Shen Shaomin

Shen Shaomin, Handle with Care No. 73, 2015, olio su tela, 193x193 cm

Shen Shaomin, Handle with care No. 2, 2016, olio su tela, 200x168 cm

Shen Shaomin, Handle with Care No. 67, 2015, olio su tela, 91,4x61 cm

Shen Shaomin, Handle with Care - Concetto spaziale. La fine di Dio, 2018, olio su tela, 178x123 cm

Shen Shaomin, Handle with care -Velocità astratta + rumore, 2018, olio su tela, 54,5x76,5 cm

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Shen Shaomin è nato nel 1956 nella Provincia di Heilongjiang, Cina. Shaomin studia l’esplicita brutalità della natura umana attraverso i suoi lavori multimediali. La sua ricerca artistica comprende la realizzazione di sculture cinetiche sperimentali composte da ossa di animali e nate dal conflitto tra l'artista e l'Antropocene. Tali opere volgiono rappresentare le conseguenze del desiderio umano e l'artificialtà. 

La ricerca continua con lavori in resina dove Shaomin, sceglie di produrre figure umane e di animali: ciò conduce l’osservatore a una riflessione tra il reale e l’immaginario. Tra i lavori più recenti vi sono quelli della serie Handle With Care, dove l’artista riproduce su tela, con la tecnica trompe l’oeil, imballaggi di pluriball che sembrano avvolgere celebri opere dell’arte moderna. Questa serie  nasce dagli studi di Shaomin sul maggiore esponente della della Pop Art americana, Andy Warhol, il quale era solito lavorare sulle sue opere seguendo un processo industriale.Nel 2012, Shaomin ha aperto il suo studio di Pechino a giovani artisti australiani con l’intento di promuovere un miglior rapporto di scambio culturale e artistico tra la Cina e l’Australia.

Sono numerose le mostre personali dedicate a Shen Shaomin e altrettante le collettive a cui ha partecipato. Le sue opere sono in numerose collezioni pubbliche e museali internazionali.

Shen Shaomin vive e lavora tra Sidney e Pechino.

2018

This side up: FRAGILE, Mucciaccia Contemporary, Roma

2017

Keep Upright, Klein Sun Gallery, New York, Stati Uniti d'America

2015

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

Handle With Care, Klein Sun Gallery, New York, Stati Uniti d'America

2014

So What, Breeze, White Box Art Museum, Beijing, Cina

2013

I Touched the Voice of God, Eli Klein Fine Art, New York, Stati Uniti d'America

2011

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

2010

Distortion, Eli Klein Fine Art, New York, Stati Uniti d'America

One Monk Temple, ARTCHANNEL, Beijing, Cina

2008

Experimental Studio, Frey Norris Gallery, San Francisco, Stati Uniti d'America

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

2007

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

Kowtow Pump, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, Cina

Bonsai, Courtyard Gallery, Beijing, Cina

Fighter-X, Platform China, Beijing, Cina

2006

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

2005

Creature Factory, Urs Meile Gallery, Lucerna, Svizzera

2001

Transplantation, Asia-Australia Art Centre, Sydney, Australia

1995

Dialogue, East & West Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2018

Capital@Art.International, Ost-Stern, Francoforte, Germania

2017

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

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

Fields of Communion - The 4th Shenzhen Public Sculpture Exhibition, Shenzhen Central Park, Shenzhen, Cina

2016

East Bridge 2015-2016: Plastic Garden, Korean & Chinese Contemporary Art, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Corea del Sud

Busan Biennale, Busan, Corea del Sud

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

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, Cina

2015

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

Immortal Present: Art and East Asia, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Stati Uniti d'America

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

Peers, Shan Hai Museum, Pechino, Cina

Open Sea, Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon, Lione, Francia

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, Cina

Fusion Convergence, T Museum, Hangzhou, Cina

Start - International Exhibition of the Chinese Contemporary Ceramic Art, Today Art Museum, Pechino, Cina

2013

Serve the People, White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney, Australia

Hot Pot: A Taste of Contemporary Chinese Art, Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro, Vermont, Stati Uniti d'America

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

A Better Tomorrow, Yan Club Arts Center, Pechino, Cina

2012

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

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

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

Busan Biennale, Busan Museum of Art, Busan, Corea del Sud

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

2011

An Ode to Discernment, Eli Klein Fine Art, New York, Stati Uniti d'America

Mutation, 798 Art Bridge Gallery, Pechino, Cina

Flora and Fauna: MAD about Nature, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, Stati Uniti d'America

Scenes from Within: Contemporary Art from China, Blackbridge Hall Art Gallery, Georgia College, Milledgeville, Stati Uniti d'America

BAD Exhibition, Pin Gallery, Pechino, Cina

2010

Absolute Distance, White Space, Pechino, Cina

MK2 Art Space, Pechino, Cina

Myriad Things, Himalayas Art Museum, Shanghai, Cina

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, Stati Uniti 

2009

NatureNation, Museum on the Seam, Gerusalemme, Israele

Human Nature, Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, Austria

The Home Court: An Exhibition of Contemporary Art, White Box Museum of Art, Pechino, Cina

A Conversation with Chicago: Contemporary Sculptures from China, Millennium Park, Chicago, Stati Uniti d'America

I Want Talk to You: Film & Video Show, T. Art Center, Pechino, Cina

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

Zhong Jian: Midway, Wollongong City Gallery Traveling Exhibition, Cina & Australia

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

19GAME, T. Art Center, Pechino, Cina

2008

Shen Shaomin and Zhang Dali, Eli Klein Fine Art, New York, Stati Uniti d'America

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

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

Hunting Birds, Tang Contemporary Art Center, Pechino, Cina

The Inside & Outside Art History, Found Art Museum, Pechino, Cina

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

China Contemporary Art Triennial, Nanjing Museum, Nanjing, Cina

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

2D/3D Negotiating Visual Languages, PKM Gallery, Pechino, Cina

Beyond Reminiscence, Beijing Center for the Arts, Pechino, Cina

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

Portraying Food, Walsh Gallery, Chicago, Stati Uniti d'America

Critical Moment, OV Gallery, Shanghai, Cina

New World Order, Groningen Museum, Groningen, Olanda

Re-imagining Asia, House of World Culture, Berlino, Germania

China China China - Contemporary Chinese Art Beyond the Global Market, Museo di Palazzo Strozzi, Firenze, Italia

Let’s Consume, Xin Dong Cheng Space for Contemporary Art, Pechino, Cina

New Vista, White Space, Pechino, Cina

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

2007

The Power of the Universe-the Frontier of Contemporary Chinese Art, Asia Art Center, Pechino, Cina

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

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

Wild Beast, Gallery Mook, Pechino, Cina

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

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

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

2006

Floweriness, Song Zhuang Art Museum, Pechino, Cina

Double-kick cracker, Tang Contemporary Art, Pechino, Cina

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

Liverpool Biennial 2006, Liverpool, Regno Unito

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

Endless Clone, Space Leum, Pechino, Cina

Singapore Contemporary Art Show, Esplanade, Singapore

2005

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

Grounding Reality - Chinese Contemporary Art, Seoul Art Center, Seoul, Corea del Sud

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

Ten Thousand Years, Postmodern City, Pechino, Cina

Hanover Art fair, Kunsthalle Faust, Hannover, Germania

Unusual Scene, Today Art Museum, Pechino, Cina

City Net Asia 2005, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Corea del Sud

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

2004

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

The 1st Architectural Biennial, Pechino, Cina

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

2003

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

Left Wing, Left Bank Community, Pechino, Cina

Alternative Modernity, X-Ray Art Centre, Pechino, Cina

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

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