Chen Wenbo, Chinese (1969 - )

Born in 1969 in Sichuan Province, Chen Wenbo graduated from the Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts
and now lives in Beijing. One of a brilliant group of figurative oil painters from his generation, he
has acquired a distinguished reputation for blending meticulous pictorial description with a gift for
abstract design. He has exhibited widely in China and abroad and is in a number of major
collections throughout the world.
1969 Born in Sichuan Province, China
1991 Graduated from Sichuan Academy of Fine Art, Chongqing, China
Lives and works in Beijing, China
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2005 Mystery, Grace Alexander Gallery, Zürich, Switzerland
2003 Back Door: Chen Wenbo 2003, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
2000 Chen Wenbo, Galerie LOFT, Paris, France
Selected Group Exhibitions
2007 Chinese Avant-Garde, Galería Dolores de Sierra, Madrid, Spain
2006 6th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, China
Born in China, Goedhuis Contemporary, New York, USA
2005 The Biennale of Contemporary Chinese Art, Montpellier, France
Dr.Uli Sigg Collections Exhibition, Switzerland
The Second Triennial of Chinese Art, Nanjing Museum, Nanjing, China
Chinese Contemporary Art, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2004 All under heaven - China now!, Koninklijk Musuem, CRAC - Centre Régional d'Art
Contemporain de Sète, Sète, France
MuHKA Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium
East of the South in the West/ West of the South in the East, Villa Arson, Nice, France
Temporality, LA Gallery, Beijing, China
Object System: Doing Nothing, ARCO2004, Madrid, Spain
2003 Out of Focus, 25,000 Cultural Transmission Center, Beijing, China
Chinart, Museo arte Contemporanea di Roma, Rome, ltaly
Chinart, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary
2002 Too Much Flavor, 3H Art Center, Shanghai, China
Chinese Modernity, Foundation Armando Alvares Penteado, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Paris-Pekin, Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris, France
Chinart, Museum Kuppersmuhle Sammlung Grothe, Duisburg, Germany
Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Art Museum, Guangzhou, China
Miragel, Suzhou Art Museum, Suzhou, China
2001 Next Generation, City Art Center, Paris, France
On Boys and Girls, Upriver Loft, Kunming, China/Soobin Art Gallery, Singapore
1st Chengdu Biennale, Chengdu, China
2000 Individual and Society in Art, Guangdong Art Museum, Guangzhou, China
Contemporary Chinese Portraits, L 'Espace Culturel Francois Mitterrand, Perigueux, France
Futuro, Contemporary Art Center of Macao (CACOM), Macao
Unusual and Usual, Yuanggong Modern Art Museum, Shanghai, China
1999 1999 Academic Exhibition, Upriver Gallery, Chengdu, China
Representing the People, the Laing Gallery, Newcastle/M.A.C., Birmingham, UK
Beauty Liked Materialism, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China
Poly Phenolrene, Bow Gallery, Beijing, China
Post-sensibility, Alien Bodies & Delusion, Beijing, China
1998 Confused, Contemporary Art Fair, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
1997 Chinese Video Art 1997, the Gallery, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
1996 South-Western Conceptual Art Show, the Communications University, Chengdu, China
1994 Fragmentation, Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts, Chongqing, China
1993 China Oil Painting Biennial, China Art Gallery, Beijing, China
1992 The First Guangzhou Oil Painting Biennial, Guangzhou Exhibition Center, Guangzhou,
China
Selected Collections
Baron von Ullens Collection, Switzerland
Olenska Foundation, Geneva, Switzerland
Guy & Myriam Ullens Foundation, Belgium
Guang Dong Art Museum, Guangzhou, China
Dr. Uli Sigg Collection, Switzerland
He Xiangning Art Museum, Shengzhan, China
Jean Marc Collection, France
Guan Yi Collection, Beijing
Chow Hallam Collection, Hong Kong

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