He An

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Born in 1971 in Wuhan, Hubei, China, He An lives and works in Beijing. His light sculptures are made up of characters stolen – with the complicity of the local mafia – from the signs that light up his native city of Wuhan. Using these stolen ideograms, which are often damaged, the artist recreates the names of people who are dear to him. He An's work is autobiographic and obsessive, straddling the line between illegality and investigation and exploring the prohibitions and taboos of contemporary Chinese culture.






Born 1971 in Wuhan, Hubei, China
Works and lives in Beijing, China


EDUCATION

1966
Hubei Academy of Fine Arts, BFA in Painting, Wuhan, Hubei province, China


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017
MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai, China
Yang Art Museum, Pékin, China

2016
Redtory, Guangzhou, China

2015
Yuzhi, HDM Gallery, Hangzou, China
Armenia,Tang contemporary art center, Beijing, China

2014 
Wind Light as a Thief, Galerie Daniel Templon, Brussels, Belgium
It's Forever Not, Magician Space, Beijing, China
Though Guys Don’t Dance, Madein Company, Shangai, China

2012
Who is alone now will stay alone forever, TOP Contemporary Art Center, Shangaď, China

2011
He An Solo Show, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France
I am curious yellow I am curious blue, Tang Contemporary Art, China
A mole on each breast and another on the soulder, Magician Space, Beijing, China
The wind light as a thief, Arrox Factory, Beijing, China

2010
I Believe Someone Will Take Me There, But That's for Tomorrow, Magician Space, Beijing, China

2009
What Makes Me Understand What I Know, UCCA, Beijing, China
What Makes Me Understand What I Know, Tang Contemporary Art, CIGE, Beijing, China
Just Because I'm Superficial Doesn't Have to Mean You Can't Love Me, UCCA, CIGE, Beijing, China

2008
Cheap Way of Loving Souls, BizArt Art Center, Shanghai, China

2003
HE AN, Chinese Arts Center, Manchester, UK

2000
He An Photography Exhibition, Loft Gallery, Paris, France


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
Asia TOPA +Program, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia

2016
China Overpop, Yuz Museum, Shangai, China
The suggestive Wheel : An Era of Metaphors, Boxes Art Space, Shenzhen, China
Nan Kan- Inexplicit Ethics and De-ranking Perspective, Surplus Space, Wuhan, China
Community of Celibates, Shangai Gallery of Art, Shangai, China
New Image-2016 New Media Exhibition & screening, Chengdu Hong Museum, Chengdu, China
Linguistic Pavillion, Shangai Minsheng Art Museum, Shangai, China

2015
La Chine ardente, Contemporary Monumental Sculptures, Les anciens abattoirs, Mons, Belgique
Exposition annuelle d’art contemporain chinois, Minsheng Art Museum, Pékin, China
A modern Adventure-The Renault Art collection, Today Art Museum, Pékin, Wuhan, China
Art 021, Public Program, Centre d’exposition de Shangai, China
Land, Devil and Night, Ullens Centre for contemporaray ArtXJNBY, Pékin, China
Inventing Ritual-A contemporary Art Pattern, Biennale de Moscou, Biennale de l’Oural, Graz Museum, Pimao Art Festival, Art Sanya, Moscou, Oural, Graz, Hong Kong, Russie, Autriche, China
Rims and Reasons, Blackbridge OFFspace, Pékin, China
Stereognosis zone, Redtory Museum of contemporary art (RMCA), Guangzhou, China
Concert of form : Art without Text, Today Art Museum, Pékin, China

2014
CAFAM Biennale - The Invisible Hand: Curating as gesture, CAFA Art Museum, Pékin, China
Post Pop East Meets West, Saatchi Gallery, Londres, Royaume-Uni

2013
Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, USA
Once, Tang Contemporary Art, Pékin, China
Archipalego, V-Art Centre 1 Space, Shangai, China
The Garden of Diversion, Sifang Art Museum, Nanjing, China

2012
Neon. Who’s afraid of red, yellow and blue ?, Maison Rouge, Antoine de Galbert Foundation, Paris, France
Pulse Reaction-An Exchange Project on Art Practice, Guangdong Times Museum, Guangzhou, China
Frieze Art Fair, New York, USA
EDIT: Image Fetish and Phobia, ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai, China
The Theme Exhibition of the Fourth Guangzhou Triennial-The Unseen, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
COART Asian Youth Art Scene -2012 Autumn, Shuhe Ancient Town, Lijiang, China

2011
ART HK, Tang Contemporary Art Booth, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, Honk Kong, China
The Armory Show 2011, Stand Galerie Daniel Templon, New-York, USA
Gallery Hotel Art Project, Gallery Hotel, Beijing, China
Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This), Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai, China
SH Contemporary 2011, Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China
Top Events 3rd Session - Poster Exhibition, TOP Contemporary Art Center, Shanghai, China
Remote Ten Years of White Rabbit—Contemporary Chinese Art Collection, White Rabbit Museum, Sydney, Australia

2010
Great Performance, Pace Beijing, Beijing, China
Erotic, Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Beijing, China
A Close-up Focus on Chinese Contemporary Art Trends, Platform China, Beijing, China

2009
Bourgeoisified Proletariat (Contemporary Art in Songjiang), Songjiang Creative Studio, Shanghai, China

2008
Homesickness - Memory and Virtual Reality, T-Space, Beijing, China
Off-site project, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK
Rendez-Vous, Mac-Lyon, Lyon, France

2007
Art in Motion, Long March Project, Beijing, China
Individual Artists, Long March Project, Beijing, China
The real thing, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
Nono, Long March Project, Beijing, China

2006
It's All Right, Hangzhou, China
City in Progress/Live form Zhangjiang, Shanghai, China
Solo Exhibition, 2577 Creative Garden, Shanghai, China
Art Game, Hexiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
Paining for Joy, Beijing Tokyo Art Projects, Beijing, China

2005
Something is happening, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
The Nirvana of Temporality (The Other Shore of This Shore),the 5th Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China
After 1970s, Beijing Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
True to Life, Top Space Gallery, Beijing, China
Interval, Creation Loft, HI-SHANGHAI, Shanghai, China

2004
The Exhibition of Young Artists, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
DIAL 62761232 (Express Delivery Exhibition), Courier Exhibition, BizArt Art Center, Shanghai, China
China, the Body Everywhere?, Museum of Contemporary Art, Marseilles, France
Arts-in-residence, Chinese Arts Center, Manchester, UK

2003
Distance,The Guangdong Museum of Arts, Guangzhou, China
Ctrl + Z, Top Space Gallery, Beijing, China

2002
Contesting Meaning in Public Spae: Labor Community and Public Art, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
He An, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris, France
Chinese Contemporary Arts, St. Paul, Brazil
Run, Jump, Crawl, Walk, The East Modern Art Centre, Beijing, China

2001
Weightlessness, Volker Diehl Gallery, Berlin, Germany
In Contradiction, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland
Next Generation, Loft Gallery, Paris, France
Chinese Photography, Chambers Fine Art, New York, USA

2000
The 3rd Annual Sculpture Exhibition, He Xiangning Museum, Shenzhen, China
Fuck Off, Eastlink Gallery, Shanghai, China
Lovely, Modern Museum, Beijing, China
Documentary Exhibition of Chinese Avant-Garde Art in the 1990s, Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan





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