Wu Shanzhuan  (Chinese, 1960) 

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Wu Shanzhuan Biography
1960   Born in Zhoushan
1985   founded Red Humour.
1986   graduated from Normal Department of the Zejiang Art Academy.
1990   founded Red Humour International. Since 1991 has been working and exhibiting collaborative with Thorsdottir Thor’s Daughter’s Pulverization Service.
1995   graduated from the Hochschule für bildende Künste in Hamburg.
  Lives and works in Hamburg and Shanghai.
Selected Exhibitions
2013   What A Form - A Reportage, OCAT, Shenzhen, China (solo)
2012   EDIT: Image Fetish and Phobia􀄑ShanghART H-Space Bldg 18, 50 Moganshan Road, Shanghai, China
2012   SURPLUS AUTHORS, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, The Netherlands
2011   Waterworks: GENG Jianyi, WU Shanzhuan, YANG Fudong, ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai, China
2011   The Poster Exhibition, TOP COntemporary Art Center, Shanghai, China
2011   THE COUPLE SHOW! Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai (collaboration with Thorsdottir). (Publication)
2011   Kuo Xuan, Wu Shanzhuan & Inga Svala Thorsdottir, Long March Space, Beijing, China (solo)
2011   SMS & Its Enemy, Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong (solo)
2010   Butterfrog, Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong (solo)
2010   Rehearsal, the 8th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, China (Publication)
2010   West Heavens, Place-Time-Play:India-China Contemporary Art Exhibition, Shanghai, China (collaboration with Thorsdottir)
2010   Act I LONG MARCH PROJECT–HO CHI MINH TRAIL (Beijing), Long March Space, Beijing China
2009   Thing’s Right(s) 09 The More, Wu Shanzhuan, Red Humour International & Inga Svala Thorsdottir, Thor’s Daughter’s Pulverization Service, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Three on the Bund, Shanghai, China (solo)
2009   A Gift to Marco Polo, la Biennale di Venice, Italy (collaboration with Thorsdottir)
2008   Wu Shanzhuan BUT STILL RED, Red Humour International in collaboration with Inga Svala Thor’s Daughter’s Pulverization Service, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China (solo)
2008   Farwell to Post-Colonialism The Third Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China (Publication)
2008   Bae Bae Iceland, Listasafn Akureyrar-Akureyri Art Museum, Iceland (collaboration with Thorsdottir)
2007   ´85 NEW WAVE, The Birth of Chinese Contemporary Art, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing 798, China
2007   Metamorphosis: The Generation of Transformation in Chinese Contemporary Art, Tampere Art Museum, Tampere, Finland (collaboration with Thorsdottir)
2006   Yellow Box Projects, in Qingpu, Shanghai, China (collaboration with Thorsdottir). (Publication)
2005   The Second Guangzhou Triennial, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China (Publication)
2005   Inward Gazes – Documentaries of Chinese Performance of Art, Macau Museum of Art, Macau (Publication)
2005   Something’s Happening, BizArt, Shanghai, China
2004   20 Years of Hanart TZ Gallery, Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong
2004   On the Edge - Contemporary Chinese Photography & Video, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York, USA (collaboration with Thorsdottir)
2003   Illusion, Hong Kong Artist Commune, Hong Kong
2003   A Strange Heaven: Contemporary Chinese Photography, Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic; toured to Art Museum Tennis Palace, Helsinki, Finland (collaboration with Thorsdottir). (Publication)
2002   Mirage I: An Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Godot Art Museum, Suzhou, China
2002   Made by Chinese #6, Galerie Enrico Navarra, Paris (collaboration with Thorsdottir). (Publication)
2002   China: Contemporary Art, Museu de Arte Brasileira, São Paulo, Brazil
2002   Paris-Pekin, Espace Cardin, Paris
The 1st Guangzhou Triennial – Reinterpretation, A Decade of Experimental Chinese Art (1990-2000), Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
2001   III Biennale Mercosul, Porto Alegre, Brazil
The 1st Chengdu Biennale, Chengdu Contemporary Art Museum, Chengdu, China
2001   Today No Water, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York
Thing’s Right(s) –Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York (Solo)
2001   Art and Media, China Internationl Exhibition Centre, Bejing
2001   Ink, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York
2000   Conceptualist Art: Points of Origin 1950s-1980s, the Walker Art Center; Miami Art Museum Continental Shift, Musee d’Art Moderne Liege, Belgium
Nordicliveart.org, Paletten, Gothenburg, Sweden
1999   Thing’s Right(s) – Cuxhaven 1999, Cuxhavener Kunstverein, Germany
Vege-Pleasure, Hanart T Z Gallery, Hong Kong(Solo)
1999   Power of the Word, Taiwan Museum of Art, Taizhong, Taiwan. Toured in Grinnell College, Iowa; Hamilton College, New York; University of Arizona, Arizona and Skidmore College, New York until January 2002. Stipendiaten, Kunsthaus, Hamburg
1998   Inside Out – New Chinese Art, Asia Society Galleries, New York,
P.S 1 Contemporary Art Center, New York;
toured in San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Contemporary Art Museum of Mexico; Tacoma Art Museum and Henry Art Gallery, Seattle; National Gallery of Art, Canberra; and Hong Kong Museum of Art until 2000 Conceptualist Art: Points of Origin 1950s-1980s, Queens Museum of Art, New York. Toured in Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada in 2001 Berlin/Berlin, Platform, Berlin, Germany
NEID 7 Release, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany Schnittstelle/Produktion, Shedhalle, Zürich, Switzerland
...es grünt so grün..., Bonner Kunstverein, Germany
1998   Vege-Pleasure, Ingolfsstraeti 8 Gallery, The Reykjavik Art Festival 1998, Iceland (Solo)
1997   The 7th Bienal International E.D.C.R., Portugal Another Kind of Communism, The Cable Gallery, Helsinki
1997   Griffelkunst, Germany
1997   Another Kind of Communism, The Cable Gallery, Helsinki, Finland (collaboration with Thorsdottir)
1996   Unfrieden. Sabotage von Wirklichkeiten, Hamburger Woche der Bildenden Kunst, Hamburg, Germany (collaboration with Thorsdottir). (Publication)
1996   The Scream, Arken Museum of Modern Art, Ishoj, Kopenhagen, Denmark (collaboration with Thorsdottir). (Publication)
1996   Unfrieden..., Hamburger Woche der Bildende Kunst, Hamburg
The Scream, Arken Museum of Modern Art, Ishoj, Copenhagen
1996   Please Don’t Move, Bahnwärterhaus, Gallery der Stadt, Esslingen (Solo)
1995   Der Abschied von der Ideologie, Kampnagelfabrik, Hamburg, Germany
Nordic Wells, Nordic House Reykjavik Des del País del Centre – Avantguardes artístiques Xineses, Centre d’Art Santa Mònica, Barcelona, Spain
1994   Maos Ungezähmte Kinder, Römer Museum Hildesheim, Germany
1994   Aus der Eisenzeit, Kampnagelfabrik K3, Hamburg, Germany (collaboration with Thorsdottir). (Publication)
1994   [no title], Living Art Musuem, Reykavik, Iceland (collaboration with Thorsdottir)
1994   Festival der Künste, Bad Gleichenberg, Austria (collaboration with Thorsdottir)
1993   China’s New Art, Post-1989, Hong Kong Arts Festival, Hong Kong Arts Centre; toured in Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver; University of Oregon Art Museum, Eugene; Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Indiana; Salina Arts Center, Kansas; Chicago Cultural Center, Illinois; San Jose Museum of Art, California from 1994 to 1997 Mao Goes Pop, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney Made in Hamburg, Kunsthaus, Hamburg, Germany
Chinese Avant-Garde, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, UK.
Toured in Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odensee, Denmark and Kunsthall Rotterdam, The Netherlands. La Biennale APERTO, Venice Fontanelle, Kunstspeicher, Potsdam, Germany
Fragmented Memory – The Chinese Avant-Garde in Exile, Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe, Frankfurt
1991   Today No Water, 22 Bar, Reykjavik (Solo)
1991   Hospital, Visa, Water Cooking, Galerie Vorsetzen, Hamburg, Germany (solo)
1989   Wu Shanzhuan, Red Humour, Hladvarpinn, Reykjavik, Iceland (solo)
1989   China/Avant-Garde ’89, National Gallery, Beijing, China
1988   3 x China, Galerie Vorsetzen, Hamburg, Germany (Publication)
1986   75%Red 20%Black 5%White, Institute for Mass Culture, Zhoushan, China
1985   75%Red 20%Black 5%White, Buddha Temple, Zhoushan, China
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