Lin Tianmiao



Born 1961 in Shanxi, China.

Live in Pékin.





1.62M: Lin Tianmiao Solo Exhibition, How Art Museum, Wenzhou, China


Lin Tianmiao: Est-ce permis ? (Est-ce possible ?), Galerie Lelong, Paris, France


Badges, Galerie Lelong, New York, USA

Bound Unbound: Lin Tianmiao, Asia Society Museum, New York, USA


The Same, Beijing Center for the Arts, Beijing, China


The Constructed Dimension-2010 Chinese Contemporary Art Invitational Exhibition, National Art Museum of China,Beijing, China


Gazing Back: The Art of Lin Tianmiao , Shanghai Pujiang OCT ten year public art project 2009, Shanghai, China


Mother’s!!!, Long March Space, Beijing, China

Focus-Works on paper -Lin Tianmiao Solo Show, Long March Space, Beijing, China

Lin Tianmiao Solo Show, JGM Gallery, Paris, France


Focus – Works on Paper, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore

Seeing Shadow, Art and Public Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland

Lin Tianmiao's Solo Show, Loft Gallery, Paris, France


Non Zero - Tokyo Art Project, Beijing, China


Focus - The Courtyard Gallery, Beijing, China


Bound-Unbound, Gallery of the Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing, China


Open Studio - Baofang Hutong 12#, Beijing, China





Setouchi Triennale 2016, Ogijima, Seto Inland Sea Region, Japan

East Bridge 2015: Plastic Garden - Chinese and Korean Contemporary Art, Total Museum, Seoul, Korea

Linguistic Pavilion, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China


East Bridge 2015: Plastic Garden - Chinese and Korean Contemporary Art, 798 Art Factory, Beijing, China

How Art Museum at ART021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair, Shanghai, China

Now Then, China’s Avant-garde Twenty Years Later, Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam, Netherlands

FANTasia, SeMA, Seoul, Korea

The Civil Power, Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing, China

Chinese Sculpture Long March (1990-2015), pole Museal, Mons, Belgium

China 8 Exhibition, Bonn, Germany

Go East: The Gene and Brian Sherman Contemporary Asian Collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

In Search of Meaning, the Human Figure in a Changing World, Museum De Fundatie Zwolle, Netherlands


M Home: Living in Space, RedStar Macalline Art Project, UCCA, Beijing, China

Ichihara Art Mix 2014, Ichihara Lakeside Museum, Ichihara, Japan

Threads, Museum Arnhem, Arnhem, Netherlands


Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art 2013, Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou, China

Material World, Denver Art Museum, Denver, USA

Esprit Dior, Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai, Shanghai, China

Animate/Inanimate, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Victoria, Australia

2013 California-Pacific Triennial, Orange County Museum of Art, California, USA


The Couple Show, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, China

Louise Bourgeois and A Tribute to Louise Bourgeois: Lin Tianmiao, James Cohan Gallery, Shanghai, China

On Stage: The Art of Beijing Opera, Basel Museum of Cultures, Switzerland


Self – Image: Woman art in China (1920 - 2010), CAFA Art Museum of China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China

Light from Light, MAAP, State Library of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Light from Light, Shanghai Library, Shanghai, China

The Constructed Dimension-2010 Chinese Contemporary Art Invitational Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

Audi Art and Design Award Opening, ‘Popcorn’, Beijing, China

The State of Things-Beijing/Brussels, National Art Museum of China


JUNGLE- A Close-up Focus on Chinese Contemporary Art Trends, ‘N Choices’, Platform China, Beijing, China

Over Six Hundred Choices, Arrow Factory, Beijing, China

Art In Use: Sculptural Objects, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong, China

Metropolis Now! A Selection of Chinese Contemporary Art Meridian International Center, Washington DC, USA

The State of Things-Brussels/Beijing, Centre for Fine Art, Brussels, Belgium


Four Season Group Exhibition, Zhejiang Academy of Art, Hong Zhou, China

Half Life of a Dream: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Logan Collection Group, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA

Where are We?, Tian An Time Art Center, Beijing, China.

Beijing – Athens: Contemporary Art from China, Grace National Contemporary Art Center, Grace

Our Future - The Guy and Myriam Ullens Foundation Collection, UCCA, Beijing, China


Multiplex: Directions in Art,1970 to Now, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

Global Feminism, Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA


Asian Contemporary Art In Print in Celebration of Asia Society’s 50th Anniversary, Asia Society Museum, New York, USA

Asian Contemporary Art In Print, The Gallery of Singapore Tyler Print Institute (STPI), Singapore

Martell Artist Of The Year 2006, National Gallery of China, Beijing, China


Rapt: Austral-Asia Zero Five, Sherman Galleries, Sydney, Australia

About Beauty, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany

Shanghai Cool – Creative Reproduction, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China

The New Works of Wang Gongxin and Lin Tianmiao, Courtyard Gallery Annex, Beijing, China

Mahiong, Museum of Fine Arts Bern, Switzerland

Xianfeng! Chinese avant-garde sculpture, Museum Beelden aan Zee, The Hague, Netherland

Fairy Tales Forever, ARoS Aarhus Art museum, Denmark


Between Past and Future, ICP and Museum of Asia Society, New York, USA

Between Past and Future, MoMa, Chicago, USA

Between Past and Future, MoMa, Seattle, USA

Concrete Horizons, Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Officina Asia, Gallery d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy

Gwang Ju Biennale 2004, Gwang Ju , Korea

Regeneration: Contemporary Chinese Art from China and the US, Samek Art Galler, Bucknell University, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, USA


Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial, Niigata, Japan

Arles Photograph art Festival, Arles, France

New Zone Chinese Art, Zacheta National Art Gallery, Warsaw, Poland


2nd Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale 2002, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan

Gwang Ju Biennale 2002, Gwang Ju , Korea

Ireland Biennale 2002, Ireland

Guang Zhou Triennale 2002, Guang Zhou Art Museum, China

Shanghai Biennale 2002, Shanghai Art Museum, China


Threads of Vision: Toward A New Feminine Poetics, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Ohio, USA

Floating Chimeras, Edsvik Konst Och Kultur, Sweden

Translated acts, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany

Translated acts, Queens Museum of art, New York, USA

Translated Acts, Modern Art Museum of Mexico, Mexico

Wang Gongxin and Lin Tianmiao’ s New Works, The Loft New Media Art Space, Beijing, China

The Digital Art Festival 2001, The Loft New Media Art Space, Beijing, China

Shout on the Face, Earl Lu Gallery, Lasalle – sia College of the Art, Singapore

The New-Media Art Festival: Non-Linear Narrative, The Gallery of National Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China


At The New Century 1979-1999, China Contemporary Art, Chengdu Museum of Contemporary Art, China

Inside/Out New Chinese Art, National Gallery of Australia, Sydney, Australia

Inside/Out New Chinese Art, The Hong Kong Museum of Contemporary Art, Hong Kong

Home? Contemporary Art Project, Shanghai

Bed/Chair Xuxian Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan


Beijing in London, ICA Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK

The Second Yearlong Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition, He Xiang Ning Art Museum Shen Zhen, China

Inside/Out New Chinese Art, SFMOMA, San Francisco, USA

Inside/Out New Chinese Art, The Mexico Museum of Contemporary Art, Mexico City, Mexico

Magnetie Writing/Marxhing Ideas, Works on Paper, It Park Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

Cologne-Beijing/Beijing-Cologne: Exchange Exhibition, Gothaer Kunstforum, Cologne, Germany

Food for Thought: An Insight in Chinese Contemporary Art, Mu Art Foundation, Netherlands


Mark of Existence: Art Workshop in Process, The Experimental Studio of the Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

Woman – Century, National Gallery of China, Beijing, China

Life: Contemporary Chinese Art, Wan Fung Art Gallery, Beijing, China

Neo Lagoon: Contemporary Art of North East Asia, The Niigata Prefectural museum, Japan

Inside/Out: New Chinese Art, Asia Society, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York


Crack in the Continent - Chinese Contemporary Art, The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan

The Fifth International Istanbul Biennales, Istanbul, Turkey

Between Ego and Society, Artermesia Gallery, Chicago, USA

Another Long March, Chasse Kazerme, Breda, The Netherlands

Against the Tide , Bronx Museum of the Art, New York, USA

Demonstration of Video Art, The Gallery of the Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing, China


File NO.1 – Conceptual Documents for impossible Art, SoHo Biennial, New York, USA

Woman’s Approach to Contemporary Art, Beijing Art Museum, Beijing, China

Chinese Women’s Artists Invitation Show, National Gallery of China, Beijing, China

Group Show, Ground Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

Group Show, City Gallery, Coutland, New York, USA

Beijing Youth Painting Exhibition, National Gallery of China, Beijing, China

Youth Artist Association Show, National Gallery of China, Beijing, China

Beijing Youth Painting Exhibition, Liulichang, Beijing, China