Hamburger Bahnhof – Nationalgalerie der Gegenwart
Xinyi Cheng (born 1989 in Wuhan, lives and works in Paris) was awarded the Baloise Art Prize in 2019. As with the previous two prize-winners, Sam Pulitzer and Lawrence Abu Hamdan, this award comes with an acquisition by the Baloise Group for the collection of the Nationalgalerie. In her first solo exhibition in a major museum, Cheng will be presenting around 30 paintings and 6 photographs in the Hamburger Bahnhof, including numerous new works.
Painting is at the centre of Cheng's artistic practice. Her works often have a focus on male figures. Besides individual portraits, she also depicts her models in their interaction with each other. The surrounding space remains mostly undefined and often consists of internally structured, monochromatic backgrounds. Through this, the bodies of the figures seem to emerge from the surface of the paintings. Their relationship to each other is only hinted at through tender gestures and intimate moments, but also through enigmatic actions, and thus left undefined by Cheng. In her first institutional solo exhibition, Cheng presents a series of new paintings.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a publication through Wienand Verlag, with a text by the artist and an essay by Sven Beckstette.
The exhibition is made possible by the Baloise Group.
A special exhibition by the Nationalgalerie of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.
Address / Getting there
Invalidenstraße 50 - 51
partially wheelchair accessible
Access to the Rieckhallen is currently not barrier-free. Please contact the information desk at the ticket office if necessary.
S+U-Bahn, Tram und Bus: Hauptbahnhof
Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Tue 10:00 - 18:00
Wed 10:00 - 18:00
Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 11:00 - 18:00
Opening times on public holidays Opening hours
Prices / Tickets
Hamburger Bahnhof + temporary exhibitions
14,00 EUR Concessions 7,00
+ temporary exhibitions
Annual Ticket from 25,00 EUR
free time slot ticket required
Admission / Public health measures
"Xinyi Cheng: The Horse With The Eye Blinders" in the Webshop of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Excerpt from the catalogue for the exhibition "Xinyi Cheng. The Horse with Eye Blinders" (PDF, 283 KB, German/English)
Excerpt from the catalogue for the exhibition "Xinyi Cheng. The Horse with Eye Blinders" (PDF, 283 KB)