Career and Love

2020. Tempera on canvas. 240×200cm.

New World

2020. Tempera on board. 240×200cm.

Woman Wearing a Mask

2020. Tempera on wood. 50×40cm.

Peach Garden

2020. Tempera on aluminium-plastic panel. 300×600cm.

See the Mountain

2020. Tempera on board. 240×200cm.

The Tower of Triumph

2019. Tempera on board. 240×200cm.

Green Hand

2019. Tempera on aluminium-plastic panel. 90×120cm.

It is the Time

2018. Tempera on wood. 180×240cm.


2018. Tempera on board. 200×120cm.


2018. Tempera on aluminium-plastic panel. 90×120cm.


2018. Tempera on board. 120×120cm.

White Collar Man

2018. Tempera on aluminium-plastic panel. 148×90cm.

File Picker

2018. Tempera on board. 220×200cm.

A Family

2017. Tempera on board. 200×240cm.

Two People Ⅱ

2017. 木板坦培拉. 200×120cm.

Two Cups of Tea

2017. 木板坦培拉. 70×70cm.

Sister and Brother

2017. Tempera on wood. 75×75cm.

Apple Garden

2017. Tempera on canvas. 300×600cm.


2017. Tempera on board. 240×200cm.

Tea Picking

2017. Tempera on board. 180×240cm.


2017. Tempera on board. 120×70cm.

Peanut Shell

2017. Tempera on wood. 90×135cm.

Hands Up II

2015. Tempera on canvas. 200×180cm.

Little Landscape I

2014. Tempera on wood. 90×135cm.

Go to Work

2014. Tempera on board. 120×180cm.

Letter from Home

2014. Tempera on board. 80×80cm.

Young People II

2014. Tempera on board. 80×120cm.


2014. Tempera on board. 100×100cm.

My Parents Are Both Veteran Party Members

2014. Tempera on wood. 120×200cm.


2014. Tempera on wood. 120×180cm.

Cold Boiled Water

2014. Tempera on board. 100×100cm.

New Youth

2013. Tempera on board. 80×120cm.


2013. Tempera on board. 100×150cm.

Ping-Pong Boy

2013. Tempera on board. 90×135cm.


2013. Tempera on board. 120×1800cm.

Ping-Pong Players

2013. Tempera on board. 90×135cm.

Mother, Grant Me a Word Please

2013. Tempera on board. 70×100cm.

Xia Yu

1981 Born in Feidong, Anhui Province

2004 Graduated from China Central Academy of Fine Arts, BA in Oil Painting

Currently lives and works in Beijing


Solo Exhibitions

2019 Xia Yu: Subjunctive Mood, Hive Center for Contemporary Art (Shenzhen), Shenzhen, China

2017 Xia Yu: Orchard, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

2015 Narrative: Xia Yu Solo Exhibition, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

2014 New Youth: Works by Xia Yu, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

2013 Old Paintings: Xia Yu’s Solo Exhibition, Chinese Academy of Oil Painting, Beijing, China

          Forgotten Memories: Xia Yu’s Solo Exhibition, Line Gallery, Beijing, China

2011 Awkward: Works of Xia Yu, Line Gallery, Beijing, China

          Xia Yu’s Solo Exhibition, 798 Times Space, Beijing, China


Group Exhibitions

2020 Shape of Lovers, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

          The Salvation of Shahrazad: Memo of the New Generation Painting, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

          Being of Evils, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

2019 Light Profoundness: The Worldlet of East Asian Artists, Hive Center for Contemporary  Art, Beijing, China

2018 The Clouded Peach Blossom Spring: Selected Works of Chinese Contemporary Artists as Exemplars, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

          Saudade – Irretrievable Place in Time, Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal

          Oriental Peach Valley: Contemporary Chinese Art with Sources of the Traditional Oriental Aesthetics, Leipzig Spinnerei Art District, Leipzig, Germany

          Déjà vu: Painting as the Art of Signification, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

2017 Y23-Hina’s Scroll, SZ Art Center, Beijing, China

          Full of Tigers on the Roof, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Shenzhen, China

2016 A Ride to Combine: Hives Special Exhibition 2016, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

          Painting as Strait Gate: Post 80s Artists Invitation Exhibition, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

          Over-Painting: Mitigating the Dilemma of Contemporary Art, Whitebox Art Center, Beijing, China

          Unrealities in the Reality: The intellectual dimension of daily life, Boxes Art Space, Shenzhen, China

          Cross Thinking, Triumph Art Space, Beijing, China

2012 Exploding, 2012 China Young Artist Project Exhibition, China International Exhibition Center, Beijing, China

          Excavation & Discovery: The 3rd Chinese Oil Painting Exhibition of the Newcomers, Chinese Academy of Oil Painting, Beijing, China

          Spirit and Honesty: Exhibition of Sketch and Copy, Chinese Academy of Oil Painting, China

2011 Whisper: Summer Collection of Line Gallery, Line Gallery, Beijing, China

          Spring Chill: Contemporary Art Exhibition, LDX Contemporary Art Center, Beijing, China

          Art Archives Of the 80’s Generation (1), Song Zhuang Art Center, Beijing, China



2012 First Prize in Excavation & Discovery: The 3rd Chinese Oil Painting Exhibition of the Newcomers

Image, Memory and Tempera

The Empty-Full, Light-Heavy and Transparent Tempera

Xia Yu’s New Youth

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