Shao Fan
Biography

1964 born to a family of artists in Beijing and has lived there ever since
from his youth, he studied painting with his mother and father.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITION

2020
Shao Fan: Between Truth and Illusion, Het Noordbrabants Museum, HT ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

 

2018
Recent Works, Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing, China
YOU, Ludwig Museum im Deutschherrenhaus, Koblenz, Germany; Suzhou Museum, Suzhou, China

 

2016
Big Rabbit +, Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing, China

2014
Face to Face - Shao Fan, Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne, Switzerland

 

2013
St. Moritz Art Masters, St. Moritz, Switzerland


2012
Appreciation of Oldness: The Paintings of Shao Fan, Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing, China

 

2010
An Incurable Classicist, Contrasts Gallery, Shanghai, China

 

2005
Ten Years Ago…, Contrasts Gallery, Shanghai, China

 

2000
Shao Fan Solo Exhibition, NEOTU Design Gallery, Paris, France

 

1996
Chairs About Chairs, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020
Und Hasen, Hasen schneit es fort, Millionen jede Stund’, Kunstmuseum Olten, Olten, Switzerland

 

2018
Suzhou Jinji Lake Biennale , Suzhou Center, Suzhou, China
Karneval der Tiere, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland

 

2016
Chinese Whispers, Kunstmuseum Bern and Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland

2015
A New Dynasty - Created in China, ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, Aarhus, Denmark
Rest on Water and Gargle with Stone - Chinese Contemporary Literati Art, Asia Art Center, Beijing, China
China 8, Museum Folkwang Essen, Lehmbruck Museum Duisburg, Kunstmuseum Gelsenkirchen, Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl, Osthaus Museum Hagen, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, NRW Forum Düsseldorf, Germany

 

2014
“Secret Signs” Chinese contemporary calligraphy exhibition, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany
De la Chine aux arts Decortifs, Musée des Arts décoratifs, Paris, France

 

2013
Confronting Anitya: Oriental Experience in Contemporary Art, Palazzo Michiel, Venice, Italy
Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA


2012
Go Figure! Contemporary Chinese Portraiture, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra; Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney, Australia
A New Perspective of Chinese Contemporary Art, Bank of China Tower, Hong Kong, China 4th Guangzhou Triennial, Guangzhou, China

 

2011
Xiamen Art Museum of Chinese Elite, Xiamen, China
First Beijing International Design Triennial 2011, National Museum of China, Beijing, China
A New Horizon – Contemporary Chinese Art, National Museum of Australia, Canberra, Australia
Omni – Dimensional Design in China, Beijing Center for the Arts, Beijing, China

 

2010
Three in Company – The Deep Love for Painting, National Art Museum of China (NAMOC), Beijing, China
Seoul Design Fair 2010, Jasmil Sports Complex, Seoul, Korea

 

2009
Beijng – Havana New Contemporary Chinese Art Revolution, National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba

 

2008
I Dream, I Seek My Garden, RHS Royal Hospital Chelsea, London, UK
China Design Now, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
Chinese Garden for Living – Illusion into Reality, Staatliche Kunstsammlung Dresden, Dresden, Germany
Beijing – Athens Contemporary Art from China, Technopolis, Athens, Greece

 

2007
Rewind Remix Fast-Forward: Chinese Contemporary Art, Contrasts Gallery, Shanghai, China

 

2006
Shao Fan – Pierre Marie Lejeune-Sculptures-Deux Propositions, 798 Art District, Beijing, China

 

2005
Inspired by China, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, USA
Awakening: La France Mandarine – The French Influence on Chinese Art, National Art Museum of China (NAMOC), Beijing, China

 

2004
1st Architectural Biennale, Beijing, China
Chinese Imagination, Tuileries Garden, Paris, France

 

2000
Passe-Murailles: Nouvelles Scènes de l’Art Contemporain Chinois, Musée de Picardie, Amiens, France
Big Torino 2000: Biennale of Emerging Artists, Torino Biennale, Turin, Italy

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Numerous museums around the world, such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the Peabody Museum of Salem in the United States, The Victoria and Albert Museum in England, The National Art Museum of China, Hong Kong’s M+ Museum, and The Fukuoka Art Museum in Japan, Royal Ontario Museum, Sigg Collection, Erlenmeyer Foundation, dsl collection, among others, have been collecting his works since 1988.