Xie Lei was born 1983 in Huainan, Anhui Province, China

Lives and works in Paris, France

Education

2016
Practice-based PhD in Visual arts (Very Honorable with unanimous Jury Congratulations)
Beaux-Arts de Paris and Ecole normale supérieure (PSL), France

2014

Painting Research Programme, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2010

MA (Jury Honours), Beaux-Arts de Paris, France


2006
BA, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China

 

 

Solo exhibitions

2021

Slumbers, Meesen de Clerq, Brussels, Belgium

2019
 Xie Lei, Christopher Orr, HdM Gallery, London, UK (two-person show)
 Xie Lei, Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver, Canada

2017
Walden II, Yima Gallery, Chengdu, China
Poe’s Garden, Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver, Canada

 2016

Xie Lei – Entre Chien et Loup, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France

2015
Xie Lei – Sans rivage, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France

2014
Xie Lei – Murmur, Grenier du Chapître, Cahors, France
Sortilège et diableries : l’inquiètant ordinaire, Château d’Ardelay, Les Herbiers, France

2013

Xie Lei, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France
Everything And Nothing, Feast Projects, Hong Kong, China

2012
Xie Lei – Chimères, Fondation Yishu 8, Beijing, China
Xie Lei, Galerie Charlotte Moser, Geneva, Switzerland

2011
Xie Lei – Destination, Feast Projects, Hong Kong, China
Xie Lei, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France

2009
Enter At Own Risk, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France

Group exhibitions

2021

Laberinto del ramaje, Galería Marta Cervera, Madrid, España.
Male Nudes: a salon from 1800 to 2021, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil
Incipit, Cruce arte y pensamiento contemporáneo, Madrid, Spain

Itinérance, Casa de Velázquez, French Academy in Madrid, Spain

2020
Much Without Many, Meessen De Clercq, Brussels, Belgium

 2019

Flesh And Bone, curated by Loïc Le Gall and Justin Polera, PS120, Berlin, Germany
Persona Grata?, curated by Alexia Fabre, Anne-Laure Flacelière and Ingrid Jurzak, MAC

Val, Vitry-sur Seine, France

Yellow Reflection, Galerie Liusa Wang, Paris, France
Couleurs de la Chine Contemporaine, Musée Saint-Remi, Reims, France

2018
How To See [What Isn’t There], curated by Gianni Jetzer,Langen Foundation, Neuss, Germany
Persona Grata, curated by Anne-Laure Flacelière and Isabelle Renard, Musée national de

l´histoire de límmigation, París , France
Group Show Moulin Joly, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France
Collection David H. Brolliet – Geneva, Fondation Fernet-Branca, Saint-Louis, France

2016
Nouvelles acquisitions, Fondation Colas, Boulogne, France
Who Cares?, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France
Utopie Picturale 3, FORMA Art contemporain & cabinet d’expertise, Lausanne, Switzerland

2014
Memo II, White Space, Beijing, China

Utopie Picturale 2, Fonderie Kugler, Geneva, Switzerland

Picturalités Singulières, Chateau d’Assas, Le Vigan, France

 2013
Utopie Picturale, Villa Dutoit, Geneva, Switzerland
Ca grimpe, Galerie Charlotte Moser, Geneva, Switzerland

2012

1912-2012 France – Chine, un siècle de dialogue, Fondation Yishu8, Beijing, China
Visage et Portrait, Galerie Charlotte Moser, Geneva, Switzerland
Tranches de carrés sur tranches de cercles, Saline Royale, Arc-et-Senans, France
Accrochage, Feast Projects, Hong Kong, China

 2011
Résonance/Dissonance, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France
Le Vent d’après, curated by Jean de Loisy and Ulla von Brandenburg, Ecole nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, France

2010
Ligne de Chance, curated by François Bouillon and Bernard Moninot, Fondation Ricard, Paris, France

2008
Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France
Shcontemporary, Marlborough Gallery, Shanghai, China
Institut de France, Paris, France
Marlborough Gallery, New York, USA
Galerie Serge Aboukrat, Paris, France
Salon de Montrouge, France

 

2007
Dessine moi un… Galerie Serge Aboukrat, Paris, France
Back to Canvas, the Poetry Between Abstract and Imagism, Amelie Art Gallery, Beijing, China

2006

Shi Tang Arts Space, Beijing, China

Residencies

2020/2021
Casa de Velázquez, French Academy in Madrid, Spain

2012
Fondation Yishu 8, Beijing, China

2011

Saline Royale, Arc-et-Senans, France

 

 

Grants and Awards

2016

Prix Fondation Colas

2012
Prix Alphonse Cellier, Institut de France

2011

Prix Nicolas Feuillate

2010

Bourse de la Mairie de Paris pour l’art contemporain

2008

Bourse Colin-Lefrancq, Hunter College, New York, USA

2003
Drawing Award CAFA

 

Catalogues

 

2014
Murmur, text by Guitemie Maldonado, Les rencontres d’art contemporain, Cahors, France

2013
Xie Lei, text by François-René Martin, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France

2012

Xie Lei – Chimères, texts by Henry-Claude Cousseau, Liang Shuhan, Emmanuel            

Fessy, Fondation Yishu 8, Beijing, China
Tranches de carrés sur tranches de cercles, text by Pauline Lafille, Saline Royale, Arc-et-      Senans, France Xie Lei, Galerie Charlotte Moser, Geneva, Switzerland

 2011
Destination, text by Philippe Koutouzis, Feast Projects, Hong Kong, China
Xie Lei, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France
Le Vent d’après, texts by Jean de Loisy and Ulla von Brandenburg, Beaux-Arts de Paris, France

2010
Ligne de Chance, Fondation Ricard and Beaux-Arts de Paris, France

2008

Salon de Montrouge, France

 

Selected Bibliography

2018
Sophie de Santis, Eldorado Désenchanté, Le Figaro, November 21, N°23102, p.31
Olivia Sand, Contemporary Voices From the Asian and Islamic Art Worlds, Milano, Skira, 2018, p.732-741

2015
Pauline Vidal, Les visions hallucinées de Xie Lei, LeJournaldesArts.fr, October 26

2014
Olivia Sand, Asian Art, February, Profile 2-5
Elephant Magazine, Issue 19, summer, p.6

2013

Pauline Vidal, La peinture Onirique de Xie Lei, Le Journal des Arts, N° 398, October 4-17 , p.31
Philippe Dagen, Le Monde, N°21361, September 22-23, p.12
Bettina Wohlfarth, FAZ, September 27

2012
Liu Shiyao, Hidden Current, Time Out Beijing, November 9, p.75
Yue Lian, Xie Lei: New Communication and Allure, Gallery, November
Chen Hongming, Xie Lei: Double re-interpretation of east and west tradition, Contemporary Art, December
Xu Nan, Xie Lei in Yishu8, Master Oriental Art, December, p.18
Tian Tian, Xie Lei pays tribute to masters in ‘Chimères’ Hi Art, October 22
Yang Jiaqing, Chimères: Xie Lei in Yishu8, Beijing Review, October 23
Xu Qinghong, Xie Lei solo, Jinghua Newspaper, October 23
Zhang Shuqi, Xie Lei, Chinese artist in France, Xin Hua News Daily, October 23
Xiong Ying, Xie Lei debut in Yishu8, China Art Newspaper, N° 1215, October 20

2011

Valérie de Maulmin, L‘artiste du mois: le monde surnaturel de Xie Lei, Connaissance des Arts,

February, Nº 690, p.104Sonia Desprez, Espoirs – Le Vent d’après, A Nous, July 4, p.24
Monica Lau, Destination, Splux, December, p.64-65
Valérie Duponchelle, Le Figaro, February 142011Bruce Helander, Xie Lei, artist to watch, The Art Economist, Issue 9, p.67

 

 

Public Collections

Musée d’Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne (MAC VAL), France
Fondation Colas, France
Burger Collection, Hong Kong/Zürich