1964:Born in Guangzhou, P.R China
1983-1987:Studying at the Sculpture Department, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts
1990: Co-founder of « Big-Tail-Elephant Group »
Lives and works in New York and Guangzhou

Selected solo exhibitions:

2004:
Move On: Lin Yilin, ISE Cultural Foundation, New York, U.S.A
2006:
Zero Interface: Brave New World, Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou, China

Selected group exhibitions:

1991:
Exhibition of Big Tail Elephant Group, Guangzhou No.1 Worker’s Palace, Guangzhou, China
1992:
A Joint Exhibition of Big Tail Elephant Group, Guangdong
Broadcast/Television, Guangzhou,China
1993:
China Avant-Garde, Haus der Kulture der Welt, Berlin, Germany
Third Exhibition of Big Tail Elephant Group, Red Ants Bar, Guangzhou, China
1994:
No Room-Big Tail Elephant, Guangzhou, China
China New Art Exhibition, Exhibition Centre, Guangzhou, China
1996:
Possibility-Big Tail Elephant, Zhongguang Building, Guangzhou, China
Outside the White Cube, Hongkong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
1997:
The First Academic Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Art, the Gallery of Capital Normal University, Beijing, China
Another Long March-Chinese Conceptual Art 1997, Chasse Kazerne Breda, Holland
Verpachtetes Erbe-Hong Kong 1997, Museum fur Kunsthandwerk Frankfurt/M, Germany
Trade Routes: History and Geography, 2nd Johannesburg Biennale, South Africa
Cities on the Move, Vereinigung bildender Kunstler Wiener Secession, Austria
Hong Kong Dream, My Dream, Victoria Park, Hong Kong
1998:
Big Tail Elephant—Breach, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Site of Desire, 1998 Taipei Biennale, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan
Autonomous Action, Art space, Auckland, New Zealand
Big Tail Elephant, Kunsthalle, Bern, Switzerland
Inside out, New Chinese Art, Asia Society, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, U.S.A
1999:
Cities on the Move, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark; Hayward
Gallery, London, England; National Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand; KIASMA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
Plug In, Salon 3, London, England
2000: Basic Needs, the World Exposition EXPO 2000, Hanover, Germany
If I had a Dream, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
Humanistic Shan-shui, Lang Island, Guilin, China
Fuck Off, Eastlink Gallery, Shanghai, China
Unusual and Usual, Yuangong Modern Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Interferences, Belfort International Electronic Arts Festival, France
2001:
Virtual Future, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
Slang of City, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
Transplantation in Situ, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
2002:
Pause, Gwangju Biennale 2002, Gwangju Biennale Hall, Korea
Any where, Bard College, U.S.A
Paris-Pekin, Espace Cardin, Paris, France
The First Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
Mirage, Suzhou Art Museum, Suzhou, China
2003:
50th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
10th Biennial of Moving Images, Centre for Contemporary Images of Saint-Gervais, Geneva,Switzerland
Asian Contemporary Art Week, Asia Society Museum, New York, U.S.A
2004:
All Under Heaven, Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
The Monk and the Demon, Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon, France
Chinese Eyes: Contemporary Photography from China, Goedhuis Contemporary, New York, USA
Excessive, dense, speedy, complex, empty…but humane, Argosfestival 2004, Brussels, Belgium
Effort, Koldo Mitxelena Cultural Centre, Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain
2005:
DMZ 2005, Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea
Actions Tour, Cala San Vicence beach, Mallorca, Spain
Inward Gazes, Macao Museum of Art, Macao
The Second Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
2006:
Accumulation, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
Travelers Between Cultures, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, U.S.A
The 5th International Ink Painting Biennial of Shenzhen, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China

Award:
2000: the Contemporary Chinese Art Award
2001: the Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant

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