Yue Minjun

(Chinese, b. 1962)

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Yue Minjun

Hero here, 2004

Biography

Timeline

1962
Born in Daqing, Hei Long Jiang province, China
1968
Moved to Beijing
1979
Worked as an electrician, Ocean Oil Company, Tianjin
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)
Yue Minjun, L’Ombre du fou rire, Paris, France (solo)
2012
Yue Minjun, Galleri S.E, Bergen Norway (Solo)
2011
The Road, The 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, MA
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, UK
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, NY (solo)
Yue Minjun: Looking for Art, Beijing Commune, Beijing, China (solo)
Yue Minjun: I Love Laughing, Asia Society, New York, NY (solo)
Red Hot! Asian Art from the Chaney Family Collection, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
The Year of the Golden Pig - Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, UK
Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY
China now - Kunst in Zeiten des Umbruchs, Sammlung Essl - Kunsthaus, Klosterneuburg
2006
Yue Minjun: Manipulation Series, Enrico Navarra Gallery, Paris, France (solo)
Xianfeng! Chinese avant-garde, Museum Beelden aan Zee, Scheveningen, 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, CO
Shu: Reinventing Book in Contemporary Chinese Art, China Institute Gallery, New York, NY
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

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