Xu Ruotao, born in 1968 in Shenyang, China, is a visual artist and film director who lives and works in Songzhuang, a growing artist village on the outskirts of the Beijing municipality. Xu began his career in the creative community of Yuanmingyuan, China’s first independent artist village. He started making films in 2000 and has produced two features, Yumen (2013) and Rumination (2009).
1991 B.F.A Lu Xun Academy of Fine Art, Shenyang, P.R.China
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Xu Ruotao & Zeng Hong, EGG Gallery, Beijing, China
Self-ignite—Xu Ruo-tao New Work Solo Exhibition, Platform, Beijing, China Contemporary Art Institute, Beijing, China
Pattern Recognition—Xu Ruo-tao Solo Exhibition, Morono Kiang Gallery, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
Retarded—Xu Ruo-tao Solo Exhibit, CAAW, Beijing, China
Xu Ruo-tao Solo Exhibition, Shenyang, China
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
MANUAL MACHINES, ART SEASONS Beijing, Beijing, China
Beijing New Media Arts Exhibition,Beijing,China
700IS Reideerland -International Experimental Film and Video Festival, Iceland
China: the Contemporary Rebirth, Palazzo Reale Museum, Milan, Italy.
Wood Ear—The 1st Exhibition of FAT ART Series, Today Gallery, Beijing, China
Narrating China—Chengdu Biannual, Chengdu, China
SCOPE Basel Art Exhibition, Basel, Switzerland.
Xian-Qujiang International Art Fair, Xi’an, China
Labyrinth III: Dangerous Liaisons, Li Gallery, Beijing, China; Atlanta, U.S.A.
The Pitfall—China Digital Art Archive, Beijing, China
Subtlety, Platform China Contemporary Art Institute, Beijing, China
China Next Door Art Exhibition, Genoa, Italy
COSMOS, Museo Carlo Bilotti, Roma_Villa Borghese giugno_settembre, Italy
Absurd Recreation—Contemporary Art from China, UCR Sweeney Art Gallery, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
Catharsis, Long-De-Xuan Contemporary Art Center, Beijing, China
Line—Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Su-he Art Gallery, Shanghai, China
Living in Song-Zhuang, Song-Zhuang Art Gallery, Beijing, China
Blow-Up: Contemporary Art Exhibition, Ping-yao International Festival, Ping-yao, China
From the Arctic to Tie Xi Qu—Northeastern Contemporary Art Exhibit Guangdong, China
Museum Of Art, China
Internal Injuries, Marella Gallery, Milan, Italy
Abstract 798 Group Exhibit, Abstract Office, Beijing, China
Bologna Art Fair,Italy
Internal Injuries-I, Marella Gallery, Beijing, China
Conspiracy, Beijing TS1 Contemporary Art Center Exhibition, Beijing, China
798 Dashanzi International Art Festival, Beijing, China
Chinese Photography Painting Exhibition, The Season Gallery, Beijing, China
Feng Ya Song, CAAW, Beijing, China
Pingyao International Photography Exhibition, Pingyao, China
Illuminant—Contemporary Art Exhibition, Beijing, China
Post-material—The Interpretation of Everyday Life in Chinese Contemporary Art, Red Gate Art Gallery, Beijing, China
Home—Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Shanghai, China.
China–Chinese Internet Imagery Art Exhibition, Changchun, China
Pattern Transform, Waygood Gallery, London
Else + Exchange – Sino-Germany Art Exchange Exhibition, Beijing, Berlin
The Avant-garde Vision—The Generation Born in 1970s, Beijing International Art Gallery; Shenzhen He Xiang-ning Art Gallery, China
Front.Back.Left.Right, Beijing, China
JVC Video Art Festival, Japan
A Chinese Story, Finland
Corruptions, Beijing, China
0431 Computer-Video Art Festival, Changchun, China
Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Berlin, Germany
New Image—Chinese Conceptual Photography, Beijing, China
Reality: Today and Tomorrow—96 Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Beijing, China
Yuan Ming Yuan Artists Group Exhibition, Nanjing Art Institute, Nanjing, China
Paris International Art Fair, Paris, France
New Star International Art Fair, Hong-kong Exhibition Center, Hong-kong, China
Xu Ruo-tao, Chen Guang-wu Art Exhibition, Beijing, China