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b. 1952, China

Shen Fan Biography

Shen Fan was born in 1952 in Jiangyin, Jiangsu province, graduated from Shanghai Light Industry Institute, Fine Arts Department in 1986. He resides and works in Shanghai. 

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Selected exhibitions include The End of the Brush and Ink Era: Chinese Landscape, True Color Museum, Suzhou (2011); Shanghai, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, U.S.A.(2010); Out of Shanghai, Museum gegenstandsfreier Kunst, Otterndorf, Germany (2009); Shanghai Kaleidoscope, Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), Toronto, Canada(2008); 6th Shanghai Biennale - Hyper Design, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai (2006); Alien Illusion, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai (2005); Chinese Maximalism, Millenium Art Museum, Beijing(2003); The Paintings of Shen Fan – Pioneering Abstraction from Shanghai, Goedhuis Contemporary New York, U.S.A. (2002); Shanghai Abstract Art Group Show, Liu Haisu Art Museum, Shanghai (2002); Metaphysics 2001, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai (2002) etc. Recent solo exhibition include Landscape 9210, SHEN Fan Solo Exhibtion, ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai (2012); Shen Fan's Videos and Paintings Exhibition, Galerie Carol Johnssen, Munchen, Germany(2011); I have Been Here, Usher Gallery; The Coletion of Lincoln, Lincoln, U.K.(2008). 

Shen Fan Featured Artworks

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Punctuation-002 标点-002 by Shen Fan contemporary artwork
Shen FanPunctuation-002 标点-002, 2014Acrylic on newspaper
90 x 360 cm
ShanghART Enquire about this work
River by Shen Fan contemporary artwork
Shen FanRiver, 2007Oil on canvas
96 x 96 cm
Eli Klein Gallery Enquire about this work
Stamp 印章 by Shen Fan contemporary artwork
Shen FanStamp 印章, 2014Oil on canvas
118 x 138 cm
ShanghART Enquire about this work
Untitled 93–004 by Shen Fan contemporary artwork
Shen FanUntitled 93–004, 1993Oil on paper on canvas
138 x 69 cm
Alisan Fine Arts Enquire about this work
Punctuation003 by Shen Fan contemporary artwork
Shen FanPunctuation003, 2014Mixed media on wood
90 x 300 cm
ShanghART Enquire about this work
Punctuation-Mirror-002 by Shen Fan contemporary artwork
Shen FanPunctuation-Mirror-002, 2015Mixed media on wood (3 pieces)
120 x 270 cm
ShanghART Enquire about this work
Punctuation-1963 English Version by Shen Fan contemporary artwork
Shen FanPunctuation-1963 English Version, 2015Metal plate, stainless steel
45 x 720 x 36 cm
ShanghART Enquire about this work
Garden-P-3e by Shen Fan contemporary artwork
Shen FanGarden-P-3e, 2001Oil on paper
26 x 96 cm
ShanghART Enquire about this work

Shen Fan Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Cache: From B to Z at ShanghART, Shanghai
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12 April–12 June 2020 Group Exhibition Cache: From B to Z ShanghARTWestbund, Shanghai
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Summer Wind Flirts among Words 夏风惹来一堆字 at ShanghART, Shanghai
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27 July–28 August 2019 Group Exhibition Summer Wind Flirts among Words 夏风惹来一堆字 ShanghARTWestbund, Shanghai
Contemporary art exhibition, Group exhibition, Side Lanes 辅路 at ShanghART, Shanghai
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18 January–24 February 2019 Group exhibition Side Lanes 辅路 ShanghARTWestbund, Shanghai

Shen Fan Represented By

ShanghART contemporary art gallery in Singapore ShanghART Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore

Shen Fan In Ocula Magazine

Shanghai Museum Shows: “Myth / History II” at the Yuz Museum and “Xu Zhen Solo Show” at the Long Museum Ocula Report Shanghai Museum Shows: “Myth / History II” at the Yuz Museum and “Xu Zhen Solo Show” at the Long Museum By Sam Gaskin, Shanghai

Both shows are milestone moments in the institutions’ development. The massive museums—each with about 10,000 square metres of space—are learning to stand.

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Shen Fan In Related Press

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend Related Press Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend 7 February 2019, The Art Newspaper

Ring in the Year of the Pig with a visit to Eli Klein Gallery’s solo exhibition Shen Fan: Works in Abstraction, 1992–2017 (until 16 February). 'A pioneer in the field, along with his Shanghai-based contemporaries Ding Yi and Yu Youhan, Shen Fan has set the gold standard for defining historically important abstract art in contemporary China,'...

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Germany opens its largest-ever show of modern Chinese art Related Press Germany opens its largest-ever show of modern Chinese art 22 May 2015, Deutsche Welle

There's never before been an exhibition of contemporary Chinese art of this magnitude: Eight cities, nine museums, 120 artists, 500 works. For audiences in Germany, the question is on the tip of their tongues: Just how much influence did Chinese officials play in the making of " China 8," which opens to the public on May 14 and...

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