Chen Danqing

b.1953, Shanghai, China

Chen Danqing is a Chinese-American artist, writer, and art critic. He is known for his realist depictions of nudes and rugged landscapes. Influenced by the paintings of Jean-François Millet, Chen empathetically portrayed Tibetan farmers and herdsman in the 1970s. He graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing in 1980. In 1982, the artist emigrated to the United States, where he spent the next 18 years writing and painting in New York. Chen returned to China in 2000 as a professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing. He was awarded the prizes “50 Most Influential Chinese Intellectuals” (2004), “Top-10 Male Elites in China” (2005), “Elites of the Era” (2011), “Most Popular Author” (2011), Honorary Professorship of School of Humanities at Zhejiang University (2011), Lucie Foundation Award (2013) and others.

He participated in numerous exhibitions worldwide, including Museum Europe D’Art Modern (Barcelona, Spain), Venice Biennale (Venice, Italy), Guggenheim Museum (New York, USA), Aros Museum (Aarhus, Denmark), Louis Blouin Foundation (London, UK), Asia Society Art Museum (New York, USA), Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art (Shanghai, China), Minsheng Art Museum (Shanghai, China) etc. His work has been acquired by various museums and institutions, such as Harvard University, Chinese Academy of Fine Arts, National Art Museum of China, Jiangsu Provincial Museum, Military Museum of Chinese People’s Revolution and private collections.

His recent solo exhibitions include “Chen Danqing: Disguise and Paintings from Life”, Tang Contemporary Art, Hong Kong, 2019, and his biggest solo exhibition “Step Back 1968 - 2019” in Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, 2019.


Echo Among Geographies

Chen Danqing, Heri Dono, Sakarin Krue-On, Qin Qi, Rodel Tapaya, Entang Wiharso, Zhao Zhao

3.18 - 4.19, 2020

Hong Kong

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Step Back 1968 - 2019 

Chen Danqing

Curated by Cui Cancan

11.02. - 12.28, 2019

Beijing 1st & 2nd Space

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Chen Danqing: Disguise and Paintings from Life

Chen Danqing

Curated by Cui Cancan

05.24. - 06.30, 2019

Hong Kong

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Hong Kong

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Central, Hong Kong

TANG Art Foundation

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Bangkok, 10100, Thailand

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