Timur Si-Qin is an artist and writer whose work imagines new protocols of spirituality in the face of climate change and biodiversity collapse. Born in 1984 Berlin, Si-Qin grew up in a German, Mongolian/Chinese and San Carlos Apache Native American family in the American Southwest. This unique blend of cultures and perspectives, combining indigenous upbringing with diverse global influences, deeply informs his work.

Si-Qin’s work often explores the concept of “New Peace,” the proposal of a post-secular faith that reestablishes the sacredness of nature in a contemporary globalized, and technologically saturated world. Using hyper-real renderings of wilderness and 3d printed sculptures, Si-Qin’s work challenges traditional distinctions between the natural vs. cultural, the human vs. non-human, the organic vs. synthetic. Through New Peace, individual works aggregate into a ecosystem of signifiers and distributed meaning systems, seeding new narratives for our relationship with the natural world in the 21st century.

His work has been extensively shown in solo exhibitions in Europe, the United States, and Asia, and was included in exhibitions at The High Line, New York; Schirn, Frankfurt; K11 Art, Shanghai; Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris; Ullens Contemporary Art Center, Beijing; Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; and Kunsthalle Wien, among many others. He has participated in large-scale international exhibitions such as the Bangkok Art Biennale, Bangkok; Diriyah Contemporary Art Biennial, Saudi Arabia; Kunsttriennale Beaufort, Belgium; Riga International Biennial Of Contemporary Art, Latvia; Ural Biennale, Russia; 9th Berlin Biennale; Germany; and Taipei Biennial.
Timur Si-Qin, Tree of Deciduous Being, 2024, bronze, 50 x 45 x 55cm (Sculpture), 40 x 40 x 110cm (Plinth), courtesy the artist and Magician Space.




Solo Exhibitions
2024 A Vision of You, Magician Space, Beijing, China
2023 Natural Origin, Société, Berlin
2023 Ecotone Dawn, Kunsthalle Winterthur, Winterthur
2020 take me, i love you, von ammon co., Washington D.C.
2018 East, West, South, North, Magician Space, Beijing
2018 Agora, High Line Art, New York
2018 Public Art Project of Gallery Weekend Beijing, Beijing
2018 Campaign for a New Protocol, Part III, Spazio Maiocchi, Milan
2018 Campaign for a New Protocol, Part II, Art Basel Hong Kong under the auspices of Société
2018 Campaign for a New Protocol, Part I, Société, Berlin
2017 Familienfotos, Konfuzius-Institut at Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin
2016 Art Basel Statements, under the auspices of Société A place like this, Team Gallery, Los Angeles
2015 Recent Horizons, Société, Berlin Biogenic Mineral, Magician Space, Beijing
2014 Premier Machinic Funerary: Part II, Carl Kostyál, London
2013 Basin of Attraction, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn Infnite Surrender, Focused Control, Société, Berlin
2011 Mainstream, Société, Berlin Legend, Fluxia, Milan Custom Interior, Mark & Kyoko, Berlin
2010 Ye Ye: Aspects of the universe search and sorting computer, Max Hans Daniel, Berlin

Group Exhibitions
2023 How Far, How Close, Aranya Art Center, Qinhuangdao, China
2023 Endless Exhibition, Hamburger Bahnhof – Nationalgalerie der Gegenwart, Berlin
2023 A leap into the void. Art beyond matter, GAMeC, Bergamo New Communities, Museum Folkwang, Essen
2023 Kunsthalle Winterthur, Winterthur Symphony of All the Changes: the 7th Guangzhou Triennial, Guandong Museum of Art, Guangzhou

2022 TRANSFORMERS. Masterpieces from the collection in dialogue with artifcial beings, curated by Udo Kittelmann, Museum Frieder Burda, Baden Baden
2022 Sacred Footprint, commissioned for James A. Farley Building, New York
2022 CHAOS : CALM, Bangkok Art Biennale, Bangkok Fetishizing the Future. Utopias of the third dimension, Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen

2021 Diriyah Biennial, Riyadh Kunsttriennale Beaufort 21, Blankenberge
2021 Proof of Stake, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg
2021 Dream Monolith Revelation, Hyundai Art Space, Beijing
2021 World on a Wire, Rhizome, Hyundai Art Space, Beijing
2021 Tense Conditions, Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart

2020 Symbiotic Agencies, Creamcake, Berlin
2020 Studio Berlin, Berghain, Berlin
2020 International Biennial Of Contemporary Art, Riga
2020 New Visions, The Henie Onstad Triennial for Photography and New Media, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Høvikodden
2020 Art Is Still Here: A Hypothetical Show for a Closed Museum, M WOODS, Beijing
2020 End to End, transmediale 2020, Berlin Magical Soup, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin

2019 NOWNESS Experiments: The Mesh, K11 Art Foundation, Shanghai
2019 Quid est veritas?, Annka Kultys Gallery, London
2019 Stumbling Through the Uncanny Valley: Sculpture and Self in the Age of Computer Generated Imagery, The Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
2019 In a world where immortality is the norm the future is my future, Duarte Sequeira, Braga
2019 Tracing The Mushroom At The End Of The World, Taikang Space, Beijing
2019 Land Of The Lustrous, UCCA Dune, Aranya Gold Coast

2018 Zurück zur Natur?, Museum Frieder Burda, Salon Berlin, Berlin
2018 Germany is not an Island, Contemporary art collection of the Federal Republic of Germany, Acquisitions 2012 – 2016, Bundeskunsthalle Bonn, Bonn
2018 Hybrids, Lustwarande, Tilburg

2017 Peace, Schirn, Frankfurt
2017 PRODUKTION. made in germany drei, Sprengel Museum, Hannover

2016 For Pete’s Sake, Carl Kostyal Gallery, Stockholm Exhume / Consume, Mathew Gallery, New York
2016 Unter Waffen Fire & Forget 2, Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt
2016 9. Berlin Biennale, Berlin Welt am Draht, Julia Stoschek Collection, Berlin
2016 History of Nothing, White Cube, London 2015

2015 Asdzáá nádleehé, curated by Timur Si-Qin, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
2015 Young Americans, Franz-Josef-Kai 3, Vienna Heat Death (crazy from the sweat), Mavra, Berlin
2015 Co-Workers, Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris Everythings, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
2015 Image Objects, Public Art Fund, New York
2015 Fire and Forget. On Violence, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
2015 Toys Redux – On Play and Critique, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich
2015 Pure Disclosure, Marsèlleria, Milan

2014 Refraction. The Image of Sense, Blain Southern, London
2014 Instrumental Assistance, Andreas Huber, Wien
2014 The Ultimate Capital is the Sun, nGbK, Berlin
2014 The Great Acceleration, Taipei Biennial, Taipei
2014 Metarave I “It’s only a fantasy”, Wallriss Artspace, Freiburg
2014 Dreams that money can’t buy, The Independent, MAXXI Museum, Rome
2014 Ökonomie der Aufmerksamkeit, Kunsthalle Wien, Wien
2014 Fulflment Centre, The Sunday Painter, London
2014 To continue. Notes towards a Sculpture Cycle, NOMAS Foundation, Rome
2014 Art Post-Internet, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing Acid Rain, Island, Brussels

2013 The Time Machine (Survivers), Frutta, Roma
2013 Time Machine, Fonds M-Arco, Le Box, Marseille
2013 Speculations on Anonymous Materials, Fridericianum, Kassel
2013 Liquid Autist, Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin
2013 Unstable Media, Martin Van Zomeren Gallery, Amsterdam
2013 Art of Living (i.e. Goodbye, Blue Monday), Galerie Chez Valentin, Paris
2013 Notes on form, 032c Workshop, Berlin Out of Memory, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
2013 False Optimism, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork Michael Jones McKean and Timur Si-Qin, Favorite Goods, Los Angeles

2012 Gasoline, Bas Fisher Invitational, Miami
2012 CAFAM Future, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing
2012 The Work Found Me, Galerie Samy Abraham, Paris
2012 Spring Exhibitions and Projects: Group 2, CCS Bard College, New York
2012 Ways beyond the internet, DLD 2012, Munich
2012 A Material World, PSM, Berlin
2012 Monochrom, Školská 28, Prague

2011 Performance Anxiety, Stadium, New York
2011 Quality Control, Contemporary Art Center, Cincinatti
2011 An Image, Kaleidoscope, Milan
2011 BCC#6, PM Gallery, REFERENCE Art Gallery, Richmond
2011 Times Square Show, Times, Berlin
2011 Grouped Show, Tanya Leighton, Berlin
2011 Amerika, América, Amerique!, Mark & Kyoko, Cleopatra’s, Berlin
2011 MAWU Lisa, New Gallery, London
2011 Not to be confused with...,Von Cirne, Cologne
2011 A Skeleton in the Closet, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg
2011 Agency for Unrealized Projects, Basel Based in Berlin, Berlin
2011 The Real-Fake, California State University, Sacramento
2011 A Painting Show, Autocenter, Berlin
2011 The Curators Battle, Grimm Museum, Berlin
2011 Metrospectives PROGRAM, The Future Gallery, Berlin
2011 Post Internet Survival Guide, The Future Gallery via Gentili Apri, Berlin

2010 POLYGONAL, Museum of Contemporary Art, Morelia
2010 Exhibition One, Gentili Apri / Chrystal Gallery, Berlin
2010 État de choses, Darsa Comfort, Zurich SPEED SHOW vol.3 - Peace!, A.Internetcafe, Amsterdam
2010 Rapidshare, Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin
2010 BYOB, Bureau Friederich projectstudio, Berlin
2010 Distorted Viewport, Forgotten Bar, Berlin
2010 eUIYPKQ8XyEka_3Y, Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin
2010 Enchanted, School of Development, Berlin
2010 Michael Jackson Doesn’t Quit Part 3, The Future Gallery, Berlin
2010 Multiplex, Peer 2 Space, Munich
2010 An Immaterial Survey of Our Peers, The Sullivan Galleries of The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago