Born in 1976 in Yuling County, Heilongjiang Province, China. Lives and works in Beijing.
Li Xinmo got her master’s degree from Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts in 2008. She served also as a Visiting Professor at the Tianjin Art Academy’s School of Modern Art.
Li Xinmo has been one of the more vibrant contemporary Chinese women artists in recent years. Her work deals with issues such as gender, ethnicity, the environment, and national politics. She works primarily in video and performance art. Her works have a strong sense of immediacy. They are visually powerful and emotionally shocking. She takes the idea, “I am the Other (all living creatures),” as the starting point of her creation. She has previously stated, “ I open my body and let them see my own pain.” Her works often deal with suffering and death, and they have strong overtones of ritual and tragedy. Li Xinmo is also a feminist theorist, maintaining the post-feminist artistic view that women artists need to move beyond gender and focus, not just on their bodies, but on the existence of the larger world. She puts her theory into practice through her art.
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January “I want to Breathe” Solo Exhibition by Li Xinmo, Juhua Space, Shanghai ,China
April “Breath” Major Exhibition, Shandong Museum,Shandong,China
August Major Exhibition of Young Artists, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai ,China
September Exhibition of International Contemporary Art, Beijing Sunshine Art Gallery ,Beijing ,China
October Beijing Dadao Live Arts Festival,Yu Gallery, Beijing
November Participant in an Italian Video Art Performance, Yuanfen Gallery,Beijing
December 21st Century Invitational Ink- Painting Exhibition, Art Museum of China , Beijing
January “Chinese Sickmen” exhibition ,Art Next Gallery , New York
February Great Works of Chinese Oil Painting Exhibition, China, Central ,Place, Beijing
July “Changing Directions and Interconnections” Contemporary Ink Painting Exhibition,Huantie Time Art Museum, Beijing, China
August Xi’an International Contemporary Art Fair Participant , Xi’an Art Museum,Xi’an ,China
December Collaboration—Contemporary Works of Video and Performance Art Exhibition ,Beijing
January Solo Exhibition by Li Xinmo, Tianjin Museum
April An Archive of Contemporary Video Art in 2010, Songzhuang Art Center, Beijing
May “Oaths of Love” Photography Exhibition ,Wenjin International Gallery,Beijing.
October Solo Exhibition by Li Xinmo, Tense Space,Beijing
November “Li Xinmo + Qingshuihuimei“ Performance Art Exhibition, Dingshun Contemporary Art Space ,Beijing
January UN Forbidden City , Macro. Rome
January “ 100 Anniversary Of Chinese Ink-Painting” Exhibition , Louvre , France
March “Bald Girls Exhibition of Xiaolu Lixinmo and Lanjing” Iberia Center for Contemperary Art ,Beijing ,China
April “Secret Love”Exhibition ， National Museums of World Cultur, Gothenburg, Sweden
May “Bold-girls: a door” Zajialab Beijing
April “Bald Girls- Timelag”Exhibition,Frauenmuseum,
July “Bald Girls- Pink Solution” Exhibition, LIA Colombia.
Li Xinmo. Landscape Painted in the Water. 2011