Chen Yujun
    • About
    • Biography
    • Exhibitions
      • Solo Exhibition
      • Art Fair
    • Artworks
      • Painting
      • Installation
      • Print
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    • Chen Yujun
    • Birthdate: 1976
      Birthplace: China | Fujian
      Gender: Male
      Chen Yujun (b. 1976, Putian, Fujian Province), graduated from Department of mixed media Art of China Academy of Fine Arts in 1999, taught mixed media and oil painting in Chinese Academy of Fine Arts from 1999 to 2004, and now lives and works in Shanghai. 

      In the past decade, Chen’s work focuses on the conflicts between the inner-self and the external influences. He attempts to examine how the individuals from contemporary Asian countries face their own fragmented and shifting identities under the influence of globalization and its evolving cultural position. Among his works, the most well-known series is the Temporary Family, on-going since 2010.

      Chen Yujun’s work has been exhibited at many galleries and museums in Beijing, Shanghai, Los Angeles and etc. His work has also been included in collections such as Brooklyn Museum, USA; White Rabbit Gallery, Australia; M+ Museum, Hong Kong; DSL Collection, France; Yuz Foundation, Indonesia; Long Museum, China; He Xiangning Art Museum, China; ARARIO Museum, Korea etc. 
    • Biography
    • Chen Yujun 

      1976 Born in Putian, Fujian Province, China

      1999 Graduated from China Academy of Art

      Current lives and works in Shanghai


      Solo Exhibitions


      "The River Never Remembers, The House Cannot Forget”, BANK, Shanghai & Arario Gallery, Shanghai


      "Another Place”, Space@all, Los Angeles,

      "Flying City”, Jewelvary Art & Boutique, Shanghai

      "The Second Door”, James Cohan Gallery Shanghai, Shanghai


      "Transitional Room”, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing


      "The Empty Room”, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing


      Collaborated Projects


      "Mulan River Project - Cuo, Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Petach Tikva, Israel

      "White - Chen Yujun and Chen Yufan”, Tang Contemporary Art, Hong Kong, 2016

      "Emotional Consumption Era: Chen Yujun and Chen Yufan”, 9 sqm Museum, Shanghai, 2015

      "Mulan River Project: Chen Yujun and Chen Yufan”, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, 2011


      Group Exhibitions


      "All happens after sunset …”, Curated by Xn Office, MOCA Pavilion, Shanghai

      "Collage: The Cards Players”, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai


      "Another Wave - The 1st DAOJIAO New Art Festival”, XI Contemporary Art Center, Dongguan

      "Dissensus Agitation - The Painting to Language”, Today Art Museum, Beijing

      "Over the Wall: Paintings Tempted by Installation”, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing

      "Unrealities in the Reality - The Intellectual Dimension of Daily Life”, Boxes Art Space of OCAT Harbour, Shenzhen


      "The Exhibition of Annual of Contemporary Art of China 2014”, Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing

      "Babel Me”,Shanghai Museum of Glass, Shanghai

      "The Garden of Forking Paths”, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai

      "Painting 20 x 20”, Poly Art Museum, Beijing

      "Destination”, Lempertz Art Center, Berlin

      "Stereognosis Zone”, Redtory Museum of Contemporary Art, Guangzhou

      "Sovrapposizioni Di Immagini”, Casa Dei Carraresi Via Palestro, Italy

      "Breaking the Image - Methods in the Treatment of Imagery by Contemporary Artists from China”, Si Shang Art Museum, Beijing

      "Blow-Up Chinese New Painting at Post Financial Crisis Era”, Changjiang Museum of Contemporary Art, Chongqing


      "Prophecy”, UP Museum, Shanghai

      "PO[r]TION”, UL’Venue Shanghai, Shanghai

      "In Memory of a Landscape”, James Cohan Gallery Shanghai, Shanghai

      "Inside-Outside”, Klein Gallery, New York

      "NEO10 - Chinese New Painting Award 10th Anniversary Invitation Exhibition”, Hi Art Center, Beijing

      "The World III in the Third World”, Chulalongkorn University Art Center, Bangkok, Thailand

      "Destroy and Rebuild: New Paintings”, Long Museum, Shanghai

      "Within Sight - Chinese New Paintings at Post Finacial Crisis Era”, Poly Art Museum, Beijing

      "The 8th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale”, OCAT, Shenzhen

      "The Being of Non-being”, Linda Gallery, Beijing


      "Criss-crossing: Works of Young Chinese Contemporary Artist from Collection”, Long Museum, Shanghai

      "On the Road: Works by Nominated Young Chinese Artist”, Guan Shan Yue Museum, Shenzhen

      "The Light: Hangzhou Asian Film Festival”, Inna No.2 Space, Hangzhou

      "A Leisure Summer”, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai

      "The Portrait of Space”, Parkview Green Art, Beijing

      "Mulan River Project, Galerie Queen Anne”, Leipzig Cotton Mill Art, Leipzig, Germany

      "HK Art Basel”, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

      "Voice of the Unseen”, Venice Armory, Venice

      "Limits of Language”, Nomade Gallery, Hangzhou

      "Fuck Off 2”, Groninger Museum, Holland

      "Not Same Not Different”, China Academy of Art Museum, Hangzhou

      "Ignition Point”, Duolun Museum Of Modern Art, Shanghai

      "Art 13 London”, Olympia Grand Hall, London

      "Mirror and Shadow”, Galeri Nasional, Jakarta, Indonesia,

      "ON|OFF: China’s Young Artists in Concept and Practice”, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing


      "Ju Qi, Su River, Yunnan

      "Art 12 HK, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre”, Hong Kong

      "Merging and Distances in Light”, L-Art Gallery, Chengdu

      "The Outsider Art Fair New York”, New York

      "Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Collectors”, National Agriculture Exhibition Center, Beijing

      "The Visual Memory of Landscape”, Venice Museum of Science and Technology, Venice, Italy

      "Dawn: New Art from China”, Zhong Gallery, Berlin, Germany

      "Water Stains on the Wall - The Carrier of Formation”, Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou


      "Line Up", Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing

      "Art Project”, Gallery Hotel, Beijing

      "Ri Yong Chang Xing”, Chengdu MoCA, Chengdu

      "Nostalgia and Rendezvous”, Qinghe Current Art Center, Nanjing

      "Art 11 HK, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre", Hong Kong

      "Art Stage Singapore”, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

      "International Exhibition of Modern Art”, New York Armory, New York

      "How to Do”, Henglu Art Museum, Hangzhou


      "Post Traditions: The Magnified Slice”, Duolun Museum Of Modern Art, Shanghai

      "Defocus”, Hangzhou Normal University of Art Museum, Hangzhou

      "Visual Flux-Easel Painting Research Exhibition 1 - Space and Energy”, Qinghe Current Art Center, Nanjing

      "Invisible Wings”, Times Art Museum, Beijing

      "What Is Narrative?”, A4 Gallery, Chengdu

      "Youth Upstairs: Young Critics Nomination Exhibition”, Times Art Museum, Beijing

      "Home-Stay", Osage Gallery, Shanghai

      "Reshaping History - Chinese Art from 2000 to 2009”, Arario Gallery, Beijing

      "A Close-Up Focus on Chinese Contemporary Art Trends”, Platform China, Beijing

      "Change and Transform”, Hangzhou Wan Yuen Silk shop, Hangzhou

      "Free Terminology”, A4 Gallery, Chengdu


      "Points & Crosses”, Exhibition of Contemporary Painting in China, 2010 Art Center, Shanghai

      "Future Manufacturing”, Qinghe Current Art Center, Nanjing

      "Going By”, SZ Art Center, Beijing

      "Blackboard”, ShanghArt Gallery, Shanghai

      "Blade-Reconstructing Leifeng Pagoda”, SZ Art Center, Beijing

      "Reflective”, Wall Art Museum, Beijing, Xi Hu Art Museum, Hangzhou

      "Look Deeper”, Platform China, Beijing

      "Evolution”, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai

      "From Hangzhou”, Fellini Gallery, Shanghai


      "Becoming Qualified Successors”, YIBO Gallery, Shanghai

      "Future Sky: Selected Young Contemporary Chinese Artist”, Today Art Museum, Beijing

      "Another Way: Experimental Art Exhibition of Hangzhou”, Quartet Art Museum, Nanjing

      "Seven Stones”, Contemporary Art Exhibition, Hangzhou

      "Aquilaria Agallocha”, Eye Level Art, Shanghai

      "Grain Cereals”, China Academy of Art Museum, Hangzhou


      "Chongqing’s Position”, Chongqing Three Gorges Museum, Chongqing

      "Leap Month: Selected Contemporary Chinese Artist”, Yuandian Gallery, Shanghai

      "Academy Co-Exhibition - China Academy of Fine Arts”, Xiwu Gallery, Beijing


      "Forms and Colors: Zhejiang Young Oil Painters Invitation Exhibition”, Zhejiang Provincial Museum, Hangzhou

      “CAF Contemporary Art Exhibition”, Japan


      "Home of the Migrants, China Academy of Art Museum”, Hangzhou

      "Spectacle: Century and Heaven - 2005 Chengdu Biennial”, Chengdu


      "Young Mind-China Emerging Painting Award”, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen


      "NO. 17 New Artists Exhibition”, Yanhuang Art Museum, Beijing

      "Bronze Prize Award”, Shanghai Young Artists Exhibition, Shanghai


      "Mixed Painting Documentary Exhibition”, Central Academy of Fine Art Museum, Beijing



      Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA

      White Rabbit Gallery, Australia

      M+ Museum, Hong Kong

      DSL Collection, Paris, France

      Yuz Museum, Shanghai, China

      Long Museum, Shanghai, China

      He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China

      ARARIO Museum, Korea



    • Exhibitions
      • 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
        Feb 25, 2017 - Apr 16, 2017
        Opening: Dec 25, 2017 16:00 Monday
        Artist: Chen Yujun
        • Solo Exhibition
    • Artworks
      • Map of Asia NO.180909 | Chen Yujun

        Painting | Mixed media on paper | 123 × 69 cm

      • Map of Asia NO.180512 | Chen Yujun

        Painting | Mixed media on paper | 123 × 67.5 cm

      • Map of Asia NO.180820 | Chen Yujun

        Painting | Mixed media on paper | 135.5 × 75.5 cm

      • Continued Views | Chen Yujun

        Painting | 手工纸、水墨、喷漆、色粉 | 122 × 24 × 13 cm | 2011

      • Temporary Constructions No.0712 | Chen Yujun

        Painting | Handmade paper, ink, mixed media, acrylic | 110 × 200 cm | 2014

      • No.130911 | Chen Yujun

        Painting | Handmade paper, ink, mixed media, acrylic | 150 × 200 cm | 2013

      • Crooked House No.150815 | Chen Yujun

        Painting | Handmade paper, ink, mixed media, acrylic | 200 × 150 cm | 2015

      • Four seasons NO.0115 | Chen Yujun

        Painting | Handmade paper, ink, mixed media, acrylic | 200 × 150 cm | 2013

      • Four seasons No.0404 | Chen Yujun

        Painting | Handmade paper, ink, mixed media, acrylic | 200 × 150 cm | 2013

      • Four seasons No.1230 | Chen Yujun

        Painting | Handmade paper, ink, mixed media, acrylic | 200 × 150 cm | 2013