Shao Fan  (Chinese, 1964) 


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Shao Fan Biography
1964   Born into an old and celebrated family of artists, Beijing, China
1984   Graduated from Beijing Art and Craft College, China
1989 - 1984   Worked as a professional painter, Beijing, China
1958 - 1988   Studied Wood Carving and Porcelain at Art and Craft Research Institute, Beijing, China
1985 - 1988   Studied Woodcarving and Porcelain at Art and Craft Research Institute, Beijing, China
1995   Established Shao Fan No. 1 Studio in Beijing, China
1995   Created conceptual furniture series
2002   Set up “Sit Art Gallery & French Cuisine,” Dashanzi, China
2003   Started preparation for Shao Fan Studio in Shunyi, China
Selected Exhibitions
2008   I Dream, I Seek My Garden, Chelsea Flower Show, London, UK (solo)
2008   Design Redefined, Contrasts Gallery, Shanghai, China
2008   Design Miami/Basel, Switzerland
2007   REWIND<>FASTFORWARD: Chinese Contemporary Art, Contrasts Gallery, Shanghai
2007   ShContemporary, Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair
2007   The Essence of Chinese Sensibilities: Contemporary Art and Design, Contrasts Gallery, Shanghai
2006   “Shao Fan-Pierre Marie Lejeune-Sculpteurs-Deux Propositions”, Contrasts Gallery, Beijing, China
2005   “Awakening: La France Mandarine - The French Influence on Chinese Art”, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
2005   “Contrasts and Contradictions,” Contrasts Gallery, Shanghai, China
2005   Solo exhibition "Ten Years Ago…", Contrasts Gallery, Shanghai, China
2005   Chengdu Exhibition Biennial, Chengdu Modern Art Museum, Chengdu, China
2005   “Inspired by China”-Invitational exhibition of China and America, American Peabody Museum, Peabody, Connecticut, USA
2004   “Chinese Imagination” – Chinese Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition, Tuileries Garden, Paris, France
2004   "China Imagination: China Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition", Paris, France
2004   The 1st Architectural Biennial, Beijing, China
2002   International design exhibition, "Made for Seat", Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing
2001   Exhibition, "New Phenomenon in Contemporary Chinese Art", Picardi National Museum, France
2000   Solo exhibition, Neotu Gallery, Paris, France
2000   Big Torino Biennial 2000, Torino, Italy
1999   Asian Sculpture Exhibition, Singapore
1999   "Gate of the Century: 1979-1999", Chinese Art Invitational Exhibition, Chinese Contemporary Art Museum, Chengdu, China
1996   Personal exhibition, "Chairs About Chairs", Gallery in Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing
1988   Asian Art Biennial, Japan
2005   Pan Zhen, “Play with China’s Traditional Element,” All about Arts, Sep. 2005: 26
2005   Cheng Tian, “Shao Fan: Ten Years Ago,” Space, Sep. 2005
2005   Lu Yong, “Who will Sit on Shao Fan's Chairs?” XinMIn Weekly, Aug. 12 2005: 74
2005   Collin, “Philosophy Chairs,” Metropolis, Aug. 2005: 82-83
2005   Maya, “Life is Design,” Design, Aug. 2005: 127-129
2005   Chun Yi, “Why Chairs Cannot be Furniture,” XinMin City Weekly, July 28 2005:
2005   Zhang Kun, “Two Lives of a Chair,” Shanghai Star, July 21 2005: 29
2005   Sun Ling, “Concept Furniture, only for fun,” Business Times, July 20 2005: C8
2005   “Tradition and Modernity,” Shanghai Tatler, July 2005: 22-23
2004   Yang Zhihong, “Shao Fan: Compromise Weighs More Sometimes,” New Century, Jan. 2004: 47
  “Interview of Shao Fan,” Art Gallery: 23
  “Reading modern designer: Shao Fan,” Colorfulness
  “New Concept of Chair,” Hunter: 124-127