Xu Zhongmin was born in 1961 in Mianyang, China. He currently lives and works in London and Beijing.
Xu Zhongmin’s works are characterized by a synthetic quality, which is reflected in his combination of sculpture, installation, video, and other artistic media in the exterior forms of his work, as well as the mixture and refining of the stylistic traits of these media in the thinking behind his work. His means and methods are unique because Xu considers our lived states and their future directions in an era of new technologies. His dazzling mechanical installations of sound and light hide an almost religious inquisition that stems from personal experience. His pieces allow viewers to engage with the artist through self-redemption presented with a visual and psychological weight that is traceable but unspeakable. His most important works include Bridge, Tunnel, Turning Mountain, Bubbles, and Ladder.
Xu’s work has been exhibited in museums in the UK, Germany, Austria, Japan, and France. His work has been collected by the British Museum, White Rabbit Gallery, Today Art Museum, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Uli Sigg, and other institutions and private collectors.
Xu Zhongmin has won a number of international art awards, including the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award, the Norweb Prize at the Manchester Academy of Fine Arts Annual Exhibition, First Prize at the Third Sapporo International Print Biennial, and the Guinness Prize for the Best First-Time Exhibitor at the Royal Academy of Arts.