What’s On


Ryuichi Sakamoto:
seeing sound
hearing time

With collaborative works by Shiro Takatani | Daito Manabe | Zakkubalan | Apichatpong Weerasethakul Curated by Sachiko Namba, Victor Wang, Zhang Youdai Exhibition Dates: 10 March 2021 - August 8, 2021

M WOODS is proud to present the largest and most comprehensive survey exhibition to date devoted to Japanese composer and artist Ryuichi Sakamoto. The exhibition is Sakamoto’s first institutional solo show in China, and centres around eight key large-scale works and sound installations that redefine how we experience an album of music or an art exhibition, while proposing different ways of understanding the world through sound and technology.


Online  Projects

Art Is Still Here: A Hypothetical Show for a Closed Museum
2020 FEB 13 – ONGOING


Past Special Projects

Organs Underground

Date: 2020.10.30 — 2021.12.13

M WOODS Publication 

M WOODS Publishing Program.


Live events, music, performances, parties
M WOODS 798 and M WOODS Hutong

M WOODS Education 

M WOODS Education Program

M WOODS Tongue

M Woods Tongue restaurant

Upcoming Exhibitions


'Italian Renaissance Drawings: A Dialogue with China'
03 Sept 2021 - 20 Feb 2022
Curated by: Victor Wang and Sarah Vowles
M WOODS Hutong

Works from the British Museum Collection by:
Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Titian, Raphael, Polidoro da Caravaggio, Lorenzo di Credi, and more.

In dialogue with artists:  Hao Liang (郝量), Hu Xiaoyuan (胡晓媛), Jin Shangyi (靳尚谊), Kan Xuan (阚萱), Liu Xiaodong (刘小东), Liu Ye (刘野), Qiu Xiaofei (仇晓飞), Xie Nanxing (谢南星), Yu Ji (于吉), Zeng Fanzhi (曾梵志)

M WOODS and the British Museum (U.K.) are proud to present 'Italian Renaissance Drawings: A Dialogue with China’, the first collaborative exhibition between the British Museum and an independent, not-for-profit art museum in China.

M WOODS’ Artistic Director and Chief Curator Victor Wang, is working closely with the British Museum’s Smirnov Family Curator of Italian & French Prints & Drawings, Sarah Vowles, to consider what a Renaissance beyond Europe could be, and introducing a cross-cultural global perspective to these historical works on paper.


Austin Lee
Coming soon! 
Human Nature


M WOODS is excited to announce the first solo museum exhibition by American artist Austin Lee (b. 1983). Titled ‘Human Nature’, the exhibition will be Lee’s largest and most comprehensive exhibition to date, and includes work in a range of media –  painting, animation, murals, and several new large-scale installations.

Salman Toor

M WOODS is delighted to announce a presentation in early 2022 of Salman Toor!
This will be the Pakistan born, New York based artist’s first museum solo exhibition in Asia.

Past Exhibitions


Previous Projects


M WOODS Collection and F.A.T.  

M WOODS Hutong

Newly established in central Beijing

M WOODS Conversations

M WOODS Conversations is a new platform to the museum that brings together well-known figures in the fields of art, culture, design, ecology, and other subjects.  M WOODS 798 and M WOODS Hutong 


The museum’s new night club and hybrid space for live and time-based art, music, and dance.
M WOODS Hutong

Inaugural M WOODS Scholarship

The M WOODS Scholarship is a new fully-funded scholarship for two deserving applicants from China, or of Chinese decent, to attend a two-year program of their choice at The New Centre for Research & Practice.

Art Is Still Here: A Hypothetical Show for a Closed Museum 

Here at M WOODS we recognize that the current health emergency in China has affected our communities and has forced many of our museums, institutions and galleries to close, leaving a space in which the arts can comment and reflect.

As a public museum, we ask how we then experience art during times of institutional closure: what are the forms that art and art museums must take when galleries become inaccessible to the public?

In light of this, M WOODS will present ‘Art Is Still Here: A Hypothetical Show for a Closed Museum’, an online exhibition of moments and happenings – contributions of artworks, videos, photographs, words, poems, instructions and thoughts – by artists and thinkers around the theme of ecology, nature, extinction, isolation and kinship, curated by our Artistic Director and Chief Curator Victor Wang.

Conceived as a long-term visual project that will virtually occupy both M WOODS museum locations (798 and Hutong), this experimental exhibition will unfold over a period of several weeks: different galleries of the museum will be open virtually, with accompanying artworks presented online through the museum’s online platforms – Weibo, WeChat, Instagram and Facebook – throughout the duration of the show. 

In the context of Mainland China, social media has now become a very powerful tool in sharing information and connecting communities both locally and internationally during the quarantine period.  With no end date set for this project, the timeframe is contingent on the opening of our museums and public institutions, and therefore artists will continuously be invited to participate.

Through this activity we hope to continue our mission of working with artists to provide art for the public, making it accessible at all times and in all circumstances.

[Opening February 13 – Continuous ]

With Contributions By:


Allora and Calzadilla

Annika Eriksson

Babi Badalov

Basim Magdy

Cerith Wyn Evans

Cheng Ran

Chulayarnnon Siriphol

Colectivo Los Ingrávidos

Daniel Steegmann Mangrané

Éléonore Saintagnan & Grégoire Motte

Fan Xi

Fang Di

Haroon Mirza

Hu Xiaoyuan

Huang Rui

Jonathas de Andrade

Katja Novitskova

Lawrence Abu Hamdan

Lawrence Lek

Li Binyuan

Lin Tianmiao

Li Tingwei

Liu Shiyuan

Lu Pingyuan

Lu Yang

Miao Ying

Michael Najjar


Oscar Murillo

Patty Chang

Raqs Media Collective

Reynier Leyva Novo

Richard Tuttle

Robert Zhao Renhui

Solange Pessoa

Stephanie Comilang

Sun Xun

Tania Bruguera

Timur Si-Qin

Victoria Sin

Xiang Jing

Xie Nanxing

Yang Yuanyuan

Yang Zhenzhong

Yu Ji

Zadie Xa

Zhang Enli

Zhang Peili

Zhao Zhao

AND more artists and contributions to be announced throughout the week!

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Monks and Artists
July 14 - September 2, 2018

Cristof Yvoré

Cristof Yvoré
March 4 - June 11, 2017

Reverence, Energy, Spirit

All Means are Sacred
March 27 - July 24, 2016

M WOODS Collection

Collection Exhibition
August 5 - October 7, 2015


Pale Fire: Revising Boundaries
October 10, 2014 - January 10, 2015

Yinka Shonibare CBE: Radical Hybridity

Curated by Victor Wang   
Date: 2020. 25. 8 – 2020. 11 .10
Location: M WOODS Art Community, Longfu Building 9th Floor, Temple Galleries,
Opening: 25 August

Richard Tuttle 

Richard Tuttle: Introduction to Practice
Curated by Victor Wang
16 March – 16 June 2019

Liang Shaoji

Liang Shaoji
September 15 - November 11, 2018

Nicolas Party

Nicolas Party: Arches
November 30, 2018 - February 24, 2019

Paul McCarthy

Paul McCarthy: Innocence
March 17 - June 17, 2018

Lu Yang

Lu Yang: Encephalon Heaven
October 28, 2017 - February 11, 2018

Post-internet Artists

Heart of the Tin Man
June 30 - October 8, 2017

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol: Contact
August 6, 2016 - January 15, 2017


“Full of Peril and Weirdness”: Painting as a Universalism
Curated by Robin Peckham and Wanwan Lei
October 29, 2015 - January 25, 2016

Guido van der Werve

Guido van der Werve: Nummer veertien, home
March 20 - June 20, 2015



798 Art Zone D-06,
No.2 Jiuxianqiao Rd, Chaoyang, Beijing

开放时间 Opening hours:
周二-周日 Tue-Sun 11:00-19:00
最后入场Last admission 18:00
每周一闭馆 Closed on Mon(法定假日除外 Holiday excepted)
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Qianliang Hutong 38, Building 3,
Longfusi St 95, Dongcheng, Beijing

开放时间 Opening hours:
周二-周日 Tue-Sun 10:00-19:00
最后入场 Last admission 18:00 每周一闭馆 Closed on Mon%Arabica 照常营业 opens as usual



798 Art Zone D-06,
No.2 Jiuxianqiao Rd, Chaoyang, Beijing
(Behing M WOODS 798 Location)

敬请期待 Opening soon



Qianliang Hutong 38, Building 3,
Longfusi St 95, Dongcheng, Beijing

(Underneath M WOODS Hutong)

开放时间即将公布 Regular opening time announcing soon

©M WOODS 2019