Chinese artists by Michel Nau - Ah Xian 阿仙  
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

Ah Xian

 
 

阿仙

 
     
 

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Ah Xian 阿仙 pinyin A Xian

1960

Ah Xian, whose real name was Liu Jixian, was born in Beijing, in China.

   

1980

Self-taught painter, he became a professional artist and frequented the avant-garde

 

movement: the Stars.

   

1989

He was an artist-in-residence at the Tasmanian School of Art at the University of Tasmania.

   

1990

He fled China and moved to Sydney in Australia.

   

1997

He began his first casts in plaster.

   

1999

Eager to work with porcelain, thanks to a grant from the Council of Australia, he went

 

back to China, in Jingdezhen, well known for its fine porcelain. He studied technique

 

and design, under the guidance of ceramic Masters.

 

He made his first porcelain busts decorated with traditional Chinese designs.

   

2000

First Solo exhibition in Melbourne, RMIT Gallery.

   

2001

He won the National Gallery of Australia’s inaugural National Sculpture prize with  

 

Human human – lotus, cloisonné figure1

   

2004

He explored bronze with his series :  Métaphysica.
   

2007

He explored the properties of cast concrete and began creating a series of 36 busts :

 

Concrete Forest.

   

2009

He won the National Gallery of Victoria Contemporary Art Prize : Clemenger Contemporary

 

Art Award.

   
   

 

 

 

Collections  selection

 

Australia

Adelaide

Art Gallery of South Australia

Brisbane

Gallery of Modern Art

Canberra

National Gallery of Australia

Canberra

National Portrait Gallery

Melbourne

National Gallery of Victoria

Sydney

Powerhouse Museum

Canada

Ottawa

The National Gallery of Canada

Japan

Kagoshima

The Kirishima Open-air Art Museum

United States

New York

The Asia Society Museum

   

   
 

exhibitions  selection

   

1993

Mao Goes Pop: China Post 1989  Contemporary Art Museum  Sydney  Australia

1996

Above and Beyond: Austral/Asian Interactions  Contemporary Art Centre  Melbourne

1999

3rd Asia Pacific Triennial  Brisbane  Australia

2000

China: a series of works in porcelain by Ah Xian  Solo exhibition  RMIT Gallery  Melbourne

2001

China, China: recent works in porcelain by Ah Xian  Solo exhibition  Powerhouse Museum

 

Sydney  Australia

2002

08.10 16.02  China Reconfigured: The Art of Ah Xian  Solo exhibition  Asia Society Museum  

 

New York  United States

2003

Ah Xian  Solo exhibition  Queensland Art Gallery  Brisbane

2007

Ah Xian  Sculptures  Städtische Museen  Heilbronn  Germany

2008

Ah Xian Solo exhibition  Art Museum  La Haye  The Netherlands

2009

Ah Xian  Solo exhibition  Herbert-Gerisch-Stiftung  Neumünster  Germany

2013

Metaphysica Solo exhibition  Queensland Art Gallery Gallery of Modern Art  Brisbane

2013

4A A4, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art  Sydney  Australia

2014

Dark Heart, 2014 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art  Australia

2016

28.05 03.10  Naturephysica  Solo exhibition  Queensland Gallery of Modern Art  South

 

Brisbane  Australia

2016

In and Out of Context: Asia Society Celebrates the Collections at 60   Asia Society Museum

 

New York  United States

 
 

   
   
 

He lives and works in Australia and in China, where he opened a studio, in the Songzhuang

 

Artist Communiny Beijing .

   
   
  Daniele Sicard


 
 

 Ah Xian 阿仙  -  Red Fish

Ah Xian  -  Red Fish

 

 
 

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