LIN TIANMIAO

Biographie

Née en 1961 dans la province du Shaanxi, Lin Tianmiao est l’une des artistes d’installation les plus connues en Chine. L’ensemble du travail de Lin prend appui sur un questionnement permanent du lien entre identité et contexte social, sur le rôle social de chacun et de la mère en particulier, la sienne lui ayant enseigné très tôt l’art de travailler le coton. Elle n’a reçu qu’une formation de design avant de partir à New-York où elle a vécu six ans, et où elle a commencé sa carrière d’artiste.

La quasi-absence de formation académique dans la peinture à l’huile ou autres formes d’art classique est loin d’être un handicap pour elle ; bien au contraire, son art est entièrement dépourvu de la rigidité dogmatique. Ayant reçu l’influence des femmes artistes telles qu’Ann Hamilton, Barbara Kruger ou Kiki Smith, elle prend directement des objets dans la vie quotidienne, notamment les ficelles qui deviendront caractéristiques de son langage. Ficelles qui encerclent et entravent, mais qui assurent les liens aussi.

Dans la fameuse série d’installation-photographie « Here or There (Ici ou là) » qu’elle a réalisée avec son mari Wang Gongxin (artiste lui aussi), on voit différents paysages constitués d’éléments typiquement chinois comme les jardins, les champs, les arbres de prunus, mais toujours désolés, mornes, sans vie, et les constructions en ruine. Dans cette atmosphère oppressante, errent des personnages fantasmagoriques, toujours bandés par du tissu blanc. L’image d’un monde sans repère géographique ni temporel, dans lequel les hommes amorphes se perdent dans une étrangeté générale.

Expositions

EXPOSITIONS INDIVIDUELLES

2015
1.62M: Lin Tianmiao Solo Exhibition, How Art Museum, Wenzhou, China

2013
Lin Tianmiao: Est-ce permis ? (Est-ce possible ?), Galerie Lelong, Paris, France

2012
Badges, Galerie Lelong, New York, USA
Bound Unbound: Lin Tianmiao, Asia Society Museum, New York, USA

2011
The Same, Beijing Center for the Arts, Beijing, China

2010
The Constructed Dimension-2010 Chinese Contemporary Art Invitational Exhibition, National Art Museum of China,Beijing, China

2009
Gazing Back: The Art of Lin Tianmiao , Shanghai Pujiang OCT ten year public art project 2009, Shanghai, China

2008
Mother’s!!!, Long March Space, Beijing, China
Focus-Works on paper -Lin Tianmiao Solo Show, Long March Space, Beijing, China
Lin Tianmiao Solo Show, JGM Gallery, Paris, France

2007
Focus – Works on Paper, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore
Seeing Shadow, Art and Public Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland
Lin Tianmiao's Solo Show, Loft Gallery, Paris, France

2004
Non Zero - Tokyo Art Project, Beijing, China

2002
Focus - The Courtyard Gallery, Beijing, China

1997
Bound-Unbound, Gallery of the Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing, China

1995
Open Studio - Baofang Hutong 12#, Beijing, China


EXPOSITIONS DE GROUPE (sélection)

2016
Setouchi Triennale 2016, Ogijima, Seto Inland Sea Region, Japan
East Bridge 2015: Plastic Garden - Chinese and Korean Contemporary Art, Total Museum, Seoul, Korea
Linguistic Pavilion, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China

2015
East Bridge 2015: Plastic Garden - Chinese and Korean Contemporary Art, 798 Art Factory, Beijing, China
How Art Museum at ART021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair, Shanghai, China
Now Then, China’s Avant-garde Twenty Years Later, Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam, Netherlands
FANTasia, SeMA, Seoul, Korea
The Civil Power, Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing, China
Chinese Sculpture Long March (1990-2015), pole Museal, Mons, Belgium
China 8 Exhibition, Bonn, Germany
Go East: The Gene and Brian Sherman Contemporary Asian Collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
In Search of Meaning, the Human Figure in a Changing World, Museum De Fundatie Zwolle, Netherlands

2014
M Home: Living in Space, RedStar Macalline Art Project, UCCA, Beijing, China
Ichihara Art Mix 2014, Ichihara Lakeside Museum, Ichihara, Japan
Threads, Museum Arnhem, Arnhem, Netherlands

2013
Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art 2013, Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou, China
Material World, Denver Art Museum, Denver, USA
Esprit Dior, Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai, Shanghai, China
Animate/Inanimate, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Victoria, Australia
2013 California-Pacific Triennial, Orange County Museum of Art, California, USA

2011
The Couple Show, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, China
Louise Bourgeois and A Tribute to Louise Bourgeois: Lin Tianmiao, James Cohan Gallery, Shanghai, China
On Stage: The Art of Beijing Opera, Basel Museum of Cultures, Switzerland

2010
Self – Image: Woman art in China (1920 - 2010), CAFA Art Museum of China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
Light from Light, MAAP, State Library of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Light from Light, Shanghai Library, Shanghai, China
The Constructed Dimension-2010 Chinese Contemporary Art Invitational Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
Audi Art and Design Award Opening, ‘Popcorn’, Beijing, China
The State of Things-Beijing/Brussels, National Art Museum of China

2009
JUNGLE- A Close-up Focus on Chinese Contemporary Art Trends, ‘N Choices’, Platform China, Beijing, China
Over Six Hundred Choices, Arrow Factory, Beijing, China
Art In Use: Sculptural Objects, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong, China
Metropolis Now! A Selection of Chinese Contemporary Art Meridian International Center, Washington DC, USA
The State of Things-Brussels/Beijing, Centre for Fine Art, Brussels, Belgium

2008
Four Season Group Exhibition, Zhejiang Academy of Art, Hong Zhou, China
Half Life of a Dream: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Logan Collection Group, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA
Where are We?, Tian An Time Art Center, Beijing, China.
Beijing – Athens: Contemporary Art from China, Grace National Contemporary Art Center, Grace
Our Future - The Guy and Myriam Ullens Foundation Collection, UCCA, Beijing, China

2007
Multiplex: Directions in Art,1970 to Now, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Global Feminism, Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA

2006
Asian Contemporary Art In Print in Celebration of Asia Society’s 50th Anniversary, Asia Society Museum, New York, USA
Asian Contemporary Art In Print, The Gallery of Singapore Tyler Print Institute (STPI), Singapore
Martell Artist Of The Year 2006, National Gallery of China, Beijing, China

2005
Rapt: Austral-Asia Zero Five, Sherman Galleries, Sydney, Australia
About Beauty, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
Shanghai Cool – Creative Reproduction, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
The New Works of Wang Gongxin and Lin Tianmiao, Courtyard Gallery Annex, Beijing, China
Mahiong, Museum of Fine Arts Bern, Switzerland
Xianfeng! Chinese avant-garde sculpture, Museum Beelden aan Zee, The Hague, Netherland
Fairy Tales Forever, ARoS Aarhus Art museum, Denmark

2004
Between Past and Future, ICP and Museum of Asia Society, New York, USA
Between Past and Future, MoMa, Chicago, USA
Between Past and Future, MoMa, Seattle, USA
Concrete Horizons, Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Officina Asia, Gallery d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy
Gwang Ju Biennale 2004, Gwang Ju , Korea
Regeneration: Contemporary Chinese Art from China and the US, Samek Art Galler, Bucknell University, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, USA

2003
Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial, Niigata, Japan
Arles Photograph art Festival, Arles, France
New Zone Chinese Art, Zacheta National Art Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

2002
2nd Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale 2002, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan
Gwang Ju Biennale 2002, Gwang Ju , Korea
Ireland Biennale 2002, Ireland
Guang Zhou Triennale 2002, Guang Zhou Art Museum, China
Shanghai Biennale 2002, Shanghai Art Museum, China

2001
Threads of Vision: Toward A New Feminine Poetics, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Ohio, USA
Floating Chimeras, Edsvik Konst Och Kultur, Sweden
Translated acts, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
Translated acts, Queens Museum of art, New York, USA
Translated Acts, Modern Art Museum of Mexico, Mexico
Wang Gongxin and Lin Tianmiao’ s New Works, The Loft New Media Art Space, Beijing, China
The Digital Art Festival 2001, The Loft New Media Art Space, Beijing, China
Shout on the Face, Earl Lu Gallery, Lasalle – sia College of the Art, Singapore
The New-Media Art Festival: Non-Linear Narrative, The Gallery of National Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China

2000
At The New Century 1979-1999, China Contemporary Art, Chengdu Museum of Contemporary Art, China
Inside/Out New Chinese Art, National Gallery of Australia, Sydney, Australia
Inside/Out New Chinese Art, The Hong Kong Museum of Contemporary Art, Hong Kong
Home? Contemporary Art Project, Shanghai
Bed/Chair Xuxian Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan

1999
Beijing in London, ICA Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK
The Second Yearlong Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition, He Xiang Ning Art Museum Shen Zhen, China
Inside/Out New Chinese Art, SFMOMA, San Francisco, USA
Inside/Out New Chinese Art, The Mexico Museum of Contemporary Art, Mexico City, Mexico
Magnetie Writing/Marxhing Ideas, Works on Paper, It Park Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
Cologne-Beijing/Beijing-Cologne: Exchange Exhibition, Gothaer Kunstforum, Cologne, Germany
Food for Thought: An Insight in Chinese Contemporary Art, Mu Art Foundation, Netherlands

1998
Mark of Existence: Art Workshop in Process, The Experimental Studio of the Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
Woman – Century, National Gallery of China, Beijing, China
Life: Contemporary Chinese Art, Wan Fung Art Gallery, Beijing, China
Neo Lagoon: Contemporary Art of North East Asia, The Niigata Prefectural museum, Japan
Inside/Out: New Chinese Art, Asia Society, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York

1997
Crack in the Continent - Chinese Contemporary Art, The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
The Fifth International Istanbul Biennales, Istanbul, Turkey
Between Ego and Society, Artermesia Gallery, Chicago, USA
Another Long March, Chasse Kazerme, Breda, The Netherlands
Against the Tide , Bronx Museum of the Art, New York, USA
Demonstration of Video Art, The Gallery of the Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing, China

1995
File NO.1 – Conceptual Documents for impossible Art, SoHo Biennial, New York, USA
Woman’s Approach to Contemporary Art, Beijing Art Museum, Beijing, China
Chinese Women’s Artists Invitation Show, National Gallery of China, Beijing, China
Group Show, Ground Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Group Show, City Gallery, Coutland, New York, USA
Beijing Youth Painting Exhibition, National Gallery of China, Beijing, China
Youth Artist Association Show, National Gallery of China, Beijing, China
Beijing Youth Painting Exhibition, Liulichang, Beijing, China