Born in Beijing, China, 1954
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
Accidental Aesthetics, Tang Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea
Li Bai's Snow, Tang Contemporary Art, Hong Kong
Wood · Character, Fusion Art Center, Beijing, China
Ganjiakou 303, Pearl Lam Galleries, Shanghai, China
Rejecting River Currents, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
The Ship of Time, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
Presence of Whiteness, Pearl Lam Galleries, Singapore
Blum & Poe, New York, NY g
Yuan Art Museum, Beijing, China
Detached from Colour, Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong, China
Performance in Paint, Inside-Out Museum, Beijing, China
Simplicity, Pearl Lam Galleries, Singapore
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
Boat, Pearl Lam Special Project Space, Shanghai, China
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
New Abstract, 604J Gallery/604H Gallery, Busan, South Korea
Hongje Gallery/Shinsegae Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
Social Chromatology, Joy Art Space, Beijing, China
Power and Territory, Arario Gallery, Beijing, China
Four Tables, Sihe Yuan Gallery, Beijing, China
Plane Pattern, Tongzhou Private Art Center, Beijing, China
Tea House, Passau Abulant Gallery, Munich, Germany
On the Road, Prague City Museum, Czech Republic
Empty Time, Vostell Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Diary in Bamboo Forest, Weitendorf Art Association, Germany
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
Tao of Rice Paper, Vancouver Museum, Vancouver, Canada
Impermanence, Art Museum of Capital Normal University, Beijing, China
Mianbi (In Front of Steep Wall), Berlin Georg-Kolbe Museum, Germany
Houhai Knot, Houhai, Beijing, China
Houhai Lake art project, Houhai, Beijing, China
Moment, The Arts Ruin, Berlin, Germany
Wooden Architecture, Zhaoyao Gallery, Beijing, China
Fangzhen, Berlin DAAD Gallery, Germany
Mountains Carrying Suns, Blum & Poe, Tokyo, Japan
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
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
'Vis-À-Vis' Dual-Space, Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong, China
Supernatural, White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Black., Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
28 Chinese, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA
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
28 Chinese, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL
Chinese Contemporary Abstract, 1980s Until Present: MINDMAP, Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong, China
Alone Together, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL
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
Asian Landmark, Iberia Art Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
Mind Space: Minimalism, Contrasts Gallery, Shanghai, China
Exhibition of Abstract Paintings, Shui Mu Art Space, Beijing, China
Yi School, Today Museum, Beijing, China
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
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
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
Century and Paradise: Chengdu Biennial Exhibition, Chengdu, China
Beauty, Berlin-Beijing, Berlin Alexander Ochs Gallery, Germany
Ink and Paper, Weima Art Museum, Germany
3rd Oberschwaben Triennial Exhibition for Contemporary Art, Germany
China Moon, The Watermill Center, Water Mill, NY
Chinese Maximism, Art Museum of University Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
Chinese Century Temple Art Museum, Beijing, China
1st Guangzhou Triennial Exhibition, China
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
The Same Voice, Ludwigsburger Royal Palace Art Festival, Germany
Light and Paper, Leopold Hoesch Museum, Duren, Germany
Unfashionable, Kirin Art Space Museum, Tokyo, Japan
National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
Mitsubishi.Jisho Art Museum Fukuoka, Japan
Art Exhibition of China, Korea and Japan, Art Center, Suwon, South Korea
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
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
Chinese Contemporary Art, Z Gallery, New York, NY
Chinese Contemporary Art, China Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Art against Violence, Starke Foundation, Berlin, Germany
Stream of Light, Ruin of Art, Berlin, Germany
Freedom, Rotterdam Cultural Centre, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Two Artists from Beijing, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien Art Center, Berlin, Germany
Chinese Avant-garde Circuit Exhibition, New York City Gallery, New York, NY
Tuhua Exhibition, Chaoyang Theater, Beijing, China
Mehrer Underground Exhibition, Private Space, Beijing, China
The 2nd Xing Xing (Star) Exhibition, Chinese National Museum, Beijing, China
The 1st Xing Xing (Star) Exhibition, Gallery in Beihai Park, Beijing, China
Zhu Jinshi. Beijing: Tang Contemporary Art, 2022.
Zhu Jinshi. Beijing: Tang Contemporary Art, 2018.
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.
Moorhouse, Paul. Zhu Jinshi. Hong Kong: Pearl Lam Galleries, 2013.
Gao, Minglu. Mind Space: Maximalism in Contrasts. Shanghai: Contrast Gallery, 2011.
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.
I Paint Therefore I Am / Fei xu: Tan Ping, Zhu Jinshi. Chengdu: Sichuan Fine Arts, 2006.
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
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.
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.
Walton, Inga. “Three Exhibitions at The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.” Yishu 19, no. 2 (March/April 2020): 66-69.
McDonald, John. "Review: Supernatural at the White Rabbit Gallery." Sydney Morning Herald, October 19, 2018.
“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.
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.
Spyrou, Andrew. "Zhu Jinshi: On Thick Paint." Elephant no. 18 (Spring 2014): 92-101.
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.
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.
Movius, Lisa. “Mind Space: Contrasts.” Art in America 98, no. 9 (October 2010):
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