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Sun Xun

1980, Fuxin
Lives and works in Beijing

Some Actions Which Haven’t Yet Been Defined in the Revolution, 2011 Animation 12:22 min Courtesy of the artist and ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai


  • 2005 China Academy of Art, Beijing

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2013 Sun Xun: SUN Xun Stop-motion Residency Project, ShanghART, Beijing
  • 2012 A Footnote to Time, Wall/ladder/machine, New York
  • 2011 Beyond-ism — Sun Xun Solo Exhibition, ShanghART, Beijing
  • 2010 Clown’s Revolution, Holland Animation Festival, Center Museum, Utrecht
  • 2010 The Soul of Time, Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2012 The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Gallery of Modern Art and Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
  • 2010 By Day By Night or Some (Special) Things a Museum Can Do, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai
  • 2010 China Power Station — part 4, Pinacoteca Agnelli, Torino
  • 2010 Aichi Tiennale, Aichi
  • 2009 Ars Electronica Festival, Linz

Focusing on both present and future, moving in time and space between concerns with microcosms and universes, this exhibition resounds in a polyphony of individual perspectives interwoven by different ideas of aesthetics and culture — as well as standards of ‘goodness.’ The dream of good art — however it is made and wherever it comes from — has to be rooted in truth, ethics and a belief in life.

July 2, 2014

On June 24 and 25, 4th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art began. 3069 applications by artists under 35 from 84 countries of the world were submitted for the competition, which lasted from November 2013 through March 2014. David Elliott, Artistic Director of the Biennale, proposed the motto A Time for Dreams as the general theme, and curated the main Biennale project, which presented works by 83 artists from 32 countries of the world.

June 17, 2014

The educational program of the Biennale, curated by Antonio Geusa and coordinated by Ekaterina Razdumina, is entitled Wise Advice, and aims at helping young artists to find answers to various questions that concern their creative growth and career development.