Xiao Hui Wang, born in Tianjin, China, is an artist, mainly working in the field of photography as well as film and media art. She has also made a name for herself as an author. In 1986 she gained a fellowship from Germany. Since then she lives in both Munich and Shanghai.
Xiao Hui Wang’s art works have been presented in various exhibitions - most are solo-shows - in museums and galleries of numerous countries and are collected by private and public institutions alike.
She has been a professor at Tongji University in Shanghai since 2002.
Here she founded the institute “Xiao Hui Wang Art Center” in 2003 and the “Tongji International Media Art Center” (TIMAC) in 2006. She has also been appointed the art-director of the International Automobile City “German City” in Shanghai.
To date, she has published over 40 books and mostly of them are catalogues of photographic works. Her biographic work „My Visual Diary “ is since many years a best selling book and won important prizes in China, like the „Shanghai Excellent Book Award“, „National Literature of Female Authors Award” and the „Bingxin Award“. Since fall 2006 is published in German language by Hoffmann und Campe.
Xiao Hui Wang has received many awards. Her work as a “Cultural Ambassador” led her to receiving the “German-Sino Friendship Award” from the German Government. She was named as one of the top 50 “Chinese who Impact the Future of the World” by the Hong Kong magazine “Phoenix Life”. She was appointed as an honorary member of the BFF (German Association of Freelance Photographers), the “International Star Artist Award” at Art Masters in St. Moritz, “Photographer of the Year” by Shanghai Media Group, “Artist of the Year” by South China Media Group, “Most Valuable Female Artist” by Harper’s Bazaar, just to name a few.