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    GONG JIAN

    Gong Jian works in a diverse range of media from painting to installation. Notable for his resistance to the centrism of Beijing via his work from the artistic periphery of Wuhan, he has proven himself to be one of the most interesting artists of his generation. Always willing to forge his own path in terms of stylistic development and social intervention, Gong Jian works in a field from his peers and the results are fascinating.

    Recently, he has moved towards more academically informed experiments with discourses of depth and authenticity, examining the relationship between style and content. Throughout his career, the artist has concentrated on the concept of the intervention, in both public space and in art history. His newest oil paintings capture the vibrancy and visual interest of his colorful earlier works while maintaining the academic edge of his conceptually rich recent work.

    Gong Jian was born in 1978 in Jiangzhou (Hubei province,China). He graduated from the Hubei Institute of Fine Arts in 2001, he currently lives and works in Wuhan.

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      Born in 1978, Jingzhou, Hubei, China
      Lives and works in Wuhan

      SOLO EXHIBITIONS

      2016
      Gong Jian: From Byzantine Community to East Lake Park, Antenna Space Gallery, Beijing, China

      2012
      Nothing Is Important, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, China

      2009
      You Should Learn to Waite, Fine Arts Literature Art Center, Wuhan, China

      2008
      People’s Park, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, China Unhappy, Fine Arts Literature Art Center, Wuhan

      GROUP EXHIBITIONS

      2020
      Muses, Yu Gong and Compasses, Pingshan Museum, Shenzhen, China
      CLEAN, SPURS Gallery, Beijing, China
      The Farm, chi K11 Art Space, Shenyang, China

      2019
      Open Islands, Tang Contemporary Art Center, Bangkok, Thailand
      Hic Sunt Leones, Surplus Space, Wuhan, China; 798 Art Centre, Beijing, China
      The Variable and The Generating, MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai, China
      River Flowing Without a Beacon 1979, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, China
      Corner Square Montage, Surplus Space, Wuhan, China

      2018
      Painting Mapping, National Agricultural Center, Beijing, China

      2017
      Boundless Realities, Multiple Now – Contemporary Art From Hubei As A Sample, Wuhan University Wanlin Museum, Wuhan, China
      Simul Taneous Eidos – Guangzhou Image Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
      Refocusing – Opening Exhibition of Fine Arts Literature Art Center’s New Space, New Space Fine Arts Literature Art Center, Wuhan, China
      Urban Constellation, K11 Art Village, Wuhan, China
      Among Friends, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, China
      Fantasy Creator, chi K11 Art Museum, Shanghai, China

      2016
      Our Painting, YAM Museum, Beijing, China
      Drawing – Apperceive of Liberation, Wuhan Art Museum, Wuhan, China
      Exotic Stranger, Paris-Beijing Gallery, Paris, France
      Exhibitions We Have Made These Years, Sheshan Contemporary Art Center, Shanghai, China
      Asia Now, 9 Avenue Hoch, Paris, France

      2015
      No Apple No Show We gallery, Shanghai, China
      Text Pause, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, China
      Base, UCCA STORE, Beijing, China
      Southern wind, Antenna Space, Shanghai, China
      Fat Choi, A307 Space /Gland Space, Beijing, China
      Notes on paintings, Blue roof museum of Chengdu, Chengdu, China
      The Annual Exhibition of Wuhan,Wuhan-An Urban History Linked by Art, Wuhan Art Museum

      2014
      The being of non being A kind of personal expression on Meta-painting, Linda gallery, Beijing, China
      MEMO II, White space gallery, Beijing, China
      Summer 2014:Friends, Pool and Waves, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, China
      Uneasy Trip in Asia Star Gallery, Beijing, China
      You can only think about something∕If you think of something else, Times Museum, Guangzhou, China
      Given, NUO Art Gallery, Beijing, China
      Re——Modernization, The 3nd Documentary Exhibition of Fine Arts of Wuhan, Hubei Museum Of Art, Wuhan, China
      Conscious: Twelve Views on Painting Tang contemporary art Center, Beijing, China
      Wormhole, Geo-attraction, Lin&Lin Gallery, Taipei, China
      Boredom is the Beginning of Action, L-Art Gallery, Chengdu, China

      2013
      ON/OFF ON | OFF: CHINA’S YOUNG ARTISTS IN CONCEPT AND PRACTICE, UCCA, Beijing, China

      2012
      Re:Painting, Platform China, BeiJing, China Painting Lesson II, Negative and Positive Style, Yang Gallery, Beijing, China
      Pulse Reaction, Times Museum, Guangzhou, China

      2011
      The Wedding Banquet, Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong
      15 Days:A Collaborative Work, White Box Museum, Beijing, China

      2010
      The Burden of Representation: Abstraction in Asia Today, Osage Gallery, Hong-Kong
      China- DU—CROSSOVER, Aroundspace, Shanghai, China

      2009
      Hubei and Hunan Chinese Contemporary Art 1985-2009, Guangdong museum of art, Guangzhou, China
      PAWNSHOP, The Shop Of Vitamin, Creative Space, Beijing, China
      Nomality: 2009 New Artworks Show, Fine Arts Literature Art Center, Wuhan, China
      Deutschland und China – Gemeinsam in Bewegung, Wuhan Art Museum, Wuhan, China

      2008
      Time-Lag, Magee Art Gallery, Madrid, Spain
      Poorism, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, China
      Notes of conception: A local narrative of Chinese contemporary painting, Iberia Center for contemporary Art
      Winter Group Show, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, China

      2007
      Forms of concepts The 2nd Documentary Exhibition of Fine Arts of Wuhan, Hubei Museum Of Art, Wuhan, China
      Wuhan! Wuhan!, Nanjing Square Museum Of Contemporary Art, Nanjing, China
      Visual Experiences, China National Art Museum, Beijing, China

      2006
      Twelve, Chinese Contemporary Art Awards, Zendai MOMA, Shanghai
      DFOTO, San Sebastian International Contemporary Photography and Video-Art Fair, San Sebastian, Spain
      Young artists Paintings Exhibition, HANMO Arts Gallery, Beijing
      Limited & Freedom, Fine Arts Literature Art Center, Wuhan
      Happy New year, Young artists, Paintings Exhibition, Wuhan

      2005
      WHS+8-Siemens art project, Construction Bank Bldg, Wuhan

      2004
      Congratulations on Become Riches-Fish Eye Passes as Pear-A Bully with a Coward, Red City Art Center, Wuhan
      Slow Down: Contemporary Art Exhibition, Wuhan
      Plug and Play, Byzantium Residential Community, Wuhan

      2003
      The 5th System : Public Art in the Age of Post–Planning, Shenzhen Distance, Guangdong Art Museum, Guangzhou
      The Minority Subordinate to the Majority, BIZART Art Center, Shanghai

      2002
      Chinart The Contemporary Art from China, Kuppersmuhle Museum, Germany; MACRO, Roma, Italy
      Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest, Hungary

      2002
      Municipal Gallery in Bydgoszcz, Poland
      New Urbanism, Guangdong Art Museum, Guangzhou

      2001
      Welcome, Jingsha Center, Wuhan

      1999
      Outside of the Site –Water, Pingu, Beijing

      AWARDS

      2006
      China Contemporary Art Award

      COLLECTIONS

      Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
      Hubei Museum of Art, Wuhan, China
      M+Sigg Collection, Hong Kong
      White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney