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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

Introduction

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.

Biography

  • 1989 M.A., Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
  • 1984 B.A. , Shandong University of Arts, Ji’nan, China
  • 1956 Born in Qingdao, China

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2017 Trace, Pace Beijing, Beijing, China
  • 2015 Touchable, Pace Beijing, China
  • 2012 Physical Trace-Sui Jianguo Gallery Sheffle, Bad Humbeger, Germany
  • Sui Jianguo's Discus Thrower,The British Museum,London,UK.
  • Sui Jianguo, Pace Beijing, 798, Beijing
  • Restrained Power: Sui Jianguo's Work, MOCA Singapore
  • 2011 The Hague Under Heaven: Sui Jianguo Sculpture, Museum Beelden aan Zee, Hague, Holland
  • 2010 Made in China by Sui Jianguo: Art Issue Projects, Beigao Art District , Beijing, China
  • Sui Jianguo: Dream Stone, JGM Gallery, Paris, France
  • Lost Utopia, MOT Arts, Taipei, China
  • 2009 Motion / Tension: New Work by Sui Jianguo, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • 2008 Art Time Square: Exhibition of works by Sui Jianguo, Times Square, Hong Kong, China
  • Revealing Traces, Joyart, Beijing, China
  • 2007 Dian Xue: Sui Jianguo Art Works, OCAT, Shanghai, China
  • Speeding up: Sui Jianguo Space Video, Arario, Beijing, China
  • 2005 Sui Jianguo: The Sleep of Reason, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, U.S.A.
  • 1999 Clothes Veins Study, Passage Gallery, Beijing, China
  • 1997 You Meet the Shadow of Hundred Years, Victoria College of the Arts, Melbourne, Australia
  • 1996 Exhibition of Works by Sui Jianguo, Hanart Gallery, Hong Kong, China
  • 1995 Deposit and Fault, New Delhi Culture Center, New Delhi, India
  • 1994 Exhibition of Works by Sui Jianguo, Hanart Gallery, Taipei, China
  • Remembrance of Space, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China

Group Exhibitions

  • 2017 Distant Place, N9 Art Centre, Hangzhou, China
  • 2016 Talking on Paper, Pace Beijing, Beijing, China
  • Blackness in Abstraction, Pace Gallery, New York, U.S.A
  • An Instance of Concentration:Reminiscence and Reconstruction,OCAT Shanghai Pujiang Exhibtion Site, Shanghai, China
  • Everyday Legend, Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • 2015 Black Dimension—The Gaze of Orpheus, Ying Art Centre, Shanghai, China
  • Concealed Power, Yang Museum, Beijing, China
  • Stereognosis Zone, Redtory Museum of Contemporary Art, Guangzhou, China
  • Copyleft—AppropriationArt in China, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China
  • The System of Objects,Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • NOT ON SITE:Absolute Threshold and a Type of Site-Specific Drift, AMUNA, Nanjing, China
  • 2014 Myth/History—Yuz collection of contemporary Art, Yuz Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • 2013 Beijing Voice: Relations, Pace Beijing, Beijing, China
  • Space Drawing, Amersfoort, Museum Kade, Holland
  • 2012 Sculpture 2012, Hubei Art Museum, China
  • Media Study: Motif and Cases ,Linda Gallery,798 Beijing,China
  • Reactivation, 9th Shanghai Biennale, Power Station of Art, China
  • The Unseen, Fourth GZ Triennial, Guang Zhou Art Museum, China
  • The 7th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale: Accidental Message, OCAT, Shenzhen,China.
  • The Special Show for The First International Festival of Contemporary Sculpture 2012, Kiev,Ucrain
  • 2011 The 2nd Beijing Voice: Leaving Realism Behind, The Pace Gallery, Beijing, China
  • 2010 The Evolving Art: the collection of works from the Founding of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University & The Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Museum of Academy of Arts & Design; Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • Western International Art Biennale, Yinchuan Cultural Art Center, Yinchuan, China
  • Care: Ten artists and their age of twenty, Angle Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • The Property of China: 2010 Exhibition of Contemporary Art literature, True Color Museum, Suzhou, China
  • Sculpture: Sui Jianguo and his students, A4 gallery, Chengdu, China
  • Image Files Show 2010, Songzhuang Art Center, Beijing, China
  • Regulator: Today’s Literature Exhibition, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • Mild winter: 20 Art District Tour creative exchange program, 008 Art District, Beijing, China
  • Sharing classic: the Exhibition of modern sculpture, prints and designer original, Shin Kong Place, Beijing, China
  • Meet by Chance: Project Exhibition, Joyart, Beijing, China
  • Zao Xing: Artwork from the Faculty of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing , China
  • The City of Forking Paths: The Sculpture Project of the Expo Boulevard, World Expo Shanghai 2010, Shanghai, China
  • Jungle: A Looking in View the Contemporary Art in China, Platform China, Beijing, China
  • The constructed dimension: 2010 Chinese contemporary art invitational exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
  • 2009 The Home Court, White Box Museum of Art, Beijing, China
  • The Shape of Things: The Contemporary Art Exchanging Exhibition between China and Belgium, Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium
  • Beijing - Havana: the Revolution of Art, National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba
  • I Can Believe; Chinese Contemporary Artist’s (Invitation) Exhibition & Star Art Museum Opening Exhibition, Star Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • 09 Art Changsha, Hunan Museum, Changsha, China
  • Embrace Suzhou: Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Art, Suzhou Art Museum, Suzhou, China
  • State Legacy: Research in the visualisation of political history, Manchester MMU, Manchester, U.K.
  • Spectacle: To each his own, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, China
  • Conversation with Chinese Contemporary Sculpture, Millennium Park, Chicago, U.S.A.
  • 2008 Art and Chinese Revolution, Asia Society, New York, U.S.A.
  • Beyond: Sotheby’s at Chatsworth, Chatsworth, U.K.
  • Conciliatory: Bozinan Biennalia, Bozinan Art Museum, Bozinan, Poland
  • Come Over, Li Space, Beijing, China
  • Hanging in Sky Drifting on Surface, Linda Gallery, Beijing, China
  • Reflective Asia: 3rd Nanjing Triennial, Nanjing Museum, Nanjing, China
  • Hypallage: The Post Moden Mode of Chinese Contemporary Art, The OCT Art & Design Gallery, Shenzhen, China
  • Half life of a Dream: Contemporary Chinese Art, SFMOMA, San Francisco, U.S.A.
  • Ships at Sea: Henk Visch & Sui Jianguo, C: Space, Beijing, China
  • New World Order, Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands
  • Free Fall, Chen Linghui Contemporary Space, Beijing, China
  • Crouching Paper Hidden Dragon, F2 Gallery, Beijing, China
  • Hunting Birds, Tang Contemporary, Beijing, China
  • Material world Ⅱ: Suo Luo Gallery Lecture Exhibition,Suo Luo Gallery, Beijing, China
  • The Prints Group Exhibition of Famous Artists, 3+3 Art Space, Beijing, China
  • Chinese Fantasy: Found Museum Opening Exhibition, Found Museum, Beijing, China
  • A Tale of Two Cities: Contemporary Art Exchanging Exhibition between Chengdu and Qingdao, Tianyuan Gallery, Qingdao, China
  • Beijing: Athens, Contemporary Art from China, Athens, Greece
  • Sky: Red Space Opening Exhibition, Red Space, Beijing, China
  • Our Future, UCCA, Beijing, China
  • 2007 Energy - Spirit, Body, Material: The First Today’s Documents 2007, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • Forms of Concepts: The reform of concepts of Chinese contemporary Art 1987 - 2007, Hubei Art Museum, Wu Han, China
  • Red Hot: Asian Art Today from the Chaney Family Collection, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, U.S.A.
  • Metamorphosis: The Generation of Transformation in Chinese Contemporary Art, Tampere Art Museum, Tampere, Finland
  • Fashion Accidentally, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, China
  • What is Monoha?, B.T.A.P., Beijing, China
  • Top 10 Chinese Contemporary Sculptors, Asia Art Center, Beijing, China
  • Chinese Contemporary Socart, The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia
  • We Are Your Future: Special Project for 2nd Moscow Biennale, Moscow Central House of Artist, Moscow, Russia
  • Absence, Zhengyang Creative Art District, Beijing, China
  • Fierce Animals, Mo Gallery, Beijing, China
  • A Message from Qingdao, Yi Space, Beijing, China
  • Things Rather Than: 14 Chinese Artists to Explore the True Image of the variation, Doosan Art Center, Seoul, South Korea
  • Withdraw Its Role: Save from Traditional and Revolutionary Language, Square Gallery, Nanjing, China
  • Top 10 Chinese Contemporary Sculptors: The Contemporary Path between Medium and Tradition, Asia Art Center, Beijing, China
  • The Progress of China: The Contemporary Art of Estella Collection Exhibition, Louisiana Contemporary Art Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2006 Double kick Cracker, Tang Contemporary, Beijing, China
  • Absolute Images: Contemporary Art Exhibition, Arario Gallery,Changan, South Korea
  • China Trade, International Center for Contemporary Asian Art, Vancouver, Canada
  • Jianghu, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, U.S.A.
  • Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
  • On the Edge, Davis Museum and Culture Center, Wellesley College, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
  • Open Road: Second China Songzhuang Public Sculpture Exhibition of Art, Songzhuang, Beijing, China
  • 2005 Beautiful Cynicism, Arario Gallery, Beijing, China
  • Ten Thousands Year, Postmodern City, Beijing, China
  • Xianfeng! Chinese Avant-garde sculpture, Museum Beelden aan Zee, Scheveningen, The Netherlands
  • Transparent Box, SOHO modern city, Beijing, China
  • Fitment, Long March Space, Beijing, China
  • Play Tricks, TS1 Art Space Songzhuang, Beijing, China
  • Sculpture and Installation Exhibition in Chinese Cultural Year, Kennedy Art Center, Washington, U.S.A.
  • On the Edge : Contemporary Chinese Artists Encounter the West, Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford University, California, U.S.A.
  • Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, U.S.A.
  • 2004 Now: Conceptual Estate in Shanghai, Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China
  • Gods Becoming Men, Frissiras Museum, Athens, Greece
  • Playing With Chi Energy, House of Shiseido, Tokyo, Japan
  • Exposition des Sculptures Chinoises, Jardin Des Tuileries, Paris, France
  • Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China, International Center of Photography/Asia Society, New York, U.S.A.
  • Le Moine et le Démon, Lyon Contemporary Art Museum, Lyon, France
  • Busan Sculpture Project, Busan Museum of Art, Busan, South Korea
  • Light as Fuck, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway
  • Beyond Boundaries, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, China
  • Hanart Celebration of Two Decades, Hanart Gallery, Hong Kong, China
  • 2003 Open the Sky: Contemporary Art Exhibition, Duolun Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • Left Wing, Left Bank Plaza, Beijing, China
  • Second Reality, Pingod Space, Beijing, China
  • Today’s Chinese Fine Art, The China Millennium Monument, Beijing, China
  • Open Time, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
  • Contemporary Sculpture: China Korea Japan, Osaka Museum, Osaka, Japan
  • Beaufort Triennial Contemporary Art by the Sea, Museum of Modern Art, Oostende, Belgium
  • Chinese Contemporary Art Travelling Exhibition, Rome Contemporary Art Museum, Rome, Italy ; Ludwig Museum, Budapast, Hungary
  • 2002 Paris-Pékin, Palace Cardin, Paris, France
  • Mirage, Suzhou Art Museum, Suzhou, China
  • Triennial of Chinese Art, Guangzhou Museum, Guangzhou, China
  • Modernity in China: 1980 - 2002, Fondacion Armando Alvares Penteado (FAAP), Sao Paolo, Brazil
  • Artists of Ideal, Contemporary Art Center, Verona, Italy
  • Made In China, Gallery Enrico Navara, Paris, France
  • Excess Interset, Ke Gallery, Singapore
  • Asia Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition, South Korea International Expo, Seoul, South Korea
  • Made in China, Duisburg Museum, Duisburg, German
  • 2001 Transplantation in Situ, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
  • Dream 2001: Contemporary Chinese Art Exhibition, Red Mansion, London, U.K.
  • Forever, Canadian Embassy, Beijing, China
  • Art on the Beach, Nice, France
  • Between Earth and Heaven: New Classical Movements in the Art of Today, Oostende Museum of Modern Art, Oostende, Belgium
  • Made in China, Essen Gallery, New York, U.S.A.
  • Signs of the Future, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing, China
  • Art and Science, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
  • Made in China, Ethan Cohen Gallery, New York, U.S.A.
  • Celebration of Life, East Square, Beijing, China
  • 2000 Shanghai Spirit: Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • Sui Jianguo and Zhan Wang, Galerie Loft, Paris, France
  • Sharing Exoticisms: Contemporary Art Lyon Biennale, Lyon, France
  • Chinese Contemporary Sculpture Invitational Exhibition, Qingdao Sculpture Museum, Qingdao, China
  • Documentation of Chinese Avant-garde Art in 90s, Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
  • Open 2000: The International Sculpture and Installation Exhibition, Lido, Venice, Italy
  • Sculpture Exhibition, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • 1999 Second Annual Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
  • Gate of the Century, Chengdu Art Museum, Chengdu, China
  • Avant-garde in China, Galerie Loft, Paris, France
  • Les Champs de la Sculpture 2000, Champs Elysees, Paris, France
  • The Fourteenth International Asia Art Exhibition, Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
  • Volume and Form: Singapore Art Festival, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
  • Four Artists, Beijing Art Warehouse, Beijing, China
  • Departure from China, Beijing Design Museum, Beijing, China
  • China 1999, Limn Gallery, St Francisco, U.S.A.
  • Transience: Chinese Art at the End of the Twentieth Century, David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, U.S.A.
  • Contemporary Art Exhibition of China, Limn Gallery, San Francisco, U.S.A.
  • 1998 Personal Touch: Chinese Contemporary Art, TEDA Contemporary Art Museum, Tianjin, China
  • First Annual Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
  • Im Spiegel der Eigenen Tradition: Contemporary Chinese Art, German Embassy, Beijing, China
  • Vivre Life: Eight Artists Exhibition, Yun Feng Gallery, Beijing, China
  • 1997 Dream of China: Chinese Contemporary Art, Yan Huang Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • Continue: Five Sculptors’ Exhibition, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • Sui Jianguo & Li Gang:Contemporary Chinese Sculpture, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing, China
  • A Point of Contact: Korean, Chinese and Japanese Contemporary Art, Taegu Culture Hall, Taegu, South Korea
  • Eternal Return: The Sculpture Exhibition of Nanshan in 1997, Nanshan Sculpture College, Shenzhen, China
  • Contemporary Art Exhibition of China, Chinese Painting Gallery, Hong Kong, China
  • 1996 First Academic Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Artists, Hong Kong Art Center, Hong Kong, China
  • Reality, Present and Future: Chinese Contemporary Art, Beijing International Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • From the East of Asia: Installation & Painting, Kodama Gallery, Osaka, Japan
  • Contemporary Art Academic Ivitational Exhibition, National Art Museum of China. Beijing, China
  • Four Asia Countries Field Sculpture Communication Exhibition, Waterfront Park, Fukuoka, Japan
  • 1995 Plan for Development, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • From the Middle Kingdom: Chinese Avant- garde Art since 1979, Centre d'Art Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain
  • 1994 Substance and Creativity: Asian Arts and Craft from Its Origin to the Present Day, Hiroshima, Japan
  • Sculpture 1994·Series Solo Exhibition, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • 1993 Sui Jianguo and Wang Keping Sculpture Exhibition, Chinese Modern Art Center, Osaka, Japan
  • Post 1989 China’s New Art, Hong Kong Art Center, Hong Kong, China
  • On Cross-strait Art Sculpture Exhibition, Yanhuang Art Museum, Beijing, China; Gaoxiong Art Museum, Kaohsiung, China
  • 1992 Contemporary Young Sculptors, National Academy of Fine Arts, Hangzhou, China
  • Position '92, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • The 20th Century Art Exhibition of China, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
  • 1990 Exhibition of Art Workshop No. 1, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • 1986 Exhibition of Young Artists in Shandong, Shangdong Exhibition Center, Ji’nan, China