Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne

Shao Fan

(Chinese, b. 1964)

embroidered tea table - 2012, no.3 by shao fan

Shao Fan

Embroidered Tea Table - 2012, No.3, 2013

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front of a horse by shao fan

Shao Fan

Front of a Horse, 2012

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portrait by shao fan

Shao Fan

Portrait, 2013

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portrait by shao fan

Shao Fan

Portrait, 2013

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portrait by shao fan

Shao Fan

Portrait, 2013

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portrait - eagle by shao fan

Shao Fan

Portrait - Eagle, 2013

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project no. 1 of the year 2004 by shao fan

Shao Fan

Project No. 1 of the Year 2004, 2008

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rabbit at desk by shao fan

Shao Fan

Rabbit at Desk, 2012

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Biography

Timeline

1958 - 1988
Studied Wood Carving and Porcelain at Art and Craft Research Institute, Beijing, China
1964
Born into an old and celebrated family of artists, Beijing, China
1984
Graduated from Beijing Art and Craft College, China
1985 - 1988
Studied Woodcarving and Porcelain at Art and Craft Research Institute, Beijing, China
1989 - 1984
Worked as a professional painter, Beijing, China
1995
Established Shao Fan No. 1 Studio in Beijing, China
Created conceptual furniture series
2002
Set up “Sit Art Gallery & French Cuisine,” Dashanzi, China
2003
Started preparation for Shao Fan Studio in Shunyi, China

Exhibitions

2008
I Dream, I Seek My Garden, Chelsea Flower Show, London, UK (solo)
Design Redefined, Contrasts Gallery, Shanghai, China
Design Miami/Basel, Switzerland
2007
REWIND<>FASTFORWARD: Chinese Contemporary Art, Contrasts Gallery, Shanghai
ShContemporary, Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair
The Essence of Chinese Sensibilities: Contemporary Art and Design, Contrasts Gallery, Shanghai
2006
“Shao Fan-Pierre Marie Lejeune-Sculpteurs-Deux Propositions”, Contrasts Gallery, Beijing, China
Chengdu Exhibition Biennial, Chengdu Modern Art Museum, Chengdu, China
Solo exhibition "Ten Years Ago…", Contrasts Gallery, Shanghai, China
“Inspired by China”-Invitational exhibition of China and America, American Peabody Museum, Peabody, Connecticut, USA

Literature

2005
Pan Zhen, “Play with China’s Traditional Element,” All about Arts, Sep. 2005: 26
Cheng Tian, “Shao Fan: Ten Years Ago,” Space, Sep. 2005
Lu Yong, “Who will Sit on Shao Fan's Chairs?” XinMIn Weekly, Aug. 12 2005: 74
Collin, “Philosophy Chairs,” Metropolis, Aug. 2005: 82-83
Maya, “Life is Design,” Design, Aug. 2005: 127-129
Chun Yi, “Why Chairs Cannot be Furniture,” XinMin City Weekly, July 28 2005:
Zhang Kun, “Two Lives of a Chair,” Shanghai Star, July 21 2005: 29
Sun Ling, “Concept Furniture, only for fun,” Business Times, July 20 2005: C8
“Tradition and Modernity,” Shanghai Tatler, July 2005: 22-23
2004
Yang Zhihong, “Shao Fan: Compromise Weighs More Sometimes,” New Century, Jan. 2004: 47