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Founded in 1979, October Gallery, in central London, exhibits innovative, contemporary art from around the world. For over 40 years, October Gallery has pioneered the development of the Transvangarde - the trans-cultural avant-garde.


Xu Zhongmin

Born in 1961, Zhongmin is one of the most prolific contemporary Chinese artists today. After graduating from the prestigious Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts, he chaired the Ba Di Cao Arts Society which was disbanded in 1989. That same year he moved to Beijing, where he immersed himself in the thriving art scene and participated in many exhibitions.

He moved to England in 1992 where he has settled since and has exhibited in Europe, China, Japan and South Africa. It is his outstanding woodcut prints that have been most widely embraced by the public and exhibitors alike.

City of Dreams by Zhongmin Xu
City of Dreams

Xu Zhongmin Biography

Solo Exhibitions
1995  BCI Fine Art Gallery, Johannesburg.
  The October Gallery, London.
1995  Blunden Oriental at The Gallery, Alan Baxter & Associates, London.
1994  Cité Internationale, Paris, France.
1994  Galerie Marie-Therése Cochin, Paris.
1993  Nottingham Playhouse, U.K.
1986  "One Eye", Sichuan Fine Art Academy, China.

Group Exhibitions
2000  The Royal College of Art Gallery, London.
1999  Well Hung Gallery, London.
1998  The International Triennial - 1998 Sculpture, Osaka, Japan
1998  The Royal College of Art Gallery, London.
  Newport Museum & Art Gallery, Newport, South Wales.
1998  Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan.
1997  The 8th International Biennial Print & Drawing Exhibition, Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taiwan.
1997  The International Triennale - 1997 Printmaking, Osaka, Japan
1997  Royal Academy of Arts, London.
1997  Redfern Gallery, London.
1997  Watermans Arts Centre, London.
1996  Barn, Sichuan, China.
1996  British Museum, London.
1996  The Mall Gallery, London.
1995  Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan.
1994  The International Triennale - 1994 Printmaking, Osaka, Japan.
1994  The Royal College of Art Gallery, London.
1993  The International Triennial Competition - 1993 Painting, Osaka, Japan.
1993  The Second Sapporo International Print Biennale, Sapporo, Japan.
1993  Manchester Academy Annual Exhibition, U.K.
1992  Central Fine Art Academy Gallery, Beijing.
  China International Art Gallery, Beijing.
  Dusseldorf, Germany
1989  Seventh National Art Exhibition, Beijing.
1989  Chengdu, China.
1989  Japan Economic Cultural Gallery, Nagoya.
1988  China National Fine Art Gallery, Beijing.
1984  Sichuan Fine Art Academy Exhibition, China National Fine Art Gallery, Beijing.

1998  The Sponsor's Prize, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Japan.
1997  The Guinness Prize for the Best First-Time Exhibitor, Royal Academy of Arts, London.
1996  The First Prize, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Japan.
1995  The Pollock- Krasner Foundation Award, New York.
1994  The Sakai City Prize, Osaka, Japan.
1989  Sichuan Art Exhibition: Award of Excellence, Chendu, China.
1989  Printmaking Exhibition to Commemorate Lu Xun. Award of Excellence, Chengdu, China.

Works in Public Collections
  Boehringer/Ingelheim Art Collection, Berkshire, U.K.
  The Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan.
  Clifford Chance Art Collection, London.
  The Guinness Art Collection, Guinness PLC, London.
  The Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan.
  The Centre of Contemporary Arts & Culture, Osaka, Japan.
  The October Gallery, London.
  The Centre of Contemporary Arts & Culture, Osaka, Japan.
  The British Museum, U.K.
  The Sichuan Fine Art Academy Gallery, China.
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