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Chen Wenbo

  • Vitamin 50 Watercolour on Paper200977 x 54 cm, 30.3 x 21.2 in
    Vitamin 50 Watercolour on Paper200977 x 54 cm, 30.3 x 21.2 in

  • Vitamin 51 Watercolour on Paper200977 x 54 cm, 30.3 x 21.2 in
    Vitamin 51 Watercolour on Paper200977 x 54 cm, 30.3 x 21.2 in

  • Medicine Photo Clippings on Paper200929.7 x 21 cm, 11.7 x 8.2 in
    Medicine Photo Clippings on Paper200929.7 x 21 cm, 11.7 x 8.2 in

Introduction

Born in 1969 and graduated from Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts, Chen Wenbo is currently living and working in Beijing. Chen Wenbo paints flashy-coloured portraits to transcribe a hallucinated vision of the Chinese society.

Education

  • 1991 Graduated from Sichuan Academy of Fine Art, Chongqing, China
  • 1999 Lives and works in Beijing, China

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2010 “ABIO-VIEW” Chen Wenbo’s Solo Exhibition", Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, China
  • 2009 “Brokening——Chen Wenbo Solo Exhibition”, UCCA, Beijing, China
  • 2008 “Epidemiology”, Galerie Michael Schultz, Berlin, Germany
  • “Asian Ray”, PKM Gallery, Beijing, China
  • 2006 “On the Green”, Courtyard Gallery, Beijing
  • 2003 “Back Door”, Hexiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
  • 2000 “Chen Wenbo Solo Exhibition”, Galerie LOFT, Paris, France

Group Exhibitions

  • 2012 “Opening Portrait", Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • 2011 "Spiritual / Material", Pékin Fine Arts, Beijing, China
  • "Structure of Vision-the sixth exhibition by young curator 2010", A4 Contemporary Arts Center, Chengdu, China
  • "Fabricator", Soka Art Center, Beijing, China
  • "2011 Art Changsha", Hunan Provincial Museum, Changsha, China
  • 2010 “Contemporary Drawing Fair 2010 in Paris”, Paris, France
  • “Erotic”, Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Beijing, China
  • “Thirty Years of Chinese Contemporary Art in Painting (1979-2009)”, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • “Picture Consumption: Research Representational Painting”, Times Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • “The 4th ShContemporary”, Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China
  • “All the Great Modern Things - Chinese Pop”, Hasemauer 1, 49074 Osnarueck, Germany
  • “Opening Exhibition of Chongqing Ling Gallery: Ways of Seeing”,
  • Chongqing Ling Gallery, Chongqing, China
  • “Contemporary Artists Group Exhibition - the Opening Exhibition of 5 Art Space”, 5 Art Space
  • 2009 “Inaugural Exhibition”, Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Beijing, China
  • “The Second Reality-Chinese Contemporary Art Group Exhibition”, Meridian International Center, Washington, U.S.A.
  • “Blackboard”, No.796 Huaihai Middle Road, Shanghai, China
  • “The Observation of Reality” Exhibition, The Joy Art, Beijing, China
  • “The New Attitude of Image” Exhibition, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
  • 2008 “Open ev+ a 2008”, Limerick, Ireland
  • “The Sichuan Movement”, Museum Nasional, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • “Empty”, Primo Marella Gallery, Milan, Italy
  • “Portraying Food(and the Absence of if)”,Walsh Gallery, Chicago, U.S.A.
  • “Our Future”, Guy&Myriam Ullens Collection, Beijing, China
  • “Poznan Mediations International Biennale of Contemporary Art”, Poznan, Poland
  • 2007 “2 Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art”, Moscow, Russia
  • “Chinese Vanguard”, Madrid, Spain
  • “Departing from the Southwest”, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
  • “From New Figurative Image to New Painting”, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
  • “Floating” New Generation of Art in China, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
  • “Negative Re-Actions”, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, China
  • “Thermocline of Art”, New Asias Waves ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • “Sport in Art”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China
  • “Energy: Spirit Body Material”, Beijing Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • “New Painting from China”, Kamakura Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2006 “2006 Shanghai Biennale”, Shanghai ,China
  • “Beyond Dimension: Chinese New Painting”, Nanjing Square Gallery of Contemporary Art, Nanjing, China
  • “Body and History”, Heng Center, Nanjing, China
  • “Art 37 Basel”, Gallery Hyundai, Basel, Switzerland
  • “Contemporary China”, pkm Gallery, Seoul, Korea
  • “Development of Realism: Oil Paintings from Mainland China after 1978”, Taipei City Art Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2005 “The Biennale of Contemporary Chinese Art”, Montpellier, France
  • “Dr. Uli Sigg Collections Exhibition”, Switzerland
  • “Follow Me”, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
  • “The Second Triennial of Chinese Art”, Nanjing Museum, Nanjing, China
  • “The Biennale of Beijing”, Beijing, China
  • 2004 “Temporality, LA Gallery”, Beijing, China
  • “All Under Heaven - China now!, Koninklijk Museum, Centre Régional d'Art, Antwerp, Belgium
  • “Object System: Doing Nothing”, ARCO2004, Madrid, Spain
  • “East of the South in the West/West of the South in the East”, Villa Arson, Nice, France
  • “Fiac 2004”, Paris, France
  • “Frieze Art Fair”, London, U.K.
  • “Contemporain de Sète”, Sète, France
  • 2003 “Out of Focus”, 25,000 Cultural Transmission Center, Beijing, China
  • “Beyond Dimension”, Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China
  • “Chinart”, Museo del Arte Contemporanea di Roma, Rome, Italy
  • “Chinart”, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary
  • 2002 “Miragel”, Suzhou Art Museum, Suzhou, China
  • “Paris-Peking”, Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris, France
  • “Chinese Modernity”, Foundation Armando Alvares Penteado, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • “Chinart”, Museum Kuppersmuhle Sammlung Grothe, Duisburg, Germany
  • “Guanghzhou Triennial”, Guangdong Art Museum, Guangzhou, China
  • “Too Much Flavor”, 3H Art Center, Shanghai, China
  • 2001 “Next Generation”, City Art Center, Paris, France
  • “On Boys and Girls”, Upriver Loft, Kunming, China, Soobin Art Gallery, Singapore
  • “1st Chengdu Biennale”, Modern Art Museum, Chengdu, China
  • 2000 “Future”, Contemporary Art Center of Macao(CACOM),Macao
  • “Contemporary Chinese Portraits”, L’Espace Cultural Francois Mitterand, Perigueux, France
  • “Personality and sociability in Arts”, Guangdong Art Museum, Guangzhou, China
  • “Ordinary and the Extraordinary”, Shanghai, China
  • 1999 “Post-Sensibility: Alien Bodies and Delusion”, Shaoyaoju, Beijng, China
  • “Representing the people”, Tyneand Weir Museum Newcastle, U.K.
  • “Dongyu Art Museum Collection”, Dongyu Library, Shenyang, China
  • “Beauty Like Materialism:’99 China New Conceptual Art Exhibition”, Art Department of East China Teacher University, Shanghai, China
  • “Poly Phenolrene”, Bow Gallery, Beijing, China
  • “’99 Academic Exhibition”, Upriver Gallery, Chengdu, China
  • “Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition”, Paris Art Center, Paris, France
  • 1998 “Confused”, Contemporary Art Fair Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 1997 “’97 ART COLONGE”, Gallery Urs Meile, Cologne, Germany
  • “Chinese Video Art 1997”, CIFA Gallery Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
  • 1996 “South Western Conceptual Art Show, Exhibition Hall of the Communications University of Chengdu, Chengdu, China
  • 1994 “Fragmentation”, Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts, Chongqing, China
  • 1993 “China Oil Painting Biennal”, China Art Gallery, Beijing, China
  • 1992 “The First Guangzhou Oil Painting Biennal”, Guangzhou Exhibition Centre, Guangzhou, China
  • “Art Asian”, Hong Kong Exhibition Center, Hong Kong, China

Public Collections

  • Baron von Ullens Collection, Switzerland
  • Olenska Foundation, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Guy & Myriam Ullens Foundation, Belgium
  • Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
  • Dr. Uli Sigg Collection, Switzerland
  • He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
  • Jean Marc Collection, France
  • Guan Yi Collection, Beijing, China
  • Chow Hallam Collection, Hong Kong
  • Fondation LVMH pour l’Art et la Création, France