The best exhibitions in Beijing this April

The best exhibitions and art events in Beijing this April

Our pick of the best art events and exhibitions happening in Beijing this April. Some are on all month, while some are one-off events, so make sure you don't miss your chance to see some of the most talented names in contemporary art while they're showing in the capital.

Events disappear from this page as they pass, so if you're looking at a sparse page you missed the boat [sad face]. But come back next month for another glut of events to keep you entertained.

National Geographic: A New Age of Exploration 2.0

Critics' pick

Covering over 130 years of the landmark magazine's stunning history, this exhibition brings to life photos taken from all corners of the earth and elaborates on the often haunting stories behind them. After doing so well the last time this exhibition was in town, it returns again with over 100 classic Nat Geo images.

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Beijing World Art Museum (中华世纪坛世界艺术馆) , A9 Fuxing Lu Every day except Monday Buy tickets

Marina Abramović

Critics' pick

Marina Abramović, a Serbian performance artist who works with video, photographs, sculpture and more, has been exploring feminist and body art for over 40 years. Her pieces challenge the relationship between artist and viewer, calling for her audiences to reinterpret the possibilities and limitations of the body and mind. 

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Light Society , No.56, 12 Zhuyuan Lu Shunyi Beijing Beijing Every day except Monday Buy tickets

Richard Tuttle: Introduction To Practice

Critics' pick

Richard Tuttle: Introduction To Practice is the first museum survey in China of the work of renowned artist and poet Richard Tuttle, curated by Victor Wang. The exhibition was developed as a path, a specific journey into the visual and 'un-visual' language that constitutes Tuttle’s practice.

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M Woods (木木美术馆) , 2 Jiuxianqiao Road Every day except Monday

Leila Alaoui: Ya Rayah

Critics' pick

Late French-Moroccan artist Leila Alaoui used her photographs and videos to explore identity, diversity and migration. For the first exhibition of her works in China, Galleria Continua presents Ya Rayah. Speaking to exile, Alaoui's exhibition examines the suffering and melancholy experienced by those no longer present in their homes.

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Galleria Continua (常青画廊) , 2 Jiuxianqiao Lu Every day except Monday

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