Yue Minjun

(Chinese, b. 1962)

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Yue Minjun

Hero here, 2004

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Biography

Timeline

1962
Born in Daqing, China
1968
Moved to Beijing, China
1979
Worked as an electrician, Ocean Oil Company, Tianjin, China
1983
Graduated form Hebei Normal University, oil painting department
1996
Designed Redstar watch for The Artists Collection of Swatch Watches, 1996 Spring Collection
Lives and works in Beijing, China

Exhibitions

2013
Yue Minjun, L’Ombre du fou rire, Paris, France (solo)
2012
Yue Minjun, Galleri S.E, Bergen Norway (Solo)
2011
The Road, Pace Gallery, Beijing, China (solo)
The Archeological Discovery in AD3009, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denmark (solo)
2010
The Spirit Scenes from Time Past: Yue Minjun Solo Exhibition of Paintings Series, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, China (solo)
Reshaping History Chin Art from 2000 to 2009, China National Convention Center, Beijing, China
Pure Views: New Painting from China, Louise Blouin Foundation, London, England
Made in Pop land, National Museum of Contemporary Art Korea, Gwacheon, Korea
2009
COLOSSAL - KUNST FAKT FIKTION, Museum und Park Varusschlacht im Osnabrücker Land, Germany
China in Transition: George Legrady und aktuelle chinesische Malerei, Stiftung Ahlers Pro Arte und Stiftung Kestner Pro Arte, Hannover, Germany
Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, USA
Facing China, Haugar - Vestfold Museum in Tonsberg, Norway / Kuopio Art Museum, Finland / Salo Art Museum, Finland / Ystads Konstmuseum, Sweden
Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, China
The Archeological Discovery in A.D. 3009, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China (solo)
2008
The Revolution Continues: New Chinese Art, Saatchi Gallery, London, England
Loss of Control, Crossing the boundaries to art from Félicien Rops to the present. Museum für zeitgenössische Kunst und Design, Herford, Germany
Facing China, Stadtgalerie Schwaz, Austria / Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria / Akureyri Art Museum, Iceland
Translocalmotion. 7th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, China
Facing Reality-Selection of Chinese Contemporary Art, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
2007
China-Facing Reality, Museum of Modern Art Ludwig Foundation, Vienna, Austria
Post Martial Law vs Post ’89: The Contemporary Art in Taiwan and China, Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan
Yue Minjun and the Symbolic Smile, Queens Museum, New York, USA (solo)
Yue Minjun: Looking for Art, Beijing Commune, Beijing, China (solo)
Yue Minjun: I Love Laughing, Asia Society, New York, USA (solo)
Red Hot! Asian Art from the Chaney Family Collection, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA
The Year of the Golden Pig: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Ireland
Max Protetch Gallery, New York, USA
China now - Kunst in Zeiten des Umbruchs, Sammlung Essl - Kunsthaus, Klosterneuburg, Austria
2006
Yue Minjun: Manipulation Series, Enrico Navarra Gallery, Paris, France (solo)
Xianfeng! Chinese avant-garde, Museum Beelden aan Zee, Scheveningen, The Netherlands
Without Boundary, Pyo Gallery Seoul/ Pyo Gallery Beijing, Beijing, China
The Reproduction of Idols: Yue Minjun, 2004-2006, He Xiang Ning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China (solo)
Looking for Terrorists, Beijing Commune, Beijing, China (solo)
Radar: Selections from the Collection of Vicky and Kent Logan, Denver Art Museum, Denver, USA
Shu: Reinventing Book in Contemporary Chinese Art, China Institute Gallery, New York, USA
China Now, Sammlung Essl Privatstiftung, Klosterneuburg, Austria
Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Germany
2005
Beautiful Cynicism, Arario Beijing, Beijing, China
Sky of Fate: Invited Exhibition of Chinese Paintings 2005, Shenzhen Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
Plato and his seven spirits, BJ Century Overseas Chinese City, Shenzhen, China
OCT Contemporary Art Terminal of He Xiangning Art Museum, China
Open 2005: International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations, Lido, Venice, Italy
XIANFENG: Chinese Avant-garde Sculpture, Museum Beelden Aan Zee, Hague/Scheveningen, The Netherlands
Mahjong: Sigg Collection of Modern Chinese Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Bern, Switzerland
Dress Up in Art: Theme Exhibition on Traditional Chinese Operas, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
Post Auratic Self Portrayal of Yue Min Jun, CP Foundation, Jakarta, Indonesia (solo)
No U-Turn: China Contemporary Art, TNUR Guando Museum of Art, Taiwan
Conceptual Art: Exhibit of Contemporary Paintings from China, Shenzhen Art Museum, Guangdong, China
Figur / Skulptur, Sammlung Essl - Kunsthaus, Klosterneuburg, Austria
2004
Dreaming of the Dragon’s Nation: Contemporary Art Exhibition from China, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Shanghai 5 Biennale: Techniques of the visible, Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Guangju Biennale 2004: A Grain of Dust, A Drop of Water, Gwangju, South Korea
Art on the Beach: Sculptures, Enrico Navarra Gallery, Ramatuelle, France
20 Years of Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong Art Center, Hong Kong, China
China, the Body Everywhere?, Maseille Museum of Contemporary Art, Maseille, France
Yue Min Jun: Sculptures & Paintings, Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong, China (solo)
Twenty-Four Living Artist in China, Alexander Ochs Galleries Berlin, White Space Gallery, Beijing, China
Stone Face BANG - Chinas first group printing exhibition, Shanghai, China
Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
Contemporary Lithography Group Exhibition, L.A. Gallery Beijing, Beijing, China

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