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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.

Biography

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

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2017 Ding Yi, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, U.K.
  • 2016 Ding Yi-Art Unlimited Art Basel 2016, Booth Nr. U54”, Basel, Switzerland
  • Re-Appearance of Crosses, Hubei Museum of Art, Wuhan, Hubei, China
  • 2015 Ding Yi: What's Left to Appear, Long Museum (West Bund), Shanghai, China
  • Ivory Black: Ding Yi Solo Exhibition, ShanghART Singapore, Singapore
  • 2014 Scintillement: DING Yi Solo Exhibition, Karsten Greve Gallery, Paris, France
  • 2013 2013 Art Changsha, Changsha City Museum, Hunan Province, China
  • 2012 Appearance of Crosses, Karsten Greve Gallery, St. Moritz, Switzerland
  • 2011 Specific Abstracted, Ding Yi Solo Exhibition, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • Ding Yi, Appearance of Crosses, Waldburger Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
  • 2010 Ding Yi Fluorescence - New Catalogue Release Cocktail Party, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • 2008 DING Yi, Recent Works, Karsten Greve Gallery, Cologne, Germany
  • Appearance of Crosses from 1989-2007, Solo Exhibition of Ding Yi, Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
  • 2007 DING Yi, Karsten Greve Gallery, 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 DING Yi: Appearance of Crosses, Urs Meile Gallery, Lucerne, Switzerland
  • 2002 DING Yi: Appearance of Crosses, Waldburger Gallery, Berlin, Germany
  • 2000 Ding Yi: Fluorescence Paint 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, China
  • 1996 15 x Red, New Works on Paper by DING Yi, 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

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2017 Dialogue, Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery ,Beijing, China
  • 2016 Studio, Qiao Space, Shanghai, China
  • The Uncertain, or the Shelved......, ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai, China
  • New Capital-Huang Yu Collection Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art Chengdu, Chengdu, China
  • Talking on Paper, Pace Beijing, Beijing, China
  • Variationes, 10 Corso Como Gallery - Top Floor, Shanghai, China
  • 2015 On Curbstone Jewels and Cobblestones, Second part of an exhibition series with new acquisitions of contemporary Chinese and international art from the Daimler - -- Art Collection, Daimler Contemporary Berlin, Germany
  • About Painting Too, OCAT Xi’an, Xi’an, China
  • Power of Education, Shanghai Himalayas Museum, Shanghai, China
  • Chinese Abstract Painting Today!, Frank Schlag & Cie Gallery, Essen, Germany
  • Paper, ShanghART Singapore, Singapore
  • Une histoire: art, architecture, design des années 1980 à nos jours, Musée national d'art moderne, Paris, France
  • Fusion: Chinese Modern And Contemporary Art Since 1930s, Wanlin Art Museum of Wuhan University, Wu Han, China
  • Ding Yi & Xu Zhen, Hidden Behind Appearance, Waldburger Wouters, Brussels, Belgium
  • Oltre La Materia, Accademia di Belle Arti Bologna, Italy
  • Une histoire: art, architecture, design des années 1980 à nos jours, Collections contemporaines, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
  • 2014 Just as Money is the Paper, the Gallery is the Room, Osage Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • 2014 Wuhan 3rd Documentary Exhibition of Fine Arts: Re-modernization, Hubei Art Museum, Wuhan, China
  • Hans van Dijk: 5000 Names, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), Beijing, China; Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Myth/History: Yuz Collection of Contemporary Art, Yuz Museum, Shanghai, China
  • Oltre La Materia, International Art Exhibition, Mo Space, Zhengzhou, China
  • Re-View, Opening Exhibition of Long Museum West Bund, Long Museum (West Bund), Shanghai, China
  • KÜNSTLERRÄUME | Artists' Spaces, Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne, Germany
  • 2013 Shanghai Art Exhibition in Beijing, The National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
  • Revel, Celebrating MoCA's 8 Years in Shanghai, MoCA, Shanghai, China
  • Insightful Chrisma, Inaugural Exhibition of Shanghai Himalayas Museum, Himalayas Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • Painting III, Elementary and Extreme Structure, Gallery Yang, Beijing, China
  • Foundational Work II, ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai, China
  • Re-Reading, ShanghART Singapore, Singapore, China
  • Shanghai Surprise, A Group Show on Contemporary Art in Shanghai, K11 Art Mall, Shanghai, China
  • 2012 The Inaugural Exhibition of Long Museum, Long Museum, Shanghai, China
  • Beyond the Image- Contemporary Abstract Art Exhibition of 10 Artists, University Art Museum of GAFA, Guangzhou, China
  • Transformation: A View on Chinese Contemporary Art, The Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, İstanbul, Turkey
  • Meet Taipei, Shanghai Oil Painting & Sculpture Exhibition, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei
  • 2011 CHINA: The Art of a Nation, Outdoor Exhibition: Landscape in Mind, The Kennedy Center, Washington, U.S.A.
  • Chinese Abstract Slow Art, Singer Laren Museum, The 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
  • Image History Existence, TaiKang Life 15th Anniversary Art Collection Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
  • 2010 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
  • Thirty Years of Chinese Contemporary Art, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • Exhibition in the sky, Pudong tower advertisement boards, Shanghai, China
  • 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
  • 2009 Footloose, Galerie Waldburger, Brussels, Belgium
  • INAUGURAL EXHIBITION, Hadrien De Montferrand Gallery, Beijing, China
  • Collision, Experimental Cases of Contemporary Chinese Art, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • Out of Shanghai, Museum gegenstandsfreier Kunst, Otterndorf, Germany
  • Warm Up, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • Domus Collection New York|Beijing, White Space, Beijing, China
  • Another Scene, Artists' Projects, Concepts and Ideas, ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai, China
  • Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass, U.S.A.
  • Yi – School, 30 Years of Abstract Chinese Art, Wall Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • 2008 Five Years of Duolun, Chinese Contemporary Art Retrospective Exhibition, Duolun Museum of Modern Art, 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
  • 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, The Netherlands
  • Red Aside, Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, The Joan Miró Foundation, Barcelona, Spain
  • La Escuela Yi, 30 Years of Abstract Chinese Art, La Caixa, Barcelona, Spain

Selected Projects

  • 2016 Permanent Installation of Ding Yi's Paintings at Fosun's 28 Liberty, New York, U.S.A.
  • 2014 The Journey of Art, Follow-up exhibition of John Moores Painting Prize, Artemis, Shanghai, China
  • 2013 Infinity, LED Urban Sculpture Project, Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai, China
  • 2012 Pride of City, Shanghai Jing'an International Sculpture Project, Jing'an Sculpture Park, Shanghai, China
  • Reconstruction Scene, Sanlin Public Art Exhibition, The Bund of Sanlin, Pudong District, Shanghai, China
  • Concave-Convex Cube, The Seventh Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale Project, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen, China
  • 2011 Party, Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel, Shanghai, China
  • 2010 Memory Flying, Shanghai Expo, 2010 Shanghai Expo, Shanghai, China
  • The Age of Information, 2010 Shanghai Expo, 2010 Shanghai Expo, Shanghai, China
  • 2008 Wing Bridge, Zhangjiang Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
  • 2006 Time-Space Post Office, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • 2004 Huiyuan Internet Café, Jinhua Architectural Art Park, Jinhua, China
  • Taidi Villa in Helan Mountain Project, Jinshan County, Helan Mountain, Yinchuan, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, Yinchuan, China
  • 2001 Cross Bridge, Lianyang Community, Pudong District, Shanghai, China
  • Artist in Residence, Künstlerhäuser Worpswede, Germany

Collections

  • Fosun Foundation, New York, U.S.A.
  • Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
  • Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
  • Daimler Art Collection, Berlin, Germany
  • M+Collection, Hong Kong
  • Long Museum, Shanghai
  • Yuz Foundation, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • DSL Collection, Beijing
  • Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai
  • HAUDENSCHILD Collection, California, U.S.A.
  • Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
  • Uli Sigg Collection, Switzerland