Yin Xiuzhen

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Yin Xiuzhen

A leading figure in Chinese contemporary art, Yin Xiuzhen (b. 1963, Beijing, China) explores themes of the past and present, memory, globalisation, and homogenisation. Yin began her career after earning a BA from Capital Normal University’s Fine Arts Department, Beijing, in 1989. She is best known for her sculptures and installations comprised of secondhand objects like clothing, shoes, and suitcases. Inspired by the rapidly changing cultural environment of her hometown Beijing, Yin arranges and reconfigures these recycled items to draw out their individual and collective histories. Her assembled materials operate as sculptural documents of memory, alluding to the lives of individuals who are often neglected in the drive toward rapid development, excessive urbanisation, and the growing global economy.

Photo courtesy: Yin Xiuzhen

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