About UCCA Dune
UCCA Dune is an art museum buried under a sand dune by the Bohai Sea in Beidaihe, 300 kilometers east of Beijing. Designed by OPEN Architecture, its galleries unfold over a series of cell-like spaces that evoke caves. Some are naturally lit from above, while others open out onto the beach. As a branch of UCCA, China’s leading independent institution of contemporary art, it presents rotating exhibitions in dialogue with its particular site and space. UCCA Dune is built and supported by UCCA strategic partner Aranya, and located within the Aranya Gold Coast Community.
About the Artists
Zhao Yao (b. 1981, Sichuan, lives and works in Beijing) graduated from the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in 2004. His solo exhibitions include “51m: 3# Zhao Yao” (Taikang Space, Beijing, 2010); “Zhao Yao: I Am Your Night” and “Zhao Yao: You Can’t See Me, You Can’t See Me” (Beijing Commune, 2011 and 2012); “Spirit Above All” (Pace Gallery, London, 2013); “A Painting of Thought” (Pace Gallery, Hong Kong, 2015); “The Power of Nature: A Ten Thousand Square Meter Painting in Beijing” (Beijing Workers’ Stadium, 2018); and “Signals from Heaven, Signals from Heaven” (Beijing Commune, 2018). His work has also been exhibited at Tate Modern (London, 2010), Fremantle Arts Centre (Australia, 2011), Rubell Family Collection (Miami, 2013), Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum (Michigan, 2013), Pinchuk Art Centre (Ukraine, 2013), ZKM Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe (Germany, 2013), and UCCA Center for Contemporary Art (Beijing, 2013). Most recently, he was selected to participate in “Focus Beijing: the De Heus-Zomer Collection” (Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Netherlands, 2014); “Inside China” (Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2014), and “Adventures of the Black Square: Abstract Art and Society 1915–2015” (Whitechapel Gallery, London, 2015).
Lu Pingyuan (b. 1984, Zhejiang, lives and works in Shanghai) has held solo exhibitions including “HOME ALONE” (MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai, China, 2017); “Hidden Treasure” (The Galaxy Museum of Contemporary Art, Chongqing, China, 2017); “James Stanley-The Seventh Earl of Derby” (Center for Chinese Contemporary Art, United Kingdom, 2016); “ON KAWARA” (MadeIn Gallery, China, 2016); “Unexpected Discoveries” (MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai, 2015); “Waiting for an Artist” (Goethe Open Space, Goethe Institute, Shanghai, 2013); “Not Included” (Hemuse Gallery, Beijing, 2012); “Time Capsule” (Gallery Box, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2011). His recent group shows include “GUCCI x Maurizio Cattelan” (Yuz Museum, Shanghai, China, 2018); “ZHONGGUO 2185” (Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK, 2017); “A Beautiful Disorder” (Cass Sculpture Foundation, England, 2016); “Mountain Sites: Views of Laoshan” (Si Fang Art Museum, Nanjing, 2016); “3rd Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art” (Ural, Russia, 2015); and “Reflections of Minds” (Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China, 2010). His work has also been included in the 11th Shanghai Biennale and the 9th Liverpool Biennale.
Li Weiyi (b.1987) received her BFA from Tongji University in 2009, her MFA from Yale University in 2012 and her PHD from Royal College of Art in 2019. Her recent solo shows include “Hive-Becoming XXVIII Weiyi Li: Personal Statement” (Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, 2017) and “Input” (Art Data Lab, Beijing, 2015). Her recent group shows include “Pity Party” (Sleep Center, New York, 2018); “Scraggly Beard Grandpa” (Capsule Shanghai, Shanghai, 2017); “Drawing Pogo” (Taikang Space, Beijing, 2017); “The Amoy Meat Factory” (Shanghai Contemporary Art Museum, Shanghai, 2016); “Mountain Sites: Views of Laoshan” (Sifang Art Museum, Nanjing, 2016); “Extravagant Imagination, the Wonder of Idleness” (Made in Gallery, Shanghai, 2016); “Re-” (Flux Factory, New York, 2016); “Middle Ground” (C-Space, Beijing, 2015); and “Go East: 50 Contemporary Photobooks from China 2009-2014” (FORMAT International Photography Festival 15, Derby, 2015). She was nominated for the Huayu Youth Award in 2018.
Lin Xue (b. 1968, Fujian, lives and works in Hong Kong) has held solo exhibitions such as “The Sixth Day” (Gallery EXIT, Hong Kong, 2011); “Whispers in the Wind” (Gallery EXIT, 2008); and “Song (pine)” (Gallery EXIT, 2018). His recent group shows include “Il Palazzo Enciclopedico (The Encyclopedic Palace)” (The 55th International Art Exhibition, Italy, 2013); “Phantoms of Asia: Contemporary Awakens the Past” (Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, USA, 2012); and “Manulife Young Artists Series” (Hong Kong Art Centre, Hong Kong, 1995). His work has appeared in Art Basel Hong Kong 2018 (Gallery EXIT, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, 2018) and the Hong Kong Art Biennial Exhibition 1998 (Hong Kong Museum of Art, 1998).
Miguel Angel Rios
Miguel Angel Rios (b.1943, Argentina, lives and works in Mexico City and New York) has participated in solo exhibitions such as “A Trilogy” (Gallery Wendi Norris, San Francisco, 2016); “Landlocked” (Arizona State University Art Museum, Phoenix, 2015); “White Suit” (Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, 2008); “A Morir” (Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, 2006); “Concentrations 49: Miguel Angel Rios” (Dallas Museum of Art, Texas, 2006); “Miguel Angel Rios” (Galeria de Arte Ruth Benzacar, Buenos Aires, 2005); “Miguel Angel Rios” (Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, 2003); and “Ni me busques…no me encuentras” (White Box, New York, 2003). His group exhibitions include “Special Projects” (P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, 2001); “The Edge of Awareness” (P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, 1998); and “Mapping” (Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1994). His work has been included 13th Biennale de Lyon (2015); the Liverpool Biennial (2010); and the 5th Seoul International Media Art Biennale (2008).
Timur Si-Qin (b. 1984, Berlin, Germany) graduated from University of Arizona, Tucson, USA in 2008. His recent solo shows include “East, South, West, North” (Magician Space, Beijing, 2018); “A Place Like This” (Team Gallery, Los Angeles, 2016); “Biogenic Mineral” (Magician Space, Beijing, 2015); and “Mainstream” (Societe, Berlin, 2011). His recent group shows include “Back to Nature?” (Salon Berlin, Berlin, 2018); “Produktion, Made in Germany Drei” (Sprengel Museum, Hannover, 2017); “History of Nothing” (White Cube, London, 2016); “Art Post-Internet” (UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, 2014); “The Great Acceleration” (Taipei Biennial, 2014); “The Independent: Dreams That Money Can’t Buy” (MAXXI Museum, Rome, 2014); “Ways beyond the internet” (DLD 2012, Munich, 2012); and “Performance Anxiety” (Stadium, New York, 2011). His work appeared in the 9th Berlin Biennale (2016).
Wang Sishun (b. 1979, Wuhan) is a graduate of China Central Academy of Fine Arts.
His solo exhibitions include “Apocalypse” (Long March Space, Beijing, 2016); “51m2” (Taikang Space, Beijing, 2010); and “Truth” (New Galerie, Paris, 2015). His artwork has been included in the Thailand Biennale, the Japan Echigo-TsumariART Triennial, the Yinchuan Biennale, the Romania Biennale, the Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, and the Manchester Asian Art Triennial. His work has been exhibited at Tai Kwun Contemporary, the Salomon Contemporary Art Foundation, Georgia National Gallery, CASS Sculpture Foundation, Austria Graz Gallery, Daimler Art Center, Istanbul Borusan Contemporary, UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, National Art Museum of China, and Centro per l'ArteContemporanea Luigi Pecci. He is the recipient of a nomination for the 2015 Huayu Youth Award, and the 2016 Asian Cultural Council prize.
Wang Xiaoqu (b.1987, Guilin, China) received her B.A and M.A. from the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in 2009 and 2014. Her recent group shows include “Spiral Stairs” (AIKE-DELLARCO, Shanghai, 2018); “The Latch” (C-Space+Local, Beijing, 2017); and “Atmosphere” (Inside-Out Art Museum, Beijing, 2015). Her recent solo shows include “Condo Shanghai: Wang Xiaoqu” (AIKE-DELLARCO, Shanghai, 2018).
Su-Mei Tse (b. 1973, Luxembourg) graduated from Ecole Nationale Superieuredes Beaux-Arts in 2000. Her recent solo shows include “Su-Mei Tse: L’Echo” (Portland Museum of Art, 2018); “Elegy” (Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong, 2017); “Distant Voices” (Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz, 2011); “Words and Memories” (Peter Blum Gallery Chelsea, New York, 2009); “Su-Mei Tse” (Art Tower Mito, Mito, 2009); “East Wind” (Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, 2008); “P.S.1” (Contemporary Art Center, New York, 2006); and “Su-Mei Tse: Video Works” (Franklin Artworks, Minneapolis, 2005).
Her recent group shows include “Steichen! Making Meaning of a Legacy” (Palaisdes Beaux-Arts, Bruxelles, 2015); “Rhythm in it: Vom Rhythmus in der Gegenwartskunst” (Kunsthaus, Aarau, 2013); and “Quiet Attentions: Departure From Women” (Art Tower Mito, Mito, 2011). Her work has also appeared in the 21st Biennale of Sydney (2018). Tse received the Prix International d’ArtContemporain, Fondation Prince Pierre in Monaco (2009); the Golden Lion for Best National Participation in the 50th Biennale di Venezia (2003); and the Prix d’Art Robert Schuman (2001). Her work has been collected by the New Museum of Contemporary Art (New York) and has been published in the catalogue for the 50th Biennale di Venezia.
Yan Xing (b.1986, Chongqing, lives and works in Los Angeles and Beijing) graduated from Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in 2009. His solo exhibitions include “Dangerous Afternoon” (Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland, 2017); “Nuit et brouvillard” (Galerie Urs Meile, Switzerland, 2016); and “Thief” (Galerie UrsMeile, Beijing, 2015). His recent group shows include “The 8th of Paths” (Uferhallen, Germany, 2014); “China China” (Pinchuk Art Centre, Ukraine, 2013); “Future Generation Art Prize” (Pinchuk Art Centre, Ukraine, 2012); and “You Are Not a Gadget” (Pekin Fine Arts, Beijing, 2011). His work has appeared in the 3rd Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art” (Russia, 2015); the 3rd Moscow International Biennale for Young Art” (Central House of Artists, Russia, 2012); and the 7th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale” (OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen, 2012). He is the recipient of the Chinese Contemporary Art Award, Best Young Artist category, and a nomination for the Future Generation Art Prize in Ukraine.
oil on canvas
60 X 80 cm
ink on paper
45 x 5 x 83 cm