Shen Fan
Born 1952 in Shanghai. 

 

EDUCATION

1986         
B.F.A., Shanghai Light Industry Institute, Shanghai

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020
Shen Fan, Powerlong Museum, Shanghai Museum, Shanghai

2018         
Shen Fan: Works in Abstraction 1992-2007, Eli Klein Gallery, New York

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

2015         
Shen Fan: Punctuation - The First Time, ShanghART Main Space, Shanghai

2014         
Shen Fan: Black & White Confusion, ShanghART Beijing, Beijing

2012         
Shen Fan: Landscape - 9210, ShanghART H Space, Shanghai

2011         
Shen Fan: Shen Fan’s Videos and Paintings Exhibition, Galerie Carol Johnssen, Munchen

2009         
Landscape/Shen Fan, ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai

2008         
Shen Fan: Chinese Abstract, Galerie Carol Johnssen, Munich
Shen Fan: I Have Been Here, Usher Gallery and The Collection of Lincoln, Lincoln, UK
Shen Fan: The Collection, The Collection Studio, Lincoln, UK
Shen Fan, Ravenscourt Galleries, Moscow

2005         
Shen Fan, Gallery 55, Bangkok
Shen Fan: Unapproachable, The Bridge 8', Shanghai

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

2003        
New Painting by Shen Fan, Walsh Gallery, Chicago

2002        
The Paintings of Shen Fan - Pioneering Abstraction from Shanghai, Goedhuis Contemporary, New York

2000        
New Works of Shen Fan, ShanghART Fuxing Park, Shanghai
Shen Fan, Chinese Contemporary, London

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

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

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

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020         
Cache: From B to Z, ShanghART, Shanghai
Abstraction 2020 Part I, YIBO gallery, Shanghai

2019        
Pal ate/ette/, SGA, Three on the Bund, Shanghai
Summer Wind Flirts Among Words, ShanghART, Shanghai
TAFF Opening Exhibition, TAFF Contemporary Art Museum, Chengdu, China
Daybreak, The Barn Contemporary Art Space, Shenzhen, China
Qing Ming, BANBO Art Center, Shanghai
Side Lanes, ShanghART, Shanghai

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

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

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

2015         
Shanghai Flowers, 30 Years of Shanghai Contemporary Art, Songjiang Contemporary Art Center, Shanghai
City Vision, 2015 Shanghai Artists' Works Exhibition, Cloud Art Center, Shanghai
Minuscule in Scope - Gargantuan in Perspective, ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai
Comfort, ShanghART Beijing, Beijing
Xu Bo Zhi Jing - Dialogue: Shan Shui, Shanghai Mingyuan Art Museum, Shanghai
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

2014        
Just as Money is the Paper, the Gallery is the Room, Osage Gallery, Shanghai
Trace – 2014 Xin Tian Di Contemporary Public Art Exhibition, Xin Tian Di, Shanghai
A Fragment in the Course of Time - Landscape of Chinese Ink Art in 1980s, Himalayas Art Museum, Shanghai
Starlight, ShanghART Main Space, Shanghai

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

2012         
Images and Words: Since Magritte Era, The National Art Museum of China, Beijing
In Time - 2012 Chinese Oil Painting Biennale, National Art Museum of China, Beijing
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
Huashan Art Vocational School Alumni Artworks Collection, Xuhui Art Museum, Shanghai

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
A Pile of Passion, ShanghART Main Space, Shanghai

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

2009         
Out of Shanghai, Museum gegenstandsfreier Kunst, Otterndorf, Germany
Shanghai History in Making from 1979 till 2009, Shanghai
Human As Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei
On Paper - Group Show of ShanghART Artists, ShanghART Main Space, Shanghai

2008         
Five Years of Duolun - Chinese Contemporary Art Retrospective Exhibition, Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai
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
Pu Jie - Shen Fan, ArtChina, Hamburg, Germany
It is I Too - Self Portraits By 21 Chinese Artists, OFOTO Gallery, Shanghai
Cheng Xiang - Opening Exhibition of Shanghai Eye Level Gallery, Eye Level Gallery, Shanghai
Another Kind of Test Contemporary - New Abstract, K Gallery, Chengdu, China
UWANTART: The New Signature in Art, Special Inaugural Exhibition · Volume Two, UWANTART, Shanghai
Shanghai Kaleidoscope, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto

2007         
China Today Art Week - Prism: New Media Arts Exhibition, Art Gallery of Austria chancellor's office, Vienna
Rejected Collection: More than 40 Chinese Artists / Over 50 Rejected Proposals, Ke Center for Contemporary Arts, Shanghai
Night - Preface of Shanghai Artists’ Exhibition 2007, Shanghai Yuandian Gallery, Shanghai
The Nobleness Found on Paper, Museum of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art, Guangzhou, China
1984-2007 Shanghai Contemporary Art Exhibition, Shanghai Dongfanghong Gallery, Shanghai
Lines - Chinese Abstract Art, Creek Art, Shanghai
Contemporary Present - Shanghai “Wujiaochang 800” Art Space Opening Exhibition, Wujiaochang 800 Art Space, Shanghai

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

2005         
Alien Illusion, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai
Involuntary, Original Gallery, Shanghai

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

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

2002         
Quick Look! Shanghai Zhejiang Jiangsu Anhui Contemporary Art Exhibition, Consulate General of Switzerland, Shanghai
Two Abstract Artists in Shanghai, Ding Yi - Shen Fan, ShanghART Fuxing Park, Shanghai
Three Asian Artists, Galerie Joho, Tubingen, Germany
2002 Shanghai Abstract Art Group Show, Liu Haisu Art Museum, Shanghai
Metaphysics 2002, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai
Ost + West - China Contemporary Art Exhibition, Vienna
24:30 Contemporary Art Exhibition, BizArt, Shanghai

2001        
Overstep, Walsh Gallery, Chicago
Chinese Contemporary Art, Chinese Contemporary Gallery, Miami
Vision and Sense of Hearing, Carol Johnssen Gallery, Munich
Gallery Opening, Goedhuis Contemporary, New York
Metaphysics 2001, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai

2000         
Red, Top Gallery, Shanghai
Shanghai Art Museum Collection Exhibition, Shanghai Museum, Shanghai
Artists of the Gallery, Galerie 14-1, Stuttgart
Shanghai 2000, Walsh Gallery, Chicago
Crossing Over, Walsh Gallery, Chicago
2000 China-Korea-Japan Contemporary Art Exhibition, Changning Culture and Art Centre, Shanghai

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

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
White and Black, Chinese Contemporary Gallery, London
5000+10, Chinese Contemporary Gallery, London; Bilbao, Spain
Jiangnan, Modern and Contemporary Art form South of the Yangtze River, Grunt Gallery, Vancouver

1997         
The Contemporary Oil Painting of China, Liu Haisu Art Museum, Shanghai
1997: Hong Kong China, Liu Haisu Museum, Shanghai
Two Abstract Artists, Ursula Krinzinger Gallery, Vienna
Last Three Years, Walsh Gallery, Chicago
Four Artists from Shanghai, The Center of World Trade, Bremen, Germany
Outburst, The College of Fine Art of Shanghai University, Shanghai
Quotation Marks - Chinese Contemporary Paintings, National Art Museum, Singapore
97 Shanghai Oil Painting Exhibition, Contemporary Art Gallery, Shanghai

1996        
Shanghai Fax: Let's Talk about Money - International Fax Art Exhibition, Shanghai Huashan Professional School of Art Gallery, Shanghai
Direct d`Art Salon International D' ART Contemporain, Palais der Expositions, Nice, France
China! Touring Exhibition of Modern Art, Kunst Museum, Bonn, Germany [itinerary: Artist's House, Vienna; Charlottenburg Exhibition Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark; Zacheta Modern Art Mudrum, Warsaw; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin]

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

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

1992         
Shen Fan and Qiu Jie, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai

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

 

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

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