Zao Wou-Ki

(Chinese/French, 1921–2013)

19.12.66 by zao wou-ki

Zao Wou-Ki

19.12.66, 1966

Biography

Timeline

1921
Born in Beijing, China into the ancient T’chao family
1935
Enrolled in the Fine Arts School of Hangzhou; remained there for 6 years
1941
Remained at the Arts School as a lecturer after finishing his studies and held his first exhibition in Chungking
1948
Moved to Paris with his wife, Lan-Lan
1949
Awarded first prize in a drawing competition, France
1951
Visited Switzerland for an exhibition of his engravings
1962
Commissioned to illustrate "La Tentation de l’Occident" by the French Minister of Culture, Andre Malraux
1964
Granted French citizenship
1965
Jean-Michel Meurice makes a film on Zao Wou-ki
1970
Led a seminar organised by the artist Oskar Kokoschka for the Salzburg music festival

Exhibitions

2013
Zao Wou-Ki Exhibitions in 2013:
Important Contemporary Chinese Artists, Alisan Fine Arts, ART HK 12, Hong Kong, China
2009
Zao Wou-Ki Exhibitions in 2009:
Celebrating Zao Wou-Ki, French May Festival, Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong, China (solo exhibition)
2008
Zao Wou-Ki Exhibitions in 2008:
Zao Wou-Ki Retrospective, Bilbiothèque nationale de France, Paris, France (solo exhibition)
Château de Nemours, France
2007
Zao Wou-Ki Exhibitions in 2007:
Château de Nemours, France
Exploration: New Ink Art Shanghai, 3rd Shanghai Ink Biennial, Zhu Qizhan Art Museum, Shanghai, China (solo exhibition)
Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to China 2007, Central Library, Hong Kong, China
2006
Zao Wou-Ki Exhibitions in 2006:
Art & Imitation in China, The University of Hong Kong, China (solo exhibition)
Black & White Dream, reopening of the Suzhou Museum, China
2005
Zao Wou-Ki Exhibitions in 2005:
Zao Wou-ki Retrospective, Bridgestone Museum, Tokyo, Japan (solo exhibition); Bellevue, Biarritz, France (solo exhibition)
2004
Zao Wou-Ki Exhibitions in 2004:
Zao Wou-ki Retrospective, Musée des beaux-arts, Dunkerque, France (solo exhibition); Musée Fabre, Montpellier, France (solo exhibition)
2003
Zao Wou-Ki Exhibitions in 2003:
Retrospective Zao Wou-ki curated by Markku Valkonen, Taidehalli, Helsinki, Finland (solo exhibition)
Zao Wou-ki Recent Works, Marlborough Gallery, New York,NY, USA (solo exhibition)
Zao Wou-ki Watercolours, Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong, China (solo exhibition)
Zao Wou-ki Retrospective, Musée du Jeu de Paume, Paris, France (solo exhibition)
2002
Zao Wou-Ki Exhibitions in 2002:
Signe(s) (regard crise sur des encres d’Henri Michaux à Zao Wou-ki), Kamel Mennour Gallery, Paris, France (solo exhibition)
2001
Zao Wou-Ki Exhibitions in 2001:
Recent Inks, Institut Français, Barcelona, Spain (solo exhibition)
Zao Wou-ki Retrospective, IVAM Centre Julio Gonzalez, Valencia, Spain (solo exhibition)
Zao Wou-ki Retrospective, Musée d'Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium (solo exhibition)

Public Collections

Raffles City, Singapore
National Museum of History, Taipei, Taiwan
Taiwan Museum of Art, Taichung, Taiwan
Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong
Folkwang Museu, Essen, Germany
Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris, France
Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium
Albertina Museum, Vienna, Austria
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA