CHEN WENBO

Presentation

Chen Wenbo

Born in 1969 at Chongqing, China.

Live in Beijing, China.

Biography

Chen Wenbo was born in 1969. He used to live and work in Chungqing and since 1999 has been living in Beijing.He graduated from the Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts. He is one of the preeminent figurative oil artist in contemporary Chinese Art. Chen’s characters, young ladies in pink colours, with blue eyes and a soft skin, depicted on a black-tiled bathroom backdrop – between the fiction and the reality of a cyberworld – resemble robots or celluloid dolls.

Allegories of the senses, they evoke sight, touch, and the pleasure of the bath. Like clones of an ideal beauty and ideal youth the whole world would be trying to resemble. The artist seems to enjoy lingering on describing this younth fairytale atmophere but his paintings question the desire of man control it by artificial means, through colorful cosmetics and drugs. Chen’s work appeared in a solo show at Beijing’s Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, as well as in a traveling show that was exhibited at the Berkeley Art Museum, the Kunstmuseum Bern, and the Peabody Essex Museum, among others. His work regularly appears in museum and gallery exhibitions across China, North America, and Europe.

Exhibitions

EXPOSITIONS INDIVIDUELLES

2016  
“Day and Night,” Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

2015  
“The Fat Years,” Klein Sun Gallery, New York, NY

2009

ABIO-VIEW, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, China

Chen Wenbo: Broken Series - Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

2008

Chen Wenbo: Asian Rays, PKM Gallery, Beijing, China
Chen Wenbo: Epidemiology, Galerie Michael Schultz, Berlin, Germany

2003

Back door, Chen Wenbo 2003, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China

2000

Chen Wenbo Solo Exhibition, Galerie LOFT, Paris, France 

 


EXPOSITIONS DE GROUPE

2016    
"Doctrine of New Capital: Huang Yu Collection Exhibition,” Museum of Contemporary Art Chengdu, China
"No Candy to Make Trouble,” Yang Art Museum, Beijing, China

2015    
"Flower and Style - Exchange Exhibition between Taiwan and China,” Ant Nest Art Gallery, ZhangZhou, China
"China 8: Chinese Contemporary Art From China at Rhine & Ruhr,” NRW-Forum Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany; Osthaus Museum, Hagen, Germany; Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany; MKM Museum Kuppersmuhle fur Moderene Kunst, Duisburg, Germany; Kunstmuseum, Mulheim an Der Ruhr, Germany; Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany; Skulptrenmuseum Glaskasten, Marl, Germany; Kunsthalle, Recklinghausen, Germany; Kunstmuseum, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
"The Cabinet of wonder,” Heiqiao Art District, Beijing, China
"Illuminated,” Gland Space, Beijing, China
"The Civil Power,” Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing, China

2014  
“Re-View,” Long Museum, Shanghai, China
"Civilization,” OCAT Xi’an, Xi’an, China
Harmonious Society: Asian Triennial Manchester 2014, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester, UK
Blue Roof Art Festival, Chengdu, China
"Broached Retreat,” UCCA, Beijing, China
"Life Path,” Wang Xingwei studio, Beijing, China
"Shanghai Deal," Radical Space, Shanghai, China
"M Home: Living in Space,” UCCA, Beijing, China
"Aftermath: Post-Sensibility, Fifteen Years On,” Duddell’s, Hong Kong

2013  
1st Auction Biennial, World Expo Museum, Shanghai, China
"Square Cube,” ArtDepot, Beijing, China
"Timeline- An exhibition of Contemporary Art (Session I),” Youmingtang Art Center, Nanning, China
"Night-walk at Heiqiao,” Heiqiao Art District, Beijing, China
"Village Poem,” Gland Space, Beijing, China

2012

LATITUDE/ATTITUDE : 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong

Face, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China

2010

Thirty Years of Chinese Contemporary Art, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Erotic, Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Beijing, China

2009

16 Years of Running a Gallery, Walsh Gallery, Chicago, USA
Inaugural exhibition, Hadrien De Montferrand Gallery, Bejing, China
All the Great Modern Things - Chinese Pop, Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche, Osnabruck, Germany
All the great modern things: CHINA TOTAL, Kunsthalle Rostock, Germany
Anamnesis and Extrapolation, PKM Gallery, Beijing, China

2008

Mediation Biennale 08, Mediation Biennale, Poznan
86 Steps to nine layers Heaven, Beyond Art Space, Beijing, Chine.
Portraying Food (and the absence of it), Galerie Walsh, Chicago, IL, Etats-Unis
Empty, Milan, Italy

2007

Neo Painting from China, Galerie Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan
RE-collection - A Retrospective Look at 15 years of Art and Vision", Galerie Schoeni Art, Hong Kong
Ddmwarehouse 2000-2007, DDM Warehouse, Shanghai, China
Floating - New generation of Art in China, Nation Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, South korea
Modern Chinese Art, Nation Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, South korea
Barcelona - Paris - Pekin, Espace Cultural Ample, Barcelone, Spain
Neue Asiatische Kunst, Thermocline of Art - ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
We are your Future, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York, USA
2 Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow Biennale of contemporary art, Moscou, Russie
Vanguardias Chinas, Galerie Dolores de Sierra, Madrid, Spain

2006

6th Shanghai Biennale - Hyper Design", Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, Chine
Contemporary China", PKM Gallery, Seoul, South korea
Beyond the Canvas, Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong

2005

The Biennale of Contemporary Chinese Art, Montpellier, France

Dr. Uli Sigg Collections Exhibition, Switzerland

The Second Triennial of Chinese Art, Nanjing Museum, Nanjing, China

Chinese Contemporary Art, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

2004

All Under Heaven - China now!, Koninklijk Museum, Centre Régional d'Art

Contemporain de Sète, Sète, France

MuHKA Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium

East of the South in the West/West of the South in the East, Villa Arson, Nice, France

Temporality, LA Gallery, Beijing, China

Object System: Doing Nothing, ARCO2004, Madrid, Spain

2003

Out of Focus, 25,000 Cultural Transmission Center, Beijing, China

Chinart, Museo del Arte Contemporanea di Roma, Rome, ltaly

Chinart, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary

2002

Too Much Flavor, 3H Art Center, Shanghai, China

Chinese Modernity, Foundation Armando Alvares Penteado, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Paris-Pekin, Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris, France

Chinart, Museum Kuppersmuhle Sammlung Grothe, Duisburg, Germany

Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Art Museum, Guangzhou, China

Miragel, Suzhou Art Museum, Suzhou, China

2000

Chinese portraits, François Mitterand Cultural Center Périgueux, France

Personality and sociability in Arts, Guangdong Art Museum, China

1999

Representing the people, Tyneand Weir Museum Newcastle, UK

Starting a new channel in 1999, Dongyu Art Museum Shen Yang, China

1998

Confused, Contemporary Art Fair Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1997

Chinese Video Art 1997, CIFA Gallery Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China

1996

South Western Conceptual Art Show, exhibition hall of The Communications

University Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China

1994

Fragmentation, Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts Chongqing, Sichuan Province, China

1993

China Oil Painting Biennal, China Art Gallery Beijing, China

1992

The First Guangzhou Oil Painting Biennal, Guangzhou Exhibition Centre

Guangzhou, China

Arts