, Beijing, September 22–October 27, 2012.

The Unseen: The 4th Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, September 28–December 16, 2012.

A Return Oriented Towards the Future: 2012 Shanghai Gallery Alliance Exhibition, Shanghai Gallery Alliance, Shanghai, September 29–October 29, 2012.

Environment, Spirit: 2012 Western China International Art Biennale, Tianye Art Museum, October 12–November 12, 2012.


Guanxi: Contemporary Chinese Art, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, April 15–June 19, 2011; Today Art Museum, October 10–23, 2011.

Micro Life, Soka Art Center, Beijing, June 25–August 7, 2011.

Four People Four Ways, PIN Gallery, Beijing,July 9–September 10, 2011.

Unexpected Issues, Art Channel, Beijing, September 3–October 16, 2011.

I Believe that... - Chinese Contemporary Art in Songzhuang, Songzhuang Art Center, Beijing, October 29–November 29, 2011.

Untitled, Chunchi Gallery, Beijing, October 29–December 29, 2011.


Jungle: A Close-up Focus on Chinese Contemporary Art Trends, Platform China Contemporary Art Institute, Beijing, March 6–May 31, 2010.

Convection: Dafen International Contemporary Art Exhibition, Dafen Art Museum, Shenzhen, May 29–June 29, 2010.

Great Performances,The Pace Gallery, Beijing, Beijing, August 28–December 10, 2010.

Ningbo: Exhibition of China Contemporary Painting, Ningbo Museum of Art, Ningbo, December 17–26, 2010.


Chinetik, Museum Tinguely, Basel, Switzerland, February 11–April 19, 2009.

The Tale of Angels: Group Show at The Red Mansion Foundation,The Red Mansion Foundation, London, UK, February 26–April 24, 2009.

Body, Center of Contemporary Art ShangDong, Nanjing, March 31–May 31; Wan Shengyuan International Art Exchange Center, Beijing, September 6–October 19, 2009.

Clue 2: Exhibition by Fang Lijun, Wang Yin, Yang Maoyuan, Xiaoyu, HJY Art Center, Beijing, September 19–December 30, 2009.

Blank 2009 Beijing – Making Lives, Medium Art Center, Beijing, October 24–November 24 2009.


Art and Capital: Spiritual Odyssey, Gallery Loop, Seoul, Korea, February 1–29, 2008.

Consumption of History, East Asia Contemporary, Shanghai, March 29–April 30, 2008.

New World Order: Contemporary Installation Art and Photography from China, Groninger Museum, Groningen, Netherlands, April 27–November 23, 2008.

Catharsis Themed Art Exhibition, LDX Contemporary Art Center, Beijing, August 15–September 30, 2008.

Subtlety, Platform China Contemporary Art Institute, Beijing, August 30–October 12, 2008.

Life? Biomorphic Forms in Sculpture, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria, September 27, 2008–January 11, 2009


Emotion Aesthetics, dARTex, Beijing, April 21–May 13, 2007.

Possibility: Lu Hao, Wang Yin, Xiao Yu, Yang Maoyuan, Yibo Gallery, Shanghai

Arrogance and Romance: The Inaugural Exhibition of Ordos Art Museum, Ordos Art Museum, Inner Mongolia, August 26, 2007–February 25, 2008.

Wild Beasts – The Chinese Expression of Animal Art, Mook Gallery of Contemporary Art, September 1–October 14, 2007.

Exhibition of Contemporary Art for the 15thAnniversary of Sino-Korean Exchange, Xiaopu Stage Museum, Beijing


Size Decides Attitude: The First 5 x 7” Picture-Taking Biennale Exhibition, Pingyao, Shanxi, September 16–23; TS1 Contemporary Art Center, Beijing, October 1–15, 2006.

The Chain – Contemporary Art Exhibition, REDe Gallery, Changsha, November 1–30, 2006.

Art Node: The Collection Exhibition of Tan Guo Bin’s Contemporary Art Museum, Tan Guo Bin’s Contemporary Art Museum, Changsha, December 22–30, 2006.

In Person, Songzhuang, Beijing


Always to the Front – China Contemporary Art, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, April 29–May 29, 2005.

Banana Surfer, ieum Gallery, Beijing, May 3–June 30, 2005.

Mayfly, Beijing Commune, Beijing, June 25–August 10, 2005.

Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland, June 13–October 16, 2005.

New, Boundless, Zhaoweihuadeng Plaza, Beijing

Clue—Fang Lijun, Wang Yin, Xiao Yu, Yang Maoyuan group show,White Space Beijing, Beijing, September 20–November 20, 2005.

Conspire: The 1st Exhibition of TS1 Contemporary Art Center, TS1 Contemporary Art Center, Beijing, November 26, 2005–January 15, 2006.

City Skin – Images of the Contemporary Metropolis, Tap Seac Gallery, Macao; Shenzhen Museum of Art, Shenzhen, December 4, 2005–January 15, 2006.


Is It Art? An Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Noanoa Center & Shaanxi Provincial Art Museum, Xi’an, July 3–9, 2004.

Undercurrents--Contemporary Video Art From China, Zehdenicker Strasse 12A, Berlin-Mitte, Germany

2004 Shanghai Biennale: Techniques of the Visible, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, September 28–November 28, 2004.

Multiple -- Community in the Imagination, Crystal City Club, Tianjin, October 5–30, 2004.


Junction: Architectural Experiment of Chinese Contemporary Art, Lianyang Architecture Art Museum, Shanghai, January 8–February 12, 2003.

Alors, la Chine?, Centre Pompidou, Paris, June 25–October 13, 2003.

Distance: The Guangdong Museum of Art Contemporary Art Invitational Exhibition, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, August 26–September 21, 2003.

Second Hand Reality, Today Art Museum, Beijing, September 17–October 16, 2003.

Left Hand, Right Hand: A Sino-German Exhibition of Contemporary Art, 798 Art Space, Beijing, September 18–30, 2003.

The Villa Art Museum: Concepts in Situ, Sanhe Art Center, Beijing, September 21–October 21, 2003.

City_net Asia 2003, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea, November 14–December 14, 2003.


W.X.Y., China Art Archives & Warehouse, Beijing

Run Jump Crawl Walk, The East Modern Art Center, Beijing, April 28–May 12, 2002.

Too Much Flavour: An Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Art, 3H Art Center, Shanghai, July 6–20, 2002; avant-garde @ hakaren, Singapore, August 21–September 3, 2002.

Transformation, One world art center, Beijing,

Attitude, Idea Field, Beijing, December 15, 2002.

Inside and Between. Communication and Identification in Contemporary Art, Kaliningrad State Art Gallery, Kaliningrad, Russia, August 3–14, 2002.

When It Rains It Pours, ddm warehouse, Shanghai


La Biennale di Venezia 49,Venice, Italy, June 10–November 4, 2001.

Weightlessness, Galerie Volker Diehl, Berlin, Germany, October 16–November 14, 2001.

New Starting Point, Artist Warehouse, Beijing


Contemporary Art Exhibition: A Hurtful Infatuation, Beijing

The Ache: Wang Yin, Xiao Yu, Yang Maoyuan Works Exhibition, Beijing Museum of Design, Beijing

The 5th Lyon Biennial of Contemporary Art,Halle Tony Carnier, Lyon, France, June 27–September 24, 2000.

Documentation of Chinese Avant-Garde Artists in 90s, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan, August 5–20, 2000.

Fuck Off,Eastlink Gallery, Shanghai, November 4–20, 2000.

About Me -- Chinese Experimental Photography, New Vision Gallery, Shanghai, November 5–10; The Art Museum of Yunnan Art Institute, Kunming, December12–19; Kunming Upriver Gallery, December 22–29, 2000.


Post-Sense Sensibility: Alien Bodies & Delusion, Shaoyaoju, Beijing, January 8, 1999.

Young Chinese Contemporary Art, Odden Ladegaard, Denmark, June 5–September 14, 1999.


Counter-Perspectives: The Environment and Us, Beijing


Alliance, Art Exhibition of the Graduates in the 80s-90s from the Central Academy of Fine Arts, China National Art Gallery, Beijing


Walking Towards the Future Painting Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing