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Ding Yi

  • Appearance of Crosses 2016-B26 chalk and charcoal on canson paper 2016 180 x 113.5 cm, 71 x 45 in
    Appearance of Crosses 2016-B26 chalk and charcoal on canson paper 2016 180 x 113.5 cm, 71 x 45 in

  • Appearance of Crosses 2016-B27 chalk and charcoal on canson paper 2016 180 x 113.5 cm, 71 x 45 in
    Appearance of Crosses 2016-B27 chalk and charcoal on canson paper 2016 180 x 113.5 cm, 71 x 45 in

  • Appearance of Crosses 2016-B28 chalk and charcoal on canson paper 2016 180 x 113.5 cm, 71 x 45 in
    Appearance of Crosses 2016-B28 chalk and charcoal on canson paper 2016 180 x 113.5 cm, 71 x 45 in

  • 2009 Sketch No.2 Pencil and Watercolor on Paper200919.5 x 27 cm, 7.7 x 10.6 in
    2009 Sketch No.2 Pencil and Watercolor on Paper200919.5 x 27 cm, 7.7 x 10.6 in

  • 7 Circles Color Pencil on Paper200919.5 x 27 cm, 7.7 x 10.6 in
    7 Circles Color Pencil on Paper200919.5 x 27 cm, 7.7 x 10.6 in

Introduction

Born in 1962 and graduated from the Fine Arts Department of Shanghai University, Ding Yi is currently living and working in Shanghai. Ding Yi is one of China’s leading abstract painters; he is known for his meticulous work, creating canvases filled with crosses.

Education

  • 1962 Born in Shanghai
  • 1983 Graduated from Shanghai Arts & Crafts Institute
  • 1990 Graduated from Shanghai University, Fine Arts Department

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2012 "Appearance of Crosses", Galerie Karsten Greve AG, St. Moritz, Switzerland
  • 2011 "Specific Abstracted, Ding Yi Solo Exhibition", Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • "DING YI, Appearance of Crosses", Galerie Waldburger, Brussels, Belgium
  • 2010 "Ding Yi Fluorescence - New Catalogue Release Cocktail Party", Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • 2008 “DING YI - recent works”, Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne,Germany
  • “Appearance of Crosses from 1989-2007-Solo Exhibition of Ding Yi”, Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
  • 2007 “DING YI”, Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris, France
  • 2006 “Graticule-Ding Yi's Works from 1989 to 2006”, ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai, China
  • 2005 “Ding Yi-Appearance of Crosses”, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, U.K.
  • 2004 “Crossed Vision-Works by Ding Yi”, CAAW-China Art Archive & Warehouse, Beijing, China
  • “Small Works”, ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • 2003 “Appearance of Crosses”, Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne, Switzerland
  • 2002 “Appearance of Crosses”, Galerie Waldburger, Berlin, Germany
  • 2000 “Ding Yi: Fluorescence on Tartan”, China Art Archive & Warehouse, Beijing, China
  • 1998 “Ding Yi: Crosses '89-'97”, International Art Palace, Beijing, China
  • 1997 “Ding Yi: Crosses '97”, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai 1996“15 x Red”, ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • 1995 “Ding Yi, Opere su Carta - Paper Works of Ding Yi”, Galleria degli Archi, Comiso, Italy
  • 1994 “Exhibition of Ding Yi's Abstract Art Works”, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • “Ding Yi's Work on Paper”, Guangzhou Fine Art Academy, Guangzhou, China

Group Exhibitions

  • 2012 "Shanghai Art Fair 2012", Booth Number:F32+33 , Art Fairs ShanghaiMART, Shanghai, China
  • "SH Contemporary 2012", Booth nr:M06, The Asia Pacific Contemporary Art Fair, Art Fairs Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China
  • "ShanghART Group Exhibition in Summer", ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • "The Seventh Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale, Accidental Message: Art is Not a System, Not a World", OCAT, Shenzhen, China
  • "ShanghART Group Exhibition", ShanghART Beijing, Beijing, China
  • "ShanghART Group Exhibition", ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • 2011 "Growing Up, Exhibition celebrating SWFC 3rd & ShanghART Gallery 15th Anniversary", Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai, China
  • "CHINA: The Art of a Nation: Outdoor Exhibition: Landscape in Mind", The Kennedy Center, Washington, U.S.A.
  • "Contemporary Art Exhibition Documentation Project II:" Let's Talk about Money--1st International Fax Art Exhibition in Shanghai 1996"", ShanghART Taopu, Shanghai, China
  • "Chinese Abstract Slow Art", Singer Laren Museum, Laren, Netherlands
  • "Breaking Away, An Abstract Art Exhibition", Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, China
  • "Verso Est, Chinese Architectural Landscape", National Museum of XXI Century Arts, MAXXI Architettura Gallery 1, Rome, Italy
  • "Collecting History , China New Art", Chengdu Museum of Contemporary Art, Chengdu, China
  • "Tao of Nature, 2011 Chinese Abstract Art Exhibition", Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China
  • "Image History Existence, TaiKang Life 15th Anniversary Art Collection Exhibition", National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
  • 2010 "One by one, ShanghART Group Show, ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai China
  • "DIAL 62761232, A Document On A Contemporary Art Event", ShanghART Taopu, Shanghai, China
  • "Reshaping History: Chinart from 2000-2009, Special Documenta", China National Convention Center, Beijing, China
  • "The State of Things, Contemporary Art from China and Belgium", National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
  • "The Burden of Represtation, Abstraction in Asia Today", Osage Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • "Culture of Shanghai, The Artists Concerned by HWAS", HAWS Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • "Coincidence, Don Gallery", Shanghai, China
  • "Thirty Years of Chinese Contemporary Art", Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • "Exhibition in the Sky", Pudong tower advertisement boards, Shanghai, China
  • "Shanghai", Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, U.S.A.
  • "Shanghai Modern Exhibition", CAI; Gallery Monma Annex, Sapporo, Japan
  • "Chinese Contemporary Art in the Year of the Tiger", Centre Culturel de Rencontre "Abbaye de Neumunster", Luxembourg
  • "Photo Exhibition of Contemporary Artists", Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • "Chinese Contemporary Artist in Their Twenties", Beijing Angle Modern Art, Beijing, China
  • 2009 “Inaugural Exhibition”, Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Beijing, China
  • “Shanghai History in Making from 1979 till 2009-curator: Biljana Ciric”, 436 Jumen Rd., Shanghai, China
  • “Warm Up”, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • “In Print”, Dialogue Space, Beijing, China
  • “A Group Exhibition of ShanghART Artists”, ShanghART Beijing, Beijing, China
  • “Fan Ceremony-Works On Paper”, Yard Gallery, Art 40 Basel, Art Fairs Basel, Switzerland
  • “Yi Pai-Century Thinking A Contemporary Art Exhibition”, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • “Domus Collection” New York | Beijing, White Space, Beijing, China
  • “Un-natural-A New Discussion on Nature and Chinese Traditions”, Beijing Center for the Arts, Beijing, China
  • “ShanghART Group Show”, ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • “Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection”-Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from, Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Salem, U.S.A.
  • “Not in Shanghai”, Gegenstandsfreier Kunst Museum, Otterndorf, Germany
  • “Another scene-artists' projects, concepts and ideas”, ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai, China
  • “Contemporary Edge—Printmaking Works Group Exhibition of Contemporary Artists”, Chongqing Jiangshan Art Museum, Chongqing, China
  • “Collision——Experimental Cases of Contemporary Chinese Art”, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
  • “The Very Tension” group exhibition, Luodai Ancient Town, China
  • “The Principle of Fans ——Summer Special Exhibition”, Fine Arts Literature Art Centre, Wuhan, China
  • 2008 “Five Years of Duolun: Chinese Contemporary Art Retrospective Exhibition”, Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Duolun road No.27, Shanghai, China
  • “Generations”, ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai, China
  • “Hybrid”, ShanghART at Huaihai Rd 796, Shanghai, China
  • “Avant-Garde China: Twenty Years of Chinese Contemporary Art”, The National Art Center, Tokyo, The National Museum of Art, Osaka; Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagoya, Japan
  • “China University Culture-2008 Contemporary Art Exhibition”, New B Gallery, No.97 Mo Gan Shan Road; MGS 99 Studio, No.99 Mo Gan Shan Road, Shanghai, China
  • “Material Link-A Dialogue Between Greek and Chinese Artists”, MoCA, Shanghai, China
  • “UWANTART: The New Signature in Art-Special Inaugural Exhibition • Volume Two”, “UWANTART”, 800 the Art Zone 303-305, Wujiaochang 800 E Guoshun Lu, Yangpu, Shanghai, China
  • “The Tale of Silk-A Hermès Exhibition”, Beijing Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • “Writing on the Wall-Chinese New Realism and Avant-Garde in the Eighties and nineties”, The Groninger Museum, Groningen, Netherlands
  • “Red Aside-Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection”, The Joan Miró Foundation, Sants-Montjuïc, Spain
  • “Selected”, ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai, China
  • 2007 “85 New Wave-The Birth of Chinese Contemporary Art”, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
  • “The Tale of Silk-A Hermès Exhibition”, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • “Rejected Collection-More the 40 Chinese Artists /Over 60 Rejected Proposals”, Ke Center for Contemporary Arts, Shanghai, China
  • “Individual Positions 1”, ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • “Strategy on Paper-Works on Paper Invitational Exhibition”, Square Gallery of contemporary Art, Nanjing, China
  • “Harmony and Difference-East China Contemporary Sculpture Invitational Exhibition”, Art Space of Fine Art College from Shanghai University, Shanghai, China
  • “Shanghai Attitude-Invitation Exhibition of Contemporary Art in Shanghai”, No.3758 QixinRd., Minhang District, Shanghai, China
  • 2006 “Z-art Center Opening Exhibition”, Z-art Center, Shanghai, China
  • “Art in Motion”, Moca Shanghai, Shanghai, China
  • “Entry Gate:Chinese Aesthetics of Heterogeneity”, Moca, Shanghai, China
  • 6th Shanghai Biennale - Hyper Design, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • “Witness”, Blue Dreamland Gallery, Chengdu, China
  • “Shanghai Academic Culture-Contemporary Art Exhibition by Shanghai Universities’ teachers”, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • “Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection”, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
  • “In The Name of Material”, Hss Art Centre, Shanghai, China
  • “Transform-Artist Created by Their Works”, Jing Art Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • “Works on paper”, Xuhui Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • “The Blossoming of Realism-The oil painting of mainland China since 1978”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Contemporary Chinese Art”, Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne, Germany
  • “Contemporary China”, PKM Gallery, Seoul, Korea
  • 2005 “Born in China”, Goedhuis Contemporary, London, U.K.
  • “Alien Illusion”, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • “Cina: Prospettive d' Arte Contemporanea”, Spazio Oberdan, Milano, Italy
  • “Mahjong-Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection”, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland
  • “In Their 40's”, ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai, China
  • “Shenzhen Art Biennale”, OCT Contempory Art Centre, Shenzhen, China
  • “Pictorial DNA made in China”, Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne, Switzerland
  • “Art & Issue-China-Korea Art Exchange Exhibition”, Soca gallery, Beijing, China
  • “Reveal”, Shanghai Artdeco, Shanghai, China
  • “Study Practice”, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, China
  • 2004 “New Boundaries”, Taikang Top Space, Beijing, China
  • “Dreaming of the Dragon's Nation-Contemporary Art from China”, IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Art), Dublin, Ireland
  • “Shanghai Modern”, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany
  • “Dial 62761232-contemporary art exhibition”, BizArt, Shanghai, China
  • “Persona-Ai Weiwei, Ding Yi, Wang Xingwei”, China Art Archive & Warehouse, Beijing, China
  • 2003 “Open Sky-Grand Opening of Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art”, Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
  • “Prayer Beads and Brush Strokes”, Beijing Tokyo Art Projects, Dashanzi, Beijing, China
  • “Chinese Maximalism”, Millennium Art Museum, Beijing; University at Buffalo Art Galleries and Museum Studies, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, U.S.A.
  • “Take a Seat”, Artsea Studio & Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • Subversion and Poetry-Contemporary Chinese Art, Culturgest, Lisbon, Portugal
  • “An Openning Era”, NAMOC (National Art Museum of China), Beijing, China
  • “Junction-Chinese Contemporary Architecture of Art”, Lianyang Architecture Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • “Different Choice-The Invited Exhibition of the Shanghai 60's Artists”, Bandao Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • 2002 “The First Guangzhou Trienniale-Reinterpretation”: A Decade of Experimental Chinese Art (1990subtle2000), Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
  • “Quick Look!-Shanghai Zhejiang Jiangsu Anhui Contemporary Art Exhibition”, Consulate General of Switzerland, Shanghai, China
  • “Tow Abstract Artists in Shanghai-DIng Yi”- Shen Fan, ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • “Metaphysics 2002”, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • “Golden Harvest”, Museum of the Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia
  • “Crossing Cultures”. Elementarteilchenkunst, Kunsthaus Muerz (Steirischer Herbst), Austria
  • “Ost West”, Kuenstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria
  • “Paris-Pekin-Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition”, Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris, France
  • “24:30 Contemporary Art Exhibition”, Bizart, Shanghai, China
  • 2001 “Living in Time-29 Contemporary Artists from China”, National galerie im Hamburger Bahnhof Museum fuer Gegenwartskunst, Berlin, Germany
  • “Gallery Opening”, Goedhuis Contemporary, New York, U.S.A.
  • “China Art Archives & Warehouse Opening Exhibition”, Beijing, China
  • “The 1st Chengdu Biennal”, Chengdu Modern Art Museum, Chengdu, China
  • 2000 “Chinese Muren Chinese Walls”, Groningen, Netherlands
  • “2000 China - Korea – Japan Contemporary Art Exhibition”, Changning Culture and Art Centre, Shanghai, China
  • “Looking out / Looking in-Art Show 2”, East Quad Art Gallery, University of Michigan, U.S.A.
  • “Uncooperative Approach (Fuck Off)”, Eastlink Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • 1999 “1999 Open Channels-The First Collecting Exhibition of Dong Yu Museum of Fine Arts”, Dong Yu Museum, Shenyang, China
  • “Concepts, Color and Passions”, China Art Archives & Warehouse, Beijing, China
  • “Collecting Exhibition”, Modern Chinese Art Foundation, Caermersklooster, Belgium
  • “Looking Out/ Looking In-Shanghai Contemporary Art Exhibition”, Plug In Contemporary Art Centre, Winnipeg, Canada
  • “BM99, Bienal da Maya”, Maya Art Center, Maya, Portugal
  • 1998 “Every Day-11th Biennale of Sydney”, Museum of Contemporary Art etc., Sydney, Australia
  • “Mondrian in China”, Art Gallery of Beijing International Palace, Shanghai Library, Shanghai, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
  • “Jiang Nan-Chinese Contemporary Art”, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
  • 1997 “Quotation Marks-Chinese Contemporary Paintings”, National Art Museum, Singapore
  • “In Between Limits-An Aspect of Chinese Contemporary Art”, Sonje Museum of Contemporary Art, Kiungju, Korea
  • “Works by Shanghai Artists”, Art Association Exhibition Hall, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 1996 “Shanghai Fax: Let's Talk about Money-International Fax Art Exhibition”, Shanghai, Huashan Professional School of Art Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • “Shanghai Abstract Art”, ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • “The First China Oil Painting Society Exhibition”, China Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • 1st Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • “China!-touring exhibition”, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany
  • 1995 Des Pais del Centre, Avantguardes Artistiques Xineses, Santa Monica Art Centre, Barcelona, Spain
  • “New Chinese Art: 1990-1994”, Vancouver Gallery of Art, Vancouver, Canada, Art Centre, Chicago, U.S.A.
  • “Change-China Contemporary Art”, Kuensthalle Goetaplatsen, Goeteborg, Sweden
  • 1994 “Abstract Works by Six Artists”, Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong, China
  • 1993 “45th International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale”-Cardinal Points of the Arts, Venice, Italy
  • “The First Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art”, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
  • “Mao Goes Pop”, China Post '89, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney & Victoria National Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
  • “China Avant-garde, Touring Exhibition”, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Kunsthall, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Brandts Klaederfabrik, Odense, Denmark; Hildesheim Art Gallery, Germany; Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, U.K.
  • 1991 “Documentary Exhibition of Chinese Art of the 90's”, K Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
  • “Documentary Exhibition of China Art Research”, Beijing, Nanjing, Chongqing & Dongbei Area, China
  • 1989 “China/Avant-garde Art Exhibition”, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
  • 1988 “Exhibition of Today's Art”, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • 1986 “1st Shanghai Youth Grand Fine Arts Exhibition”, Shanghai Artist’s Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • “First Shanghai Concave – Convex Exhibition”, Xuhui Cultural Centre, Shanghai, China
  • “Inauguration Exhibition of the Shanghai Art Museum”, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • 1985 “Exhibition of Modern Art by Six Artists”, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

Public Collections

  • Shanghai Art Museum