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Yue Minjun

Born in 1962 - China

BIOGRAPHY

Yue Minjun (born 1962) is a contemporary Chinese artist based in Beijing, China. He is best known for oil paintings depicting himself in various settings, frozen in laughter. He has also reproduced this signature image in sculpture, watercolour and prints. While Yue is often classified as part of the Chinese "Cynical Realist" movement in art developed in China since 1989, Yue himself rejects this label, while at the same time "doesn't concern himself about what people call him.

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EXHIBITIONS

SOLO

2015
Yue Minjun - The Nightingale - BRANDTS, Odense
2013
Yue Minjun - Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris
2012
Yue Minjun, L'ombre Du Fou Rire - Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris
Yue Minjun - Paintings and sculptures - Gallery S.E., Bergen
Yue Minjun - Trapped - Chengdu Museum of Contemporary Art MoCA, Chengdu, Sichuan
2011
Yue Minjun - The Road - Pace Beijing, Pekín
Yue Minjun - ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus
2010
The Spirit Scenes from Time Past - Shanghai Gallery of Art, Three on the Bund, Shanghai
2009
Archeological Discovery in AD 3009 - Today Art Museum, Pekín
2008
The Grassland Series - Pace Prints, Nueva York, NY
2007
Yue Minjun - Queens Museum of Art (QMA), Nueva York, NY
Looking for Art - Beijing Commune, Pekín
Yue Minjun - Meulensteen (Former Max Protetch), Nueva York, NY
2006
Looking for Terrorists - Beijing Commune, Pekín
2005
Yue Min Jun - Art Beatus - Vancouver, Vancouver, BC
Post Auratic Self-Portrait of - CP Foundation, Jakarta
2004
Yue Min Jun - Sculptures & Paintings - Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong
2003
YUE MIN JUN | BEIJING IRONICALS - ALEXANDER OCHS GALLERIES BERLIN | BEIJING, Berlin


GROUP

2015
Face To Face - Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, Nueva York, NY
Harmonie und Umbruch - Spiegelungen chinesischer Landschaften - MARTa Herford, Herford
China 8: Overview – Blicke auf China - NRW-Forum Kultur und Wirtschaft, Düsseldorf
China 8 - Neue Figuration – Erzählende Skulptur - Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg
Obsession - Maison Particulière, Bruselas
In Search of Meaning - Museum de Fundatie - Paleis a/d Blijmarkt, Zwolle
China 8 - Panorama Der Malerei – Junge Und Etablierte Positionen - Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Recklinghausen
2014
West Says East Says – Chinese Contemporary Art Research Exhibition - United Art Museum Wuhan, Wuhan, Hubei
1960 - Springs Center of Art, Pekín
Einblicke in die Sammlung Wemhöner - Sammlung Wemhöner, Berlin
Vancouver Biennale - Open Borders / Crossroads Vancouver - Vancouver Sculpture Biennale, Vancouver, BC
2013
Sehnsucht Ich - Sammlung Essl - Kunsthaus, Klosterneuburg
Works From A Private Collection - Jerome Zodo Contemporary, Milano
Pure Views - Chengdu Museum of Contemporary Art MoCA, Chengdu, Sichuan
Passage to History: 20 Years of La Biennale di Venezia and Chinese Contemporary Art - Arsenale di Venezia, Venecia
Collecting Art of Asia - Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA
Pure Views - FAAM - Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka
2012
Re-Ink Invitational Exhibition Of Contemporary Ink And Wash Painting 2010-2012 - Hubei Museum of Art, Wuhan, Hubei
Re-Ink Invitational Exhibition Of Contemporary Ink And Wash Painting 2010-2012 - Today Art Museum, Pekín
Look Away - Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Pekín
Re-History·Chinese Contemporary - G-Dot Art Space, Pekín
Yue Minjun, Aakash Nihalani, Mark Jenkins - Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art, Culver City, CA
Asia Week at Pace Prints - Pace Prints, Nueva York, NY
2011
The Decade Show: An Anniversary Exhibition - Madelyn Jordon Fine Art, Scarsdale, NY
Group exhibit - Canvas International Art, Amsterdam
Rising - 34FineArt, Cape Town
Incongru. Quand l'art fait rire - Palais de Rumine, Lausanne
World Beats: Global Contemporary Art - The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
Collecting History: China New Art - Chengdu Museum of Contemporary Art MoCA, Chengdu, Sichuan
Den Haag Sculptuur 2011 - Den Haag Sculptuur, La Haya
Living Masters - Opera Gallery, Paris
2010
Recycling of the classic - limited edition art famous Carnival - Gallery Yang, Pekín
Monumental - Walsh Gallery, Chicago, IL
Liebhaberstücke - Zeitgenössische Kunst aus fünf Mülheimer Privatsammlungen - Kunstmuseum Mülheim an der Ruhr, Mülheim/Ruhr
Sothebys - Beyond Limits - Chatsworth House, Bakewell, Derbyshire
Thirty Years of Chinese Contemporary Art - Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai
I love you - ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus
Facing East: Recent Works from China, India and Japan from the Frank Cohen Collection - Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester
Facing East - Initial Access Frank Cohen Collection, Wolverhampton
2009
Enliven- In Between Realities and Fiction - Animamix Biennial 2009-2010 - Beijing - Beijing Today Art Museum Gallery, Pekín
Cina - Rinascita Contemporanea - Palazzo Reale, Milano
Facing China - Ystads Konstmuseum, Ystad
Face of Chinese Avant-Garde - Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, Nueva York, NY
Pete and Repeat - Works from the Zabludowicz Collection - Zabludowicz Collection London, Londres
Summer Chinese Print Show - Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, Nueva York, NY
Chinamania - ARKEN Museum for Moderne Kunst, Ishoj
Yue Minjun & Wilhelm Mundt - Goya Contemporary, Baltimore, MD
Four - 4 - photography-painting-sculpture-drawing and video - Black Cube Gallery - Calle Horitzontal, Barcelona
With You I Want to Live: Gordon Locksley & George T. Shea Collection - Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Chinese Print Show - Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, Nueva York, NY
Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection - Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
Vancouver Sculpture Biennale 2009-2011 - Vancouver Sculpture Biennale, Vancouver, BC
2008
Five Years of DUOLUN - Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai
Lovely Blossoms And Full Moon - Yuz Art Museum, Jakarta
ChinasRevision - Fokus Beijing - Ludwig Museum im Deutschherrenhaus, Coblenz
Print Show - Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, Nueva York, NY
China in Transition - Stiftung Ahlers Pro Arte / Kestner Pro Arte, Hannover
LOSS OF CONTROL - Grenzgänge zur Kunst - von Félicien Rops bis heute - MARTa Herford, Herford
The Revolution Continues: New Art from China - The Saatchi Gallery, Londres
3rd Nanjing Triennial - Nanjing Museum, Nanjing, Jiangsu
Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection - Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive BAM/PFA, Berkeley, CA
7th Shanghai Biennale - Translocalmotion - Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai
FACING CHINA - Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck
FACING CHINA - Palais Enzenberg, Schwaz
Encounters - Pace Beijing, Pekín
Fluxion Stars - Triumph Art Space, Pekín
Red, Smooth and Luminescent - Xin Dong Cheng - Beijing, Pekín
Asian Contemporary Art - Rudolf Budja Galerie / Artmosphere Salzburg, Salzburg
The Moments of Arario - Arario Cheonan, Cheonan-si
THE OLYMP - Works on Paper - Burkhard Eikelmann Com, Düsseldorf
The ORIGIN: The First Annual Moon River Sculpture Festival - The Moon River Museum of Contemporary Art (MR MoCA), Pekín
Facing China - Akureyri Art Museum, Akureyri
Writing on the Wall, Chinese New Realism and Avant-garde in the eighties and nineties - Groninger Museum, Groningen
Asian Printmaking Collection - 2008 The spring banquet - Gallery Road to the Museum, Seoul
New Covenant Exhibition Of Early Works By Contemporary Chinese Artists - Triumph Art Space, Pekín
Rojo a parte - Arte contemporáneo chino de la Colección Sigg - Fundación Joan Miró, Barcelona
China macht Druck. Zeitgenössische Chinesische Druckgrafik - Städtische Galerie Bietigheim-Bissingen, Bietigheim-Bissingen
2007
RE-collection - A Retrospective Look at 15 years of Art and Vision - Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong
Absolute Images II - Arario New York, Nueva York, NY
Collection of Chinese Contemporary Art from GuangDong Museum of Art - The Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, Guangdong
China - Facing Reality - Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig - MUMOK , Viena
RISING - 34FineArt, Cape Town
China Now - Cobra Museum, Amstelveen
MADE in CHINA - the Estella collection - The Israel Museum, Jerusalén
Unholy Truths - Initial Access Frank Cohen Collection, Wolverhampton
RED HOT — Asian Art Today from the Chaney Family Collection - MFAH - Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX
The Age of Prints 2 - Soobin Art International, Singapur
MADE in CHINA - the Estella collection - Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk
Passion for Art - 35 Jahre Essl Museum - Sammlung Essl - Kunsthaus, Klosterneuburg
The Year of the Golden Pig - Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection - Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork
We are your Future - Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, Nueva York, NY
2 Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art - Moscow Biennale of contemporary art, Moscú
Chinese Art Stars - Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, Nueva York, NY
2006
Under the Radar: Chinese Contemporary Art - Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO
hu: Reinventing Books in Contemporary Chinese Art - China Institute, Nueva York, NY
China now - Kunst in Zeiten des Umbruchs - Sammlung Essl - Kunsthaus, Klosterneuburg
Sammeln und Entdecken - Galerie Schrade & Blashofer, Karlsruhe
SAMMELN UND ENTDECKEN - Galerie Schrade - Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe
ABSOLUTE IMAGES: Chinese Contemporary Art - Arario Cheonan, Cheonan-si
Jiang Hu - Jack Tilton Gallery, Nueva York, NY
Jiang Hu - Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, CA
Zeitgenössische Chinesische Druckgrafik - Galerie Schloss Mochental, Schloß Mochental
34 Contemporary Chinese Artists - Anna Kustera Gallery, Nueva York, NY
2005
Beautiful Cynicism - Arario Beijing, Pekín
Beautiful Cynicism - ARARIO GALLERY (BEIJING), Pekín
The Age of Print - Soobin Art International, Singapur
Image is power - Tang Contemporary Art - Bangkok, Bangkok
Urban / Culture the 2nd CP Biennale - Museum Bank Indonesia, Jakarta
persistence - Aura Gallery - Shanghai, Shanghai
Rotational Summer Exhibition - Chinese Paintings & Antique Furniture - Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong
Figur / Skulptur - Sammlung Essl - Kunsthaus, Klosterneuburg
Xi?nf?ng! - Chinese avant-garde - Museum Beelden aan Zee, Scheveningen
Mahjong - Chinesische Gegenwartskunst - Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern
The Game of Realism - Beijing Commune, Pekín
New Works - Yibo Gallery, Shanghai
2004
Twenty-Four Living Artist in China - WHITE SPACE BEIJING, Pekín
"Stone Face" BANG - China's first group printing exhibition - Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai
Dream Producers (I/VI) - Xin Dong Cheng - Beijing, Pekín
5th Shanghai Biennale - Techniques of the visible - Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai
5th Gwangju Biennal 2004 - A Grain of Dust A Drop of Water - Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju
Through the Artists´ Eyes - A Tribute to Manfred Schoeni - Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong
ART & OBJECTS | KÜNSTLER DER GALERIE - ALEXANDER OCHS GALLERIES BERLIN | BEIJING, Berlin
Rotational Summer Exhibition - Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong
Contemporary Lithography Group Exhibition - L.A. Gallery Beijing, Pekín
Me, Me, Me! - Courtyard Gallery (Beijing), Pekín
Fruits Of Change - Galeri Semarang, Semarang
CHINA NOW - Art Exhibition - Tang Contemporary Art - Bangkok, Bangkok
2003
Rotational Summer Exhibition - Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong
DER REST DER WELT - ALEXANDER OCHS GALLERIES BERLIN | BEIJING, Berlin
New Painting 2003 - Yibo Gallery, Shanghai
2002
Rotational Summer Exhibition - Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong
THINGS WE BELIEVE I - ALEXANDER OCHS GALLERIES BERLIN | BEIJING, Berlin
Babel 2002 - National Museum of Contemporary Art Korea, Gwacheon
Spring Group Exhibition - Art Beatus - Vancouver, Vancouver, BC
2001
TAKE PART II - zeitgenoessische chinesische Kunst - Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne, Lucerna
Initial Image - Yibo Gallery, Shanghai
MASTERPIECES. MADE BY CHINESE. - ALEXANDER OCHS GALLERIES BERLIN | BEIJING, Berlin
Made In China - IKON Ltd, Santa Monica, CA
Summer Exhibition-From Neo-realism to Postmodernism - Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong
Ornament und Abstraktion - Fondation Beyeler, Riehen
"TAKE PART" - Zeitgenössische Chinesische Kunst - Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne, Lucerna
Gallery Artists - Art Beatus - Vancouver, Vancouver, BC
2000
Photography as fine art - galerie skala, Colonia
the LIGHTS are on but nobody´s HOME - DDM Warehouse, Shanghai
Song Zhuang Art Exhibition - EASTLINK Gallery, Shanghai
1999
48th International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale / Biennale di Venezia - La Biennale di Venezia, Venecia

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