CHEN SHAOXIONG

Born in 1962 in Shantou, Guangdong Province, Chen Shaoxiong graduated from the print department of the Guangzhou Fine Art Academy in 1984. He lives and works in Guangzhou. Chen Shaoxiong’s work has been featured in all the key contemporary Chinese art exhibitions, from the groundbreaking exhibition InsideOut at the PS1, New York in 1998 to Follow me! Chinese Art at the Treshold of the new Millenium at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo in 2005 to the last Guangzhou Triennial at the Guangdong Museum of Art in autumn 2005.

Chen’s work was recently shown at China Power Station: Part 1, an off-site Serpenite Gallery exhibition of contemporary Chinese video, sound and installation art co-produced by The Red Mansion Foundation at Battersea Power Station.

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1962
Born in Shantou, Guangdong Province, China
1984
Graduated from the print department of Guangzhou Fine Art Academy
1990
Formed "Big Tail Elephant Group" with Lin Yilin, Liang Juhui. Lives and works in Guangzhou

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2005
"DOUBLE LANDSCAPE", Grace Alexander Contemporary Art Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
2003
"ANTI-C.S.X.", Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou, China

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2006
"CHINA POWER STATION: PART 1", Battersea Power Station, London, UK
"CHINA COUP", The Hospital, The Red Mansion Foundation, London, UK
2005
"CITY, OPEN DOOR!", Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture, Shenzhen, China
"THE 2nd GUANGZHOU TRIENNIAL: BEYOND - AN EXTRAORDINARY SPACE OF EXPERIMENTATION FOR MODERNIZATION", Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
"THE 3rd TIRANA BIENNALE: GO INSIDE", National Art Gallery, Tirana, Albania
"FOLLOW ME! CHINESE ART AT THE THRESHOLD OF NEW MILLENNIUM", Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
"MONTPELLIER - CHINA: 1 (The 1St Montpellier Biennale of Chinese Contemporary Art)", Montpellier, France
"ENERGENCY BIENNALE IN CHECHNYA: A SUITCASE FROM PARIS TO GROSNY", Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
"CHINA! CHINA!! CHINA!!!", Grace Alexander Contemporary Art Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
"MIRROR WORLDS - CONTEMPORARY VIDEO FROM ASIA", Australian Centre for Photography, New South Wales, Australia
"IN-BETWEEN REALITIES", Shanghai Gallery of Art Three on the bund, Shanghai, China
2004
"MAKING DIFFERENCES", Historiska Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
"ZOOMING INTO FOCUS", University Art Gallery San Diego State University, USA/Shanghai Art Museum, China
"STOPOVER HONG KONG", Hanart T Z Gallery, Hong Kong
"LIGHT AS FUCK! SHANGHAI ASSEMBLAGE 2000-2004", The National Museum of Art, Norway, Oslo
"A L'OUEST DU SUD DE L'EST", Center of Contemporary Art, Sète/Villa Arson in Nice, France
"BETWEEN PAST AND FUTURE: NEW PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO FROM CHINA", ICP International Center of Photography, New York, USA
2003
"THE FIFTH SYSTEM: PUBLIC ART IN THE AGE OF 'POST-PLANNING'", Hexiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
"FABRICATED PARADISES", Le Parvis centre d’art contemporain, Ibos, France (cat.)
"10th BIENNIAL OF THE MOVING IMAGE", Centre pour I' image contemporaine, Geneva, Switzerland
"EVERYDAY - CONTEMPORARY ART FROM JAPAN, CHINS, THAILAND", Kunstforeningen, Copenhagen, Denmark
"Z.O.U. (Zone of Urgency), 50th INTERNATIONAL ART EXHIBITION OF THE VENICE BIENNALE", Venice, Italy (cat.)
2002
"PAUSE: THE 4th GWANGJU BIENNALE 2002", Gwangju, Korea
"GOLDEN HARVEST", The Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia
"MOIST-MULTIMEDIA ART ASIA PACIFIC", The Art Museum of China Millennium Monument, Beijing, China
"REINTERPRETATION: A DECADE OF EXPERIMENTAL CHINESE ART - THE 1st GUANGZHOU TRIENNALE", Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
"URBAN CREATION - SHANGHAI BIENNALE", Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
"UNDER CONSTRUCTION", Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Japan
"SYNTHETIC REALITY", East Modern Art Centre, Beijing, China
2001
"NEW MEDIA ART OF CHINA", Loft New-Media Art Space, Beijing, China
"CITY SLANG", He Xiangning Museum, Shenzhen, China
"CHINESE PHOTOGRAPHY NOW", Canvas International Art, Amsterdam, Netherlands
"LIVING IN TIME", National Gallery Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany
"THE NEW-MEDIA ART FESTIVAL: NON-LINEAR NARRATIVE", National Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China
2000
"OUR CHINESE FRIENDS", Bauhaus-University and ACC Gallery, Weimar, Germany
"INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIETY IN ART", Guangdong Museum of Art, China
"MULTIMEDIA ART ASIA PACIFIC 2000 FESTIVAL", Brisbane Powerhouse, Australia
"FUCK OFF: UNCOOPERATIVE APPROACH", Eastlink Gallery, Shanghai, China
"PUSAN INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ART FESTIVAL (PICAF): LEAVING THE ISLAND", Pusan Metropolitan Museum of Art, Pusan, Korea
"2nd FESTIVAL INTERNATINAL D'ARTS MULTIMEDIA", Urbains Belfont, France
1999
"CITIES ON THE MOVE 4,5,6,7", Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark; Hayward Gallery, London; Bangkok; The Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
"FAST FORWARD: NEW CHINESE VIDEO ART", Contemporary Art Centre, Macau, China
"ART FOR SALE", Shanghai, China
"9th INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY BIENNIAL", Image Centre, Mexico
"8th BIENNIAL OF MOVING IMAGES", Saint-Gervais, Geneva, Switzerland
1998
"BREACH", The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
"TRANSMEDIALE '98, 11th VIDEO FESTIVAL", Podewil, Berlin, Germany
"CITIES ON THE MOVE 2,3", CAPC, Bordeaux; PS1, New York, USA
"16th WORLDWIDE VIDEO FESTIVAL", Amsterdam, Netherlands
"INSIDE OUT", PS1, New York; San Francisco MoMA, USA
"BIG TAIL ELEPHANT", Kunsthalle, Bern, Germany
1997
"ANOTHER LONG MARCH: CHINESE CONCEPTUAL ART", Breda, Netherlands
"DEMONSTRATION OF VIDEO ART '97 CHINA", The Gallery of Centre Fine Art Academy, Beijing, China
"CITIES ON THE MOVE", Secession, Vienna, Austria
"NEW ASIA, NEW CITY, NEW ART", Shanghai Contemporary Art Exhibition Hall, Shanghai, China
1996
"PHENONENON AND IMAGE VIDEO ART", China Fine Art Academy, Hangzhou, China
1994
"NO ROOM", No.14 SanYu Road, Guangzhou, China
1993
"3rd EXHIBITION OF BIG TAIL ELEPHANT GROUP", Red Ants Bar, Guangzhou, China
1992
"BIG TAIL ELEPHANT GROUP - A JOINT EXHIBITION", Guangdong Broadcast/Television University, Guangzhou, China
1991
"EXHIBITION OF BIG TAIL ELEPHANT GROUP", Guangzhou No.1 Workers' Palace, Guangzhou, China