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Sui Jianguo

  • Monumenta Pencil on Paper199229 x 41 cm, 11.4 x 16.1 in
    Monumenta Pencil on Paper199229 x 41 cm, 11.4 x 16.1 in

  • Sketch for the Instructure Series No.3 Pencil on Paper199225.5 x 37 cm, 10 x 14.5 in
    Sketch for the Instructure Series No.3 Pencil on Paper199225.5 x 37 cm, 10 x 14.5 in


Born in 1956 and graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing, Sui Jianguo is currently living and working in Beijing. Sui Jianguo is a versatile sculptor also working with video, installation and performance. Sui Jianguo is best known for his Mao jackets, which embody the fall of the communist regime, and for his "Made in China" red dinosaurs, which reflect the new consumer culture of China.


  • 1989 Graduated from the Sculpture Department, Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) Beijing
  • 1984 Graduated from the Fine Arts Department, Shandong Institute of Fine Arts

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2012 “Imprisonment and Power”, MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art), Singapore
  • “Sui Jianguo Solo Exhibition”, Pace Beijing, Beijing, China
  • 2011 “The Hague Under Heaven: SuiJianguo Sculpture”, Museum Beelden aan Zee, Hague, Netherlands
  • 2010 “Made in China by Sui Jianguo”,Art Issue Projects, Beijing, China
  • “Lost Utopia” (Sui Jianguo’s sculpture, video and works on paper) , MOT ARTS, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2009 “Sui Jianguo Solo Exhibition”, Today art museum, Beijing, China
  • 2008 “Art Time Square-Exhibition of works by Sui Jianguo”, HongKong, China.
  • “Sui Jianguo: Revealing Traces”, JoyArt, Beijing, China
  • 2007 “Dian Xue - Sui Jianguo Art Works”, OCAT, Shanghai, China
  • “Speeding Up – Sui Jianguo Solo Exhibition”, Arario Gallery, Beijing, China
  • 2005 “Sui Jianguo - Sleep of Reason”, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, U.S.A.
  • 1999 “Clothes Viens Studying”, Passage Gallery, Beijing
  • 1997 “Meeting the Shadow of 100 Years”, Victoria College of Arts, Melbourne, Australia
  • 1996 “Sui Jianguo Sculpture”, Hannart, Hong Kong, China
  • 1995 “Deposit and Fault”, New Delhi Cultural Research Centre, New Delhi, India
  • 1994 “Sui Jianguo Sculpture”, CAFA, Beijing, China
  • “Sui Jianguo Sculpture”, Hannart Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

Group Exhibitions

  • 2012 “The 

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  • 2011 “The 2nd Beijing Voice: Leaving Realism Behind”, The Pace Gallery, Beijing, China
  • “Start From the Horizon: Chinese Contemporary Sculpture Since 1978”, Sishang Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • “Ideology and Manifestation”, Winshare Museum, Chengdu, China
  • “The 4th Guangdong Trinnale”, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
  • “Super Organism: The 1st CAFAM Biennale”, Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Beijing, China
  • “Collection History: China New Art”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chengdu, China
  • “2011 Martell Artists of the Year”, Today Art Museum, Beijing; Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China; Guangdong Museum of Art,Guangzhou, China
  • “Portal: Contemporary Chinese Paintings, Prints, Photos and Sculpture”, Art space / Virginia Miller galleries, Miami, U.S.A.
  • “'Zhuoda Bowl' - The Diversity of Sculpture Exhibition”, Zhuoda Sanxitang Art District, Tianjin, China
  • “Glorious History - Famous Sculpture Invitational Exhibition”, Yan-Huang Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • “Endless Variations (group)”, Red Star Gallery, Beijing, China
  • 2010 “Observation: Ten Chinese Artists and their Twenties”, Angle Gallery, Beijing, China
  • “Unexpected Space”, JoyArt, Beijing, China
  • “Photo Exhibition of Contemporary Artists”, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • “A Close-up Focus on Chinese Contemporary Art Trends”, Platform China, Beijing, China
  • “Contemporary Drawing Fair 2010 in Paris”, Paris, France
  • “Erotic Exhibition”, Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Beijing, China
  • “2010 Screenage Art Document Exhibition”, Songzhuang Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • “Thessalia International Books Exhibition in Greece- China as the Honor Guest Country”, International Exhibition Center, Thessalia, Greece
  • “Art for the World •Exposition Axis Sculpture Gallery International Sculpture Exhibition: The City of Forking Paths”, Exposition Axis Sculpture Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • “The Second Today’s Documents”, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • “Clouds: Power of Asian Contemporary Art”, Soka Art Center, Beijing, China
  • “Art Beijing 2010 Contemporary Art Fair”, National Agriculture Exhibition Center, Beijing, China
  • “The State of Things, Brussels/Beijing”, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
  • “RESHAPING HISTORY-Chinart from 2000 to 2009”, China National Convention Center, Beijing, China
  • “Washing Machine Drum Installation Exhibition (Opening Exhibition)”, Siemens household appliances art space, Beijing, China
  • “Passing territory: Chinese and Foreign Masters Fine Print Exhibition”, 798Art Bridge Gallery, Beijing, China
  • “2010 Nature of China: Contemporary Art Documenta”, Suzhou Art Museum, Suzhou, China
  • “Window: Contemporary Art Derivative Works Exhibition-Season 1”, re-C Space, Chengdu, China
  • “Productivity: China in the Copy Time”, White Box Museum of Art, Beijing, China
  • “Western China International Art Biennale”, Yinchuan Culture and Art Center, Yinchuan, China
  • “Louvre Sculpture Exhibition”, Beijing World Financial Centre, Beijing, China
  • “Construction Dimension —— 2010 Chinese Contemporary Art Invitation”, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
  • “Sculpture: Sui Jianguo and His Students”, A4 Gallery, Chengdu, China
  • 2009 "Inaugural Exhibition", Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Beijing, China
  • "Mosaic Suzhou——2009 Chinese Contemporary Art Suzhou Invitational Exhibition”, Suzhou Museum, Suzhou ,China
  • "Association of Shandong Province of the Public Sculpture Festival”, Shandong Museum, Jinan, China
  • "Contemporary Edge—Contemporary Artists Printmaking Works Group Exhibition", Chongqing Jiangshan Art Museum, Chongqing, China
  • "Shandong Sculpture Exhibition——Celebrating the Birth of New China for 60 Anniversary", Shandong Art Museum, Jinan, China
  • "I Can Believe", Star Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • "China 60 anniversary special exhibition——contemporary art invitation exhibition", Beijing Hotel, Beijing, China
  • "1949 – 2009:——60 Years of Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition", Leo Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • "2009 Art Changsha——Group Exhibition", Hunan Museum, Changsha, China
  • "National Heritage" Exhibition, Contemporary Art Center, Shenzhen, China
  • "In Honor of the Great Man” National Exhibition, Beijing Cultural Palace of Nationalities, Beijing, China
  • "Bank•1st Sculpture Moonriver” Exhibition, Beijing Moonriver Museum, Beijing, China
  • "2009 Sanban Studio Modern Prints Exhibition”, Sanban Studio, Beijing, China
  • "First station of “Warm Winter” Plan: Creative Zhengyang Art District", Creative Zhengyang Art District, Beijing, China
  • "Contemporary Sculptures from China", Chicago Millennium Park, Chicago, U.S.A.
  • "Beijing Time", Matadero Madrid Contemporary Art Center, Madrid, Spain
  • "Beijing-Havana-New China Contemporary Art Revolution", Cuba National Art Museum, Havana, Cuba
  • 2008 “Reflective Asia 3rd Nanjing Triennial”, Nanjing Musuem, Nanjing, China
  • “Come Over”, Li Space, Beijing, China
  • “Hanging in Sky Drifting on Surface”, Linda Gallery, Beijing, China
  • “Ships at Sea”, C-Space, Beijing, China
  • “Hunting Birds”, Tang Contemporary, Beijing, China
  • “Free Fall”, Chen Ling Hui Contemporary Space, Beijing, China
  • “New World Order”, Groninger Museum, Netherlands
  • “Crouching Paper, Hidden Dragon – Works on Paper”, F2 Gallery, Beijing, China
  • 2007 “Fashion Accidentally”, MOCA Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Contemporary Art”, Tampere Art Museum, Tampere, Finland
  • “Metamorphosis – The Generation of Transformation in Chinese Art”
  • “Barcelona – Paris – Pekin", Espace Cultural Ample, Barcelona, Spain
  • “Absolute Images II”, Arario Gallery, New York, U.S.A.
  • “! CHINA NOW !”, McClain Gallery, Houston, U.S.A.
  • “MADE in CHINA – The Estella Collection”, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
  • “China Now, Lost in Transition”, Eli Klein Fine Art, New York, U.S.A.
  • “RED HOT - Asian Art Today from the Chaney Family Collection”, Houston Museum of Fine Art, Houston, U.S.A.
  • 2006 “Fiction@Love”, MOCA Shanghai, Shanghai, China
  • “CHINA TRADE”, Centre A – Vancouver International Center for Contemporary Asian Art, Vancouver, Canada
  • “Jiang Hu", Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, U.S.A., Los Angeles, U.S.A.
  • “ABSOLUTE IMAGES: Chinese Contemporary Art”, Arario Chungcheongnam-do, Cheonan-si, Korea
  • “Under the Radar: Chinese Contemporary Art”, Robischon Gallery, Denver, U.S.A.
  • “Double-sound Cracker”, Tang Contemporary, Beijing, China
  • 2005 “Mahjong – Chinese Contemporary Art from the Sigg Collection”, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Germany
  • “Xianfeng – Chinese avant-garde”, Museum Beelden aan Zee, Scheveningen, Netherlands
  • “Beautiful Cynicism”, Arario Beijing, Beijing, China
  • “Renovation - Relations of Production”, Long March Foundation, Beijing, China
  • 2004 “Playing with CHI Energy”, House of Shiseido, Tokyo, Japan
  • “What is Art—Two Wrongs Can Make One Right”, Xian Art Museum, Xian, China
  • “Gods Becoming Men”, Firssiras Museum, Athens, Greece
  • “The First Nominative Literation”, Exhibition of Fine Arts, Wuhan, China
  • “Sculpture by the Sea”, Sydney, Australia
  • “Now—Conceptual Estate in Shanghai”, Shanghai Show Center, Shanghai, China
  • “Image China”, Jardin Des Tuileries, Paris, France
  • “Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China”, Asia Society, International Center for Photography, New York, U.S.A., Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
  • “Le Moine and Le Démon”, Lyon Contemporary Art Museum, Lyon, France
  • “Busan Sculpture Project”, Busan, Korea
  • “Light as Fuch”, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway
  • “Celebrating 20 Years of Hanart TZ Gallery”, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong, China
  • “Art on the Beach”, organized by Galerie Enrico Navarra and Hanart T Z Gallery, St. Tropez, France
  • “Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China”, Asia Society, International Center for Photography, New York, U.S.A.
  • “Lili Waiwai”, Lyon Contemporary Art Museum, Lyon, France
  • 2003 “An Opening Era – 40th Anniversary of the Founding of CAFA”, CAFA, Beijing, China
  • “Open Sky”, Duolun Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • “Left Wing”, Left Bank Plaza, Beijing, China
  • “Second Reality”, Apple Place, Beijing, China
  • “Red Memory”, 798 Art District, Beijing, China
  • “Today’s Chinese Art”, Shijitan, Beijing, China
  • “Open Time”, NAGC
  • “2003 Beaufort - Triennial Contemporary Art”, Oostende
  • “Contemporary Sculpture - China Korea Japan”, Osaka Museum, Osaka, Japan
  • “Chinese Art Today”, China Millennium Monument Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • 2002 “Mirage”, Su Zhou Art Museum, Suzhou, China
  • “Guang Zhong Triennial”, Guang Dong Art Museum, Guangzhou, China

Public Exhibitions

  • Ullens Foundation, Belgium
  • Shanghai Pujiang OTC, China