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Wang Keping

  • Untitled 6-WK07 cedar 2004 height 77cm
    Untitled 6-WK07 cedar 2004 height 77cm

  • Untitled 06-WK12 poplar 2011 H 45x41x28cm
    Untitled 06-WK12 poplar 2011 H 45x41x28cm

  • Untitled 9-WK09 ash 2003 height 54cm
    Untitled 9-WK09 ash 2003 height 54cm

  • Untitled 09-WK12 maple 2004 H 55x35x24cm
    Untitled 09-WK12 maple 2004 H 55x35x24cm

  • Untitled 10-WK12 cherry 2009 H 55x35x22cm
    Untitled 10-WK12 cherry 2009 H 55x35x22cm

  • Untitled 11-WK12 poplar 2010 H 40X29X18cm
    Untitled 11-WK12 poplar 2010 H 40X29X18cm

Introduction

Wang Keping is well-known member of the Chinese contemporary art avant-garde. He was an important member of China’s first experimental artistic group the “Stars”. He often uses maple, cherry, oak and other types of wood to produce extremely diverse sculptures of female figures. It could be said Wang Keping is the Chinese contemporary artist who most “understands” wood. He uses a most natural and concise style to express a beautiful and natural feeling.

Biography

  • 1979 Founded Chinese avant-garde group, Xing Xing (The Stars)
  • 1949 Born in Beijing, China. Lives and works in Paris.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2015 “Wang Keping”, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong, China
  • 2013 “Wang Keping”, Ullens Centre for Contemporary Arts (UCCA), Beijing, China Ben Brown Fine Arts, London, UK
  • “Women”, Zürcher Studio, New York, USA
  • 2012 “Wood, Flesh Form”, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong, China
  • “Renaissance”, Galerie Zürcher, Paris, France
  • 2011 “Eternal Smile”, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong, China
  • “All Smiles”, Galerie Magda Danysz, Paris, France Zürcher Studio, New York, USA Galerie Magda Danysz, Shanghai, China, Paris, France
  • 2010 “La Chair des Forets”, Musée Zadkine, Paris, France Zürcher Studio, New York, USA
  • 2009 “Wang Keping”, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong, China
  • 2008 He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
  • 2006 Galerie Zürcher, Paris, France
  • 2005 Galerie Grand Siècle, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2003 Galerie Zürcher, Paris, France
  • 2002 “Wang Keping”, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong, China
  • 2001 “Déesses”, Galerie Zürcher, Paris, France
  • 1999 Galerie Jacques Barrère, Paris, France Galerie Zürcher, Paris, France
  • 1998 Galerie Zürcher, Paris, France
  • 1997 Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong, China The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China
  • 1996 Ethan Cohen Gallery, New York, USA
  • 1995 Galerie Zürcher, Paris, France
  • 1994 At Work Gallery, Chicago, USA Museum fur Kunsthandwerk, Frankfurt, Germany Galerie Zürcher, Paris, France
  • 1993 Aidekman Arts Center, Boston, USA Chinese Modern Art Center, Osaka, Japan
  • 1991 Galerie Zürcher, Paris, France
  • 1990 Monte Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1989 Museum of Modern Art, Taizhong, Taiwan
  • 1988 Galerie Zürcher, Paris, France Galerie Thomas, Munich, Germany
  • 1987 Art Waves Gallery, New York, USA
  • 1986 Galerie Zürcher, Paris, France

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2016 “M+Sigg Collection Exhibition”, ArtisTree, Hong Kong, China; Domain de Chaumont sur Loire, Chaumont sur Loire, France
  • 2015 “Black and White Cats”, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong, China
  • 2013 “Xing Xing: Wang Keping & Ma Desheng”, Galerie Magda Danysz, Paris, France
  • “Light before Dawn: Unofficial Chinese Art 1974-1985”, Asia Society Gallery, Hong Kong; Huston, USA
  • 2011 “Blooming in the Shadows: Unofficial Chinese Art 1974-1985”, China Institute, New York, USA
  • “Artistes Chinois á Paris”, Musée Cernushi, Paris, France
  • “Art Paris + Guess 2011”, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Paris, France
  • 2008 “China Gold, Art Contemporain Chinois”, Musée Maillol, Paris, France
  • “Go China- Writing on the Wall, Chinese Art from the Eighties and Nineties”, Groninger Museum, Groningen, Netherlands
  • “Origin Point, The Stars 30 years”, Today Museum, Beijing, China
  • 2005 “Mahjong Chinesische Gegenwartskunst aus der Sammlung Sigg”, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland
  • 2004 “Body and Nature, Two Chinese Artists”, Marlborough Gallery, New York, USA
  • “Chine, le Corps Partout?”, Musée d’Art Contemporain, Marseille, France
  • 2001 “China without Borders”, Goedhuis Contemporary Gallery, New York, USA
  • 2000 “At the New Century, 1979-1999 China Contemporary Art’s Works”, Contemporary Art Museum, Chengdu, China
  • “Demand for Artistic Freedom, The Stars 20 years”, Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1999 “Les Champs de la Sculpture”, Champs-Elysées, Paris, France
  • “The Pu- Yeo International Modern Sculpture Symposium”, Seoul, South Korea
  • 1998 “Vision 2000, Chinesische Gemälde und Skulpturen der Gegenwart”, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
  • 1992 “Sculptures- Frédéric Bleuet, Peter Briggs, Wang Keping, Salle Saint-Jean”, Hôtel de Ville de Paris, Paris, France
  • 1989 “The Stars : 10 Years”, Hanart Gallery, Hong Kong, China
  • “Tian An Men, je me souviens", Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
  • 1988 “International Sculpture Exhibition”, Olympic Games, Seoul, South Korea
  • 1983 “Painting the Chinese Dream, Chinese Art 30 Years after the Revolution”, Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA

Historical Exhibitions

  • 1980 “Second Exhibition of the STARS”, National Museum of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
  • 1979 “Exhibition ’Wild’ of the STARS/XING XING Artists“, Outside the National Museum of Fine Arts, Beijing, China(Immediately outlawed).

Selected Public Collections

  • Aidekman Arts Center, Boston, USA
  • Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford, UK
  • Donation Uli Sigg, M+ Museum, Hong Kong, China
  • Fonds municipal d’art contemporain, Paris, France
  • Fondation Claudine et Jean-Marc Salomon, Annecy, France
  • He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, Shenzhen
  • International Sculpture Park, Seoul, South Korea
  • Musée Cernuschi, Paris, France
  • Museum of Contemporary Asian Art, Fukuoka, Janpan
  • Olympic Games Park, Seoul, South Korea
  • The China Club Collection, Hong Kong, China
  • Fondation Guerlain, Les Mesnuls
  • Collection de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France