中文

1964               

Born in Guangzhou, P.R China

1983-1987      

Studying at the Sculpture Department, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts

1990               

Co-founder of "Big-Tail-Elephant Group"

Present          

Lives and works in New York and Beijing

 

 

Selected solo exhibitions

 

2014

Archive 30: Lin Yilin, Video Bureau, Beijing, China

2013

Holiday,  Edicola Notte, Roma, Italy

Mountain Resort, Zoo Zone, Roma, Italy

2012

Golden Journey, Walter and Mcbean Galleries, San Francisco art Institute, U.S.A

2010    

Whose Land? Whose Art?, The Land Foundation, Chiangmai and Tang Contemporary Art, Bangkok, Thailand

2009   

Big Family: Brothers, Not Comrades, Arrow Factory, Beijing, China

2008    

Target, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

A Spatio-temporal Tunnel, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, China

2006   

Zero Interface: Brave New World, Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou, China

2004   

Move On: Lin Yilin, ISE Cultural Foundation, New York, U.S.A

 

 

Selected group exhibitions

 

2017

Please Come Back. The World as A Prison?, MAXXI, Rome, Italy

 

2016

Getting Across, The Goethe-Institut, New Delhi, India

BigTail Elephant: One Hour, No Room, Five Shows, Time Museum, Guangzhou, China

Digging a Hole in China, OCAT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen, China

 

2015

Bobile M+: Live Art, West Kowloon Culture District, Hong Kong

Twelfth Havana Biennale, Havana, Cuba

Pavilion of Cuba - 56th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

The Lulennial: A Slight Gestuary, Lulu, Mexico

A Prologue to the Past and Present State of Things, Delfina Foundation, London, England

 

2014

12th Swiss Sculpture Exhibition, Biel/Binne, Switzerland

Cosmos, 21st Century Minsheng art Museum, Shanghai, China

 

2013

If walls could speak, Frankendael Foundation, Ameterdam, Holland

Zizhiqu-Autonomous Regions, Times Museum, Guangzhou, China 

 

2012

7th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen, China

MIE: A Portraits by 35 Artist, FREIGHT+VOLUME, New York, U.S.A

 

2011 

Spacecraft Icarus 13, BAK, Utrecht, Holland 

Moving Image in China: 1988-2011, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China

A Line Made By Walking, Haifa Museum of Art, Israel

 

2010   

First Ural Industrial Biennale, Yekaterinburg, Russia

Glass Factory, Iberia Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

Great Performance, Pace Gallery, Beijing, China

Rites without myths, Impronte contemporary art, Milan, Italy

 

2009  

10th Biennale de Lyon, Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon, France

The State of Things, Palais des Beaux-Arts / Bozar, Brussels, Belgium

 

2008   

Guangzhou Station, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China

The Borders of Utopia, Beijing Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

 

2007    

Documenta 12, Kassel, Germany

Who do you think you are?, BaseB, Milan, Italy

 

2006    

Accumulation, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

Guangzhou-Cantonese Artist in the Sigg Collection, Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland

 

2005   

The Second  Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China

Mahjong-Contemporary Chinese Art from in the Sigg Collection, Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland 

 

2004   

The Monk and the Demon, Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon, France

Effort, Koldo Mitxelena Cultural Centre, Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain

 

2003    

50th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

 

2002    

Pause, Gwangju Biennale 2002, Gwangju Biennale Hall, Korea

The First Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China

 

2001   

Transplantation in Situ, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China 

 

2000   

Basic Needs, the World Exposition EXPO 2000, Hanover, Germany

 

1998   

Site of Desire, 1998 Taipei Biennale, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan

Big Tail Elephant, Kunsthalle, Bern, Switzerland

Inside out, New Chinese Art, Asia Society, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, U.S.A

 

1997   

Trade Routes: History and Geography, 2nd Johannesburg Biennale, South Africa   

Cities on the Move, Vereinigung bildender Kunstler Wiener Secession, Austria

 

1996    

Possibility-Big Tail Elephant, Zhongguang Building, Guangzhou, China

 

1994    

No Room-Big Tail Elephant, Guangzhou, China

 

1993   

China Avant-Garde, Haus der Kulture der Welt, Berlin, Germany

Third Exhibition of Big Tail Elephant Group, Red Ants Bar, Guangzhou, China 

 

1992    

A Joint Exhibition of Big Tail Elephant Group, Guangdong Broadcast/Television University, Guangzhou, China

 

1991   

Exhibition of Big Tail Elephant Group, Guangzhou No.1 Worker's Palace, Guangzhou, China