Timeline

1980–1984
Student in the the Architectural Department of Chongqing University
1984–1992
State registered architect in China Southwest Architectural Design And Research Institute; received various architectural awards; established Chengdu house property development co., ltd.
1992
Established Sichuan Gangjia architectural design co., ltd.
1992
Established Sichuan Upriver co., ltd.
1996
Founded Sichuan Upriver museum, the first private museum in China
1997
Set up Chengdu Upriver museum and Kunming Upriver museum
1998
Awarded by un as one of the 12 'outstanding young architects' in China
1999
Jointly held limitless realism—contemporary image exhibition in Beijing
2002
Awarded the excellent works prize in the 20th China photographic art exhibition
2003
Awarded the excellent works prize in the 21st China photographic art exhibition

Exhibitions

2011
Kesä – Sommar – Summer 2011, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland
Abandoned Fable (solo exhibition) - Han Art Gallery, Montreal, Canada
Eccentric Expressions China: Contemporary Chinese Art - Berlin, Germany
Toronto International Art Fair – Han Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Can not be Absent - Wen Xuan Museum of Art, Cheng Du, China
2010
Collection Exhibition of Chen Jiagang's Work (solo show) - Basel, Switzerland
Daegu Photo Biennale 2010, Daegu, Korea
Chen Jiagang: The Great Third Front» Poligono gallery, Malaga, Spain
2009
Contemporary Chinese Photography, Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa, USA
Third Front, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris, France
Crossroads, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Beijing, China
2008
The Great Third Front, Paris-Beijing Photo Gallery, Beijing, China (solo)
Smog from Our History, Contemporary by Angela Li, Hong Kong, China
Paesaggio, Museo del Territorio, Biella, Italy
2007
Third Front, Paris-Beijing Photo Gallery, Beijing (solo)
Beyond 'Site Specific', Beijing RedStar Gallery, Beijing
Seduction and Confusion-China New Art Exhibition, Keumsan Gallery
Forbidden City, Chinasquare Gallery in New York (solo)
Literature Exhibition in Black-White Realism, Global Railway Art Galley in Beijing
Dragon’s Transformation, Chinasquare Gallery in New York
Diseased City, Art Gallery in Central Academy of Fine Arts (solo)
Boundless Reality-Contemporary Image Exhibition, photo International, Beijing
2006
Three Lines, Atelier Werner Schaarmann, Hamburg, Germany (solo)
Photography Festival in Pingyao, Shanxi Province and Siping Warehouse, Shanghai
Disorder in the Beginning and Abandoned in the End-Contemporary Sociological Images in China in 2006, 798 Art Zone in Beijing and China Art Galley in Jakarta
2005
School, Chengdu Blue Top Arts Center (solo)
2004
Light•Space•Time-Personal exhibition for photographic works by Mr. Chen Jiagang, Tokyo Art Project in Beijing