Summer Group Show
Chen Wenling (b.1969, Fujian, China) graduated from Xiamen Academy of Art and Design in 1991 followed by his postgraduate studies at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1994. He is internationally recognised as one of the top contemporary sculptors. He has previously participated in major exhibitions including: “The 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art” (Russia, 2015), “China 8 – China Contemporary Art Exhibition” (Germany, 2015), “The 11th Sculpture by the Sea” (Australia, 2015), “The 55th Venice Biennale” (Venice, Italy, 2013) and “The Suspense – Sculptures by Chen Wenling” (Today’s Art Museum, China, 2010). His works have been collected by numerous museums such as China Art Museum, Beijing Today Art Museum, National Gallery of Korea, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Denver Art Museum, Arox Art Museum. He currently lives and works in Beijing.
Jiangshuo Born in 1958, Jiang Shuo graduated from the Central Academy of Arts and Design (now the Academy of Fine Arts, Tsinghua Unviersity), and was the first sculptress in China to complete a post-graduate degree. In 1989, she moved to Austria after awarded a scholarship by a local university and joined the Austrian Artist Association. She has exhibited extensively in Austria, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the United States. Currently, she lives and works between Beijing, China, Berlin, Germany, and Klagenfurt, Austria with her husband Wu Shaoxiang, who is also an artist specialising in sculpture.
Li Hongbo (b.1974) immediately became one of the most popular contemporary Chinese artists after graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts with an MFA degree in Experimental Art in 2010. Exploring the malleability of materials, his expandable paper sculptures and carved knife sculptures encourage viewers to think out of the box. His carved knife sculpture was short-listed into the 2017 Sovereign Asian Art Prize and Li is honoured with Grand Prize of this year. His work was acquired by UBS Collection, Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Found Museum, 53 Art Museum in China, Asian Civilizations Museum in Singapore and White Rabbit Collection in Sydney.
Lu Zhengyuan (b.1982, Dalian, Liaoning, China) received his MFA at the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing in 2009 and has been teaching at CAFA ever since. Lu has held solo exhibitions and participated in group shows throughout China, Taiwan, Southeast Asia, Europe and the United States. The artist’s important solo exhibitions include “Cross the Ocean – Color Symbiosis” (Galeria Nacional, San Jose, Costa Rica, 2016), “Cross the Ocean – Color Symbiosis” (MAC Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Panama City, Panama, 2016), “Oxymoron” (MoCA Taipei, Taipei, 2015), “84 Days, 84 – Lu Zhengyuan” (Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China). Important group shows include, “Tongxi – The 3rd China International Art Forum & Exhibition on Installation Art” (Today Art Museum, Beijing, China, 2016), “Observer – Creator” (CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China), “Relay Race” (National Art Museum of China, China), “Now is future”(Bonn Contemporary Art Center, Bonn, Germany, 2015), “Cross the Ocean” (Providencia Art Center, Chile, 2015), “China International Art Installations Exhibition” (Long Museum, Shanghai, China, 2014), “Reactivation – 9th Shanghai International Biennale” (Shanghai, China, 2012), “New Vision – Contemporary Chinese Art Exhibition in Portugal” (Lisbon Art Museum, Lisbon, Portugal, 2011), “Gwangju Biennale”(Gwanju, Korea, 2010).
Lv Shanchuan (b.1969, Fujian, China) graduated from the department of Fine Art at the Fujian Normal University in 1992 and completed his postgraduate studies at the Central Academy of Fine Art in 1997. He taught at the Fujian Normal University from 1992 to 2009, and went to Germany on the Sino-German Cultural Exchange Scholarship for further studies in 2005. He currently lives and works in Beijing.
Lv has held solo exhibitions and participated in group shows throughout China, Asia, Europe and the USA. Previous important exhibitions include: “Landmark – Mapping Contemporary Chinese Art” (Beijing 2017), “The Land is So Rich in Beauty” (Hong Kong, 2017), “China 8 – Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition” (Germany, 2015), “Epoch Writing: Chinese Contemporary Art Invitation Exhibition / The First Round” (Epoch Art Museum, Wenzhou, 2015), “The Unknown State” (Beijing, 2015), “Events 2008 ― with China” (Today Art Museum, Beijing, 2014), “The 9th Florence Biannual Exhibition ― Ethics as the DNA of Art” (Italy, 2013), “In Contemporary ― China Fine Arts Biannual Exhibition” (Beijing, 2012), and “The 8th Shanghai Biannual Exhibition” (Shanghai, 2010). His works have been collected by the National Art Museum of China, Shanghai Museum of Art, Chengdu Museum of Contemporary Art, King Kuei Art Foundation and other international public institutions.
Peter Steinhauer (b. 1966, USA) focuses on architecture within urban landscape, natural landscape, Asian faces and man made structure. He has received the IPA International Photography Awards with the Hong Kong Surface Unseen seriesin 2009. In 2014, he won seven Lucie International Photography Awards for his Cocoons, Asian Markets and Singapore Number Blocks series. He was also the winner of the PDN Annual Photographic Award of Excellence (2012), the Black and White Spider Award of Excellence (2011, 2012 and 2013), and the PX3 Paris Photography Awards (2009). Steinhauer is currently based with his family in San Francisco, USA.
Jacky Tsai (b. 1984, Shanghai, China) graduated from the China Academy of Art, Hangzhou in 2006, and obtained a postgraduate degree from Central St. Martins, London in 2008. Tsai’s works investigate the place of cultural heritage in contemporary society, and has become the leading Chinese contemporary pop artist. He is best known as the creator of the iconic floral skull for the late British fashion designer Alexander McQueen, and has also collaborated with brands such as Shanghai Tang, Lane Crawford, Genting Cruise and Gum Department Store Moscow. Tsai has held exhibitions worldwide, including: “Fly Me to the Moon” (Moscow, 2018), “Human Nature” (Hong Kong, 2017), “Future Past II” (Hong Kong, 2016), “Culture Clash” (New York, 2016), “Harmonious Society” (London, 2016), “Future Past” (London, 2015) and “East West” (Hong Kong, 2015). The artist currently lives and works in London, UK.
Martin Wehmer was born in Hattingen, Germany in 1966. He was awarded the Volksbanken art prize in Gemany in 1996. He took up art residencies in Edinburgh in 2003 and in Beijing in 2008, organized by the International Exchange & Studio Program Basel (IAAB). He has lived and worked in Beijing since 2008. He was one of the organizers of the Beijing 798 Biennale in 2009. He has taught as a lecturer at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts, and in the CDK project, a joint programme of the University of the Arts, Berlin and the China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, facilitating art exchange programs between China and Germany. His works have been exhibited extensively throughout Europe and China and included in important public and private collections around the world.
Wu Didi (b. 1976 in Chongqing, China) completed her postgraduate degree in oil painting at the Central Academy of Fine Art in 2004 and has been a lecturer at the Central Academy of Dramatic Art since then. Her subject matters evolve from elements of traditional Chinese humanities. The artist had held solo exhibitions in Beijing and New York, and her previous important exhibitions include “CHINA NOW” (London, 2016), “Beyond the Mirror Phase” (Era of Art Museum, Beijing, 2016), “Wu Didi” (New York, 2015) and “Temperature of History” (Shanghai Museum of Art, China, 2015). The artist currently lives and works in Beijing.