Xiao-Ye Bought A House (Xiao Ye Mai Fang) is a 35-minute-long documentary film by Chinese visual artist Xiaowei Chen, recipient of 2007 Artadia Awards. The film chronicles the experience of young painter, Xiao-Ye, in pursuing his own studio in a suburb of Beijing. What appeared to be a straightforward transaction of real estate became a struggle between the young artist's yearning and the old-fashioned deception and treachery of the provincial authority. It also laid bare the difference between his dreams and the reality.