Sun Xun

Biography

Sun Xun was born in Fuxin, Liaoning Province in 1980. He graduated from the Printmaking Department of China Academy of Fine Arts in Hangzhou, China, and founded the II-frame Animation Studio in Hangzhou, China.

The works of Sun Xun are mainly drawing and/or short animation. Sun Xun’s personal visual language consist of metaphoric imagery, dark and intense hand drawing, and dreamy narrative. In recent years, Sun Xun uses New Media Art as a point of origin to explore more possibilities within the expansive realm of visual art: he explores narrative methods using diverse mediums such as newspaper, book, woodcut print, Chinese ink, pigment powder, probe into non-linear expressions of time and space, and inquire into both realistic and fantastical representations based on his own understanding of society and sociological theories.

As a young artist, Sun Xun made an impressive impact, especially during recent years. He has received several notable awards including the “Chinese Contemporary Art Awards (CCAA Best Young Artist)” and “Taiwan Contemporary Art Link Young Art Award” in 2010, and the Civitella Ranieri Visual Arts Fellowship 2011/ 2012. In 2012, his latest wood printing animation film “Some Actions Which Haven’t Been Defined yet in the Revolution” has been nominated by the Berlinale Shorts 2012 jury in 62nd Berlin International Film Festival.

2009

π Animation Studio Moved to Beijing, and now Sun Xun works and lives there

2006

Established π Animation Studio in Hangzhou

1980

Born in Fuxin, Liaoning Province

Education

2005

Graduated from Print-making Department of China Academy of Art, Hangzhou

2001

Graduated from Art High School of China Academy of Art, Hangzhou

Solo Exhibitions (selection)

2023

Sun Xun | Art Jakarta 2023, JIExpo Kemayoran, Jakarta, Indonesia
Sun Xun: Tears of Chiwen, Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts, USA

2022

Sun Xun: An Infinite Journey, ShanghART, Shanghai, China

2021

Sun Xun:Sky Studio, West Bund Art & Design 2021, West Bund Art Center, Shanghai, China
Sun Xun: Atlas Obscura, MANGROVEGALLERY, Shenzhen, China
First Spring, Chapter 2, SUN Xun, ShanghART Beijing, Beijing, China
Sun Xun: Mythological Time, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2019

Sun Xun: Time Spy, Center of Creation Contemporary of Andalusia, Cordoba, Spain
Sun Xun: Frontier, Part II, Shanghai Museum of Glass, Shanghai, China
Sun Xun: Magic of Atlas, The Release of the New Film “Magic of Atlas” and Experimental Space, ShanghART M50, Shanghai, China
Sun Xun: Time Spy, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, USA

2018

Sun Xun: Frontier, Phase I, Shanghai Museum of Glass, Shanghai, China
Sun Xun, Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia
Sun Xun: Time Spy, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, USA

2017

Sun Xun: Time Spy, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, USA
Sun Xun: Tears of Chiwen, Arario Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2016

Sun Xun: Reconstruction of the Universe, 2016 Audemars Piguet Art Commission, Art Basel in Miami Beach, Miami, USA
Sun Xun: Prediction Laboratory, Yuz Museum, Shanghai, China

2015

Sun Xun: Unfounded Predictions, ShanghART Singapore, Singapore
Sun Xun: Script Film, Theater Residence Project, Hangzhou, China

2014

Sun Xun: Stately Shadows, Graceful Chester Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester, UK
Sun Xun: The Time Vivarium, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, USA
Sun Xun: PALIMPSESTES, ShanghART Singapore, Singapore
Sun Xun: Brave New World, Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong, China
Sun Xun: Yesterday is Tomorrow, Hayward Gallery, London, UK

2013

Sun Xun: Magician Party and Dead Crow, Residency Project, ShanghART Beijing, Beijing, China

2012

Sun Xun: Last Night, Platform China, Hong Kong, China
Sun Xun: The Parallel World, A4 Contemporary Arts Center, Chengdu, China
Sun Xun: Undefined Revolution, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, U.K.
Sun Xun: A Footnote to Time, Wall/ladder/machine, New York, USA

2011

Sun Xun: A Candid Dialogue, LV Taipei Maison, Taipei, China
Sun Xun: Clown’s Revolution, Vanguard Gallery, Shanghai, China
Land-Ta-Morphosis Last of the Trilogy—Beyond-ism, I/O Gallery, Hong Kong, China
Sun Xun: Beyond-ism, ShanghART Beijing, Beijing, China

2010

Sun Xun: 21KE, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
The Soul of Time, Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel, Switzerland
After Doctrine, Yokohama Creativecity Center, Yokohama, Japan

2009

Sun Xun, ZIAM Gallery, Yokohama, Japan
Sun Xun: Animals, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, USA
Sun Xun: The Dark Magician of New Chinese Animation, Pacific film archive Theater, California University of Berkeley, Berkeley, USA
Sun Xun: The Dark Magician of New Chinese Animation, California Institute of Arts, Los Angeles, USA
Sun Xun: His Story, ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai, China
Sun Xun: People’s Republic of Zoo, University of Essex Gallery, Colchester, UK
Sun Xun: Shock of Time, The Drawing Center, New York, USA

2008

The New China, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA
Coal Spell, Platform China, Beijing, China

2007

Sun Xun: Mythos, ShanghART F-Space, Shanghai, China

Group Exhibitions (selection)

2023

Tree of Fire, MANGROVEGALLERY, Shenzhen, China
Infinite, ShanghART M50, Shanghai, China
Imprinting in Time, Chinese Printmaking at the Beginning of a New Era, USC Pacific Asia Museum, Los Angeles, USA
Swirl – The 8th Stars Plan Young Artists Research Exhibition, Wuhan Art Museum Qintai, Wuhan, China
East, VVVVVV Gallery, Hangzhou, China
Mending the Sky, ShanghART M50, Shanghai, China
Beyond 2003-2023, Mingyuan Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Source, Nart Museum, Ningbo, China
Follow the Rabbit, Museum Liaunig, Austria
Days after Days after Days, ShanghART Singapore, Singapore

2022

Shuo Shu, White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Print in the Post Print-The 3rd CAA International Printmaking Triennial, Zhejiang Provincial Exhibition Hall, Hangzhou, China
Chuo: Academic Invitation Exhibition for the 6th Annual Review of Chinese Contemporary Ink, Art Museum of Nanjing University of Arts, Nanjing, China
Buddha 10: A fragmented display on Buddhist visual evolution, MAO d’arte Orientale, Torino, Italy
The Good Life, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, China
My CASA, AD, Shanghai, China
Path 3.0, ShanghART Beijing, Beijing, China
Welcome to Fantasy, Holly’s Space, Shanghai, China
Common Ground: UCCA 15th Anniversary Patrons Collection Exhibition, UCCA, Beijing, China
Behind the Great Wall, Modern Art of Brasília Museum, Brasília, Brazil
Hawai’i Triennial 2022, Royal Hawaiian Center, Hawaiian, USA
CEL: The Artist as Animator, Bathurst Regional Gallery, Bathurst, Australia

2021

Carve the Boat for the Sword, JIMU Culture Space, Hangzhou, China
Spirit of Youth, 2021 Triennial of Chinese Industrial Art Prints, Hubei Museum of Art, Wuhan; Three Gorges Art Museum, Wuhan, China
Encounter of Imagination: The Divine Comedy & Classic of Mountains and Seas, Pearl Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Xin Jing, 1950 Art Space, Shenyang, China
Animist Tallinn Festival Exhibition, Animation and Contemporary, EKA Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
Ink City, Tai Kwun, Hong Kong, China
Hangzhou Style: Landscape and City Comprehensive Paintings Exhibition, The Roof Gallery of Liangzhu Culture and Art Center, Hangzhou, China

2020

Works from the Clouds, Celebrating 5 Years of “Annealing” Project, Shanghai Museum of Glass, Shanghai, China
Asia Society Triennial, We Do Not Dream Alone, Asia Society Museum, New York, U.S.A
Winding Time, ShanghART Beijing, Beijing, China
Come across ShanghART, Art Tower, Shanghai, China
The New Classic of Mountains and Seas: Contemporary Art on Chinese Original Myths and Legends, Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou, China
New Look, Baiziting Art Center, Nanjing, China
Panorama: Serendipitous Encounters of Worlds, The G Museumm, Nanjing, China
Out of The Blue, Calligraphic Journey Through ALCANTARA, Palazzo Reale, Milano, Italy
Cache: From B to Z, ShanghART, Shanghai, China
Platform China’s 15th Anniversary Special Exhibition, Platform China, Beijing, China
A Hypothetical Show for A Closed Museum, M Woods (online)
Visionaries: The Special Project for MSAC 10th Anniversary, Mind Set Art Center, Taipei, China

2019

Arts of Asia, Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA
Artificial Intelligence Art Exhibition, King Fahd Cultural Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Anren Biennale 2nd, A Confrontation of Ideals, OCAT, Chengdu, China
Third Realm, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, USA
Artificial Intelligence and the Dialogue of Cultures, The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
Entropy, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, Italy
A Fairy Tale in Red Times, Works from the White Rabbit Collection, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
13th Havana Biennial, National Art Center, Havana, Cuba
Mega World, Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga, New Zealand
Evolutionary Tradition, Asian Contemporary Prints Art, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing, China
The Avant-Garde is Not Afraid of a Long March, ShanghART Singapore, Singapore

2018

The 2nd International Animation Exhibition, International Animation Exhibition China-Canada Experimental Animation Exhibition, Beijing Tongniu Movie Industrial Park, Beijing, China
Yambaru Art Festival, Okinawa, Japan
China (Xi`an) Experimental Art Exhibition of Young Artists, Western Art Museum, Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts, Xi’an, China
Saudade – Irretrievable Place in Time, China & Portugal Contemporary Art by Fosun Art Foundation, Museu Coleção Berardo, Portugal
Smiles Without Freedom, Leroy Neiman gallery, Columbia University, New York, USA
Lyrik·Film, Der Zauber, The Purple Mountain, Nanjing, China
2018 Yeosu International Art Festival, Yeosu, Korea
Partial Parable?, Extrart Base, Shanghai, China
Entropy I, Faurschou Foundation, Beijing, China
White Flash, ShanghART Beijing, Beijing, China
Clouds Stretching for A Thousand Miles, Ink in Asian Art, Asia Society, New York, USA
Clouds Stretching for A Thousand Miles, Ink in Asian Art, Asia Society, New York, USA
The exhibition of annual of contemporary art of China 2017, Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing, China
Art & Coal, Homage to Jannis Kounellis, MKM Museum Küppersmühle of Modern Art, Duisburg, Germany
Assembling, Chi K11 Art Space, Shenyang, China
Life and Dreams, Photography & Media Art in China since the 1990s, The Walther Collection, Neu-Ulm, Germany
Contemporary Chaos, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Vestfossen, Norway
Instruction for the Audience, Seoul Museum of Art Bunker, Seoul, Korea
South, Wu Space, Shenyang, China
The Sleeper Awakes, White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Chinese Contemporary Selected Videos, Cinema Dynamo, Centre D’Art Contemporain Geneve, Switzerland
As A Reason for December 12th, Imagokinetics Lab – ChaBu, Hangzhou, China
#You#Me#Our Selfies, One World Exposition 2.2, Visual Arts Center, Hong Kong, China

2017

The Reason Why Classic Is, Artron Art Center, Shenzhen, China
Landmark, Guardian Art Centre, Beijing, China
Light Art, Old Mitsui Family Shimogamo Villa, Kyoto, Japan
Facing the Sea, Extra Time x Screenroom, Extrart Base, Shenzhen, China
Jungle III: Common, Platform China Contemporary Art Institute, Beijing, China
Mass Energy 1862 HBC Contemporary Art Exhibition, Shipyard 1862, Shanghai, China
Anren Biennale, Today’s Yesterday, OCAT, Chengdu, China
Zhongguo 2185(China 2185), Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK
From Pop Art to New Media, ShanghART Singapore, Singapore
Zhao Yang, Liu Xiaohui, Sun Xun, ShanghART Beijing, Beijing, China
Ballade – Animamix Contemporary Art, Macao Museum of Art, Macao, China
By the Book, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, USA
SELECTED, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, USA
Chinese Summer, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, Norway
China, Art of Movement, Castle Museum, Annecy, France
Sun Xun, Gao Yuan, Henry Coombes, Telescope Art Studio, Beijing, China
Luther and the Avantgarde, Artist-In-Residence, Wittenberg, Old Prison, Germany
Move on Asia 2017, Alternative Space LOOP, Seoul, Korea
One World Exposition:#Like4Like, Chi K11 Art Space, Hong Kong, China
Rosa’s Wound, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Taipei, China

2016

20, Fosun Foundation, Shanghai, China
The Third Shenzhen Independent Animation Biennale Time Based. Non-Places, C2 Space, OCT-LOFT, Shenzhen, China
Holzwege, ShanghART, Shanghai, China
Everyday Legend, Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative at the Guggenheim, Tales of Our Time, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
2016 Global China, Contemporary Art Exhibition, Green Land Group Center of Zheng Dong, Zhengzhou, China
The 1st Daojiao New New Art Festival, Another Wave, XI Contemporary Art Center, Dongguan, China
The Pleasure of Love-56th October Salon, Belgrade, Republic of Serbia
Across the Divide, Rosenfeld Porcini Gallery, London, UK
The Uncertain, or the Shelved…, ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai, China
The Uncertain, or the Shelved…, ShanghART Main Space, Shanghai, China
Group Exhibition: How Should I Explain to You, ShanghART Beijing, Beijing, China
The Crocodile in the Pond, 11 artists from ShanghART Gallery, Museum Art St. Urban and Abbey St. Urban, Luzern, Switzerland
Being and Inking, Documenting Contemporary Ink Art(2001-2016), Redtory Museum of Contemporary Art, Guangzhou, China
Talking on Paper, Pace Beijing, Beijing, China
We Chat: A Dialogue in Contemporary Chinese Art, Asia Society, Houston, USA

2015

Nonfigurative, Shanghai 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
TANIMAMIX BIENNALE 2015-2016, Daegu Art Museum, Daegu, Korea
Print in the Post-Print Age: The 1st CAA Printmaking Biennial, Art Museum of China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China
2015 Asian Art Biennial, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, China
The 2nd Nanjing International Art festival, Nanjing International Exhibition Center, Nanjing, China
A Beautiful New World, The 2nd Nanjing International Art Festival, Nanjing International Exhibition Center, Nanjing, China
HETERO-ENTITY: Myths, Narration, Imagination, Shenzhen E Museum of Contemporary Art, Shenzhen, China
My Generation: Young Chinese Artist, Orange county museum of art, Costa Mesa, USA
Garden Splendors, Chinese Contemporary Art Invitational Exhibition, Jinji Lake Art Museum, Suzhou, China
Paper, ShanghART Singapore, Singapore
China 8, Contemporary Art from China at the Rhine and Ruhr, Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany

2014

10th Shanghai Biennale, Social Factory, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China
Unscrolled, Reframing Tradition in Chinese Contemporary Art, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
China Onscreen Biennial, Los Angeles and Washington D.C, USA
Social Scenery, Landscape Narration in Contemporary Art, East Lake Park Western Bonded Center Exhibition Hall, Chengdu, China
Collective Thoughts Divided Worlds, ShanghART Singapore, Singapore
The Ultimate Capital is the Sun, Metabolism in Contemporary Art, Politics, Philosophy and Science, Neue Gesellschaft Für Bildende Kunst, Berlin, Germany
CFCCA Floating Cinema, CFCCA, London, UK
The 4th Moscow International Biennale for Young Artists, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia
My Generation: Young Chinese Artists, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL. and Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA
Now You See: New Chinese Video Art from the Collection of Dr. Michael I. Jacobs, Whitebox Art Center, New York, USA
Myth/History: Yuz Collection of Contemporary Art, Yuz Museum, Shanghai, China
The 8 of Paths, Art Exhibition in the Uferhallen, Uferhallen Kulturstandort, Berlin, Germany
15 Years Chinese Contemporary Art Award (CCAA), Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China
Time Being Time, Contemporary Drawing in Motion, Museum of contemporary Art of republic of Srpska, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Global City, Surreal City, IVAM, Valencia, Spain
Starlight, ShanghART Main Space, Shanghai, China
Video Art at Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai, India

2013

The Spectacle of the Spectacles, ShanghART Singapore, Singapore
Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
Animation Is a Piece of Skin, Case Studies of 11 Artists, Times Culture Complex Art Center, Guangzhou, China
The Garden of Diversion, Sifang Art Museum Inaugural Exhibition, Sifang Art Museum, Nanjing, China
The Light, HAFF Invitation Exhibition, Inna Contemporary Art Space, Hangzhou, China
West Bund 2013: A Biennial of Architecture and Contemporary Art, Waterfront of Xuhui District, Shanghai, China
Yalta European Strategy, Livadia Palace, Yalta, Ukraine
Drawing · Expression and Limit, Art Museum of Nanjing University of The Art, Nanjing, China
Clutch, ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai, China
Foundational Work II, ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai, China
Warehouse Story, The Second Round, Vanguard Gallery, Shanghai, China
China China, A Group Show of Chinese Artists, The Garden of Forking Paths, Exploring Independent Animation, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shanghai, China
Foundational Work, ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai, China
Ignition Point, Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
Moving on Asia, Towards a New Art Network 2004-2013, City Gallery Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
Documentary Fortnight 2013: MoMA’s International Festival of Nonfiction Film and Media, New York, USA
ON | OFF, China’s Young Artists in Concept and Practice, UCCA, Beijing, China
Green Box, Remapping – The Space of Media Reality, Tianhong Mei Heyuan Arts Center, Hangzhou, China

2012

First Shenzhen Independent Animation Biennale, The World of Soul: As Virtual Artistic Engineering, OCAT, Shenzhen, China
Revolving Stage, Contemporary Video Art in China, Arario Gallery, Cheonan, Korea
Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2012, Fort Kochi, India
The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT7), Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) and Queensland Art Gallery (QAG), Brisbane, Australia
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Para-Site Art Space, Hong Kong, China
Queen LiLi’s Garden, BIRD HEAD, CHEN Xiaoyun, GENG Jianyi, LIANG Yue, SUN Xun, YANG Fudong Video& Photography, ShanghART Main Space, Shanghai, China
Perspectives 180 – Unfinished Country, New Video from China, The Contemporary Art Museum in Houston, USA
Diagnostic Mind_1: Catastrophe, DongdaeMoon Design plaza, Seoul, Korea
China Onscreen Biennial, Los Angeles and Washington D.C., USA
The 4th Taipei International Modern Ink Painting Biennial, Tai-chung; Taipei; Tao-yüan, China
Taipei Biennial 2012, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, China
D For Drawing, Platform China, Hong Kong, China
Liverpool Biennial 2012, The Bluecoat, Liverpool, UK
2nd N Minutes Video Art Festival, Shanghai, China
Newtopia: The State of Human Rights, Mechelen, Belgium
The First “CAFAM·Future” Exhibition – Sub-Phenomena:Report on the State of Chinese Young Art, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China
Clouds, Skissernas Museum, Lund, Sweden
LIU Weijian, SUN Xun, ZHOU Zixi-ShanghART Group Exhibition, ShanghART Main Space, Shanghai, China
Diversity in Harmony, 5 Art, Guangzhou
TransMedia Art & Fashion Exhibition, Shanghai Sculpture Space, Shanghai, China
Cross-Time Stories, Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York, USA
Nomadic Report 2012, Arko Art Center, Seoul, Korea
Face, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Re: Painting, Platform China, Beijing, China

2011

Me/You, In-Out Club, Shenzhen, China
The Power of Doubt, Times Museum, Guangzhou, China
Alternative Narrative, V Art Center, Shanghai, China
3 Countries 3 Artists, Hadrien De Montferrand Gallery, Beijing, China
Hell/Helvete, Liljevalchs Konsthalli, Stockholm; Boras Museum of Modern Art, Boras, Sweden
Spectrum, Chinese Independent Animation, A4 Contemporary Arts, Chengdu, China
Impossible Universe, Now Here, Parer Place Urban Screens, Brisbane, Australia
Daybreak, Arario Gallery, Beijing, China
Daybreak, Young Chinese Artists Group Exhibition, Arario Gallery, Cheonan, Korea
Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This), Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai, China
Moving Image in China: 1988-2011, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
The End of the Brush and Ink Era: Chinese Landscape, True Color Museum, Suzhou, China Yokohama 2011, International Triennale of Contemporary Art, Yokohama, Japan
Catch the Moon in the Water: Emerging Chinese Artists, James Cohan Gallery, New York, USA
PHotoEspana 2011, Madrid, Spain
Tales from the New Chinese Cinema, Jordan Shnitzer Museum of the Moving Image, New York, USA
Los Angeles Filmforum, Los Angeles, USA
New Experimental Media: China and Hong Kong, Jordan Shnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene, USA
19 Solo Shows About Painting, Platform China, Beijing, China
A Pile of Passion, ShanghART Main Space, Shanghai, China
N Minutes Video Art Festival, Shanghai, China

2010

Shenzhen International Ink Art Biennale, Shenzhen, China
In the Garden, Contemporary Art Exhibition, Hangzhou, China
The Third Party, An Exhibition in Three Acts, Platform China, Beijing, China
China Power Station: Part IV, Pinacoteca Agnelli, Torino, Italy
By Day By Night, or Some (Special) Things a Museum Can Do, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, China
The 7th China Independent Film Festival Contemporary Artists New Video Works Exhibition, Center for Contemporary Art Shangdong, Nanjing, China
2010 Impark Festival Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Flowers of chaos, Veneto Videoart Archive, Verona, Italy
Get It Louder, Sanlitun SOHO, Beijing, China
Work in Spreading, Images of Circulation and Retranslation, Iberie Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
Negotiation, The Second Today’s Documents, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
Aichi Triennale 2010, Arts and Cities, Aichi Arts Center; Nagoya City Art Museum; the Choja-machi area, Japan
Do You See What I Mean?, Fabiben Fryns Fine Art, Los Angeles, USA
幕MU: Screen, Three Generations of Chinese Video Art, UTS Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Thirty Years of Chinese Contemporary Art, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Looking through Film: Traces of Cinema and Self-Constructs in Contemporary Art, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal of He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
Jungle: A Close-Up Focus on Chinese Contemporary Art Trends, Platform China, Beijing, China
Heroes No Longer——10th Transmediale Festival, Berlin, Germany
2010 Get It Louder, Sharism, Sanlitun SOHO, Beijing; 800 Show, Shanghai, China

2009

13th Microwave Internation New Media Arts Festival, Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre, Hong Kong, China
2009 International Festival for Arts and Media Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan
2009 Impakt Festival, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Double Happiness, Leonhardi Kulturprojekte,
Frankfurt, Germany
Other Channel, Fine Arts Literature Art Centre, Wuhan, China
Rebirth, Art meets Architecture, 800 Show Creative Center, Shanghai, China
The Shape of Things to Come, 140 sqm Gallery, Shanghai, China
Generation Hangzhou 2.0, F2 Gallery, Beijing, China
2009 Festival Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria
Warm Up, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
China Narratives, The Fourth Chengdu Biennale, Contemporary Art Museum, Chengdu, China
Shahzia Sikander & Sun Xun, Smithsonian Museum Freer and Sackler Gallery Washington, D.C., USA
The Tree, James Cohan Gallery, Shanghai, China
Yi Pai: Century Thinking, A Contemporary Art Exhibition, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
Shanghai Kino, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Speak Describe, 2009 Cross-strait Contemporary Art, Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, China
Blackboard, ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai, China
Blade – Reconstruct Leifeng Pagoda, SZ Art Center, Beijing, China
What has been happening here? The Inaugural Exhibition of Chinese Independent Film Archive, Iberia Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
In the Mood for Paper, F2 Gallery, Beijing, China
Another Scene, Artists’ Projects, Concepts and Ideas, ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai, China
New Work from China, Painting, Photography & Video, Fortune Cookie Projects Singapore, HT Contemporary Space, Singapore
Post 24 Animation, 1933 CORE Level 2, Shanghai, China

2008

Five Years of Duolun, Chinese Contemporary Art Retrospective Exhibition, Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
Future Sky, Chinese Contemporary Young Nomination Exhibition, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
An Unforgettable Tour, National Museum of Cinema, Turin, Italy
IN-BETWEEN, Asia Video Art Weekend, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Focus Shanghai, New Video from China, Anthology Film Archives, New York, USA
Mellow Fever, Galerie des Galeries, Paris, France
Artseason, The Third China New Media Art Festival, China Academy of Fine Arts, Hangzhou, China
Crouching Paper, Hidden Dragon, Works on Paper, F2 Gallery, Beijing, China
There Is No I In Team, Group Show of Chinse FIlm Video & Installation Art, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
Fokus Kina, Riksutst, Llningar, Swedish Travelling Exhibitions, Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities, Sweden

2007

Refresh: Chinese Emerging Artists, Arario Gallery, Beijing, China
Amateur World, Platform China, Beijing, China
SunXun: Art Didn’t Have a Standard, 12+Contemprary Film Screening of Experimental Animation, MoCA, Shanghai, China
Refresh: Chinese Emerging Artists, Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
China Power Station: Part II, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway
Individual Position 2, Video, Photo, and Installation, ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai, China
Jellytimes, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Shouting Truth, A Contemporary Art Exhibition, Platform China, Beijing, China

2006

Gifts 2: A Case of Contemporary Art, Fanren Villa, Hangzhou, China
It’s All Right, Contemporary Art Exhibition, Hu Qing Tang Museum of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Hangzhou, China
Second Shanghai Duolun Exhibition of Young Artists, Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
2006 Borderline International Video Festival, 98 Factory; Caochangdi Village; CAFA, Beijing, China
Thirty-Eight Solo Exhibitions, 2577 Creative Garden, Shanghai, China
China’s Cutting Edge, New Video Art from Shanghai and Beijing, Anthology Film Archives, New York, USA
A Yellow Box in Qingpu, Contemporary Art and Architecture in a Chinese Space, Xiao Ximen (Minor West Gate), Qingpu Town, Shanghai, China
Chaos City, Universal Studios, Beijing, China
The 3rd Annual Chinese Independent Film & Video Exhibition, AMNUA, Nanjing, China
Future Landscapes, Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China

2005

Gifts 1, A Case of Contemporary Art, Modern Art Museum of Hangzhou Normal University, Hangzhou, China
In the Deep of Reality, A Case of Chinese Contemporary Art, Basement of Tianyu Apartment, Hangzhou, China

2004

Maze – 2004 Chinese New Media Art Festival, China Academy of Fine Arts, Hangzhou, China
Shanghai Duolun Exhibition of Young Artists, Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
Video Exhibition, on the Hill, Baitaling Art Space, Hangzhou, China
Blink in Video Festival, Beijing; Shanghai; Changsha; Hangzhou, China
Format, Contemporary Art Exhibition, 31#Bar, Hangzhou, China

2003

Characters, Coffee box, Hangzhou, China
The Minority is Subordinate to the Majority, BizArt, Shanghai, China
White Tower Mountain (Bai Ta Ling), Contemporary Art Exhibition, Bai Ta Ling Art Space, Hangzhou, China

2002

Shadow-XXX Art Exhibition, Qin Zhou Nan Road, Shanghai, China

Collections (selection)

Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada

Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia

White Rabbit Contemporary Chinese Art Collection, New South Wales, Australia

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, U.S.A.

Hong Kong M+ Art Museum, Hong Kong

Asia Society, New York, U.S.A.

Kadist Art Foundation, San Fransicao,

U.S.A. Metropolitan Art Museum, U.S.A.

Brooklyn Museum of Art, U.S.A.

Dr. Michael I. Jacobs Collection, U.S.A.

Arario Museum, Seoul, Korea

Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, U.S.A.

Franks Suss Collection, London, U.K.

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, U.S.A.

Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway DSL Collection, Paris, France

Awards

2018

Asia Arts Game Changer Awards, Delhi, India

2017

Art of Dining 2017 honoree Sun Xun, Orange County art museum, California America

2014

The 8th AAC Art China · Young Artist Awards

2010

Chinese Contemporary Art Awards (CCAA Best Young Artist)
Taiwan Contemporary Art Link (Young Art Award)Artist in Residence at Centraal Museum, Utrecht, The Netherlands
The Civitella Ranieri Visual Arts Fellowship, Civitella Ranieri Foundation, Umbria, Italy

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Selected works

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Sun Xun: Atlas Obscura

September 8th, 2021