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SHAO YINONG
Born    1961, Xining, Qinghai Province, China
Educated: 1982, Qinghai Normal University
1987, Assistant Lector Class of Oil Painting Department Central Academy of Fine Arts
Currently lives and works in Beijing.

MU CHEN
Born   1970, Dandong, Liaoning Province, China
Educated: 1995, People’s University of China, Photojournalism, MA
Currently lives and works in Beijing.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2012
A History of Chinese Contemporary Photography, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Brussels, Belgium

2008    
Between Sky and Earth- White Dews, Shaoyinong solo exhibition,
10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong
Between Sky and Earth-Beginning of Summer, Shaoyinong solo exhibition, Art Channel, Beijing

2005    
Photographs,
10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hongkong
The Assembly Halls, FotoGrafia-Festival Internazionale di Roma, Museum of Trastevere in Rome, Italy
Shaoyinong and Muchen Works, Grace Alexander Contemporary Art Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
Photography Works Exhibition, Taiwan International Visual Art Center, Taipei

2004    
Shaoyinong and Muchen Works, China Art Archives & Warehouse, Beijing
Shaoyinong and Muchen Works, Taiwan International Visual Art Center, Taibei
Illusion of Memory, Goedhuis Contemporary, NewYork, USA
Shaoyinong and Muchen Works, Chinese Contemporary, London, UK

2003                  
Shaoyinong and Muchen Works, Rencontres d’ Arles,
France

2002    
Family Register,
Courtyard Gallery, Beijing
Shaoyinong and Muchen Works,  Pingyao International Photography Exhibition, Shanxi

1996    
Shao Yinong Oil Painting Exhibition,
TAO Gallery, Beijing

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2009
The China Project, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
LandMark, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2008          
Political Minimalism,KW, Berlin, Germany
Farewell to Postcolonialism-the Third Guangzhou Triennial, Guangzhou, China
Make up-Liverpool Biennial, FACT, Liverpool, UK (Muchen)
New World Order-Contemporary Installation Art and Photography from China, Groninger Museum,
     the Netherlands
Chinese Freedom, T Space, Beijing
Under the Sky, International Positions in Contemporary Painting,White Space, Beijing
Spring Training, Beijing 2008, Pekin Fine Arts, Beijing
Chinese Fantasies-Found Museum opening exhibition, Beijing
Zhù Yì ! China actual photography ,Palau de la Virreina,Barcelona, Spain

2007          
Landscape & Memory II, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA
VIE PRIVEE, Musee de Jurmala, Musee de Ventspils, Maison des expositions, France
Expiorations Narratives-Replaying narrative, Le Mois de Photo a Montreal, Maison de la Culture, 2007
The Thermocline – New Asian Waves, ZKM, Karlsruhe , Germany
China Now, Cobra Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Amstelveen Netherlands
ZHUYI! Actual Photography from China?Atrium Art Museum, Madrid, Spain
Chinese Contemporary Sotsart, the State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Collective Identity?Chinese Arts Centre?Manchester?UK; University Museum and Art Gallery of the                Univeristy of Hong Kong
Made in China: Contemporary Chinese Art, Israel Museum,
Dragon's Evolution-Chinese Contemporary Photography, Chinasquare, Newyork
China Onward – The Estella Collection, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebak, LA

2006    
Asia-Pacific Triennial,
Queensland Art Museum, Australia
China Now-Art in Times of Change, Sammlung Essl Museum, Austria
Seduced and Abandoned,2006 Chinese Contemporary Sociological Icons, 798 Factory, Beijing; Vanessa Art
     Link, Jakarta, Indonesia
Post.Doc, Photosynkyria 06, International Festival of Photography Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki  Museum of Photography
“Xianyin”_Twenty years of Chinese Contemporary Photography, Sifang Contemporary Art  Museum, Nanjing
don’t misbehave!, SCAPE 2006 Biennial , Christchurch, New Zealand
Spread in Prato, Prato, Italy
Signes D’Existence, Exposition Photographique & Video , CAFA gallery, Beijing
Transformations: New Chinese Photography, The city of Fremantle Arts Centre, Australia
Beyond Foreordination, contemporary photography exhibition, China Art Season, Beijing

2005    
Artrise, Toronto Art Fair, Canada
A Strange Heaven - Contemporary Chinese photography, Tennis Palace, City Art Museum  Helsinki, Finland
Mahjong, Chinesische Gegenwartskunst aus der Sammlung Sigg, Bern Art Museum, Switzerland
Follow me! Contemporary Chinese Art at the Threshold of the Millenium, Mori art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Contemporary Art from Greater China, Geodhuis Contemporary Gallery
Nouveautes Sans Limites, Beijing
Collective Space-Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, 1a Space, Hongkong
BANANA SUFER, IEUM gallery, Beijing
Guangzhou Photo Biennial , Guangdong Art Museum
Living in Interesting Times—A Decade of New Chinese Photography, the Open Museum of Photography, Israel
Beauty Berlin: Beijing—Alexander Ochs Gallery , Berlin
Beijing Contemporary, Galerie Kampl, Munich

2004   
Techniques of the visible Shanghai Biennale,
Shanghai Fine Art Museum
Past in Reverse:Contemporary Art of East Asia, tour show in San Diego Art Museum; Kemper Museum of
Contemporary Art in Kansas City, Missouri; Hood Museum of Art in Hanover, New Hampshire, 2004-2006,
Performing the Body - Photography and Performance from China, Alexander orchs Gallery, Berlin, Germany
798 Group Exhibition, Pingyao, Shanxi; Time Space, Beijing
Contemporary Chinese Photography,
Beaux Arts Museum, Nancy, France
Contemporary Chinese Photography, Visual Gallery Photokina, Koln, Germany
The LogbookAn ArtProject about Communication and Culture Exchange, Longmarchfoundation, Beijing
People used to Dream about the Future, Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester, UK
Chinese Eyes, Goedhuis Contemporary, New York, USA
China, the body everywhere, Marseille Contemporary Art Museum, France(Shaoyinong)
Between reality and memory, Tishman Gallery, New York , USA

2003       
Alors La Chine? ,
Pompidou Center, France
The Strange Heaven, Prague Rudolfinum, Czech Republic
Direction of Living—Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition of the Selected Works Collected by Guangdong Art
     Museum,
Guangzhou
Chinese Art Today  the Art Museum of China Millennium Monument, Beijing
Spread in Prato,
Prato, Italy
Face and Body –chinese contemporary art exhibition, Taikang top space, Beijing
shuidaoqiege, 706 Art Space, Beijing
On the Wall—Chinese Contemporary Art, The Regional Museum, Kristianstad, Sweden
Contemporary Chinese photography, Galerie Enrico Navarra?Paris, France

2002   
Taibei Biennial—Great Theatre of the World,
Taibei
Paris—Pekin, Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris
Money and Value/the Last Taboo, Swiss National Bank, Biel, Switzerland (Shaoyinong)
New Photography From China, Courtyard Gallery, Beijing
Dreaming—Group Portraits, Eastlink Gallery, Shanghai
Splendid Splendor, National Metropolitan Touring Exhibition, Beijing, Shanghai, Taibei, (Shaoyinong)
Chinese Photography Exhibition, Beijing

2001  
Chinese Plan: Rotate 360,
Paragold Int’t Art Centre, Shanghai
Phenomenon Exhibition, FUN Gallery, Beijing
Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Bari Art Museum, Italy
Virtual Future, Guangdong Art Museum, Guangzhou
Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, Shanxi
Yipin International Photography Festival, Dongying, Shandong
Chinese Photography Exhibition, Beijing
Art Bash Exhibition, Beijing

2000  
International Art Fair of Taibei,
Taibei (Shaoyinong)
Lights are on, but nobody at home, ddm Warehouse, Shanghai

1999  
Ouh, La, la, Kitsch!,
TEDA Contemporary Art Museum, Tianjin (Shaoyinong)
The Exhibition of Contemporary Chinese Arts, Zurichsee, Switzerland (Shaoyinong)
The First Documentary Exhibition of Chinese Installation Arts, Art Commune in HongKong

1996   
Reality: Today & tomorrow---China’s Contemporary Art Exhibition,
Beijing (Shaoyinong)

1994   
The Painting Exhibition of Chinese Avant-garde Artists,
Cultural Center, HongKong (Shaoyinong)

1993  
China Oil Painting Biennial Exhibition,
National Art Museum, Beijing (Shaoyinong)

1992  
Modern Art Exhibition in 1990’s,
Beijing University (Shaoyinong)
Chinese Oil Painting Exhibition, HongKong (Shaoyinong)

1991   
Chinese Ethnic Art Exhibition,
Beijing (Shaoyinong)

1987  
The First Chinese Oil Painting Exhibition,
Shanghai Art Museum (Shaoyinong)

1984   
The Sixth National Art Exhibition
, Liaoning Museum, Shenyang (Shaoyinong)

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
2012
Mu Chen & Shao Yinong Present Excellently Spooky ‘Assembly Halls’ As Well As The Smashing ‘MI’ Series,
    GoSee, September 18, 2012.

2009
Allen, Christopher. Children of the Revolution, The Australian, April 25, 2009.

2008                        
Evans, Kate Cary. Kate Cary Evans’s Top 10 Shows in Hong Kong, www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk,
    September 3, 2008. 

2004        
Little, Carl. Shao Yinong and Mu Chen at Goedhuis Contemporary, Art in America, June-July 2004.

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