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, 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 running from June16 to June 19, 2021@Art Basel's inaugural curator-led edition of Online 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”
National Art Museum of China,Beijing,China
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
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
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
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
MFA (Art Practice) School of Visual art,New York, USA