Yang Shaobin  (Chinese, 1963) 

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Yang Shaobin Biography
1963   Born in Tangshan, Hebei Province, China
1983   Graduates from the Hebei Light Industry Institute
1991   Moves into the artist village at Yuanmingyuan, Beijing
1995   Relocates to Tongxian, in the suburbs of Beijing
2000   Prize for Contemporary Chinese Art (CCAA)
  Currently lives and works in Beijing, China
Selected Exhibitions
2013   …Since 1999, Alexander Ochs Gallery, Berlin, Germany (solo)
2013   Blue Room, Arken Museum of Modern Art, Denmark, Ishøj, Denmark (solo)
2013   Portrait of the Times–30 Years of Chinese Contemporary Art, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China
2013   Sharjah Biennial, Re: emerge – towards a new cultural cartography, Sharjah, UAE
2013   Sehnsucht Ich, Essl Museum, Austria (group)
2012   Re-Coding – Reconstruction of rhetoric and narration, China Millennium Monument, Beijing, China
2012   Examples to Follow!, Iberia Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
2012   Face, Mingsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
2012   Yang Shaobin, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China (solo)
2011   Coal and Ice, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, China
2011   oysz...painters!, HERIBERT C. OTTERSBACH | YANG SHAOBIN | RADEK SZLAGA, ALEXANDER OCHS GALLERIES BERLIN | BEIJING, Berlin, Germany
2010   30 Years of Chinese Contemporary Art·Painting(1979-2009), Minsheng Museum of Art, Shanghai, China
2010   Reshaping History: China Art 2000-2009, China National Convention Center; Today Art Museum; Arario Gallery, Beijing, China
2010   Blue Room, UCCA – Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China (solo)
The Art of Violence – Gregor Gaida | Yang Shaobin, Philara e.V., Düsseldorf, Germany
Chinese *, ALEXANDER OCHS GALLERIES BERLIN | BEIJING, Berlin, Germany
2009   Intempéries (Unwetter), Oca (Pavilhão Lucas Nogueira Garcez), Parque Ibirapuera, São Paulo, Brazil DOMUS Collection New York | Beijing, WHITE SPACE BEIJING + ALEXANDER OCHS GALLERIES BERLIN | BEIJING, Beijing, China
Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
Facing China, Haugar - Vestfold Museum in Tonsberg, Norway / Kuopio Art Museum, Finland / Salo Art Museum, Finland / Ystads Konstmuseum, Sweden
19 Games, T ART Center, Beijing, China
Body, Shangdong Contemporary Art Center, Nanjing, China
6th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland, Australia
Ein Bild ist ein Bild | The WUNDERkammer (higgledy-piggledy), Alexander Ochs Galleries Berlin | Beijing, Berlin, Germany
Chinamania – Colorful, Diverse and Distinctly Narrative, Arken Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
CHINA – Ein anderer Blick, Kunstverein Augsburg, Augsburg, Germany
First Steps - Last Words, MASP - Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil (solo)
SILENCE, Alexander Ochs Galleries Berlin | Beijing, Berlin, Germany (solo)
2009   Real Emergency, Ivan Dougherty Gallery; University New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
2009   To the Elements! – Aesthetic Phenomena of Climate Change, OCA (Pavilhao Lucas Nogueira Garcez), Parque do Ibirapuera, Brazil
2008   Collective Conscience: E-Human Rights Arts and Film Festival, The Carlton Studio, Melbourne, Australia
2008   Trans Local Motion – The 7th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
2008   Under The Sky, WHITE SPACE BEIJING, Beijing, China
X-blind Spot, Long March Space, Beijing, China (solo)
Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, The University of California, Berkeley Art Museum, Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA
Facing China, Stadtgalerie Schwaz, Austria / Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria / Akureyri Art Museum, Iceland
CHINA GOLD, Musée Maillol, Paris, France
China, Houston Museum of Fine Art, Houston, TX
Himmlischer Frieden (1919-2008), Collegium Hungaricum Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Writing on the Wall. Chinese New Realism and Avant-garde in the Eighties and Nineties, Groninger Museum, Groningen, Netherlands
Die Wahren Orte II, ALEXANDER OCHS GALLERIES BERLIN I BEIJING, Berlin, Germany
The Real Thing: Contemporary Art from China, IVAM, Valencia, Spain
Crouching Paper, Hidden Dragon, F2 Gallery, Beijing, China
Half-Life, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Hypallage - The post-modern mode of Chinese Contemporary Art, The OCT Art and Design Gallery, Shenzhen, China
7th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, China
Encounter, Pace Wildenstein Gallery, Beijing, China
Depth of 800 meters (part of the video) in November, Human rights – Video Art Festival, Australia
2007   Still Life: Art, Ecology and the Politics of Change, The 8th Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah, UAE
2007   Passion For Art, Essl Museum – Kunst der Gegenwart, Klosterneuburg, Austria
2007   Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Social Art, The State Tretyakov Museum, Moscow, Russia
2007   Chinese Contemporary Sotsart, The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia
The Real Thing: Contemporary Art From China, Tate Liverpool, UK
Zurück zur Figur, Malerei der Gegenwart, Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf, Switzerland
YANG SHAOBIN, National Gallery Jakarta, Indonesia (solo)
Emotion Aesthetics, dARTex, The Danish Art Exchange, Beijing, China
INFERNO IN PARADISE: 10 YEARS ALEXANDER OCHS GALLERIES BERLIN I BEIJING, Berlin, Germany
Yang Shaobin: IMMACULATA CONCEPTIO, ALEXANDER OCHS GALLERIES BERLIN | BEIJING, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah, Arabic
BLACK WHITE GREY – An Active Cultural Selection, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
ARROGANCE & ROMANCE, Ordos Art Museum, Ordos, China
Art in Motion, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China
Zhi Shang Tan Bing, Square Gallery of Contemporary Art, Nanjing, China
Dramas of Violence, Indonesian National Gallry, Jakarta, Indonesia (solo)
2006   Building Code Violations, Long March Space, Beijing, China
2006   The scared + The profane, Alexander Ochs Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2006   Voca me cum Benedictis, St. Matthaeus Foundation, in cooperation with ALEXANDER OCHS GALLERIES BERLIN | BEIJING, St. Matthaeus Church, Berlin, Germany (solo)
800 Meters, Long March Independent Project Space, Beijing, China (solo)
CHINA NOW - Kunst in Zeiten des Umbruchs, Sammlung Essl | Essl Collection, Klosterneuburg, Austria
Hermann Nitsch | Yang Shaobin, WHITE SPACE BEIJING, Beijing, China
Hermann Nitsch | Yang Shaobin: Retour China, ALEXANDER OCHS GALLERIES BERLIN | BEIJING, Berlin, Germany
CHINA AVANTGARDE, Wiedergeburt des Mystischen, Museum Klosterneuburg/Sammlung Essl, Wien, Austria
Mahjong – Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, Galerie der Gegenwart, Kunsthalle Hamburg, Germany; Kunstmuseum Bern (2004), Switzerland
Palmbeach³, ALEXANDER OCHS GALLERIES BERLIN I BEIJING, Miami, USA
Zurück zur Figur, Malerei der Gegenwart, Kunsthalle der Hypo – Kulturstiftung, Munich, Germany.
2005   Vibrations, Alexander Ochs Galleries Berlin | Beijing, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Painting-unrealism, WHITE SPACE BEIJING, BEIJING, China
ASIA: THE PLACE TO BE? ALEXANDER OCHS GALLERIES BERLIN I BEIJING, Berlin, Germany
Prague Biennale, Czech Republic
Chinese Sculptures, Museum Beelden aan Zee, Netherlands
2005   Absolute Images – Chinese Contemporary Art, Arario Gallery, Cheonan, Korea
2005   Building Code Violations I, Long March Space, Beijing, China
2005   Xian Feng!: Chinese Avant-Garde Sculpture, Museum Beelden aan Zee, The Hague, Netherlands
2005   Always to the Front – China Contemporary Art, Kuanda Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
2005   The 2nd Prague Biennale – A Second Sight, National Gallery, Prague, Czech
2005   Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland
2004   Beijing Art Now Gallery, Beijing, China (solo)
China: Bodies Everywhere, Musee d’Art Contemporain, Marseille, France
Forbidden Senses, Sarlat, France
Me! Self-portraits of the 20th Century, Museum of Luxembourg
Bridge, Siemens Forum, Munich, Germany
Chinesi!, Potenza Museum, Potenza, Italy
The Group, Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, USA
Pain, Michel Berger Gallery, Pittsburgh, USA
China-Cuba, MACLA Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino San Jose, California, USA
24 Living Artists in China, ALEXANDER OCHS GALLERIES BERLIN I BEIJING / WHITE SPACE BEJING, Beijing, Germany
2003   Alexander Ochs Galleries Berlin | Beijing (former Prüss & Ochs) Berlin, Germany (solo)
CP Open Biennale, Indonesian National Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
Der Rest der Welt, Pirmasens, Germany
Die Neue, Kunsthalle 2, Mannheim, Germany
Under Pressure, Geneva, Switzerland
2002   De waan, Stichting Odapark, Venray, Netherlands
First Guangdong Triennale: Reinterpretation, Ten years of Experimental Chinese Art, Guangdong Museum of Fine Artists, China with the Football World Cup, Millennium Monument Museum, Beijing, China
Chinese Contemporary Art, Reykjavik, Iceland
Long March, Upriver Loft, Kunming, China
2002   Chinese Contemporary Artists with the Football World Cup, Millennium Monument Museum, Beijing, China
2001   Loft Gallery, Paris, France (solo)
Chinese Contemporary Gallery, London, UK (solo)
Abbild, Graz Museum, Graz, Austria
Art Forum Berlin, ALEXANDER OCHS GALLERIES BERLIN I BEIJING, Berlin, Germany
Dream, Red Mansion Foundation, London, UK
Hot Pot, Chinese Contemporary Art, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway
Song Zhuang, Städtische Galerie im Buntentor, Bremen, Germany
First Biennale of Chengdu, Chengdu, China
2000   Alexander Ochs Galleries Berlin | Beijing (former Asian Fine Arts) Berlin, Germany (solo)
Asian Fine Arts Gallery, Berlin, Germany (solo)
CCAA, Prize for Contemporary Chinese Art
Skin & Space, Contemporanea Art e Culturi, Milan
Futuro, Contemporary Art Center of Macao (CACOM), Macao
Basic Needs, Expo 2000, Hannover, Germany
Body/Faces/Icons, Asia Fine Arts, Berlin
Our Chinese Friends, Galerie der Bauhaus, University of Weimar, Germany
Portraits of Contemporary China, Espace Culturel France Mitterrand, Perigueux, France
1999   48 th Venice Biennial, APERTO OVER ALL, Venice, Italy
Passage, Dongyu Museum, Shenyang, China
Art China, Limn Gallery, San Francisco
Venice Biennale, a48, Venice, Italy
Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland
1998   Made in China, Nikolaus Sonne Fine Arts, Berlin
5000 + 10, Bilbao, Spain
It's me! Temple of Imperial Ancestors, Beijing
Eight Chinese Artists, Urs Meile gallery, Lucerne, Switzerland
Personal Touch, Teda Contemporary Art Museum, Tianjin, China
First Collection of the Upriver Gallery, He Xiangning Museum, Shenzhen, China
1998   Platform for the Two Sexes, TEDA Contemporary Art Museum, Tianjin, China
1997 - 1998   8 + 8-1, Selected Paintings by Fifteen Contemporary Artists, Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong
1997   The History of Chinese Oil Painting: From Realism to Post-Modernism, Galerie Theorems, Brussels
China International Contemporary Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland
China!, Kunstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria
The Eleven's - The Avant Garde, Taikoo Palace, Hong Kong
1996   China Contemporary, Osaka, Japan
China!, Kunstmuseum, Bonn, Germany
China!, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
1995   Chinese New-Wave Art Exhibition, Conference Center, Hong Kong
Visions of China: Contemporary Chinese Paintings by Chinese Masters, Bangkok, Thailand
The Magnificent Duo - Recent Works by Yue Minjun and Yang Shaobin, Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong
The Beijing 3: A Three Man Show by Zhang Gong, Yue Minjun, Yang Shaobin, Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong
5+5, Voices From Russia and China, Schoeni Art Gallery Hong Kong, China
1994   8 + 8, Contemporary Russian and Chinese Exhibition, Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong
Art Asia'94, Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
Faces Behind the Bamboo Curtain - Works by Yue Minjun and Yang Shaobin, Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong
1992   First Exhibition of Professional Artists, Akuna Gallery Beijing, China
Contemporary Modern Art Exhibition, Friendship Guesthouse Beijing, China
1991   Contemporary Modern ‘Art Exhibition, Beijing Friendship Hotel, Beijing, China
Selected Public Collections
  Upriver Gallery, Chengdu, China
  Ullens Foundation, Belgium
  Yu Deyao Art Museum, Jakarta, Indonesia
  Zürich Versicherungsgesellschaft, Opfikon-Giettbrugg, Zürich, Switzerland
  Limn Gallery, San Francisco, USA
  Museum Klosterneuburg/Sammlung Essl, Wien, Austria
  Museum und Kunstkammer Schloss Bartenstein, Germany
  Ordos Art Museum, Inner Mongolia, China
  Plum Collection, Belgium
  Reiss-Engelhorn Museum, Germany
  San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, USA
  Spazio Contemporanea Arti e Culture, Milan, Italy
  Tang Guowen, Changsha, China
  Teda Museum of Modern Art, Tianjin, China
  Asante Collection, France
  Cartier Foundation, France
  China Club, Hong Kong
  CP Foundation, Jakarta, Indonesia
  Denver Art Museum, Denver, USA
  Diözesan Museum, Würzburg, Germany
  Dongyu Museum of Fine Arts, Shenyang, China
  Graz Museum, Austria
  Guangdong Museum, Guangzhou, China
  Leister Collection, 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
2004   Beijing Art Now Gallery, YangShaobin, curated by Huang Liaoyuan