AH XIAN, 1960

Ah Xian was born in Beijing in 1960. He initially trained as a painter and, from the early 1980s, was closely involved in avant-garde artistic activities in China. In 1989 he was a visiting artist at the School of Art, University of Tasmania. He returned permanently to Australia in 1990. Ah Xian has been included in several major survey exhibitions including Mao Goes Pop - China post-1989, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 1993; Above and Beyond: Austral/Asian Interactions, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 1996; and the Third Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Brisbane, 1999. In 1998 he was awarded a New Work Grant from the Australia Council, which enabled him to work with master potters and painters in Jingdezhen, China. An exhibition of these works China China - Recent works in porcelain by Ah Xian was exhibited at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Gallery, and the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney,

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Human Human - Lotus Cloisonné Figure 1, AH XIAN, 2000 - 2001
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Human Human - Lotus Cloisonné Figure 1, AH XIAN, 2000 - 2001