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Chen Zhen was a visual artist. Born in Shanghai in 1955, he grew up in a French-speaking medical family in the former French Concession area during the Cultural Revolution. At a very young age he became interested in the links between traditional Chinese philosophy and Western culture. He studied at the Shanghai School of Fine Arts and Crafts (1973), where he started teaching in 1976, and later, in 1978, at the Shanghai Drama Institute, where he specialized in set design and became a professor in 1982.

At the age of twenty-five, Chen Zhen was struck by an incurable illness, hemolytic anemia, an experience which gave him vast insight into the value of time and space at a strong analytical level.

On his arrival in France in 1986, where he continued his art studies, Chen Zhen experienced culture shock. He set painting to one side and focused on installation art. He studied in Paris at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts and, in 1989, at the Institut des Hautes Études en Arts Plastiques, where he became assistant professor in 1993. His work then developed according to a transcultural school of thought, a concept that the artist called ‘Transexpérience’, based on the relationship between Man, consumer society and Nature.

About two years before his death, the artist decided to study traditional Chinese medicine, considering it to involve a way of thinking and behaving very close to his own vision of art. He transformed and distilled this knowledge in his final works dealing with the dialogue between body and spirit, Man and the Universe.

Chen Zhen died on 13 December 2000. His open-minded approach and the quality of his work won him widespread international recognition. His works have been shown around the world, and he has had solo retrospective exhibitions in a number of important museums and institutions: the Serpentine Gallery, London, in 2001; the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens and the ICA, Boston, in 2002; the P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, and the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, in 2003; the Kunsthalle Wien in 2007; MART, Rovereto, in 2008; and the Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, in 2015.

Between 1990 and 2000 he received six grants from French and American art institutions, and took part in major shows such as:

Chen Zhen au Magasin, Le Magasin – CNAC, Grenoble, 1992

Light of Confession, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, 1994

Field of Waste, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, 1994

Dialogue de Paix, Palais des Nations Unies, Geneva, 1995

The Quiet In The Land: Everyday Life, Contemporary Art and the Shakers, ICA, Boston, 1997

Artists’ Projects, The Re-opening Show of the P.S.1 Museum, P.S.1 Art Center, New York, 1997 

Jue Chang / Fifty Strokes to Each, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 1998

Cities on the Move, Louisiana Museum of Contemporary Art, Humlebaek, 1999

Chen Zhen, Elogio della Magia Nera - In Praise of Black Magic - Eloge de la Magie Noire, GAM, Turin, 2000

He participated in various international biennial, including: the Lyon Biennale, Johannesburg Biennale and Gwangju Biennale in 1997; the Montréal Biennale in 1998; and the Venice Biennale in 1999, 2007 and 2009

Study and Teaching


Visiting professor at CCA, center for Contemporary Art, Kitakyushu, Japan.


Teacher at the École nationale des beaux-arts, Nancy, France.


Assistant professor at the Institut des Hautes Études en arts plastiques, Paris.


Visiting artist-teacher at the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts, Paris.


Insitut des hautes études en arts plastiques, Paris.


École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris


Professor of Shanghai Drama Institute.


Shanghai Drama Institute, speciality: set design.


Professor of Shanghai Fine Arts and Crafts School.


Shanghai School of Fine Arts and Crafts.

Selected Solo Exhibitions


Short-circuits, curated by Vicente Todolì, Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan, 13 October 2020 - 6 June 2021


Chen Zhen, Galleria Continua, Havana, 1 December 2017 - 4 March 2018.


Chen Zhen. Jardin-Lavoir, Galleria Continua, Les Moulins, Boissy-le-Châtel, France, 21 May – 2 April 2017.


Chen Zhen, Frith Street Gallery, in collaboration with Galleria Continua, London, 9 July – 14 August.

Chen Zhen: Without going to New York and Paris, life could be internationalized, curated by Hou Hanru, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, 30 May – 7 October.

Chen Zhen. Accrochage spécial, Galleria Continua, Les Moulins, Boissy-le-Châtel, France, 24 January - 28 March.


Chen Zhen. In-Between, BlueProject Foundation, Barcelona, 28 November – 22 February 2015 .

Purification Room , Le Centquatre, Paris, 26 April – 10 August.

Chen Zhen. Fragments d’éternité, curated by Galleria Continua, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, 26 April – 7 June.


Chen Zhen, Même lit, rêves différents, Faurschou Foundation, Beijing, 24 March – 25 August.


Chen Zhen, de Sarthe Gallery, Hong Kong, 17 November - 7 January 2012.

Chen Zhen. Les pas silencieux, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy, 10 September – 28 January 2012.


Chen Zhen, Musée Guimet, Paris, 29 September – 14 February 2011.

Purification Room, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy, 27 February – 4 September.

La Digestion Perpetuelle, Musée Léon-Dierx, Saint-Denis, La Réunion, France, 15 May – 5 September.


Chen Zhen. Il corpo come paesaggio, curated by Gerald Matt and Ilse Lafer, Mart - Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto, Italy, 23 February – 1 June.


Chen Zhen. Der Körper als Landschaft, curated by Gerald Matt, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, 25 May – 2 September.

Jardin mémorable, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy, 12 May – 27 August.


Chen Zhen, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, 25 February – 19 March.

Merging of East and West. The Installations of Chen Zhen, Sturgis Library Gallery, Kennesaw State University, New York, 18 January – 3 March.


Transexpériences, Galleria Continua, Beijing, 24 September - 24 December.


Prayer Wheel – “Money Makes the Mare Go” (Chinese Slang), Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy, 9 October – 28 February 2006.

Une soirée en l’honneur de Chen Zhen, Académie de France à Rome – Villa Medici, Rome, 23 September.

Chen Zhen. Dancing Body – Drumming Mind, GEM-Museum voor Actuele Kunst, The Hague, 24 April – 15 August.


Chen Zhen. Silence sonore, curated by Jérôme Sans, Palais de Tokyo, Site de création contemporaine, Paris, 1 October – 18 January 2004.

Chen Zhen, Le Festival d’automne à Paris, 32nd edition, Espace Topographie de l’Art, Paris, 26 September - 1 November.

Résidence-Résonance-Résistance, curated by Maïté Vissault, Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster, Germany, 21 June - 21 September.

Chen Zhen. Un artista fra Oriente e Occidente, curated by Jean-Hubert Martin, PAC - Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Milan, 28 February – 18 May.

Chen Zhen: a Tribute, organised by Antoine Guerrero, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, 16 February – 31 August.


Chen Zhen. Inner Body Landscapes, curated by Gilbert Vicario, ICA – Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, 18 September - 31 December.

Résidence-Résonance-Résistance, curated by Alain Julien-Laferrière, CCC – Centre de création contemporaine, Tours, France, 15 June – 10 November.

Chen Zhen. Metaphors of the Body, curated by Anna Kafetsi, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, 21 March - 18 May.


Chen Zhen. Le Produit naturel / Le Produit artificiel, Castello di Ama, Gaiole in Chianti, Italy, 7 – 23 October.

In memoriam. Chen Zhen. 1955-2000, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, 5 June – 28 July.

Omaggio a Chen Zhen, L’Arte per la Città per l’Arte, 3a Rassegna d’Arte Contemporanea, Fortino di Sant’Antonio, Bari, Italy, 26 May - 24 June.

Chen Zhen, curated by Lisa G. Corrin, Serpentine Gallery, London, 28 April - 3 June.

Chen Zhen, Maison portable, Art & Public, Geneva, 2 February – 3 March.


The Ritual Music – Daily Incantations, curated by Emma Lavigne, Cité de la musique, Paris, 21 November – 25 February 2001.

Field of Sinergy, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano (Siena), Italy, 21 October – 21 March 2001.

Six Roots, curated by Želimir Koščević, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, 28 May – 7 July.

Chen Zhen, Elogio della Magia Nera – In Praise of Black Magic – Éloge de la Magie Noire, curated by Alessandra Pace, GAM – Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin, 27 April - 12 June.

Jardin-Lavoir, curated by Jackie-Ruth Meyer and Jean-Claude Lattès, Cimaise & Portique – Centre départemental d’art contemporain, Albi, France, 25 March – 28 May.

Nightly Imprecations, Art & Public, Geneva, 27 January – 19 February.


Chen Zhen, Entre thérapie et méditation, ADDC, Association Départementale de Développement Culturel - Espace culturel François Mitterrand, Périgueux, France, 10 February – 2 April.


Chen Zhen, Entre thérapie et méditation, Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, 21 November – 5 January 1999.

Jue Chang / Fifty Strokes to Each, curated by Nehama Guralnink, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Helena Rubinstein Pavilion for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, 7 May - 18 July.


Fu Dao / Fu Dao, Upside-down Buddha – Arrival at Good Fortune, CCA – Center for Contemporary Art, Kitakyushu, Japan, 4 August – 5 September.


Chen Zhen, CIAC - Centre international d’art contemporain, Montreal, 5 October - 24 November.

La Digestion perpétuelle, curated by François Cheval and Colette Léonard, Musée Léon- Dierx, Saint-Denis, La Réunion,  20 June - 25 August.

Daily Incantations, Deitch Projects, New York, 4 May - 8 June.


No Way to Sky, No Door to Earth, Jean Bernier Gallery, Athens, 11 October – 18 November.

Field of Purification, Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, 16 September – 21 October.


Chen Zhen, curated by Jérôme Sans, École nationale d’art, Nancy, France, 1 – 20 December.

Field of Waste, curated by France Morin, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, 6 May - 7 August.


Light of Confession, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, Netherlands, 18 September – 9 January 1994.

The Fire – Water as Purification, Dany Keller Galerie, Munich, 9 November – 22 December.

La Maison de “ l’autel “Lumen Travo Gallery, Amsterdam, 15 October - 18 November.

Polymorphie, Galerie Michel Rein, Tours, France, 15 May - 24 July.


Éruption future, organised by Hélène Valentin, Arts 04, Centre d’art contemporain de Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France, 26 June - 3 October.

Chen Zhen au Magasin, Le Magasin – CNAC, Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble,  6 June - 8 August.

Objets illuminés la nuit, Galleria Vivita, Florence, 4 April - 30 May.

La Porte de re-naissance, Espace des arts, Colomiers, France, 27 March - 9 May.


Natur und Objekt – Ready-Made Mumifikation, Dany Keller Galerie, Munich, 13 September - 26 October.

Chen Zhen, ENSBA - École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 14 June - 22 July.

Chen Zhen, Galleria Valentina Moncada, Rome, 31 January - 15 March.


Chen Zhen, organized by Hangar 028 in collaboration with the Musée départemental des Vosges, Espace Cour de mai, Paris, 24 - 29 April.


Hôtel des Sociétés, Verdun, France, 21 – 26 February.


Drama Institute Gallery, Shanghai, October.

Selected Group Exhibitions


Panorama, island-wide exhibition, curated by Vincenzo de Bellis, a project by Italics, Procida, 2 - 5 September 2021


Shanghai Waves: Historical Archives and Works of Shanghai Biennale, curated by Power Station of Art, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, 31 July - 15 November 2020

2020 +, curated by Yan Shijie, Red Brick Art Museum, 1 August  2020 - 28 February 2021

Fantastic Utopias, curated by Ilaria Bonacossa, Ala Scaligera, Rocca di Angera, Italy, 18 May - 1 November.

The Artist-Collector's Dream (A Nice Thing), created by Nedko Solakov, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, 22 February - 6 September.

The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China, Smart  Museum of Art, Chicago, 7 February - 9 August.


Sublimi anatomie. Sensi e macchine per esplorare i corpi, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Roma, 21 October 2019 - 6 January 2020.

Society Guidance: Part II, UCCA, Beijing, 31 August - 24 November.

The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), 2 June 2019 - 5 January 2020.

Eldorama, Tripostal, Lille, 27 April - 1 September.


International Contemporary Exhibition: Armenia 2018 (ICAE2018), Yerevan, 25 September - 25 October.

Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World,  curated by Alexandra Munroe, Philip Tinari and Hou Hanru, Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, 11 May – 23 September, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, 10 November 2018–24 February 2019.

The Szechwan Tale. China, Theatre and History, FM Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea, Milan,  April 12 April – 15 July. 


Drawing as Art / Art as Drawing, curated by Joël Benzakin, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, 16 December – 3 January 2018.

Art and China after 1989: Theather of the World, curated by Alexandra Munroe, Philip Tinari and Hou Hanru, Guggenheim Museum, New York, 6 October - 7 January 2018.

Inextricabilia. Enchevêtrements magiques, curated by Lucienne Peiry, Maison Rouge, Paris, 22 June – 17 September.

‘And what for example, am I now seeing?’(Autodisporsi), in collaboration with di Gropello Collection, Galleria Continua, Les Moulins, Boissy-le-Châtel, France, 30 April – 30 September.

Tous, des sang-mêlés, curated by Julie Crenn and Frank Lamy, MAC/VAL - Musée d'Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Vitry-sur-Seine, 22 April – 3 September.


Full Moon, Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar, The Netherlands, 11 September - 25 March 2017.

Cuarteto, Galleria Continua, Havana, 2 July – 25 September.

Par tibi, Roma, nihil, curated by Raffaella Frascarelli, Palatino, Rome, 24 June – 18 September.

Quand fondra la neige où ira le blanc? Opere dalla collezione Enea Righi, curated by Eric Mézil and Lorenzo Paini, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, 4 June – 6 November.

A History. Contemporary Art from the Centre Pompidou, Haus der Kunst, Munich, 23 March - 4 September. 

Highlights Visions, Museo MAXXI, Museo Nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome, 11 March – 5 June.

Daniel Buren. A Fresco, BOZAR, Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels, 18 February – 22 May.

The Pagad, curated by Rita Selvaggio, Galleria Massimo de Carlo, Milan, 20 January – 26 March.


Wax, Galleria Francesco Pantaleone, Palermo, 17 December - 27 February 2016.

Follia Continua! 25 años de Galleria Continua, curated by Jorge Fernandez Torres, Centro Wifredo Lam, Havana, 28 November – 29 January 2016.

L’Art et la Machine, curated by Claudine Cartier and Henry - Claude Cousseau, Musée des Confluences, Lyon, 12 October- 24 January 2016.

Follia Continua! Les 25 ans de Galleria Continua, Le Centquatre, Paris, 26 September - 22 November.

Il manichino della storia: l’arte dopo le costruzioni della critica e della cultura, curated by Richard Milazzo, MATA - Ex Manifattura Tabacchi, Modena, Italy, 18 September - 31 January 2015.

La Chine Ardente – Sculptures monumentales contemporaines, curated by Michel Baudson and Fan Di'an, Anciens Abattoir, Mons, Belgium, 4 July - 4 October.

Global Imaginations, Museum De Lakenhal, Leidein, The Netherlands, 27 June - 4 October.

A Republic of Art. French Regional Collections of Contemporary Art, curated by Annie Fletcher and Diana Franssen, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 27 June - 4 October.


Lumières: carte blanche à Christian Lacroix, Musée Cognacq-Jay, Paris, 19 November – 19 April 2015.

Food – Produire, Manger, Consommer, MuCEM – Musée des Civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée, Marseille, 29 October- 23 February 2015.

Intenzione manifesta. Il disegno in tutte le sue forme, curated by Beatrice Merz and Marianna Vecellio, Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli, Italy, 11 October – 25 January, 2015.

Shadow Dust and a Promise of Future - Ombra, polvere e una promessa di futuro, curated by Alessandro Romanini, Convento di San’Agostino, Pietrasanta, Italy, 26 July - 14 September.

Art Lovers: histoires d'art dans la collection Pinault, curated by Martin Bethenod, Grimaldi Forum, Monaco, 12 July – 7 September.

The Part in the Story Where a Part Becomes AaPart of Something Else, curated by Samuel Saelemakers and Heman Chong, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, 22 May – 17 August.

La disparition des lucioles, curated by Éric Mézil, Prison Sainte - Anne, Avignon, 18 May – 25 November.

Myth / History: Yuz Collection of Contemporary Art, curated by Wu Hung, Yuz Museum, Shanghai, 18 May – 18 November.

Globetrotters, Migrations, Musée Bernard d’Agesci, Niort, France, 28 March - 29 June.

Des hommes, des mondes, curated by Alain Berland, Collège des Bernardins, Paris, 7 March – 15 June.


Art at the Core: The Intersection of Visual Art, Performance & Technology, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill New York, 27 October – 27 July 2014.

À triple tour. Collection Pinault, curated by Caroline Bourgeois, Conciergerie, Paris, 21 October – 6 January, 2014.

Pièces Montrées - Frac Alsace, 30 ans de collection. La Collection impossible, curated by Roland Recht, Fondation Fernet-Branca, Saint-Louis, 20 October – 23 March, 2014.

Donation Florence et Daniel Guerlain, curated by Jonas Storsve, Musée National d'Art Moderne - Centre de Création Industrielle, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 16 October – 7 Avril 2014.

Pièces montrées - Frac Alsace, 30 Ans de Collection. Forme et Forces, curated by Raphaël Zarka, Musée d'Art moderne et contemporain, Strasbourg, 5 October – 9 February, 2014.

The red queen, MONA - Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, Australia, 18 June  – 8 September 2014.

Chen Zhen and Leonilson: Obhects for Mending, curated by Matthew Gale and Valentina Ravaglia, Tate Modern, London, 6 June - 31 August 2014.

Art Unlimited, Art Basel, MCH Swiss Exhibition, Basel, 13-16 June.

Le Pont. A Journey between Adventure and Memories, curated by Thierry Ollat, MAC – Musée d’art contemporain, Marseille, 25 May – 20 October.

China China, curated by Björn Geldhof, PinchukArtCentre, Kiev, 18 May – 6 October.

Émoi & moi, curated by Frank Lamy, MAC/VAL - Musée d'Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Vitry-sur Seine, France, 23 February-19 May.


Electric Fields: Surrealism and Beyond. La Collection du Centre Pompidou, curated by Didier Ottinger, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, 16 December – 15 March, 2013.

La magnifica ossessione, Mart - Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto, Italy, 26 October – 2 February, 2014.

The Far and the Near, Tate St. Ives, 6 October - 13 January 2013.

Tout feu, tout flamme, curated by Daniel Abadie, Tornabuoni Art, Paris, 5 October  – 12 January 2013.

Art of Change. New Directions from China, curated by Stephanie Rosenthal, Hayward Gallery, London, 6 September – 9 December.

Extra Large. Œuvres monumentales de la collection du Centre Pompidou à Monaco, curated by Alfred Paquement and Ariane Coulondre, Grimaldi Forum, Monaco, 13 July – 9 September.

Shanghai! La tentation de l’Occident, curated by Ashok Adicéam, Institut Culturel Bernard Magrez, Bordeaux, 7 April - 22 July.

Tecnica mista. Com’ è fatta l'arte del Novecento, curated by Marina Pugliese, Museo del Novecento - Spazio mostre, Milan, 29 March – 9 September.


J'ai deux amours. Une présentation des collections d'art contemporain
 de la Cité nationale de l'histoire de l'immigration, curated by Hou Hanru, Evelyne Jouanno and Isabelle Renard, Paris, 16 November - 24 June 2012.

L'Etoffe du temps, curated by Ashok Adicéam, Institut Culturel Bernard Magrez, Bordeaux, 15 October – 15 January 2012.

Valentina Moncada. Odissea contemporanea, curated by Gianluca Marziani, Palazzo Collicola, Arti Visive, Spoleto, Italy, 25 June - 30 October.

TRA. Edge of Becoming, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, 4 June – 27 November.

Elogio del Dubbio / Éloge du doute / In Praise of Doubt, curated by Caroline Bourgeois, Punta della Dogana, Venezia, 10 April – 17 March 2013.

A Sense of Perspective, curated by Young Tate, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, 1 April - 5 June.

Tracing the Milky Way, curated by Jérôme Sans, Tang Gallery, Beijing, 26 March - 14 May.

Repères – 10 Ans, Espace Topographie de l’art, Paris, 19 March – 1 May.

L’Odyssée de l’Espace 1989/2011, Centre d’art de Colomiers, Colomiers, France, 12 February - 16 April.


Lo spazio del sacro, curated by Marco Pierini, Galleria Civica - Palazzina del Giardino Ducale, Modena, Italy, 4 December – 6 March 2011.

Panorama. Artists of the gallery / Selected works, Galerie Michel Rein, Paris, 27 November – 15 January 2011.

Director's Choice, ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, Ishøj, Denmark, 19 June – 22 August.

Larger than life - Stranger than fiction, 11t. Triennale Kleinplastik Fellbach, curated by Ulrike Groos and Heike van den Valentyn, Alte Kelter, Fellbach, Germany, 12 June – 11 October.

Spazio. Dalle collezioni di arte e architettura del MAXXI, Museo MAXXI, Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome, 30 May - 23 January 2011.

Le jardin emprunté, curated by Solange Auzias de Turenne and Ami Barak, Jardins du Palais Royal, Paris, 18 May – 28 June.

Linguaggi e Sperimentazioni, Giovani artisti in una collezione contemporanea, curated by Giorgio Verzotti, Mart Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto, Italy, 8 May – 22 August.

Shanghai World Expo, France Pavilion, Shanghai, 1 May – 31 October.

Tendenze e controtendenze 2010. Opere della collezione permanente, curated by Gabriella Belli, Mart - Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto, Italy, 20 April - 28 November.

Zeichnucht 2010 - Von Nader Ahriman bis Chen Zhen, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, 15-30 April.

Che cosa sono le nuvole? Opere dalla collezione Enea Righi, curated by Éric Mézil and Letizia Ragaglia, Museion, Bolzano, Italy, 21 March - 19 September.

Keep your seat: Stai al tuo posto, curated by Danilo Eccher and Maria Cristina Didero, GAM - Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin, Italy, 24 February – 23 May.


Green from Scratch, Shenzhen Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale, Yitian Holiday Plaza, Shenzhen, 6 December – 28 February 2010.

Aspekte des Sammelns (Aspects of Collecting), Essl Museum Kunst der Gegenwart, Vienna, 20 November – 28 February, 2010.

Deadline, curated by Odile Burluraux, Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, 16 October – 10 January, 2010.

Le Temps suspendu, Musée-Château Saint-Jean, Nogent-le-Rotrou, France, 3 October – 28 February 2010.

Sammellust, Werke aus der Sammlung Finstral / Il piacere del collezionista, opere scelte dalla collezione Finstral, curated by Valerio Dehò, Merano Arte - edificio Cassa di Risparmio, Merano, Italy, 1 October – 10 January, 2010.

Def - Drafts establishing future, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, 23 – 27 September.

Warm up, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, 18 August – 12 September.

Qui a peur des artistes? Une sélection d’œuvres de la François Pinault Foundation, curated by Caroline Bourgeois, Palais des arts, Dinard, France, 14 June – 13 September.

Fare Mondi / Making Worlds, 53° Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte, La Biennale di Venezia, curated by da Daniel Birnbaum, Giardini, Venice, 7 June - 22 November.

Glasstress, Istituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere ed Arti - Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti, Venice, 6 June – 22 November.

Sphères 2008. Finissage, Galleria Continua, Les Moulins, Boissy-le-Châtel, Fraznce, 31 May.

The China Project. Three Decades: the Contemporary Chinese Collection, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, 28 March – 28 June.

Un certain état du monde? Sélection de la collection de la Fondation François Pinault, curated by Caroline Bourgeois, The Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, 19 March – 14 June.

TILT, œuvre du Centre national des arts plastiques en région Centre, Musée de l'Objet - Collection d'art contemporain, Blois, France, 11 March – 30 November.


Une Histoire Partagée…, Cité internationale des arts, Paris, 10 September – 3 October.

Our Future: The Guy & Myriam Ullens Foundation Collection, curated by Jérôme Sans, Guo Xiaoyan and Kate Fowle, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, 19 July – 12 October.

Resilience, Galleria Continua, Le Moulin, Boissy-le-Châtel, France, 28 June - 5 October.


85 New Wave - the Birth of Chinese Contemporary Art, curated by Fei Dawei, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, 5 November – 17 February 200.

Anni Settanta. Il decennio lungo del secolo breve, curated by Gianni Canova, Triennale di Milano, Milan, 27 October – 30 March 2008.

Ouverture, Galleria Continua, Le Moulin, Boissy-le-Châtel, France, 21 October – 6 April 2008.

China Contemporary Art, la lunga marcia dell’Avanguardia, curated by Alberto de Simone and Emanuela Patella, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Villa Croce, Genoa, 28 September – 4 November.

Energies-Synergy, Foundation De Elf Lijnen, Oudenburg, Belgium, 23 September – 24 November.

Percorsi privati, Lo sguardo di un collezionista da Balla a Chen Zhen, curated by Gabriella Belli and Alberto Fiz, Mart - Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto, Italy, 23 June – 7 October.

Mining Glass, curated by Juli Cho Bailer, Museum of Glass, Tacoma, USA, 16 June – 3 February, 2008.

Pensa con i sensi - senti con la mente. L’arte al presente52a Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte, La Biennale di Venezia, curated by Robert Storr , Padiglione Italia, Venice, 10 June – 21 November.

Expats / Clandestines, WIELS - Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, 25 May - 5 August.

Wind from the East, Perspectives on Asian Contemporary Art, curated by Tuula Karjalainen and Marja Sakari, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, 17 February - 27 May.

Paris du monde entier, artistes étrangers à Paris 1900-2005, exhibition organized by centre Pompidou, National Art Center, Tokyo, 7 February – 7 May.


Museo Museo Museo 1998-2006. Duecentocinquanta nuove opere per la GAM, Torino esposizioni, Turin, 8 November - 7 January 2007.

L’homme Paysage, curated by Jeannette Zwingenberger and Alain Tapié, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Lille, 15 October – 14 January 2007.

Into Me / Out Of Me, curated by Klaus Biesenbach, P.S.1, Contemporary Art Center, New York, 25 June – 25 September; Kunst-Werke, Berlin, 26 November – 4 March 2007; MACRO - Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Roma al Mattatoio, Rome, 21 April - 30 September 2007.

Collectors 1, curated by Andrea Busto, Il Filatoio, Caraglio, Italy, 13 May – 30 December 2007.

La Force de l’art, Laboratoire pour un avenir incertain, curated by Hou Hanru, Grand Palais, Paris, 10 May - 25 June.

Profils, 15 ans de création artistique - Œuvres des collections du FNAC et des Frac, Pera Museum, Istanbul, 3 May– 7 September; Benaki Museum, Athens, 13 July – 7 September.

Ecce Uomo, curated by Gemma De Angelis Testa and Sergio Risaliti, Spazio Oberdan, Milan, 23 March – 21 May.


The Five Rings, curated by Mimmo Di Marzio, Forte di Exilles, Exilles, Italy, 3 December – 16 April, 2006.

Lichtkunst aus Kunstlicht, curated by Peter Weibel and Gregor Jansen, ZKM-Museum Für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe, Germany, 19 November – 6 August, 2006.

Beyond: an extraordinary space of experimentation for modernization, second Guangzhou Triennial, curated by Hou Hanru, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Guo Xiaoyan, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, 18 November – 15 January 2006.

Home Sweet Home. Architectures nomades confiées à des artistes pendant 365 jours, CCC - Centre de Création Contemporain, Tours, France, 22 October – 22 October 2006.

War is over 1945-2005 la libertà dell'arte da Picasso a Warhol a Cattelan, curated by Giacinto Di Pietrantonio and Cristina Rodeschini Galati, echibition organized by GAMeC – Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, Palazzo della Ragione, Bergamo, Italy, 15 October – 26 February 2006.

Donna Donne. Uno sguardo sul femminile nell’arte contemporanea, curated by Adelina von Fürstenberg, xhibition organized by ART for The World and Firenze Mostre, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, 7 October – 8 January 2006.

Senza confine (15th year), Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy, 30 September – 22 October.

Art Circus – Jumping from Ordinary, 2nd Yokohama Triennale, curated by Tadashi Kawamata, Yamashita Pier, Yokohama, 28 September– 18 December.

Byo. Bring Your Own. Il MAN presenta opere dalla collezione Teseco, MAN-Museo d'Arte provincia di Nuoro, Nuoro, Italy, 23 September – 8 January 2006.

In-formation: Collections sans Frontières IV, Galeria Jána Koniarka v Trnave, Trnava, Slovakia, 8 September - 30 October.

Les Visiteurs: Œuvres d'aujourd'hui dans 20 monuments nationaux, Collection du Fonds national d'art contemporain, Château d’Angers, Angers, France, 15 August – 30 September 2006.

Montpellier/Chine: MC1. 1re Biennale internationale d’art contemporain chinois de Montpellier, curated by José Frèches, Chapelle de la Miséricorde, Montpellier, 17 June – 2 October.

Identità e nomadismo, Palazzo delle Papesse - Centro Arte Contemporanea, Siena, Italy, 28 May – 25 September.

Manmano, Galleria Continua, Beijing, Beijing, 8 May – 31 July.

Vrednosti / Valeurs / Values, 11e Biennale de Pančevo en Serbie et à Périgueux, curated by Igor Antic, ADDC, Association Départementale de  Developpement Culturel - Espace culturel Francois Mitterrand, Périgueux, France, 25 February – 27 May.

Theorema. Une collection privée en Italie. La collection d’Enea Righi, Collection Lambert en Avignon, Avignon,  5 February – 29 May.


The Nature Machine. Contemporary Art, Nature + Technology, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, 4 December – 13 February 2005.

Somewhere Everywhere Nowhere – Collections sans Frontières III, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, 16 October – 5 December.

Genova 2004. Un ateneo europeo per la capitale della cultura, biomedicina e salute: itinerari di conoscenza nell’ateneo genovese, Loggia dei Mercanti, Genoa, 15 October – 3 November.

Ipermercati dell’arte. Il consumismo rappresentato, curated by Omar Calabrese, Palazzo Pubblico, Magazzini del Sale, Siena, Italy, 9 October – 9 January, 2005.

De leur temps, French Private Collections, curated by Évelyne-Dorothée Allemand and Michel Poitevin, exhibition organized in partnership with ADIAF, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Tourcoing, France, 6 October – 6 December.

Odyssey(S) 2004, curated by Martina Köppel-Yang, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, 29 September - 5 December.

Conversation, curated by Laurence Le Cieux, Musée Léon-Dierx, Saint-Denis, La Réunion, France, 19 September – 16 January 2005.

OPENASIA 2004, The East Meets the West. 7th International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations, curated by Chang Tsong-Zung, Hôtel Des Bains, Venice Lido, Italy, 1 September – 10 Octobe.

De Humana proportione, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy, 29 June - 25 September.

Monument to now. The Dakis Joannou Collection, DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, Neo Psychico and Nea Ionia, Athens, 22 June - 6 March 2005.

Symbolic Space, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, New York, June  - April 2005.

Vrednosti / Valeurs / Values, 11th Biennial of Visual Art, curated by Svetlana Mladenov and Igor Antić, Gallery of Contemporary Art Pančevo, Serbia, 29 May – 10 July.

La bellesa del fracàs / el fracàs de la bellesa, La belleza del fracaso / el fracaso de la belleza, The Beauty of Failure / the Failure of Beauty, curated by Harald Szeemann, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, 28 May – 24 October.

A secret History of Clay: from Gauguin to Gormley, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, 28 May – 30 August.

All under heaven. Ancient and contemporary Chinese Art - An Exhibition of the Collection of the Guy & Miriam Ullens Foundation, MuHKA - Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, 20 March – 30 May.


Catastrofi Minime, curated by Fernando Castro, Saretto Cincinelli and Cristina Collu, MAN - Museo d'arte provincia di Nuoro, Italy, 5 december - 29 February 2004.

Réalités – Collections sans Frontières II, Galerie Zacheta, Warsaw, 5 September – 16 November.

Microutopíascurated by Jean-Louis Maubant and Francisco Jarauta, in La ciudad idéealSegunda Bienal de Valencia. Comunicación entre las artes,  Reales Atarazanas, Valencia, Spain, 8 June - 30 September.


Le Prix Marcel Duchamp 2002, Centre Georges Pompidou - Musée National d'Art moderne, Paris, 25 October – 16 December.

Tutti i Nomi di Dio, curated by Manuela Grandini, Art Gallery, Milan, 22 October – 14 December.

3rd Busan Biennale, Busan, South Korea, 15 September – 22 November.

Glassway - Le stanze del vetro, Museo Archeologico Regionale, Aosta, Italy, 14 June – 27 October.

Continuità. Magnete. Presenze artistiche in Toscana nella seconda metà del XX secolo, curated by Angela Vettese, Fattoria di Celle, Santomato di Pistoia, Italy, 3 June– 30 September.

The AAAC Story, curated by Robert Lee, Asian American Arts Centre, New York, 23 May – 13 July.

Musicaxocchi / Augenmusik / Eyemusic, curated by Paola Tognon, Conservatorio di Musica Statale "Claudio Monteverdi", Bolzano, Italy, 13 April – 16 June.

Prière(s), Musée d’art et histoire, Saint-Denis, France, 21 March – 24 June.


Chairs in Contemporary Art, curated by Agnes Kohlmer, Civici Musei del Castello di Udine, Udine, Italy, 9 September – 6 January 2002.

La GAM costruisce il suo futuro. Tre anni di acquisizioni di arte contemporanea,  Palazzina della Società Promotrice di Belle Arti, Turin, 16 November - 16 December.

Platea dell’Umanità49a Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte, La Biennale di Venezia, curated by Harald Szeemann, Arsenale, Venice, 10 June – 4 November.

The Body of Art, curated by Achille Bonito Oliva and Peter Greenway, in Las Pasiones, Primera Bienal de Valencia. Comunicación entre las artes, Convento del Carmen, Valencia, Spain, 10 June – 23 October.

Jardins Secrets IV, Hôpital Charles Foix, Ivry-sur-Seine, France, 16 May – 30 June.

Belvedere, curated by Achille Bonito Oliva, in 1951-2001 Made in Italy? Palazzo della Triennale, Milan, 4 April – 13 May

The Overexcited Body, Art and Sport in Contemporary Society, curated by Adelina von Fürstenberg and Yorgos Tzirtzilakis, exhibition organized by ART for The World, Palazzo dell’Arengario, Milan, 29 March – 13 May; SESC Pompéia, São Paulo, 16 october - 2 December.


Paris pour escale, curated by Hou Hanru, Eveline Jouanno and Laurence Bossé, MAM/ARC, Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, 7 December – 18 February 2001.

Playground & Toys for Refugee Children, curated by Adelina Von Fürstenberg, exhibition organized by ART for the World, Musée international de la Croix-Rouge, Geneva, 30 September – 29 October; Museo H. C. Andersen, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Rome, 1 December – 14 January 2001; General Assembly Visitor’s Lobby, United Nations, New York, 18 September – 18 November 2001; Museo Cantonale d’Arte, Lugano, Switzerland, 24 January – 28 February 2002.

The Quiet in the Land: Everyday Life, Contemporary Art and Projeto Axé, curated by France Morin, MOMA - Museum of Modern Art of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil, 7 July – 20 August.

Continental Shift, Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany, 21 May – 10 September.

Artistes du Tramway, Mairie, Montpellier, France, 4 May – 3 June.

Art grandeur nature, Parc départemental de La Courneuve, La Courneuve, France, 1 May - 30 September.

Collection, Kirishima Open Air Museum, Kagoshima, Japan.


1999 Carnegie International, curated by Madeleine Grynstejn, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, 6 November – 26 March 2000.

Kunstwelten im Dialog, curated by Marc Scheps, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, 5 November – 19 March 2000.

Street Life, curated by Jérôme Sans, Project Row House, Houston, October - March 2000.

Beyond the Future – The Third Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane,  9 September – 26 January 2000.

Art in the city 3 / Naturally Art. Magical Reality of Unnatural, curated by Jérôme Sans and Petra Schröck, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria, 10 July – 19 September.

dAPPERTutto/APERTO overALL/APERTO parTOUT/APERTO überAll48a Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte, La Biennale di Venezia, curated by Harald Szeemann, Arsenale, Venice, 13 June - 7 November.

Jardins Secrets III, curated by Jean-Louis Pradel, Hôpital Charles Foix, Ivry-sur-Seine, France, 20 May– 1 July.

Cities on the Move: Urban Chaos and Global Change; East Asian Art, Architecture and Film Now, curated by Hou Hanru and Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Hayward Gallery, London, 13 May - 27 June.

Tales of the Tip. Art on Garbage, curated by Chris Driessen, Nicolette Gast and Tom van Gestel, exhibition organized by Fundament Foundation and Pratijkburea Beeldende Kunstopdrachten of the Mondriaan Foundation, Former Bavel landfill, Breda, The Netherlands, 1 May – 3 October.

Cities on the Move 4: The Asian City of 90s, curated by Hou Hanru and Hans Ulrich Obrist, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark, 29 January - 21 April.

Artefacta, Between Artificial and Nature, curated by Giovanna Nicoletti, Brunico, Italy.

In de Ban van de Ring, curated by Annemie van Laethem, Provinciaal Centrum voor Beeldende Kunsten, Hasselt, Belgium.


Gare de l’Est, curated by Hou Hanru and Enrico Lunghi, Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'art contemporain, Luxembourg, 12 December – 21 February 1999.

On The Edge. New Art from Private Collections in France, curated by Nehama Guralnik, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Helena Rubistein Pavilion, Tel Aviv, 2 November – 16 January 1999.

Les capteurs de rêves, in 1e Biennale de Montréalcurated by Claude Gosselin, Old Port, Montreal, 27 August – 18 October.

Concession perpétuelle IV, curated by Caroline de Fondaumière, Musée Léon-Dierx, Saint-Denis, La Réunion, France, 17 July – 31 August.

Global Vision: New Art from the 90s, Part II, curated by Katerina Gregos,  DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens, 7 July – 7 November.

Sehnsucht Heimat, Kunsthalle Tirol, Hall in Tirol, Austria, 2 July – 31 October.

1998 Taipei Biennial: Site of Desire, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan, 13 June – 6 September.

The Quiet in the Land: Everyday Life, Contemporary Art and the Shakers, curated by France Morin, ICA - Institute of Contemporray Art, Boston,10 June – 27 September.

Cities on the Move, curated by Hou Hanru and Hans Ulrich Obrist, CAPC – Musée d’art contemporain, Bordeaux, 4 June – 30 August.

The Edge of Awareness, curated by Adelina von Fürstenberg, exhibition organized by ART for The World, WHO Headquarters, Geneva, 10 May – 12 July; United Nations Building, New York, 13 September - 15 October; SESC Pompéia, São Paulo, 7 December - 30 January 1999.

Ken Lum and Chen Zhen, in Jiangnan: Modern and Contemporary Art from South of the Yangzi River, curated by Hank Bull, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver, 19 March – 25 April.

Crash Between Islands, curated by Jérôme Sans, in Arkipelag, National Maritime Museum, Stockholm, 16 March – 26 April.

Passage(s), curated by Sylvie Raymond, exhibition organized by the CIAC - Centre international d’art contemporain, les Maisons de la culture de la ville, Montreal, 17 January – 31 January 1999.

Un futur à rencontrer, curated by Alain Batifoulier and Jean-Michel Ribettes, Passage de Retz, Paris, 7 January – 13 February.


Cities on the Move, curated by Hou Hanru and Hans Ulrich Obrist, Wiener Secession, Vienna, 26 November - 18 January 1998.

Hong Kong, etc…, curated by Hou Hanru, in Trade Routes: History and Geography, 2nd Johannesburg Biennale, Johannesburg, 12 October – 18 January 1998.

Artist Projects, The Re-Opening Show of P.S.1 Museum, P.S.1 Comtemporary Art Center, New York, October - March 1998.

Hybrid, curated by Richard Koshalek, in 97 Kwangju Biennale. Unmapping the Earth,Kwangju, South Korea, 1 September – 27 November.

The Quiet in the Land: Everyday Life, Contemporary Art and the Shakers, curated by France Morin, ICA - Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine, USA, 9 August – 21 September.

In-Between Limits, curated by Fei Dawei, Sonje Museum of Contemporary Art, Kyungju, South Korea, 10 July - 10 October.

L’Autre4e Biennale de Lyon, curated by Harald Szeemann, , Maison de Lyon, Lyon, 9 July – 24 September.

Méditations, curated by Adelina von Fürstenberg, exhibition organized by ART for The World, Médersa Ibn Youssef, Marrakech, Morocco, 15 March – 5 April.

Fueki-Ryuko (Immutability and Fashion): Chinese Contemporary Art at the Midst of Changing Surroundings, curated by Fumio Nanjo and Akiko Miki, Kirin Art Space, Harajuku, Tokyo, 8 March – 16 April; Kirin Plaza, Osaka, 9 May – 8 June; Mitsubishi-Jisho Artium, Fukuoka, Japan, August - September.

Parisien(ne)s, curated by Hou Hanru, Institute of International Visual Arts and Camden Arts Centre, London, 7 February – 23 March.


Origin and Myths of Fire, New Art from Japan, China and Korea, curated by Nakamura Makoto, The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Japan, 12 October - 8 December.

Sites et artistes, Grande Halle de la Villette, Paris, 1 October - 1 December.

Shopping, curated by Jérôme Sans, produced by Jeffrey Deitch, A. Mercer Auto Repair, New York, 1 October – 1 December.

1st Shanghai Art Biennial, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, 18 March – 7 April.

Shanghai Fax - Let's Talk about Money, Shanghai Hua Shan Art School Gallery, Shanghai, 15-25 March.

Artistes français de A à Z, Galerie Gabrielle Maubrie, Paris, 10 February - 30 March.

Stipendiaten in der Villa Waldberta, Dany Keller Galerie, Munich.


Infrasound, curated by Jérôme Sans and Karin Günther, Woche die Bildenden Kunst, Hamburg, 13 October - 5 November .

Ma collection, Galerie Michel Rein, Tours, France, 23 – 28 September.

Shopping, curated by Jérôme Sans, produced by CAPC - Musée d’art contemporain, Librairie Mollat, Bordeaux, 9 - 23 September.

Dialogue de paix, curated by Adelina von Fürstenberg, Palace of Nations, Geneva, 3 July - 24 October.

Aperto 95, Le Nouveau Musée, Villeurbanne, France, 16 June – 30 September.

On board, Il nuovo trionfo, curated by Jérôme Sans and Karin Schorm, Riva San Biagio, Venice, 6 - 11 June.

25 Jahre GalerieDany Keller Galerie, Munich, 2 May– 25 June.

10e Bourse d’art monumental d’Ivry-sur-Seine, Centre d’art contemporain d’Ivry, Galerie Fernand Léger, Ivry, France, April - May.

Dada-Fluxus-Tecno, Galleria Vivita, Florence.


Heart of Darkness, curated by Marianne Brouwer, Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, The Netherlands, 18 December - 27 March 1995.

Le Shuttle, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, 23 October – 27 November.

Out of the Centre, curated by Hou Hanru and Jari-Pekka Vanhala, PoriArt Museum, Pori, Finland, 19 June - 28 August.

L’Œuvre a-t-elle lieu? , curated by Daniel Buren, Witte de With – Centre for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, 9 April - 2 May.

In altre parole, Galleria Valentina Moncada, Rome, 30 March – 28 April.


Viennese Story, curated by Jérôme Sans, Wiener Secession, Vienna, 16 December – 23 January 1994.

Devant, le future – Future Lies Ahead, curated by Pontus Hultén, Taejon Expo’93, Taedok Science Town, Taejon, South Korea, 7 August – 7 November.

Before the Sound of the Beep – A Parisian Exhibition (on answering machine) / Avant le Bip Sonore - Une Exposition Parisienne (sur répondeur), curated by Jérôme Sans, in 22 galleries, Paris, 1 – 31 August.

Rencontres dans un couloir, curated by Hou Hanru, 12 Rue Lacordaire, Paris, 30 July – 1 August.

Thàlatta, thàlatta! , curated by Achille Bonito Oliva, XXXVIII Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Contemporanea, Galleria Civica d’Arte Contemporanea, Termoli, Italy, 23 July – 23 September.

Silent Energy, curated by David Elliott and Lydie Mepham, The Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, UK, 27 June– 29 August.

Concession perpétuelle, curated by François Cheval, Musée Léon-Dierx, La Réunion, France, 18 June - 19 September.

Trésors de voyage, curated by Adelina von Fürstenberg, 45a Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte, La Biennale di Venezia, Mekhitarist monastery, Isle of San Lazzaro degli Armeni, Venice, 11 June - 1 September.

Prospect 93, curated by Peter Weiermair, Frankfurter Kunstverein and Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, 20 March - 23 May.

Energotopes, curated by Démosthènes Davvetas, in collaboration with the Institut Français d’Athènes, Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center, Athens, 15 February - 12 March.

Plötzlich ist eine Zeit hereingebrochen, in der alles möglich sein sollte, curated by Udo Kilttelmann, Kunstverein Ludwigsburg, Ludwigsburg, Germany.


Paesaggio con rovine, curated by Achille Bonito Oliva, Museo Civico di Arte Contemporanea, Gibellina, Italy, 27 September – 31 October.

3011, curated by Jérôme Sans, Galerie des Archives, Paris, 13 May - 11 July.

Allocaties / Allocations – Art for a Natural and Artificial Environment, curated by Maria-Rosa Boezem, Jouke Kleerebezem and Michien den Rujter, Floriade Parc, Zoetermeer, The Netherlands, 10 April - 11 October.

La Technologie dans l’art, Galleria Vivita, Florence.


AAAC Annual: “From ‘Star Star’ to Avant garde – Nine artists from China”, curated by Robert Lee, Asian American Arts Centre, New York, 21 November - 20 December.

La Fureur de Lire, Atelier du Rhin, Colmar, France, 15 October - 21 December.

Sous le signe de…, curated by Richard Rotkopf, Centre lotois d’art contemporain, Figeac, France, summer.

Parcours privés 91, curated by Adelina von Fürstenberg, Quartier du Marais, Paris.


Von mir aus, Dany Keller Galerie, Munich, 14 September - 3 November.

Art chinois. Chine demain pour hier, curated by Fei Dawei, Couvent des Minimes, Pourrières, France, 7 - 31 July.

Laboratoire, curated by Pontus Hultén, Evgenia N. Petrova, Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, 31 May - 16 July.


Galerie de la Maison des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 17 – 27 May.

China / Avant-garde, China Art Gallery, Beijing, 5-19 February.

Quatre artistes asiatiques, ENSBA - École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris.


Salon des Réalités nouvelles, Grand Palais, Paris.


Les Modernistes de Pékin, Galerie Bertrand de Gastines, Romorantin, France, 12 December – 10 January 1988.

Carrefour de la Chine, Rue Sainte-Anne, Paris, 23 October – 21 November.

Chine contemporaine, Galerie Schèmes, Lille, France, 27 June – 28 August.

Six générations de peintres chinois à Paris, Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Paris.

Salon des réalités nouvelles, Grand Palais, Paris.

Grants and Prizes


UN Contest "Playground & Toys for Refugee Children".


Annie Wong Foundation for Art, Hong Kong.


Annie Wong Foundation for Art, Hong Kong.

Fonds d’incitation à la création, Ministère de la Culture, Paris.


Penny McCall Foundation, New York.

Kwagju Biennale Award, South Korea.


Penny McCall Foundation, New York.

Fonds d'incitation à la création, Ministère de la Culture, Paris.


The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York.


Fonds d’incitation à la création, Ministère de la Culture, Paris.


Fonds d’incitation à la création, Ministère de la Culture, Paris.


Fondation Erwin und Gisela von Steiner, Munich.


The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York.


Institut des hautes études en Arts plastiques, Paris.



The Artists' Residence, Herzliya, Israel.

Centre for Visual Arts, Jerusalem.


Centre for Visual Arts, Jerusalem.

CCA - Center for Contemporary Art, Kitakyushu, Japan.


Atelier d’artiste invité au Magasin - Centre national d’art contemporain de Grenoble.


Villa Waldberta de Feldafing, Munich.

Public Commissions

La Danse de la fontaine émergente, 1998-2008, Ville de Paris.

Constellation humaine, 2000, Ville de Montpellier.

Jardin Mouvement Méditation, 1998, École Natioinale Supérieure de Géologie, Vandœuvres-lès-Nancy.

Collections, Museums, Foundations

The Albertina Museum, Vienna. The Essl Collection.

Asian America Arts Centre, New York.

Belgacom Art Foundation, Belgium.

Centraal Museum, Utrecht.

China Art Museum, Shanghai.

CNAP - Centre national des arts plastiques, France.

Conseil général de la Réunion - Musée Léon-Dierx, Saint Denis.

FRAC Alsace, Fonds régional d'art contemporain, France.

GAM - Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin.

Guggenheim Abu Dhabi.

Guy & Myriam Ullens Foundation, Switzerland.

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

Izolyatsia, Platform for Cultural Initiatives, Ukraine.

The Jumex Collection, Mexico.

Kirishima Open-Air Museum, Kagoshima.

Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo.

M+, Hong Kong.

Mart - Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto.

MAXXI, Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome.

MONA - Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart.

Musée de l'histoire de l'immigration, Palais de la Porte Dorée, Paris.

Musée National d'Art Moderne - Centre de Création Industrielle, Centre Pompidou, Paris.

Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar.

Museo del Novecento, Milan.

National Gallery of Art, Washington.

Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen, Leiden, The Netherlands.

Pinault Collection.

Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

Tate, London.

Yuz Foundation.

Taedok Science Town, Taejon.

Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

Wiener Secession, Vienna.