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Xu Zhen


Xu Zhen - biography


Xu Zhen - selected artworks



born 1977 in Shanghai


education 1996 Graduated from Shanghai Arts & Crafts Institute


solo exhibitions
2009 ARCO Madrid 2009, 28 International Contemporary Art Fair
2008 Impossible is Nothing – Xu Zhen Solo Exhibition, Long March Space
  Xu Zhen, Folkert de Jong and Martha Colburn, Shanghart Supermarket
  Just did it ! James Cohan Gallery
  Untitled – Xu Zhen Solo Exhibition, ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai
2007 Art '38 Basel, Art Unlimited-Xu Zhen 18 Days (at B3), Art Fair Switzerland
2006 Xu Zhen: 8848 - 1.86, ShanghART Gallery H-Space, Shanghai
  8848 - 1.86-Xu Zhen Solo Exhibition, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  An Animal - Xu Zhen's solo exhibition, 2577 Longhua Road, Xuhui district, Shanghai
  2002 Careful, Don't Get Dirty, Galerie Waldburger, Berlin, Germany
    A Young Man-Xu Zhen Solo Exhibition, Bizart, Shanghai


group exhibitions
2009 Another scene – artists’ projects, concepts and ideas, ShanghART Gallery
    Fact and Fiction – Recent works from The UBS Art Collection, Guangdong
    Museum of Art, Ghuangzhou
    Impossible-8 Chinese Artists Engage Absurdity, San Francisco Arts
    Commission Gallery + Mission 17, San Francisco

Five Years of Duolun: Chinese Contemporary Art Retrospective Exhibition, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art

    Art Basel Miami Beach 08, booth of ShanghART Gallery
    ARTissima Turin – The Forgotten Bar Project, booth of ShangART Gallery
    FIAC 2008, Paris, booth of ShanghART Gallery

Avant-Garde china: Twenty Years of Chinese Contemporary Art, The National Art Center, Tokyo

    Our Future – The Guy & Myriam Ullens Foundation Collection, Beijing
  2007 China- Facing Reality, Museum of Modern Art Ludwig Foundation Vienna, Austria
    China Power Station: Part II-curated by Julia Peyton-Jones, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Gunnar B. Kvaran, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway
    China Welcomes you-Desires, Struggles, New Identities,  Journey Venice, Italy
    A l'horizon de Shangri-La, Frac Lorraine, France
    Individual Position 2, ShanghART Gallery H-Space, Shanghai
    The Real Thing-Contemporary Art from China, Tate Liverpool, UK
  2006 everyday people-curated by Jason Waite, Festival of Creativity, Fortezza di Basso - Florence, Italy
    ALLLOOKSAME? Art from China, Japan and Korea-curated by Francesco Bonami, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy
    China Power Station: Part I.-co-organised by the Serpentine Gallery, London and the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Battersea Power Station, London, UK
    On Mobility, De Appel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    China Contemporary Architecture, Art and Visual Culture, Netherlands Architecture Institute; Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen; Netherlands fotomuseum, The Netherlands
    Microscope, Chinese Contempory Art, Macao Art Museum, Macao
    Restless, Photography and New Media, MoCA, Shanghai
    The Thirteen: Chinese Video Now, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York, U.S.A.
  2005 Zooming into Focus (NAMoC)-Contemporary Chinese Photography and Video from the Haudenschild Collection, National Art Museum Of China, Beijing
    51st Biennale di Venezia-China Pavilion, Venice, Italy
    Melbourne International Arts Festival, Spacement, Watson Place, Melbourne, Autralia
    Archaeology of the Future - The Second Triennial of Chinese Art-Curated by Qiu Zhijie, Zuo Jing, Zhu Tong, Nanjing Museum, Nanjing
    Yokohama International Triennale of Contemporary Art 2005, Yokohama, Japan
    Shanghai Constructions, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai
    Videozoom: Chinese Video Artists-The City: Mirage and reflection, Galeria Sala 1, Centro Internazionale d'Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy
    Mahjong-Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Monuments of the USA, Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco, USA
    Follow Me!-Contemporary Chinese Art at the Threshold of the Millenium, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
    5th Shanghai Biennale-Techniques of the Visible, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai
    The Monk and The Demon-(Le moine et le démon, Art contemporain chinois), Musee Art Contemporain Lyon, Lyon, France
    A I'Ouest du Sud de l'Est-L'annee de la Chine, CRAC Centre Regional d'Art Contemporain Languedoc-Roussillon, Sete, France
    China Now, MOMA Film at the Gramercy Theater, New York, USA
    Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China, ICP and the Asia Society, NY, USA (traveling, Museum of Contemporary Art and the Smart Museum of Art, Chicago; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle; the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, USA; V&A, London, UK; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany)
    Chine: Generation Video, Mep-Maison Europeene de la photographie, Paris, France
    Regeneration: Contemporary Chinese Art from China and the US, Samek Art Gallery, Bucknewll University, Lewisburg, USA





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