Xin Yunpeng was born in Beijing in 1982 and graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts with a BFA in 2007 and a MA in 2016. His artwork ranges from video and performance to site-specific installations in mixed media. Through creating experiences that are both familiar and foreign within a confined space, Xin’s work inventively anticipates and questions interpersonal differences in society.
A central element in his creativity consists of implementing psychological metaphors in art, which blend together and become a set of collaborative entanglements expressing the dilemmas of living in a communal reality. Whether it is adjusting the physical dimensions of a space, creating interactive installations, or appropriating found objects Xin Yunpeng’s art activates a form of thought that requires spectators to contemplate psychological strategies in terms of our environments.
Xin Yunpeng’s recent solo exhibitions include: Simultaneous, de Sarthe, Hong Kong, China (2022); Friendship First, Competition Second, C5CNM, Beijing, China (2020); Hope, The Bunker, Beijing China (2018); Xin Yunpeng Solo Exhibition, de Sarthe, Beijing, China (2018); Xin Yunpeng Solo Exhibition, de Sarthe, Hong Kong, China (2017); All men are created equal, Hunsand Space, Beijing, China (2016); No News Is Good News, Inside-Out Art Museum, Beijing, China (2014); I Don’t Know Where to Take You Yet, A4 Contemporary Arts Center, Chengdu, China (2013); and Hello, World, Yan Club Arts Center “Look Art Space,” Beijing, China (2013). He has also exhibited internationally in group shows including: Jing Zhì, WishinArt, Beijing, China(2022); Oscillation–New media art exhibition, 33 Contemporary Art Centre, Guangzhou, China (2018); Stop Making Sense, Hunsand Space, Beijing, China (2018); Without Leaving Any Traces, Mocube, Beijing, China (2017); Reversal Ritual, de Sarthe Gallery, Hong Kong (2017); Exotic Stranger, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Beijing, China (2016); China Whispers: Recent Art from the Sigg & M+ Collections, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland (2016); ON | OFF: China’s Young Artists in Concept and Practice, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), Beijing, China (2013).
Xin Yunpeng currently lives and works in Beijing, China.