Hsiao Chin (1935)

 
Hsiao Chin

Hsiao Chin was born in Shanghai in 1935. His father was a renowned musician. He immigrated to Taiwan in 1949. In 1952, he joined the studio of Lee Chun-Shan on Antung Street, in Taipei, where he followed the teachings of the master for a few years. In 1956, he actively participated in the foundation of the "Ton Fan" group. During the same year, he received a scholarship to study art in Spain. Despite his remoteness, he remained very active within the group. At the time, information on contemporary Western art was very sketchy in Taiwan, but Hsiao Chin regularly sent articles that were published in the newspaper of Taipei (the United Daily News). He also corresponded regularly with his fellow artists of the "Ton Fan" group. In 1959, he moved to Milan where he founded the "Punto group" and became friends with Lucio Fontana. He left to the US where he lived from 1967 to 1972 and taught painting in various prestigious art schools. There, he became acquainted with artists such as Mark Rothko and William de Kooning. In 1973, Hsiao Chin returned to Milan. A great retrospective of his work was held at the Kaohsiung museum in Taiwan in 2010.

Selected solo exhibitions

2015 National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
2011 Liege Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Belgium
2010 Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan
2009 Marconi Foundation, Milan Triennal, Italy
2007 Mazzotta Space, Milan, Italy
2006 National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
2005 Guangdong Museum of Art, China
Acquaviva Palace (Scuderie ducali) Atri, Italy
Zhongshan Museum of Art, Guangdong, China
2004 Shanghai Art Museum, China
2002 Mudima Foundation, Milan, Italy
1998 Institut Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt, Germany
Galerie Di Meo, Paris, France
1997 Dimensions Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
1996 Dimensions Endowment of Art, Taipei, Taiwan
1995 Taipei Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan
1993 Alisan Fine Arts Ltd., Hong Kong, China
1992
1994
Marconi Studio, Milan, Italy
1992 Taiwan Art Museum,Taichung, Taiwan
Sicard-Iperti Foundation, Vallauris, France
1990 International art Centre of Yun-Han, Taipei, Taiwan
1986 Nikolaj contemporary Art Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark
AM Niemeyer Gallery, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
1985 Institute for the promotion of Chinese Culture, Hong Kong, China
Waterland Museum, Pumerend, Holland
Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan
1979 Pinacotheque Municipal, Macerata, Italy
1978 National Museum of History, Taipei, Taiwan
1975 Civil Modern Art Museum, Modene, Italy
  Palace of Diamonds, Ferrara, Italy
1974 Galerie Beaubourg, Paris, France
1972 Brechbühl Gallery, Granges, Switzerland
1967 Brechbühl Gallery, Granges, Switzerland
Marconi Studio, Milan, Italy
1966 Signals Gallery, London, England
1965 Galerie Internationale d’Art Contemporain, Paris, France
1961 Hilt Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
  Galerie Di Meo, Paris, France
1959 Galleria del Cavallino, Venice, Italy
1957 Municipal museum of Mataro, Barcelona, Spain

Major group exhibitions

2000 Taiwanese Pavillon, 7th International Biennale of Architecture in Venice, Italy

Collections publiques (sélection)

Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), New York, United States
The Metropolitan Museum of Art & The New York Public Library, New York, United States
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, United States
The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, United States
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
National Museum of History, Taipei, Taiwan
Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
Dimension Endowment of Art, Taipei, Taiwan
National Taiwan Art Museum, Taichung, Taiwan
Shanghai Museum of Art, Shanghai, China
Guandong Museum of Art, Guanzhou, China
Zhonghsan Museum of Art, Guangdong, China
Museum of Art, Zhongshan, Guangdong, China
Museum of Art, Hong Kong, China
National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
Musée Cantonal des Beaux-arts, Lausanne, Switzerland
Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart, Germany
Kunstverein, Düsseldorf, Germany
Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, Germany
National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, England
National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, England
Modern Art Museum, Skopije, Macedonia
Randers Kunstmuseum, Randers, Denmark
Randers City Museum, Randers, Denmark
National Gallery of Modern Art, Roma, Italy
Museum of Modern Art and Contemporary Art, San Gimignano, Italy
Antonio Mazzotta Foundation, Milan, Italy
A. Calderara Foundation, Vaciago (Novara), Italy
Museum of Modern Art and Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona, Spain