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Wang Keping



Biography

Born in Beijing in 1949, he is one of the founders of the first non-conformist artist’s group “THE STARS” (XING XING, 星星) which was formed in 1979 during the post-cultural revolution “Beijing Spring”. He has been living in Paris since 1984.

Solo exhibitions

2018
- Simplicité - Nature - Sensualité, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Brussels

2017
- Harmony of the Forest, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong-Kong

2016     
Galerie Zürcher, Paris

2015     
10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong-Kong

2013        
Wang Keping, Ullens Centre for Contemporary Arts (UCCA), Beijing
Ben Brown Fine Arts, London
Women, Zürcher Studio, New-York

2012        
Renaissance, Galerie Zürcher, Paris
Wood Flesh Form Nothingness, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong
Bronzes, Galerie Dumonteil, Shanghai

2011        
Zürcher Studio, New-York
Eternal Smile, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong

2010        
La Chair des forêts, Musée Zadkine, Paris

2009         
10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong

2008        
Wang Keping, Works from 1979-2006, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen
Wang Keping, Collection Jacques Barrère, Bois d’Immortalité de la Chine Antique, Musée des Arts Asiatiques, Nice

2006        
Galerie Zürcher, Paris
5th anniversary show, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong-Kong

2005
Galerie Grand Siècle, Taipei

2004     
Simplicity, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong

2003        
Galerie Zürcher, Paris

2002        
10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong

2001        
Déesses, Galerie Zürcher, Paris
10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong

1999         
Galerie Zürcher, Paris
Galerie Jacques Barrère, Paris

1998        
Galerie Zürcher, Paris
Wang Keping, Ex-Voto, Galerie IUFM Confluence(s), Lyon

1997         
Alisan Gallery, Hong Kong
Works by Wang Keping, The HKUST Center for the Arts, Hong-Kong

1996         
Ethan Cohen Gallery, New York


1995         
Faces, Galerie Zürcher, Paris

1994         
At Work Gallery, Chicago
Museum für Kunsthandwerk, Frankfurt
Künstlerhaus Mousontourm, Frankfurt

1993        
Chinese Modern Art Center, Osaka
Aidekman Art Center, Boston
Des Oiseaux et des Hommes, Galerie Zürcher, Paris

1991         
Figures Libres, Galerie Zürcher, Paris
Galerie Leuenberger, Zürich

1990        
Monte Gallery, Tokyo
Galerie Zürcher, Paris
Mairie Le Blanc Mesnil
Chinese Modern Art Center, Osaka
China Forum, Zürich

1989         
Musée d’Art Moderne, Taizhong
« Salon de Mars », Galerie Zürcher, Paris
Hanart Gallery Taipei
Hanart 2 Gallery, Hong-Kong

1988         
Galerie Thomas, Münich
Galerie Zürcher, Paris

1987
Art Waves / Ethan Cohen Gallery, New York

1986         
Galerie Zürcher, Paris
Galerie de Graaf, Chicago

1985     
Galerie Gérard Laubié, Paris



Group exhibitions

2017
- Sculpture(s)?, Centre culturel Jean-Cocteau, Les Lilas, Frannce
- Chinese New Year Show, Magda Danysz Gallery, Paris
- Voir Paris : Une aventure chinoise, Christie's Paris
- Silhouettes, Jean-Charles Blais, Wang Keping, HDM Gallery, Beijing

2016     
Figures, Musée national d’Art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
M+ Sigg Collection Four Decades of Chinese Contemporary Art, M+Museum, Hong-Kong
An/other avant-garde – China-Japan-Korea, Busan Biennale 2016
Arts et Nature 2016, Domaine regional de Chaumont sur Loire
China Black, Zao Wouki, Wang Keping, Aktis Gallery, London
Château de la Celle-Saint Cloud, Ministère des Affaires étrangères
Face to Face: Regina Bogat, Wang Keping, Zürcher Gallery, New York

2015        
The Civil Power, Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing
Vide et Plein, Maison Bleu Studio, Paris
Black and White Cats, Wang Keping, Huang Rui, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong-Kong

2014        
Group Show, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong-Kong
Parc de Sculptures monumentales, Al Maaden, Marrakech

2013        
Light before Dawn, Unofficial Chinese Art 1974-1985, Asia Society, Hong-Kong
Alix Le Méléder - Wang Keping, Galerie Zürcher, Paris
Hot Summer Nights, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong-Kong

2011        
Artistes Chinois à Paris, Musée Cernushi, Paris
Blooming in the Shadows, Unofficial Chinese Art, 1974-1985, China Institute, New-York
Red, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong-Kong

2009        
Comme un souffle, Mairie de Neuilly-sur-Marne

2008        
China Gold, Art Contemporain Chinois, Musée Maillol, Paris
Go China – Writing on the Wall, Chinese Art from the Eighties and Nineties, Groninger Museum, Groningen
Origin Point, The Stars 30 years, Today Art Museum, Beijing

2007        
China contemporary art, la lunga Marcia dell’Avanguardia, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Villa Croce, Genova
China Onward, The Estella Collection, Chinese Contemporary Art 1966-2006, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhague
Group Show, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong-Kong
Paysage en construction, Collège Alfred Sisley, L’Ile-Saint-Denis

2006       
Create History : Comemoration Exhibition of Chinese Modern Art in 1980s, Contemporary art terminal of He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen
Taille humaine, Art Sénat 2006, Orangerie et Jardins du Luxembourg, Paris
Gallery Artist Group Show 3, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong-Kong
Formes de nature, Centre d’art Mira Phalaina, : Montreuil-sous-Bois

2005        
Mahjong - Chinesische Gegenwartskunst aus der Sammlung Sigg, Kunstmuseum, Bern
Marlborough Gallery, New York

2004        
Chine, le corps partout ? Musée d’Art Contemporain, Marseille    
Body and Nature, Two Chinese Artists, Marlborough Gallery, New York

2002       
French May, Alisan Fine Arts, Hong-Kong

2001        
Modern Chinese Art, The Khoan and Michael Sullivan Collection, Ashmoleum Museum, Oxford  
China without Borders, Goedhuis Contemporary Gallery, New York
Le Bois dans l’Art contemporain, Espace Belleville, Paris
The Artistic Touch to Your Life, Hakaren Art Gallery, Singapore
« Salon de Mars », Galerie Leda Fletcher, Genève

2000
At the New Century, 1979-1999 China Contemporary Art’s Works, Contemporary Art Museum, Chengdu
Demand for Artistic Freedom, The Stars 20 years, Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo
Le Corps Morcelé, Fondation d’Art Contemporain Daniel et Florence Guerlain, Les Mesnuls
Nature inventive, matière du monde/ monde vivant, 3è Biennale de Gonesse

1999        
Les Champs de la Sculpture, Champs-Elysées, Paris
Itinéraire, Centre Culturel, Ville de Mitry-Mory
At the new century. 1979-1999 China Contemporary Art Works, Modern art museum of Chengdu, Sichuan
Wei Wei Gallery, Beijing
The Pu-Yeo International Modern Sculpture Symposium, Korea

1998    
Vision 2000, Chinesische Gemälde und Skulpturen der Gegenwart, Linden-Museum, Stuttgart
GraceTong, Wang Keping, Gao Xingjian, Michael Goedhuis Gallery, Londres
Asian Avant-Garde, Christie’s, Londres

1997         
National Museum of Fine Arts, Beijing

1996         
Michael Goedhuis Gallery, Londres
Face à l’Histoire, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

1995     
Centre d’Art Santa Monica, Barcelona

1994        
Le Toit de la Grande Arche, Paris

1993         
Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo

1992        
Sculptures - Frédéric Bleuet, Peter Briggs, Wang Keping, Salle Saint-Jean, Hôtel de Ville de Paris

1991        
Hommage à Camille Claudel, Villeneuve sur Fère

1990         
Hanart Gallery, Hong Kong, Taipei
Huang Rui et Wang Keping, Monte Gallery, Tokyo
Les Etoiles 10 ans : Chapelle St Louis de la Salpetrière, Paris

1989
Tian An Men, je me souviens, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
The Stars : 10 Years, Hanart Gallery, Hong Kong, Taipei

1988
The Olympic Sculpture Park, Olympic Center, Seoul
Blue Hill Cultural Center, New-York
La Chine a du Talent, Des artistes contemporains font revivre le Grand Timonier, Carrefour de la Chine, Paris

1987
Cadogan Contemporary Gallery, Londres
Ecole des Hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris

1986    
La Chine a du Talent, Carrefour de la Chine, Paris

1985     
Figuration Critique 1985, 7è Salon, Grand Palais, Paris

1984        
Carrefour de la Chine, Paris

1983
Painting the Chinese Dream, Chinese Art 30 Years after the Revolution, Brooklyn Museum, New York


Collections

Musée national d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Musée Cernuschi, Paris
Domaine régional de Chaumont sur Loire
M+ Museum, Hong Kong
Aidekman Art Center, Boston
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
Collection de la Ville de Paris, Paris
International Sculpture Park, PuYo
He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen
Museum of Asian Contemporary Art, Fukuoka
Museum of Modern Art, Taizhong, Taiwan
The Olympic Sculpture Park, Seoul
Château de la Celle-Saint Cloud, Ministère des Affaires étrangères
Collection départementale d’Art contemporain de Seine-Saint-Denis


Awards/Fellowships

Chevalier de L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France, 2015)