b. 1962, Daqing, Heilongjiang Province, China
Yue Minjun is one of the leading figures of Chinese contemporary art and internationally renowned artists. He currently lives and works in Beijing, China. Yue Minjun had been creating this exaggerated “Self-image” since the beginning of the 1990s. And in recent years, this image has been used in the field of sculpture and printmaking. Sometimes “it” appears independently, or collectively. “It” closes its eyes and laughs grinningly; with dramatic gestures and confidence.
He became the cover story of Time magazine in 2007, and nominated as one of the “Person of the Year 2007 - People Who Mattered”, on the list of the five award winners, there were Putin, Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton etc., Yue Minjun was the only Chinese, and only artist who had been nominated, Time described Yue Minjun as: “If you think China has a close relationship with the current and future status of the world, then this is the man to paint China”.
On the other hand, Yue Minjun’s artworks have been collected by domestic and foreign art institutions, galleries and museums. For example, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Denver Art Museum, The Culture Centre of Francois Mitterrand, Busan Museum of Art, Guangdong Museum of Art, Shenzhen Art Museum and other important institutions have all brought Yue’s works into their permanent collections.
Since participated in the 48th Venice Biennale in 1999, Yue had been invited as one of the regular contemporary Chinese artists in every Venice Biennale, which demonstrates his profound artistic contribution, and his distinctive artistic characteristics have established the non-negligible importance in contemporary Chinese art and the world stage.
A Dream Within a Dream
Ai Weiwei /Ayka Go / Dinh Q Le / Gerald Davis / Raffy Napay / Wang Jian Wei / Yue Minjun / Yunizar
Curated by Michela Sena
3.31 - 5.03, 2020
Yue Minjun Solo Exhibition - Smile at the Flower Sermon
Curated by Fiona Lu
3.24 - 4.30, 2022
Hong Kong - H Queen's