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YUE MINJUN

1962  Born in Daqing, Heilongjiang province
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 Spring 1996 Collection of
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Currently living and working in Beijing, China

Solo Exhibitions
2007
Yue Minjun and the Symbolic Smile, Queens Museum of Art, New York, USA
Looking for Art, Beijing Commune, Beijing

2006
The Reproduction of Idols: Yue Minjun, 2004-2006, Hexiang Ning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
Looking for Terrorists, Beijing Commune, Beijing

2005
Post Auratic Self Portrayal of Yue Minjun, CP Foundation, Jakarta, Indonesia

2004
Yue Minjun: Sculptures & Paintings, Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong
Yue Minjun: Beijing Ironicals, Prčss & Ochs Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2003
Beijing Ironicals, Alexander Ochs Galleries, Berlin
Yue Minjun, Meile Gallery, Switzerland

2000
Red Ocean, Chinese Contemporary, London

1997
Klaus Littmann Gallery, Basel

Selected Group Exhibitions
2008
Translocalmotion, 7th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, China
The revolution continues: New Chinese Art, Saatchi Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Writing on the Wall: Chinese New Realism and Avant-garde in the 80's and 90's, Groninger Museum, Groningen, Netherlands

2007
The Year of the Golden Pig: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, United Kingdom
Absolute Images II, Arario Gallery, New York, USA
RED HOT - Asian Art Today from the Chaney Family Collection, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA

2006-07
China now - Kunst in Zeiten des Umbruchs, Sammlung Essl - Kunsthaus, Klosterneuburg

2006
Radar: Selections from the Collection of Vicky and Kent Logan, Denver Art Museum
Shu: Reinventing Book in Contemporary Chinese Art, China Institute Gallery, New York, USA
China Now, Sammlung Essl Privatstiftung, Klosterneuburg, Austria

2005-06
Mahjong - Chinesische Gegenwartskunst, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern
Xianfeng! Chinese avant-garde, Museum Beelden aan Zee, Scheveningen, Netherlands

2005
Figur / Skulptur, Sammlung Essl - Kunsthaus, Klosterneuburg
Beautiful Cynicism, Arario Beijing, China
OCT Contemporary Art Terminal of He Xiangning Art Museum, China
No U-Turn: China Contemporary Art, TNUR Guando Museum of Art, Taiwan, China

2004
Gwangju Biennal, Korea
Twenty-Four Living Artist in China, Alexander Ochs Galleries Berlin, White Space Gallery, Beijing
Stone Face BANG - Chinas first group printing exhibition, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai
Shanghai 5 Biennale: Techniques of the visible, Shanghai Biennale - Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai
Art & Objects, Kunstler Der Galerie, Alexander Ochs Galleries, Berlin
Contemporary Lithography Group Exhibition, L.A. Gallery Beijing, Beijing

2003
Der Rest Der Welt, Alexander Ochs Galleries, Berlin

2002
Conceptual Images: 2002 Chinese Contemporary Oil Painting, Shenzen Art Museum, Shenzhen
The 1st Guangzhou Triennial - A Decade of Experimental Chinese Art, Guangdong Museum of Ar, Guangzhou
Six Contemporary Chinese Artists, Reykjavik Art Museum at Kjarvalstadir, Reykjavik
Things We Believe, Alexander Ochs Galleries, Berlin
Spring Group Exhibition, Art Beatus, Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia

2001
Chinese Mythology, Yidian Gallery, Shanghai
New Works, Courtyard Gallery, Beijing
C'est Moi, C'est Nous, Galerie de France, Paris
Passe - Murailles, Musee de Picardie, Amiens
Millennium Portrait of China, Bremen City Gallery, Bremen
Hot Pot, Kunstnemes Hus, Oslo
New Image: 20 Years of Chinese Contemporary Painting, touring major Chinese art museums
Take Part, Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
Group Exhibition, Art Beatus Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2000
Shanghai Art Fair 2000
Art Cologne
Futuro, Contemporary Art Centre of Macau
Our Chinese Friends, Gallery Urs Meile, Weimar/Germany
Portraits de Chine Contemporaine, Espace Culturel Francois Mitterand, Perigueux, France
The Dutch Gasunie, Groningen, Holland

1999-2001
Transparence-Opacite?, ACAVA, Aosta, Aix-en-Provence, La Villette, Paris, Brussels, Barcelona

1999
d'APERTutto, 48th Venice Biennale, Venice

1998
5000 + 10, Chinese Contemporary (London), Bilbao, Spain
The Grand Tour, Chinese Contemporary, London
It's Me!, Forbidden City-Tai Miao, Beijing

1997-98
8+8-1, Selected Paintings by Fifteen Contemporary Artists, Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong

1996-97
CHINA! Kunstmuseum, Bonn, travelled to Vienna, Berlin, Singapore, Copenhagen and Warsaw

1996
Elevenses - The Avant Garde, Taikoo Palace, Hong Kong
Inaugural Exhibition II, Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong

1995
Images of Women II, Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong
New Trends '95, Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
The History of Chinese Oil Painting: From Realism to Post-modernism, Galerie Theoremes, Brussels
5+5: Voices from Russia and China, Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong
Visions of China: Contemporary Chinese Painting by Chinese Masters, Pacific City Club, Bangkok
The Magnificent Duo - Recent Works by Yue Minjun and Yang Shaobin, Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong
The Beijing 3: A Three Man Show by Zhang Gong, Yue Minjun and Yang Shaobin, Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong

1994
8+8, Contemporary Russian and Chinese Avant Garde Exhibition, Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong
New Trends '94. Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
Faces Behind the Bamboo Curtain - Works by Yue Minjun and Yang Shaobin, Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong
Art Asia '94, Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

1992
Yuanmingyuan Artists Exhibition, Yuanmingyuan, Beijing

1991
Contemporary Modern Art Exhibition, Friendship Hotel, Beijing

1987
'S' Art Exhibition, Hebei Museum, Hebei


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