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Tiehai Zhou

Born in 1966 - China

BIOGRAPHY

Zhou Tiehai was born in Shanghai in 1966 and pursued his studies at the Fine Arts College of the Shanghai University, from 1987 to 1989.
In 1998 he won the first prize of the Contemporary Chinese Art Award, (CCAA Association).

Zhou Tiehai conceptualizes his works and creates a blueprint on his computer before making them with the aid of an assistant, like Zhao Lin. He is primarily known for having appropriated the camel of the brand Camel and used it in his large format paintings.

He remains one of the pioneers in the recognition of Chinese art on the international scene and has had shows in the major cities of the world. Today Zhou Tiehai is currently the director of the Mingshen Art Museum in Shanghai.

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EXHIBITIONS

2010
Zhou Tiehai's Works, ShanghART at Huaihai Road 796, Shanghai (China).
Desserts, MoCA Shanghai (China).

2008
Zhou Tiehai, PKM GALLERY, Seoul (Korea).

2006
EGO, Art&Public, Geneva (Switzerland).
An Other History, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai (China).
Day in the Castle, Yuanda City, Hunan (China).
Zhou Tiehai:Oil paintings 2006, Galerie Frank Schlag & Cie., Essen (Germany).

2004
Tonic +, solo show by Zhou Tiehai, ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai (China).
Works 1989-2003, ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai (China).

2003
Zhou Tiehai’s New Works, Marella Arte Comtemporanea, Milan (Italie).

2001
Zhou Tiehai : the artist isn't here, ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai (China).
Duravit > Shanghart, TAF, Art Fairs Taipei (China).

2000
Zhou Tiehai - 3 Scrolls: Art Statements, ART 31 BASEL, Basel (Switzerland).
Art 31 Basel, Art Statement Solo Presentation Zhou Tiehai Scrolls (Switzerland).
Will, Gallery Quadrum, Lisbon (Portugal).
Met in Shanghai, Schloss Morsbroich, Morsbroich (Germany).
Placebo Swiss, Hara Museum, Tokyo (Japan).

1999
Don't be Afraid to Make Mistakes, ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai (China).

1998
Two Contemporary Artists from China: Geng Jianyi, Zhou Tiehai, Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver (Canada).
Beyond the Borderline, Galerie Bernhard Schindler, Bern (Switzerland).
Un/Limited Space (4): The Shower, German Consulate, Shanghai (China).
Zhou Tiehai, Kunsthal Rotterdam, the Netherlands

1996
Too Materialistic, Too Spiritualized, CIFA Gallery, Beijing (China).

EXPOSITIONS COLLECTIVES

2010
Great Performances, Pace Beijing, Beijing (China).
Portrait, ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai (China).
ShanghART Group Show, ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai (China).
Hong Kong International Art Fair 2010 booth nr: C02, Art Fairs, Hong Kong (China).
China International Gallery Exposition 2010, Hall of the China World Trade Centre, Beijing (China).
Thirty Years of Chinese Contemporary Art, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai (China).
Shanghai, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, U.S.A
Winter Group Show, ShanghART Beijing (China).

2009
ShanghART Group Show, ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai (China).
Cnina, Palazzo Reale, Milan (Italie).
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, Epson Imaging Gallery, Shanghai (China).
Stolen Treasures from Modern China, ShanghART, Beijing (China).
Stolen Treasures from Modern China, ShanghART at Huaihai Rd 796, Shanghai (China).
The New Attitude of Image, Tang Contemporary Art Center, Beijing (China).
Collision: Experimental Cases of Contemporary Chinese Art, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing (China).
Bourgeoisified Proletariat: Contemporary Art Exhibition in Songjiang, Songjiang Creative Studio, Shanghai (China).
Shanghai History in Making from 1979 till 2009, 436 Jumen Road, Shanghai (China).
First Annual Conference of Collectors of Chinese Contemporary Art, Hejingyuan Art Museum (China).
ShanghART Summer Exhibition, ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai (China).
Shanghai Kino, Shanghai Kino, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern (Switzerland).
ShanghART Group Show, ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai (China).
Another Scene: Artists' Projects, Concepts and Ideas, ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai (China).
Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass (U.S.A).

2008
Five Years of Duolun: Chinese Contemporary Art Retrospective Exhibition, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai (China).
The 5th Small Productions Event, Shopping Gallery, Shanghai (China).
Lovely Blossoms and Full moon: YUZ Collection of Chinese Contemporary Art, YUZ Museum, Darmawangsa Square Unit 31-33, The City Walk, JI. Darmawangsa VI&IX, Jakarta (Indonesia)
Hybrid, ShanghART at Huaihai Rd 796, Shanghai (China).
Chinese Freedom, T Space, Beijing (China).
FIAC 2008, Booth B12, Art Fairs Grand Palais, Paris (France).
Shanghai MoCA Envisage II, Butterfly Dream, Shanghai Moca (China).
Hypallage: The Post-Modern Mode of Chinese Contemporary Art, Hua Art Museum, Shenzhen (China).
Our Future: The Guy and Myriam Ullens Foundation Collection, Ullens Foundation, Beijing (China).
The World of Other's: A Contemporary Art Exhibition, Museum of Contemportary Art, Shanghai (China).
Where Are We, Beijing Center for the Arts at Legation Quarter, Beijing (China).
Art Multiple 2008, Ke Center for the Contemporary Arts, Shanghai (China).
Community of Tastes, The Inaugural Exhibition of Iberia Center for Contemporary Art, Iberia Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (China).
Red Aside, Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, The Joan Miró Foundation, Barcelona (Spain).
The Real Thing, Contemporary Art from China, IVAM, Valencia (Spain).
Selected, ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai (China).

2007
La Cina è vicina, a Cura di Diego Esposito, in collaborazione con CIVITA, Via die Mille 60-80122 Naples (Italie).
Bamboo: Happiness, Zhou Tiehai/Zhang Peili Exhibition: Re-opening Exhibition of Creative Center @ Bund18, Shanghai (China).
Absolute Images II, Inaugural Exhibition Of Arario Gallery New York, Arario Gallery New York (U.S.A.).
Wuhan the 2nd Documentary Exhibition of Fine Arts, Hubei Museum of Art, Wuhan (China).
Reboot: The Third Chengdu Biennial, New International Convention Center of Chengdu Century City, Chengdu (China).
Rockers Island: Olbricht Collection, Museum Folkwang, Essen (Germany).
Individual Positions 1, ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai (China).
The Real Thing, Contemporary Art from China, Tate Liverpool (UK)

2006
Art in Motion: Conversation of Contemporary Art, MoCA, Shanghai (China).
2006 Melbourne International Arts Festival, Melbourne (Australia).
Infinite Painting, Contemporary Painting and Global Realism, Villa Manin - Centre for Contemporary Art Passariano, Codroipo (Udine) (Italie).
Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg (Germany).
Contemporary Chinese Art, Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne (Germany).
The 5th AsiaPacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT5), Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland (Australia).
Contemporary China, PKM Gallery, Seoul (Korea).
Para Todos Los Publicos: for All Audiences, Sala Rekalde, Bilbao (Spain).

2005
Born in China, Goedhuis Contemporary, London (UK).
Montpellier/Chine: MC1 Biennale International, The 1st International Biennial of Contemporary Chinese Art Montpellier-China, Montpellier (France).
Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern (Switzerland).
Prague Biennale 2, National Gallery, Prague (Czech Republic).
In Their 40's, ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai (China).
On the Edge: Contemporary Chinese Artists Encounter the West, Stanford University, Stanford (U.S.A.).
China, Contemporary Painting, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio, Bologna (Italie).
Study Practice, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai (China).
Follow Me! Contemporary Chinese Art at the Threshold of the Millenium, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (Japan).

2004
Shanghai Modern, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich (Germany).
The 5th Shanghai Biennale: Techniques of the Visible, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai (China).
Shanghai Surprise, Lothringer Str 13, Stdtische Kunsthalle München, Munich (Germany).
Rogue Nations: Cuban & Chinese Artists, MACLA (Movimiento de Arte Cultura Latino Americana), San Jose, CA (U.S.A.).

2003
Open Sky: Grand Opening of Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai (China).
Fabricated Paradises: Chinese Contemporary Art, Le Parvis centre d'art contemporain, Pau (France).
The American Effect, Whitney Museum, New York (U.S.A.).
Out of Focus: A Dimension for Painting, 25000 Cultural Transmission Center, Beijing (China).
Different Choice, The Invited Exhibition of the Shanghai 60's Artists, Bandao Gallery, Shanghai (China).
Alors la Chine? Centre Pompidou, Paris (France).
Out of the Red: La Generation Emergente, Trevi Flash Art Museum, Milan (Italie).
Urbanart 2003, City of Melbourne, Melbourne (Australia).

2002
The First Guangzhou Trienniale: Reinterpretation-A Decade of Experimental Chinese Art (1990 - 2000), Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou (China).
Quick Look! Shanghai Zhejiang Jiangsu Anhui Contemporary Art Exhibition, Consulate General of Switzerland, Shanghai (China).
The 4th Gwangju Biennial, Gwangju (Korea).
Art and Economy, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg (Germany).
Korean and Chinese Painting: 2002 New Expression, Seoul Arts Center (Korea).
Take Part II, Galerie Urs Meile, Luzern (Switzerland).
Paris-Pekin, Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris (France).
24:30 Contemporary Art Exhibition, Bizart, Shanghai (China).

2001
Living in Time: 29 Contemporary Artists from China, National galerie im Hamburg, Bahnhof Museum fuer Gegenwartskunst, Berlin (Germany).
Silhouettes Shape 'n Shadows, Wilhelmina Quarter, Tilburg (The Netherlands).
Gallery Opening, Goedhuis Contemporary, New York (U.S.A.).
Take Part, Galerie Urs Meile, Luzern (Switzerland).
The 1st Chengdu Biennal, Chengdu Modern Art Museum, Chengdu (China).

2000
PU.S. An: International Art Festival, PU.S.An (Korea).
Media City, Curator Barbara London, Seoul (Korea).
Dystopia + Identity in the Age of Global Communications, Tribes Gallery, New York (U.S.A).
Looking out: Looking in, Art Show 2, East Quad Art Gallery, University of Michigan (U.S.A).
Exit, Chisenhale Gallery, London (UK).
Our Chinese Friends, Bauhaus, Weimar (Germany).

1999
Fortune Global Forum Contemporary Art Exhibit, Jinmao Podium Bldg. Shanghai (China).
The 48th International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale, APERTO over ALL, Venice (Italie).
The 14th International Asian Art Exhibition, Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka (Japan).
International Photography Biennale, Mexico City (Mexico).
Cities on the Move 4, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen (Denmark)
Cities on the Move 5, Hayward Gallery, London (UK).
Cities on the Move 6, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki (Finland).
BM99, Bienal da Maya, Maya Art Center, Maya (Portugal).

1998
Asia City, The Photographers' Gallery and Asia House, London (UK).
Modern Culture's Fame, Modern Culture Communications, Sydney (Australia).
Traffic Jam #1: Billboard, Buro Friedrich, Berlin (Germany).
Medialization, Edsvik konst och Kultur, Sollentuna (Sweden).
Between the Sky & the Earth, Feng Pinshan Museum, HK University, Hong Kong (China).
Brushholder Value, Westfalischer Kunstverein, Muenster (Germany).
Medialization2, Eesti Kunstimuuseum, Eesti (Sweden).
Jiangnan, Modern and Contemporary Art form South of the Yangzi River, Grunt Gallery, Vancouver (Canada).
First Prize, Contemporary Chinese Art Award, CCAA Association (Switzerland).
Collections
Guy & Myriam Ullens Foundation

1997
Promenade in Asia, Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo (Japan).
Another Long March: Chinese Conceptual Art in the 1990’, Chasse Kazerne, Fundament Foundation, Breda (The Netherlands).
Cities on the Move 1, Exhibition of Asian art, Secession, Vienna (Austria)
Cities on the Move 2, CAPC, Musee d' Art Contemporain, Bordeaux (France).
Cities on the Move 3, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York (U.S.A.).

1996
Shanghai Fax: Let's Talk about Money, International Fax Art Exhibition, Huashan Professional School of Art Gallery, Shanghai (China).
In the Name of Art: Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Liu Hai Su Art Museum, Shanghai (China).

1995
Ape, Huashan Art School, Shanghai (China).

1986
M: Performance & Conceptual Art Exhibition, Hongkou District Cultural Centre, Shanghai (China).
Critical Action, Fudan University, Shanghai (China).

1984
Students Exhibition, Fine Art School of Shanghai University, Shanghai (China).

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