Haifeng
Ni

Haifeng Ni
Exhibition view - Art Basel, Hong Kong, 2016
Unique artwork

Haifeng Ni
Exhibition view - Art Basel, Hong Kong, 2016

Haifeng Ni
Exhibition view - Gemeent Museum, Helmond, Holland, 2013
" Voice of the proletarian "
Exemplaire isolé

Haifeng Ni
Exhibition view - Gemeent Museum, Helmond, Holland, 2013

Haifeng Ni
Exhibition view - Gemeent Museum, Helmond, Holland, 2013

Haifeng Ni
Exhibition view - Gemeent Museum, Helmond, Holland, 2013

Haifeng Ni
Exhibition view - Gemeent Museum, Helmond, Holland, 2013

Haifeng Ni
Exhibition view - Gemeent Museum, Helmond, Holland, 2013

Haifeng Ni
Unraveling, 2010
Video installation, HD, two synchronized channels, 15 min
Unique artwork
Exhibition view

Haifeng Ni
Unraveling, 2010
Video installation, HD, two synchronized channels, 15 min
Unique artwork
Film detail

Haifeng Ni
Unraveling, 2010
Video installation, HD, two synchronized channels, 15 min
Unique artwork
Film detail

Haifeng Ni
Reciprocal Fetishism, 2010
Assorted objects collected from an art collector
Unique artwork
Exhibition view

Haifeng Ni
Reciprocal Fetishism, 2010
Assorted objects collected from an art collector
Unique artwork
Exhibition view (Detail)

Haifeng Ni
Reciprocal Fetishism, 2010
Assorted objects collected from an art collector
Unique artwork
Exhibition view (Detail)

Haifeng Ni
Reciprocal Fetishism, 2010
Assorted objects collected from an art collector
Unique artwork
Exhibition view (Detail)

Haifeng Ni
Para-Production, 2008
Textile shreds, sewing machines, tapestry, work in progress
Unique artwork
Installation view at Joyart Beijing

Haifeng Ni
Para-Production, 2008
Textile shreds, sewing machines, tapestry, work in progress
Unique artwork
Installation view at Waterschai, Genk,Belgique - Manifesta 9, 2012

Haifeng Ni
Trojan Horse, 2008
Neon tubing
Unique artwork

Haifeng Ni
Unfinished Self-Portrait VI, 2007-unlimited
Handpainting on walls and floor
Unique artwork

Haifeng Ni
Commodities and Money, 2007
Photograph, C-print
Edition of 3 ex + 1 AP

Haifeng Ni
HS 6403.99, 2007
Nickel plaqué de bronze, écran LCD, video, 1 min
Exemplaire N° ed de 3 + 1EA

Haifeng Ni
Of the Departure and the Arrival, 2005
Porcelain objects, wooden crates
Unique artwork
Exhibition view

Haifeng Ni
Xeno-Writings, 2003
Books, video projection (15 min loop)
Unique artwork

Haifeng Ni
Self-Portrait as Part of the Porcelain Export History 1 - Back, 1999-2001
c print
70 x 60 cm
Edition of 10 ex + 1 AP
l'artiste & Galerie In Situ - fabienne leclerc, Paris

Haifeng Ni
Self-Portrait as Part of the Porcelain Export History 2 - neck, 1999-2001
c print
70 x 60 cm
Edition of 10 ex + 1 AP
l'artiste & Galerie In Situ - fabienne leclerc, Paris

Haifeng Ni
Self-Portrait as Part of the Porcelain Export History 3 - smile, 1999-2001
c print
70 x 60 cm
Edition of 10 ex + 1 AP
l'artiste & Galerie In Situ - fabienne leclerc, Paris

Haifeng Ni
Self-Portrait as Part of the Porcelain Export History 4 - legs, 1999-2001
c print
70 x 60 cm
Edition of 10 ex + 1 AP
l'artiste & Galerie In Situ - fabienne leclerc, Paris

Haifeng Ni
Self-Portrait as Part of the Porcelain Export History 5 - hand, 1999-2001-2012
c print
70 x 60 cm
Edition of 10 ex + 1 AP
l'artiste & Galerie In Situ - fabienne leclerc, Paris

Haifeng Ni
Self-Portrait as Part of the Porcelain Export History 6 - Front with boats, 1999-2001
c print
70 x 60 cm
Edition of 10 ex + 1 AP
l'artiste & Galerie In Situ - fabienne leclerc, Paris

Haifeng Ni
Self-Portrait as Part of the Porcelain Export History 7 - Front hips, 1999-2001
c print
70 x 60 cm
Edition of 10 ex + 1 AP
l'artiste & Galerie In Situ - fabienne leclerc, Paris

Haifeng Ni
Angle, 1995
Furniture, ropes, stones, hook, raised floor
Unique artwork

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1964 born in Zhoushan, P. R. China, presently lives in Amsterdam, the Netherlands; works in Amsterdam and Beijing.
1986 Graduated from Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts (now China Academy of Art)

Ni Haifeng's practice stems from an interest in cultural systems of return, exchange, language and production. Born and raised in China but currently a resident of the Netherlands, Ni employs photography, video and installations to explore the simultaneous creation and obliteration of meaning while drawing attention to the cyclical movements of people, products and goods that are often reflective of patterns of colonialism and globalization. His aims to subvert the status quo and counteract preconceived notions of art are, in his own words, an effort towards reaching a "zero de- gree of meaning".

The concept of uselessness, seen in the desire to offset «the production of the useful»that is central to the operative conditions of consumerism and the «dominant economic order», plays a key role within Ni's pratice, lending his works a distinct political and social dimension.

Based in Amsterdam and Beijing, Ni's work has been exhibited in a number of galleries and museums including ZKM Centre for Art and Media, Karlsruhe; Fonds BKVB, Amsterdam; the San Francisco Institute of Art; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Centre for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv; Gallery Lumen Travo, Amsterdam; Teemtover, Guangzhou; Museum Het Domein, Sittard; Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Amsterdam; espace culture Louis Vuitton, Paris; K18, Kassel; and National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul. He has also exhibited as part of Manifesta 7, Genk; the 2005 Guangzhou Triennal; and the 2004 Shangai Biennale.

After graduating from the Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts (now the China Academy of Art) in Hangzhou in 1986, Ni joined RED 70%, BLACK 25% and WHITE 5%- a group of artists working with conceptual art and nonsense text.
He lives between Amsterdam and Beijing.

Solo exhibitions

2016
ART Basel Hong Kong, Galerie in Situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris, France

2015
Asynchronous, Parallel, Tautological et Cetera, PearlLam Galleries Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

2012
Project for Ignatius, St. Ignatius Gymnasium, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Public work)

2010
Vive la Difference, Gallery Lumen Travo, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2009
Of the Departure and the Arrival, Teemtower, Guangzhou, China

2008
Para-Production, Joyart, Beijing
Vive la Différence - Ni Haifeng @ Arrow Factory, Arrow Factory, Beijing, China

2007
The Return of the Shreds (in collaboration with Kitty Zijlmans), Stedelijk Museum De Lakenhal in Scheltema, Leiden, The Netherlands

2006
Kunst als gift Project, Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst/Municipality of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Of the Departure and the Arrival, KunstRAI, Amsterdam (with Gallery Lumen Travo), Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2005
New Works, Gallery Lumen Travo, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Of the Departure and the Arrival, Het Museum Prinsenhof, Delft, The Netherlands

2004
Ni Haifeng. Xeno-Writings, Museum Het Domein, Sittard, The Netherlands

2003
Multiple lies, GEM, museum of contemporary art, The Hague, The Netherlands

2002
Airbag. Ni Haifeng Solo Exhibition, Pond Paulus, Schiedam, The Netherlands

2001
No-man’s-land, Lumen Travo, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1999
Sociosphere II, Stadhouderskade 112, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1997
Anonymous, Gallery Gaby Kraushaar, Dusseldorf, Germany

1996
Secrets, Gate Foundation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Group exhibitions

2017
En marge, Galerie In Situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris, France

2015
Everything Must Go - Art and the Market, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
Paper Theater, PearlLam Galleries Shanghai, Shanghai, China
Ceramix, Bonnefantemuseum, Maastricht, the Netherlands
Spiegeloog - Het zelfportret in de Nederlandse kunst, het Museum Arnhem, Arnhem, the Netherlands
Biennale Internationale Du Lin de Portneuf 2015, Quebec, Canada

2014
Dai Hanzi - 5000 Names, UCCA, Beijing, China, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Meeting Point 2, Gallery Lumen Travo, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Look at Me, Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

2013
Suspended History, Museum Van Loon, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Kanaalwerken, Gemeente Museum, Helmond, The Netherlands
Kindred Spirit, Artzone Rabobank Netherlands, Utrecht, the Netherlands

2012
Manifesta 9 - The Deep of the Modern , the European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Waterschei, Genk, Belgium
Manifest Present - then Today Tomorrow, Kasteel Oud-Rekem, Rekem, Belgium
Image Anxiety, PhotoEspana, Madrid, Spain

2011
Global Contemporary, ZKM Museum for Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany $

2010
Certified Copy, Verbeke Foundation, stekene, Belgium
Analogue Story, Huis Merseille, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Today’s Document II – Negotiation, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
Twisted Doubles, Museum de Lakanhal, Leiden, The Netherlands
Coup de Ville, WARP, Antwerpen, Belgium
The Art of Book-Keeping, HALLE 14 Art Center, Leipzig, Germany
Contemporary Porcelain, Musée Historique · Château de Nyon, Nyon, Switzerland
Home-Stay, Osage Contemporary Art and Ideas, Shanghai, China
Dialogue, Gallery Lumen Travo, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Glass Factory, Iberia Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

2009
Emporium,Museo Nazionale delle Scienza e delle Technologia Leonardo da Vinci, Milan Silent Writings, Espace Culturel Vuis Vuitton, Paris, France
imPOSSIBLE, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Ultra Skin, Coreana Museum of Art, Seoul, South-Korea
The China Project, Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland, Australia

2008
Reflective Asia – The Third Nanjing Triennial, Nanjing Museum, Nanjing, China
Between the Light and the Dark - On the Borders of Chineseness, Canvas International Art, Amstelveen, The Netherlands
Open /Invited ev+a 2008, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick, ireland
Between the Light and the Dark - Shifting Fault Lines, Arario Beijing, Beijing, China
Dessins contemporains des Pays-bas – Sign mouvants, institut neerlandais, Paris Toekenning 036, Fonds BKVB, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2007
Presentatie van de eindresultaten van het landelike onderzoeksproject COOPs, Stedelijk Museum De Lakenhal in Scheltema, Leiden, The Netherlands
Wherever We Go, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, USA
Thermocline – New Asian Waves, ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany
Forms of Exchange, Museum Het Domein, Sittard, The Netherlands
Forged Realities, Universal Studios, Beijing, Chine
Drawing Topologies, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
An Impossible Mix, De 11 Lijnen, Oudenburg, The Netherlands
Energy, Today Art Museum, Beijing, Chine
Spicy Dutch , Stadsmuseum Ijsselstein, Ijsselstein, Netherlands

2006
Wherever We Go, Spazio Oberdan, Milan, italie
VideoZone: The 3rd International Video Art Biennale in Israel, Centre for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
Co-ops, BAK, Basis Actuele Kunst, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Nederland 1, MuseumGoudA, Gouda, The Netherlands
Jianghu, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, USA
Roam Is My Home, CM Studio, Centraal Museum Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

2005
Beyond - 2nd Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Art Museum, Guangzhou, China
Respect - Poldermodellen - Een tentoonstelling van hedendaagse kunst uit Nederland in Marokko, Musée Dar Si Saïd, Marrakech, Mondriaan Foundation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Out of Sight, De Appel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Nouvelle Biennale de Chateauroux 2005, Les Musees Ville de Chateauroux, Chateauroux
Plato and His Seven Spirits, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal of He Xiangning Art
Museum, Beijing, China
ADAM, Smart Project Space, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
H x B x D, Gemeente Museum Den Haag, The Hague, The Netherlands

2004
Techniques of the Visible - 5th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai
Salon de Los Inmigrantes, De Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Migrating Identity – Transmission/Reconstruction, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam
A l’Ouest du Sud de l’Est /A l’Est du Sud de l’Ouest, Villa Arson, Nice, Centre Régional
d’Art Contemporain, Sète, France

2003
In and Out – Dutch Contemporary Art 2003, National Museum of Contemporary Art,
Seoul, South-Korea

2002
Synthetic Reality, East Modern Art Center, Beijing, China
Mirage, Suzhou Art Museum, Suzhou, Chine

2001
Unpacking Europe, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

1999
Food for Thought, Mu Art, Arctic Foundation, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Waterverf?, De Zaaier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1998
Kijk op de Wijk, Stichting Kade Aterliers, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Democracy, Gate Foundation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Lengte, Breedte en Diepte, De Gele Rijder, Arnhem, The Netherlands

1995
Configura II, Gallery am Fischmarkt, Erfurt 6. Triennale Kleinplastik Europa- Ostasien, Sudwest LB Forum, Stuttgart, Museum Moderne Kunst, Stiftung Ludwig, Wien Balanceakte, Ifa Gallery, Stuttgart, Ifa Gallery, Bonn, Germany

1993
China’s New Art Post ‘89, Hong Kong Arts Center, Hong Kong, China
China Avantgarde, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Kunsthal, Rotterdam, The Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, Kunsthallen Brandts Kleadefabrik, Odense, Roemermuseum, Hildesheim, The Netherlands
Images et identités, CAPC Musée d’art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France

1992
Begegnung mit den Anderen, K 18, Kassel, Germany
New Art from China, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland, City of Ballaarar, Fine Art Gallery, Ballaarar, Canberra School of Art Gallery, Canberra, Australia

1991
Garage Show, Shanghai Educational Forum, Shanghai, China

1986
Red 70%, Black 25%, White 5%, Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts, Hangzhou, China


Bibiolography

Jaimey Hamilton Faris (ed.), Uncommon Goods, Chicago (University of Chicago Press), 2013
Marsha Meskimmon (ed.), Contemporary Art and the Cosmopolitan Imagination, New York (Routlegde), 2010 Susan Bright (ed.), Auto Focus – The Self-Portrait in Contemporary Photography, London (Thomas & Hudson), 2010 Pauline .J Yao, Ni Haifeng (eds), Ni Haifeng-Para-Production, Hong Kong (Timezone 8) 2009
Louise Schouwenberg, ‘Man of the Mind’, Frame 65 (2008) NOV/DEC, pp. 88-95
Marianne Brouwer, ‘Recycling Marx in the Age of Globalization’, Visual Production, 9-10
(2008) 2-3, Hong Kong (Visual Production Co., Ltd) pp. 90-101
Ni Haifeng, Tiong Ang, Simon Ferdinando (eds.), Between the Light and the Dark. On
the Borders of Chineseness, Rotterdam (Veenman), Amstelveen (Canvas International Art)
Ni Haifeng, Kitty Zijlmans (eds.), The Return of the Shreds, Amsterdam (Valiz), Leiden (Stedelijk Museum De Lakenhal) 2008
Marianne Brouwer, ‘A Zero Degree of Writing and Other Subversive Moments’, Avant-
Garde Today, 14 (2007) 4, Shanghai (Shanghai People’s Publisher), pp. 247-261.
Ni Haifeng, Kitty Zijlmans (eds.), Forms of Exchange, Sittard (Museum Het Domein)
Roel Arkesteijn, ‘Disruption of an Overly Defined World’, in: Cat. Hou Hanru, Gabi
Scardi (eds.), Wherever We Go, Milan (5 Continents Editions Srl) 2006, pp. 218-227.
Ni Haifeng, ‘Of the Departure and the Arrival’, in: Waling Boers (ed.), Touching the
Stones, Cologne (Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Konig) 2006, pp. 130-133.
Ni Haifeng, Kitty Zijlmans (eds.), Gift, Amsterdam 2006.
Roel Arkesteijn, ‘Disruption of an Overly Defined World’, in: Cat. Roel Arkesteijn (ed.),
Respect, Amsterdam (Mondriaan Foundation) 2006, pp. 58-65.
Ni Haifeng (ed.), Ni Haifeng. Of the Departure and the Arrival, Amsterdam (LumenTravo) 2005.
Charlotte Cotton (ed.), The Photography as Contemporary Art, London (Thomas Hudson),
Cat. Ni Haifeng – Anonymus, Dusseldorf (gallery Gaby Kraushaar) 1997. Cat. Ni Haifeng, Bunnik 1996.
Cat. Ni Haifeng. Xeno-Writings, Sittard (Museum het Domein) 2004.
Cat. Ni Haifeng, Zhu Jia (eds.), Synthetic Reality, Hong Kong (Timezone 8) 2004. Roel Arkesteijn, Ni Haifeng (eds.), Ni Haifeng. No-Man’s-Land, the Hague (GEM), Amsterdam (Artimo) 2003.
Marianne Brouwer, ‘De nulgraad van het schrijven en andere subersieve momenten’, in: Tessa Boerman, Patricia Pisters, Joes Segal (eds.), Beeldritsen, Amsterdam (de balie), 2003, pp. 10-26.
Janet Koplos, ‘Ni Haifeng at Lumen Travo Gallery’, Art in America 90 (2002) 3, p. 139. Sebastian Lopez, ‘Ni Haifeng. Laws of inscription’, in: Salah Hassan, Iftikhar Dadi (eds.), Unpacking Europe. Towards a Critical Reading, Rotterdam(Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen / NAi Publisher) 2001, pp. 332-337.
Cat. Ni Haifeng – Anonymus, Dusseldorf (gallery Gaby Kraushaar) 1997.
Cat. Ni Haifeng, Bunnik 1996.

 

  • NI HAIFENG : Of the departure and the arrival
    NI HAIFENG : Of the departure and the arrival

    Gallery Lumen Travo,