Chinese artists by Michel Nau - Chen Wenling 陈文令  
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

Chen Wenling

 
 

陈文令

 
     

© Chen Wenling 陈文令 portrait - chinesenewart

 
biography  
works  
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1969

Chen Wenling was born in a poor family at Anxi, in Fujian Province, China.

  He studied at the Xiamen Academy of Art and Design.
   

1991

Graduated, he held his first exhibition Woodcarving at he Xiamen Academy of Art

 

and Design.

   
  He joined the C.A.F.A. to continue his studies in sculpture.

1994

He graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Bejing.
   

1999

He won the Golden Lion in Venice Biennial, and The Alpert award in the Arts, in United States.

   

2001 / 2007

His Red Memory series ( more than 100 naked boys all covered in shiny red car painting )
  made him famous
   
 

Recognized as one of the top contemporary sculptors, his works are  metaphors

 

of his view on society.

   

2005

Happy Life is a criticism of the consumer society with the image of the pig symbolizing

 

the gluttony and our thirst for material objects

   

2009

What You see Might Not Be Real is a criticism of the financial crisis.

   
 

He lives and works in both Xiamen and Beijing.

   
   
 

Danièle Sicard


 
 

© Chen Wenling

 
 
 
 
     
   


Solo exhibitions  
selection

 
       
    China  

2005

  European Chinese Centre Happy Life
    Xiamen  
       
   

Singapore

 

2006

 

Ode to Art

Red Memory

   

Singapore

 
       
    Japan  

2007

 

Makii Masaru Fine Arts

 Metamorphose

   

Asakusabashi

 
       

 

  China  

2008

13.09 05.10

Asia Art Center  

God Of Materialism

 

 

Beijing

 

 

     

 

  Chine  

2009

29.08 11.10

Overview Joy Art  

Emergency Exit

 

 

Beijing

 

 

     

 

  China  

2010

15.11 28.11

Today Art Museum  

The Suspense 2010

 

 

Beijing

 

 

     

 

  China  

2012

08.09 07.11

Pin Gallery  

Exotic Landscapes

   

Beijing

 
       

 

     

 

     
       

© Chen Wenling

       
       

 

 


Collective Exhibitions  
selection

 
       
    China  

2002

  Musseum

21st China Art Triennial

    Guangzhou  
       
    China  

2003

 

International Bienniale

Chinese Sculpture Masterpieces

 

 

Beijing

 

 

     

 

  China  

2005

 

lnternational Contemprary Art

Time of Sea

 

  Shanghai  

 

     

 

  Korea  

2005

 

Contemprary Chinese Art

Ground Reality

    Seoul  
       

 

  China  

2005

  National Art Museum Chinese Art Today

 

  Beijing  

 

     

 

  Switzerland  

2006

  Art Basel

37 ème exposition

    Basel  
       
    China  

2006

 

Shanghai Biennial

Hyper Design

 

 

Shanghai

 

 

     

 

  Korea  

2007

  National Museum

Floating:

 

  Seoul

New Generation of Art in China

 

     

 

  China  

2007

 

798 Asian Art Center

The Power of Universt

 

  Beijing  

 

     

 

  Greece

Beijing-Athens

2008

 

Technopol

Contemporary Art From China

 

 

Athènes

 
       

 

  China  

2008

  National Museum

China: Facing Reality

    Beijing  

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

   

Chen Wenling

www.chenwenling.com

Albert Benamou-Veronique Mace  Paris

www.galeriebenamou.com

White Rabbit Gallery  Chippendale NSW 2008

www.whiterabbitcollection.org

 

 
 

© Chen Wenling

 

 
 

© Chen Wenling

 

文令雕塑 ( 1999 - 2006 )

Vanessa Art House

 

Sculptures by Chen Wenling

 Jakarta, Indonesia

 

Texts : Zhu Qi, Xiao Chunlei, Peng De, Chen Wenling

 
  in chinese  in english  
  120 p  
     
     
     
       
       
       

© Chen Wenling - CHEN WENLING 陈文令   GOD OF MATERIALISM  13.09 05.10 2008  Asia Art Center  Beijing

       
       

© Chen Wenling - CHEN WENLING 陈文令   EMERGENCY EXIT  29.08 11.10 2009  Overview Joy Art  Beijing

       
       

© Chen Wenling - CHEN WENLING 陈文令   THE SUSPENSE 2010  15.11 28.11 2010  Today Art Museum  Beijing

       
       

© Chen Wenling - CHEN WENLING 陈文令   EXOTIC LANDSCAPES  08.09 07.11 2012  Pin Gallery  Beijing

 

© Chen Wenling

 


 
 

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