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Xie Ke Archives - Yan Gallery
Works Biography and Information

Born in Hong Kong, China in 1955, Xie Ke became a graphic designer and illustrator in the late 1970s. Being the first foreign student to study art in China after its liberation, he enrolled into Beijing’s Central Academy of Craft & Design in 1980 and graduated with a major in the History of Traditional Chinese Art. Subsequently in 1984, he returned to Hong Kong as an art and design lecturer. He first taught at the Chinese Art Faculty of First Institute of Art & Design and then Hong Kong Polytechnic University. In recent years, he has moved to Beijing to further his artistic career. He has also published two books between 1985 and 1987, China’s Traditional Lunar New Year’s Woodblock Prints and The Art of Chinese Pagodas.


2013 Micro-infiltration Group Exhibition, SuiFeng Art Centre, Beijing
2012 The Territory of Xie Ke – A Solo Exhibition, Hong Kong Arts Centre
Dialogue Contemporary Art group exhibition, Langham Place, Beijing
2011 Took part in CIGE 2011, Beijing and ARTBeijing 2011
Took part in SH Contemporary 2011
Sensation of Contemporary Art group exhibition, Singapore
2010 Charisma – A Solo Exhibition of Xie Ke, Hanmo Art Gallery, Beijing
Exhibited in Fine Art Aisa 2010, Hong Kong
2009 Exhibited in ARTSingapore 2009
2008 Took part in ARTSingapore 2008 and ARTBeijing 2008
2004 Participated in Contemporary Chinese Art group exhibition, Marseilles Art Museum
1986 Wrote The Art of the Chinese Pagodas, published in Taiwan
1985 Wrote Chinese New Year’s Traditional Block Prints, published in Hong Kong
1980 Hong Kong Society of Illustrators Group Exhibition, Hong Kong Arts Centre