Timeline

1966
Born in Shanghai
1987
Fine arts School of Shanghai University
1998
First Prize, Contemporary Chinese Art Award
Lives and works in Shanghai

Exhibitions

2006
Para todos los publicos, Sala Rekalde, Bilbao, Spain
2006
The 5th AsiaPacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT5), Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), Queensland Art Gallery
2006
An Other History , Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China (solo)
2006
Day in the Castle, Yuanda City, Changsha, Hunan, China (solo)
2005
Follow Me! Contemporary Chinese Art at the Threshold of the Millenium, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2005
Prague Biennale, Prague, Czech Republic
2005
Montpellier/Chine, MC1 Biennale, Montpellier, France
2005
Mahjong. Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland
2005
China, contemporary painting, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio, Bologna, Italy
2005
On the Edge: Contemporary Chinese Artists Encounter the West, Stanford University, US
2004
Techniques of the Visible, 5th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Art Museum
2004
Rogue Nations: Cuban & Chinese Artists, Macla Movimiento de Art Cultura Latino Americana
2004
Zhou Tiehai, Tonic +, ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai, China (solo)
2004
5th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
2004
Shanghai Modern, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany
2003
Zhou Tiehai, Marella Arte Comtemporanea, Italy (solo)
2003
Open Sky, Grand Opening of Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai
2003
Urbanart 2003, Shanghai, P.R. China, City of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (PDF)
2003
Paradis Fabriques, Centre d’art Contemporain, Le Parvis, France
2003
Out of Focus: A Dimension for Painting, 25000 Cultural Transmission Center, Beijing, China
2003
Different Chose-The Invited Exhibition of the Shanghai 60's Artists, Shanghai Bandao Gallery
2003
The American Effect, Whitney Museum, New York, U.S.A.
2003
Out of the Red - La generatione emergente, Trevi Flash Art Museum, Italy
2003
Alors la Chine?, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
2002
Paris-Pekin, Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris
2002
Take Part II, Galerie Urs Meile, Luzern, Switzerland
2002
Korean and Chinese painting - 2002 New Expression, June 1-30, 2002, Seoul Arts Center, Korea
2002
4th Gwangju Biennial, South Korea
2002
24:30 Contemporary Art Exhibition, Bizart, Shanghai
2002
Art and Economy, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany
2001
1st Chengdu Biennale, Chengdu
2001
Take Part, Galerie Urs Meile, Luzern, Switzerland
2001
Gallery Opening, Goedhuis Contemporary, New York, U.S.A.
2001
Living in Time, Contemporary Artists form China, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany
2001
Silhouettes 'n' Shadows, Wilhelmina Quarter, Tilburg, The Netherlands
2001
ARCO, Asian Party, Global Game, (curated by Hou Hanru), Madrid, Spain
2001
Dystopia + Identity in the Age of Global Communications, (curated by Christine Wang), Tribes Gallery, New York, USA
2001
The artist isn’t here-Shanghai, ShangART Gallery, Shanghai (solo)
2001
The artist isn’t here’- New York , ISE Foundation, New York USA (solo)
2001
ShanghART at TAF; Zhou Tiehai Solo Show (solo)
2000
Zhou Tiehai: Placebo Swiss, Hara Museum, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
2000
Met in Shanghai, Schloss Morsbroich, Germany (solo)
2000
Will, Gallery Quadrum, Lisbon, Portugal (solo)
2000
Media City, Seoul, Korea (curator Barbara London)
2000
Looking out / Looking in, Art Show 2, East Quad Art Gallery, University of Michigan, USA
2000
Pusan International Art Festival, Pusan, Korea (curator Hou Hanru)
2000
Art Statements, Art Basel, Switzerland
2000
Our Chinese Friends, Bauhaus, Weimar, Germany
2000
Gallery Joao Graca, Lisbon, Portugal
2000
Exit, Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK
1999
International Photography Biennale, Mexico City, Mexico
1999
Fortune Global Forum Contemporary Art Exhibit, Jinmao Bldg, Shanghai
1999
Cities on the Move 6, Museum of Modern Art, Helsinki, Finland
1999
48 Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy (curator Harald Szeemann)
1999
99 Biennale de Maya, Portugal (curator Antonio Pinto)
1999
The 14th International Asian Art Exhibition, Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan, (curator Pi Daojian)
1999
Cities on the Move 5, Hayward Gallery, London, U.K.
1999
Cities on the Move 4, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
1999
Looking out/Looking In, Plug In Contemporary Art, Winnipeg, Canada
1999
Don't be Afraid to Make Mistakes, ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai (solo)
1998
Two Contemporary Chinese Artist, Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver, Canada, (together with Geng Jianyi)
1998
Zhou Tiehai, Kunsthal Rotterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
1998
Un/Limited Space (4)- The Shower, German Consulate, Shanghai (solo)
1998
Beyond the Borderline, Galerie Bernhard Schindler, Bern, Switzerland, (together with Laurent Schmid)
1998
Medialization, Eesti Kunstimuuseum, Sweden
1998
Cities on the Move 3, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, NY, U.S.A.
1998
Brushholder Value, Westfalischer Kunstverein, Muenster, Germany, (curator Dirk Luckow)
1998
Between the Sky & the Earth, Feng Pinshan Museum, HK University, Hong Kong, (curator Hou Hanru)
1998
Medialization, Edsvik Konst och Kultur, Sollentuna, Finland, (curator Joseph Backstein)
1998
Traffic Jam #1, Billboard, Buero Friedrich, Berlin, Germany, (curator Hou Hanru)
1998
Cities on the Move 2, Musee d' Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, France
1998
Asia City, The Photographers' Gallery and Asia House, London, U.K. (curator Andrew Cross)
1998
Modern Culture's Fame, Modern Culture Communications, Sydney, Australia
1998
Eight Chinese Artists, Galerie Urs Meile Lucerne
1998
Un/Limited Space, German Consulate Shanghai
1998
Beyond the Borderline, with Laurent Sch, Galerie Berhard Schindler Bern
1997
Cities on the Move, Secession, Vienna, Austria, (curators Hans Ulrich Obrist and Hou Hanru)
1997
Another Long March: Chinese Conceptual Art, Chasse Kazerne, Fundament Foundation, Breda, The Netherlands (curators Marianne Brouwer & Chris Driessen)
1997
Promenade in Asia, Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (curator Shimizu Toshio)
1997
Now, is the Best Time?, Slide Projection, Stadio Pacaembu Sao Paulo
1997
Cities on the Move, Wiener Secession Vienna
1996
Lets Talk about Money! International Fax Art, Huashan Art School, Shanghai
1996
In The Name of Art, Liu Haisu Museum, Shanghai, China (curator Zhu Qi)
1996
Too Materialistic, Too Spiritualized, CIFA Gallery, Beijing (solo)
1996
In the Name of Art, Liu Hai Su Museum Shanghai
1996
Too Materialistic, too Spiritualized, Central Institute of Fine Arts Gallery Pekin, China
1995
Shanghai 95, ShanghART, Shanghai
1995
Shanghai 95, ShanghART Shanghai
1994
APE, Huashan Art School, Shanghai
1994
APE, Hua Shan Art School Shanghai
1986
Critical Action, Fudan University, Shanghai
1986
M, Hongkou District Cultural Centre, Shanghai
1986
Critical Action, Fudan University Shanghai
1984
Students Exhibition, Fine Art School of Shanghai University, Shanghai
1984
Fudan University Shanghai

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