Jin Shan
    • About
    • Biography
    • Exhibitions
      • Solo Exhibition
      • Group Exhibition
      • Art Fair
    • Artworks
      • Sculpture
      • Installation
    • Publications
    • Jin Shan
    • Birthdate: 1977
      Birthplace: China |
      Gender: Male
      Lives and Works in: China | Shanghai
      A leading voice in an emerging generation of socially engaged contemporary artists in China, Jin Shan is an agent provocateur. Preferring wit and satire to aggression and conflict, his work uses humor and play to draw audiences into a confrontation with the social, cultural and political problems of the day. While specifically describing aspects of contemporary China, his investigation of human motivation extends beyond national boundaries to the seemingly insatiable desire for power programmed into humanity’s DNA.

      Jin Shan (b.1977, Jiangsu Province) graduated from Faculty of Fine Art of East China Normal University in 2000, currently works and lives in Shanghai. Jin Shan’s work has been exhibited at the Singapore Biennale, The Venice Biennale, The Groninger Museum, Netherlands, David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LA USA,among others. His works have been collected by M+ Museum, Hong Kong, China; White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney, Australia; the Kadist Foundation, Paris, France; the DSL Collection, Paris, France; Uli Sigg, Switzerland; Tiroche DeLeon Collection,and the Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, Kansas, USA,Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LA USA.
      -1996    East China Normal University, Faulty of Fine Art
    • Biography
    • Jin Shan

      Born in Jiangsu Province, China  

      Currently lives and works in Shanghai 



      2000   East China Normal University, Faculty of Fine Art 


      Solo Exhibitions

      2015   “Divine Ruse”, Jin Shan Solo Exhibition, BANK, Shanghai
, China

      2012   “There is No End to This Road”, Masters & Pelavin Gallery, NewYork, NY, USA

      2012   “My Dad is Li Gang”, David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA

      2011   “It Came from the Sky”, Spencer Museum, Lawrence, KS, USA

      2009   “Stephen the Speculator”, ddm warehouse, Shanghai, China

      2008   “Shoot”, ARCO, Madrid, Spain


      Selected Group Exhibitions

      2018  “Seed of the Silk Road: 2018 Young Artists Guest Exhibition”, Shanghai Himalayas Museum, Shanghai

      2017  “Blue”, 166 ART SPACE, Shanghai


      2016 – 2017   “Temporal Turn: Art and Speculation in Contemporary Asia”, Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, USA

      2016   “Bagism – We are all in the same bag!”, chi K11 Art Museum, Shanghai, China

      2016   “WE – A Community of Chinese Contemporary Artists”, chi K11 Art Museum, Shanghai, China 

      2016   “We Chat: A Dialogue in Cotemporary Chinese Art”, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, CT, USA 

      2015   “Mi Casa Es Tu Casa/ My House is Your House”, SPSI Art Museum, Shanghai, China

      2015   “My Generation: Young Chinese Artist”, Orange County Museum of Art, CA, USA 

      2014   “My Generation”, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersbug, USA  

      2013   “Time Zone”, Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts, Nanjing, China

      2013   “PAINT(early)”, MAB Bank, Shanghai, China

      2013    Scope NY, Masters & Pelavin Gallery, New York, USA 

      2011   “Comfortable Auction”, Shanghai Gallery of Art , Shanghai, China  

      2010     Bucharest Biennial of Young Artist 4th Edition, Bucharest, Romania

      2010     SH Contemporary Art Fair, Shanghai, China

      2010   “There is Nothing You Can Measure Anymore” Aike Dellarco Gallery, Shanghai, China 

      2010   “Today, Tomorrow, But Not Too Far” Double Infinity, Van Abbe Museum in collaboration  with ArtHub Asia, Shanghai, China

      2010   “Like No Place Known”, Rmit School of Art Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

      2009   “Animamix Biennial 2009-2010”, Today Art Museum, MoCA Shanghai, Taipei MoCA and Guangdong Art Museum 

      2009   “There is No I in Team” program e.v., Berlin, Germany 

      2009   “History in the Making: Shanghai 1979 - 2009”, 436 Jumen Rd, Shanghai, China

      2009   “Exit Shanghai”, Chicago Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, USA

      2009    SH Contemporary Art Fair, Shanghai, China

      2009   “The X Baltic Triennial of International Art 2009”, CAC, Vilnius, Lithuania

      2008     ART BEIJING 2008, Art Beijing Fair, Beijing, China

      2008     Comfortable Contemporary Art Exhibition,10 Tai An Road, No.1, 2 Floor, Shanghai,  China  

      2008   “Spring Training”, Pékin Fine Art , Beijing, China

      2008   “New World Order”, Groninger Museum, Netherlands

      2007   “Three Generations”, Pékin Fine Art, Beijing, China

      2007   “Rejected Collection”, Ke Center for the Contemporary Arts, Shanghai

      2007   “Migration Addicts”, 52th La Biennale di Venezia, Collateral Event

      2007   “Keep an Eye On”, NO Gallery, Milano

      2007   “Interventions”, Art Action, Shanghai, China 

      2006     Singapore Biennale, Singapore 

      2006   “Migration Addicts” Sculpture Square, Singapore

      2006   “Bitmap” International Digital Photo Project, Alternative Space Loop, Seoul,

      2005   “Ruse”, Contemporary Art Exhibition, TS1 Contemporary Art Center, Beijing, China

      2005   “Asian Traffic”, International Contemporary Art Exhibition, Zendai MoMA, Shanghai, China 

      2005   “Gbc-Diaspora and Return” Contemporary Art Exhibition, Advance Art Center, Shanghai, China

      2005   “Shanghai, Shanghai”, Contemporary Art Exhibition, Studio Rouge, Shanghai, China

      2005   “Migration Addicts”, Contemporary Art Exhibition, ddm warehouse, Shanghai, China

      2004   “Shadowing” Photography Exhibition, Shanghai Biennale Satellite Show, Mooma ART+DESIGN CO, LTD, Shanghai, China

      2004   “Wall”, Mooma ART+DESIGN CO, LTD, Shanghai, China

      2003   “Interior Design and Contemporary Art Exhibition”, Guan Da Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China

      2002   “Shanghai Carnival Art Exhibition”, Peoples Square, Shanghai, China

      2002   “Shanghai Young Artists Exhibition – City-In”, Zhu Qi Zhan Art Museum, Shanghai, China


      Residency programs:

      2011.  5 - 2011.6 HIAP, Helsinki, Finland 

      2005.12 - 2006.2 International Artist residency in Goyang, Seoul, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea



      M+ Museum, Hong Kong

      DSL Collection, France 

      Paul and Estelle Berg Collection, USA

      Tampa Museum of Art Collection, USA

      Kadist Art Foundation Collection, France/USA

      Spencer Museum of Art Collection, USA

      White Rabbit Gallery Collection, Australia

    • Exhibitions
      • ART 021
        Nov 12, 2020 - Nov 15, 2020
        Opening: Nov 12, 2020 Thursday
        Artists: Geng Yini, Jin Shan, Lin Ke, Lu Yang, Oliver Herring, Xie Qi, Yitian Sun
        • Art Fair
      • Brutality:Art Basel
        Jun 17, 2020 - Jun 25, 2020
        Opening: Jun 17, 2020 19:00 Wednesday
        Artists: Chen Tianzhuo, Jin Shan, Patty Chang
        • Art Fair
        Feb 14, 2020 - Mar 5, 2020
        Opening: Feb 14, 2020 18:00 Friday
        Artists: Austin Lee, Geng Yini, Heidi Voet, Jean-Christian Bourcart, Jin Shan, Marc Lafia, Michael Lin, Oliver Herring, Patty Chang, Polit-Sheer-Form Office, Wang Jiaxue, Wang Rui, Xie Qi, Yanyan Huang, Yitian Sun, Zheng Haozhong
        • Group Exhibition
      • ART021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair 2019
        Nov 7, 2019 - Nov 10, 2019
        Artists: Chen Zhe, Chen Tianzhuo, Jin Shan, Lin Ke, Michael Lin, Michael Najjar , Yanyan Huang
        • Art Fair
      • ART 021 2018
        Nov 8, 2018 - Nov 11, 2018
        Opening: Nov 8, 2018 14:00 Thursday
        Artists: Chen Yujun, Jin Shan
        • Art Fair
      • 2017 West Bund Art & Design
        Nov 9, 2017 - Nov 12, 2017
        Artists: Austin Lee, Chen Zhe, Chen Yujun, Geng Yini, Jin Shan, Lin Ke, Lore Vanelslande, Patty Chang, Polit-Sheer-Form Office, The Estate Maryn Varbanov, Xu Bing, Zheng Haozhong
        • Art Fair
        Jul 14, 2017 - Aug 30, 2017
        Opening: Jul 14, 2017 06:00 Friday
        Artists: Austin Lee, Dan Er, Dubravka Vidović, Fang Wei, Geng Yini, Hadas Zucker , Heidi Voet, Jin Shan, Liao Guohe, Liu Yin, Ma Daha, Patty Chang, Polit-Sheer-Form Office, Rafael Rozendaal, Sun Daliang, Wang Qifeng, Wang Rui, Wang Xiaohui, Yang Fan, Zhang Xin, Zheng Haozhong, Zhou Ming
        • Group Exhibition
      • 2016 West Bund Art and Design Fair
        Nov 9, 2016 - Nov 13, 2016
        Opening: Nov 5, 2016 Saturday
        Artists: Austin Lee, Chen Yujun, Chun Ouyang, Chun Ouyang, Heidi Voet, Jin Shan, Zheng Haozhong
        • Art Fair
      • Divine Ruse
        Nov 20, 2015 - Jan 16, 2016
        Opening: Nov 20, 2015 02:00 Friday
        Artist: Jin Shan
        • Solo Exhibition
      • The Body Poetic
        Jul 10, 2015 - Aug 30, 2015
        Artists: Fang Lu, Fang Wei, Fu Jingian, Jean-Christian Bourcart, Jin Feng, Jin Shan, Marc Lafia, umafang, Wang Jiaxue
        • Group Exhibition
    • Artworks
      • Lighthouse

        Installation | Plastic,Iron wire, PPS | 75 × 50 × 54 cm | 2019

      • Gordion's Knot

        Sculpture | Plastic, Iron wire, PPS | 41 × 25.5 × 58 cm | 2019

      • Errata

        Sculpture | Plastic, Iron wire, PPS | 55 × 31 × 31.5 cm | 2020

      • volcano

        Sculpture | 塑料和混凝土 | 10 × 14 × 35 cm | 2020

      • Mistaken

        Sculpture | Wood, Plastic | 194 × 100 × 90 cm | 2015

      • Medusa

        Sculpture | elastic,wire, plaster | 40 × 93 × 103 cm | 2020

      • Displaced

        Installation | pps, plastics,wire | 2019

      • Untitled

        Installation | wire, steel wire | 140 × 50 × 40 cm

      • Mermaid

        Installation | barbed wire | 52 × 34 × 31 cm

      • Resurgence?

        Installation | Plastic, cardboard, gypsum, wood, wire, extruded boards | 173 × 85 × 70 cm

    • Publications
      • Jin Shan, Artist Catalog