Solo Exhibitions


Sparkling - Upgraded”, UCCA, Beijing, China
Sparking Double”, Tang Contemporary Art, Hong Kong


Sparkling Aspen”, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, The United States
Sparkling Yan lei Artworks”, Xin Beijing Gallery, Beijing, China


Support, Shanghai Gallery of Art at Three on the bund , Shanghai, China


Super Lights- Hong Kong, HK Art Centre , Hong Kong

2005Super Lights, Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne, Switzerland


Climbing Space, Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne, Switzerland


Yan Lei Solo Exhibition, Galerie Loft, Paris


International Scenery, China Art Archives & Warehouse, Beijing


At the Frontiers of Capitalism, Museum of Site, Hong Kong


Invasion, Beijing Junior Art Theatre, Beijing

Group Exhibitions

2009The New Attitude of Image”, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
The State of Tings”, Bozar, Brussels, Belgium

2008Christian Dior & Chinese Artists”, UCCA, Beijing, China

200712 Documenta Kassel, Kassel, Germany
10th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey


Art in Motion, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai
MoCA Envisage, Entry Gate: Chinese Aesthetics of Heterogeneity, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai
A Continuous Dialogue, Galleria Continua, Beijing
Xin Beijing Art Gallery First Exhibition, Beijing
One Work: Hong Hao and Yan Lei, Taikang Top Space, Beijing
On the Edge: Contemporary Chinese Artists Encounter the West, Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Massachusetts, USA and Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana, USA
The Armory Show, New York
Art 37 Basel, Switzerland


The Second Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, China
Out of Sight, De Appel Art Center, Amsterdam
Mahjong - Chinese Contemporary Art from the Sigg Collection, Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland
China: As Seen by Contemporary Chinese Artists, Spazio Oberdan, Milan, Italy
Competition, CourtYard Gallery, Beijing
Pictorial DNA Made in China, Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne, Switzerland
On the Edge: Contemporary Chinese Artists Encounter the West, Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, California, USA
Art 36 Basel, Switzerland


A l'Est du Sud de l'Ouest, Villa Arson, Nice and Crac - Centre National d'Art Contemporain, Sète, France
Beyond Boundaries, Three on the Bund, Shanghai
Open Sky, Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai
Art 35 Basel, Switzerland


Zones of Urgency, 50th Biennale di Venezia, Italy
Alors, la Chine, Centre Pompidou, Paris
Left Wing, Left Bank Community, Beijing


The Fifth System: Public Art in the Age of Post-Planning, 5th Shenzhen Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen
Cidades, 25th Sao Paulo Biennale, Brazil
The First Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, China
Pause, The Fourth Gwangju Biennale, Korea


Art Cologne, Germany
Polypolis: Contemporary Art from South East Asia, Kunsthaus, Hamburg, Germany
City Slang: The First Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art from the Pearl River Delta, Artist Commune, Hong Kong
Chengdu Biennale, Chengdu Museum, China


Unusual & Usual Contemporary Art Exhibition, Yuangong Modern Art Museum, Shanghai
The Contemporary Art Exhibition China, Korea and Japan, Museum of Pusan University, Korea
Fast Forward - Video Art Exhibition from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, Macau Contemporary Art Centre, Macau
Unveiled Reality, Contemporary Chinese Photography, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand


China Maze, Gallery OTSO, Espoo, Finland
Images Telling Stories (Beautiful like Materialism), Shanghai University Art Museum


It's Me, Tai Temple of the Forbidden City, Beijing


New Asia, New City, New Art '97, China - Korean Contemporary Art Exhibition, Shanghai Contemporary Art Museum


Phenomenon and Image, Gallery of Zhejing Academy of Fine Arts, Hangzhou, China


China's New Art: Post ' 89, Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada


Exhibition of Contemporary Photography from Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, Hong Kong Arts Centre


China's New Art: Post ' 89, Hong Kong Arts Centre
China/Avant-Garde, China Art Museum, Beijing