Chinese Contemporary Art Specialist

Fabien Fryns Fine Art
Chinese Contemporary Art Expert

Sheng Qi

Biography

Sheng Qi is a committed artist.
He led one of Chinese contemporary art's earliest performance art group; Concept 21.
But only in 1989, did he drastically fluster people's mind, when he chose to use his body as a field of protest.
Reportedly distressed by the massacre of Tiananmen Square, Sheng Qi chopped-off the pinky on his left hand and buried it in a flowerpot, which remained in Beijing during his European exile.
He returned to China in 1998, convinced that he still has much more to say about his homeland.
His radical gesture was his definite starting point to numerous contestations and questionings on China's omnipresent old haunting ghosts that he today decides to crystallize and demystify in his paintings.

Curriculum Vitae

Sheng Qi solo exhibitions:

2011
Square, March 19 - May 21, Opening: March 19 (6-8) - Fabien Fryns Fine Art, Los Angeles, USA
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2010
'My painting has no colour', Poligono Gallery, Marbella, Spain Video >>
Poligono Gallery website
2009
New Paintings, F2 Gallery, Beijing, China
China: Fluid Witness, Opal Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
Sheng Qi, Galerie Bork, Copenhagen, Denmark
2008
Most Wanted, Cramer contemporary, Geneva, Switzerland
History in Black and Red, Andrew James Art, Shanghai, China
History in Black and Red, DF2 Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Paintings, Gallery Köhler Müller, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2007
History in Black and Red, Redgate Gallery, Beijing, China
2006
Missing…, 798 Avant Gallery
Salute to Artists, 798 / RedGate Gallery, Beijing, China
Confidential, F2 Gallery, Beijing, China
2004
Madness and Appropriation, RedGate Gallery, Beijing, China
2003
Transcription, RedGate Gallery, Beijing, China
2000
Melbourne Fringe Festival, Mass Gallery, Melbourne
1998
Nine Pigeons + Nurse + Sheng Qi, Beijing, China
Are You Willing to Shake My Hand?, Tokyo
1997
Fortune Cookies, Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), London
Sheng Qi group exhibitions
2008
Half-Life of a Dream: Contemporary Chinese Art from the collection
of Kent and Vicki Logan, Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
2007
Zhu Yi! Fotografia actual en China, ARTIUM Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte
Contemporaneo, Vitoria-Gasteiz
2006
RedGate Gallery’s 15th Anniversary
Mobile Socialism, Contemporary Art, 798 / Beijing
2005
Observing the Senses, Red Gate Gallery
Body Scape, ARC One Gallery, Melbourne; RedGate Gallery
2004
Between Past and Future, International Center of Photography, NY
Over A Billion Served, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver
China’s Photography Painting, Art Season Gallery, Beijing
2002
Beijing Afloat, Beijing Tokyo Art Projects
2001
Clues to the Future – RedGate Gallery’s 10th Anniversary
2000
Post – Material, RedGate Gallery
1999
Departure from China, Beijing Design Museum
4th NIPAF Asian Performance Art Series & NIPAF Contemporary Art
Seminar, Nagoya, Tokyo, Nagano
8th Mexican International Performance Exhibition, Mexico City
1998
Inside Out: New Chinese Art, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, NY
1993
China Avant-Garde, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford
1989
China Avant-Garde, National Art Gallery of China (NAGC), Beijing
1988
Great Earthquake, Great Wall, Beijing University
1986-87
Concept 21 – Tai Ji, Great Wall, Beijing University

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