Timeline

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

Exhibitions

2013
"The Unicorn and the Dragon. A map of collections of Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venic and Aurora Museum, Shanghai" Venice, Italy (solo)
2012
"FACE" Minshen Art Museum
2010–2011
"2010 8th Shanghai Biennale" Shanghai Art Museum
2010
"2010 Shanghai World Expo" Shanghi, China
2010
"Reshaping History: China Art 2000-2009" National Convention Center, Today Art Museum, Arario Gallery, Beijing, China
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
New Photography Artists of China, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany
1997
Logic: 5 Video-installation, Gallery of Central Academy of Fine (solo)
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

Public Collections

FAIF Collection, Zurich, Switzerland

Literature

2007
China Art Book. Uta Grosenick / Caspar Schübbe (Ed.), 680 pages, approx. 850 images, trilingual: Engl./Ger./Chin., Dumont Buchverlag, Cologne 2007. www.chinaartbook.de