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Yin Xin
Yin Xin was born in Kashgar, a remote Muslim town in Turkistan in Western China in 1959 and his family migrated to the Mongolian border during the Cultural Revolution in political exile. His exposure at an early age to different religions and cultures was his first introduction to art and had influenced him as a child. Finding it difficult to adjust to the rigid teaching in school in China, Yin Xin left China in 1988 to study at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia and in 1991, started travelling around Europe and Asia in pursuit of art. In 1994, he eventually settled in Paris where he felt he could freely be an artist.

Yin Xin uses western techniques to paint the many facets of China, and one of his series "Nostalgia" focuses on the Modern Period of China. He likes to capture the colonial period and the old-fashioned style of Shanghai and Macau using his own feelings and perspective of the Chinese in that era and a muted palette that is reminiscent of photographs. His work is a fusion of east meets west, sometimes with the play of light similar to the works of Georges de La Tour.

1977     Xinjiang Normal University

1982     Xian Academy of Fine Arts

1988     Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Faculty of Art, Australia


1989     Metro Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

1992     National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

1993     National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

             Galerie Scavongelli, Paris, France

1994     Taiwan Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

             Schiller International University, Paris, France

             Ho Gallery, Hong Kong

1995     Ho Gallery, Hong Kong

1996     Ho Gallery, Hong Kong

             Museo Nacional del Grabado, Bueno Aires, Argentina

1997     China Club, Hong Kong

1998     Shanghai Tang, New York, United States

1999     China Club, Hong Kong

             Tolman Collection, Tokyo, Japan

             Serge Aboukrat, Paris, France

             Maison de la Chine, Paris, France

2000     Fendi Casa, Bologna, Italy

             International 20th Art Fair, New York, United States

2001     Kings Road Gallery, London, United Kingdom

2002     Espace Nesle, Paris, France

2003     Kings Road Gallery, London, United Kingdom

             Maison de la Chine, Paris, France

             Galerie Cathay, Paris, France

2004     Galerie Jonas, Paris, France

             Katie de Tilly Gallery, Hong Kong

2005     Shanghai Art Museum, China

2006     Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery, Hong Kong

2007     Courbet Museum, Ornans, France

             Maison de la Chine, Paris, France

2008     Galerie Daniel Besseiche, Geneva, Switzerland

2009     Galerie Lipao, Paris, France

2011     "Society", Hong Kong

2012     "Our 1930s", Hong Kong