9th Beijing International Art Biennale, China 2022 — The Art of Life — Contemporary Art by Female Artists

Praise of Light I & Praise of Light II, 2020, tempera and oil on jute, 290 x 190 cm each © Leiko Ikemura and VG Bildkunst, 2021 / Photo: Philipp von Matt

Special Exhibition of the 9th Beijing International Art Biennale, China 2022

The exhibition gathers iconic pieces by the most influential contemporary female artists worldwide. The exhibition takes the contemporary state of female artist as a research subject and focuses on the dynamic relationship between female artwork and culture and society, attempting to explore new theoretical paradigms and exhibition approaches.

With a global vision, the exhibition is exploring the different questions and solutions raised by female artists from different cultural backgrounds. By engaging the artists in a dialogue, we hope to grasp some of the common problems faced by women today and the latest developments of their artworks in a dynamic manner. Moreover, the exhibition highlights the achievements and contributions made by Chinese female artists under the global context.


Participating artists:

Annette Sauermann (Germany)
Chen Xi (China)
Leiko Ikemura (Switzerland)
Peng Wei (China)
Rexidan Eli (Canada)
Rose Wylie (U.K.)
Shen Ling (China)
Xiang Jing (China)
Yan Ping (China)
Yu Hong (China)


Curatorial team:

Academic advisor:

FAN Di'an, Chairman of China Artists Association and President of the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA)


ZHANG Zikang, Director of the CAFA Art Museum
Xiaohui GUO, Guest Prof. of Experimental Art School, CAFA
Dr. Tayfun BELGIN, Director of Osthaus Museum Hagen


REN Rong, Director of Kunstraum Villa Friede, Germany



Organized by Beijing international art biennale organizing committee
Academic Support by CAFA Art Museum
Supported by Shandong Art Museum, Fangyuan Art Museum



National Art Museum of China
Beijing International Art Biennale



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100875 Beijing


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