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MacArthur Award-winning artist to speak

April 22, 2003

In July of 1999, Xu Bing was awarded the MacArthur Award for Genius by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in recognition of his originality, creativity, self-direction and capacity to contribute importantly to society, particularly in printmaking and calligraphy.

Xu Bing will speak to the campus at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 23 in the Trahern auditorium.
April 22, 2003

In July of 1999, Xu Bing was awarded the MacArthur Award for Genius by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in recognition of his originality, creativity, self-direction and capacity to contribute importantly to society, particularly in printmaking and calligraphy.

Xu Bing will speak to the campus at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 23 in the Trahern auditorium.

Xu Bing was born in Chongqing, China in 1955 and grew up in Beijing. In 1975, he was relocated to the countryside for two years during the Cultural Revolution. In 1977, he enrolled in the Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing, where he studied printmaking. He received an MFA from the Central Academy in 1987. In 1990, he moved to the United States and lives there today, making his home in Brooklyn, NY.

His work has been shown in the 45th Venice Biennial, Italy; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museum Ludwig, Koln; The Reina Sofia Museum (Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia), Madrid; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki; Sydney Biennial, Australia; Kwangju Biennial, Korea; Johannesburg Biennial, South Africa; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; San Francisco Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA); National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; ICC - International Communications Center, Tokyo; P.S. 1, New York. He has had solo exhibitions at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; Joan Miro Foundation (Fundacio Pilari Joan Miro a Mallorca), Spain; ICA (Institute of Contemporary Art), London; National Gallery of Prague; the National Gallery of Beijing; the North Carolina Museum of Art; the Cherng Piin Gallery, Taiwan and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.