Chinese artists by Michel Nau - Yan Lei

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

Yan Lei

 
 

颜磊

 
     

 

© Yan Lei

 
biography  
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exhibitions  
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1965

Yan Lei was born in Langfang, Hebei province, in China.

   

1982

He graduated from the the School of Arts and Crafts of Hebai.

   

1991

Graduated from the Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts, he moved to Hong Kong

 

where he remained seven years.

   

1997

As China had only one representative in Documenta X in Kassel,

 

Yan Lei and Hong Hao raised the problem by sending many artists,

 

curators and critics, a false letter in German, inviting them to partcipate at a special

 

Chinese Art exhibition in Kassel.

 

This Invitation was perceived as scandal.

   

2000

He started painting starting from a digital camera reworked on computer

 

and printed on canvas.

   
 

He participated in numerous exhibitions.

   

2002

He won the award for best artist C.C.A.A. ( Chinese Contemporary Art Awards )

   

2003

He opened a workshop in the central district of Xi Cheng, Beijing.

   
 

He lives and works in Beijing.

   
   
 

Danièle Sicard


 
 

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Solo exhibitions  
selection

 
       

2001

 

China Art Archives & Warehouse

International Scenery

 

  Beijing  

 

     

2006

 

HK Art Centre

Super Light-Hong Kong

 

  Hong Kong  

 

     

2007

  Shanghai Art Gallery

Support

 

  Shanghai  

 

     

2008

  Xin Gallery

Sparkling Yan Lei Artworks

 

  Beijing  

 

     

2009

  UCCA

Sparkling-upgraded

 

  Beijing  

 

     

2011

 

Tang Contemporary Art

Baroque

 

  Beijing  
       

2015

25.04 15.07

Red Brick Museum Rêverie
    Beijing  

 

     

 

     

 

     

 

  France  

2002

 

Gallery Loft

 

 

  Paris  

 

     

 

  Switzerland  

2003

 

Gallery Urs Meile

Climbing Space

 

 

Lucerne

 

 

     

 

  Switzerland  

2005

 

Gallery Urs Meile

Super Light

 

 

Lucerne

 

 

     

 

  Italy  

2007

 

Gallery  Continua

Dogzstar Project

 

 

San Gimignano

 

 

     

 

  United States  

2007

  Gallery Robert Miller  

 

  New York  

 

     

 

  United States  

2008

  Aspen Arty Museum

Sparkling Aspen

 

  Aspen  

 

     

 

     

 

 


Collective exhibitions  
selection

 

 

     

2000

 

Museum of Modern Art Yuangong

Unusual & Usual Contemporary

 

  Shanghai

Art Exhibition

 

     

2001

  Chengdu Museum

Chengdu Biennale

 

 

Chengdu

 

 

     

2002

  Museum of Art

Shanghai Biennale

 

  Shanghai  

 

     

2002

 

5° Shenzhen Contemporary

 

 

 

Shenzhen

 

 

     

2004

  Duolun Museum

Open Sky

 

  Shanghai  

 

     

2004

 

Three on the Bund

Beyond Boundaries

 

  Shanghai  

 

     

 

     

 

     

 

  Germany  

2001

 

Kunsthaus

Polypolis: Contemporary Art

 

  Hambourg

from South East Asia

 

     

 

  Korea  

2001

 

4th Biennial

Pause

 

 

Gwangju

 

 

     

 

  Brazil  

2002

 

25th  Biennial

Cidades

 

 

Sao Paulo

 

 

     

 

  France  

2003

  Pompidou Centre

Alors la Chine ?

 

  Paris  

 

     

 

  Italy  

2003

  50th Biennial

Zones of Urgency

 

  Venice  

 

     

 

  France  

2004

 

CRAC

 

 

  Sète  

 

     

 

  France  

2004

 

Villa Arson

 
    Nice  
       
    United States  

2005

 

Cantor Arts Center

On the Edge: Contemporary

   

Stanford

Chinese Artists Encounter the West

       
       
       

2005

 

Guangdong Museum

The Second Guangzhou Triennial

   

Guangzhou

 
       

2006

 

Gallery Continua

A Continuous Dialogue

    Beijing  
       

2006

  Museum of Art

Art in Motion

    Shanghai  
       

2008

 

UCCA

Christian Dior & Chinese Artists

    Beijing  
       

2009

 

UCCA

Our Future: The Guy & Myriam Ullens

    Beijing

Foundation Collection

       

2009

 

Tang Contemporary Art

The new attitude of images

    Beijing  
       

2009

  Today Art Museum

Music to eyes art show

    Beijing  
       

2010

 

Iberia Contemporary Art Center

Glass factory -

    Beijing

Art in the new financial era

       

2010

 

National Gallery

The state of things-The Exchanging

    Beijing

of Art between China and Belgium


 
 

 

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  Yan Lei   H-S EXPRESS

 

  texts   Dai Jinhua  
             Qiu Zhijie  
             Cui Zien  
  in chinese, in english  
  64 p  
     
     
     
     
       
       
       
       

Yan Lei

 

Une Saison chinoise

2008

 

Le Cahier n°3

 
 

Liu Jianhua  Unreal scene

 
 

Xiang Liqing  Relations -

 
 

Yan Lei  Sparkling

 
 

exhibition  from 07.12 2007to  07.06 2008

 
 

Galerie Paul Frèches Paris

 
 

in french, in english

 
 

29,5 cm x 21 cm

 
 

96 p

 
     
       
       
       
       

 

对话中国

 
 

CHINA TALKS

Timezone 8

 

interview with Jérôme Sans

2009

  Punk Pop Journal p132  
 

in english

 
 

26,5 cm x 21 cm

 
 

208 p

 
 

isbn  9881803306

 
 

isbn  978-9881803306

 
     
       
       
       
       
       
       

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