Jianguo Sui

Born in 1956 - China

BIOGRAPHY

Chinese sculptor born in 1956 in China at Qingdao, Shandong Province. In 1980, Sui Jianguo entered the Shandong Academy of Arts, specializing in sculpture. From 1986 to 1989 he studied at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China.

He currently lives in China in Beijing where he is still professor at the Central Academy of Fine Arts. He is the Director of the sculpture department of the Academy of Fine Arts, and it is thanks to Sui Jianguo that abstract and conceptual sculpture have been accepted by the Chinese authorities. Beyond the borders of China, he is probably one of the most promising sculptors of the XXI century.

By sculpting his jacket like the one of Mao Zedong, he wants to associate each compatriot in his introspective approach. This jacket desired by Sun Yat-sen in 1911 and worn by millions of people in China symbolizes the paternity of a period that marked a generation, an extraordinarily powerful cultural symbol.

More recently his red dinosaur 2002 (symbol of imperial China as Communist China) has engraved on its chest Made in China, a nod to plastic toys from the beginning of China's economic boom, this time a symbol of a millennial China awakening to the contemporary realities.

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EXHIBITIONS

SOLO SHOWS

2014
Sui Jianguo - L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice, CA
2013
Sui Jianguo - Physical Trace 2 - Galerie Scheffel, Bad Homburg
2012
Sui Jianguo – Physical Trace - Galerie Scheffel, Bad Homburg
Sui Jianguo - Pace Beijing, Beijing
2010
Dream Stone - JGM. Galerie, Paris
Made in China - ART ISSUE Projects, Beijing
2008
Arts Times Square - Exhibition of Works by Sui Jianguo - Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong
2007
Speeding up - ARARIO GALLERY (BEIJING), Beijing
Sui Jianguo - Arario Beijing, Beijing
2004
Sui Jianguo - The Sleep of Reason - Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA


GROUP SHOWS

2015
Sculpture - L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice, CA
The System of Objects - Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai
2014
Im kleinen Format - Galerie Scheffel, Bad Homburg
Post Pop: East Meets West - The Saatchi Gallery, London
Future Returns: Contemporary Art From China - Broad Art Museum, East Lansing
Busan Biennale 2014 - Inhabiting the World - Busan Museum of Art, Busan
The 12th National Art Exhibition - Experimental Art - Today Art Museum, Beijing
2013
Beijing Voice: Relations - Pace Beijing, Beijing
Im kleinen Format - Galerie Scheffel, Bad Homburg
Skulpturen & Arbeiten auf Papier - Galerie Scheffel, Bad Homburg
Passage to History: 20 Years of La Biennale di Venezia and Chinese Contemporary Art - Arsenale di Venezia, Venice
Space Drawings - Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort
2012
Im kleinen Format - Galerie Scheffel, Bad Homburg
9th Shanghai Biennale - Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai
The Unseen - Guangzhou Triennial - Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, Guangdong
united states - Artist's Projects - The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT
NordArt 2012 - Nordart, Büdelsdorf
Migration - ARNDT, Berlin
2011
Beijing Voice 2011: Leaving Realism Behind - Pace Beijing, Beijing
4th Guangzhou Triennial - Back to Basics - The Museum Per Se - Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, Guangdong
1st CAFAM Biennial 2011 - Super-Organism - CAFA Art Museum, Beijing
Collecting History: China New Art - Chengdu Museum of Contemporary Art MoCA, Chengdu, Sichuan
Den Haag Sculptuur 2011 - Den Haag Sculptuur, The Hague
Portal - ArtSpace - Virginia Miller Galleries, Coral Gables (Miami), FL
2010
The Power From Academy - Cafa Contemporary Art Exhibition - Guangdong Times Museum, Guangzhou, Guangdong
roundabout - Wellington City Gallery, Wellington
Western China International Art Biennial - Yinchuan Arts Centre, Yinchuan
Sculpture - A4 Gallery, Chengdu, Sichuan
The State of Things, Brussels/Beijing - National Art Museum of China - NAMOC, Beijing
Clouds?Power of Asian Contemporary Art - Soka Art Center - Beijing, Beijing
Erotic - Hadrien De Montferrand Gallery, Beijing
2009
Beijing Time / La hora de China - Area de las Artes del Ayuntamiento de Madrid, Madrid
Beijing Time / La hora de China - Palacio de Miraflores, Madrid
Inaugural exhibition - Hadrien De Montferrand Gallery, Beijing
The State of Things - BOZAR - Palais des Beaux-Arts / Paleis voor Schone Kunsten, Brussels
Group Show - front line contemporary, Beijing
YiPai - Century Thinking - Today Art Museum, Beijing
2008
Made in China - Espace Cultural Ample, Barcelona
Mediation Biennale 08 - Biennale Office: Centrum Kultury Zamek, Poznan
Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection - Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive BAM/PFA, Berkeley, CA
3rd Nanjing Triennial - Nanjing Museum, Nanjing, Jiangsu
Ships at Sea - C-Space, Beijing
The Moments of Arario - Arario Cheonan, Cheonan-si
The ORIGIN: The First Annual Moon River Sculpture Festival - The Moon River Museum of Contemporary Art (MR MoCA), Beijing
New World Order - Contemporary Installation Art and Photography from China - Groninger Museum, Groningen
Crouching Paper, Hidden Dragon - Fabien Fryns Fine Art - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Crouching Paper, Hidden Dragon - Works on paper - F2 Gallery, Beijing
Face East - Chinese Contemporary Art - Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO
2007
MADE in CHINA - the Estella collection - The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
RED HOT — Asian Art Today from the Chaney Family Collection - MFAH - Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX
Barcelona - Paris - Pekin - Espace Cultural Ample, Barcelona
Metamorphosis - The Generation of Transformation in Chinese Contemporary Art - Tampere Art Museum, Tampere
Fashion Accidentally - MOCA Taipei, Taipei
The Weight of Reality - Primo Marella Gallery Beijing, Beijing
MADE in CHINA - the Estella collection - Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk
We are your Future - Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York City, NY
2 Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art - Moscow Biennale of contemporary art, Moscow
Chinese Art Stars - Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York City, NY
2006
Double-sound cracker - Tang Contemporary Art - Beijing, Beijing
Under the Radar: Chinese Contemporary Art - Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO
ABSOLUTE IMAGES: Chinese Contemporary Art - Arario Cheonan, Cheonan-si
Jiang Hu - Jack Tilton Gallery, New York City, NY
Jiang Hu - Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, CA
34 Contemporary Chinese Artists - Anna Kustera Gallery, New York City, NY
Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China - Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
CHINA TRADE - Centre A - Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Vancouver, BC
On the Edge: Contemporary Chinese Artists Encounter the West - Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
Fiction@Love - MOCA Shanghai, Shanghai
2005
Renovation – Relations of Production - Long March Space, Beijing
Beautiful Cynicism - Arario Beijing, Beijing
Beautiful Cynicism - ARARIO GALLERY (BEIJING), Beijing
Convergence at E116° /N40 ° , Beijing 2005 - International Contemporary Art Exhi - Platform China Contemporary Art Institute, Beijing
Xi?nf?ng! - Chinese avant-garde - Museum Beelden aan Zee, Scheveningen
Mahjong - Chinesische Gegenwartskunst - Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern
The New Long March Space Inaugural Exhibition - Long March Space, Beijing
2004
Dream Producers (I/VI) - Xin Dong Cheng - Beijing, Beijing
Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China - Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA), Chicago, IL
Olympic Cities - Gods Becoming Men - Frissiras Museum, Athens
Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video From China - ICP - International Center of Photography, New York City, NY
Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China - Asia Society and Museum, New York City, NY
The Monk and the Demon - Musée d'Art Contemporain Lyon, Lyon
Chinese Contemporary Art - Galleria Anna D’Ascanio, Rome
2003
Passion: Ice House - Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York City, NY
Media Center Project - Long March Space, Beijing
Beaufort01 - Beaufort Triennale, Oostende
Chinart15 - MACRO Testaccio (MACRO Future), Rome
2002
Fresh - Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York City, NY
The 1st Guangzhou Triennial - Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, Guangdong
Beijing Afloat - Beijing Tokyo Art Projects, Beijing
Beijig Afloat - BTAP (Beijing Tokyo Art Projects) - Beijing, Beijing
Artists of the ideal - Palazzo Forti, Verona
Making China - Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York City, NY
Rocks and Art - Chambers Fine Art - New York, New York City, NY
2000
Photography as fine art - galerie skala, Cologne
2000 Shanghai Biennale - Spirit of Shanghai - Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai
5e Biennale de Lyon - Partage d'exotismes - biennale d'art contemporain de Lyon, Lyon
1999
Transience-Chinese Experimental Art at the end of the 20th Century - Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, NH
Les Champs de la Sculpture 2000 - Les Champs de la Sculpture, Paris
Transience-Chinese Experimental Art at the end of the 20th Century - Oregon College of Art & Craft, Portland, OR
"Innovations Part II" - China Art Archives & Warehouse (CAAW), Beijing
Transience-Chinese Experimental Art at the end of the 20th Century - The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

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