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 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, 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, Ljubljana Castle in Slovenia,  etc.


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, Art Basel, 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 recent project "Utopian Absurdity" is selected for inclusion in the June edition of Viewing Rooms 2021@Art Basel's inaugural curator-led edition of Viewing Rooms: OVR:Portals.

Her work has been sold by both Sotheby’s and Christie’s. 


Jingjing's large-scale (take up to 26000 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 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



2022  ●" Elsewhere" De Sarthe Gallery, Hong Kong 


2022  ●" Utopian Absurdity" Art Basel


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


2021  ● "Rose Rose" Performance, Chashama, Manhattan, New York, USA


2021  ● Please Form A Straight Line, Blue Star Contemporary, San Antonio, USA


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




BFA (Painting) Fine Art department of Fujian University, China

Advanced Studies at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, China

MFA (Art Practice) School of Visual art,New York, USA