Zhu Ming

Born in 1972 in the Hunan province, China, Zhu Ming lives and works in Beijing.


Zhu Ming’s art was nurtured in the early 90s in Beijing’s East Village community, a cradle for the most experimental artists in China. Performing with a highly symbolic transparent balloon inside of which he immerses himself, his work is infused with various layers of significance. Whether a return to a primordial state, an escape from the rigid social conformity, or a contemporary Vanitas, Zhu Ming’s performances have shaped the genre in China for all future generations.


With participations in several pivotal group exhibitions and performances including tat he Tate Modern (London), The Victoria and Albert Museum (London), ICP (New York), Museum of Modern Art (Denmark), Zhu Ming has become one of the most inspiring performer from China. In 2009, he was invited to do one of his balloon performances on the beach for Miami Basel.  Additionally Zhu Ming has participated in seminal exhibitions both in China and abroad including Fuck Off (Shanghai) and Between Past Present and Future : New Photography and Video From China (New York - Chicago - Berlin - Santa Barbara).

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Zhu Ming Né / Born : Changsha, Hunan province in 1972
Vit et travaille / Live and works : Beijing, China


PRINCIPALES EXPOSITIONS INDIVIDUELLES / SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2010

Breaking the Isolation, Alice Chilton Gallery, New York, USA

2009

Breaking the Isolation, Alice Chilton Gallery, New York (USA)


2008

Zhu Ming Solo Exhibition, Chinese Contemporary Gallery, Beijing (China)
Zhu Ming Solo Exhibition, Galeria Estiarte, Madrid (Spain)


2007

Zhu Ming Solo Exhibition, Chinese Contemporary Gallery, Beijing (China)


2006

Without Boundary - performance, PYO Gallery, Beijing (China)
Performance, Victoria and Albert Museum, London (United-Kingdom)


2003

Liquid Sea - performance, Contemporary Museum of Sydney (Australia)


1995

The Anonymous Mountain Raised by a Metre - performance, Beijing (China)


1993

Ming Modern Art, Beijing (China)


PRINCIPALES EXPOSITIONS COLLECTIVES / SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
ART FAIRES / FOIRES

2016
Beyond action, Kylin Contemporary Center of Art, Beijing (China)

2015
Art Wynwood, Miami (USA)

2014
Art Miami - CONTEXT art fair, Miami (USA)

2013    
Norev Over, On Gallery, Beijing (China)
    
2012    
A History of Chinese Contemporary Photograhy, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Brussels (Belgium)
    
2011    
A Tribute To Photography, Primo Marella Gallery, Milan (Italy)

2010
Incarnations II, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Beijing (China)

 


2009
Action - Camera: Beijing Performance Photography, Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver (Canada)
Trends in Hubei and Hunan - 1985/2009, Guangdong Museum of Art (China)
Chinese Gardens for Living, Europalia 2009, The Square Brussels (Belgium)
China: The Contemporary Rebirth, Palazzo Reale Art Museum, Milan (italy)
Performance Documentation Exhibition, Art Basel Miami, Miami (USA)

2008

International art gallery art exposition of Madrid (Spain)
Live in Songzhuang, Museum of Songzhuang, Beijing (China)


2007

Made in China, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (USA)
Floating - New Generation of Art in China, National Museum of Contemporary Art (South
Korea)
Zhu Yi! Chinese Contemporary Photography, ARTIUM de Alava (Spain)


2006

Without Boundary, PYO Gallery, Beijing (China)
Two Continents and Beyond: Waterways, Art Summer, Istanbul (Turkey)


2005

Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China, Victoria and Albert Museum,
London (United-Kingdom)


2005

China Live, Tate Liverpool, London (United-Kingdom)
Waterways 2005, 51st Venice Biennale, Venice (Italy)
Text Me, Sherman Galleries, Sydney (Australia)


2004

Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video From China, International Center of Photography, New York (USA)
Over One Billion Served: Photography from the PRC, Museum of Contemporary Art
Denver (USA)


2003

ART2003, London Art Fair, Chinese Contemporary, London (United-Kingdom)


2002

Winter Group Show, Chinese Contemporary, London (United-Kingdom)
Cut In-Photos and Videos, China Art Archives Warehouse, Beijing (China)
Art Chicago, Chinese Contemporary Gallery, Chicago (USA)


2001

FIAC 01, Chinese Contemporary Gallery, Paris (France)
Art Cologne 2001,Chinese Contemporary Gallery, Cologne (Germany)
Second Art Platform, performance, Sichuan Province (China)
Charming China, Bangkok (Thailand)


2000

Hong Kong in Berlin Art Festival, Berlin (Germany)
First Open Art Platform, performance, Beijing (China)
Fuck Off, Eastlink Gallery, Shanghai (China)
Travel 2000 Arts Festival, Hong Kong (China)


1999

Contemporary Chinese Art, Zurich (Switzerland)
4th NIPAF Asian Performance Art, Nagoya, Nagano, Tokyo (Japan)
Back-Forth and Right-Left, Beijing (China)
Polyphendrene, Beijing (China)


1998

Guangdong International Experimental Theater Modern Art Festival, Guangzhou (China)

1997

Demonstration of Video Art ‘97 China, Beijing (China)

1995

Advanced Art Exhibition for Performance Works of China from Tokyo to New York to
Fukuoka (Japan)

1993

Zhu Ming Art Exhibition, China National Art Gallery, Beijing (China)

1991

100 Years of Modern Art, Berlin (Germany)


BOURSES ET DISTINCTIONS / GRANTS AND AWARDS

2005

Overseas Exanche Prize of Inward Gazes : Documentaries of Chinese Performance Arts,
Macao (China)

2003

Sharjah International Biennal 6th, Contemporary Art Prize (United Arab Emirates)

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