Lin Jing-Jing 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 installation, video, sound, LED Light, performance, digital media, performance, painting, mixed media, and photography.


She is 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.



Lin was profiled by TATE research Center: Asia, as part of their ongoing study of “ Women Artist in Contemporary China”.


Lin ’s works have been exhibited in major public museums including the National Art Museum of Chile in Santiago(Chile), the Ivam in Valencia(Spain), the Kunstraum in Vienna(Austria), 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 Long Museum in Shanghai(China), the Nanjing Museum Nanjing(China), Guangzhou Art museum in Guangzhou(China), the Du Land Modern Art Museum in Shanghai (China) and Song Zhuang Art Museum in Beijing (China), Ljubljana Castle in Slovenia,  etc.


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


Lin'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. Her 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:


Ivam Museum (Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno), Valencia,Spain

Museum Macan (The Museum of Morden and Contemporary Art in Nusantara), Jakarta, Indonesia

Chile National Museum of Fine Art ,Santiago,Chile

The Mountain Group Museum , Taiwan

National Art Museum of China,Beijing, China 

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


2023  ●" Elsewhere" Leila Heller Gallery, Dubai

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 

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  ●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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2009 ● Gemeinsam in Bewegung-Deutschland und China contemporary art, Wuhan museum, China

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

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

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

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

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




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