Xiang Jing, Chinese (1968 - )

Xiang Jing (1968 Beijing) has emerged in the art scene in China as a leading sculptor. Her works have become popular in the auction world over the past two years. Her fiberglass images depict mostly women, holding cigarettes and posing half naked, often with sour faces and flabby waistlines. Her images seems to concentrate on the woman's figure, and few of her sculptures show beautiful women with perfect shapes. Her women are more natural, real and imperfect. The art critic Li Xianting has praised her works. And the British collector Charles Saatchi has added them to his huge collection. Xiang Jing lives and works in Shanghai now.

Xiang Jing’s eerily life-like sculptures confront the viewer with a duplicitous engagement with outward appearance and inner psychology. Xiang’s works range from the larger than life to miniature; cast in bronze or polyurethane, they draw from a classical tradition and aesthetic to portray the experiences of contemporary women. Her works depicting teenagers clubbing, shopping, and primping offer a veneer of generic beauty, sparsely accessorised with synthetic looking props and latest fashion trends; their appearance of mundane innocence is contradicted through their expressions of violence, depression, and malaise.

In Your Body, Xiang presents a gigantic nude. Fabricated from painted fibreglass, the figure is unnerving in detail, her expertly faux finished skin radiating a sickly, waxen pallor. Shorn headed, and slumped on a simple wooden chair, her subjective doll-like presence reflects the epitome of emotional depletion. Towering over the viewer as a goddess-like effigy, her vacant gaze projects downward with oppressive force: her nakedness and vulnerability evoking a self-contemplative reflection of inadequacy, humility and emptiness.


Your Body--Xiang Jing 2000-2005, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China

2005 Keep In Silence, China Art Seasons Gallery, Beijing, China
2003 Women In The Mirror, Chinese European Art Center, Xiamen, China
Art of Xiang Jing, Tuan Cheng Gallery, Beijing, China
2001 Day Dream – Solo Exhibition, Ivy Bookstore, Shanghai, China


Entry Gate: Chinese Aesthetics of Heterogeneity, MOCA Shanghai, Shanghai, China
China Now, the ESSL Collection of Contemporary Art, Vienna, Austria
Between River and Lake, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York


Extravagant Age: Sculpture Prognostication - Chinese Contemporary Outdoors Sculpture Art Exhibition", Hai Yi Chang Zhou Storied Building locale, Tianjin, China
A Century of Sculptures, Shanghai Sculpture Space, Shanghai, China
In the Deep of Reality: A Case of Chinese Contemporary Art, Liu He
Underground Carbarn, Hangzhou, China
Multiple Definition/Imaginary Community Contemporary Art Exhibition, the
Compound Center of WanKe Crystal City, Tianjin, China


Dreams of the Dragon's Nation—Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
MMAC Art College Performance Festival 2004, Aizu-Mishima / Tokyo, Japan
Witness—Sculptures by Xiang Jing and Guangci, He Xiangning Art Museum,
Shenzhen, China
Take a Walk, Duoland Art Museum, Shanghai, China
China Imagination: Chinese Contemporary Sculptural Art Exhibition, Jardin
des Tuileries, Paris, France


New Zone – Chinese Art, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
Sculptures by Xiang Jing and Guangci, Casas-Museu da Taipa, Macau, China
XII Inner Spaces multimedia festival, CCA Inner Spaces, Poznan, Poland
Different choices——born in the 60s, Peninsula Gallery, Shanghai, China
The third Shanghai Young Sculptors Exhibition, Century Plaza, Nanjing Road,
Shanghai, China
Exoteric Era – The 50th Anniversary of Chinese National Art Gallery, Chinese
National Art Gallery, Beijing, China


Xiang Jing·Guang Ci 2002 —Mirror Image , Invisible Gallery, Shanghai, China


The Standards of Chinese Contemporary Sculptures ,Shanghai Museum, Shanghai, China
The Patter of Pearls on Jade Plate —Sculptures Invitation Show, Invisible
Gallery, Shanghai, China
Chinese Myths —Contemporary Art Exhibition, Yidian Gallery, Shanghai,
The First Jingwen Art Exhibition, Jingwen Art Centrality, Shanghai, China
2001 Salon' d'automne, Espace Auteuil, Paris, France
The 32nd Grosse Kunst Ausstellung Dusseldorf, Eingang Nord, Dusseldorf,
Framed Samples -- The 1st Chengdu Art Biennale, Chengdu Contemporary
Art Museum, Chengdu, China


Yawn was exhibited in the Chinese Contemporary Sculptures Invitation Exhibition, Tsingtao Sculptural Art Gallery, Tsingtao, China
Shanghai Youth Art Exhibition, Liu-Haisu Art Gallery, Shanghai, China
Young Sculptors Invitation Exhibition, West Lake Art Gallery, Shengzhen
College of Sculpture and Tsingtao Sculpture Gallery, China
Sea Level - Paintings & Sculptures Invitation Exhibition 2000, Liu-Haisu Art
Museum, Shanghai, China
Conversations with Henry Moore - Sculptures Invitation Exhibition, Guangdong
Art Gallery, Guangzhou, China


Journey to the End of Century – The 2nd Exhibition,+ New Space-ART Express, Beijing, China
The Ninth National Art Exhibition, National Art Gallery, Beijing, China
Chinese Sculptures Annual Exhibition, He Xiang-ning Art Museum, Shenzhen,
Oil Paintings & Sculptures by Teachers from the Fine Art college, Shanghai
Normal University, Gallery of Fine Art college, Shanghai University, Shanghai,
The Century Gate – Invitation Exhibition of Chinese Art from 1979-1999,
Chengdu Modern Art Gallery, Chengdu, China


Century-Female, Chinese National Art Gallery, Beijing, China
Connotation, Pearl Gallery, Beijing, China
October Exhibition for Beijing Youth Sculptors, Gallery of Central Academy of
Fine Arts, Beijing, China
Contemporary Sculptural Art Annual Exhibition, He Xiangning Art Gallery,
Shenzhen, China
Chinese Artists Exhibition, Zurichsee-Auktionen Gallery, Switzerland
Platform for Both Genders, Taida Contemporary Art Museum, Tianjin, China


The Four-Girl Show in March, Modern Art Gallery, Beijing, China
Graduate Show, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China.
Chinese Women Artists Invitation Exhibition, Chinese National Art Gallery,
Beijing, China

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