Fang Lijun


Fang Lijun

Fang Lijun (b.1963, Hebei, China) graduated from the Department of Printmaking, Central Academy of Fine Arts. Fang is one of the earliest Chinese avant-garde artists to garner international attention in the 1990s. Fang has held almost 40 solo exhibitions in major art museums worldwide, including at the Venice Biennale and Sǎo Paulo Biennial. His works are collected by the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Arts, San Francisco, among others.

Most recently, Fang Lijun has been honoured with the 2019 Asia Arts Game Changer Award by Asia Society Hong Kong. He currently lives and works in Beijing, China.


Fang Lijun: Portraits and Porcelain

Revolutionary Woodblock Printing


1963 Born in Handan, Hebei Province
1989 Graduated from the China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing
2022 Fang Lijun Ink Painting Exhibition, Art Museum in Xi’an, Xi’an, China
2021 FANG LIJUN, Triumph Gallery, Beijing, China
Fang Lijun’s Woodcuts, Hunan Museum, Hunan, China
2020 FANG LIJUN CERAMICS, Songzhuang art center, Beijing, China
Hotspot——Songzhuang: Fang lijun & Ren Rong, Ludwing Museum Koblenz, Germany
2019 Works of Fang Lijun Autumn 2019, Trealm Space, Guangzhou
Fang Lijun: Facial Recognition, Vermilion Art, Sydney, Australia
2018 Zhou Chunya and Fang Lijun’s Joint Solo Exhibition, K Gallery, Chengdu, China
2017 Art History of Fanglijun, Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing, China
This All Too Human World, Hanart Gallery, Hong Kong
The Manuscript of Fang Lijun 2012-2017, Meilun Art Gallery, Changsha, China
2016 Alternative Survival: Research Exhibition of Fang Lijun’s Manuscrips, United Art Museum, Wuhan, China
Fang Lijun Documentary Exhibition—Wuhan University, Wanlin Art Museum, Wuhan, China
Fang Lijun: Forbidden Areas, Ariana Museum, Geneva, Switzerland
Re-sensing: The work of Fang Lijun, Hubei Art Museum, Wuhan, China
2015 Fang Lijun: Into University Documenta, Luxun Academy of Fine Arts, North China University of Science and Technology, China
2014 Great success- Fang Lijun exhibiton, Yibo Gallery., Shanghai, China
FANG LIJUN: The New Body of Work by Mr. Fang Lijun 1963, ART &PUBLIC –CABINET P.H, Geneva, Switzerland
Fang Lijun: Into University Documenta, Anhui Normal University, Nanjing University, China
2013 Fang Lijun- A Cautionary Vision, Palazzo Marcello, Venice, Italy
Fang Lijun 2013,Springs Center of Art, Beijing, China
Fang Lijun, Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong
Pigment: Fang Lijun solo exhibition, HUAYU Resort & SPA Yalong Bay Sanya, Sanya, China
Fang Lijun: Into University Documenta, Hunan Normal University, Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, China
2012 The Breakthrough: A Solo Exhibition by Fang Lijun, CP Foundation, Jakarta, Indonesia
Fang Lijun: Documenta, Museum of Contemporary Arts, Singapore
The Precipice Over The Clouds, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Turin, Italy
Fang Lijun: Into University Documenta, XinJiang Normal University, Qinghai University for Nationalities, BeiFang University Of Nationalities, China
2011 Fang Lijun: From Symbol to Analysis, Xi’an Art Museum, Xi’an, China
Fang Lijun: Into University Documenta, Southwest Jiaotong University, Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology, Fine Arts Campus, Art Museum of Jilin, Guangxi Art Institute Art Museum, China
2010 Fang Lijun, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
Fang Lijun Documenta Into University, Art Museum of Shanxi University, Taiyuan, China
Endlessness of life: 25 Years Retrospect of Fang Lijun: Living Like A Wild Dog 1963-2008 Fang Lijun’s Archive, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan
Fang Lijun, Sea and Sky, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
Fang Lijun: Thread of Time, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
2008 Fang Lijun, The Galerie Rudolfnum, Prague, Czech Republic
Fang Lijun, Arario New York, New York, U.S.A.
2007 Fang Lijun, Hunan Provincial Museum, Changsha, China
Fang Lijun Solo Exhibition, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Fang Lijun Print Exhibition, dARTex (The Danish Art Exchange), Beijing, China
2006 Fang Lijun– Holzschnitte und Zeichnungen, S M B Kupferstichkabinett Staatliche Museum zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany
LIFE IS NOW, CP Foundation, Jakarta, Indonesia
Fang Lijun: Today! Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
2002 Fang Lijun, Hong Kong Art Center, Hong Kong
1998 Fang Lijun, Stedeljik Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1996 Fang Lijun, Human Images in an Uncertain Age, the Japan Foundation, Tokyo, Japan
2022 Jingdezhen International Ceramic Art Biennale, Jingdezhen, China

“Local Individuals”, Epoch Art Museum, Wenzhou, Zhejiang


Essl Collection Exhibition, Albertina, Vienna, Austria

“ART BEIJING·DISCOVERY”, Lixingxing Culture and Art Center, Beijing, China

2019 New Ink Art in China 1978-2018, Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing, China
Art History Shaped by 40 Artists: 40×40 from 1978-2018, Powerlong Museum, Shanghai, China
2018 An Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Art, UCCA, Beijing, China
2017 Unbounded, La Casa del Mantegna, Mantua, Italy
Escape by Crafty Scheme, OCAT Shenzhen, Shenzhen, China
Fusion-Contemporary oil Painting Language Research Exhibition, Today Art Museum, China
The Model of the World——Zhangzhou International Contemporary Art Exhibition, Zhangzhou Museum, Zhangzhou, China
Shenzhen Biennale of Contemporary Art—City as Museum, OCAT,Shenzhen, China
Zao Hua——Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition”,Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart; 204 Artspace, Melbourne; Xishi Space, Sydney, Australia
Models: The Visual Experience and Cultural Identity of Chinese Modernity, Ellion Art Gallery, Beijing, China
The Exhibition of Annual of Contemporary Art of China 2015, Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing, China
2015 The Civil Power: Beijing Minsheng Art Museum Opening Exhibition, Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing, China
Art Historical Flashbacks: Another Path in Chinese Contemporary Art, Elion Art Gallery, Beijing, China
The Garden of forking paths: Tracks and Intersections of 15 Artists, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, China
2014 Se-Context: 1984, Group Exhibition, 378 Art Lab, Beijing, China
China New Expression- Exhibition 1980-2014, China Art Museum Shanghai, China
2013 Re-Link: Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary Ink and Wash Painting 2000-2012, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
Dust and Glory , a joint exhibition of Fang Lijun and Yin Zhaoyang, at ART ONE Foyer, Hong Kong
Portrait of The Times- 30 Years of Chinese Contemporary Art, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China
​St. Moritz Art Masters, St. Moritz, Switzerland
Ink Art:Past as Presentin Contemporary China,The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, U.S.A.
Go Figure! Contemporary Chinese Portraiture, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra; Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney, Australia
2011 Pure Views: New Painting from China, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, San Francisco, U.S.A.
Future Pass Collateral Event of the 54th Venice Biennial, Abbey of San Gregorio, Palazzo Mangilli- Valmarana, Venice, Italy
Image· History· Exisitence- Taikang Life 15th Anniversary Art Collection Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
A New Horizon- Contemporary Chinese Art 1949 to 2009, National Gallery of Australia, Sidney, Australia
2010 Pure Views-New Paintings From China, Louise Blouin Foundation, London, U.K.
The Chinese Pavilion at the 53rd International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale See a World in Grain of Sand, Giardini, Arsenale, Venice, Italy
Open Vision- Exhibition of Contemporary Chinese Art, Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art of the National Gallery in Prague, Czekh Repubic
A Gift To Marco Polo, Island of San Servolo, Venice, Italy
The Face of the Chinese Avant-Garde, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York, U.S.A
2008 Beijing- Athens, Contemporary Art from China, Greek Athens national contemporary art center, Athens, Greece
Facing China, Akureyri Art Museum, Akureyri, Iceland
Half-Life of a Dream: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Logan Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco, U.S.A.
Museum für Asiatische Kuns Exhibition, Museum für Asiatische Kunst, Berlin, Germany
AVANT-GARDE CHINA:Twenty Years of Chinese Contemporary Art, The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
Cina XXl secolo, Arte fra identità e trasformazione, the Palazzo delle Esposizionz, Rome, Italy
2008 Kunadu Biennale, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
The revolution continues: new art from China, Saatchi Gallery, London, England
2007 Chinese: Contemporary Sotsart, The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia
China-Facing Reality, Musueum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Wien, Austria
Inferno in Paradise: 10 Years Alexander Ochs Galleries Berlin| Beijing, Alexander Ochs Galleries Berlin| Beijing, Berlin, Germany
Red Hot, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, U.S.A.
2006 Hange, Taipei Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
CHINA COUP, The Red Mansion Foundation, London, U.K.
2005 New Work/ New Acquisitions, MOMA, New York, U.S.A.
Mahjong, Bern Museum, Switzerland
derszenen-Child’s play, Wasserschlos GroB Luthen/ Spreewarld, Berlin, Germany
2004 CHINA, THE BODY EVERYWHERE?, Museum of Contemporary Art, Marseilles, France
Dreaming of the Dragon’s Nation: Contemporary Art Exhibition from China, Ministry of Culture of People’s Republic of China & Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism of the Republic of Ireland, Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin, Ireland
CHINA NOW, Tang Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
2003 From China with Art, National Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
Alors, la Chine, Pompidou Center, Paris, France
Chinese Printmaking Today, British Library& Muban Foundation, British Library, London, U.K.
2001 China Art Now!, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
Towards a New Image: Twenty Years of Contemporary Chinese Painting, National Art Museum, Beijing; Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai; Sichuan Art Museum, Chengdu; Art Museum Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Bienal de Artes, Visuais do Mercosul, Porto Alegre, Brazil, Switzerland
Dream, Red Mansion, London, U.K.
In Holz Geschnitten-Dürer, Gauguin, Penck und die Anderen, Museum Bochum, Germany
2000 Visage: Painting and The Human Face in 20th- Century Art, The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, Japan
Portrait of China Contemporaries, Espace Culture Francois Mitterand, France
1999 The 5th Asian Art Show, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
APERTO, The 48th Venice Bennial, Venice, Italy
New Modernism for a new Millennium, Limm Gallery, San Francisco, U.S.A.
1998 Inside Out: New Chinese Art, Asia Society, New York, U.S.A.
5000+10, Chinese Contemporary, Bibao, Spain
China!, Haus der Kulturen de Welt, Berlin, Germany
Black & White, Chinese Contemporary, London, U.K.
1997 China!, Kunst Museum, Bonn, Germany
The 2nd Kwangju Biennial, Kwangju, Korea
Die anderen Modernen, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
Chinese Walls, Gasunie’s Kunstkomitee, Groningen, The Netherlands
1994 Chinese Contemporary Art at San Paulo, 22nd International Biennale of San Paulo, Brazil
1993 China’s New Art, Post’89, Hong Kong Arts Center, Hong Kong
Passagio ad Oriente, 45th Biennale di Venezia, Italy
Mao Goes Pop, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
1992 Fang Lijun and Liu Wei Oil Painting Exhibition, Beijing Art Museum, Beijing, China
New Art from China / Post-Mao Product, Toured the Art Gallery of New South Sales, Sydney; Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane; City of Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Ballarat; Canberra School of Art Gallery, Canberra, Australia
China Avant- Garde, Toured Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany; Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; The Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, U.K.; Kunsthallen Brandts Klcedefabrik, Odense, Denmark
1989 China Avant-Garde Art Exhibition, China Art Gallery, Beijing, China
1984 Sixth National Art Exhibition, Guangzhou, China

The Museum of Modern Art, USA
Centre de G. Pompidou, France
The National Gallery of Australia, Australia
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, USA
Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Germany
CP Foundation, Indonesia
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan
Shanghai Art Museum, China
Guangdong Art Museum, China
He Xiangning Art Museum, China

Vermilion Art

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