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Xu Weixin

born in Urumqi, Xinjiang province, in 1958, and now lives and works in New York and Beijing. He received a BA from the XIAN Academy of Arts and an MFA from the Zhejiang Academy of Arts. Xu has combined his interest in universal human conditions with a stark Realist style that is deeply rooted in China's modern art

history. His most recent works are single-person portrait series, whose subjects share the same historic time or environment, merging personal and collective narratives. Xu Weixin's critically acclaimed works have been exhibited and collected by public institutions and private collections in China. Solo exhibitions include Song of Workers (Shanghai Art Museum, 2007), Chinese Historical Figures: 1966-1976(Today Art Museum, Beijing, 2007), and China Image: Portrait in Circulation (Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University, 2011). He is currently a professor of painting and the former executive dean of the School of Arts, Renmin University,

Beijing. In 2016. Xu had his first major solo exhibition in USA at the University of Michigan Museum of Art


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