b.1960, Hebei, China
Tan Ping is an artist, educator and vice president of Chinese National Academy of Arts. He graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1984, studied in Germany in the late 1980s’ and received a master's degree and a Meisterschule degree. He also was the honorary doctor of Kingston University, dean of the Design Institute of China Central Academy of Fine Arts and vice president of CAFA. He is regarded as the leading figure of Chinese abstract art, the pioneer of the contemporary Chinese art design discipline and the promoter of Chinese experimental art discipline. Through 40 years of art practice, Tan Ping has been exploring many fields such as painting, printmaking, multimedia, design and so on. In his continuous changes and his creation full of tension, many important aspects of contemporary art were running through consistently.
Selected solo exhibitions include “Ask Again: Tan Ping Painting 2020-2022”, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou (China, 2022); “Internal Cycle”, ZiWU, Amanda Wei gallery (Hong Kong SAR, 2022); “Tan Ping: Bound | Less”, Amanda Wei gallery (Hong Kong SAR, 2022); “Tan Ping: What Is Painting 1984-2021”, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing (China, 2021); “Duet: A Tan Ping Retrospective”, YUZ Museum, Shanghai (China, 2019); “TAN PING”, Horsens Museum of Modern Art, Horsens (Denmark, 2017), etc. Selected group exhibitions include “Abstraction 2020 Part I – Cool&Hot”, Yibo Art Gallery, Shanghai (China, 2021); “Eingedunkelt”, Tan Ping, Leo Gallery, Shanghai (China, 2020); “Ways of Working: Artists’ Time, Space and Body”, One Art Museum, Beijing (China, 2020); “Painting and Existence”, Tang Contemporary Art (Hong Kong SAR, China, 2019), etc.
Tan Ping Solo Exhibition: What Is Painting 1984-2021
Curated by Cui Cancan
5.15 - 6.30, 2021
Beijing 1st Space & 2nd Space
Painting and Existence:
Chinese, Japanese and Korean Abstract Painting Travelling Exhibition
Artisits: Chen Wenji / Chi Qun / Ding Yi / Feng Lianghong / Ju Ting / Leng Guangmin / Li Kezheng / Liang Quan / Ma Shuqing / Ou Jin / Qian Jiahua / Qu Fengguo / Shang Yang / Shen Han / Shen Zhenglin / Tan Ping / Wang Yi / Wang Zhiyi / Xue Feng / Ye Zhou / Yu Youhan / Zhang Xuerui / Zhu Jinshi / Katsuyoshi Inokuma / Kim Deok Han / Mukai Shuji / Tsuyoshi Maekawa / Tetsuo Mizu / Yukihisa Isobe / Choi Myoung Young / Ha Chong Hyun / Kwon Young Woo / Lee Dong Youb / Lee Ufan / Yun Hyong Keu
Painting and Existence
Artists: Ding Yi, Shang Yang, Yu Youhan, Chen Wenji, Tan Ping, Zhu Jinshi, Kazuo Shiraga, Shozo Shimamoto, Atsuko Tanaka, Tsuyoshi Maekawa, Yun Hyong-Keun
02.15. - 03.16, 2019
10.31 - 12.12, 2020
Beijing 1st&2nd Space