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Hsiao Chin

Hsiao Chin (蕭勤) 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.

Personal 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
– 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

Public exhibitions

– 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

Selected works
Interview of Hsiao Chin