Miao Jiaxin

Born in Shanghai. Currently lives in New York.

M.F.A. School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2011.

B.A. Shanghai Teachers University, 1999.

Solo Exhibition  
2017 "Massage Therapist", Miao Jiaxin Studio Night Shift/Google business
  "Massage Therapist", Ostavinska Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia
2016 "Next Performance 2016", MOCA Shanghai/Ray Art Center, Shanghai, China
  "Next Performance 2016", Performance HUB/G12 HUB, Belgrade, Serbia
  "Jail's Seeking Prisoners", La MaMa theatre, New York, USA
  "Albert Bushwick", Facebook Page
2015 "Blind Meeting in Bushwick", Internet/Miao Jiaxin Studio
  "We Share Possible", Internet/Miao Jiaxin Studio
2014 "Cage", Internet/Miao Jiaxin Studio
2013 "No Return", Outlet Fine Art, New York, USA
2012 "Chinaman's suitcase", Box 13, Houston, USA
  "Mom's suitcase", Caochangdi PhotoSpring – Arles in Beijing, Where Where Art Space, Beijing, China
2011 "Unarmed Guerrilla" Performance&Lecture, Shanghai Rockbund Art Museum
Shanghai, China


"Goodnight, New York", Osage Gallery
Shanghai, China

2003 On the Way to Jonah’s", Origin Gallery
Shanghai, China
Selected Group Exhibitions  
2017 "Appear Here", Associated Gallery, New York, USA
  "Re-IGNITE", Defibrillator, Chicago, USA
  "Just Situations", Grace Exhibition Space, New York, USA
  "Neo-Donesticity performance Art Festival", Glasshouse, New York, USA
  "Experimental Action 2017", The Secret Group, Houston, USA
  "Rebel Cities", Yam Museum, Beijing, China 
2016 "Your Shopping Cart is Not Empty", Sorry Archive, New York, USA
  "Performance Forum", Panoply Performance Laboratory, New York, USA
2015 "What Barbara Would Do", Defibrillator, Chicago, USA
  "Bindle Nation", Sorry Archive, New York, USA
  “Rapid Pulse International Performance Festival”, Defibrillator, Chicago, USA
2014 "Reminiscence of The Land",798 Photo Gallery, Beijing, China
  "May Performance@Grace Exhibition Space", New York, USA
  "EDOC-Encuentros del Otro Cine", Quito, Ecuador
  "The New Romantics", EyeBeam, New York, USA
  "Time Body Space Objects", Defibrillator, Chicago, USA
  "The Armory Show - ArtReview Asia", New York, USA
  "Lone Star Explosion - International Performance Art Biennale", Houston, USA
  "New York's Chinatown on Screen", Anthology Film Archives, New York, USA
2013 "Through the Parlor", No Longer Empty Lab, NYC, USA
  "YANS & RETO 2013"- Action Festival, Anthology Film Archives, NYC, USA
  "Performing China", The Wooster Group/The Performing Garage, NYC, USA
  "Climate Change"- BIPAF 2013, Grace Exhibition Space, NYC, USA
  "LUMEN 2013" - International Video and Performance Art Festival,NYC, USA
  "Bare Life", Space Station, Beijing, China
  "Spring Benefit", Momenta Art, NYC, USA
  "Fountain Art Fair", Armory NYC, USA
  "Internal Visualizer", Grace Exhibition Space, NYC, USA
  "Performance Heart", Muchmore's, NYC, USA
2012 "LUMEN 2012" - International Video and Performance Art Festival,NYC, USA
  "iCan", Panoply & IV Soldiers Gallery, NYC, USA
  "The Great Refusal", Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, USA
  "Performance Anxiety", Culture Fix, NYC, USA
2011 "2011 ASYAAF", Hongik Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
  "File Type", Gallery 400, Chicago, USA
  "East Meets West", Jumbotron Herald Square, New York City, USA
  "Reality Show", Noble&Superior, Chicago, USA
  “The (International) Home Theater Festival”, USA
  “Touch”, Defibrillator Performance, Chicago, USA

“Sexier”, Zhou Brother Art center, Chicago, USA


Déjà vu”, Carrousel space, Chicago, USA

2010 “Illinois Emerging Artists Exhibition", MCAC, Bloomington, USA
  "PowPowPow: Action performance festival", San Francisco, USA
  "The Joke is Irresistible", Sullivan Gallery, Chicago, USA
  "Chinese Contemporary Photographers", The Great Wall, Beijing, China
2009 "Today's dreamer", Wanted Paris, Paris, France

"Trace: Urban Photography in Shanghai", 1933 Shanghai
Shanghai, China


"Trace: Urban Photography in Shanghai", Ray Art Center
Shanghai, China


"Urban Episodes", Osage Soho Gallery
Hong Kong, China

  "Discomforting Anxieties" CAAC Gallery 456
New York, USA

"Shanghai Superimposed" Time zone 8 Editions, 798 Factory
Beijing, China

2006 Moscow Photo Biennial
Moscow, Russia
  "Restless Photography and New Media" Museum of Contemporary Art
Shanghai, China
2005 Lianzhou International Photo Festival
Lianzhou City, Guangdong, China
  "Harvest": Chinese Contemporary Photography Art Scene Gallery
Shanghai, China
  "Salute to Daido Moriyama": 5 New Generation Photographers EP Site Gallery
Shanghai, China
  "Selfhood. Absent Minded": New Generation Photographers in China
Guangzhou, China
2004 "Humanism" Museum of Art
Shanghai, China
  "Humanism" Museum of Art
Guangdong, China
2003 Ping Yao International Photography Festival
Shanghai, China
2001 "Ma Xiao Bing's Nap" 2001 Chinese Independent Film Festival

"Three People", Formless Gallery, Shanghai, China

  NYU Tisch School of the Art
  School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  Performance Hub/G12 Hub, Belgrade

Museum of Art, Guangdong, China

Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China

  Franklin Furnace Grant 2012-2013, NYC, USA
  Merit Award - “Illinois Emerging Artists Exhibition", MCAC, Bloomington, USA
  Fred J. Forster Fellowship(MFA Fellowship,SAIC), Chicago, USA