This interview was conducted at China Academy of Art, Hangzhou on 27 November 2008.


Shi Hui (b. 1955, Shanghai) is an artist and professor in the Sculpture Department at the China Academy of Art, Hangzhou.

Shi received a B.A. from the Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts (now the China Academy of Art) in 1982. From 1982 to 1984, she taught at Shanghai Light Industry College, and from 1984 to 1993, at her alma mater, where she had the opportunity from 1986 to 1989 to study with Maryn Varbanov at the Institute Art Tapestry Varbanov (IATV).

In the late 1980s, Shi’s work was displayed in numerous exhibitions including the ‘Contemporary China Tapestry Exhibition’ (Shanghai, 1987), the ‘Chinese Modern Art’ exhibition (Gifu, Japan, 1988), the 13th Lausanne International Biennale of Tapestry (Lausanne, Switzerland, 1987), the ‘Chinese Modern Tapestry Exhibition’ (Hong Kong, 1988) and the ‘Special Exhibition of Chinese Tapestry’ (Lakeside Gallery, Chicago, USA, 1989).

Shi continues to work as an artist and exhibits widely.




自1987年以來,施慧活躍於藝術圈及學術界。其作品多次參與展覽,包括:〈蘊〉參加《中國現代壁掛藝術展覽》(1987,上海);《中國現代美術展》(1988,日本岐阜);〈壽〉參加第十三屆《洛桑國際壁掛雙年展》(1987,瑞士洛桑);〈藍〉參加 《中國現代壁掛藝術展》(1988,香港);〈梭〉參加《中國壁掛特展》(1989,美國芝加哥湖畔畫廊)。


In 2006, Asia Art Archive began a focused archiving project called 'Materials of the Future: Documenting Contemporary Chinese Art from 1980-1990'. This project aimed at developing a comprehensive collection of primary research materials including books, periodicals, newspapers, exhibition brochures, invitations, video recordings, correspondence, and other relevant documents. 

As part of this project, AAA digitised more than 80,000 items of material from personal archives to include artists Mao Xuhui, Wu Shanzhuan, Zhang Xiaogang, and Zhang Peili; curators and critics Fei Dawei, Lu Peng, and Zheng Shengtian; as well as the archives of Tokyo Art Gallery. As part of the research process over 75 in-depth interviews with key artists, curators, and critics were conducted. From a portion of these interviews, AAA created a documentary film about experimental art in South China (Guangzhou) in the 1980s entitled From Jean-Paul Sartre to Teresa Teng: Contemporary Cantonese Art in the 1980s.

AAA’s 1980s archiving project culminated with the launch of a comprehensive website portal called www.china1980s.org in September 2010.

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Interview with Shi Hui (Transcript, Simplified Chinese), 訪問:施慧(抄本, 簡體中文)