Xu Lei,1963 born in Nantong (Jiangsu Province). Graduated from the Fine Arts Department of Nanjing Arts Institute in 1984. The Director of the Research Department of Jiangsu Province Art Museum.
1989 China\ Avant-Garde (China art Museum, Beijing ).
1991 Xu Lei 's Painting Exhibition (Cultural Office of the Italian Embassy, Beijing).
The Practical Art of Paper (Shanghai Library, Shanghai).
1994 Solo Exhibition of xu lei (Jiangsu Province Art Museum).
1995 The Mystery of Absence: Xu Lei's Art Exhibition (Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong).
Walasse Ting & Xu Lei (The International Fine Art and Antiques for Asia, Singapore).
1996 Chinese Contemporary Art (International Art Garden Museum, Beijing).
The Art Show of Eight Artist From China (Browse & Darby Gallery, London).
1997 Xu Lei's New work (Browse & Darby Gallery, London).
1998 Exhibition of 5000 Years Of Chinese Art and Civilization(Guggenheim Museum, New York).
New Voices: Contemporary Art Dialogue Among Taipei, Hong kong & Shanghai(Dimensions Art Center, Taipei \ Hong Kong Arts Centre).
5 Chinese Artist (Arte Nel Castello).
1999 Illusions: Xu Lei's Art Exhibition(Keyi Gallery, Nanjing).
2000 Exhibition of 5000 Years of Chinese Art and Civilization(Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao).
Neo-Inkpaintings (Liuhaisu Art Museum, Shanghai \ Jiangsu Province Art Museum).
2000 Chinese Contemporary Inkpaintings and Sculpture, Paris.
2001 Exhibition of Chinese Ink & Wash Paintings, Edinburgh. Contemporary Silk-screen by Chinese Artists(Dynasty Art Group, Taipei).
2002 Behind the Reality Other Modernity(Dimensions Art Center, Taipei). Paper\Colour (TaiKang Art Museum, Shanghai). Contemporary artist Print art Exhibition(Today Gallery,Beijing).
2003 The Different Same (Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art).