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Chen Wenbo

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Chongqing, Sichuan Province

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Representing galleries
Opera Gallery, Soka Art, Galerie Michael Schultz, Walsh Gallery

Chen Wenbo Biography
1969   Born in Chongqing, Sichuan Province, China
1991   Graduated from Sichuan Academy of Fine Art, Chongqing, China
  Lives and works in Beijing, China
Selected Exhibitions
2010   Erotic, Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Beijing, China (group)
2009   Inaugural Exhibition, Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Beijing, China (group)
2009   The Second Reality – Chinese Contemporary Art Group Exhibition, Meridian International Center, Washington, USA
2008   Pacification-Poland Biennale of Contemporary Art, Poland
2008   Portraying Food (and the Absence of It), Walsh Gallery, Chicago, USA
2008   Our Future, Guy & Myriam Ullens Collection, Beijing, China
2008   “Asian Ray”, PKM Gallery, Beijing, China (solo)
2008   Epidemiology, Galerie Michael Schultz, Berlin (solo)
2008   Open ev + a 2008, Limerick, Ireland
2008   The Sichuan Movement, Museum Nasional, Jakarta, Indonesia
2008   Empty, Primo Marella Gallery, Mailand, Italy
2007   Departing from the Southwest, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
2007   New Painting from China, Kamakura Gallery, Japan
2007   2 Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
2007   Chinese Vanguard, Madrid, Spain
2007   Thermocline of Art, New Asias Waves ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany
2007   From New Figurative Image to New Painting, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing
2007   Negative Re-Actions, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai
2007   Floating New Generation of Art in China, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea
2007   Sport in Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai
2007   Energy: Spirit Body Material, Beijing Today Art Museum, Beijing
2006   On the green, courtyard gallery, Beijing, China (solo)
2006   Art 37 Basel, Gallery Hyundai, Switzerland
2006   Contemporary China, pkm Gallery, Seoul
2006   2006 Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai ,China
2006   “Beyond Dimension: Chinese New Painting”, Nanjing Square Gallery of Contemporary Art, Nanjing, China
2006   “Body and History”, Heng Center, Nanjing, China
2006   “Development of Realism: Oil Paintings from Mainland China after 1978”, Taipei City Art Museum, Taiwan
2005   “Follow Me”, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2005   “The Biennale of Beijing”, Beijing, China
2005   Born in China, Goedhuis Contemporary, New York & London
2005   The Biennale of Contemporary Chinese Art, Montpellier, France
2005   Dr. Uli Sigg Collections Exhibition, Switzerland
2005   The Second Triennial of Chinese Art, Nanjing Museum, Nanjing, China
2005   Chinese Contemporary Art, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2004   All Under Heaven - China now!, Koninklijk Museum, Centre Régional d'Art
2004   Contemporain de Sète, Sète, France
2004   MuHKA Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium
2004   East of the South in the West/West of the South in the East, Villa Arson, Nice, France
2004   Temporality, LA Gallery, Beijing, China
2004   Object System: Doing Nothing, ARCO2004, Madrid, Spain
2004   Frieze Art Fair, London, England
2004   “Fiac 2004”, Paris, France
2003   “Beyond Dimension”, Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China
2003   Back Door: Chen Wenbo 2003, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
2003   Out of Focus, 25,000 Cultural Transmission Center, Beijing, China
2003   Chinart, Museo del Arte Contemporanea di Roma, Rome, ltaly
2003   Chinart, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary
2002   Too Much Flavor, 3H Art Center, Shanghai, China
2002   Chinese Modernity, Foundation Armando Alvares Penteado, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2002   Paris-Pekin, Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris, France
2002   Chinart, Museum Kuppersmuhle Sammlung Grothe, Duisburg, Germany
2002   Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Art Museum, Guangzhou, China
2002   Miragel, Suzhou Art Museum, Suzhou, China
2000   Chen Wenbo solo exhibition, Galerie LOFT Paris
2000   Chen Wenbo, Galerie LOFT, Paris, France
2000   Chinese portraits, François Mitterand Cultural Center Périgueux, France
2000   Personality and sociability in Arts, Guangdong Art Museum
2000   “Future”, Contemporary Art Center of Macao (CACOM), Macao
2000   “Ordinary and the Extraordinary”, Shanghai, China
1999   “Post-Sensibility: Alien Bodies and Delusion”, Shaoyaoju, Beijng, China
1999   “Dongyu Art Museum Collection”, Dongyu Library, Shenyang, China
1999   “Beauty Like Materialism:’99 China New Conceptual Art Exhibition”, Art Department of East China Teacher University, Shanghai, China
1999   “Poly Phenolrene”, Bow Gallery, Beijing, China
1999   “’99 Academic Exhibition”, Upriver Gallery, Chengdu, China
1999   “Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition”, Paris Art Center, France
1999   “Next Generation”, City Art Center, Paris, France
1999   “Chen Wenbo Solo Exhibition”, Galerie LOFT, Paris, France (solo)
1999   “On Boys and Girls”, Upriver Loft, Kunming, China, Soobin Art Gallery, Singapore
1999   “1st Chengdu Biennale”, Modern Art Museum, Chengdu, China
1999   Representing the people, Tyneand Weir Museum Newcastle, UK
1999   Starting a new channel in 1999, Dongyu Art Museum Shen Yang
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
1992   The First Guangzhou Oil Painting Biennal, Guangzhou Exhibition Centre Guangzhou, China
  Selected Collections
Baron von Ullens Collection, Switzerland
Olenska Foundation, Geneva, Switzerland
Guy & Myriam Ullens Foundation, Belgium
Guang Dong Art Museum, Guangzhou, China
Dr. Uli Sigg Collection, Switzerland
He Xiangning Art Museum, Shengzhan, China
Jean Marc Collection, France
Guan Yi Collection, Beijing, China
Chow Hallam Collection, Hong Kong
Recent Exhibits

Chen Wenbo participated in these exhibits:

Mar, 2016 Day and Night
Tang Contemporary Art Beijing
Jan, 2016 Fact or Fiction
Tang Contemporary Art - Hong Kong
Oct, 2015 The Fat Years
Klein Sun Gallery
Jan, 2014 Anniversary: A Selection from SGA Collection
Shanghai Gallery of Art
Sep, 2013 Calligraphy by 19 Contemporary Artists
01100001 Gallery
Schoeni on Old Bailey Street
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