Formed in 2007, Xijing Men comprises three artists (Ozawa Tsuyoshi, Gimhongsok and Chen Shaoxiong) based in, respectively, Japan, China and South Korea. The group works collaboratively on art projects about Xijing, a fictional city-state located somewhere in Asia. Its recent major solo exhibitions include “Xijing Is Not Xijing, Therefore Xijing Is Xijing” (21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, 2016), and “World of Xijing” (National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, 2015). Recent group exhibitions include the Gwangju Biennale 2012, Media City Seoul 2010, and the Lyon Biennale 2009.
Ozawa Tsuyoshi / Ozawa Tsuyoshi was born in Tokyo in 1965 and currently resides in Saitama. His major solo exhibitions include “The Return of Painter F” (Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, 2015), “The Invisible Runner Strides On” (Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, 2009), and “Answer with Yes and No!” (Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, 2004). His group exhibitions include the Saitama Triennale 2016, “Playmaking” (Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Kagawa Prefecture, 2014), and Beppu Contemporary Art Festival 2012 (Oita Prefecture).
Chen Shaoxiong / Chen Shaoxiong was born in Shantou, China, in 1962 and passed away in 2016. His major solo exhibitions included “Chen Shaoxiong: Prepared” (Power Station of Art, Shanghai, 2016) and “Chen Shaoxiong: Ink. History. Media.” (Seattle Art Museum, 2014). His group exhibitions included “The Civil Power” (Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing, 2016), “Making Histories” (Kansas City Art Institute, 2015), and “Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China” (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2013).
Gimhongsok/ Gimhongsok was born in 1964 in Seoul, where he continues to reside. His major solo exhibitions include “Good Labor Bad Art” (Samsung Museum, Seoul, 2013) and “Ordinary Strangers” (Artsonje Center, Seoul, 2011). His group exhibitions include the Yokohama Triennale 2014, “Your Bright Future” (Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2009), “Brave New Worlds” (Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 2007), and the Venice Biennale in 2005 and 2003.