Born in Baotou, Inner Mangolia, Cang Xin received a music education from the Tianjin Academy of Music (1986) before turning to art and enrolling in the Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts (1988-89). Cang took up painting in 1991, but then moved to Beijing’s ‘East Village’ two years later and joined a group of artists famous for their challenging performance art. Inspired by ideas of shamanism, cosmology, and the possibilities of a parallel universe, Cang continued his painting practice in Beijing and explored sculpture, as seen in his White Rabbit Collection series Exotic Flowers and Rare Herbs (2003). Currently based in Beijing, Cang has become most known for his performance and photography and continues to exhibit regularly around China and internationally.
The White Rabbit Collection is one of the world’s most extensive and significant collections of contemporary art from China. With a focus on works created since the year 2000, the Collection contains almost 3,000 works by over 750 artists and continues to expand. Note that when you click on the link below you will be forwarded to the White Rabbit Collection website.