Chen Shaoxiong



Chen Shaoxiong, nasce nel 1962 nella provincia del Guangdong, nel sud della Cina. È uno dei fondatori dalla scena contemporanea artistica di Canton e uno degli esponenti del Big Tail Elephant Group, gruppo che nasce all’inizio degli anni ’90 e che nel 2003 partecipa alla Biennale di Venezia. Il comune intento è quello di lavorare su temi politici e sociali, in risposta alla rapida urbanizzazione e all’inevitabile corruzione della città moderna.





Selected Solo Exhibition


2009 Chen Shaoxiong: Ink Things, Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, USA

Seeing is Believing , Boers-Li Gallery , Beijing

2008 Collective Memory, Art & Public - Cabinet PH, Geneva, Switzerland

CASH IN, Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong

2007 Visible and invisible, Known and Unknown, UniversalStudios-beijing, Beijing, China

Chen Shaoxiong Barbara Gross Galerie Munich Germany

2006 Chen Shaoxiong , Art & Public - Cabinet PH, Geneva, Switzerland

Ink City on Paper, The CourtYard Gallery, Beijing

let’s see who’s lucky, BizArt Art Center

2005 Double Landscape, Grace Alexander Contemporary Art Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland

Ink City: New Works by Chen Shaoxiong, The CourtYard Annex, Beijing, China

2003 Anti-C.S.X., Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou, China





Selected Group Exhibition



2010 Flowers of Chaos, Archivio regionale di Videoart, Verona, Italy

Mu :Screen- Three Generations of Chinese Video Art, UTS Gallery , Sydney, Australia

Double Infinity, Dutch Culture Centre-2010 Shanghai World EXPO, Shanghai

Glass Factory - Art in the New Financial Era, Iberia Art Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing

Timelapse - Switzerland China Media Art Exhibition, Kunsthaus CentrePasquArt Centre d'Art, Biel/Bienne

Looking Through Film: Traces of Cinema and Self Constructs in Contemporary Art, OCT, Shenzhen Jungle—A Close-Up Focus on Chinese Contemporary Art Trends, Platform China, Beijing 2009 Time Lapse, China –Switzerland Media Art Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing


2009 Time Lapse, China –Switzerland Media Art Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing

Extra/Ordinary: Video Art From Asia , Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, USA

Ink Storm, Transformer, Washington DC, USA

The 10th Lyon Biennale–The Spectacle of the Everyday, France

The 4th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale – LIVE and LET LIVE: Creators of Tomorrow, Japan

Summertime; or, Close-ups on Place We’ve (Never) Been, San Francisco art Institute, USA

The First Stop on the Super Highway , Nam June Paik Art Center, Yongin-si, Korea

China Urban , The Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Portland, Oregon, USA

Up close, Far away, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg

Post – American L.A, 18th Street Arts Center, Los angeles, USA

2008 The Fifth Floor –Ideas Taking Space,Tate Liverpool,U.K

Platform Seoul 2008: ” I have nothing to say and I am saying it”, Seoul, Korea

The 7th Gwangju Biennale: Annual Report, Korea

Xijing Olympics, Boers-Li Gallery,Beijing

China Power Station: Part III, MUDAM – Musee d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg

Asia Triennial Manchester 08, Asia Triennial Manchester, England

Too Early For Vacation, ev+a EVENTS, Limerick, Ireland

Orient Without Borders, Espace Louis Vuitton, Paris

Refabricating City, Hong kong & Shenzhen Bi-city Biennale Of Urbanism/Architecture

Crouching Paper, Hidden Dragon-Works on Paper, F2 Gallery, Beijing

Winter Group Show, Boers-Li Gallery

2007 One Fine Day, Rodin Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Tomorrow,SAMUSO:Space for Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

REBOOT-The Third Chengdu Biennale, Chengdu, China

City_net Asia 2007,Seoul Museum Of Art, Korea

???Beautiful New World: Contemporary Visual Culture From Japan, Long March Space, Beijing/Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou

TOMORROW NOW - when design meets science fiction, MUDAM - Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg

Critical Mass – Kritische Masse II, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern

All About Laughter-Humor in Contemporary Art, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo

2006 International Ink Biennale of Shenzhen: Ink, Life,Taste -To Sugar Add Some Salt, He Xiangning Museum of Art, Shenzhen

???ALLLOOKSAME? Art China Japan Korea, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy

China Power Station: Part 1, Serpentine Gallery, London

Infiltration: Idylls and Visions, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou

GUANGDONGTOKYO, Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan

China - Between Past and Future, House of World Cultures, Berlin, Germany

Mirror Worlds––New video art from Asia, IMA-Institute of Modern Art, Australia

2005 Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video From China, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

City, Open Door! Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture, Shenzhen

The 2nd Guangzhou Triennial: BEYOND-an Extraordinary Space of Experimentation for Modernization, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou

The 3rd Tirana Biennale: Go Inside, National Art Gallery, Tirana, Albania

Follow Me! Chinese Art at the Threshold of the New Millennium, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

Montpellier-China:1 (The 1St Montpellier Biennale of Chinese Contemporary Art), Montpellier, France

Emergency Biennale in Chechnya: A suitcase from Paris to Grosny, palais de Tokyo, Paris

Zooming into Focus, National Art Museum of China, Beijing

China! China!! China!!! Grace Alexander Contemporary Art Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland

In-Between Realities, Shanghai Gallery of Art Three on the bund, Shanghai


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