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Zhu Jinshi

Born in Beijing, China, 1954

Education
Artists-in-Berlin Residency Program scholarship, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Architecture Department lectureship at Berlin Technical University, Germany
Artist residency at the Banff Center, Canada

Lives and works in Beijing, China

One-Person Exhibitions

2020
Li Bai's Snow, Tang Contemporary Art, Hong Kong
Wood · Character, Fusion Art Center, Beijing, China

2018
Ganjiakou 303, Pearl Lam Galleries, Shanghai, China
Rejecting River Currents, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
The Ship of Time, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

2017
Presence of Whiteness, Pearl Lam Galleries, Singapore

2016
Blum & Poe, New York, NY g
Yuan Art Museum, Beijing, China
Detached from Colour, Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong, China

2015
Performance in Paint, Inside-Out Museum, Beijing, China

2014
Simplicity, Pearl Lam Galleries, Singapore

2013
The Reality of Paint, Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong, China
Zhu Jinshi Special Project “Boat”, Pearl Lam Galleries at Art12, London UK
ADAA: The Art Show 2013, Blum & Poe, New York, NY

2012
Boat, Pearl Lam Special Project Space, Shanghai, China
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA

2010
New Abstract, 604J Gallery/604H Gallery, Busan, South Korea
Hongje Gallery/Shinsegae Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

2009
Social Chromatology, Joy Art Space, Beijing, China

2008
Power and Territory, Arario Gallery, Beijing, China

2007
Four Tables, Sihe Yuan Gallery, Beijing, China

2006
Plane Pattern, Tongzhou Private Art Center, Beijing, China

2004
Tea House, Passau Abulant Gallery, Munich, Germany

2002
On the Road, Prague City Museum, Czech Republic

2000
Empty Time, Vostell Gallery, Berlin, Germany

1999
Diary in Bamboo Forest, Weitendorf Art Association, Germany

1998
Empty Space, Saarbruecken City Gallery, Germany
Return to Origin, Ulm Art Association, Germany
Feng, Banff Center for the Arts, Banff, Canada
Ancient Town, Hartwig Gallery, Bremen, Germany

1997
Tao of Rice Paper, Vancouver Museum, Vancouver, Canada

1996
Impermanence, Art Museum of Capital Normal University, Beijing, China
Mianbi (In Front of Steep Wall), Berlin Georg-Kolbe Museum, Germany

1995
Houhai Knot, Houhai, Beijing, China
Houhai Lake art project, Houhai, Beijing, China
Moment, The Arts Ruin, Berlin, Germany

1994
Wooden Architecture, Zhaoyao Gallery, Beijing, China

1990
Fangzhen, Berlin DAAD Gallery, Germany

Group Exhibitions

2020
The Scar, Busan Museum of Art, Busan, South Korea
Uncommon Language, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
AND NOW, curated by David Williams, White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Ways of Working: Artists' Time, Space and Body, curated by Sheng Wei, One Art Museum, Beijing, China

2019
Painting and Existing, Tang Contemporary Art, Hong Kong, China
The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles,
CA; traveled to Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL; Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada 
What You See Is What You Get, Pearl Lam Galleries, Singapore
A Fairy Tale of Red Times: Works from the White Rabbit Collection, National Museum of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Jining Art Museum, Jining, China
Presenting Unparalleled Journey through Contemporary Art of Past 50 Years, Rubell Museum Contemporary Arts Foundation, Miami, FL

2018
'Vis-À-Vis' Dual-Space, Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong, China
Supernatural, White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2016
Black., Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA

2015
28 Chinese, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA

2014
Thick Paint: Jean Fautrier, Franz West, Zhu Jinshi, Luxembourg & Dayan, New York, NY
Where Does It All Begin? Contemporary Abstract Art in Asia and the West, Pearl Lam Galleries, Singapore
Art14, Pearl Lam Galleries, London, UK

2013
28 Chinese, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL

2012
Chinese Contemporary Abstract, 1980s Until Present: MINDMAP, Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong, China
Alone Together, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL

2011
China International Gallery Exposition 2011 (CIGE), Contrasts Gallery, Beijing, ChinaWu Ming, Form is Formless: Chinese Contemporary Abstract Art, Contrasts Gallery, Shanghai, China
Mind Space: Minimalism in Contrasts, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

2010
Asian Landmark, Iberia Art Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
Mind Space: Minimalism, Contrasts Gallery, Shanghai, China

2009
Exhibition of Abstract Paintings, Shui Mu Art Space, Beijing, China
Yi School, Today Museum, Beijing, China

2008
Community of tastes, Iberia Art Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
YI Pai: 30 years of “Abstract” Art in China, La Caixa Forum, Palma; Barcelona and Madrid, Spain
Apartment Art in China 1970s—1990s, Shui Mu Art space, Beijing, China

2007
What is Mono-ha?, Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, Beijing, China
Abstract painting, Deshan Art Space, Beijing, China
Energe first today´s documents, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
China Now, Cobra Museum, Amstelveen, Netherlands

2006
Hyper Design: 6th Shanghai Biennial Exhibition, Shanghai, China
China Now: Art in Times of Change, Essl Museum, Vienna, Austria
Ruin Painting, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

2005
Century and Paradise: Chengdu Biennial Exhibition, Chengdu, China
Beauty, Berlin-Beijing, Berlin Alexander Ochs Gallery, Germany
Ink and Paper, Weima Art Museum, Germany

2004
3rd Oberschwaben Triennial Exhibition for Contemporary Art, Germany
China Moon, The Watermill Center, Water Mill, NY

2003
Chinese Maximism, Art Museum of University Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
Chinese Century Temple Art Museum, Beijing, China

2002
1st Guangzhou Triennial Exhibition, China

2000
Hometown Art, Palace of World Culture, Berlin, Germany
On the Way, Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
Time and Timeless, Egon Schiele Art Center, Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

1999
The Same Voice, Ludwigsburger Royal Palace Art Festival, Germany

1998
Light and Paper, Leopold Hoesch Museum, Duren, Germany

1997
Unfashionable, Kirin Art Space Museum, Tokyo, Japan
National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
Mitsubishi.Jisho Art Museum Fukuoka, Japan

1996
Art Exhibition of China, Korea and Japan, Art Center, Suwon, South Korea

1995
Orientation: 4th Istanbul Biennial Exhibition, Istanbul, Turkey
Perspicacity, Bonn Commonwealth Art Museum, Germany
Mouth Open, Eyes Shut, Art Museum of Capital Normal University, Beijing, China

1993
Chinese Avant-garde Art, Palace of World Culture, Berlin, Germany
Chinese Art, Aschaffenburg City Galerie, Aschaffenburg, Germany
Night Rainbow, Oderberg Street Art Festival, Berlin, Germany
My Home is Your Home, Museum of Modern Art, Lòdz, Poland

1992
Chinese Contemporary Art, Z Gallery, New York, NY

1991
Chinese Contemporary Art, China Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Art against Violence, Starke Foundation, Berlin, Germany
Stream of Light, Ruin of Art, Berlin, Germany

1990
Freedom, Rotterdam Cultural Centre, Rotterdam, Netherlands

1987
Two Artists from Beijing, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien Art Center, Berlin, Germany

1986
Chinese Avant-garde Circuit Exhibition, New York City Gallery, New York, NY

1985
Tuhua Exhibition, Chaoyang Theater, Beijing, China

1983–85
Mehrer Underground Exhibition, Private Space, Beijing, China

1980
The 2nd Xing Xing (Star) Exhibition, Chinese National Museum, Beijing, China

1979
The 1st Xing Xing (Star) Exhibition, Gallery in Beihai Park, Beijing, China

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Catalogues

2018
Zhu Jinshi. Beijing: Tang Contemporary Art, 2018.

2014
Roselione-Valadez, Juan, ed. Rubell Family Collection: Highlights and Artists' Writings, Volume 1. Miami, FL: Rubell Family Collection/Contemporary Arts Foundation, 2014.
Thick Paint: Jean Fautrier, Franz West, Zhu Jinshi. New York: Luxembourg & Dayan, 2014.

2013
Moorhouse, Paul. Zhu Jinshi. Hong Kong: Pearl Lam Galleries, 2013.

2011
Gao, Minglu. Mind Space: Maximalism in Contrasts. Shanghai: Contrast Gallery, 2011.

2008
Gao, Minglu. La Escuela Yi: Treinta Años de Arte Abstracto Chino. Barcelona: Fundació La Caixa, 2008.
Zhu Jinshi: Quan li yu jiang shan : Power and Territory. Beijing: Arario, 2008.

2006
I Paint Therefore I Am / Fei xu: Tan Ping, Zhu Jinshi. Chengdu: Sichuan Fine Arts, 2006. 

1990
Jinshi Zhu, Fangzhen: Daadgalerie, 12. Mai - 17. Juni. Berlin: Berliner Kunstprogramm des DAAD, 1990.
Zhu Jinshi: kong de kong jian: Space of Emptiness. Saarbrücken: Stadtgalerie, 1990.

Articles and Reviews

2021
Wong, Pamela and Lauren Long. “Alternative Art Fairs Seek to Revive Art Scenes.” Artasiapacific.com, March 9, 2021.
“Exhibition – Mountains Carrying Suns.” Tokyoweekender.com, February 2021.

2020
Mitchell, Pilar. “Ten Things to Do in Sydney This Summer for Less Than $10.” Broadsheet.com.au, December 8, 2020.
Kim, Min. “Yue Minjun Exhibition Held in Seoul Arts Center.” Dong-A Ilbo, December 4, 2020.
Anderson, Jessica Cumberbatch. “An Apartment Inspired by Its Owners’ Favorite Restaurants.” NYTimes.com, November 9, 2020.
Bai, Xue. “Thick and Good.” ADStyle.com.cn, July 20, 2020.
Mee-yoo, Kwon. “Development of Chinese Modern Art on View at Busan Museum of Art.” Koreatimes.co.kr, November 8, 2020.
Westall, Mark. “10 Artworks to View at Art Basel Basel Online Viewing Rooms.” FadMagazine.com, June 18, 2020.

2018
McDonald, John. "Review: Supernatural at the White Rabbit Gallery." Sydney Morning Herald, October 19, 2018.

2016
“ArtList’s 3 Must See Shows: New Solo Shows at Blum & Poe, Casey Kaplan & Cuban Group Show at David Zwirner.” Art Market Monitor, January 8, 2016.
Creahan, D. "New York - Zhu Jinshi at Blum & Poe Through February 20th, 2016." ArtObserved.com, February 14, 2016.
Dethal, Lor. “Chinese Artist Zhu Jinshi Exhibition Coming Up with Blum & Poe New York.” Widewalls, January 2016.
Greenberg, Daniel M. Review of Zhu Jinshi. Blum & Poe, New York. Art in America (April 2016): 109.  Kwok, Nelson. "'Detached from Colour: Zhu Jinshi' at Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong
Kong." Blouin ArtInfo, October 31, 2016.
Li, Jennifer S. "Black." ArtAsiaPacific 100 (September-October 2016): 164.
Pirovano, Stefano. "This is My Truth About Chinese Art: an Interview with Zhu Jinshi (With a Three-Years Delay)." ConceptualFineArts.com, February 19, 2016.
Pollack, Barbara. "Statement Pieces." Architectural Digest (February 2016): 34.
Schlenker, Kenneth. “Artlist’s 3 Must-See Shows.” Whitewall Magazine, January 11, 2016.
Zhang, Tianmo. "Between Painting and Sculpture: Zhu Jinshi at Inside-Out Museum." Art Radar, January 15, 2016.
“Zhu Jinshi: New York Solo Exhibition.” Lodown Magazine, January 6, 2016.

2015
Burlison, Dani. “‘28 Chinese’ Highlights a Profound and Political Collection.” KQED (Arts blog),
June 5, 2015.
Engel, Bonnie. "They Lent Their Art in San Francisco." Finance Asia (Hong Kong), July 9, 2015.
Gereben, Janos. "'28 Chinese' Spotlights Contemporary Art." Examiner (San Francisco, CA), June 11, 2015.

2014
Spyrou, Andrew. "Zhu Jinshi: On Thick Paint." Elephant no. 18 (Spring 2014): 92-101. 

2013
Azzarello, Nina. "Zhu Jinshi Suspends Boat with 8,000 Sheets of Folded Rice Paper." Designboom.com, December 12, 2013.
Dex, Robert. "Art13: Rice Paper Sculpture Goes on Display for New London Art Fair." Independent (London), February 28, 2013.
Himelfarb, Ellen. "Gallerist Pearl Lam Docks Zhu Jinshi's 'Boat' at Art13 London." Wallpaper, March 4, 2013.
Gaskin, Sam. "Zhu Jinshi's Paint Confections Show at Pearl Lam HK." Artinfo.com, May 27, 2013.
Lai, Alexis. "Hong Kong Art Explosion: What to See this Month." CNN.com, May 17, 2013.
McDermott, Emily. "How Zhu Jinshi's Boat Travels." Interview.com, viewed December 18, 2013.
Percival, Lindy. "A Whiff of Fresh Perspectives." Age (Melbourne), June 1, 2013.
Wang, Sue. "Pearl Lam Galleries in Hong Kong Presents the Solo Exhibition by Zhu Jinshi." Cafa Art Info, May 14, 2013.
"Zhu Jinshi: Boat." Domus, March 12, 2013.

2012
Braithwaite, Hunter. "Zhu Jinshi." Miami Rail (Winter 2012). 
Caldwell, Ellen C. "Oil Paint Porn: Zhu Jinshi at Blum & Poe," New American Paintings (blog), July 6, 2012. “Zhu Jinshi: Artist Profile.” B Beyond, no. 1 (2012): 80-87.

2010
Movius, Lisa. “Mind Space: Contrasts.” Art in America 98, no. 9 (October 2010):
200-201.

Museum and Public Collections

Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA
Basma Al Sulaiman Museum of Contemporary Art, Saudi Arabia
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Busan Museum of Art, Busan, South Korea
Chang Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan
Deutsche Bank Collection, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
East West Bank, USA
Fubon Art Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan
Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
Inside-Out Art Museum, Beijing, China
Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
M+ Museum for Visual Culture, Hong Kong, China
Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea
Picasso Foundation, Màlaga, Spain
Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL
Saarbruecken City Gallery, Germany
Schaufler Collection, Sindelfingen, Germany
Song Museum, Beijing, China 
Today Art Museum, China, Beijing, China
Wall Museum, Beijing, China
The Watermill Center, Water Mill, NY
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
White Rabbit Collection, Sydney, Australia

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