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Wang Du

  • Design and Simulation No.7 Pencil on 6 layers of rice paper mounted on board2010100 x 200 cm, 39.4 x 78.7 in
    Design and Simulation No.7 Pencil on 6 layers of rice paper mounted on board2010100 x 200 cm, 39.4 x 78.7 in

  • Design and Simulation No.1 Pencil on 6 layers of rice paper mounted on board2010100 x 200 cm, 39.4 x 78.7 in
    Design and Simulation No.1 Pencil on 6 layers of rice paper mounted on board2010100 x 200 cm, 39.4 x 78.7 in

  • Design and Simulation No.5 Pencil on 6 layers of rice paper mounted on board2010100 x 200 cm, 39.4 x 78.7 in
    Design and Simulation No.5 Pencil on 6 layers of rice paper mounted on board2010100 x 200 cm, 39.4 x 78.7 in

Introduction

Born in 1956, Wang Du produced at the age of sixteen posters and paintings for the Cultural Revolution. Wang Du enrolled the Guangzhou Institute of Fine Arts in 1981. He is currently living and working in Paris. Wang Du is the founder of the Southern Artists Salon. His sculptures focused on modern advertising, subliminal experiences and the relationship between the media and the public consciousness.

Biography

  • 1985 Graduated from Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, Guangzhou, China
  • 1956 Born in Wuhan, Hubei Province

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2016 Wang Du - Post Fetishism, Tang Contemporary Art, Hong Kong, China
  • Wang Du, Galerie Laurent Godin, Paris, French
  • 2015 Réalité altérée, Albert Baronian Gallery, Bruxelles, Belgique
  • 2013 La Biennale di Venezia, Pavillon Cubain, Venice, Italy
  • 2012 Today’s Contemporary Art Museum, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
  • Image Absolute - Laurent Godin Gallery booth, Armory Show, New York, USA
  • 2011 Image Absolute, Galerie Laurent Godin, Paris, France
  • 2010 Images Gratuite, Gallery Baronian Francey, Belgium
  • Wang Du: Top Secret – Flying Carpet III, Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Beijing, China
  • Wang Du, Städtische Galerie im Park, Viersen, Germany
  • Wang Du, Mitterand+Cramer/Fine Art, Geneve, Switzerland
  • 2008 2008/8002 Somnambulate Realism, Arario, Beijing, China
  • Our Future: The Guy & Myriam, Ullens Foundation Collection, UCCA, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
  • Kebap International, Tang Contemporary, Beijing, China
  • Post-Réalité, B.P.S.22, Charleroi, Belgium
  • La tour d’exercice” Public Commission from the City of Paris, Paris Wang Du, Art & Public, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2007 Photographs” Galerie Laurent Godin, Paris, France
  • Wang Du, Arndt & Partner, Berlin, Germany
  • Wang Du, Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover, Germany
  • Public Page, Akbank Sanat, Istanbul
  • 2006 Wang Du: The Space-Time Tunnel, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK
  • Wang Du: Image Gratituite, Gallery Baronian-Francey, Brussels
  • Tous les chemins mènent à Rome ou au contraire, Space Edicola Notte, Roma, Italy
  • Défilé, Le Musée de Picardie, Amiens, France
  • 2005 Wang Du, Yerba Buena Art Center, San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Wang Du, Galerie Laurent Godin, Paris, France
  • Wang Du, Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada
  • Wang Du, Lieu Unique, Nantes, France
  • 2004 Tapis volant, Galerie Roger Paihlas, Marseille, France
  • La Criée, Centre d'Art Contemporain de la Ville de Rennes, France
  • Le Rectangle, Centre d'Art de la Ville de Lyon, France
  • Les Abattoirs, Espace d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Toulouse, France
  • Wang Du Parade, La Criée, Rennes; Le Rectangle, Lyon, France
  • Les Abattoirs, Toulouse; Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
  • 2003 Arte all, Arte San Gimignano, Italy
  • 2002 We’re Smoking Them Out! ”, Galerie Baronian-Francey, Brussels
  • 2001 Défilé, Contemporary Art Museum of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
  • Luxe Populaire, Le Rectangle, Centre d’Art de la Ville de Lyon, Lyon, France Réalité Jetable, Rodin Gallery, Seoul, Korea
  • No Comment, Le Transpalette - Centre d'Art Contemporain, Bourges, France Comment, La Box, Bourges, France
  • 2000 Défilé (Parade), Deitch Projects, New York Réalité jetable, Le Consortium, Dijon, France
  • 1999 Il y a des jambes qui en disent long, Art Dealers, Galerie Art&Public, Marseille, France
  • Stratégie en chambre, Art 30 Basel/Art Sculpture, Galerie Art&Public, Basel, Switzerland
  • Marché aux puces – mise en vente d’informations d’occasion, Galerie Art & public, Basel, Switzerland
  • La Famille – Les travaux du corps, Galerie Albert Baronian, Brussels
  • 1997 Les travaux du corps, Gate Foundation, Amsterdam
  • 1994 Reliques, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris

Group Exhibitions

  • 2015 Sinthome, Richard Taittinger Gallery, New York, USA
  • 2014 Made by Brazilians, Cidade Matarazzo Hospital, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Chinese Contemporary Art Research Exhibition, He Museum, Wuhan, China
  • 2013 Le Surréalisme et l'objet, Centre Pompidou, Paris
  • Cuban Pavilion, 55th International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
  • Art HK Basel, Hong Kong
  • Electric Fields: Surrealism and Beyond, Collection du Centre Pompidou, Shanghai, China
  • Power Station of Art, Biennale de Venice, Venice, Italy
  • 2012 Art + Nature, Commissaire d’exposition: Jean-Gabriel Mitterand, Jardin du Hauvel, Le Hauvel, France
  • Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland
  • Image Absolue, New York Armory, New York Centre Pompidou Mobile, Château Dassault, France
  • 2011 Tracing the Milky Way, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing Gegoten Lood, De Markten, Brussels
  • Dublin Contemporary 2011, St Stephen's Green house, Dublin, Ireland Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland
  • Collector-eouvres du CNAP, Tripostal, Lille, France
  • Sympathy for the Devil, Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels, Belgium Dublin Biennal, Dublin
  • French Window: Contemporary French Art Scene / Seen through the Marcel Duchamp Prize, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2010 Istanbul Transit, Passage de Retz, Paris, France
  • Transit, Akbank Sanat Festival, Istanbul, Turkey; Passage du Retz, Paris Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland
  • FIAC, Paris, France
  • Jardin Emprunté, Jardins du Palais Royal, Paris, France
  • SuperEco, Aranciera del Semenzaio di San Sisto, Rome, Italy
  • 2009 Mécaniques Amoureuses, Maison Guerlain, Paris, France
  • La Force de l’Art, Grand Palais, Paris, France
  • Hsia-Fei Chang, Henrik Samuelson, Wang Du, Vraoum!, Maison Rouge, Paris Pulsioni Performative nell’arte contemporanea, Torrione Passari, Molfetta-Bari, Italy
  • A house is not a home, Be Contemporary, Nazelles Negron, France
  • Nothing is permanent. La Centrale for Contemporary Art, Brussels, Belgium; Force de l’art, Grand Palais, Paris, France
  • Urbanea, Cultural Foundation's Convent, Mallorca, Spain Always the same song, Akbank Sanat, Istanbul
  • ArtParis, Grand Palais, Paris, France
  • 2008 21st Century China, Art between Identity and Transformation, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy
  • Markiezin zoekt kunst, kasteel van Gaasbeek, Belgium Onda anomala, Manifesta 7, Trento, Italy
  • Demolition Party, Hotel Royal Monceau, Paris, France
  • Mòshì, Wuhan Art Museum, Hubei, China
  • Our Future: The Guy & Myriam Ullens Foundation Collection, UCCA, Beijing Christian Dior & Chinese Artists
  • Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland
  • 2006 Notre Histoire – Une scène artistique française émergente, Palais de Tokyo, Paris Images Publiques, Liège, Belgium
  • Buste, Museum Liner, Appenzell, Switzerland
  • Capolavoro Palazzo di Primavera, Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea, Via Giordano Bruno, Italy
  • Take a walk on the wild side, De Pury & Luxembourg Gallerie, Zurich
  • DIE OBERE HÄLFTE, Die Büste von Rodin bis Wang Du, Museum Liner, Appenzell, Switzerland
  • 2005 Mirage, Anyang Public Art Project, Anyang, South Korea “Missile”, La Sucrière, Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, France
  • The Upper Half, Kunsthalle in Emden, Germany
  • Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art From the Sigg Collection, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland (cat.)
  • Populism, The Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Frankfurter Kunstverein,
  • Frankfurt, Germany Femme(s), Musée de Carouge, Geneve, Switzerland Donna Donne, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy
  • 2004 Darkness: Artistic Poetics of Violence, Espai d’Art Contemporani de Castello, Spain To the West of South East
  • South East From the West, Regional Centre for Contemporary Arts, Sète, France
  • Wonderful Travel Agency, Borusan Gallery, Istanbul
  • Le monde est par touts, Lorraine, France
  • Odyssey, Hu Shen Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • La ville en habit rouges, Première Exposition de l’Art Contemporain Français, Jinan, China
  • Grotesque, Burlesque, Parodie, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Meymac, France
  • 2003 ATTACK, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
  • Science Fictions, Galerie Earl Lu, Singapore
  • Luxe populaire, Biennale de Valencia, Spain
  • Les Abattoirs, Espace d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Toulouse, France Centre d’Art Contemporain de
  • Brétigny, Brétigny-sur-Orge, France Biennal of Ceramic in Contemporary Art, Albisola, Italy
  • 2002 No Comment, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
  • Tutto Normale, Académie de France á Rome, Villa Medicis
  • Oeil pour oeil Rectangle, Contemporary Art Center, Lyon, France
  • Animaleries, Département de la Saint-denis conseil général, France
  • Actualités Rectangle, Contemporary Art Centre, Lyon, France
  • Mirage, Suzhou Art Museum, Suzhou ChinaMon lit à L’hôtel de Louisianne, Paris Money and value/The last
  • taboo, Expo.02: Swiss National Exposition, Bienne, Switzerland
  • 2001 Mon Kiosque, 15 juillet, FRI-ART, Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Tokyo TV, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
  • ARS 01, Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2000 The Sky Is the Limit, Taipei Biennale, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Negociations, Centre régional d'Art Contemporain, Sète, France
  • Bruits de fonds, Centre National de la Photographie, Paris, France
  • Paris pour escale, Musée d 'Art Moderne, Paris, France
  • 1999 D’APERTutto/APERTO over ALL, Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
  • 14e ateliers du FRAC des pays de la Loire, St Nazaire, France Cities on the move 6, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Cities on the move 5, Hayward Gallery, London
  • Cities on the move 4, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark Expander 1.0, Jousse-Sequin, Gallery Il Blocnotes, Paris, France
  • Dial M for…, Kunstverein, Munich, Germany
  • Festival Atlantico, Lisbon
  • 1998 Cities on the move 3, PS1, New York
  • Cities on the move 2, CAPC Musée d’Art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France
  • Gare de l’Est, Casino Luxembourg, Forum d’Art Contemporain, Luxembourg
  • Inside out New Chinese Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Asia Society Galleries, New York
  • 1997 Uncertain Pleasure: Chinese artists in the 90’s, Art Beatus Gallery, Vancouver Soap, Museum Voor Volkenkunde, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Cities on the Move, Wiener Secession, Vienna
  • 1996 Exposition de Groupe, Kulturschmiede, Frankfurt, Germany 1995
  • L’Art Contemporain Chinois, Palais Bénédictin, Fécamp et Municipalité de Levallois, France
  • 1991 Galerie Jacob, Paris, , France
  • 1989 China/Avant-Garde, National Museum of Fine Arts, Beijing
  • 1987 Première Exposition Expérimentale, Guangzhou, China
  • 1986 Exposition Expérimentale, Guangzhou, China...
  • 1976 Wuhan Museum, Wuhan, China