Shen Fan
Born 1952 in Shanghai. Lives and works in Shanghai, China

Education
1986
Fine Arts Department of the Shanghai Light Industry Institute

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2018
“Shen Fan: Works in Abstraction 1992-2007,” Eli Klein Gallery, New York, USA

2017
“Shen Fan: Punctuation - The Second Time,” The Barn Contemporary Art Space, Shenzhen, China

2015
“Punctuation - The First Time, SHEN Fan Solo Exhibition,” ShanghART Main Space, Shanghai, China

2014
“SHEN Fan: Black & White Confusion,” ShanghART Beijing, Beijing, China

2012
“Landscape - 9210-SHEN Fan Solo Exhibition,” ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai, China

2011
“Shen Fan’s Videos and Paintings Exhibition,” Galerie Carol Johnssen, Munchen, Germany

2009
“Landscape/Shen Fan, a Solo Exhibition of Shen Fan,” ShanghART, Shanghai, China

2008
“Shen Fan - Chinese Abstract,” Galerie Carol Johnssen, Munich, Germany
“I have Been Here,” Usher Gallery; The Collection of Lincoln, Lincoln, UK
“The Collection, Shen Fan Solo Show,” The Collection Studio, Lincoln, UK
“Shen Fan,” Ravenscourt Galleries, Moscow, Russia

2005
“Shen Fan,” Gallery 55, Bangkok, Thailand
“Unapproachable,” The Bridge 8', Shanghai, China

2004
“Shen Fan,” Gallery Jochen Holtje, Tubingen, Germany
“Shen Fan,” Chinese Contemporary, London, UK

2003
“New Painting by Shen Fan,” Walsh Gallery, Chicago, USA

2002
“The Paintings of Shen Fan, Pioneering Abstraction from Shanghai,” Goedhuis Contemporary, New York, USA

2000
“New Works of Shen Fan,” ShanghART Fuxing Park, Shanghai, China
“Shen Fan,” Chinese Contemporary, London, UK

1998
“Shen Fan,” 14-1 Gallery, Stuttgart, Germany
“Shen Fan,” Chinese Contemporary, London, UK
“Ceramics Work of Shen Fan,” European Ceramics Workcenter, S'-Hentogenbosch, The Netherlands

1997
“Shen Fan,” Consulate General of France, Shanghai, China
“Un/Limited Space, #1 Shen Fan,” Consulate General of Germany, Shanghai, China

1988
“Shen Fan,” Max Planck Institute, Tubingen, Germany
“Shen Fan's Works on Paper,” Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China

Selected Group Exhibitions
2019
“Zero,” Tuff Contemporary Art Museum, Chengdu, China
“Selections from the Richard Koh Collection,” The Private Museum, Singapore
“Daybreak,” The Barn Contemporary Art Space, Shenzhen, China
“Arts in Healthcare,” Pauly Friedman Art Gallery, Dallas at Misericordia University, Dallas, PA, USA

2018
“Reshaping of Experience,” Half Image, Shanghai, China
“Audit - Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition,” Powerlong Art Center, Hangzhou, China
“‘The Stars’ Art Education Achievement Exhibition,” Jingan Culture Centre, Shanghai, China
“Avant-garde Shanghai: 30 Year Literature Exhibition of Shanghai Contemporary Art (1979-2010),” Mingyuan Art Museum, Shanghai, China
“Abstract Plus,” Essence Contemporary Art Museum, Chongqing, China
“Sense of Paper - Melting Point,” L+Space, Shanghai, China
“Origin,” Huashan Art Museum, Shanghai, China

2017
“The Reason Why Classic Is,” Artron Art Center, Shenzhen, China
“Jia Jian - Shen Fan & Liu Guangyun,” Liang Project Co Space, Shanghai, China
“Mass Energy 1862 HBC Contemporary Art Exhibition,” Shipyard 1862, Shanghai, China
“Referencing Alexander Calder: A Dialogue in Modern and Contemporary Art,” Klein Sun Gallery, New York, USA

2016
“Objects and Intuition, A Way of Seeing,” Boxes Art Space of OCT Harbour, Shenzhen, China
“The Uncertain, or the Shelved...,” ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai, China
“The Uncertain, or the Shelved...,” ShanghART Main Space, Shanghai, China
“Group Exhibition: How Should I Explain to You,” ShanghART Beijing, Beijing, China
“Wu Speech - Artists Living in Shanghai,” China Art Museum, Shanghai, China
“An Art Banquet, Shanghai Contemporary Artists' Painting and Sculpture Exhibition,” Chun Art Museum, Shanghai, China
“Variationes,” 10 Corso Como Gallery, Shanghai, China

2015
“Shanghai Flowers, 30 years of Shanghai Contemporary Art,” Songjiang Contemporary Art Center, Shanghai, China
“City Vision, 2015 Shanghai Artists' Works Exhibition,” Cloud Art Center, Shanghai, China
“Minuscule in Scope-Gargantuan in Perspective,” ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai, China
“Comfort, ShanghART Beijing Group Exhibition,” ShanghART Beijing, Beijing, China
“Xu Bo Zhi Jing, Dialogue: Shan Shui,” Shanghai Mingyuan Art Museum, Shanghai, China
“Paper,” ShanghART Singapore, Singapore
“China 8, Contemporary Art from China at Rhine and Ruhr,” Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany
“Myth / History II: Shanghai Galaxy,” YUZ Museum, Shanghai, China

2014
“Just as Money is the Paper, the Gallery is the Room,” Osage Gallery, Shanghai, China
“Trace – 2014 Xin Tian Di Contemporary Public Art Exhibition,” Xin Tian Di, Shanghai, China
“Metal Matters: Reflection to Oxidation,” ShanghART Main Space, Shanghai, China
“A Fragment in the Course of Time, Landscape of Chinese Ink Art in 1980s,” Himalayas Art Museum, Shanghai, China
“Starlight,” ShanghART Main Space, Shanghai, China

2013
“Another Utopia, Shanghai Abstract Art Exhibition (Home),” Mingyuan Art Center, Shanghai, China
“Paper Infinite,” Reel, Shanghai, China
“Non Visual,” Upto Art Space, Shanghai, China
“Insightful Charisma, Inaugural Exhibition of Shanghai Himalayas Museum,” Himalayas Art Museum, Shanghai, China
“Re-Reading,” ShanghART Singapore, Singapore
“Foundational Work,” ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai, China

2012
“Images and Words: Since Magritte Era,” The National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
“In Time - 2012 Chinese Oil Painting Biennale,” National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
“Beyond Representation, An Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Art,” Tiancheng International, Hong Kong
“A New Way to Play with Ink-Contemporary Chinese Ink Art in Three-Dimensional Context,” Zendai Contemporary Art Space, Shanghai, China
“Huashan Art Vocational School Alumni Artworks Collection,” Xuhui Art Museum, Shanghai, China

2011
“The End of the Brush and Ink Era: Chinese Landscape,” True Color Museum, Suzhou, China
“Contemporary Art Exhibition Documentation Project II: ‘Let's Talk about Money--1st International Fax Art Exhibition in Shanghai 1996’,” ShanghART Taopu, Shanghai, China
“Brussels Oriental Art Fair,” Brussels, Belgium
“A Pile of Passion,” ShanghART Main Space, Shanghai, China

2010
“Lian Chen Jue,” Hou Hou Art, Shanghai, China
“The 1st International NanoArt Exhibition,” Science and Culture Arts Center, Suzhou, China
“Will to Height, Contemporary Art Exhibition,” epSITE, Shanghai, China
“New Ink Art,” Alice King Gallery, Hong Kong
“Culture of Shanghai, The Artists Concerned by HWAS,” HAWS Gallery, Shanghai, China
“Shanghai,” Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, USA

2009
“Out of Shanghai,” Museum gegenstandsfreier Kunst, Otterndorf, Germany
“Shanghai History in Making from 1979 Till 2009,” Shanghai, China
“Human As Art,” Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taiwan
“On Paper, Group Show of ShanghART Artists,” ShanghART, Shanghai, China

2008
“Five Years of Duolun, Chinese Contemporary Art Retrospective Exhibition,” Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
“Heading with Times Group Exhibition of Commemorating the 30th Anniversary of Reforming and Opening up Policy in the Yangtze River Delta Area, 1978-2008,” Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China
“Pu Jie and Shen Fan,” ArtChina, Hamburg, Germany
“It is I Too, Self Portraits By 21 Chinese Artists,” OFOTO Gallery, Shanghai, China
“Cheng Xiang, Opening Exhibition of Shanghai Eye Level Gallery,” Eye Level Gallery, Shanghai, China
“Another Kind of Test Contemporary, New Abstract,” K Gallery, Chengdu, China
“UWANTART: The New Signature in Art, Special Inaugural Exhibition · Volume Two,” UWANTART, Shanghai, China
“Shanghai Kaleidoscope,” Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada

2007
“China Today Art Week, Prism: New Media Arts Exhibition,” Art Gallery of Austria chancellor's office, Vienna, Austria
“Rejected Collection, More the 40 Chinese Artists / Over 60 Rejected Proposals,” Ke Center for Contemporary Arts, Shanghai, China
“Night, Preface of Shanghai Artists’ Exhibition, 2007,” Shanghai Yuandian Gallery, Shanghai, China
“The Nobleness Found on Paper,” Museum of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art, Guangzhou, China
“1984-2007 Shanghai Contemporary Art Exhibition,” Shanghai Dongfanghong Gallery, Shanghai, China
“Lines, Chinese Abstract Art,” Creek Art, Shanghai, China
“Contemporary Present, Shanghai Wu Jiaochang 800 Art Space Opening Exhibition,” Wu Jiaochang 800 Art Space, Shanghai, China

2006
“6th Shanghai Biennale, Hyper Design,” Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
“Color Your Life Art Exhibition,” The Tolman Collection, Tokyo, Japan
“Tiny. Excellent,” Xuhui Art Museum, Shanghai, China
“2006 Shanghai Abstract Art Exhibition,” Mingyuan Art Center, Shanghai, China
“In the Name of Material,” Hss Art Centre, Shanghai, China
“Contemporary Chinese Art,” Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne, Germany

2005
“Alien Illusion,” Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
“Involuntary,” Original Gallery, Shanghai, China

2004
“Shanghai Modern Art Exhibition,” Henry Studio, Shanghai, China
“China - Abstract,” Gallery Carol Johnssen, Munchen, Germany
“Shanghai Abstract Art,” Mingyuan Art Center, Shanghai, China
“Beyond Dimensional Space,” Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China

2003
“It is I,” Pingyao International Photography Festival, Shanxi, China
“Chinese Maximalism,” Millennium Art Museum, Beijing; University at Buffalo Art Galleries and Museum Studies, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA
“Take a Seat,” Artsea Studio & Gallery, Shanghai, China
“Wind aus Shanghai,” Kunst der Gengenwart aus Shanghai, Architekur Centrum Post an Stephansplatz, Sortierhalle, Hamburg, Germany

2002
“Quick Look! Shanghai Zhejiang Jiangsu Anhui Contemporary Art Exhibition,” Consulate General of Switzerland, Shanghai, China
“Two Abstract Artists in Shanghai, Ding Yi - Shen Fan,” ShanghART Fuxing Park, Shanghai, China
“Three Asian Artists,” Galerie Joho, Tubingen, Germany
“2002 Shanghai Abstract Art Group Show,” Liu Haisu Art Museum, Shanghai, China
“Metaphysics 2002,” Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
“Wind aus Shanghai - Kunst der Gegenwart aus Shanghai at Architekur Centrum Post an Stephansplatz, Sortierhalle,” Hamburg, Germany
“Ost + West-China Contemporary Art Exhibition,” Kuenstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria
“24:30 Contemporary Art Exhibition,” BizArt, Shanghai, China

2001
“Overstep,” Walsh Gallery, Chicago, USA
“Transparence - Opacite Paris,” Paris, French; Brussels, Belgium; Barcelona, Spain
“Chinese Contemporary Art,” Chinese Contemporary Gallery, Miami, USA
“Vision and sense of hearing,” Carol Johnssen Gallery, Munich, Germany
“Gallery Opening,” Goedhuis Contemporary, New York, USA
“Metaphysics 2001,” Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China

2000
“Red,” Room with a View, Shanghai, China
“Underneath,” Shanghai, China
“Shanghai Art Museum Collection Exhibition,” Shanghai Museum, Shanghai, China
“Artists of the Gallery,” Galerie 14-1, Stuttgart, Germany
“Shanghai,” Walsh Gallery, Chicago, USA
“Crossing Over,” Walsh Gallery, Chicago, USA
“2000 China-Korea-Japan Contemporary Art Exhibition,” Changning Culture and Art Centre, Shanghai, China

1999
“Difference Apperceive,” Liu Haisu Art Museum, Shanghai, China
“Fortune Global Forum, Contemporary Art Exhibition,” Jinmao Podium Bldg., Shanghai, China
“The Same But Also Changed, Photography Exhibition,” Shanghai, China
“The City Abstract,” The College of Fine Art of Shanghai University, Shanghai, China
“New Shanghai Abstract Art Exhibition,” Shanghai, China
“99’ Ceramic Arts Millennium-End Invitational Exhibition,” Central Institute of Arts and Crafts, Beijing, China
“99’ China Contemporary Ceramic Exhibition,” Shanghai Jing Cheng, Shanghai, China
“Shen Fan - Liu Guang Yun Art Exhibition,” The Academy of Shanghai University, Shanghai, China
“BM99, Bienal da Maya,” Maya Art Center, Portugal
“The Last 5 Minutes of the 20th Century,” Eastlink Gallery, Shanghai, China

1998
“New Voices: Contemporary Art Dialogue Among Taipei, Hong Kong and Shanghai,” Liu Haisu Art Museum, Shanghai; Hong Kong Art Center, Hong Kong; National Taiwan Art Education Institute, Taipei
“The China Contemporary Oil Painting Exhibition,” Changning Cultural Center, Shanghai, China
“White and Black,” Chinese Contemporary Gallery, London, UK
“Home,” Shanghai, China
“5000+10,” Chinese Contemporary Gallery, London, UK; Bilbao, Spain
“China! Touring Exhibition,” Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
“Jiangnan, Modern and Contemporary Art form South of the Yangzi River,” Grunt Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

1997
“The Contemporary Oil Painting of China,” Liu Haisu Art Museum, Shanghai, China
“1997: Hong Kong China,” Liu Haisu Museum, Shanghai, China
“Two Abstract Artists,” Ursula Krinzinger Gallery, Vienna, Austria
“Last Three Years,” Walsh Gallery, Chicago, USA
“Four Artists from Shanghai,” The Center of World Trade, Bremen, Germany
“Outburst,” The College of Fine Art of Shanghai University, Shanghai, China
“Quotation Marks, Chinese Contemporary Paintings,” National Art Museum, Singapore
“97 Shanghai Oil Painting Exhibition,” Contemporary Art Gallery, Shanghai, China
“China! Touring Exhibition of Modern Art,” Artist's House, Vienna, Austria; Charlottenburg Exhibition Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark; Zacheta Modern Art Mudrum, Warsaw, Poland

1996
“Shanghai Fax: Let's Talk about Money, International Fax Art Exhibition,” Shanghai Huashan Professional School of Art Gallery, Shanghai, China
“Direct d`Art, Salon International D' ART Contemporain,” Palais der Expositions, Nice, France
“China! Touring Exhibition,” Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany

1995
“Shanghai Fax Art Exhibition,” University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
“In China,” Carol Johnssen Gallery, Munich, Germany

1993
“Three Artists from Shanghai,” East-West Art Gallery, Chicago, USA

1992
“Shen Fan and Qiu Jie,” Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China

1986
“’M’, Performance & Conceptual Art Exhibition,” Hongkou District Cultural Centre, Shanghai, China

Selected Public Collections
Huashan Art Museum, Shanghai, China
The National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
M+ Museum, Hong Kong
Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Mingyuan Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China