Chinese artists by  Michel Nau - Yuan Yanwu  
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

Yuan Yanwu

 
 

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© Yuan Yanwu  -  Out of reach Shanghai  1989 / 2010

 
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1976

Yuan Yanwu was born on February 10th in Yan Si, Anhui Province, in China.
Her family came from very different social backgrounds, country people on her father's side, intellectual and cultured on her mother's side. This difference was to have a considerable effect on her.

   

1979

Up until the age of eight, she led a very simple life, in the country.

 

 

1984

She cut herself badly, with a pair of scissors. Her parents sent her to stay with her maternal grandparents in Shanghai, until she had completely recovered.
Her grand father was well educated, and started to teach her calligraphy, and how to draw.

   

1990

After primary school, she continued her studies at senior school. She was very interested
in photography, and decided to study journalism.

   

1994

She went to Nanjing University.
There was a phoyography departmant at the School of journalism and communication where she was able to learn the basics of photo journalism. She was particularly interested in the work of the international reporters from the Magnum Agency : the American Robert Capa
1913-1954, Henri
Cartier-Bresson 1908-2004, George Rodger 1908- 1995 and David Seymour 1911-1956.

   

1998

She got her Master's degree.
She worked as a journalist for the
Xinmin Evening News, in Shanghai.

   

2001

Her favourite painters were Badashanren 八大山人 (Zhu Da朱耷) 1626-1705, Qi Baishi 齐白石1864-1957, Zheng Banqiao郑板橋 (Zheng Xie郑燮) 1693-1765, Van Gogh 1853-1890.
She saw reproductions of paintings in the Louvre.
She decided that she wanted to live in France, and went to the Alliance Française in Shanghai, to learn French.

   

2003

She came to Paris, an enrolled at the School of Journalism at the Pantheon-Assas University. In the second year of her studies, she applied to do Photography and Multimedia studies.

   

2006

She studied in the renowned Photography and Multimedia department at Paris 8 university.

   

2008

She got her degree in technical science ( M.S.T. ) and began working on her Master's degree.

   

2009

Her first exhibition in Paris was held in the DIX9 Gallery, in the 3rd district, from September 4th to October 3rd. It was called Youth self-Portraits - part1, 

   

2010

She obtained her master's in Photography and Contemporary Art

   
 

Danièle Sicard

 
           
 

© Yuan Yanwu - Youth self Portraits - Part 1 - 2 years.

 

© Yuan Yanwu - Youth self Portraits - Part 1 - 5 years.

 

© Yuan Yanwu - Youth self Portraits - Part 1 - 9 years.

 
             
     

© Yuan Yanwu - Youth self Portraits - Part 1 - 13 years.

     
             

 

© Yuan Yanwu - Youth self Portraits - Part 1 - 14years.

 

© Yuan Yanwu - Youth self Portraits - Part 1 - 15 years.

 

© Yuan Yanwu - Youth self Portraits - Part 1 - 16 years..

 

           


                                                                                Solo exhibitions

       

Ev *2009

 

 

Dix9 Gallery

Youth Self-Portraits - Part 1

    75003 Paris  
       

          2015

 

Dix9 Gallery

Self-Portraits
    75003 Paris  
       



        Collective  exhibitions     

           2006

October

Gallery of the France Stadium

 Port T

    93216 Saint Denis  
       

           2006

November

Cerise Space

Transvers

    46 rue Montorgueil  
    75002 Paris  
       

           2007

January

Forum  
    Place Libération  
    93150 Le Blanc-Mesnil  
       

           2009

January

Cinko Space  
    12-18 Passage Choiseul  
    75002 Paris  
       

           2009

April

Lille Art Fair

Dix9 Gallery

    Grand Palais  
    1 boulevard des Cités Unies  
    59777 Lille  
       

           2009

22.10 26.10

Slick 09

Dix9 Gallery

    Cent Quatre
104 rue d'Aubervilliers
 
    75019 Paris  
       
       
       

          2010

13. 01 17. 01

U.S.A.

Dix9 Gallery

    Photo LA  
    Los Angeles  
       
       

 


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Hidden Self-Portraits

 

 

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Yuan Yanwu

 

This ability to go ( show ) back to her childhood. Images fresh colourful. That's

  what being an artist is all about.
  Untouched moments. No wrinkles.
 

Not easy. Sometimes the child within us won't be captured. The colours vanish and,

 

or the face.

  Whatever ! These archeological fragments of me, of Yanwu, of us, because this is
  all about us, mark the time as it passes.
 

The rock. That's the one, isn't it ? More or less, but yes ! Hasn't everyone tried to

 

superimpose the landscape  which imposes this snapshot, like a paradise lost ?

  You also have to look elsewhere. There, always the same colours - because
  everyone lives through their own colours, their smells, their tastes - the same
  sensitivity, the same delicacy, the same modesty.
 

Michel Nau

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translated by Siobhan Meunier

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