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He An

  • He Tao Yuan Neon light Installation2015Dimension Variable
    He Tao Yuan Neon light Installation2015Dimension Variable

  • I hate owning and to be owned LED Light-box2013250 x 25 x 4 cm, 98.4 x 9.8 x 1.6 in
    I hate owning and to be owned LED Light-box2013250 x 25 x 4 cm, 98.4 x 9.8 x 1.6 in

  • We played the flute for you, and you did not dance Lightbox2014Diameter 1.5 m
    We played the flute for you, and you did not dance Lightbox2014Diameter 1.5 m



  • 1970 Born in Wuhan, Hubei, China
  • 1996 Hubei Academy of Fine Arts, BFA in Painting, Wuhan, China
  • Currently lives and works in Beijing

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2017 Dark purple, Made in Gallery, Shanghai, Beijing
  • Do You Think That You Can Help Her Brother?, Australia Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2015 Armenia, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
  • 2014 Tough Guys Don’t Dance, Madein Company, Shanghai, China
  • The Wind Light as a Thief, Daniel Templon Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
  • It’s Forever Not, Magician Space, Beijing, China
  • 2012 Who Is Now Alone Will Stay Alone Forever, Top Contemporary Art Center, Shanghai, China
  • 2011 A Mole on Each Breast and Another on the Shoulder, Magician Space, Beijing, China
  • He An Solo Show, Daniel Templon Gallery, Paris, France
  • I Am Curious Yellow I Am Curious Blue, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
  • The Wind Light as a Thief, Arrow Factory, Beijing, China
  • 2010 I Believe Someone Will Take Me There, But That’s For Tomorrow, Magician Space, Beijing, China
  • 2009 What Makes Me Understand What I Know?, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), Beijing, China
  • 2008 Cheap Way of Loving Souls, Bizart Center, Shanghai, China
  • 2003 He An, Chinese Arts Center, Manchester, U.K.
  • 2000 He An: Photography Exhibition, Galerie Loft, Paris, France

Group Exhibitions

  • 2017 Ever Since, Cheng Project , Beijing , China
  • 2016 Linguistic,Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • The Suggestive Wheel:An Era of Metaphors,Boxes Art Space, Shenzheng, China
  • 2015 Land, Devil and Night, Art Program of Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, JNBY Concept Store, Beijing, China
  • Rims and Reasons, Blackbridge OFF space, Beijing, China
  • Stereognosis Zone, Redtory Museum of Contemporary Art(RMCA), Guangzhou, China
  • Concert of Form: Art without Text, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • The Civil Power - Special Section, Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • 2014 Post Pop: East Meets West, Saatchi Gallery, London, U.K.
  • The 2nd CAFAM Biennale - The Invisible Hand: Curating as Gesture, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • 2013 Once, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
  • Art Basel 2013 - Unlimited, Basel, Switzerland
  • The Garden of Diversion, Sifang Art Museum, Nanjing, China
  • 2013 Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, U.S.A
  • 2012 Pulse Reaction - An Exchange Project on Art Practice, Guangdong Times Museum, Guangzhou, China
  • EDIT: Image Fetish and Phobia, ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai, China
  • The Theme Exhibition of the Fourth Guangzhou Triennial - The Unseen, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
  • COART Asian Youth Art Scene - 2012 Autumn, Shuhe Ancient Town, Lijiang, China
  • Neon, Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow And Blue?, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France
  • Neon, MACRO Museum, Rome, Italy
  • 2011 Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This), Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai, China
  • Gallery Hotel Art Project, Gallery Hotel, Beijing, China
  • SH Contemporary 2011, Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China
  • Top Events 3rd Session - Poster Exhibition, Top Contemporary Art Center, Shanghai, China
  • Remote Ten Years of White Rabbit Contemporary Chinese Art Collection, White Rabbit Museum, Sydney, Australia
  • 2010 Great Performance, Pace Beijing, Beijing, China
  • Work in Spreading: Images of Circulation and Retranslation, Iberia Centre for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
  • Erotic, Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Beijing, China
  • 2009 Bourgeoisified Proletariat: Contemporary Art in Songjiang, Songjiang Creative Studio, Shanghai, China
  • 2008 Homesickness - Memory and Virtual Reality, T Space, Beijing, China
  • Off-Site Project, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, U.K.
  • Rendez-Vous 2008, Mac-Lyon, Lyon, France
  • 2007 Art in Motion: Chinese Contemporary Art Meets The BMW Art Cars, Long March Space, Beijing, China
  • The Real Thing: Contemporary Art from China, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, U.K.
  • NONO: Self-Curated Exhibition of Latest Artworks by 11 Individual Artists, Long March Project, Beijing, China
  • 2006 Paining for Joy, Beijing Tokyo Art Projects, Beijing, China
  • Solo Exhibition, 2577 Creative Garden, Shanghai, China
  • Art Game: An Experience of Agency in Contemporary Art, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
  • City in Progress: Live from Zhangjiang, Zhangjiang Development Zone, Shanghai, China
  • It’s All Right: Contemporary Art Exhibition, Hu Qing Yu Tang Museum of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Hangzhou, China
  • 2005 Something is Happening, Liu Lang Wen Ying Park, Hangzhou, China
  • Interval, Hi-Shanghai Creation Loft, Shanghai, China
  • True to Life, Taikang Top Space, Beijing, China
  • The Other Shore of This Shore: The 5th Pingyao International Photography Festival, Shanxi, China
  • 2004 The Exhibition of Young Artists, Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
  • Dial 62761232 (Express Delivery Exhibition): Contemporary Art Exhibition, Bizart Center, Shanghai, China
  • China, The Body Everywhere?, Marseille Museum of Contemporary Art, France
  • 2003 Ctrl + Z, Taikang Top Space, Beijing, China
  • Distance: The Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Art, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
  • 2002 Run, Jump, Crawl, Walk, The East Modern Art Centre, Beijing, China
  • Chinese Contemporary Arts, St. Paul, Brazil
  • Paris-Beijing: Pieces from the Ullens Collection, Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris, France
  • Contesting Meaning in Public Space: Labor Community and Public Art, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2001 Next Generation, Galerie Loft, Paris, France
  • In Contradiciton, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland
  • Disorientation: Photography and Video in China Today, Chambers Fine Art, New York, U.S.A.
  • Visibility, China Art Archives & Warehouse, Beijing, China
  • Weightlessness, Volker Diehl Gallery, Berlin, Germany
  • 2000 Documentary Exhibition of Chinese Avant-Garde Art in the 1990s, Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
  • Lovely, Modern Museum, Beijing, China
  • The 3rd Annual Sculpture Exhibition, He Xiangning Museum, Shenzhen, China
  • Fuck Off, Eastlink Gallery, Shanghai, China