Sui Jianguo

(Chinese, born 1956)

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Sui Jianguo

Apostel 11, 2013

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Sui Jianguo

Apostel 5, 2013

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Sui Jianguo

Apostel 7, 2013

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Sui Jianguo

Growing, 2013

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Sui Jianguo

Medusa, 2013

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Biography

Timeline

1956
Born in Qingdao, Shandong Province
1984
Graduated from the Fine Arts Department, Shandong Institute of Fine Arts
1989 - 1997
Associate Professor, Sculpture Department, CAFA
1989
Graduated from the Sculpture Department, Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) Beijing
1994
UNESCO - Aschberg International Foundation for the Promotion of Culture
1997
Victoria College of Arts, Melbourne University Travel Grant for Young Asian Scholars
2000
Teaching at Ensba, Paris as a Guest Professor three months
Currently lives in Bejing, China / Vit à Beijing (Chine).
Director of the Sculpture Department for the Académie des Beaux Arts. It is thanks to him that abstract and conceptual sculpture have been accepted by the chinese authorities. Surpassing China's borders, he is probably one of the most promising sculptures of the 21st century.The red dinosaur – a symbol of imperialist China, like communist China- with the engraved door on the chest mentions ‘Made in China’; it is a glance toward plastic toys from the start of the Chinese economic flight, but definitely a powerful symbol of an antiquated China moving toward being contemporary.
Throughout the 1960s, everything was 'Made in Japan', in the 1970s 'Made in Taiwan', and in the 1980s 'Made in China'. The fabrication of finished products based on models and imported raw materials has become the economic norm of emerging countries. This economic international capitalistic model has helped to accelerate stimulating an economic transformation of an archaic and impoverished China. The transplantation of the ‘Consumer Culture’ at such an astronomical scale from the chinese population has made China the biggest unknown in the world’ Proposed by Sui Jianguo, extract from the exhibition catalogue ‘Paris-Pékin’, Espace Pierre Cardin, October 5-28, 2002.

Exhibitions

2013
Experiments in Chinese Contemporary Art, The Exhibition: Round 1 Conformation and COnsciousness - Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
He Xiangning Art Museum of Contemporary Art, Shenzhen, China
2012
The 7th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale: Accidental Message -OCAT, Shenzhen, China
"The Special Show for The First International Festival of Contemporary Sculpture 2012" Kiev, Ukraine
Sui Jianguo's Discus Thrower - The British Museum, London, UK
Sui Jianguo - Pace Beijing, 798, Beijing (solo)
Restrained Power: Sui Jianguo's Work - MOCA, Singapore (solo)
2011
Blickachsen 8 – Skulpturen in Bad Homburg und Frankfurt RheinMain, Germany; Galerie Scheffel in collaboration with Museum Beelden aan Zee, The Hague, Netherlands
Leaving Realism Behind - Pace Beijing, Beijng, China
Start from the Horizon-Chinese Contemporary Sculpture Since 1978 - Sishang Art Museum, Beijing, China
deology and Manifestation - Wenxuan Art Museum, Chengdu, China
The 4th Guangdong Trinnale - GMOA, China
Super-Organism-CAFAM Biennale - Beijing, China
Collection Histry: China New Art - MOCA Chengdu, China
Martell Artists of the Year - Beijing,Shanghai, Guangzhou
2010
Erotic, Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Beijing, China (group)Made in Pop Land" National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea
Sculpture - Sui Jianguo and his students - A4 gallery, Chengdu, China
2009
Inaugural Exhibition, Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Beijing, China (group)
2008
Ships at Sea, C-Space, Beijing, China
Hunting Birds, Tang Contemporary, Beijing, China
Free Fall, Chen Ling Hui Contemporary Space, Beijing, China
New World Order, Groninger Museum, The Netherlands
Crouching Paper, Hidden Dragon – Works on Paper, F2 Gallery, Beijing, China
Sui Jianguo: Revealing Traces, JoyArt, Beijing, China (solo)
2007
Sui Jianguo, Arario Beijing, Beijing, China (solo)
Fashion Accidentally, MOCA Taipei, Taipei
Contemporary Art, Tampere Art Museum, Tampere, Finland
Metamorphosis – The Generation of Transformation in Chinese
Barcelona – Paris – Pekin, Espace Cultural Ample, Barcelona, Spain
Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark
Absolute Images II, Arario Gallery, New York, USA
! CHINA NOW !, McClain Gallery, Houston, USA
MADE in CHINA – The Estella Collection, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel, Louisiana
China Now, Lost in Transition, Eli Klein Fine Art, New York, USA
RED HOT - Asian Art Today from the Chaney Family Collection, Houston Museum of Fine Art, Houston, USA
2006
Speeding Up – Sui Jianguo Solo Exhibition, Arario Gallery, Beijing, China (solo)
Fiction@Love, MOCA Shanghai, Shanghai, China
CHINA TRADE, Centre A – Vancouver International Center for Contemporary Asian Art, Vancouver, BC
Jiang Hu, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, USA, Los Angeles, USA
ABSOLUTE IMAGES: Chinese Contemporary Art, Arario Chungcheongnam-do, Cheonan-si, Korea
Under the Radar: Chinese Contemporary Art, Robischon Gallery, Denver, USA
Double-sound Cracker, Tang Contemporary, Beijing, China
Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China, Asia Society, International Center for Photography, New York, USA, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
2005
Mahjong – Chinese Contemporary Art from the Sigg Collection, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Germany
Xianfeng – Chinese avant-garde, Museum Beelden aan Zee, Scheveningen, The Netherlands
Beijing International Contemporary Art Exhibition
Beautiful Cynicism, Arario Beijing, Beijing, China
Renovation – Relations of Production, Long March Foundation, Beijing, China
2004
Playing with CHI Energy, House of Shiseido, Tokyo, Japan
What is Art—Two Wrongs Can Make One Right, Xian Art Museum, Xian, China
Gods Becoming Men, Firssiras Museum, Athens, Greece
The First Nominative Literation, Exhibition of Fine Arts, Wuhan, China
Sculpture by the Sea, Sydney, Australia
Now—Conceptual Estate in Shanghai, Shanghai Show Center, China
Image China, Jardin Des Tuileries, Paris, France
Le Moine and Le De’mon, Lyon Contemporary Art Museum, Lyon, France
Busan Sculpture Project, Busan, Korea
Light as Fuch, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway
Celebrating 20 Years of Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
Celebrating 20 Years of Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
Art on the Beach, organized by Galerie Enrico Navarra and Hanart T Z Gallery, St. Tropez, France
Art on the Beach, organized by Galerie Enrico Navarra and Hanart T Z Gallery, St. Tropez, France
“Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China”, Asia Society, International Center for Photography, New York
Lili Waiwai, Lyon Contemporary Art Museum, Lyon, France

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
1998
Robert Leonard, Sui Jianguo/Li Gang, Art/Text, p. 60
Huang Du, Sculpture: The Extension of Idea and Terminology, Artlife, Jan/Feb
Zhu Wenfan, A Book of Outstanding Personalities from Shandong Art College, Shandong Pictorial, No. 276, Issue 10, p. 52
1997
Carolyn Fitzpatrick, Sculpture in Beijing, Australian Art Monthly, November, No. 105
Carolyn Fitzpatrick, Asian Artnotes, Australian Art Monthly, September, No. 103
An Exhibition of Contemporary Sculpture by Sui Jianguo, Beijing Weekend, No. 297, No. 298
Sui Jianguo’s Works, Fine Art Research, No. 3
Ma Qin Zhong, Portrait of the Artist Sui Jianguo, Artlife, July/August
Sui Jianguo’s Works, Fine Art Observation, Vol. 7
Youichi Maki, China Avant-Garde, Chinese Library (Tokyo), Vol. 10
Karen Smith, Exhibition Review, Asian Art News, Autumn
Academic Sculpture Selection, Fine Arts Literature, Vol. 8
Entertainment, China Daily, September 6, No. 6
1996
Shu Jiang, The First Academic Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Art, Art Gallery Magazine
Hanart Presents Sui Jianguo, Asia Pacific Sculpture News, Vol. 2, No. 1
1995
Susan Dewar, Sui Jianguo and the Sculptural Dilemma, Asia Pacific Sculpture News, Winter
Mo Shi, Taking Upon Himself the Pressures of Life - An Interview from the Artist’s Workshop, Gallery, No. 3
A Discussion on Five Modern Sculptors Work, Sculpture, Vol. 2
1994
The Spiritual Meeting : Non-movement Competition in Asian Olympic Games, Ming Bao Weekend, October 9
Sui Jianguo’s Sculpture, Contemporary, Vol. 5 No. 3