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Gao brothers

 
 

高氏兄弟

 
     
 

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高氏兄弟  pinyin  Gao shi xiongdi

 

The Gao brothers were born in Jinan, Shandong Province, China.

1956

Birth of Zhen

1962

Birth of Qiang

   
 

One graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts of Shandong.

 

The other one from the Normal School of Qufu.

   

1985

They began to work together under the name of Gao brothers,

 

in installations, performances, photographs, sculptures and writings.

 

Their inflatable installations Midnight Mass, a real challenge, made them

 

famous to the world.

   

2000

The 10.09, they realize their first performance by inviting 150 volunteers,

 

strangers to each other, to choose a random person for a 20 minutes hug :

  The Utopic Hugging For Twenty Minutes.
   

2002

They settled in Beijing.

   
   
 

Danièle Sicard


 
 
 

© Gao brothers

 
 
     
   


Solo exhibitions
  selection

 

 

     

1995

  Painting Institute The End of Mankind

 

  Jinan installations

 

     

2000

  Eastlink Gallery

Fuse

 

  Shanghai Photography

 

     

2001

  Courtyard Gallery

Embrace

 

  Beijing New Works
       

2002

  Jinan A Dinner With the Homeless People
       

2005

  New Art Projects One Abandonned Building's Visual
    Beijing Photography
       

2006

  New Art Projects Trope of Body
    Beijing Photography
       

2007

  Center for Contemporary Art The Miserable Prostitutes
    Beijing Paintings and Sculpture
       

2007

  New Art Projects The High Place
    Beijing Photography and Sculpture
       

2008

  Center for Contemporary Art The Utopia of Construction
    Beijing  
       

2008

  Laf Gallery Some Space for Humanity
    Shanghai  
       

2010

  Warehouse Portrait
    Beijing Paintings
       
       
       
    France  

2006

  Galerie Guislain - Etats d'Art The Passage of Time
    75006 Paris photography
       
    Russie  

2006

 

Moscow : House of Photography

One and Together
   

Moscow : Gallery on Solyanka       

 
       

 

  U.S.A. Miss Mao

2006

  Krampf Pei Gallery Sculpture and Photography
    New York  
       
    U.S.A.  

2007

  Walsg Gallery From China with Love
    Chicago

Photography and Sculpture

       
    France  

2007

  Albert Benamou Gallery  
    75008 Paris  
       
    Italy  

2007

  Boxart Gallery The Gao Brothers
    Verona  
       
    U.S.A.  

2007

  Limm Gallery The Gao Brothers
    San Francisco  
       

 

  France  

2008

 

Vallois Gallery

 
    Paris  
       
    Canada  

2008

  Art Mûr Gallery Sense of Space
    Montreal  
       
   

U.S.A.

 

2010

  Duncan Miler Gallery The Gao Brothers
    Los Angeles  
       
    Belgium  

2010

  Gallery Adrian David The Gao Brothers
    Knokke-zoute  
       
   

U.S.A.

 

2010

  Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art Grandeur and Catharsis
    Kansas City  
       
   

U.S.A

 

2011

  Walsh Gallery Grandeur and Catharsis
    Chicago  
       
    Italy The Utopia of 20 Minutes Embrace

2012

  Piazza del Popolo  
    Rome  
       
    The  Netherlands  

2013

  Gallery Post  
    Gallery Garcia  
    Maastricht  
       

 

  France  

2013

 

Albert Benamou Gallery

The Execution of Christ
    75008 Paris  
       

 

     

 

     
       
       
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Collective exhibitions selection

 
       

 

  China  

2006

 

Asia Art Center

Ten Chinese Avant-garde

 

 

Beijing

Photographers

       

 

  Russia  

2007

 

Tretyakov Museum

The Exhibition Of Chinese

 

  Moscow

Contemporary Social Art

       

 

  China  

2007

 

Shandong Museum

Breathe

 

 

Jinan

 

 

     

 

  Unisted States  

2007

 

China Square

Dragon’s Evolution

 

 

New York

 

 

     

 

  Unisted States  

2008

 

12th Biennial of photography

THE 2008 FOTO FEST-

 

  Houston  

 

     

 

  China  

2009

  Ifa Gallery Urban Lust

 

  Shanghai  

 

 

   

 

 

China  

2009

 

Paris Beijing Photo Gallery Between the sexes

 

 

Beijing  

 

 

   

 

 

Korea  

2010

 

Art Centre Daegu Photo Biennial

 

 

Daegu  
       

 

 

China  

2010

 

Sunshine Museum Hot Bed -

 

 

Beijing Shandong Contemporary Art

 

 

   

 

 

Canada  

2011

 

Fine Arts Museum Drapeau rouge  / Red Flag

 

 

Montréal  
       

 

  Arabe Emirates  

2011

  Etemad Gallery Middle East

 

  Dubai  

 

     

 

  United Kingdom  

2012

  London Death Show Studio

 

     

 

  Unisted States  

2012

 

Biennial of photography

THE 2012 FOTO FEST-

 

  Houston  

 

     

 

  China  

2013

  Art Basel

SENSOR SHIP 0.46%

 

  Hong Kong  
       
    Canada  

2013

30.01 27.07

Arsenale

Like Thunder Out Of China

    Montreal curator : Pia Copper

 

     

 

  Unisted States  

2014

  RH Contemporary Outside the Lines

 

 

New York

New Art from China

 

     

 

  United Kingdom  

2015

  Galerie Saatchi Gallery Dead : A Celebration Of Morality

 

  London  


 
 
 

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Gao Brothers

www.gaobrothers.net

Galerie Albert Benamou - Véronique Maxé  Paris

www.galeriebenamou.com
Galerie Paris-Beijing

www.galerieparisbeijing.com

Galerie Vallois  Paris  New York

www.vallois.com

Hua London

www.huagallery.com

Dagmar Carnevale Lavezzoli  

www.dagmarcarnevalelavezzoli.com/

   


 
 

© Gao brothers

 
 

© Gao brothers - invitation 05. 06 26.07 2008  galerie Vallois  Paris

 
 

 Books, catalogues, articles on Gao brothers and their work could be alone  
the object of a publication. - selection.

       
       
    Gao brothers  

© Gao brothers

 

curator:           Meg Maggio

the CourtYard Gallery

 

co curator :     Sarah Neiger-Ortiz

Beijing

 

introduction:   Meg Maggio

2001
 

foreward          Huang Du

 
  in english and in chinese  
 

21,5 cm x 26 cm

 
  46 p  
     
       
       
       
       
    Les Frères Gao, le passage du temps  

© Gao brothers

  catalogue of the exhibiition 12.05 to17.06 2006 2006
  Galerie Guislain Etats d'Art  
  in french and in chinese  
 

30 cm x 25 cm

 
  83 p  
     
     
     
     
     
       
       
       

© Gao brothers

 

高氏兄弟

Hunan Fine Arts

  Gao brothers ( 1985-2005 )

2006

 

text : Gao Shen

 
  in english in french  
 

isbn  7535624243

 
     
     
     
       
       
       
   

高氏兄弟

 
© Gao brothers   Gao brothers : Photographies Sculptures 2007
  catalogue of the exhibition  25.10 to 24.11 2007  
  Galerie Albert Benamou Paris  
  in french and in english  
 

30 cm x 28,5 cm

 
  unpaginated  
     
     
     
     
       
       
       

© Gao brothers

 

高氏兄弟

 
  Gao brothers  
 

catalogue from the exhibition 05.06 26.07 2008

2008

 

galerie Vallois Paris

 
 

introduction :  David Rosenberg

 
 

Un miroir avant d'être une image

 
 

14 cm x 21 cm

 
  48 p  
     
     
     
       

 

     

© Gao brothers

 

Some Space for Humanity

2008

 

catalogue from the exhibition 10.09 20.10 2008

 
 

ifa gallery Shanghai

 
 

foreward        Alexis Kouzmine Karavaieff

 
 

text                 Bérénice Angremy

 
 

interview s     Fang Shengyi,

 
 

                       Bérénice Angremy & Jasmin Chang

 
  19,7 cm x 25 cm  
    60 p  
       
       
       
   

高氏兄弟

 

© Gao brothers

 

Gao brothers : L'Exécution du Christ

 
 

Albert Benamou, Véronique Maxé et Albert Koski

 
 

présentent L'exécution du christ Gao Brothers

 
 

du 21.03 au 01.06 2013, galerie Albert Benamou

 
  in french  
 

30 cm x 21 cm

 
 

unpaginated 16p

 
     
       
       
       

© Gao brothers

 

Between The Walls Of Utopia

Ifa Gallery
 

Gao brothers

2015
 

texts : Pia Camilla Copper, Angélique Demur

 
  in english  
 

25 cm x 20 cm

 
     
     
     
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
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