• Huang Rui, Student (Preparatory Painting), 1989-1990, oil on canvas, 65x91cm
  • Huang Rui, Space-Structure, No. 7,1985,oil on canvas,69x 61 cm
  • Huang Rui, White and Black, 1989-1990, oil on canvas, 194x130cm
  • Huang Rui, Her Hair, 2013, oil on canvas, 200x200cm
  • Huang Rui, Keywords:Again, 2013, oil on canvas, 105x75cm
  • Huang Rui, Space-Structure No. 5, 1984, oil on canvas, 61x69 cm

Huang Rui

Born in Beijing in 1952, Huang Rui is a contemporary artist who creates two-dimensional, three-dimensional, installation, and performance works. He was a founder of the Stars Group and the 798 Art District in Beijing. He currently lives and works in Beijing.

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2016   
Huang Rui: Space – Japan Period, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, China

In Search of Trigrams - Performance Art, Zürcher Gallery, Paris, France

Huang Rui: 1976, Zürcher Gallery, Paris, France

 

2015    

Language-Color, Zürcher Gallery, New York, USA

 

2014   

Black and White Cats 49, Then?, Performance Art, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong

Erotic x Huang Rui: Works on Paper 1981-2014, Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Beijing, China

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

Black and White, MD Gallery, Shanghai, China

 

2013      

The Wasteland Series, Boers Li Gallery, Beijing China

 

2013      

Woman, Outdoor Sculpture Show, Embassy of the Netherland, Beijing China

 

2012      

Ping-Pong, Shanghai Tang, Hong Kong

Language-Color, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong

I-Ching, Opposite House, Beijing, China

 

2011      

Huang Rui Exhibition, Space Hongjee, Seoul, South Korea

I JOY YOU JOY, 604 Gallery, Pusan, South Korea

CZECHINA, Embassy Art Gallery, Embassy of the Czech Republic, Beijing, China

 

2009      

Animal Time: 1204-2009, Coudenberg Museum, Brussels, Belgium

COMERCHINA, Chinese Contemporary, Beijing, China

COMERCHINA, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong

 

2008      

Chinese History in Animal Time: 1924-2009, Beijing Angle Modern Art, Beijing, China

Chinese History in Animal Time: BC221-2008, Museo delle Mura, Rome, Italy

Beijing 2008: Huang Rui, Sala 1, Rome, Italy

 

2007      

Huang Rui: The Stars’ Times 1977-1984, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China

Chai-Na/China, Les Rencontres d’Arles Photography Festival, Arles, France

Texts are the Legacy of Great Thought!, Chinese Contemporary, New York, USA

Open, Huang Rui's Studio, 798 Art District, Beijing, China

 

2006      

Chairman Mao 10,000 RMB, Chinese Contemporary, Beijing, China

One Country, Two Systems, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong

 

2000      

Non-Existent Journey IV, Osaka Contemporary Art Center, Osaka, Japan

Non-Existent Journey III, KCAL Kansai Contemporary Art Laboratory, Osaka, Japan

Huang Rui Exhibition, Kaze Gallery, Osaka, Japan (Also 1985, 1987, 1990, 1992, 1995, 1997, and 1998)

 

1999      

Beijing 0:00, Performance, Wenzi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

 

1998      

Huang Rui Exhibition, JF Mayer Galerie, Marseille, France

 

1997      

Huang Rui Exhibition, Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

I-Ching + Planned Road, Performance, Nishetenma District, Osaka, Japan

Huang Rui Exhibition, Bricollage Gallery, Osaka, Japan

 

1996      

Huang Rui Exhibition, Kaibundo Gallery, Kobe, Japan (Also 1991)

 

1995      

Wood + Water + Paper, Ruine der Kunst, Berlin, Germany

Huang Rui Exhibition, Galerie Bellefroid, Paris, France

Water + Abenosuji, Abenosuji Gallery, Osaka, Japan

Erguotou Spirit + Ruins, Performance, Guanyuan Demolition Area, Beijing, China

 

1994      

Water + Fish, Huang Rui’s Studio, Beijing, China

Water + Bamboo, Huang Rui’s Studio, Beijing, China

Huang Rui Exhibition, Gallery Ueda, Tokyo, Japan (Also 1984 and 1991)

 

1993      

One Hundredth Anniversary of Chairman Mao, Ai Weiwei’s Studio, Beijing, China

 

1992      

Huang Rui Exhibition, International Art Museum, Beijing, China (Banned)

Huang Rui Exhibition, September Gallery, Beijing, China (Banned)

Water +, Huang Rui's Studio, Beijing, China

Huang Rui Exhibition, Modern Chinese Art Center, Osaka, Japan (Also 1986 and 1988)

 

1990      

Huang Rui Exhibition, Osaka Contemporary Art Center, Osaka, Japan

Huang Rui Exhibition, Gallery Kaze, Osaka, Japan (Also 1985 and 1987)

 

1989      

Huang Rui Exhibition, Tor Road Gallery, Kobe, Japan (Also 1985 and 1986)

 

1986      

Huang Rui Exhibition, Gallery Ueda Warehouse, Tokyo, Japan

 

1984      

Huang Rui Exhibition, Central Gallery, Osaka, Japan

 

 

Group Exhibitions

 

2017
Salon Salon: Fine Art Practices from 1972 to 1982 in Profile – A Beijing Perspective, Inside-Out Art Museum, Beijing

 

2016   

I-CHING - Peformance Art, 11th Edition of Live Action, Gothenburg/Boras, Sweden

M+Sigg Collection: Four Decades of Chinese Contemporary Art, ArtisTree, Hong Kong, China

 

2015  

Black and White Cats: Huang Rui and Wang Keping Duo Exhibition, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery,Hong Kong

 

2014   

Meaning Matter, Magda Danysz Gallery, Shanghai, China

The UN-OFFICIALS Art before 85, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, China

 

2013     

One for all, All for one, The Change of Essence—The Shenzhen City Sculpture Exhibition, 2013, Shenzhen, China

The Sound Of Ba Gua, the Reverse of Universe, Digital Live, Shenzhen, China

 

2012   

RAZE, Pékin Fine Arts, Beijing, China

Daydreaming with…, ArtisTree, Hong Kong

Chai-na/China Signs: Works by Huang Rui and Ko Siu Lan, Slought Foundation and the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

 

2011      

Tong Yi,Guangzhou LIVE Performance Art Festival, Guangzhou, China

Blooming in the Shadows: Unofficial Chinese Art, 1974-1985, China Institute, New York, USA

Red, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong

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

 

2010      

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 WallCeremony,

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

 

2008      

Christian Dior & Chinese Artists, UCCA, Beijing, China

SH Contemporary Outdoor Exhibition: Sichuan Forever, Shanghai Exhibition Center,Shanghai, China

China Avant-Garde, Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands

Earthquake, Art Channel, Beijing, China

Interval of Silence, Redstar Gallery, Beijing, China

Case Studies of Artists in Art History, SZ Art Center, Beijing, China

Memory of China, Galerie Zdenek Sklenar, Prague, Czech Republic

 

2007      

CHINA NOW: Reincarnation of Chinese Contemporary Art, Cobra Museum, Amsterdam,The Netherlands

China Action, Louisiana Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark

Made in China: Contemporary Art Exhibition, Louisiana Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark

Chinese Performance Art Photography, Inter Art Center / Gallery, Beijing, China

 

2006      

Create History: Commemoration Exhibition of Chinese Modern Art in the 1980s, OCT

Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen, China

Dadao International Performance Festival, 798 Art District, Beijing, China

Wilderness Environmental Art Plan, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong

CHINA NOW: Reincarnation of Chinese Contemporary Art, Sammlung Essl Museum,Vienna, Austria

Soldiers at the Gate, DIAF, 706 Space, 798 Art District, Beijing, China

Transborder Language, DIAF Fourth Edition, 798 Art District, Beijing, China

 

2005      

From Yuanmingyuan to the 798: A Performance Art Exhibition, 798 Art District, Beijing, China

Cubism in Asia, National Museum of Modern Art of Japan, Tokyo, Japan

Transparent Box, Jianwai Soho, Beijing, China

Convergence Art Exhibition, UCCA, 798 Art District, Beijing, China

Forge the Fable, Zero Field Art Center, Beijing, China

Transborder Language, DIAF Third Edition, 798 Art District, Beijing, China

 

2004      

Transborder Language, DIAF Second Edition, 798 Art District, Beijing, China

Multiple Definitions: Imaginary Community, Crystal City, Tianjin, China

 

2003      

Transborder Language, DIAF First Edition, Beijing Tokyo Art Projects, Beijing, China

Reconstruct 798: Dashanzi Art District Event, 798 Art District, Beijing, China

Blue Sky Exposure: Anti-SARS Exhibition, 798 Art District and Yizhuang, Beijing, China

Left Hand, Right Hand, 798 Art District, Beijing, China

 

2002      

Beijing Afloat, Beijing Tokyo Art Projects, Beijing, China

CIPAF 02, Banpe Museum, Xi’an, China

The First Guangzhou Triennial, Guangzhou Museum, Guangzhou, China

First Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China

Theater of Our Lives, Hyogo Prefecture Museum of Art, Kobe, Japan

 

2001      

Promenade in Asia, Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Dream 2001: Contemporary Chinese Art Exhibition, Red Mansion Foundation, London, UK

 

2000      

The Stars: Twenty Years, Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Documentation of Chinese Avant-Garde Art in the 1990s, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum,Fukuoka, Japan

Choi Suk Ho and Huang Rui, Gallery Gu, Seo-Cho Visual Art Institute, Seoul, South Korea

Battle to a 2001: Gozo Yoshimasu and Huang Rui, Gallery Shimada, Kobe, Japan

 

1999      

Memories of One Hundred Years, Huang Rui's Studio, Osaka, Japan

Nippon Performance Art Festival, Osaka, Japan

True, Hirano, Osaka, Japan

New I-Ching: 64 Divinations of June 4, Central Park, Hong Kong

 

1998      

NIPAF 8: Nippon Performance Art Festival, Nagano, Nagoya, Tokyo, Japan

Julien Blaine Studio Performance Day, Galerie Municipale de Sextius, Aix en Provence, France

NIPAF a Paris, Japan Cultural Center, Paris, France

Art Performance, Art Action, Fringe Club, Hong Kong

Guan Yin, Dainembutsu-ji, Osaka, Japan

Floating City, Rokk Island, Kobe, Japan

Today: Twenty Years, Japan-China International Art Festival, Hamarikyu Aashi

Multipurpose Hall, Tokyo, Japan

 

1997      

Chinese Abstraction and Beyond, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

Modern de Hirano, Kumata Shino Shrine, Osaka, Japan

Imaginary Trip: Eiji Okubo and Huang Rui Exhibition, Huang Rui’s Studio, Osaka, Japan

The Fourth Rokk Island Open Air Art Festival, Marine Park, Kobe, Japan

 

1996

Chinese Modern Arts, Gallery Asur, Oslo, Norway

From East of Eurasia, Oxy Gallery, Osaka, Japan

The Origins and Myths of New Fine Art from Japan, China, and Korea, The Museum ofModern Art, Saitama, Japan

 

1995      

New Paintings from Chinese Artists, Alisan Fine Arts Gallery, Hong Kong

 

1994      

The Stars: Chinese Modern Art and Culture, Kunsterhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt, Germany

Asian Art Now, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan

 

1993      

The Stars: Fifteen Years, Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

 

1992      

Asian Wave, Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Art Now II: Twelve Artists and the New Horizon in the 1990s, Hyogo Prefecture Museumof Modern

Art, Kobe, Japan

 

1990      

Ma Desheng, Huang Rui, and Wang Keping Exhibition, Han Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

Huang Rui and Wang Keping Exhibition, Monte Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

The Stars: Ten Years, Salpetriere Church, Paris, France

 

1989      

The Stars: Ten Years, Han Art Gallery, Hong Kong and Han Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

 

1987      

The Stars Exhibition with Six Artists, Art Wave Gallery, New York, USA

The Stars Documentation Exhibition, Harvard University Cultural Center, Boston, USA

 

1985      

Ma Desheng and Huang Rui Exhibition, Osaka Contemporary Art Center, Osaka, Japan

 

1983      

Ma Desheng, Huang Rui, and Wang Keping Exhibition, Beijing Zixin Road ElementarySchool, Beijing, China (Canceled by the Public Security Bureau)

 

1981      

China Contemporary Art Exhibition, New York, Boston, USA

 

1980      

The Second Stars Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

 

1979      

The First Stars Exhibition, Huafang Zhai, Beijing, China

The Stars Exhibition, Outside of the National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China(Canceled by the Public Security Bureau)

 

 

Publications

 

2014   

Erotic x Huang Rui: Works on Paper 1981-2014, Asia One Books, Hong Kong

Huang Rui: Space Structure 1983-2014, Asia One Books, Hong Kong

2013   

A Constellation of Stars- Huang Rui and Ma Desheng:Art Editiors 1978- 1983, Thinking Hands+

Hadrien de Montferrand, Beijing, China

2012      

Huang Rui: The Stars Period, Asia One, Hong Kong

2009      

1989: 365 Art Days in China and Germany, edition global, Munich

2008      

798 in Beijing, Sichuan Publishing Group + Sichuan Fine Arts Publishing House (Updated Edition)

2004      

798 in Beijing, Timezone 8 + Thinking Hands

 

 

 

 

 

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