Chen Yufan Solo Exhibition
05.07 - 06.07. 2020
Tang Contemporary Art Bangkok is proud to present a major solo exhibition for Chen Yufan on May 7, 2020. This exhibition is an important overview of many years of Chen's work, showcasing some of his classic pieces, as well as his more recent mixed media and installation works. Becoming One, Real Facade, Ideal Place, Cut Landscape, Imprecise Landscape, Throw into the sky, 3998, and Source present one artist's multi-layered visual and spiritual realms, from form to media, from concept to method, and from material to space.
Constant changes and shifts in time and space and subtle observations and perceptual experiences within changing environments are sources for Chen Yufan's work. He was born in Putjana in Fujian Province, then he went to Fuzhou to study. Later, he lived and worked in Hangzhou and Shanghai, and in these journeys changes in time and space were not confined to a region; they also encompassed the past histories, real structures, and cultural pursuits of his surroundings. Finding himself in these environments, Chen has experienced and observed his own evolution: "This space is not simply physical; it is more of a psychological migration. The dimensions of physical space cannot be changed, but we attempt to change our own mental spaces.
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was born in 1973 in Putian, Fujian.
Chen Yufan graduated from College of Fine Art, Fujian Normal University in 1997, and from the post-graduate class of Integrate Art Department, China Academy of Art in 2007, Chen Yufan currently lives in Shanghai.
His selected solo exhibitions include: Ideal Places – Chen Yuan New Works (AYE Gallery, Beijing,2018), Mulan River – Voyage (organized by A+ Contemporary, Taipei, 2018), Mulan River-Cuò (Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Petach Tikva, Israel, 2017), A Rolling Stone (Arario Museum, Jeju, Korea, 2017), Chen Yufan (Ginkgo Space, Beijing, 2016), White-Chen Yufan + Chen Yujun (Tang Contemporary Art, Hong Kong, 2016), Chen Yufan (organized by A+ Contemporary, Taipei, 2015), Beyond the White, Beneath the Black – Chen Yufan Solo Exhibition (Anxin Trust Co. Ltd. – Artemis, Shanghai, 2015), Chen Yufan & Chen Yujun-Space Graphy No.1 (AYE Gallery, Beijing, 2014), Mulan River-Unsettled (Zhong Gallery, Berlin, 2012), The Folding Time-Chen Yufan’s Latest Works 2012 (AYE Gallery, Beijing, 2012), Chen Yujun and Chen Yufan- Mulan River Project (Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, 2011), Into One (AYE Gallery, Beijing, 2010).
His selected group exhibitions include: Walk East (Mofeimo Gallery, Qingdao, 2018), Becoming (Today Art Museum, Beijing, 2018), Another Aleph – Chinese and German Contemporary Art Exhibition & De Gallery Opening Exhibition (De Gallery, Xiamen,2018), Public Art Project-Rhapsody (Wongtee Plaza, Shenzhen, 2018), Frontier: Re-assessment of Post-Globalisational Politics (OCT Contemporary Art Terminal Shanghai, Shanghai, 2017), All happens after sunset… (MoCA Pavilion, Shanghai, 2017), Blank Cheque (CFA Gallery, Berlin, 2017), The Exhibition of Annual of Contemporary Art of China 2015 (Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing; Museum of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing, China; Jiangsu Modern Art Museum, Nankin, 2016), This is Not Painting – Exploring the Boundary of Painting (Asia Art Center Taipei II, Taipei, 2015), The 8th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale: We Have Never Participated (OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen, 2015), Mulan River-Unsettled (Leipzig Cotton Mill, Leipzig, 2013), Fuck off 2 (Groninger Museum, Groningen, 2013), Mirror and Shadow: Contemporary Art from China (National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, 2013), On | Off: China’s Young Artists in Concept & Practice (Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, 2013), Gwangju Biennale Special Exhibition: Ctrl+N – Non-linear Practice (Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju, 2012).
His artworks were collected in: The White Rabbit Gallery (Sydney), The Guy & Myriam Ullens Foundation Collection (Switzerland), Uli Sigg Collection (Switzerland) and Arario Museum (Seoul).