Xie Molin was born in 1979 in Wenzhou, a city in the eastern coastal province of Zhejiang. He moved to Beijing in 1995 to attend the Central Academy of Fine Arts. In 2003 he graduated from the Mural Department of CAFA and subsequently obtained an M.F.A from the painting department of the Edinburgh College of art. He lives in Beijing.
From 2004 onwards, Xie Molin has established his interest and direction of how humans and machines collaborate together to explore the possibilities of painting. He encourages the audience to move step by step in front of the paintings while viewing them. The movement of the audience triggers a sense of motion in the artworks. This is a new sensory experience brought about by the integration of materials and trajectories. Painting is no longer just an object shaped by materials but also symbolizes an action.
Xie’s has participated in several group exhibitions including the CAFAM/Future at the Art Museum of China Central Academy of Fine Arts (Beijing, 2012); 28 Chinese, the Rubell Family Collection show (Miami, 2013); On | Off: China’s Young Artists in Concept and Practice at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (Beijing, 2013); Focus Beijing: the De Heus-Zomer Collection, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherland, (2014); Pull Left at Urban Arts Space, Ohio State University and Hillstrom Museum, Gustavus Adolphus College, U.S., (2014). Light/Deposits, Beijing Commune, Beijing, (2014); A Victory Over Nothingness: Purse Snatch in Streetcar and Other Post Fevralist Absurdities, Intelligensia Gallery, Beijing, 2015 and Beijing Commune, 2018.