Zhong Biao
Born 1968 in Chongqing, China. Lives and works in Sichuan, China.


EDUCATION

1991  B.F.A., Oil Painting Department, Zhejiang Fine Arts Academy, Hangzhou, China


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020        

Zhong Biao: Revelation, Osthaus-Museum Hagen, Hagen, Germany

2018
Zhong Biao: Seeing Yungang Grottoes through the Hole, Yungang Grottoes, Datong, China

2016 
Zhong Biao: The Other Shore, Klein Sun Gallery, New York

2015 
Zhong Biao: Splitting Time, Zhong Gallery, Beijing

2014
Zhong Biao: Blown Over, Tivat Naval Heritage Collection Museum, Tivat, Montenegro 

2013 
The Universe of Unreality - 2013 Zhong Biao’s Visions, Chiesa Santa Maria Della Visitazione, Venice, Italy
Tailoring Clouds: Zhong Biao’s 15-Day Museum, Suzhou Art Museum, Suzhou, China

2012 
Hidden in the Depths of Reality - Zhong Biao, Opera Gallery, Singapore

2011 
Zhong Biao: Reflected on Air, Frey Norris Contemporary & Modern, San Francisco, California

2010 
For the Future - Zhong Biao, Z-Art Center, Shanghai
Zhong Biao: Home of the Others, Olyvia Fine Art, London

2009 
The Tendency of Events - Zhong Biao, Yuz Art Museum, Jakarta, Indonesia

2008
The Position of Zhong Biao - Essen, Galerie Frank Schlag and Cie, Essen, Germany
Revelation - Zhong Biao, SHiNE Art Space, Shanghai

2007 
Zhong Biao: Cohesion, Art Scene Warehouse, Shanghai
Beyond Painting - Works by Zhong Biao, Cheng Xindong Space for Contemporary Art, Beijing
Zhong Biao: Splendid: Over 10 Years of Exploration, Olyvia Oriental Gallery, London

2006  
Zhong Biao, Zeit-Foto Salon, Tokyo
Zhong Biao: Chance Encounter, Chinatoday Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2004  
Zhong Biao, Benamou Gallery, Paris
Zhong Biao: Ubiquity, Art Scene Warehouse, Shanghai

2001 
Zhong Biao: A Chance Existence, Art Scene China Gallery, Hong Kong

1997  
Zhong Biao: The Fable of Life, Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong

1996  
Zhong Biao: The Fable of Life, Museum of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing, China


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020
Parallel and Interweaving: Fujian and Chongqing Contemporary Art Invitational Exhibition, Xuanzhi Art Museum, Fuzhou, Fujian

2019 
Paper & Ink Language: Nanjing Ink Biennale 2019, Art Museum of School of Fine Arts of Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, China
Two Sides of the Paper: Invitational Exhibition of Works on Paper, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, Guangzhou, China
Zhong Biao + Yan Yonghong: Through the Wormhole, Museum of Sichuan Fine Art Institute, Chongqing, China
The Gaze of History: Contemporary Chinese Art Revisited, Jupiter Museum of Art, Shenzhen, China
The Logic Lines of Painting: Invitation Exhibition on the Making and Significance of Contemporary Painting, Suzhou Jinji Lake Art Museum, Suzhou, China
Beijing Flash Biennale: The Evolution of Beijing’s Art Districts & Studios, Nine Art Museum, Beijing
Inheritance and Transformation: Invitational Exhibition at the 5th Space of Sunshine International Art Museum, Sunshine International Art Museum, Beijing
Times and Approaches: Contemporary Paintings and Sculptures from China, Kunsthaus Taunusstein, Taunusstein, Germany
Material Thinking: Conversations between China and Africa, Durban Art Gallery, Durban, South Africa
Curitiba Biennial of Contemporary Art, Oscar Niemeyer Museum, Curitiba, Brazil
The 3rd Biennial of the South, The Jesús Soto Museum of Modern Art, Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela
The 13th Havana Biennial, Great Theatre of Havana, Havana, Cuba
The 2nd Anren Biennale: A Confrontation of Ideals, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal Anren, Chengdu, China
Xun Shan Zao Jing: Inaugural Exhibition of Fuzhou Yantai Mountain Center for Culture and Art, Yantai Mountain Center for Culture and Art, Fuzhou, China
Emerging Imagery: Cultural History and Tradition in Contemporary View, Hanwei International Art Center, Beijing
Traces, Nolan Park, Governors Island, New York

2018
Framework: Contemporary Painting Invitation Exhibition, Art Museum of the College of Art, South China Agricultural University, Guangdong, China
Napoleon, Shanghai Himalayas Museum, Shanghai
Emerging Imagery: A Contemporary Chinese Art Exhibition, Kunstraum Villa Friede, Bonn, Germany
Erudite Teaches: 2018 National Invitational Exhibition for Excellent Works of Art College Teachers, China Art Museum, Shanghai
None Stop, Time Museum, Beijing
The Concept of Hot and Cold Hardedges: the Development Trend of the Research of a Painting Exhibition, Lingnan Art Museum, Dongguan, China
The Road of Avant-garde: Contemporary Art Exhibition, Nanshan Museum, Shenzhen, China
Open Source: Shenzhen Biennale 2018, Luohu Museum of Art, Shenzhen, China
The 1st Chongqing Oil Painting Biennale, Chongqing Museum of Art, Chongqing, China
A Truth beyond the Real - The Exploration and Reinterpretation of Perception by Fourteen Chinese Artists, Doosan Art Center, Seoul
Journey to Accomplishments: Invitational Exhibition of Chongqing Oil Painting Masters, Jinshan Ecool Art and Design Center, Chongqing, China

2017  
Social Theatre: Participation and Sharing, Museum of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing, China
The Third Aesthetics, Lotus Chen Art Museum, Beijing
Journey to the Southwest: The Exhibition of Chinese Southwestern Contemporary Art from the Long Museum Collection, Long Museum, Shanghai
Chinese New Reality Art Europe Exhibition Tour “Start from West”, Museum of Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany
Texture of Time - The Exhibition of Sichuan Fine Art Institute, National Art Museum of China, Beijing
The 3rd Western China International Art Biennale, Inner Mongolia Art Museum, Hohhot, China
The 6th Fine Arts Works Exhibition of Chongqing, Chongqing Art Museum, Chongqing, China
Ink Narrative: Special Exhibition of the 20th Anniversary of the HKSAR, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
Southwest China Thriving Energy, 541 Art Space, Sydney, Australia [itinerary: China Cultural Centre, Singapore; Chinese Culture Center in Berlin, Berlin]
The Soul Releasing in Palingenesis, Lotus Chen Art Space, Beijing
Urban Dictionary II: Streetwise of the Humbles, 33 Contemporary Art Center, Guangzhou, China
Spring In This World: An Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Artists, Je Fine Art Gallery, Shanghai

2016  
Centennial Presents in Return: Exhibition of Alumni Donation from Chen Dongsheng and Li Yifei, Wanlin Art Museum, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China
Observation/Reference/Gesture Contemporary Painting, Willis Smith Gallery, Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida
Dialogue with Manuscripts: the Secret of Painting, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai
The Exhibition of Annual of Contemporary Art of China 2015, Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing
2016 International Graphic Exhibition of Prints, Winshare Art Museum, Chengdu, China
National Art Exhibition of the Great Unity of China, National Art Museum of China, Beijing
Historicode: Scarcity and Supply - The 3rd Nanjing International Art Festival, Baijiahu Museum, Nanjing, China
Art Makes the Olympics More Beautiful, National Historical Museum of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Linda Gallery Beijing 10th Anniversary, Linda Gallery, Beijing
New Order: Altermondialisme, Just Space, Sanya, China
In Order Out of Order, Lotus Chen Art Space, Beijing

2015    
Personal Scenes, The Art Gallery of Sichuan University, Chengdu, China
From Liberation Monument To Wide Alley, Sichuan Art Museum, Chengdu, China
The Exhibition of Annual of Contemporary Art of China 2014, Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing
The 2nd Nanjing International Art Festival, Nanjing International Exhibition Center, Nanjing, China
Evolution &  Co-Presence: Chinese New Reality Painting, Fortezza da Basso, Florence, Italy
The Vivid Spirit - Chinese Contemporary Art Invitational Exhibition, Confucian Temple of Anxi, Quanzhou, China
MYTH, Whitebox Art Center, Beijing
MODEL CHINA - The First Master Star Invitational Exhibition, Songzhuang Contemporary Space, Beijing
Biography - Chinese Contemporary Art On Light Shelf, Gaea Gallery, Guangzhou, China
Transforming: Oriental Imagination VI Art Exhibition, Permanence Gallery, Beijing

2014      
Xiangjiang River Running North: Tan Guobin and Chinese Contemporary Art, Tan Guobin Contemporary Art Museum, Changsha, China
1199 People: Collection from Long Museum, Long Museum (West Bund), Shanghai
Painting the Chinese Dream - An Exhibition Celebrating the 65th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China, National Art Museum of China, Beijing
Meta-Spectacle: Multi-Logic of the Pictorial World, Shijiazhuang Art Museum, Shijiazhuang, China
Chongqing Art in Sixty Years, Chongqing Art Museum, Chongqing, China
Social Landscape - the Landscape Narration in Chinese Contemporary Painting as well as Its Cultural Concept Changes, Chengdu International Communication Center for Culture and Art Exchange, Chengdu, China

2013   
Hot Pot: A Taste of Chinese Contemporary Art, Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro, Vermont
Portrait of the Times - 30 Years of Chinese Contemporary Art, Power Station of Art, Shanghai
New Sights in Chinese Contemporary Art, Sofia Arsenal Museum for Contemporary Art, Sofia, Bulgaria [itinerary: National Contemporary Art Museum of Romania, Bucharest, Romania; National Castle Museum of Czech, Prague, Czech Republic]
Form and Consciousness - Chinese Contemporary Art in the First Exhibition, Today Art Museum, Beijing
The 1st China-Asean Biennale, AICC Asean Cultural Square Hall, Nanning, China

2012     
Re-View: Opening Exhibition of Long Museum West Bund, Long Museum (West Bund), Shanghai
Ta Shan Hui Shi - Original Works Exhibition of Contemporary Chinese Painting Masters, Shandong Art Museum, Jinan, China
The 1st China Oil Painting Biennial, China Art Museum, Beijing
The 1st Suzhou Jinji Lake Biennale, Suzhou Contemporary Art Museum, Suzhou, China
The Art of the Water Cube, Water Cube, Beijing
The 2nd Western China International Art Biennale, Yinchuan Cultural Art Center, Ningxia, China
Return of the Art: Contemporary Chinese Art from Changjiang Convergence, Changjianghui Contemporary Art Center, Chongqing, China
Creative Cities Collection Fine Arts Exhibition, The Barbican Art Center, London

2011   
Ideology and Manifestation, Winshare Art Museum, Chengdu, China
Unable Absence - Winshare Contemporary Art Display, Winshare Art Museum, Chengdu, China
Zhong Biao & Meng Yangyang: Realms of Fantasy, Olyvia Fine Art, London
Beauty & Revolution - Summer Group Show, Olyvia Fine Art, London
Splendid Ethics, Interalia Art Company, Seoul
New Dreams 2011, Guangzhou Changlong International Meeting Centre, Guangdong, China

2010     
East/West: Visually Speaking, Hilliard University Art Museum, University of Louisiana, Lafayette, Louisiana [itinerary: Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, Florida; Frost Art Museum, Miami, Florida]
China Welcomes You, Kulturspeicher Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Germany
The 1st China Nanjing Biennale, Jiangsu Provincial Art Museum, Nanjing, China
Yellow Gate, Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju, South Korea
Research Representational Painting, Times Art Museum, Beijing
The 1st Western China International Art Biennale, Yinchuan Cultural Art Center, Ningxia, China

2009 
Embrace!, Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado
Beijing-Havana, New Contemporary Chinese Art Revolution, Cuba Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba
2008 Collection Exhibition of Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju, South Korea
The 35th AJAC Exhibition of Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo
The Very Condition, Wall Art Museum, Beijing
On Love? On War?: Prominent Contemporary Chinese Artists, Stux Gallery, New York
The Ultimate of Reality, Joy Art Gallery, Beijing

2008     
Asia in Harmony - The 23rd Asian International Art Exhibition, The University City Art Museum of the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, Guangzhou, China
People-History - Exhibition of Studies of Chinese Art of the 20th Century, Art Museum of Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing
Chinese Fantasies, Found Museum, Beijing
Lovely Blossoms and Full Moon: Yuz Collection of Chinese Contemporary Art, Yuz Art Museum, Jakarta, Indonesia
Hypallage - The Post Modern Mode of Chinese Contemporary Art, Hua Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
Adidas “Gong Zhen” Sport in Art, Today Art Museum, Beijing [itinerary: RCM Art Museum, Nanjing, China; Art Museum of Luxun Fine Arts Academy, Shenyang, China; Sichuan Art Museum, Chengdu, China; The Landmark, Hong Kong]
Today’s China: Contemporary Art From China, BELvue Museum, Brussels, Belgium
Intimate Trend: Painting from Sichuan and Taiwan, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei
55 Days in Valencia - Chinese Art Meeting, Instituto Valencià d’Art Moderno, Valencia, Spain
The Sichuan Movement: New Paintings From China, National Museum, Jakarta, Indonesia
Ah! We - 30 Years of Contemporary Art Exhibition of China, National Center for Performing Arts, Beijing
Air From Last Millennium, dARTex The Danish Art Exchange, Beijing
Beijing-Athens: Contemporary Art From China, Technopolis of the City of Athens, Athens, Greece
China… Forward!, TsUM Central Universal Department Store, Moscow

2007     
UCITY, Art Museum of Guangdong Academy of Fine Arts, Guangzhou, China
China Now - Wiedergeburt des Mystischen, Cobra Museum, Amstelveen, Netherlands
Chinese Contemporary Sotsart, The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
The Supplemental History, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
Starting From the Southwest, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
One Sleep for Ten, He Jing Yuan Art Museum, Beijing
Contemporary Cultural Venation - China Version, Today Art Museum, Beijing
The Power of The Universe - Exhibition of Frontier Contemporary Chinese Art, Asia Art Center, Beijing
A Truth Beyond the Real, Doosan Art Center, Seoul
Rising Face, Geoje Art Center, Geoje, South Korea
Thermocline of Art, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany
China Ladies, Galeria Moriarty, Madrid, Spain

2006   
The Self-Made Generation - A Retrospective of New Chinese Painting, Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai
Oriental Imagination, National Art Museum of China, Beijing
China Now - Wiedergeburt des Mystischen, The Essl Collection Museum, Klosterneuburg, Austria
Hyper Design: The 6th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai
Beyond Dimensions: New Chinese Paintings, Sifang Art Museum, Nanjing, China
Chinese Contemporary Art Festival, Heyri Artists Village, Paju-si, South Korea
The Green Mountains Are Always There, Yibo Gallery, Shanghai
Body - Contemporary Art Exhibition, Nanjing Endless Contemporary Art Space, Nanjing, China

2005     
Concept Art - Contemporary Chinese Painting Exhibition, Tashi Art Museum, Macau
Archaeology of the Future: The 2nd Triennial of Chinese Art, Nanjing Museum, Nanjing, China
Tribute to 85: 2005 - 1985, Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai
Above and Below the River - Oil Paintings of the New Period in China, National Art Museum of China, Beijing
Grounding Reality, Seoul Art Center, Seoul
In the Deep of Reality - A Case of Chinese Contemporary Art, UG Beyond City, Hangzhou, China

2004     
The 1st Nominative of Fine Arts and Documenta, Art Museum of Hubei Fine Arts Institute, Wuhan, China
The 10th National Exhibition of Chinese Arts, National Art Museum of China, Beijing
Forbidden Senses - Sensuality in Contemporary Chinese Art, François Mitterrand Cultural Space, Périgueux, France
No Distance - 2004 China Building Site Avant-Garde Art Exhibition, Shangjiangcheng Construction Site, Chongqing, China

2003     
The 1st First Beijing International Art Biennale, National Art Museum of China, Beijing
The 3rd China National Exhibition of Oil Paintings, National Art Museum of China, Beijing
Image of Image, Shenzhen Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
Living Conditions - Contemporary Chinese Art, Guangdong Art Museum, Guangzhou, China
People and People - Chinese Modern and Contemporary Art Collections of Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China

2002     
Thought-Provoking Art, Chongqing Art Museum, Chongqing, China
The 1st China Trienniale Art Exposition, Guangzhou Art Museum, Guangzhou, China
Long March: A Walking Visual Exhibition, From Ruijin to Anshunchang, China
Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Painting, Santiago Museum of Contemporary Art, Santiago, Chile; Palacio Postal, Mexico City, Mexico; National Museum, Lima, Peru
Harvest - Contemporary Art Exhibition of China, China Agricultural Exhibition Center, Beijing

2001     
China Art Now!, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
Chinese Contemporary Painting, Chinese Culture Week, Salvador, São Paulo, Brazil
Chili from Chongqing, Kultur Bahnhof, Kassel, Germany
Next Generation - Contemporary Asian Art, Passage de Retz, Paris

2000   
The Individual and Society in Art - A Collection of Works of Art by Eleven Artists, Guangdong Art Museum, Guangzhou, China
Exhibition of the Collection of Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai
At the New Century: 1979-1999 China Contemporary Art Invitational Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art Chengdu, Chengdu, China

1999 
As Beautiful as Materialism - Chinese New Concept Art Exhibition, East China Normal University Art Gallery, Shanghai
Sharp New Sights - From Young Artists Born Around 1970, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China; Beijing International Art Gallery, Beijing

1997      
Walking to a New Century - Young Chinese Oil Painters, National Art Museum of China, Beijing [itinerary: Guanshanyue Art Museum, Shenzhen; Pacific Plaza, Chongqing; Art Museum of Luxun Fine Arts Academy, Shenyang, China]

1996     
The First Exhibition of the Chinese Oil Painting Society, National Art Museum of China, Beijing

1995     
History of Contemporary Chinese Oil Painting - From Realism to Post-Modernism, Galerie Theoreme, Brussels, Belgium

1991       
Chinese Oil Painting Exhibition, Chiyoda Club, Tokyo


PUBLICATIONS / MONOGRAPHS / SOLO EXHIBITION CATALOGUES

2013

Zhong Biao: The Universe of Unreality. Text by Gary G. Xu. Edizioni Charta, Milan, Italy [Published in conjunction with Zhong Biao’s solo exhibition The Universe of Unreality - 2013 Zhong Biao’s Visions]

2012
Zhong Biao ci dian [Zhong Biao Dictionary]. Text by Zhong Biao. Harper's Bazaar Art, Beijing

2010
Zhong Biao. Edited by Zhong Qian. Timezone 8, Hong Kong and Beijing
Hai shi shen lou [Mirage]. Text and image by Zhong Biao. Chongqing Publishing House, Chongqing, China

2007
Chu shen ru hua [Beyond Painting]. Text and image by Zhong Biao. Cheng Xindong Publishing Company, Beijing

1997
The Fable of Life: Oil Paintings by Zhong Biao. Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong [Published in conjunction with Zhong Biao’s solo exhibition Zhong Biao: The Fable of Life]


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwanju, South Korea