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Yue Minjun 岳敏君


1962 Born in Daqing, Hei Long Jiang province, China
1968 Moved to Beijing
1979 Worked as an electrician, Ocean Oil Company, Tianjin
1983 Graduated form Hebei Normal University, oil painting department
1996 Designed Redstar watch for The Artists Collection of Swatch Watches, 1996 Spring Collection

Solo Exhibitions

The Archeological Discovery in A.D. 3009, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

Yue Minjun and the Symbolic Smile, Queens Museum, New York, U.S.A.
Yue Minjun: Looking for Art, Beijing Commune, Beijing, China
Yue Minjun: I Love Laughing, Asia Society, New York, U.S.A.

Yue Minjun: Manipulation Series, Enrico Navarra Gallery, Paris, France
"The Reproduction of Idols: Yue Minjun, 2004-2006," He Xiang Ning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
"Looking for Terrorists," Beijing Commune, Beijing, China

"Post Auratic Self Portrayal of Yue Min Jun," CP Foundation, Jakarta, Indonesia

"Yue Min Jun: Sculptures & Paintings," Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong

"Yue Min Jun: Beijing Ironicals," Prüss & Ochs Gallery, Berlin, Germany
"Yue Min Jun," Meile Gallery, Switzerland

"Soaking In Silly Laughter: One of Art Singapore 2002," Soobin Art Gallery, Singapore
"Yue Min Jun: Handling," One World Art Center, Beijing, China

"Red Ocean," Chinese Contemporary London, England

Group Exhibitions

COLOSSAL - KUNST FAKT FIKTION, Museum und Park Varusschlacht im Osnabrücker Land, Germany
China in Transition: George Legrady und aktuelle chinesische Malerei, Stiftung Ahlers Pro Arte und Stiftung Kestner Pro Arte, Hannover, Germany
Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Facing China, Haugar - Vestfold Museum in Tonsberg, Norway / Kuopio Art Museum, Finland / Salo Art Museum, Finland / Ystads Konstmuseum, Sweden.
Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, China

The Revolution Continues: New Chinese Art, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Loss of Control, Crossing the boundaries to art from Félicien Rops to the present. Museum für zeitgenössische Kunst und Design, Herford, Germany
Facing China, Stadtgalerie Schwaz, Austria / Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria / Akureyri Art Museum, Iceland
Translocalmotion. 7th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, China
Facing Reality-Selection of Chinese Contemporary Art, National Art Museum of China

China-Facing Reality, Museum of Modern Art Ludwig Foundation, Vienna, Austria
Post Martial Law vs Post ’89: The Contemporary Art in Taiwan and China, Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan, China
Max Protetch Gallery, New York, New York
Red Hot! Asian Art from the Chaney Family Collection, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA
The Year of the Golden Pig - Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, UK

2006 - 2007
China now - Kunst in Zeiten des Umbruchs, Sammlung Essl - Kunsthaus, Klosterneuburg

Xianfeng! Chinese avant-garde, Museum Beelden aan Zee, Scheveningen, Netherlands
Without Boundary, Pyo Gallery Seoul/ Pyo Gallery Beijing
2006 "Radar: Selections from the Collection of Vicky and Kent Logan," Denver Art Museum, USA
"Shu: Reinventing Book in Contemporary Chinese Art," China Institute Gallery, New York, USA
"China Now," Sammlung Essl Privatstiftung, Klosterneuburg, Austria

2005 - 2006
"Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection," Hamburger Kunsthalle, Germany

"Beautiful Cynicism," Arario Beijing, China
"Sky of Fate: Invited Exhibition of Chinese Paintings 2005," Shenzhen Art Museum, China
"Plato and his seven spirits," BJ Century Overseas Chinese City, Shenzhen
OCT Contemporary Art Terminal of He Xiangning Art Museum, China
"Open 2005: International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations," Lido, Venice, Italy
"XIANFENG: Chinese Avant-garde Sculpture," Museum Beelden Aan Zee, Hague/Scheveningen, The Netherlands
"Mahjong: Sigg Collection of Modern Chinese Art," Museum of Fine Arts, Bern, Switzerland
"Dress Up in Art: Theme Exhibition on Traditional Chinese Operas," Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
"No U-Turn: China Contemporary Art," TNUR Guando Museum of Art, Taiwan, China
"Conceptual Art: Exhibit of Contemporary Paintings from China," Shenzhen Art Museum, Guangdong, China
Figur / Skulptur, Sammlung Essl - Kunsthaus, Klosterneuburg

Twenty-Four Living Artist in China, Alexander Ochs Galleries Berlin, White Space Gallery, Beijing
Stone Face BANG - Chinas first group printing exhibition, Shanghai
Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai
Contemporary Lithography Group Exhibition, L.A. Gallery Beijing, Beijing
"Dreaming of the Dragon’s Nation: Contemporary Art Exhibition from China," Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Shanghai 5 Biennale: Techniques of the visible, Shanghai Biennale - Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai
"Guangju Biennale 2004: A Grain of Dust, A Drop of Water," Korea
"Art on the Beach: Sculptures," Enrico Navarra Gallery, Ramatuelle, France
"20 Years of Hanart TZ Gallery," Hong Kong Art Center
"China, the Body Everywhere?" Maseille Museum of Contemporary Art, France

"From China with Art," Indonesia National Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
"The Rest of the World," Neuffer Am Park, Pirmasens, Germany
"Newe Kunsthalle Mannheim 2," Kunsthalle Mannheim, Germany
"CP Open Biennale 2003," Indonesia National Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
"People and People: Chinese Modern and Contemporary Art Collections of GDMA," Guangdong Museum of Art (GDMA), Guangzhou, China
"Living Conditions: Selections from the GDMA Collection of Contemporary Chinese Art," GDMA, Guangzhou, China
Der Rest Der Welt, Alexander Ochs Galleries, Berlin

Conceptual Images: 2002 Chinese Contemporary Oil Painting, Shenzen Art Museum, Shenzhen
Six Contemporary Chinese Artists, Reykjavik Art Museum at Kjarvalstadir, Reykjavik
Things We Believe, Alexander Ochs Galleries, Berlin
Spring Group Exhibition, Art Beatus, Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia
"Golden Harvest: Chinese Contemporary Exhibition," Croatia National Art Museum, Croatia
"The First Guangzhou Triennial," Guangdong Museum of Art, China
"Inaugural Exhibition: Contemporary Terracotta Warriors," The Esplanade, Singapore
"Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition: Red Land, China," Gwangju Art Museum, Korea
"Korea and Chinese Painting 2002: New Expression," Seoul Culture & Art Center, Korea
"Chinese Contemporary Art," Rekjavik Art Museum, Iceland
"A Point in Time-Changsha," Beauty Art Museum, Changsha, China

"Ornament and Abstraction," Foundation Beyeler, Switzerland
"Hotpot: Chinese Contemporary Art," Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway
"Towards a New lmage: Twenty Years of Contemporary Chinese Painting," National Art Museum, Beijing; Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai; Sichuan Art Museum, Chendu; Guangdong Art Museum, Guangzhou, China
"Song Zhuang," Stadtische Galerie im Buntentor Bremen & Kunstverein Ludwigshafen, Germany
"Chinese Mythology", Yidian Gallery, Shanghai
New Works, Courtyard Gallery, Beijing
"C'est Moi, C'est Nous", Galerie de France, Paris
"Passe - Murailles", Musee de Picardie, Amiens
"Millennium Portrait of China", Bremen City Gallery, Bremen
New Image: 20 Years of Chinese Contemporary Painting, touring major Chinese art museums
Take Part, Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
Group Exhibition, Art Beatus Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

1999 - 2001
Transparence-Opacite?, ACAVA, Aosta, Aix-en-Provence, La Villette, Paris, Brussels, Barcelona
Transparence-Opacite? ACAVA Aosta, Aix-en-Provence, La Villette-Paris

Shanghai Art Fair 2000
Art Cologne
Futuro, Contemporary Art Centre of Macau
The Dutch Gasunie, Groningen, Holland
"Between..." Chengdu Upriver Residence, Kunming Upriver Club, China
"Portraits of Chinese Contemporaries," The Culture Centre of Francois Mitterrand, France
"Our Friends," Bauhaus University Art Gallery, Weimar, Germany

"Transparence, opacité? 14 Chinese Contemporary Artists," France, Italy
"1999 Open Channels: The First Collecting Exhibition of Dongyu Museum of Fine Arts," Dongyu Museum, Shenyang, China
"New Modernism for a New Millennium: Works by Contemporary Asian Artists from the Logan Collection," Linn Gallery, San Francisco, USA
d'APERTutto, 48th Venice Biennale, Venice

The Grand Tour, Chinese Contemporary London, England
5000 + 10, Chinese Contemporary London, England
"The First Exhibition of Upriver Gallery Collection," He Xiangning Art Gallery, Shenzhen, China
"It's Me! A Profile of Chinese Contemporary Art in the 90s," Forbidden City & Tai Miao, Beijing, China
"Beijing Prediction: Contemporary Art of China," Beijing, China

1997 - 1998
8+8-1, Selected Paintings by Fifteen Contemporary Artists, Schoeni Art Gallery Hong Kong

"China Now," Tokyo, Japan; Basel, Switzerland
"Quotation Marks: Chinese Contemporary Paintings," Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

1996 - 1997
CHINA! Kunstmuseum Bonn. Traveled to Vienna, Berlin, Singapore, etc.

Elevenses - The Avant Garde, Taikoo Palace, Hong Kong
Inaugural Exhibition II, Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong

Images of Women II, Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong
New Trends '95, Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
The History of Chinese Oil Painting: From Realism to Post-modernism, Galerie Theoremes, Brussels
5+5: Voices from Russia and China, Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong
Visions of China: Contemporary Chinese Painting by Chinese Masters, Pacific City Club, Bangkok
The Magnificent Duo - Recent Works by Yue Minjun and Yang Shaobin, Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong
The Beijing 3: A Three Man Show by Zhang Gong, Yue Minjun and Yang Shaobin, Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong

8+8, Contemporary Russian and Chinese Avant Garde Exhibition, Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong
New Trends '94. Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
Faces Behind the Bamboo Curtain - Works by Yue Minjun and Yang Shaobin, Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong
Art Asia '94, Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

Yuanmingyuan Artists Exhibition, Yuanmingyuan, Beijing

Contemporary Modern Art Exhibition, Friendship Hotel, Beijing

'S' Art Exhibition, Hebei Museum, Hebei


Yue Minjun, You're So Weimer, 77x55cm, Edition Print 47/60, 2001
Yue Minjun, You Are So Bacon, 77x55cm, Edition Print 6/60, 2000
Yue Minjun,  As Graceful As A Crane, 75x56cm, Edition Print 6/60, 2000
Yue Minjun,  A Laughter At It's Peak, 108x80cm, Edition Print 32/32, 2001