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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

  • 2017 Birds, Harmony of the Forest, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong, China
  • 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

  • 2017 Silhouettes|Jean-Charles Blais Wang Keping, Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Beijing, China
  • 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