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biography of CHEN Zhen (1955-2000)

Personal data


Birth : 1955 - Shanghai, China
Death : 12/13/2000 - Paris, France
Sex : M
Nationality/Affiliation : China - France

Representatives

Galleria Continua – Via Arco dei Becci, 1 – San Gimignano SI, Italy


Education

1986 : ENSBA Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts – 14 rue Bonaparte – Paris, France
1989 : Institut des Hautes Etudes en Arts Plastiques – Hôtel de Saint Aignan 75 rue du temple – Paris, France

Work


Categorie and medium


Sculpture-Volume : Installation

Movements and styles

Chinese New Wave Art Movement

Works

Daily Incantations
Date of creation : 1996
Medium : Installation
 
Lands - objectscape
Date of creation : 1995
Medium : Installation
Materials : glass-soil
Process : object-neon
Size : 180 x 80 x 32 cm
 
Linformation condensée / L'écriture bloquée
Date of creation : 1990
Medium : Installation
Materials : wood-paper
Process : assemblage-object
Size : 163 x 108 x 22 cm
 
La stèle / le cercueil
Date of creation : 1989
Medium : Installation
Size : 240 x 68 x 120 cm
 

Solo Exhibitions (Selected)


Solo exhibitions

2003

Silence Sonore
Palais de Tokyo – Site de Création Contemporaine – Paris, France
10/01/2003 – 01/18/2004

2002

ICA The Institute of Contemporary Art – Boston MA, United States
09/18/2002 – 01/05/2003

P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center – Long Island NY, United States
06/30/2002 – 09/01/2002

CCC Centre de Création Contemporaine – Tours, France
06/15/2002 – 11/10/2002

Chen Zhen: Metaphors of the Body
EMST National Museum of Contemporary Art – Athens, Greece
03/22/2002 – 05/18/2002

1998

Tel Aviv Museum of Art – Tel Aviv, Israel
1998

1996

Deitch Projects – New York NY, United States
1996

1994

The New Museum of Contemporary Art – New York NY, United States
1994

Group Exhibitions (Selected)


Art shows / fairs

2007

FIAC Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain
Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais – Paris, France
10/18/2007 – 10/22/2007
Represented by : Galleria Continua 2 – Via del Castello 11 – San Gimignano SI, Italy

2004

FIAC Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain, n°31
Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles – Paris, France
10/21/2004 – 10/25/2004
Represented by : Galleria Continua 2 – Via del Castello 11 – San Gimignano SI, Italy

Art 35 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/16/2004 – 06/21/2004
Represented by : Galleria Continua 2 – Via del Castello 11 – San Gimignano SI, Italy

2003

Art Basel Miami Beach
Miami Beach Convention Center – Miami Beach FL, United States
12/04/2003 – 12/07/2003
Represented by : Galleria Continua – Via Arco dei Becci, 1 – San Gimignano SI, Italy

FIAC, n°30
Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles – Paris, France
10/09/2003 – 10/13/2003
Represented by : Galleria Continua – Via Arco dei Becci, 1 – San Gimignano SI, Italy

ArtBrussels – 21st Contemporary Art Fair
Brussels Expo – Brussels, Belgium
04/04/2003 – 04/08/2003
Represented by : Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot – 5 bis rue des Haudriettes – Paris, France

The Armory Show 2003
Piers 88 & 90 – New York NY, United States
03/07/2003 – 03/10/2003
Represented by : Galleria Continua – Via Arco dei Becci, 1 – San Gimignano SI, Italy

2002

Art Basel Miami Beach
Miami Beach Convention Center – Miami Beach FL, United States
12/05/2002 – 12/08/2002
Represented by : Galleria Continua – Via Arco dei Becci, 1 – San Gimignano SI, Italy

FIAC, n°29
Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles – Paris, France
10/24/2002 – 10/28/2002
Represented by : Galleria Continua 2 – Via del Castello 11 – San Gimignano SI, Italy

Art 33 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/12/2002 – 06/17/2002
Represented by : Galerie Art & Public – 35 rue des Bains – Geneva GE, Switzerland

ArtBrussels – 20th Contemporary Art Fair
Brussels Expo – Brussels, Belgium
05/02/2002 – 05/06/2002
Represented by : Galleria Continua – Via Arco dei Becci, 1 – San Gimignano SI, Italy

The Armory Show 2002
Piers 88 & 90 – New York NY, United States
02/22/2002 – 02/25/2002
Represented by : Galerie Art & Public – 35 rue des Bains – Geneva GE, Switzerland

2001

Art Basel Miami Beach: cancelled
Miami Beach Convention Center – Miami Beach FL, United States
12/13/2001 – 12/16/2001
Represented by : Galleria Continua – Via Arco dei Becci, 1 – San Gimignano SI, Italy

ARTissima – Arte Contemporaneo a Torino, n° 8
Palazzo del Lavoro – Turin TO, Italy
11/15/2001 – 11/18/2001
Represented by : Galleria Continua – Via Arco dei Becci, 1 – San Gimignano SI, Italy

FIAC, n°28
Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles – Paris, France
10/10/2001 – 10/15/2001
Represented by : Galleria Continua 2 – Via del Castello 11 – San Gimignano SI, Italy

Art 32 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/13/2001 – 06/18/2001
Represented by : Galerie Art & Public – 35 rue des Bains – Geneva GE, Switzerland

The Armory Show 2001
Piers 88 & 90 – New York NY, United States
02/23/2001 – 02/26/2001
Represented by : Galerie Art & Public – 35 rue des Bains – Geneva GE, Switzerland

Art Miami, n° 11
Miami Beach Convention Center – Miami Beach FL, United States
01/18/2001 – 01/22/2001
Represented by : Galerie Barbara Farber La Serre – Château Vallat Route de St. Maximin – Trets, France

Artpalmbeach – 4th Modern & Contemporary Art Fair
International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches – West Palm Beach FL, United States
01/10/2001 – 01/15/2001
Represented by : Art Beatus Gallery – M1-888 Nelson Street – Vancouver BC, Canada

2000

Kunst 2000 Zürich, n° 7
Zürich ZH, Switzerland
11/24/2000 – 11/27/2000
Represented by : Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot – 5 bis rue des Haudriettes – Paris, France

FIAC, n°27
Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles – Paris, France
10/25/2000 – 10/30/2000
Represented by : Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot – 5 bis rue des Haudriettes – Paris, France

ARTissima – Arte Contemporaneo a Torino, n° 7
Palazzo del Lavoro – Turin TO, Italy
10/05/2000 – 10/08/2000
Represented by : Galleria Continua 2 – Via del Castello 11 – San Gimignano SI, Italy


Group exhibitions

2006

La Force de l’Art
Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais – Paris, France
05/10/2006 – 06/25/2006

2004

De leur temps, collections privées Françaises
Musée des Beaux-Arts – Tourcoing, France
10/06/2004 – 12/06/2004

2003

Catastrofi Minime
MAN Museo d’Arte Provincia di Nuoro – Nuoro, Italy
12/05/2003 – 02/29/2004

2002

The Overexcited Body
Queens Museum of Art – New York NY, United States
07/2002 – 09/2002

2001

The Overexcited Body
SESC Pompéia – São Paulo, Brazil
10/16/2001 – 12/02/2001

The Overexcited Body
Velodromo Vigorelli / Palazzo dell’Arengario – Milan MI, Italy
2001

Platea dell’ Umanità – 49° Biennale di Venezia
Giardini di Castello / Arsenale – Venice VE, Italy
06/10/2001 – 11/04/2001

Collection III, Abracadabrantesque…
FRAC Fonds Régional d’Art contemporain Alsace – Sélestat, France
05/16/2001 – 08/12/2001

The Overexcited Body
ONUG Office des Nations Unies à Genève / UNOG United Nations Office at Geneva – Geneva GE, Switzerland
03/21/2001

1999

Cities on the Move, n°4
Louisiana Museum for Moderne Kunst – Humlebæk, Denmark
1999

Carnegie International 1999/2000, n°53
Carnegie Museum of Art – Pittsburgh PA, United States
11/06/1999 – 03/26/2000

Cities on the Move, n°6
Bangkok, Thailand
10/09/1999 – 10/30/1999

Beyond the Future – Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, n° 3
Queensland Art Gallery – Brisbane QLD, Australia
09/09/1999 – 01/26/2000

d’APERTutto – 48° Biennale di Venezia
Venice VE, Italy
06/13/1999 – 11/07/1999

Cities on the Move, n°5
Hayward Gallery – London, United Kingdom
05/13/1999 – 06/27/1999

1998

Site of Desire – Taipei Biennial
TFAM Taipei Fine Art Museum – Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
1998

Global Vision, New Art from the 90’s, part III
Deste Foundation Centre for Contemporary Art – Athens, Greece
1998

Cities on the Move, n°2
CAPC Musée d’Art Contemporain de Bordeaux – Bordeaux, France
1998

Cities on the Move, n°3
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center – New York NY, United States
1998

1997

Kwangju Biennale, n° 2
Kwangju, South Korea (Republic of Korea)
1997

Cities on the Move, n°1
Wiener Secession – Vereinigung bildender Künstler – Vienna, Austria
11/26/1997 – 01/18/1998

Trades Routes: History and Geography – Africus – The 2nd Johannesburg Biennale
Johannesburg, South Africa
10/12/1997 – 12/12/1997

L’Autre – 4ème Biennale d’Art Contemporain de Lyon
Halle Tony Garnier – Lyon, France
07/09/1997 – 09/24/1997

1996

1st Shanghai Bienniale
Shanghai Art Museum – Shanghai, China
1996

Bibliography (Selected)


On the artist


Books

2001

Art Contemporain : un choix de 200 oeuvres du Fonds national d’art contemporain, (1985-1999)
Participant: Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication – 3 rue Valois – Paris, France
Participant: DAP Délégation aux arts plastiques – 27, avenue de l’Opéra – Paris, France
Participant: FIACRE Fonds d’Incitation à la Création – Centre National des Arts Plastiques – Département du soutien à la création et à la diffusion 27 avenue de l’Opéra – Paris, France
Publisher: Editions du Chêne – 43 quai Grenelle – Paris, France
10/2001
ISBN : 2842773373

1991

Arts Plastiques 1990, Acquisitions : Fonds National d’art contemporain
Publisher: FNAC Fonds National d’Art Contemporain – 70 voie des Sculpteurs – Puteaux, France
06/1991
ISBN : 2868950337


Exhibition catalogues

1999

La Biennale di Venezia, 48a Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte
Publisher: Marsilio Editions – Venice VE, Italy
06/1999
ISBN : 882080414X


Periodicals

2003

HOU HANRU & BUREN Daniel – La voie humaine
in: Beaux Arts Magazine n° 233 p. 74
Paris, France
10/2003

Legals

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