Timeline

1965
Born in Anhui Province
1988
Graduated from the Central Academy of Art and Design, Beijing
1989–1992
Lived and worked in Italy
1998
Graduated with an MFA from Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design, London
Presently lives/works as a professional artist in Beijing

Exhibitions

2012
Hua Gallery, London UK (solo)
2011
Sheng Qi, paintings - Gallery Van Voorst van Beest, The Hague, The Netherlands (solo)
Galerie Daniel Besseiche, Saint-Tropez and Dinard, France (solo)
Square, Fabien Fryns Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
2008
Crouching Paper, Hidden Dragon - Works on paper, F2 Gallery, Beijing
2007
RISING, 34 Long Fine Art, Cape Town
Corporeality - The Human Body in Contemporary China, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing, China
Whispering Wind, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN
Occhio alla Cina, N.O.Gallery, Milan, Italy
Dragon’s Evolution, ChinaSquare - New York, NY
Zhù yi! Fotografía actual en China, ARTIUM Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo, Vitoria-Gasteiz
Contemporary Artists from China, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
2006
Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA
RUINS - New Photography and Video from China, Institute of Visual Arts (Inova), Milwaukee, WI
Sheng Qi - Confidential, Fabien Fryns Fine Arts, Marbella (solo)
Sheng Qi, F2 Gallery, Beijing (solo)
2005
Vehicle and Mirror, Beijing New Art Projects, Beijing, China
Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China, Victoria and Albert Museum - V&A, London, England
2004
Madness and Pastiche, Red Gate Gallery (solo)
Between Past and Future, International Center of Photography, NY, NY, Asia Society and Museum, NY, NY
China’s Photography Painting, Art Season Gallery, Beijing, China
Over A billion Served, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO
2003
Transcription, Red Gate Gallery (solo)
2002
Beijing Afloat, Beijing Tokyo Art Projects
2001
Clues to the Future – Red Gate Gallery’s 10th Anniversary, Beijing
2000
Melbourne Fringe Festival, Mass Gallery, Melbourne (solo)
Post - Material, Red Gate Gallery
1999
8th Mexican International Performance Exhibition, Mexico City
4th NIPAF Asian Performance Art Series & NIPAF Contemporary Art Seminar, Nagoya, Tokyo, Nagano, Japan
Departure from China, Beijing Design Museum, Beijing, China
Nine Pigeons + Nurse + Sheng Qi, Beijing, China (solo)
Are You Willing to Shake My Hand? Tokyo, Japan (solo)
1998
Inside Out: New Chinese Art, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, New York
1997
Fortune Cookies, Institute of Contemporary Art, London (solo)
1993
China Avant-Garde, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, U.K.
1989
China Avant-Garde, National Art Gallery of China (NAGC), Beijing
1988
Great earthquake, Great Wall, Beijing

Literature

2000
The Australian Magazine, April, pp. 27 – 29
Newsweek, July- September, pp. 86- 88
Morning Post (Magazine), 6 – 9
Jones, Gary, Living Art the Finger: Beijing’s Avant-garde Extremists, Sunday
1999
World AIDS Day in Beijing, Beijing Scene, December 10 – 16, pg. 12.
Back-Forth and Right-Left (Catalogue).
Zhang Nianchao, China New Art, 36 - 41.