Qiu Zhijie

Biographie

Qiu Zhijie est né en 1969 à Zhangzhou, dans la province chinoise de Fujian. Il obtient en 1992 son diplôme de l’Académie des Beaux-Arts du Zhejiang, à Hangzhou. Il vit actuellement à Pékin, où il exerce son travail d’artiste, de critique d’art, de commissaire d’expositions et d’enseignant. Qiu Zhijie est connu pour son utilisation de nombreux mediums artistiques (calligraphies, photographies, vidéos, installations…), mais aussi pour sa contribution importante au renouvellement de la réflexion artistique, par toute une série d’expérimentations décisives, notamment autour du corps et des sciences, des rapports entre individu et société, et du rôle de l’art lui-même.

Au milieu des années 1990, Qiu a rédigé d’importants travaux critiques sur la conception de l’art chinois et la performance artistique, qui ont conduit à la plus importante controverse dans la théorie de l’art et le monde de l’art chinois. Considéré comme un des leaders les plus éminents des artistes de la jeune génération, Qiu demeure très sollicité par le monde culturel pour ses importantes contributions esthétiques et intellectuelles. Il serait difficile de les citer toutes. En 1996, Qiu Zhijie a co-organisé la première exposition d’art vidéo Phenomena & Image à l’Académie des Beaux-Arts de Hangzhou. Il a également édité deux livres présentant la quasi totalité des documents de l’histoire de l’art vidéo à travers le monde. Il a joué un rôle important en Chine dans le recours artistique aux technologies offertes par les nouveaux médias. En 1999, Qiu organise une exposition Post-sens SensibilityAlien Bodies & Delusion dans un immeuble de Pékin. Cette exposition, montrant les travaux expérimentaux des artistes de la jeune génération utilisant la chair humaine comme matériel artistique, a suscité d’importants débats sur le renouvellement du champ de la recherche artistique. En 2001, Qiu co-dirige une importante revue artistique, Nextwave, et devient co-commissaire du projet l’année suivante. Plus récemment, il a repris et développé le concept d’art total.


COMMENTAIRE 

Artiste très créatif qui s’exprime dans plusieurs médias, Qiu Zhijie est sollicité sur la scène artistique internationale. Poète essayiste à l’âge de la réalité virtuelle, Qiu Zhijie s’exprime notamment par la photographie mettant en scène son propre corps. Ici couvert de rivets métalliques, là inoculé sur le bras ou dans la paupière par des seringues multicolores.

Dans la photographie « Tatoo II », le caractère rouge tatoué qui sépare sa poitrine et vient couvrir sa bouche se lit « non tu ne dois pas ». Réalisée non par une superposition de plans, mais par de la peinture rouge répandue sur son torse et sur le mur, cette image constitue une icone extrêmement forte, maintes fois reproduite, symbole de cette génération d’artistes qui, en Chine, tentent d’exister.

Expositions

EXPOSITIONS PERSONNELLES

2018

Qiu Zhijie Living Writing, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa , Japon

2016

Racing Against Time , Galerie Continua, San Gimignano, Italie

2015

Qiu Notes on the Lantern Festival Project , Museum of Contemporary Art of CAA, Hangzhou, Chine

2014

Qiu Notes on the Lantern Festival Project , Museum of Contemporary Art of CAA, Hangzhou, Chine

Solo Exhibition, Hanart TZGallery , Art Basel, Suisse

Everything has Its Soul , Meilun Art Museum , Hunan Arts-Press, Changsha , Chine

Homogeneity: The Nanjing Yangzi River Bridge Project, Museum of Nanjing Art Academy, Nanjing, Chine

Playground, Galerie Matthias Arndt, Singapour

2013

Bird eye, Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong

The Universe of Naming, Spring Workshop, Hong Kong

Unicorn & Dragon, Foundation Querini Stampalia, Venise, Italy

SATIRE, Galleria Continua, Pékin, Chine

TEXT-URE, Tian Ren He Yi Art Center, Hangzhou, Chine

2012

Bi-Cities Exhibitions of Chinese new painting : Qiu Zhijie-Tathagata, Tian Ren He Yi Art Center, Hangzhou, Chine

Blueprints, Witte de With, Rotterdam, Pays-Bas

2011

Qiu Zhijie : DEJA VU, Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong

Energy, Times Square, Hong Kong

Cell, Galerie Pace, Pékin, Chine

2010

Brainstorming: Qiu Zhijie and Total Art Studio, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guandong, Chine

2009

Grand Sight, Chambers Fine Art, New York, Etats-Unis

A Suicidology of the Nanjing Yangzi River Bridge 4 - Twilight of the Idols, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Allemagne

A Suicidology of The Nanjing Yangzi River Bridge 3 - Breaking through the Ice, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Pékin, Chine

2008

A Suicidology of the Nanjing Yangzi River Bridge 1 – Ataraxic of Zhuang Zi, Shanghai Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, Chine

A Suicidology of the Nanjing Yangzi River Bridge 2 – The Bridge, Nanjing, Under the Heaven, The Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore

Mochou, Chambers Fine Art, Beijing, Chine

The Bridge, Nanjing, Under the Heaven, Hanart Gallery, Hong Kong

Nanjing : A Bridge, A City, Guanxiang Art Center, Taibei, Chine

2007

The Shape of Time, Chambers Fine Art, Beijing, Chine

Cryptogram, Hanart Gallery, Hong Kong

Archeology of Memory, Long March Space, Beijing, Chine

2006

Let there be Light, Grace Li Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland

Personal Space: New Perspectives from Chine, Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, USA

Reinventing Books in Chinese Contemporary Art, China Institute Gallery, New York, USA

2005

Light and Words, HanArt TZ Gallery, Hongkong, Chine

Melancholy Man, Galerie LOFT, Paris, France

QIU Zhijie, Biennale 2005 de la Photo de Guangzhou, Musée d’Art de Guangdong, Chine

Black and White Zoo, Gallery of Dartington Art academy, UK

2004

Social Portraits, QIU Zhijie, CourtYard Gallery, Beijing, Chine

2003-2004

Asian Parallel Times, Shenzhen Art Institute, Shenzhen - Hong Kong Art Museum, Hong Kong, Chine - Casa Asia, Barcelone, Espagne

2003

UFO – QIU Zhijie, Galerie Loft, Paris, France

2001

Qiu Zhijie Exhibition, Gallery Gen, Koshigaya, Japon.

Invisibility: Qiu Zhijie, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York, Etats-Unis

2000

Koshigaya Artist in Residence, Gallery Gen, Koshigaya, Japon

Touch, Orient Foundation, Macao, PRC

1999

Innate Forces: Mixed Media Works by Qiu Zhijie, Art Beatus Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

1998

Calendar 1998, Galerie de l’Académie Centrale des Beaux-Arts, Pékin, Chine

1997

Logic: Five Video Installations, Galerie de l’Académie Centrale des Beaux-Arts, Pékin, Chine

1992

Concern to the New Life, Musée de l’Académie nationale des Beaux-Arts, Hangzhou, Chine

 

EXPOSITIONS COLLECTIVES

 

2016

Linguistic Pavilion , Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, Chine

Echo of Civilization: Crossing Dunhuang, the Imperial Ancestral Temple, Pékin, Chine

Architecture of Life , BAMPFA, Berkeley, Etats-Unis

Bentu : Chinese artists in a time of turbulence and transformation, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France

MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

Art Basel, Hong Kong

Art Paris Art Fair, Grand Palais, Paris, France

Cooperation: Contemporary Art Exhibition to Celebrate the 35 th Anniversary of the Tasmania-Fujian Sister State Relationship, Fujian Museum, Chine

Post-Intellecturalism , Springs Center of Art, Coral Springs, Etats-Unis

The Shadow Never Lies , Shanghai 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, Chine

Somewhere only We Know , UCCA, Pékin, Chine

Being and Inking – Documenting Contemporary InkArt (2001-2016), Redtory Museum of Contemporary Art, Guangzhou, Chine

Cartografía de los caminos: Dunhuang y el Románico en la Península Ibérica, Instituto Cervantes, Pékin, Chine

Sketch works of the teacher Han Likun and his eight students, Art Museum of CAA , Hangzhou, Chine

That elsewhere herein , Installation Art Exhibition, Tournée Internationale

Time Test: International Video Art Research Exhibition, CAFA, Pékin, Chine

Collecting the Past, Towards the Present: A Conversation between Now and Then, Shanghai BA Arts Center, Shanghai, Chine

Busan Biennale, Busan, Corée du Sud

Shan Shui Within, MoCA Shanghai, Chine

Interantional Academic Pritmaking Alliance, The Imperial Ancestral Temple Art Museum of China, Pékin, Chine

Beijing Media Art Biennale, Pékin, Chine

Time Test: International Video Art Research Exhibition, Redtory Museum of Contemporary Art, Guangzhou, Chine

The End of the World, Centro Pecci , Prato, Italie

Singapore Biennale, Singapour

Somewhere only We Know , Jindu Art Center, Pékin, Chine

Post-sense-sensibility: Trepidation and Will , Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, Pékin, Chine

Another Long March of Arts , The National Art Museum of Chine, Pékin, Chine

2015

Ancient Heritage New Scenery a contemporary historical path by the west lake, SanshangArt, Hangzhou, Chine

Sudden Change of Idea - An Exhibition on Comparative Study between Chinese and German Conceptual Art, United Art Museum , Hubei , Chine

Art Basel -Hong Kong , Hong Kong

Zhangzhou 100 Artists Beijing Exhibition , National Art Museum of Chine , Pékin , Chine

First Exhibition of ANTNEST Art Museum , ANTNEST Art Museum , Fujian , Chine

Revolution in Tradition: China 's post-ink painting era, Galerie Nathalie Obadia Paris-Brussels, France

The Venice Biennale , Venise

So, we'll go on more a-roving , Caffe Florian, Venise, Italie

GlassTress Gotika 2015, Palazzo Franchetti , Venise, Italie

Writing Non-Writing Document Exhibition, Hangzhou International Modern Calligraphy Exhibition , Museum of Contemporary Art of CAA, Hangzhou, Chine

The Civil Power, Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, Pékin, Chine

Power of Education - Shanghai Himalayas Museum, Shanghai, Chine

Fervent China - Contemporary monumental sculptures, Les Anciens Abattoirs de Mons, Belgique

Copyleft Appropriation Art in China, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, Chine

The 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscou, Russie

2014

The 31th Sao Paulo Art Biennal, Sao Paulo, Brésil

Memory, Biennale China-Italia, Pékin – Singapour

Hanart 100 : Idiosyncrasies, Hanart Square, Hong Kong

Armory Arts Week, New York, Etats-Unis

Extensive Records Compiled in the Peace and Tranquility Years, Red Brick Museum, Pékin, Chine

Qiu Zhijie’s solo Exhibition : 2014 Art Basel, Basel, Suisse

Opening Exhibition of Our Gallery, Our Gallery, Shanghai, Chine

Advance through Retreat, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, Chine

On site : Cross Contextual Ink Art Experience, Himalayas Museum, Shanghai, Chine

The 12th National Art Exhibition, Today Art Museum, Pékin, Chine

2013

2013 Beyond Tradition – Chinese Contemporary Ink, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

Christie's New York Private Sales Gallery, New York, Etats-Unis

AAC Award for the Most Influential Participants of Chinese Art, Today Art Museum, Pékin, Chine

Contemporary art and Process of the society, Organizer circle art center, Shenzhen, Chine

Inaugural Exhibition of Shanghai Himalayas Museum, Himalayas Museum, Shanghai, Chine

The origin of Dao : New Dimensions in Chinese Contemporary Art, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong

The Grand Cannal : La Biennale di Venezia, Museo Diocesano d’art scra, Venise, Italie

Chinese Contemporary Ink, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, Hong Kong

Reflex – Depiction of Others, 99 Art Center Fine Arts College of Shanghai University, Shanghai, Chine

Woods and Spring, Museum of West Lake Expo, Hangzhou, Chine

Hangzhou Triennal of Fiber Art, Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou, Chine

2012

798 Sculpture Exhibition, Dashanzi Art District, Pékin, Chine

Beppu Art Month 2012, Beppu, Japon

Face, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, Chine

The First Xinjiang Biennial, Xinjiang International Exhibition Center, Chine

Blueprints, Qiu Zhijie and Shanghai Binnale Curatorial Summit, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, Pays-Bas

Ink Painting Exhibition, Saatchi Gallery, Londres, Royaume-Uni

2011

Guanxi, Contemporary Chinese Art Guangdong Museum of Art, Chine

How to Become an Empty Man, Hanart Square, Hong Kong

The Fourth Guangdong Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Chine

XUAN ETC, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, Chine

Hanart TZ Gallery at ART STAGE SINGAPORE, Singapour

The 2nd Chinese Characters Festival Between Taiwan and Mainlaind, Taipei, Taiwan

Kaza Ana/Air Hole : Another Form of Conceptualism from Asia, The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japon

2010

Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Art Museum, Chine

Brainstorming : Qiu Zhijie and Total Art Studio, Guangdong Museum of Art, Chine

Reshaping History – Chinert from 2000 to 2009, National Convention Center, Pékin, Chine

2009

Art in Use : Sculpture objects, Hong Kong Art Centre, Hong Kong

Media Art China 2009 : Timelapse, A Swiss-China Media Art Exhibition, NAMOC, Pékin, Chine

BREAKING FORECAST, 8 key figures of China’s New Generation Artists, UCCA, Pékin, Chine

Qiu Zhijie and Tadashi Kawamata, House of World Cultures, Berlin, Allemagne

The 4th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale 2009, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japon

Future Together, Arario, Pékin, Chine

Fukutake House, Echigo Tsumari Triennial, Nigata Prefecture, Japon

Chinese Pavilion, The 53rd Venice Biennial, Venise, Italie

Christian Dior and Chinese Artists, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Pékin, Chine

2008

A Suicidology of The Nanjing Yangzi River Bridge 1 -Ataraxic of Zhuang Zi, Shanghai Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, Chine

A Suicidology of The Nanjing Yangzi River Bridge 1The Bridge, Nanjing, Under the Heaven, The Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapour

Mochou, Chambers Fine Art, Pékin, Chine

The Bridge, Nanjing, Under the Heaven, Hanart Gallery, Hongkong,

Crosscurrents: New Media Art, Osage Gallery, Hong Kong; Osage Gallery, Singapour

A Question of Evidence, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienne, Autriche

Time-lag: the New Force of Chinese Contemporary Art, Magee Art Gallery, Madrid, Espagne

Farewell to Post-Colonialism: the Third Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Art Museum, Guangzhou, Chine

We Are Your Future, 2nd Moscow Biennale, Moscou, Russie

Where Are We?, Beijing Center for Arts, Pékin, Chine

Dream of Reality – Chinese Art Today, Chambers Fine Art, Amsterdam, Pays-Bas

55 día en Valencia. Encuentro de arte chino (55 Days in Valencia. An Encounter with Chinese Art), IVAM Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, Valencia, Espagne

Our Future: The Guy & Myriam Ullens Foundation Collection, UCCA, Pékin, Chine

01SJ Festival (presented by ZERO1), San Jose, Etats-Unis

Community of Tastes, Iberia Center for Contemporary Art, Pékin, Chine

Building Code Violations II, Long March Space, Pékin, Chine

2007

The Shape of Time, Chambers Fine Art, New York, Etats-Unis

Cryptogram, Hanart Gallery, Hongkong

Archeology of Memory, Long March Space, Pékin, Chine

The Real Thing: Contemporary Art from China, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, Royaume-Uni

Why Go to Tibet – Survey of Tibetan Subject Matter in Painting, Long March Space, Pékin, Chine

1st Polar Biennale, Ushuaia, Argentine

Collective Identity, Chinese Art Centre, Manchester, Royaume-Uni

Moscow Biennale: I am Your Future, Moscou, Russie

Post Socialism, National Gallery, Moscou, Russie

2006

China Time 2006, Kampnagel, Hambourg, Allemagne

Yellow Box, Qingpu Village, Shanghai, Chine

The Maze of Conundrum: A mix-media live performance, Mingyuan Art Center, Shanghai, Chine

We—Zhang Peili and Qiu Zhijie, CCC Art Space, Hangzhou, Chine

2005-2006     

Monuments for the ETATS-UNIS, White Columns, New York, Etats-Unis

The Second Guangzhou Triennial, Musée d’Art de Guangdong, Guangzhou, Chine

2005

Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China, The Victoria and Albert Museum, Londres, Royaume-Uni

Expo.05 – Photo Chinoise, Galerie Loft, Paris, France

The Noorderlicht Photofestival 2005 – Traces and Omens, Stichting Fotografie Noorderlicht, Groningen, Pays-Bas

La Cina, Spazio Oberdan, Milan, Italie

A Strange Heaven – Contemporary Chinese photography, Tennis Palace. City Art Museum, Helsinki, Finlande

Contemporary Art from Greater China Goedhuis Contemporary, New York, Etats-Unis

Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video From China, The Venice Biennale, Venise, Italie

Regeneration – Contemporary Chinese Art from China and the US, University Art Gallery, UCSD, La Jolla, Etats-Unis

Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Etats-Unis

Monuments for the ETATS-UNIS, Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, California College of Arts, San Francisco, Etats-Unis

Trading Place: Contemporary Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Taipei, Taiwan

On the Edge: Contemporary Chinese Artists Encounter the West, Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford University, Stanford, Etats-Unis

Text Me – An Exploration of Body Language, Sherman Galleries, Sydney, Australie

Living in Interesting Times – A Decade of New Chinese Photography, The Open Museum of Photography at Tel Hai, Tel-Hai Industrial Park, Tel-Hai, Israël

2004

Hua Jia Di, Art Seasons, Pékin, Chine

Chinese Eyes: Contemporary Chinese Photography, Goedhuis Contemporary, NewYork, Etats-Unis

Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video From China, ICP International Center of Photography, New York, Etats-Unis

Shanghai Biennale 2004, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, Chine

Regeneration: Contemporary Chinese Art From China and the US, Jean Paul Slusser Gallery, University of Michigan School of Art & Design, Etats-Unis– Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Etats-Unis

The Longbook – An Art-Project about Communication and Cultural Exchange Longmarchfoundation, Pékin, Chine

Space anew, Film and Video installations, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, Chine

On the Edge – Contemporary Chinese Photography & Video, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York, Etats-Unis

LIGHT AS FUCK. Shanghai Assemblage 2000 – 2004, Museet for Samtidskunst, Oslo, Norvège

Chinese Maximalism, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York, Etats-Unis

Accrochage de groupe, Galerie LOFT, Paris, France

Me, Me, Me! – Part I, CourtYard Gallery, Pékin, Chine

Nouvel Art Chinois, Galerie LOFT, Paris, France

2003

A Strange HeavenMade by Chinese // Photo, Galerie Enrico Navarra, Paris, France

A Strange Heaven – Contemporary Chinese Photography, Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, République Tchèque

The Minority Is Subordinate to the Majority, Bizart, Shanghai, Chine

Tower of Babel, Mainz City Museum, Mayence, Allemagne

Left Hand, Right Hand, Dashanzi Art Zone, Pékin, Chine

Trojan horse Project, Shenghua Art Center, Nanjing, Chine

Experimentual Realty Show, Di Tan Park, Pékin, Chine

Lijang International Art Workshop, Lijing, Chine

Two Fold Time: Asian art Exhibition, Museum of Chine Academy of Art, Hangzhou, Chine

Distance, Guangdong Art Museum, Guangzhou, Chine

Alors la Chine, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

Leftside, Leftbank art Gallery, Pékin, Chine

2002

The 1st Guangzhou Triennial.A Decade of Experimental Chinese Art, Guangdong Museum of Art Er-Sha Island,Guangzhou, Chine

Paris-Pékin, Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris, France

2000

Daily Touch, Orient Foundation, Macao

1999

Transcience – Chinese Experimental Art at the End of the Twentieth Century, The David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago, Etats-Unis; tournée à l’University of Oregon Museum of Art, Eugene, Etats-Unis; et au The Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, Etats-Unis

Fast Forward: New Chinese Video Art, Orient Foundation, Macao

Beijing in London, Institute of Contemporary Art, Londres, Royaume-Uni

Food for Thought: An Insight into Chinese Contemporary Art, Canvas Foundation, Amsterdam, Pays-Bas

Power of the Word, Taiwan Museum of Art, Taizhong, Taiwan

The 14th Asian International Art Exhibition, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japon

“Love” Chinese Contemporary Photography and Video, Tachikawa. International Arts Festival, Tokyo, Japon

Innate Forces-mixed media works, Art Beatus Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

Post-Sense, Sensibility, Alien Bodies & Delusion, Pékin, Chine

1998-1999

Calendar 1998, Gallery of central Academy of fine arts, Pékin, Chine

1998

Transmediale’ 98, 11ème Festival Vidéo, Podewil, Berlin, Allemagne

Esperanto’ 98, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, Etats-Unis

Per Video, Ludwig Museum, Cologne, Allemagne

Videonale 8, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Allemagne

MuuMedia Festival’ 98, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finlande

It’s Me !, Tai Miao, Cité interdite, Pékin, Chine

Inside Out, New Chinese Art, Asia Society Galleries, Contemporary Art Center, New York, Etats-Unis ;

Museum of Modern Art, Etats-Unis ;Contemporary Art Museum of Mexico, Mexico; Tacoma Art Museum and Henry Art Gallery, Etats-Unis; National Gallery of Art, Canberra, Australie; Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong

1997

Video Art’97 China, Central academy of Fine Arts, Pékin, Chine

New Photography, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Allemagne

1996

In the Name of Art, Liu Haisu Museum, Shanghai, Chine

1995

DEL Pais del Centre, Contemporary Art from China, Santa Monica Art Center, Barcelone, Espagne

Out of the National Ideology, Kanpnagel, Hambourg, Allemagne

Art Nouveau en Chine Post-1989, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

1993

China’s New Art Post-1989, Hong Kong Arts Festival 1993, Hong Kong

Mao Goes Pop, Sydney Contemporary Museum, Sydney, Australie

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