Shen Jingdong

Born in 1965 - China

BIOGRAPHY

For many contemporary Chinese artists, the iconography of their nation has been the main source of inspiration.

Shen Jingdong also uses these communists icons in his paintings and sculptures, but he does this a particular way. He paints the soldiers and the world that he got to know during the sixteen years he spent in the army.

Shen Jingdong presents his soldiers in the most brilliant light in the "Eight Route Army", having in mind the iconic images of Mao Zedong, the Japanese comics, the terracotta warriors and the children soldiers.

For him, they are not mere killing machines, but rather consumer objects, toys coming straight out of a hypermarket or an assembly line.

After 16 years of service in the Chinese army, Shen Jingdong has been working in his Beijing studio for a decade now.

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EXHIBITIONS

2014
Art Paris - Art Fair, "France-Chine 50" (la Chine à l'honneur), Paris (France)

2013
New Art Fair, Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris, (France)

2012
ST-ART, Foire Internationale d'art contemporain, Strasbourg, (France)

2011
Frost Art Museum,Miami, (USA)
ST-ART, Foire Internationale d'art contemporain, Strasbourg, (France)

2010
Lille Art Fair, Foire internationale d'art contemporain, Lille, (France)
Chasing Flames, Chinese Group Show, Zadok Art Gallery, Miami, (USA)
State of the Dao: Chinese Contemporary Art, Lehman College Art Gallery, New York City
National Convention Center Beijing, (China)
Lille Art Fair, Foire internationale d'art contemporain, Lille, (France)


2009
Hero, Volta Art Fair, New York, (USA)
Tension at Poles, Invitational Exhibition of Works of Masters from Beijing, Chengdu, (China)
“Trust”, Exhibition of Contemporary Painting, Star Factory Art Center, Beijing, (China)
Beijing Foundery Museum of Art, (China)
“Memory of China”, Time Space in 798 Factory, Beijing, (China)
Nanjing Museum, (China)
“Red Memory”, Liu Haisu Art Museum, Shanghai, (China)
Korean Exchange Exposition, 798 Yan Gallery, Beijing, (China)
Museum of Contemporary Art, Songzhuang, Beijing, (China)
Chengdu Biennale, New International Convention & Exposition Center, Chengdu, (China)
Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, (China)

2008
“Heroes”, China Square, New York, (USA)
“The Most Beloved People”,Today Art Museum & New Millennium Gallery, Beijing, (China)
“Multiple Perspectives”, Beijing You Gallery, Beijing, (China)
Korean Exchange Exposition, Top Gallery, 798 Art Zone, Beijing, (China)

2007
“Making Heroes for ten years”, Beijing Imagine Gallery, (China)
“We Could Be Heroes”, Shen Jingdong solo exhibition, Hong Kong Yan Gallery
“Progressive Action”, Beijing Millennium Time Gallery, (China)
“Body Impression”, Red Gate Gallery, 798 Art Zone, Beijing, (China)
“Revolution”, China Square Gallery, New York, (USA)
Tie – Path, You Gallery, Beijing, (China)
The Fourth (China) International Art Gallery expo, Beijing National Trade Center, (China)
National Art Museum of China
Art Retreat Museum, Singapore, (China)

2006
Beijing 88 Art Document Storehouse, (China)
“Image of Hero”, Beijing Millennium Time Gallery, (China)

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