Winter 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.
Li Hongbo was born in Jilin, China in 1974 and is currently based in Beijing. He graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts with an MFA degree in Experimental Art in 2010. His works have been exhibited around the world, and are included in some important public collections such as the Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Found Museum, 53 Art Museum in Beijing and the White Rabbit Collection in Sydney.
Liao Yaibaiwas born in 1971, Jiang An, Sichuan, China. He graduated from the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in 1997, Chongqing, China and taught at the Art Design Department at the Chongqing University from 2001 to 2005. Currently he lives and works in New York, U.S.
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. Lv has held solo exhibitions and participated in group shows throughout China, Asia, Europe and the USA. He currently lives and works in Beijing.
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 and Genting Cruise. Tsai has held exhibitions worldwide, including: “Future Past II” (Hong Kong, 2016), “Culture Clash” (New York, 2016), “Harmonious Society” (London, 2016), “Future Past” (London, 2015), “East West” (Hong Kong, 2015) and “Eastern Orbit” (London, 2014). The artist currently lives and works in London, UK.
Martin Wehmerwas born in Blankenstein J. Hattingen, Germany in 1966. He was awarded the Volksbanken art prize in Germany in 1996. He later took up art residencies in Edinburgh and Beijing, and finally decided to settle in Beijing in 2008, where he has lived and worked ever since. He was one of the organizers of the Beijing 798 Biennale in 2009. Wehmer is also a devout art educator. He has been a lecturer at Beijing’s 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 between China and Germany. His works have been exhibited extensively around the world, and have been included in important collections such as UBS (Hong Kong, Cologne, Zürich), Kunstkredit Basel and Kultusministerium Kanton Basel.
Wong Hau Kweilearned traditional Chinese ink painting from the Chinese master Huang Zhou and developed his own style over the years. Wong received the Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennale Award (formerly called the Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial Award and the Hong Kong Art Biennial Exhibition Prize) in 2001, 2009 and 2012, as well as the Merit Awards in the 9th and 10th National Exhibition of Arts in China. Many of his works are in public collections, including The National Art Museum of China and the Hong Kong Museum of Art.
Wong Perngfeywas born in Malaysia in 1974. He obtained the Scholarship Award of the Malaysian Institute of Art and graduated in 1998. Wong was awarded Artist Residency in Rimbun Dahan, Malaysia in 2002. From 2008 to 2010, he was based in the artist village of Yogyakarta in Central Java, Indonesia, where he experienced a vibrant creative energy through interacting with local and international artists. In 2010, he moved to Beijing, China and has lived and worked as a full time artist since. His artworks are collected by the National Visual Arts Gallery (Kuala Lumpur), Bank Negara Malaysia Museum Art Gallery (Kuala Lumpur) and Khazanah Nasional Berhad (Kuala Lumpur).
Wu Shaoxiang (b.1957, Jiangxi, China)’s boldness marked him as an artistic pioneer at the time, and was a key facilitator of the development of modern Chinese art history. It was not until after Wu immigrated to Austria in 1989 that he modified his outlook to fully embrace his Chinese identity in his artwork, while keeping a global perspective. Recent themes examined the increasingly prevalent consumer culture in the world, and the detrimental effects of globalization. The artist’s previous exhibitions include: “Desire Scenery – Retrospective” (Today Art Museum, China, 2015), “Red VS Green” (Werner Berger Museum, Austria, 2014) and Going Forward! Going for Money! Museum of Contemporary Art, Taiwan, 2012). The artist currently lives and works in Beijing, China, Berlin, Germany and Klagenfurt, Austria with his wife Jiang Shuo.