Shen Shaomin

Shen Shaomin, Handle with Care N. 73, 2015, oil on canvas, 193x193 cm

Shen Shaomin, Handle with care No. 2, 2016, oil on canvas, 200x168 cm

Shen Shaomin, Handle with Care - Concetto spaziale. La fine di Dio, 2018, oil on canvas, 178x123 cm

Shen Shaomin, Handle With Care No. 67, 2015, oil on canvas, 91,4x61 cm

Shen Shaomin, Handle with Care - Velocità astratta + rumore, 2018, oil on canvas, 54,5x76,5 cm

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Shen Shaomin was born in 1956 in Heilongjiang Province, China. Shaomin studies the explicit brutality of human nature through his multimedia works. His artistic research includes the realization of experimental kinetic sculptures made from animal bones and borns from the confict between the artist and the Anthropocene.These works want to represent the consequences of human desire and artificiality.            

His research continues with resin works where Shaomin, chooses to produce sleeping animal and human figures, which leads the observer to a reflect upon reality and imagination. Among his most recent works are those of Handle With Care series where the artist reproduces on canvas, bubble wrap packaging that seem to wrap famous works of modern art, by making use of the trompe l'oeil technique. This series originates from Shaomin's studies on the greates exponent of American Pop Art, Andy Warhol, who used to work on his artworks following an industrial process. In 2012, Shaomin opened his Beijing studio to young Australian artists with the aim of promoting a better relationship of cultural and artistic exchange between China and Australia.

There are several exhibitions dedicated to Shen Shaomin and many group exhibitions in which he has partecipated. His works are exhibited in several international private and museum collections. Shen Shaomin lives and works between Sydney and Beijing.

 

2018

This side up: FRAGILE, Mucciaccia Contemporary, Rome

2017

Keep Upright, Klein Sun Gallery, New York, United States

2015

There is no problem, Redtory Museum of Contemporary Art, Guangzhou, China

Handle With Care, Klein Sun Gallery, New York, United States

2014

So What, Breeze, White Box Museum of Art, Beijing, China

2013

I Touched the Voice of God, Eli Klein Fine Art, New York, United States

2011

The Day After Tomorrow, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney, Australia

2010

Distortion, Eli Klein Fine Art, New York, United States

One Monk Temple, ARTCHANNEL, Beijing, China

2008

Experimental Studio, Frey Norris Gallery, San Francisco, United States

Shen Shaomin: Unassailable (Activated Organism), Osage Kwun Tong, Hong Kong

2007

Project No.1—Solo Exhibition of Shaomin SHEN, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

Kowtow Pump, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

Bonsai, Courtyard Gallery, Beijing, China

Fighter-X, Platform China, Beijing, China

2006

Scary Monsters, Osage Contemporary Art Space, Hong Kong, China

2005

Creature Factory, Urs Meile Gallery, Lucerne, Switzerland

2001

Transplantation, Asia-Australia Art Centre, Sydney, Australia

1995

Dialogue, East & West Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2018

Capital@Art.International, Ost-Stern, Frankfurt, Germany

2017

Hong Kong: Encounters 2017, Art Basel, Hong Kong, China

Almost There, Jorge B. Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines

Fields of Communion - The 4th Shenzhen Public Sculpture Exhibition, Shenzhen Central Park, Shenzhen, China, Art Busan, Busan, South Korea

2016

East Bridge 2015-2016: Plastic Garden, Korean & Chinese Contemporary Art, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea

Busan Biennale, Busan, South Korea

Chinese Whispers: Recent Art from the Sigg and M+ Collections, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland

The Layered Image, Institute for Curatorial Practice at Hampshire College, Hampshire College online exhibition

The Archer of Autumn Grove Crossing, The Decameron – BMCA Documenting Art, Wenyu River, Wenyu, China

2015

East Bridge 2015-2016: Plastic Garden, Korean & Chinese Contemporary Art, 798 Art Factory, Beijing, China

Immortal Present: Art and East Asia, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, United States

Civilization Round III: Jiang Ling, Hubei Institute of Fine Arts, Hubei, China

Peers, Shan Hai Museum, Beijing, China

Open Sea, Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon, Lyon, France

After Utopia: Revisiting the Ideal in Asian Contemporary Art, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

Go East, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

2014

Xinjiang Biennale, Urumqi, China

Fusion Convergence, T Museum, Hangzhou, China

Start - International Exhibition of the Chinese Contemporary Ceramic Art, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

2013

Serve the People, White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney, Australia

Hot Pot: A Taste of Contemporary Chinese Art, Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro, Vermont, United States

Individual Growth – Momentum of Contemporary Art, Tianjin Art Museum, Tianjin, China

A Better Tomorrow, Yan Club Arts Center, Beijing, China

2012

Go Figure! Contemporary Chinese Portraiture, Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Paddington, Australia

The 9th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China

The 4th Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangdong, China

Busan Biennale, Busan Museum of Art, Busan, South Korea

The First Kiev International Biennale of Contemporary Art, Kiev, Ukraine

2011

An Ode to Discernment, Eli Klein Fine Art, New York, United States

Mutation, 798 Art Bridge Gallery, Beijing, China

Flora and Fauna: MAD about Nature, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, United States

Scenes from Within: Contemporary Art from China, Blackbridge Hall Art Gallery, Georgia College, Milledgeville, United States

BAD Exhibition, Pin Gallery, Beijing, China

2010

Absolute Distance, White Space, Beijing, China; MK2 Art Space, Beijing, China

Myriad Things, Himalayas Art Museum, Shanghai, China

Last Words, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney, Australia

17th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Dead or Alive, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, United States

2009

NatureNation, Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, Israel

Human Nature, Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, Austria

The Home Court: An Exhibition of Contemporary Art, White Box Museum of Art, Beijing, China

A Conversation with Chicago: Contemporary Sculptures from China, Millennium Park, Chicago, United States

I Want Talk to You: Film & Video Show, T. Art Center, Beijing, China

China China China!!! - Contemporary Chinese Art Beyond the Global Market, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom

Zhong Jian: Midway, Wollongong City Gallery Traveling Exhibition, China and Australia

Re-Imagining Asia: A Thousand Years of Separation, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, United Kingdom

19GAME, T. Art Center, Beijing, China

2008

Shen Shaomin and Zhang Dali, Eli Klein Fine Art, New York, United States

Intrude: Art & Life 366, Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China

China Independent Film Festival, South Visual Art Museum, Nanjing, China

Hunting Birds, Tang Contemporary Art Center, Beijing, China

The Inside & Outside Art History, Found Art Museum, Beijing, China

Shanghai MoCA Envisage II-Butterfly Dream, MoCA Shanghai, Shanghai, China

China Contemporary Art Triennial, Nanjing Museum, Nanjing, China

China Contemporary Art Biennale 2008, Yuangong Museum, Shanghai, China

2D/3D Negotiating Visual Languages, PKM Gallery, Beijing, China

Beyond Reminiscence, Beijing Center for the Arts, Beijing, China

Chinese Gardens For Living, National Art Collection Museum, Dresden, Germany

Portraying Food, Walsh Gallery, Chicago, United States

Critical Moment, OV Gallery, Shanghai, China

New World Order, Groningen Museum, Groningen, Netherlands

Re-imagining Asia, House of World Culture, Berlin, Germany

China China China - Contemporary Chinese Art Beyond the Global Market, Museo di Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy

Let’s Consume, Xin Dong Cheng Space for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

New Vista, White Space, Beijing, China

Inter Electrode Horizon, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China; Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China

2007

The Power of the Universe-the Frontier of Contemporary Chinese Art, Asia Art Center, Beijing, China

Destination-Installation Art Exhibition, Oriental Vista Art Collections, Shanghai, China

Soft Power - Asian Attitude, Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China

Wild Beast, Gallery Mook, Beijing, China

To Get Down to Brass Tacks, Osage Art Space, Shanghai, China

Thermocline of Art: New Asian Waves, ZKM Museum, Karlsruhe, Germany

A Vision of the Future, Osage Gallery, Hong Kong, China

2006

Floweriness, Song Zhuang Art Museum, Beijing, China

Double-kick cracker, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

Susi: Key to Chinese Art Today, Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Manila, Philippines

Liverpool Biennial 2006, Liverpool, United Kingdom

From Polar Region to Tie Xi Qu –Exhibition of Contemporary Art in Northeast, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangdong, China

Endless Clone, Space Leum, Beijing, China

Singapore Contemporary Art Show, Esplanade, Singapore

2005

The Second Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Art Museum, Guangzhou, China

Grounding Reality - Chinese Contemporary Art, Seoul Art Center, Seoul, South Korea

Two Asias, Two Europes, Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China

Ten Thousand Years, Postmodern City, Beijing, China

Hanover Art fair, Kunsthalle Faust, Hanover, Germany

Unusual Scene, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

City Net Asia 2005, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea

Mahjong Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland

2004

Is it what?, Shaanxi Provincial Art Museum, Xi’an, China

The 1st Architectural Biennial, Beijing, China

Asian Traffic, Asia-Australia Art Centre, Sydney, Australia

2003

Open Sky, Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China

Left Wing, Left Bank Community, Beijing, China

Alternative Modernity, X-Ray Art Centre, Beijing, China

Düsseldorf Art Exhibition, Museum Kunst Palast, Ehrenhof, Düsseldorf, Germany

Science Fictions, Earl Lu Gallery, Singapore

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Beijing Shan Hai Art Museum, Beijing, China

Droga 8 Collection, Sydney, Australia

Heilongjiang Art Museum, Harbin, China

Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, United States

M+ Sigg Collection, Hong Kong, China

Museum of Arts and Design, New York, United States

Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia

The Red Mansion Foundation, London, United Kingdom

The Saatchi Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney, Australia

Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

White Rabbit Collection, Sydney, Australia

Redtory Museum of Contemporary Art, Guangzhou, China