Chen Jiagang  (Chinese, 1962) 

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Chen Jiagang Biography
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
Selected 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