Qiu Zhijie

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It's Changed (Beijing: Lu Gou Bridge), 2005 C Print 47 1/4 X 63 In © Chambers Fine Art
National Diploma with Image of the Nanjin Yangtze Bridge, 2009 © Qiu Zhijie
© Courtesy of the artist & Hanart TZ Gallery
Tattoo I , 2003 Colour Coupler Print H: 103 X W: 82 Cm © Beijing Poly International Auction Co., Ltd.
Tatoo, II , 1997 © Galerie Vintage
Fetch Water with Bamboo Basket : It May Be Possible There , 2008 Ink On Paper H: 143.8 X W: 57.5 In © Chambers Fine Art
The Mousai had left , 2008 Cryptogram Series, Woodcut, B/W On Paper H: 118.5 X W: 68 Cm © Galerie Charim Wien / CUC Berlin
Propagator in the Darkness , 2008 Lithography On Stpi Handmade Paper With Screen Print Acrylic H: 127 X W: 101.6 Cm © Galerie Charim Wien / CUC Berlin
The House of Lenses (The House of Melting Ice) , 2009 Convex Glass Lens, Stainless Steel And Lightening H: 400 X W: 400 X D: 200 Cm © ARNDT
Points of the Landscape: Houses (Detail) , 2001 Ink On Paper © Ethan Cohen Fine Arts
It's Changed (Yan'an), 2005 C Print 47 1/4 X 63 In © Chambers Fine Art
Sowing the Rain, 2009 Ink On Paper 48 1/2 X 32 7/8 Inches © Chambers Fine Art
Listen to the Pine, 2009 Ink On Paper 48 1/2 X 32 7/8 Inches © Chambers Fine Art
It's Changed (Tibet), 2005 C Print 47 1/4 X 63 In © Chambers Fine Art
© Qiu Zhijie
© Qiu Zhijie
Map of Utopia © Courtesy of the Artist and Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art
Studio, “Bird’s Eye View” work-in-progress 烏瞰圖工作照 © Courtesy of the artist & Hanart TZ Gallery
Installation View © Courtesy of the artist & The GALLERIA CONTINUA
Tellurian of Fate, 2014 Ink On Paper Mounted On Globe 48 X 35 X 38 Cm |18.9 X 13.78 X 14.96 In © Courtesy of the Artist and ARNDT Singapore
Tower War, 2015 (detail) © Courtesy of the Artist and Galleria Continua
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Zhangzhou, Fujian Province
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Qiu Zhijie Biography
1969   Born in Zhangzhou, Fujian Province. China
1992   BFA, Printmaking Department, China National Academy of Fine Arts
  Currently living and working in Beijing, China.
  Associate Professor, Mixed Media Art Department, CAA, Hangzhou
  Co-Director, Visual Culture Center, CAA, Hangzhou
Selected Exhibitions
2009   Qiu Zhijie and Tadashi Kawamata, House of World Cultures, Berlin, Germany
2009   The 4th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale 2009, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan
2009   Future Together, Arario, Beijing
2009   A Suicidology of The Nanjing Yangzi River Bridge 3 - Breaking through the Ice, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China (solo)
2009   Fukutake House, Echigo Tsumari Triennial, Nigata Prefecture, Japan
2009   Chinese Pavilion, The 53rd Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy
2009   Christian Dior and Chinese Artists, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
2008   Crosscurrents: New Media Art, Osage Gallery, Hong Kong; Osage Gallery, Singapore
2008   A Question of Evidence, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna, Austria
2008   Time-lag: the New Force of Chinese Contemporary Art, Magee Art Gallery, Madrid, Spain
2008   Farewell to Post-Colonialism: the Third Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Art Museum, Guangzhou, China
2008   We Are Your Future, 2nd Moscow Biennale, Moscow, Russia
2008   Where Are We?, Beijing Center for Arts, Beijing, China
2008   Dream of Reality – Chinese Art Today, Chambers Fine Art, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2008   55 día en Valencia. Encuentro de arte chino (55 Days in Valencia. An Encounter with Chinese Art), IVAM Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, Valencia, Spain
2008   Our Future: The Guy & Myriam Ullens Foundation Collection, UCCA, Beijing, China
2008   01SJ Festival (presented by ZERO1), San Jose, USA
2008   Community of Tastes, Iberia Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
2008   Building Code Violations II, Long March Space, Beijing, China
2008   A Suicidology of the Nanjing Yangzi River Bridge 2, Nanjing, Under the Heaven, The Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore (solo)
2008   Ataraxic of Zhuang Zi – A Suicidology of the Nanjing Yangzi River Bridge 1, Shanghai Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China (solo)
2007   The Shape of Time, Chambers Fine Art, New York, USA (solo)
2007   Archeology of Memory, Long March Space, Beijing, China (solo)
2007   Cryptogram, Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong (solo)
2007   The Real Thing: Contemporary Art from China, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
2007   Why Go to Tibet – Survey of Tibetan Subject Matter in Painting, Long March Space, Beijing, China
2007   1st Polar Biennale, Ushuaia, Argentina
2007   Collective Identity, Chinese Art Centre, Manchester, UK
2007   Moscow Biennale: I am Your Future, Moscow, Russia
2007   Post Socialism, National Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2006   China Time 2006, Kampnagel, Hamburg, Germany
2006   Yellow Box, Qingpu Village, Shanghai, China
2006   Let there be Light, Grace Li Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
2006   Personal Space: New Perspectives from China, Thomas Erben Gallery, New York (solo)
2006   Reinventing Books in Chinese Contemporary Art, China Institute Gallery, New York (solo)
2006   The Maze of Conundrum: A mix-media live performance, Mingyuan Art Center, Shanghai
2006   We—Zhang Peili and Qiu Zhijie, CCC Art Space, Hangzhou
2005   Living in Interesting Times-A Decade of New Chinese Photography, Open Museum of Photography, Tel Hai, Israel
2005   On the Edge: Contemporary Chinese Artists Encounter the West, Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, USA
2005   Trading Place, Taipei Museum of Contemporary Art, Taiwan
2005   Light and Words, Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong (solo)
2005   Melancholy Man, Gallery Loft, Paris (solo)
2005   Black and White Zoo, Gallery of Dartington Art academy, UK (solo)
2005   2nd Yokohama Triennale: Art Circus-Jumping from the Ordinary, Yokohama, Japan
2005   Archeology of the Future – 2nd Triennale of Chinese Art, Nanjing, China
2004   The Monk and the Demon: Chinese Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon, France
2004   Regeneration: Contemporary Chinese Art from China and the US, Samek Art Gallery - Bucknell University, Lewisburg, USA
2004   Social Portrait, Courtyard Gallery, Beijing, China (solo)
2004   Asian Parallel Times, Shenzhen Art Institute, Shenzhen (solo)
2004   Asian Parallel Times, Hong Kong Art Museum, Hong Kong, China (solo)
2004   Asian Parallel Times, Casa Asia, Barcelona, Spain (solo)
2004   On the Edge: Contemporary Chinese Artists Encounter the West, Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, USA
2004   Me,Me,Me!, Courtyard Gallery, Beijing, China
2004   Space Anew:Qiu Zhijie,Wang Jianwei,Yang Fudong, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, China
2004   Between The Past and the Future, International Photography Center, New York, NY, USA
2004   The David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
2004   Hua Jia Di Artists, China Art Seasons Gallery, Beijing, China
2004   5th Shanghai Biennial, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
2003   Tower of Babel, Mainz City Museum, Germany
2003   Left Hand, Right Hand, Dashanzi Art Zone, Beijing, China
2003   Trojan horse Project, Shenghua Art Center, Nanjing, China
2003   Leftside, Leftbank art Gallery, Beijing, China
2003   Experimentual Realty Show, Di Tan Park, Beijing, China
2003   Lijang International Art Workshop, Lijing, China
2003   Two Fold Time: Asian Art Exhibition, Museum of China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China
2003   Distance, Guangdong Art Museum, Guangzhou, China
2003   That’s China, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
2003   UFO:Qiu Zhijie Photography/Calligraphy, Gallery Loft, Paris, France (solo)
2003   The Minority Is Subordinate to the Majority, Bizart, Shanghai, China
2002   25th Sao Paulo Biennale, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2002   Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea
2002   The Long March – A Walking Visual Display, various sites throughout China
2001   Post-Sense Sensibility – Spree, Beijing Film Academy Theater, Beijing, China
2001   Nemesis, Master Seed Garden, Beijing, China
2001   Sound-2, Master Seed Garden, Beijing, China
2001   Translated Acts, Haus Der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany; Queens Museum, New York, USA
2001   The First Chengdu Biennial, Chengdu Contemporary Art Museum, Chengdu, China
2001   Exhibition of Contemporary Architecture, National Gallery of China, Beijing, China
2001   Qiu Zhi Jie Exhibition, Gallery Gen, Koshigaya, Japan.
2001   Invisibility: Qiu Zhijie, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York, NY, USA (solo)
2000   Koshigaya Artist in Residence, Gallery Gen, Koshigaya, Japan.
2000   Daily Touch, Orient Foundation, Macao (solo)
2000   Family? Contemporary Art Projects, International Furniture Center, Shanghai, China
2000   Power of the Word, Faulconer Gallery at Grinnell College, Iowa, USA
1999   Transience: Chinese Experimental Art at the End of Twentieth Century, The Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago
1999   Beijing in London, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK
1999   Post-Sense Sensibility, Alien Bodies & Delusion, Beijing, China
1999   Innate Forces-mixed media works, Art Beatus Gallery, Vancouver, Canada (solo)
1998 - 1999   Calendar 1998,Gallery of central Academy of fine arts, Beijing, China (solo)
1998   ‘Transmediate ’98, 11th Video Festival,’ Podewil, Berlin, Germany
1998   Per Video:Videos from Artists International, Ludwig Museum, Koln, Germany
1998   Photography as Concept: 4th International Photo Triennial, Stadtmuseum, Esslingen. Germany
1998   Inside Out: New Chinese Art, Asia Society Gallery, New York, USA; P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, USA; San Francisco MOMA, San Francisco, USA; Contemporary Art Museum of Mexico, Mexico
1997   Logic: 5 Video-installation, Gallery of Central Academy of Fine (solo)
1997   New Photography Artists of China, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany
1995   From the Central Kingdom: Chinese Avante-Garde Artists, Centre d’Art Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain
1995   Out of the National Ideology: Avante-Garde Art of China, Kampnagel, Hamburg, Germany
1994   Phenomenon/Image: Video Art in China, Gallery of National Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
1993   China’s New Art, Post-1989, Hong Kong Arts Festival, Hong Kong Arts Center, Hong Kong
1992   Concern To The New Life, Museum Of National Academy of fine Arts, Hangzhou, China
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