Wang Guangyi

(Chinese, born 1957)

eternal halo by wang guangyi

Wang Guangyi

Eternal Halo, 2004

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Born in Harbin, China
Graduated from the Oil Painting Department, Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts, China
Lives and works in Beijing, China


Et la Chine s'est éveillée..., Chapelle De La Visitation, Espace D'Art Contemporain, Thonon-Les-Bains, France
Re-History, Chinese Contemporary Art Invitation Exhibition, Hubei Museum of Art, Wuhan, China
Thing-in-itself: Utopia, Pop and Personal Theology, Wang Guangyi Retrospective Exhibition, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
Seventh Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale, Accidental Message: Art is Not a System, Not a World, OCAT, Shenzhen, China
Collecting History, China New Art, Chengdu Museum of Contemporary Art, Chengdu, China
Museum on paper, Iberia Center for contemporary Art, Beijing, China
Wang Guangyi. The Interactive Mirror Image, Tank Loft, Chongqing Contemporary Art Center, Chongqing, China (solo)
Made in Popland, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, South Korea
The Constructed Dimension, 2010 Chinese Contemporary Art Invitational Exhibition, National Art Musume of China, Beijing, China
Reshaping History: Chinart from 2000-2009, Special Documenta, China National Convention Center, Beijing, China
Thirty Years of Chinese Contemporary Art, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Fairy Tales Selections from the MaGMA's Collection, Opera Gallery, Singapore
Photo Exhibition of Contemporary Artists, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
Art for The World (The Expo), World Expo by JGM Gallery, Shanghai, China
Clouds: Power of Asian Contemporary Art, Soka Art Center, Beijing, China
Beijing - Havana, China contemporary art exhibition, Cuba Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba
Collision, Experimental Cases of Contemporary Chinese Art, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China
In the 1980s-Wen Pulin Archive of Chinese Avant-garde Art Exhibition, Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
First Annual Conference of Collectors of Chinese Contemporary Art, Hejingyuan Art Museum, Beijing, China
Retrospect and Exploration, Collection Exhibition from Fine Arts Literature Art Center, Hubei Province Art Museum, Wuhan, China
Yi Pai: Century Thinking, A Contemporary Art Exhibition, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
Another Scene - Artists' Projects, Concepts and Ideas, ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai, China
Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, USA
20th Anniversary of The Fall of The Berlin Wall, Berlin, Germany
A Collateral Event of 53rd International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, A Gift to Marco Polo, Venice, Italy
ChinaMania, Colorful, Diverse and Distinctly Narrative, Arken Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
Strategy On Paper, Works On Paper Invitational, Square Gallery of Contemporary Art, Nanjing, China
State Legacy, A Visual History Project On The State Concept, Holden Gallery, Manchester, England; OCT Contemporary Art Terminal of He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
Wang Guangyi, Louise Blouin Institute, London, England (solo)
Five Years of Duolun: Chinese Contemporary Art Retrospective Exhibition, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
Lovely Blossoms and Full moon, YUZ Collection of Chinese Contemporary Art, YUZ Museum, Jakarta, Indonesia
The Love of Art: Collection of Contemporary Art in China, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
The Revolution Continues, New Art From China, Saatchi Gallery, London, England
Avant-Garde China: Twenty Years of Chinese Contemporary Art, National Art Center, Tokyo; National Museum of Art, Osaka; Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagoya, Japan
Our Future, The Guy & Myriam Ullens Foundation Collection, Ullens Foundation, Beijing, China
Case Studies of Artists in Art History and Art Criticism, SZ Art Center, Beijing, China
Writing on the Wall, Chinese New Realism and Avant-Garde in the Eighties and Nineties, Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands
People. History, Exhibition of Studies of Chinese Art of the 20th Century, Museum of China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
Red, Smooth and Luminescent Contemporary Expression, Xindong Cheng Gallery, Beijing, China
Encounter, Pace Beijing, Beijing, China
Today's China, Belvue Museum, Brussels, Belgium
UNPACK, Museum of China Academy of Fine Arts, Hangzhou, China
Academic and Un-Academic II, Exhibition of Yibo Gallery, Shanghai, China
Visual Politics, Solo Exhibition of Wang Guangyi, He Xiangning Art Museum, Guangdong, China (solo)
Cold War Aesthetics, Wang Guangyi, Institute of Louise Blouin Foundation, London, England (solo)
Absolute Images II, Inaugural Exhibition of Arario Gallery, New York, USA
85 New Wave, The Birth of Chinese Contemporary Art, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
Wuhan 2nd Documentary Exhibition of Fine Arts, Hubei Museum of Art, Wuhan, China
Strategy on Paper, Works on Paper Invitational Exhibition, Square Gallery of Contemporary Art, Nanjing, China
Sport in Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai; Art of Guangzhou Art Academy, Guangzhou; RCM the Museum of Modern Art, Nanjing; Gallery of Luxun Art Academy, Shengyang; Sichuan Fine Arts Museum, Sichuan; Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
1997- 2007 Awakening From a Ten Year Sleep, HJY Art Center, Beijing, China
The Supplemental History, Contemporary Art Works from the Collection of the Guangdong Museum, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
Post-Martial Law VS Post-89, Contemporary Art in Taiwain and China, Taiwan Museum of Art, Taiwan; Songzhuang Art Center, Beijing, China
We Are Your Future, Special Project in Moscow Biennale 2007, Old Winery, Moscow, Russia
Wang Guangyi, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France (solo)
RED HOT, Asian Art Today from the Chaney Family Collection, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA
ShContemporary 2007, Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China
Art in Motion, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China
The Blossoming of Realism: The Oil Painting of Mainland China Since 1978, Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
Create History, Commemoration Exhibition of Chinese Modern Art in 1980s, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal of He Xiangning Art Museum, Shengzhen, China
From 'The Frigid Zone' to 'The Old Industrial Area', Northeast Contemporary Art Exhibition of China 1985-2006, Guangdong Museum of Art, China
Absolute Images I, Arario Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
Plato and His Seven Spirits, Century OCT, Shenzhen, Guangdong; Century OCT, Beijing, China
Jianghu, Jack Tilton Art Galleries, New York, USA
Wang Guang Yi Solo Exhibition, Gallery Arario, Seoul, South Korea (solo)
Mahjong, Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Beautiful Cynicism, Arario Gallery, Beijing, China
8th International Exhibition of Sculpture and Installation, Venice, Italy
Body Temperature, invoking the Legacy of Hans Christian Anderson through Chinese Contemporary Art, Nor djyllands Kunstmuseum, Aalborg, Denmark
Invitation Exhibition-Opening Ceremony of OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
Art and People, Urs Meile Gallery, Lucerne, Switzerland
Plato and His Seven Spirits, Century OCT, Shenzhen, China
New Boundaries, Taikang Top Space, Beijing, China
Art on the Beach, Sculptures, Gallery Enrico Navarra, Paris, France; Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong; ADAGP, Paris, France (solo)
Chine, le corps partout? (China, the body everywhere?), Museum of Contemporary Art, Marseilles, France
Wang Guangyi, Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne, Switzerland (solo)

Public Collections

Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg, Austria
Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
UCCA - Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
Berardo Museum - Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art, Lisbon, Portugal
M+Collection, Hong Kong
Yuz Foundation, Jakarta, Indonesia
He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen
Guy & Myriam Ullens Foundation, Beijing


China Art Book. Uta Grosenick / Caspar Schübbe (Ed.), 680 pages, approx. 850 images, trilingual: Engl./Ger./Chin., Dumont Buchverlag, Cologne 2007.