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Chen Shaoxiong

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Shantou, Guangdong Province

Birth year

Lives in
Beijing / Guangzhou

Works in
Beijing / Guangzhou


Representing galleries
Barbara Gross Gallery, ART & PUBLIC

Current Exhibitions and Events
Sep, 2014 Post - Photography
Pékin Fine Arts (Beijing)
Seattle Asian Art Museum



  • 1962 Born in Shantou, Guangdong Province, PR China
  • 1984 Graduated from the print department of Guangzhou Fine Art Academy
  • 1990 Formed“Big Tail Elephant Group”with Lin Yilin, Liang Juhui

Solo Exhibition

  • 2009
    • Chen Shaoxiong: Ink Things, Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, USA
    • Seeing is Believing, Boers - Li Gallery, Beijing
  • 2008
    • Collective Memory, Art & Public - Cabinet PH, Geneva, Switzerland
    • CASH IN, Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong
  • 2007
    • Visible and invisible, Known and Unknown,UniversalStudios-beijing,Beijing
    • Chen Shaoxiong Barbara Gross Galerie Munich Germany
  • 2006
    • Chen Shaoxiong , Art & Public - Cabinet PH, Geneva, Switzerland
    • Ink City on Paper, The CourtYard Gallery, Beijing
    • let’s see who’s lucky, BizArt Art Center, Shanghai
  • 2005
    • Double Landscape, Grace Alexander Contemporary Art Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
    • Ink City: New Works by Chen Shaoxiong, The CourtYard Annex,Beijing
  • 2003
    • Anti-C.S.X., Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou

Group Exhibitions

  • 2009
    • Time Lapse, China –Switzerland Media Art Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing
    • Extra/Ordinary: Video Art From Asia , Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, USA
    • Ink Storm, Transformer, Washington DC, USA
    • The 10th Lyon Biennale–The Spectacle of the Everyday, France
    • The 4th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale – LIVE and LET LIVE: Creators of Tomorrow, Japan
    • Summertime; or, Close-ups on Place We’ve (Never)Been, San Francisco art Institute, San Francisco, USA
    • The First Stop on the Super Highway , Nam June Paik Art Center, Yongin-si, Korea
    • China Urban , The Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Portland, Oregon, USA
    • Up close, Far away, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg
    • Post – American L.A, 18th Street Arts Center, Los angeles, USA
  • 2008
    • The Fifth Floor –Ideas Taking Space,Tate Liverpool,U.K
    • Platform Seoul 2008: ”I have nothing to say and I am saying it”, Seoul, Korea
    • The 7th Gwangju Biennale: Annual Report, Korea
    • Xijing Olympics, Boers-Li Gallery,Beijing
    • China Power Station: Part III, MUDAM – Musee d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg
    • Asia Triennial Manchester 08, Asia Triennial Manchester, England
    • Too Early For Vacation, ev+a EVENTS, Limerick, Ireland
    • Orient Without Borders, Espace Louis Vuitton, Paris
    • Refabricating City, Hong kong & Shenzhen Bi-city Biennale Of Urbanism/Architecture
    • Crouching Paper, Hidden Dragon-Works on Paper, F2 Gallery, Beijing
    • Winter Group Show, Boers-Li Gallery
  • 2007
    • One Fine Day, Rodin Gallery, Seoul, korea
    • Tomorrow,SAMUSO:Space for Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
    • REBOOT-The Third Chengdu Biennale,Chengdu,China
    • City_net Asia 2007,Seoul Museum Of Art,Korea
    • Beautiful New World: Contemporary Visual Culture From Japan, Long March Space, Beijing/ Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou
    • TOMORROW NOW - when design meets science fiction, MUDAM - Musèe d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg
    • Critical Mass – Kritische Masse II, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern
    • All About Laughter-Humor in Contemporary Art, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
  • 2006
    • International Ink Biennale of Shenzhen :Ink,Life,Taste-To Sugar Add Some Salt, He Xiangning Museum of Art,Shenzhen
    • ALLLOOKSAME? Art China Japan Korea, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo,Turin, Italy
    • China Power Station: Part 1, Serpentine Gallery, London
    • Infiltration: Idylls and Visions, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou
    • GUANGDONGTOKYO, Ota Fine Arts,Tokyo,Japan
    • China - Between Past and Future, House of World Cultures, Berlin, Germany
    • Mirror Worlds––New video art from Asia,IMA-Institute of Modern
  • 2005
    • Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video From China,Victoria and Albert Museum, London
    • City, Open Door! Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture, Shenzhen
    • The 2nd Guangzhou Triennial: BEYOND-an Extraordinary Space of Experimentation for Modernization, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou
    • The 3rd Tirana Biennale: Go Inside, National Art Gallery, Tirana, Albania
    • Follow Me! Chinese Art at the Threshold of the New Millennium, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
    • Montpellier-China:1 (The 1St Montpellier Biennale of Chinese Contemporary Art), Montpellier, France
    • Emergency Biennale in Chechnya: A suitcase from Paris to Grosny, palais de Tokyo, Paris
    • "Zooming into Focus, National Art Museum of China, Beijing
    • China! China!! China!!! Grace Alexander Contemporary Art Gallery, Zurich ,Switzerland
    • In-Between Realities, Shanghai Gallery of Art Three on the bund, Shanghai
  • 2004
    • Making Differences, Historiska Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
    • Zooming into Focus, University Art Gallery San Diego State University, U.S.A./ 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 l1ouest du sud de l1est,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
  • 2003
    • The Fifth System: Public Art in the Age of “Post-Planning”, Hexiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen
    • Fabricated Paradises, Le Parvis Centre of Contemporary Art, France
    • 10th Biennial of the Moving Image, Geneva, Switzerland
    • Everyday-Contemporary art from Japan,China,Korea,Thailand, Kunstforeningen, Copenhagen, Danmark
    • 50th International Art Exhibition-Z.O.U. la Biennale di Venezia
  • 2002
    • Pause-Gwangju Biennale , Gwangju, Korea
    • New internationalism , Kunstforeningen ,Copenhagen, Danmark
    • Golden Harvest,the Museum of Contemporary art Zagreb ,Croatia
    • Moist-Multimedia Art Asia Pacific, The Art Museum of China Millennium Monument,Beijing
    • Reinterpretation: A Decade of Experimental Chinese Art-Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art,Guangzhou
    • Urban Creation – Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai
    • Under Construction, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Japan
    • Synthetic Reality, East Modern Art Centre ,Beijing
  • 2001
    • New media Art of China, Loft New-Media Art Space, Beijing
    • City Slang, He Xiangning Museum, Shenzhen
    • Chinese Photography Now, Canvas International Art, Amsterdam
    • Living in Time, National Gallery Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
    • The New-Media Art Festival: Non-Linear Narrative, National Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China
  • 2000
    • Our Chinese Friends, Bauhaus-University and ACC Gallery, Weimar
    • Individual and Society in Art, Guangdong Museum of Art
    • Multimedia Art Asia Pacific 2000 Festival, Brisbane Powerhouse, Australia
    • Pusan International Contemporary Art Festival 2000, Pusan Metropolitan Museum of Art, Korea
    • Fuck off, Eastlink Gallery, Shanghai
    • 2nd Festival International d’Arts Multimedia, Urbains Belfort, 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 Center, Macau
    • Art For Sale, Shanghai
    • 9th International Photography Biennial, Image Center, Mexico
    • 8th Biennial of Moving Images, Saint-Gervais, Geneva
  • 1998
    • Breach-, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
    • Transmediale’98, 11th Video Festival, Podewil, Berlin
    • Cities on the Move 2,3: CAPC, Bordeaux; PS1, New York
    • 16th World-Wide Video Festival, Amsterdam
    • Inside Out, PS1, New York, San Francisco MoMA, USA
    • Big Tail Elephant, Kunsthalle, Bern
  • 1997
    • Another Long March: Chinese Conceptual Art, Breda, The Netherlands
    • Demonstration of Video Art’ 97 China, The Gallery of Center Fine Art Academy, Beijing
    • Cities on the Move, Secession, Vienna
    • New Asia, New City, New Art, Shanghai Contemporary Art Exhibition Hall
  • 1996
    • Phenomenon and Image Video Art, China Fine Art Academy, Hangzhou
  • 1994
    • No Room, No.14 SanYu Road, Guangzhou
  • 1993
    • Third Exhibition of Big Tail Elephant Group, Red Ants Bar, Guangzhou
  • 1992
    • Big Tail Elephant Group, A Joint Exhibition, Guangdong, Broadcast/Television University, Guangzhou
  • 1991
    • Exhibition of Big Tail Elephant Group , Guangzhou No.1 Workers’ Palace, Guangzhou
Recent Exhibits

Chen Shaoxiong participated in these exhibits:

Shanghai Gallery of Art
May, 2014 Hans van Dijk: 5000 Names
Ullens Center for Contemporary Art
May, 2014 Tales of Two Cities: New York & Beijing
Bruce Museum
Dec, 2012 Air - Dry History
Pékin Fine Arts (Hong Kong) @ Union Industrial Building
Jun, 2011 XIJING
Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa
Apr, 2011 “Shifting Identities. Between Introspection and Discovery”
Fomer Military Barracks of Alessandria (Cittadella)
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