Zhou Tiehai

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Flower and Fruit , 2009 Acrylic (Airbrush) On Canvas 79" X 47" © ShanghART (Main Gallery)
Charles Chaplin-Modern Times 6, 2007 Painting Oil 100.0 X 90.0 Cm © ShanghART (Main Gallery)
© MOCA Shanghai
© MOCA Shanghai
Le juge Acrylic (Airbrush) On Canvas 150x200cm © ShanghART Gallery
80s' Movie Star-Mo Yongming, 2005 Acrylic (Airbrush) On Canvas 200.0 X 150.0 Cm © ShanghART Gallery
Venus and Cupid , 2008 Acrylic (Airbrush) On Canvas 240.0 X 180.0 Cm © ShanghART Gallery
Bamboo, 2006 Acrylic (Airbrush) On Canvas 200.0 X 112.0 Cm © ShanghART Gallery
Pure , 2004 Print|Silkscreen| 89.0 X 64.0 Cm © ShanghART Gallery
Model of "Easy" , 2005 Sculpture 22.0 X 7.0 X 25.0 Cm © ShanghART Gallery
Tonic (Lotus) , 2004 © Courtesy of the artist & ShanghART Gallery
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1966 Born in Shanghai


1987 Graduated from Fine Arts School of Shanghai University


1998 First Prize, Contemporary Chinese Art Award, (CCAA Association, Switzerland)

Solo Exhibitions

2010 Zhou Tiehai's Works, ShanghART at Huaihai Rd 796, Shanghai

Desserts, MoCA Shanghai
2008 Zhou Tiehai, P K M GALLERY
2006 EGO, Art&Public, Geneva, Switzerland

An Other History, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai

Day in the Castle, Yuanda City, Changsha, Hunan

Zhou Tiehai:Oil paintings 2006, Galerie Frank Schlag & Cie., Essen, Germany
2004 'Tonic +', solo show by Zhou Tiehai, ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai

Works 1989-2003, ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai
2003 Zhou Tiehai, Marella Arte Comtemporanea, Milan, Italy
2001 Zhou Tiehai -the artist isn't here, ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai

Duravit > Shanghart, TAF, Art Fairs Taipei, Taiwan
2000 Zhou Tiehai: 3 Scrolls, Art Statements, ART 31 BASEL, Switzerland

Art 31 Basel, Art Statement Solo Presentation Zhou Tiehai Scrolls, Art Fairs Switzerland

Will, Gallery Quadrum, Lisbon, Portugal

Met in Shanghai, Schloss Morsbroich, Germany

Placebo Swiss, Hara Museum, Tokyo, Japan
1999 Don't be Afraid to Make Mistakes, ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai
1998 Two Contemporary Artists from China, Geng Jianyi, Zhou Tiehai, Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

Beyond the Borderline, Galerie Bernhard Schindler, Bern, Switzerland,

Un/Limited Space (4) - The Shower, German Consulate, Shanghai

Zhou Tiehai, Kunsthal Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1996 Too Materialistic, Too Spiritualized, CIFA Gallery, Beijing

Group Exhibitions

2011 Vip Art Fair, Art Fairs
2010 One by one--Shanghart group show, Close from Feb. 2 to Feb. 4, 2011, ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai

Out of the Box, Boers-Li Gallery

By Day By Night or some (special)things a Museum can do, Rockbund Art Museum

FIAC 2010, Art Fairs Grand Palais, Paris, France

ShContemporary 2010 booth nr:E24, Art Fairs 1000 Yan an zhong Rd,. Shanghai Exhibition Center

Great Performances, Pace Beijing, Beijing

Portrait, ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai

ShanghART Group Show, ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai

Hong Kong International Art Fair 2010 booth nr:C02, Art Fairs

China International Gallery Exposition 2010, Art Fairs Exhibition Hall of the China World Trade Centre, Beijing

Thirty Years of Chinese Contemporary Art, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai

Shanghai, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, U.S.A.

Winter Group Show, ShanghART Beijing
2009 ShanghART Group Show, ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai

Cina, Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy

Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, Epson Imaging Gallery, Shanghai

Stolen treasures from modern China, Opening November 14, 4pm, ShanghART Beijing

The New Attitude of image, Tang Contemporary Art Center,Beijing

Collision, Experimental Cases of Contemporary Chinese Art, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing

Bourgeoisified Proletariat, Contemporary Art Exhibition in Songjiang, Shanghai Songjiang Creative Studio, Shanghai

Shanghai History in Making from 1979 till 2009, 436 Jumen Rd., Shanghai

Stolen treasures from modern China, Opening September 8, 7-10pm, ShanghART at Huaihai Rd 796, Shanghai

First Annual Conference of Collectors of Chinese Contemporary Art, Hejingyuan Art Museum

ShanghART Summer Exhibition, ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai

Shanghai Kino, Shanghai Kino, KUNSTHALLE BERN, Switzerland

ShanghART Group Show, ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai

Another scene - artists' projects, concepts and ideas, ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai

Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass, U.S.A.
2008 Five Years of Duolun: Chinese Contemporary Art Retrospective Exhibition, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai

The 5th Small Productions Event, Shopping Gallery

Lovely Blossoms and Full moon, YUZ Collection of Chinese Contemporary Art, YUZ Museum, Darmawangsa Square unit 31-33, The City Walk, JI. Darmawangsa VI&IX, Jakarta

Hybrid, ShanghART at Huaihai Rd 796, Shanghai

Chinese Freedom, T SPACE

FIAC 2008, Booth B12, Art Fairs Grand Palais, Paris

Shanghai MoCA Envisage II, Butterfly Dream, Shanghai Moca

Hypallage - The Post-Modern Mode of Chinese Contemporary Art, Hua Art Museum, Shenzhen, Guangdong

Our Future, The Guy & Myriam Ullens Foundation Collection, Ullens Foundation, Beijing

The World of Other's: A Contemporary Art Exhibition, Museum of Contemportary Art, Shanghai

Where Are We, Beijing Center for the Arts at Legation Quarter, Beijing, China

Art Multiple 2008, Ke Center for the Contemporary Arts, Shanghai

Community of Tastes, The Inaugural Exhibition of Iberia Center for Contemporary Art, Iberia Center for Contemporar Art, Beijing

Red Aside, Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, The Joan Miró Foundation, Barcelona, Spain

The Real Thing, Contemporary Art from China, IVAM, Valencia, Spain

Selected, ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai
2007 La Cina è vicina, a cura di Diego Esposito, in collaborazione con CIVITA, Via die Mille 60-80122 Napoli,Italy

Bamboo/Happiness, Zhou Tiehai, Zhang Peili Exhibition - Re-opening Exhibition of Creative Center@Bund18, No. 18 Zhongshan East Road (E1) 4/F, Shanghai

Absolute Images II, Inaugural Exhibition Of Arario Gallery New York, Arario Gallery New York

ShanghART Autumn Exhibition, ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai

Wuhan 2nd Documentary Exhibition of Fine Arts, Hubei Museum of Art, Wuhan

Reboot: The Third Chengdu Biennial, New International Convention Center of Chengdu Century City

Rockers Island: Olbricht Collection, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany

Individual Positions 1, ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai

The Real Thing, Contemporary Art from China, Tate Liverpool, UK
2006 Art in Motion, MoCA, Shanghai

2006 Melbourne International Arts Festival, Melbourne, Australia

Infinite Painting, Contemporary Painting and Global Realism, Villa Manin - Centre for Contemporary Art Passariano, Codroipo (Udine), Italy

Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany

Contemporary Chinese Art, Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne, Germany

The 5th AsiaPacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT5), Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), Queensland Art Gallery

Contemporary China, PKM Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Para todos los publicos / For all audiences, Sala Rekalde, Bilbao, Spain
2005 Born in China, Goedhuis Contemporary, London, U.K.

Montpellier/Chine:MC1 Biennale international, The First International Biennial of Contemporary Chinese Art Montpellier-China, Montpellier, France

Mahjong, Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Prague Biennale 2, Expanded Painting and Acción Directa, National Gallery,Prague, Czech Republic

In Their 40's, ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai

On the Edge: Contemporary Chinese Artists Encounter the West, Stanford University, US

China, Contemporary Painting, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio, Bologna, Italy

Study Practice, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai

Follow Me!, Contemporary Chinese Art at the Threshold of the Millenium, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2004 Shanghai Modern, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany

5th Shanghai Biennale – Techniques of the Visible, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai

Shanghai Surprise, Lothringer Str 13 - St?dtische Kunsthalle München, Munich, Germany

Rogue Nations: Cuban & Chinese Artists, MACLA (Movimiento de Arte Cultura Latino Americana), San Jose, CA, USA
2003 Open Sky - Grand Opening of Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai

Fabricated Paradises, Chinese Contemporary Art, Le Parvis centre d'art contemporain, Pau, France

The American Effect, Whitney Museum, New York, U.S.A.

Out of Focus: A Dimension for Painting, 25000 Cultural Transmission Center, Beijing

Different Choice, The Invited Exhibition of the Shanghai 60's Artists, Bandao Gallery, Shanghai

Alors la Chine?, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

Out of the Red - La generation emergente,, Trevi Flash Art Museum, Milan, Italy

Urbanart 2003, City of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2002 The First Guangzhou Trienniale - Reinterpretation: A Decade of Experimental Chinese Art (1990 - 2000), Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou

Quick Look!, Shanghai Zhejiang Jiangsu Anhui Contemporary Art Exhibition, Consulate General of Switzerland, Shanghai

4th Gwangju Biennial, Gwangju, Korea

Art and Economy, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany

Korean and Chinese painting - 2002 New Expression, Seoul Arts Center, Korea

Take Part II, Galerie Urs Meile, Luzern, Switzerland

Paris-Pekin, Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris, France

24:30 Contemporary Art Exhibition, Bizart, Shanghai
2001 Living in Time, 29 Contemporary Artists from China, National galerie im Hamburger Bahnhof Museum fuer Gegenwartskunst, Berlin, Germany

Silhouettes Shape 'n Shadows, Wilhelmina Quarter, Tilburg, The Netherlands

Gallery Opening, Goedhuis Contemporary, New York, U.S.A.

Take Part, Galerie Urs Meile, Luzern, Switzland

The 1st Chengdu Biennal, Chengdu Modern Art Museum, Chengdu
2000 Pusan International Art Festival, Pusan, Korea

Media City, Curator Barbara London, Seoul, Korea

Dystopia + Identity in the Age of Global Communications, Tribes Gallery, New York, USA

Looking out / Looking in, Art Show 2, East Quad Art Gallery, University of Michigan, U.S.A.

Exit, Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK

Our Chinese Friends, Bauhaus, Weimar, Germany
1999 Fortune Global Forum Contemporary Art Exhibit, Jinmao Podium Bldg. Shanghai

48th International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale, APERTO over ALL, Venice, Italy

The 14th International Asian Art Exhibition, Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan

International Photography Biennale, Mexico City, Mexico

Cities on the Move 4, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, Denmark

Cities on the Move 5, Hayward Gallery, London, UK

Cities on the Move 6, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland

BM99, Bienal da Maya, Maya Art Center, Portugal
1998 Asia City, The Photographers' Gallery and Asia House, London, U.K.

Modern Culture's Fame, Modern Culture Communications, Sydney, Australia

Traffic Jam #1, Billboard, Buro Friedrich, Berlin, Germany

Medialization, Edsvik konst och Kultur, Sollentuna, Sweden

Between the Sky & the Earth, Feng Pinshan Museum, HK University, Hong Kong

Brushholder Value, Westfalischer Kunstverein, Muenster, Germany

Medialization, Eesti Kunstimuuseum, Sweden

Jiangnan, Modern and Contemporary Art form South of the Yangzi River, Grunt Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
1997 Promenade in Asia, Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Another Long March - Chinese Conceptual Art in the 1990’, Chasse Kazerne, Fundament Foundation, Breda, The Netherlands

Cities on the Move 1, Exhibition of Asian art, Secession, Vienna, Austria

Cities on the Move 2, CAPC, Musee d' Art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France

Cities on the Move 3, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, NewYork, USA
1996 Shanghai Fax: Let's Talk about Money, International Fax Art Exhibition, Shanghai Huashan Professional School of Art Gallery, Shanghai

In the Name of Art - Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Liu Hai Su Art Museum, Shanghai
1995 Ape, Huashan Art School, Shanghai
1986 "M", Performance & Conceptual Art Exhibition, Hongkou District Cultural Centre, Shanghai

Critical Action, Fudan University, Shanghai
1984 Students Exhibition, Fine Art School of Shanghai University, Shanghai

Public Collections

Guy & Myriam Ullens Foundation,
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