Xia Peng

Xia Peng

 born 1975 in Tianjin, China, living and working in Berlin

Xia Peng gradually changed his artwork from ink painting to easel painting, with occasional prints and drawings in charcoal. With curiosity, patience and artistic skill, he explores cultural differences between China and Germany, focusing his attention on the smaller, oftentimes overlooked aspects of our daily lives. From different angles, his work reflects on what belongs to us, who we are, what we are and what has been left to us in the visual world.

2006-2013  Studies in Visual Art & Visual Communication, Kunsthochschule Kassel

1994-1998 Studies in Chinese Painting, Central Academy of Visual Arts, Beijing 

Xia Peng has been living and working in Berlin  for 12 years.


2013 Druckgrafik-Preis der Leipziger Buchmesse

Same year: Nominated for “Preis der Darmstädter Sezession für junge Künstler/innen” 

Nominated for “Heise Kunstpreis”

Website:   https://xia-peng.com/


  • Alpha, 2017. Acrylic on canvas. 50 × 40 cm
  • Schokolade, 2017. Charcoal on paper. 29 × 42 cm
  • Übermalen, 2011. Acrylic on canvas. 150 × 100 cm
  • Schweben, 2017. Acrylic on canvas. 50 × 40 cm
  • Brennen, 2017 Acrylic on canvas, 50 × 40 cm
  • Vegetativ, 2018. Acrylic on Canvas, 50 x 40 cm
  • Schaukeln, 2011. Lithography, 60 x 80 cm