Beijing Inside-Out Art Museum was founded in 2008 and it is located at the west end of Xishan Cultural Creative Avenue in Haidian District, Beijing. The museum was registered as a privately owned art museum at the Beijing Municipal Civil Affairs Bureau in 2011. With a total area of 2,600 square meters, the museum has three floors of exhibition halls and is well-equipped with professional museum hardware and software facilities, as well as a studio for its Artist Residency Programme.
With a strong capacity in research and curation, the museum has been carrying out exploration of contemporary art through practice and theory in recent years. In constantly returning to the artistic and intellectual practices in the second half of the 20th century in China, the museum recognizes and articulates the historical process of Chinese contemporary art, as well as uncovers the clues of the ideologies, the rhetoric and logic, and the artistic concepts that still exert influence today, thereby making continuous efforts for the discipline of the history of Chinese contemporary art. The museum focuses on supporting non-commercial art practice and thinking and emphasizes active curatorial experiments. It introduces cutting-edge curatorial ideas and promotes the understanding and development of curatorial work in the field of Chinese contemporary art.
In its practice, the Inside-Out Art Museum insists on orienting itself to situations and issues in the Chinese context. It searches for the appropriate methods and explores the trajectory of art’s internal evolution under the premise that we see ourselves in the current moment as a part of history, Asia, and the world. We focus on the critical perspectives emerging from the interconnections between culture, history, and politics, instead of isolation. We continuously reflect on ourselves and engage in an ongoing dialogue with cutting-edge art practices around the world.