FANG LIJUN

Fang Lijun is internationally recognized as one of the most influential contemporary Chinese artists. Born in Handan in 1963, he graduated from the Print Department at the Central Institute of Fine Arts Beijing in 1989. Fang Lijun now lives and works in Beijing. Already in 1998 Fang Lijun’s work was shown in a solo exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. Further solo exhibitions have been hosted by the Ludwig Forum for International Art in Aachen and the Kupferstichkabinett in Berlin.

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1968
Born in Yunnan Province, China
1989
Graduated from the Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts, Dept. of Art Education. Presently, living and working in Beijing

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2004
"SHADOW SHAPED", Art Now Gallery, Beijing, China
2003
"GIRL, TOY, SMOKE", Red Gate Gallery, Beijing, China
"HE SEN SOLO EXHIBITION", Marella Art Contemporary,Milano, Italy
2002
"HE SEN SOLO EXHIBITION", Piltzer Gallery, Paris, France
2001
"SCENE", Eastlink Gallery, Shanghai, China
2000
"WOMEN'S PORTRAITS", Red Gate Gallery, Beijing, China
1992
"FIST EXHIBITION", Chongqing, China

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2005
"CHINA CONTEMPORARY", Painting,Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio, Bologna, Italy
"PRAGUE BIENNALE 2", Karlin Hall, Prague, Czech Republic
"THE SECOND TRIENNIAL OF CHINESE ART", The Nanjing Museum, Nanjing, China
2004
"CHINA AVANT-GARDE", Vanessa Art House, Jakarta, Indonesia
"11+1: CROWDS AND VOIDS", Art Scene Warehouse, Shanghai, China
"CHINA'S PHOTOGRAPHIC PAINTING", China Art Seasons Gallery, Beijing, China
"HUAJIADI", China Art Seasons Gallery, Beijing, China
"NEW PERSPECTIVES IN CHINESE PAINTING", Marella Art Contemporary, Milano, Italy
"THE 1st NOMINATIVE EXHIBITION OF FINE ARTS LITERATURE", Hubei Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Wuhan, China
"BEIJING CHONGQING SHANGHAI - PAINTING AND PHOTOGRAPHY", Gallery Karin Sachs, Munich, Germany
2003
"OUT OF THE RED - CHINA ART NOW", Marella Art Contemporary, Milano; Trevi Flash Art Museum, Perugia, Italy
"POST-REVOLUTION AND NEW GENERATION", Chinablue Gallery, Beijing, China
"MODERNIZATION AND URBANIZATION", Opening 'Seoul-Asia Art Now' Exhibition, Marronnier Art Center, Seoul, Korea
2002
"NEW YORK ASIA INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR", New York, USA
"YOUTH-CRUELTY", ddmwarehouse, Shanghai, China
"GOLDEN HARVEST - CHINESE CONTEMPORARY ART", National Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia
2001
"ON BOYS AND GIRLS", UpRiver Loft, KunMing, Soobin Art Gallery, Singapore
"UP DOWN LEFT RIGHT", Chengdu Contemporary Arts Museum, Chengdu, China
"1st CHENGDU BIENNALE", Chengdu Contemporary Arts Museum, Chengdu, China
2000
"GATE OF THE CENTURY 1979-1999, CHINESE ART INVITTIONAL EXHIBITION", Chengdu, China
"EXHIBITION OF THE COLLECTION OF SHANGHAI ART MUSEUM", Shanghai, China
"INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIETY IN ART", Guangdong Art Museum, Guangzhou; Shanghai Art Fair, China; Melbourne Art Fair, Australia
1999
"EXHIBITION OF DONGYU ART GALLERY", Shenyang, China
"ACADEMIC EXHIBITION", Upriver Gallery, Chengdu, China
"SHARP NEW SIGHT FROM YOUNG ARTISTS BORN AROUND 1970", Beijing; Shanghai Art Fair, Shanghai, China
1997
"1st ACADEMIC EXHIBITION OF CHINESE CONTEMPORARY ART", Beijing, Hong Kong
1995
"3rd ANNUAL EXHIBITION OF CHINESE OIL PAINTING", Beijing, China
"URBAN IDEALIST - NEW ART FROM SICHUAN", Hong Kong
"CHINESE CONTEMPORARY OIL PAINTINGS: FROM REALISM TO POST MODERNISM", Theoremes Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
1994
"SLICED", Chongqing, China
1993
"CHINA'S NEW ART: POST 1989", Hanart Gallery, Hong Kong
"1st BIENNIAL EXHIBITION OF CHINESE OIL PAINTING", Beijing, China
"2nd EXHIBITION OF CHINESE OIL PAINTING", Beijing, China
1992
"1st ANNUAL EXHIBITION OF CHINESE OIL PAINTING", Hong Kong
"1st BIENNIAL ART EXHIBITION", Guangzhou, China
"2nd DOCUMENTRY EXHIBITION OF CONTEMPORARY CHINESE ART", Guangzhou, China
1989
"SICHUAN PROVINCIAL FINE ART EXHIBITION", Provincial Gallery, Chengdu, China