Jingjing Lin is a conceptual artist whose work deals primarily with social-political themes. Lin explores the depths of social and personal identity in the context of modern society, often examining themes such as confusion and quest, existence and absence, constraint and resistance through a lens of paradox. Of particular focus is how individuals define themselves amongst the effects of the outside world,vis-à-vis culture, politics, history and the economy. Her artwork spans painting, drawing, performance, installation, mixed media, sound, light, photography, and video. She is also well known for layering thread over painting, installation, and other mixed media to create dazzling worlds. The surreal effect created via this method immerses the viewers into another consciousness.

 

Jingjing was profiled by TATE research Center: Asia, as part of their ongoing study of “ Women Artist in Contemporary China”,  and recently participated in a panel discussion alongside Laurie Simmons, Nicole Eisenman on “How Contemporary Women Artists are Re-Shaping Today’s Art World” at the Bruce Museum, moderated by the former board chair of the Guggenheim Museum and a founder of the Bruce Museum Council  Jennifer Blei Stockman.

 

Jingjing ’s works have been exhibited in major public museums including Neues Kunstforum in Cologne(Germany), the National Art Museum of Chile in Santiago, the Long Museum in Shanghai, the Ivam in Valencia(Spain), the Kunstraum in Vienna, Galeria Herold in Bremen, Saint Mary’s University Art Museum in Halifax(Canada), the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery in Philadelphia, Ljubljana Castle in Slovenia, the Tikanoja Art Museum in Vaasa (Finland), the Nanjing Museum, Guangzhou Art ,museum, the Du Land Modern Art Museum (Shanghai) and Song Zhuang Art Museum(Beijing) in China.

 

Jingjing's work has been reviewed in major publications such as Asia Art Pacific, Artforum, Artnet News, AsiaArt, Southern Weekly, Kolaj magazine, Randian, China Daily, Luxuo, Hong Kong Economic Journal, South China Morning Post, etc. with her work showing in Art Basel Hong Kong, Art021 in Shanghai, Asia Now in Paris, Sydney Contemporary, Taipei Dang Dai, GIGE Beijing, Art Shenzhen, Art Beijing, Art Silicon Valley San Francisco, Art Stage Singapore, etc. Her work has been sold by both Sotheby’s and Christie’s. 

 

Jingjing's large-scale (25000 sqf. museum space) solo show: I Want to Be With You Forever, was curated by Li Xianting, the renowned independent art critic and curator of contemporary Chinese art, known as the “Godfather of Chinese contemporary avant-garde” for Song Zhuang Art Museum in Beijing (2009).

 

Richard Vine, managing editor from Art in America wrote about her work: 

 

“In paintings, altered objects and installations, she addresses some of the most wrenching themes imaginable—death, loss, loneliness, betrayal— with remarkable sophistication and restraint, even at times a touch of humor. JingJing’s contribution to contemporary Chinese art is thus two-fold. She couples a focus on individual experience (in what has for centuries been a collectivist culture) with art-making of unassuming skill. The amalgam generates a distinct form of beauty—existentialism melded with subdued artistry and permeated with simple human care. In short, Lin’s vision is compassionate, transcultural, and mature”

 

 

 

Important Collection:

 

National Art Museum of China,Beijing,China

Ivam Museum,Valencia,Spain

Chile National Museum of Fine Art ,Santiago,Chile

The Mountain Group Museum , Taiwan 

Liu Hai Su Art Museum,Shanghai,China

He Xiang Ning Art Museum,Shenzhen,China

Tai Da Museum,Tian jing, China

Museum of the nation,Lima, Peru

White Box Art Museum,Beijing,China

Long Museum, Shanghai,China

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2020  ●"You Can Trust Me" San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, USA

 

2019  ●"Lov-Lov Shop" De Sarthe Gallery, Hong Kong 

 

2018  ●"...I..." Performance,Residency Unlimited,New York 

 

2017  ●"Take Off" De Sarthe Gallery, Hong Kong 

 

2015● “Tomorrow Was Wonderful" De Sarthe Gallery, Beijing,China

 

2014 ● "Promise Again for the First Time" De Sarthe Gallery, Hong Kong

 

2012 ●“ Possible of Impossible" Neues Kunstforum , Cologue , Germany

 

2012 ●“ My Promise for Your Happiness "Alexander Ochs Gallery , Beijing, China

 

2011 ●“The Method Of Paradox" Chile National Art museum plaza Vespucio,Santiago,Chile

 

2011 ●”Rose Rose " Chile National Art museum plaza Trebol ,Concepcion,Chile 

 

2011 ●“Public Privacy " White Box Art museum , Beijing, China

 

2009 ●“I want to be with you forever "Song zhuang Art Museum,Beijing,China, Curated by Li Xianting 

 

2008 ● "Flying alone " Magee Art Gallery, Madrid, Spain

 

2001 ● "Lin Jingjing Painting Exhibition" Art Scene Chiba Gallery, Hong Kong

 

1999 ● "Mountain and River Segmentation" Dong Hai Tang Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China

 

1998 ● "Lin Jingjing, The International Yiyuan Art museum, Beijing, China

 

1997 ● "Dreamlike Flower: Lin Jingjing's painting Exhibition, Liu Haisu Art Museum, Shanghai, China

 

1996 ● "Lin Jingjing Oil Painting Exhibition, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China

 

 

Group Exhibitions

 

2019  ● Light Year 55, Video Art exhibition projected onto the Manhattan Bridge, New York, USA

 

2019  ●Look Both Ways, SVA Chelsea Gallery, New York, USA

 

2019  ●Non-Location Specific, SVA Flatiron Gallery, New York, USA

 

2019  ●Escape From, Escape To, SVA Chelsea Gallery, New York, USA

 

2018  ●The Encuentros Abiertos-Festival de la Luz, Centro Cultural Conti,CABA, Argentina

 

2016  ●"SHE",International Women Artists Exhibition,Long Museum, Shanghai,China

 

2016  ●"Half the sky",Red Gate Gallery,Beijing,China

 

2016  ●The Working of Non-Figurative System,Beijing,China 

 

2016  ●Standing by Themselves:China Now,De Sarthe Gallery, Hong Kong

 

2015  ●" 3rd Biennale Italy-China , Italy

 

2015  ●Stay Tuned,De Sarthe Gallery, Hong Kong 

 

2015  ●Where Are We,De Sarthe Gallery, Hong Kong 

 

2014  ●You,I,Among Us,De Sarthe Gallery, Hong Kong 

 

2014  ● "CCTV",Galerie Herold,Bremen, Germany

 

2014  ● "Current Reality , Hidden Barriers" De Sarthe Gallery, Hong Kong 

 

2013  ●" Chinese Contemporary Art" Saint Mart 's university Art Museum,Nova Scotia,Canada

 

2013  ●" Group Show" de Sarthe Gallery,Hong Kong

 

2012  ●" First Biennale Italy-China , Villa Reale Di Monza, Italy

 

2012  ●" Short Cut "Alexander Ochs Gallery ,Berlin , Germany

 

2012  ●Phoenix Symphony: Female Contemporary Arts, Tree Art Museum, Song Zhuang, Beijing, China

 

2011   ●" Half the sky: women in the new of China " Leonard Pearlstein Gallery , Philadelphia, USA

 

2011   ● "Wearable" Front Line Contemporary, Shanghai, China

 

2011   ● "Memory & Identity', MK2 Art Center, Beijing , China

 

2010   ● "Mind In Turmoil ,Hand Better Busy', Shang Dong Art Center, Nanjing, China

 

2010   ● "Mind In Turmoil ,Hand Better Busy',Long De Xuan Art center ,Beijing ,China

 

2010   ● "The Possibility of Uncertainty "Song zhuang Art Museum,Beijing, China

 

2010   ● Cao Chang Di Festival,Beijing, China

 

2010 ,● “Cruzando El Horizonte " Chinese contemporary Art , Chile National Art museum ,Santiago,Chile

 

2009 ● Gemeinsam in Bewegung-Deutschland und Chinacontemporary art ,Wu han museum ,China

 

2008 ● 55 Days in Valencia , Chinese art meeting , Ivam museum,Valencia , Spain

 

2008 ● Time-Lag: The New Force of Chinese Contemporary Art,Magee Art Gallery,Madrid,Spain

 

2007 ● "Journey to the west " Kunstraum, Vienna, Austria

 

2006 ● Potential Dialogue -The party of Sino-Austria young artists , RCM ART Museum ,China,

 

2005 ● "It's Me Too-- Chinese contemporary Artists' Self-portraits, Lian Zhou International Photography Festival, China

 

2005 ● Archaeology of The Future” The Second Triennial Of Chinese Art, Nanjing Museum,China

 

2004 ● EAST OF EAST, Ljubljana Castle, Ljubljana, Slovenja

 

2004 ● "One to one: visions—recent photographs from China" at Chambers Gallery, New York ,USA

 

2003 ● "The Different Same---contemporary Art exchange Exhibition,Du Land Modern Art Museum , Shanghai ,China

 

2003 ● "The First China Art Tri-annual Exhibition", Guangzhou Art Museum, China

 

2003 ● "The Third China Oil Painting Exhibition, National Art Museum, Beijing, China

 

2002 ● "Invitational Painting Exhibition of Female Artist, East Gallery, Beijing, China

 

2002 ● "International Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Fujian Province Museum, Fuzhou, China

 

2002 ● "Cultural Forum -- New Millennium Chinese Paintings " Tikanoja Art Museum, Vaasa, Finland

 

2001 ● "21st Century Chinese Oil Paintings Exhibition" The National Art museum of China, Beijing ,China

 

2000 ● "Chinese Oil Painting in the 20th Century, The National Art museum of China, Beijing ,China

 

1999 ● "New Vision"  The International Yiyuan Art museum, Beijing, China

 

1998 ● "Century-Female art Exhibition"  The National Art museum of China, Beijing, China

 

1998 ● "Asia-Pacific International Contemporary Art" Fujian Art Museum, Fuzhou, China

 

1998 ● "Platform" Taida Art Museum, Tianjin, China

 

1997 ● "Contemporary Chinese Oil Paintings Exhibition"  Liu Haisu Art Museum, Shanghai, China

 

1997 ● "Walking Towards the New Century- Chinese Young Painters Exhibition"  The International Yiyuan Art museum, Beijing, China

 

1996 ● "Reality: Today and Tomorrow, The International Yiyuan Art museum, Beijing, China

 

1995 ● "The Third Annual Chinese Painting Exhibition"  The National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China