Wonder: the Real, the Surreal and the Fantastic

September 23, 2023 – January 7, 2023
Art Gallery of Hamilton
Hamilton, ON Canada
Curated by Chief Curator, Tobi Bruce, with Curatorial Interns, Paige Crosby and Pierre Lassonde and Interpretative and Public Programming Coordinator, Denise Tenio
Participating Artists: Kim Adams, Stephen Altena, Robin Arseneault, Iain Baxter&, Shary Boyle, Alex Colville, DaveandJenn, Chun Hua Catherine Dong, Fausta Facciponte, Michelle Forsyth, Gilbert Garcin, Karine Giboulo, Richard Greck, John Hall, Peter Harris, Carmela Laganse, Jeeyoung Lee, Louis de Niverville, Emmanuel Nwogbo, Meret Oppenheim, Evan Penny, Christopher Pratt, Mary Pratt, Cesar Santander, Sarah Sproule, Stylo Starr, Tim Whiten, Chloe Wise, Xiaojing Yan

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April 1, 2023 – October 29, 2023
Art Gallery of Great Victoria
Vicotria, BC, Canada
Curator:  Jaimie Isaac, Chief Curator, and Mel Granley, Guest Curator

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March 14, 2023 – October 1, 2023
Art Windsor-Essex
Windsor, ON, Canada
Curator:  Jennifer Matotek
Participating artists:  Siku Allooloo, Alana Bartol, Christi Belcourt, Daphne Boyer, Hannah Claus, Nicole Clouston, Becky Comber, Ruth Cuthand, Lisa Hirmer, Charmaine Lurch, Laura Magnusson, Maria Simmons, Kara Springer, Laura St. Pierre, Jennifer Wanner, Amanda White, Jennifer Willet and Xiaojing Yan

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Tiger’s Embrace

February 1, 2022 – January 22, 2023
Chinese Zodiac Sign Commission by ROM
Curator conversation: April 12, 2:00-3:00pm EST
Hosted by ROM’s Chen Shen, Vice President Art and Culture and Senior Curator. China gallery
Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C6
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The Language of Mushrooms: the Interspecies Internet

August 27 – November 28, 2022
Contemporary Gallery Kunming
Kunming, China
Curator: Ye Ying
Participating artists: Stephen Axford & Catherine Marciniak, John Cage, Cao Shuyi, Cheng Xinhao, Wim van Egmond, Anne-Charlotte Finel, Guo Hongwei, Yulia Iosilzon, Li Ji, Li Jikai, Li Rui, Long Pan, Marion Neumann, Rahel Oberhummer, Qiu Xiaofei, Gerda Steiner & J?rg Lenzlinger,Monica Studer/Christoph van den Berg, Sui Jianguo, Tang Zhigang, Wang Yiyi, Yan Bing, Yan Xiaojing, Yang Jiankun,Trevor Yeung, Yang Zhuliang, Yu Jian, Zang Mu, Zeng Xiaofeng, Zeng Xiaolian, Zhang Xiaogang, Zhang Zipiao, Zheng Bo, Zhou Yilun, Zi Bai

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The Art of Living – Jude Abu Zaineh, Soheila Esfahani, Xiaojing Yan on Community Immigration and the Migration of Symbols

May 12, 2022 – October 21, 2022
Opening: May 12, 2022, 6:00-9:30pm
Conversation with Artists: May 14, 2022, 7:00-8:00pm booking
Canadian Cultural Centre -Paris
130, rue Faubourg Saint-Honoré
75008 Paris
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InStyle Women Increation Prize

December 15, 2021
Xiaojing Yan received the “InStyle Women Increation Prize” in visual arts.
“InStyle Women Increation Prize” is a prize to promote and support contemporary female creators to discover women with creativity, innovation and outstanding  contribution in visual arts, design, literature, music, performing arts, film, etc. And to inspire more women for believing their self-value through their creative achievements aim to highlight the spirit of “women of the times”.

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The 5th Documentary Exhibition of Fine Arts – Physis: Production of Nature, Human and Technology

Group Exhibition
Hubei Museum of Art
Fine Arts Literature Art Center
Wuhan, China
11.20, 2020 – 03.07, 2021
Chief Curator: Fu Xiaodong
Curators: Xia Zi, Huang Jinglan, Fu Jian, Liu Hongxiao, Lin Yan
Academic Committee (in alphabetical order): Fang Lijun, Hu Yongfen, Hu Ying, Lu Hong Pi Daojian, Sun Zhenhua, Wei Guangqing, Yang Xiaoyan, Yin Shuangxi, Zeng Fanzhi
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If a Turtle Could Talk

Three person show
October 28 – November 21, 2020
Curated by Yuluo Wei
Artist Talk: Ed Pien, An’xiong Qiu, and Xiaojing Yan
Tuesday, November 10, 7:30pm–8:30pm
Online on artmuseum.utoronto.ca
Justina M. Barnicke Gallery
Art Museum
University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada
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Resistance and Resilience

Group show
October 8, 2020
Featured artists:
Dallas Karonhia’nó:ron Canady Binette, Chun Hua Catherine Dong, Pilar Escobar, Soheila Esfahani, Lux Habrich, Joyce Joumaa, Asia Mason, Kosisochukwu Nnebe, Michaëlle Sergile, Ya-Nan Song, Winnie Wu, Xiaojing Yan
Dawson College
Montreal, Canada
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Red and White Melody
Collection of Canada Goose, Hong Kong

Where two rivers meet

Solo exhibition
November 15 – December 20, 2019
Opening reception: November 16, 2-5pm
Lonsdale Gallery
Toronto, Canada
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A Wanderer’s Mind

Solo exhibition
July 15 – September 15, 2019
Opening reception: July 27
Art Gallery of Northumberland
Cobourg, Ontario, Canada
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Solo exhibition
July 12 – August 4, 2019
Hermès Maison
Shanghai, China
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Into the Dreams

Hermes summer window
July 12 – September 11, 2019
Hermès Maison
Shanghai, China
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Biennale internationale du lin de Portneuf

June 15 – Sepetmeber 29, 2019
Biennale internationale du lin de Portneuf 105,
rue De Chavigny Deschambault-Grondines
Québec, Canada
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The Experiment

Dunlop Central Gallery, Central Gallery
May 17 – June 30, 2019
Opening reception and artist talk (ASL interpreted): May 17, 2019, 6 – 9pm
Curated by Jennifer Matotek & Wendy Peart
Participating artists: Radha Chaddah, Nicole Clouston, Heather Komus, and Xiaojing Yan
Regina Public Library
2311 12th Avenue
Regina, SK Canada
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Out from among the tranquil woods

won the 2018 OAAG Awards
Installation and Exhibition Design Award
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Glimmers of the Radiant Real

McIntosh Gallery
January 17 – March 16, 2019
Curated by: Ruth Jones and Sam Mogelonsky
participating artists: Kathie Bethune-Leaman, Broadbent Sisters, Daniel Griffin Hunt, Sanaz Mazinani, Sandy Plotnikoff, Mary Pratt, Cole Swanson, Catherine Telford-Keogh, Xiaojing Yan
Western University, London, Ontario, N6A 3K7
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Heaven and Earth

Solo Exhibition
January 7 –February 8, 2019
Opening Reception: Wednesday, January 16
Robert Langen Art Gallery
75 University Ave W,
Waterloo, ON N2L 3C5

Glimmers of the Radiant Real

Art Gallery of Peterborough
October 13, 2018 – January 6, 2019
Opening Reception at the AGP on October 13 from 2-4pm
Curated by: Ruth Jones and Sam Mogelonsky
participating artists: Kathie Bethune-Leaman, Broadbent Sisters, Daniel Griffin Hunt, Sanaz Mazinani, Sandy Plotnikoff, Mary Pratt, Cole Swanson, Catherine Telford-Keogh, Xiaojing Yan
250 Crescent Street, Peterborough, Ontario, K9J 2G1
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Incarnation II
JUNE. 09, 2018 – AUGUST. 15, 2018
Opening June 9, 2018
TCT x WMING Shanghai
Rm. 504, Zhongshi Building,
No.130 East Beijing Road
Shanghai, China
Artists: Lin Haizhong, Yan Xiaojing, Wang Bingfu, Wang Mengsha

In Suspended Silence

Solo Exhibition
September 14, 2018 – November 10, 2018
Opening: September 14
Richmond Art Gallery
7700 Minoru Gate
Richmond, BC V6Y 1R8
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Naturally Natural

Solo Exhibition
Opening Reception & Lecture: September 12, 2018, 11:00 AM
September 12 – December 31, 2018
GAWA together with Visas Consulting Group
Richmond, BC, Canada
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Glimmers of the Radiant Real
The Robert McLaughlin Gallery
May 12 – September 9, 2018
Opening at RMG Fridays on June 1 from 7-10pm

Curated by: Ruth Jones and Sam Mogelonsky
participating artists: Kathie Bethune-Leaman, Broadbent Sisters, Daniel Griffin Hunt, Sanaz Mazinani, Sandy Plotnikoff, Mary Pratt, Cole Swanson, Catherine Telford-Keogh, Xiaojing Yan
72 Queen Street, Civic Centre, Oshawa, Ontario, L1H 3Z3
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Star Mountain
Ed Video at Platforms Project in Athens, Greece
curated by Scott McGovern
May 17-May 20, 2018
Athens School of Fine Arts
256 Peiraios Street
Athens, Greece

Part of 2018 Myseum Intersections Festival
Opening reception: Thursday, March 1 from 7–10 PM
Sunday, March 4 from 2–5 PM
Curated by Belinda Kwan and Tak Pham
Participating artists: Heidi Cho, Meera Sethi, Manny Trinh, Michael Veneracion, Xiaojing Yan, and Shellie Zhang

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Exhibition date: March 1, 2018 – November 30, 2019
Herman Hezog Levy Gallery
Royal Ontario Museum
Toronto, Canada

Curator:Xiaodong Fu 付晓东
January 19-March 4, 2018
Opening: January 19, 2pm
Artist in conversation with Chen  Ruijin, Fu Xiaodong, Hu Bing, Meng Yao and Zheng Wen : January 19, 10am
Suzhou Museum, Suzhou, China
I gratefully acknowledge the support of the Chalmers Arts Fellowships program administered by the Ontario Arts Council.

The Work of Wind: Air, Land, Sea

A 10-day contemporary art festival. Opening perspectives on climate change, environmental crisis, and resilience.
September 14–September 23, 2018
Southdown Industrial Area, Mississauga, Ontario
Opening Night: Friday, September 14

Curated by Christine Shaw
Produced by the Blackwood Gallery
Rouzbeh Akhbari & Felix Kalmenson, Christina Battle, Dylan Miner. Lisa Myers, Eduardo Navarro, Julian Oliver,Ed Pien, Tomás Saraceno, Gediminas & Nomeda Urbonas, Paul Walde, Tania Willard, Jana Winderen, Xiaojing Yan

This is one of the 200 exceptional projects funded in part through the Canada Council for the Arts’ New Chapter program.

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Between Water and Mountains
Solo Exhibition
Dec 2017 -Jan 2018
Opening: December 8,  10 am
Zhangjiagang Museum
Zhangjiagang, China

I gratefully acknowledge the support of the Chalmers Arts Fellowships program administered by the Ontario Arts Council.
Solo Exhibition
Sep. 24, 2017 to 
Jan. 7, 2018
Artist Talk: Sunday, Sep. 24/ 1-2pm
Opening Reception: Sunday, Sep. 24 /7 – 10 PM
216 Main St. Unionville, ON L3R 2H1
I gratefully acknowledge the support of the Chalmers Arts Fellowships program administered by the Ontario Arts Council.
Aug 29, 2017 to Nov 24, 2017
Humber Galleries L Space
Humber College, Lake shore Campus, Toronto, Canada
August 29, 2017 to October 20, 2017
Humber College North Space
Humber College, North Campus, Toronto, Canada
Jus’ toyin’ around
curated by Douglas Lewis
July 7 – 23, 2017
Opening reception: July 7, 7 – 10pm
Flatlander Studio
782 Main St, 3rd Floor, Winnipeg, MB

Participating artists: Bill Burns, Richard Dyck, Kevin Friedrich, Trevor Guthrie, Nan Hao, Jean Klimack, Chak Man Lei, Bonnie Marin, Jeff Morabito, Petra Varl, Antorny Ragucci, XIaoqiao, Zhao Chao, Rodrigo Escobar-vanegas,Bruce Sapach, Xiaojing Yan, Frederik Foert

Solo Exhibition
Jul. 15 – 
Sep. 10, 2017
Opening: Saturday, Jul. 22, 2-4 pm
Durham Art Gallery
251 George St E, PO Box 1021

Durham Ontario Canada N0G 1R0

Solo Exhibition
January 7 to 
February 11, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 7 from 2 to 5 p
kontort project space
86 Miller St, Toronto, ON M6N 2Z9

Dream State
by No Vacancy
Waterfront Hotel, 2020 Lakeshore Road,
Burlington, ON L7R 4G8 CA

November 12  to December 11, 2016
Suzhou Industrial Park Area
Suzhou, China
Participating Artists:  IAIN BAXTER&, Ian Carr-Harris, Yvonne Lammerich,  Alexandre David, Xiaojing Yan, Mani Mazinani, Yam Lau, Scott Harber, Nadia Myre.
Solo Exhibition
May 21, 2015
 to July 4, 2015

Artist Talk: June 17, 7pm
The Latcham Gallery
6240 Main Street
Stouffville, Ontario Canada L4A 1E2

Solo Exhibition
March 27 -May 10,2015
RECEPTION: April 26, 1 – 3 PM
Artist Talk: April 26, 12-1 PM
Orleans Gallery
Ottawa School of Art
Shenkman Arts Centre | 245 Centrum Blvd.
Gallery Hours

2014.12.10 – 2015.1.20
Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts (AMNUA), Nanjing, ChinaCurator: Douglas Lewis, Guest Curator(Canada) & Wang Yamin, Host Curator (China)Featuring:Adad Hannah, Andy Denzler, Darshana Prasad, Freee art collective,  Uptopia Group-Deng Dafei+ He Hai, Double FLy Art Center,  Cheng Huasha,  Ed Pien, Gao Brothers, Isabelle Wenzel, Jin Feng, Judy Ross, Jonathan Mognahan, Kang Xueru Karin van Dam, Ken Lum, Liu Ding, Lin Jingjing, Mathew Carver, Ming Wong, Patty Chang and David Kelley, Sarah Anne Johnson, Shen Yi Elsie, Thea Jones and Matthew Walker, Thomas Baumann, Wimo Ambala Bayang,X1 DP./(X1 DP.) Yan Xiaojing, ZhangKechun, Zhang Zhaohui

World of Thread Festival-The Black and Red
Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre
Sat. Nov. 1 – Sun. Nov. 30, 2014 Opening Reception: Sat. Nov. 1, 2014, 2 – 4 pm
Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre,
2302 Bridge Road, Oakville, Ontario

Red & White Melody
Solo Exhibition
October 7 – November 28, 2014
Closing reception Thursday November 20, at 6:00 PM
+15 Window at TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary
2009 10 Ave S.W., Calgary, AB T3C 0K4


Shaping Time

June 10 – August 24, 2019
Opening reception: June 10th, 7pm
Participating artists: Natalie Hunter, Lois Schklar, Xiaojing Yan
Latcham Art Centre
Stouffville, Ontario, Canada
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Solo Exhibition
JANUARY 7 -31,2014
RECEPTION: JANUARY 16, 6 – 8 PMThe Red Head Gallery
401 Richmond Street West
Ground Floor, Suite 115
Toronto, Canada, M5V 3A8


Da bao (Takeout)
Surrey Art Gallery
January 25 to March 23, 2014
Surrey Art Gallery is located in the Surrey Arts Centre
13750 – 88 Avenue
Surrey, BC Canada V3W 3L1


Toronto International Art Fair
Cloud Cell – Featured Installation

October 24-27, 2013
North Building, Exhibit Hall A & B
255 Front Street West

Solo Exhibition
AUGUST 21 – SEPTEMBER 28, 2014
Lonsdale Gallery
Saturday, September 20, 10 am – 1 pm
Artist Talk 11 am


Da Bao (Take-Out)
Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art
Apil 6 -June 2, 2013
Unit 1- 460 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

The Artist Project – Toronto
Installation Zone
Feburary 21-24, 2013
Better Living Centre
195 Princes’ Boulevard, Exhibition Place

Material Connections
Lonsdale Gallery 
November 8 -December 16, 2012
410 Spadina Road
Toronto, ON M5P 2W2

Red and White Melody 
Solo exhibition
Blue Bird Gallery
September 3 – October 31,  2012
758 Queen Street West
Toronto ON M6J 1E9

Da Bao (Take-Out)
Art Gallery of Mississauga
November 15 -January 5, 2012
300 City Centre Drive.
Mississauga, ON L5B 3C1

Toronto International Art Fair
feature project Beyond Geography
October 26-29, 2012

North Building, Exhibit Hall A & B
255 Front Street WestCurated by Shengtian Zheng and Katherine DonFeaturing: Xiaojing Yan, FX Harsono, Rutherford Chang,  Kan Xuan,   Jompet Kuswidananto  Tromarama,   Li Ran,  Rirkrit Tiravanija,  Tomas Vu,   Poklong Anading,   Sarindar Dhaliwal,   Aaron Taylor Kuffner

Da Bao (Take-Out)
The Varley Art Gallery
May 24– September 3, 2012

Featuring: Xiaojing Yan, Sara Angelucci and Han Xu, John Armstrong and Paul Collins, Cathy Busby, Gang Chen, Brendan Fernandes, Nan Hao, Ming Hon, Eddy Knowles, Laiwan, Minjeong Oh, Ed Pien, Shen Yi Elsie, Laurens Tan,  Zhang Zhaohui

Bridging Cultures
Blue Mountain Foundation Art Centre
May 2– May 27, 2012
Artist Talk and Reception:  March 15, 7-9 pm

A Grasp of Shadows
solo exhibition
The Red Head Gallery
March 2– March 24, 2012
Reception:  Friday, March 2, 6-9 pm

solo exhibition
Todmorden Mills Heritage Museum and Art Centre
October 1, 2011
This is an exhibition associated with
Scotiabank Nuit Blanche – free all-night art event
Zone A Independent Project

New Growth
Solo exhibition
Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant
October 29– December 23, 2011
Reception: Sunday, Novermber 6, 2–4 pm

The View from Here: New Landscape
Artist: Melissa Doherty, Sarah Anne Johnson, Ann Marie Fleming, Alex McLeod, Xiaojing Yan
Macdonald Stewart Art Centre
October 1 to 30, 2011
Opening Reception:  October 1 at 7pm
Artist Talk: October 18 at noon

Instruments for Free Space: [TheUser] & Xiaojing Yan
Cambridge Galleries Queen’s Square
Reception: 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Friday, May 20
May 20 – July 2, 2011

Come Up To My Room
Gladstone Hotel
January 27– January 30, 2011

Cloud, Shells and Cocoons
Solo exhibition
IndexG Gallery
March 17-Apil 18, 2010