Wu Ming Zhong

Chinese,b. 1963

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Wu Ming Zhong was born in Hebei, China in 1963. He has been extensively featured in both solo and group exhibitions throughout Asia, Europe and Americas. His notable exhibitions include the 31st

Art Basel (2006, Basel, Switzerland}, and the 2008 Shanghai Biennale (Shanghai, China}, in which he created o high-profile three-port installation of paintings, videos, and mixed media for Room 501 in Park Hotel.

Wu Ming Zhong's works are notable for their intense colour, use of classical motifs in a contemporary aesthetic, and his repeated theme of glass - with its connotations of transparency and fragility. Using oil and acrylic on canvas, he transforms humans and objects into somewhat transparent glass-like figures to describe man's psychological connections. Wu Ming Zhong's works have been described by critics as an avant-garde form of Chinese contemporary art, incorporating elements of Political Pop, Cynical Realism, and Gaudy Art, while featuring symbols of international

politics, history, religion, and pop culture. Influenced greatly by Western art in the postmodernist tradition, his works express his individuality and unique personal perspective, one that is often defiant of social order and its harsh realities. His personal struggles with cancer influenced his views of nature and man's relation to it, which can be seen reflected in his more recent works, which, in

addition to featuring glass figures, also include imagery common to classical Chinese paintings such as pine trees and red-crowned cranes.

He is the Associate Professor and Director of the Oil Painting Research Office for the College of Fine Arts at Capital Normal

University.

He was a visiting scholar at Liebin Academy of Fine Arts in Russia & Buffalo State College in the USA 

 

Wu Ming Zhong's works have been described by critics as an avant-garde form of Chinese contemporary art, incorporating elements of Political Pop, Cynical Realism, and Gaudy Art, while featuring

symbols of international politics, history, religion, and pop culture.

Has participated in over 30 international exhibitions, including HK, Beijing, Singapore, Basel, Germany, Korea, etc.

 

His works have been exhibited in international art museums, including The National Art Museum of China, Greek Athens National Contemporary Art Centre, Singapore Art Museum, The National

Museum of Fine Art Cuba, etc. Has an auction record of HK$3M set at Poly auction in China in 2008.

Education and Background

 

1988 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Fine Arts Department of Hebei Teachers College, Shijiazhuang

1997 Masters of Fine Arts, Fine Arts Department of Capital Normal

University, Beijing

2003-2004 Visiting Scholar, Repin State Academic Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, Russia

2005

Visiting Scholar, State University of New York, Buffalo, New York,

United States

Solo Exhibitions

2019

"In-Outward Observations" Wu Ming Zhong Solo Exhibition,

Parkview Green Beijing, China

2014

Hey Just Chill! Wu Mingzhong Solo Exhibition, Xin Dong Cheng Space for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

2011

Hi,2011- Wu Mingzhong Solo Exhibition , Leeahn Gallery, Korea

2009

Fake Authenticity - Wu Mingzhong Solo Exhibition, Today Art

Museum, Beijing, China

2007

Hey, Be careful - Wu Mingzhong Solo Exhibition, Xin Dong Cheng

Space for Contemporary Art, Beijing China

lmplosion - Art Work of Wu Mingzhong, Gallery Beijing Space,

Beijing, China

2006
Chinese Reporting - Oil Paintings of Wu Mingzhong, 798 Avant Gallery 2006, New York, USA

2004
Wu Mingzhong Painting Exhibition - the visiting scholar of Liebin Academy of Fine Arts, Art Museum of Capital Normal University, Beijing, China

Group Exhibition

2019

Art Beijing 2019, Beijing, China

"The Power of Academy" Group Exhibition, Soka Art Centre, Beijing, China

2017

Premier Art Fair Hong Kong 2017, The Excelsior Hotel, Hong Kong

Parkview Art Action - On Sharks & Humanity Global Art Exhibition (2017 Hong Kong), Hong Kong Maritime Museum

Parkview Art Action - On Sharks & Humanity Global Art Exhibition (2017 Singapore), Parkview Square, Singapore

2015

Parkview Art Action - On Sharks & Humanity Global Art Exhibition (2015 Beijing), National Museum of China, Beijing

2014

Re-Modernization - 2014 Wuhan 3rd Documentary Exhibition of Fine Arts, Hubei Art Museum

Ansesen - The Second Chinese Oil Painting Biennale, The National

Museum of Art of China

2013

Beijing--Sophia New Vision of Chinese Contemporary Art, Beijing

Art Center of Sophia National Telecommunication
Museum, Bulgaria

2012

ReHistory - Invitation Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Art, Shenzhen Art Museum

2011

Unable Absence - Winxuan Contemporary Art Exhibition, Winxuan

Museum Chengdu China

Mountains Beyond Mountains - San Qing Mountain Contemporary Art Invitation Exhibition, Yue Art Museum Beijing, China

Group Exhibition

2010

Negotiation-The Second Today's Documents, Today Art Museum Beijing, China

Reshaping History-Chinart from 2000 to 2009, China National Convention Centre, China

China Welcomes You, Oldenburg Museum, Germany

2009

Historical Image - China's Contemporary Art Invitation Exhibition,

Shenzhen Art Museum, China

Speak-Describe - 2009 Cross-Strait Contemporary Art , Taiwan Art Museum Taiwan, The National Museum of Fine Art, Beijing

Beijing-Havana The Revolution of Art, The National Museum of
Fine Art, Cuba

Serious Condition - 12 Contemporary Artists Show, Wall Art Gallery, Beijing, China

2008

Shanghai Biennale 2008, Shanghai Art Museum , Shanghai, China

YOUniverse - Biennale of Seville Monastery de Ntra, Sra De las Cuevas., Spain

Beijing-Athens: Contemporary Art from China, Greek Athens National Contemporary Art Center, Athens, Greece

Accelerate: Chinese Contemporary Art, Singapore Art Museum,

Singapore

"Chinese Reputation - Influence" Osage Gallery, Hong Kong

3.15 Let's Consume, Xin Dong Cheng Space for Contemporary

Art, 2008, Beijing, China

2007

Chinese Contemporary SOCART, The State Tretyakov Gallery,

Moscow, Russia

Pocheon Asia Biennale 2007, Pocheon, Korea

The Thermocline - New Asian Waves, ZKM Museum,
Karlsruhe, Germany

Floating - New Generation Art in China, Korea National Museum of

Modern Art, Korea

"Chinese Whispers"  - Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Osage

Gallery, Hong Kong

China Contemporary Art Exhibition, China Visual Arts Centre, Beijing, China

The Power of the Universe - An Exhibition the Frontier of

Contemporary Chinese Art, Asia Art Centre, Beijing, China

A New Realm - A Grand Vision of Contemporary Chinese Art, Soka

Art Center, Taipei

Shanghai Art Expo - International Modern Art, Shanghai Expo

Centre, China

2006

37'Basel International Contemporary Art Fail, Basel, Switzerland

Re-excavate the Contemporary Realism, Soka Art Center/ Soka

Contemporary Space, Beijing, China

2005

Grounding Reality - New Chinese Contemporary Art, Seoul Art Centre, Seoul, Korea

Chinese Young Artist Fine Works Exhibition - The Second Beijing

International Art Biennale 2005, The Art Museum of China Millennium Monument, Beijing, China

Beijing Art Document Exhibition, Beijing, China

"So beautiful Landscape" painting Exhibition, Baiwang Gallery, Beijing, China

Born in China--Chinese Contemporary Art, Goedhuis Contemporary Gallery, New York, USA

2004

the Nominative Exhibition of Youth Artists Exhibition 1960'-1970', Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

2003

Embracing the New Century Third China National Exhibition of Oil Paintings, National Museum of Fine Art, Beijing, China

Chinese Art Today, The Art Museum of China , Millennium Monument, Beijing, China

2000

The Academic Exhibition of Beijing Oil Painting, Huanyu Sutra Gallery, Beijing, China

1999

Juxtapositions-Seven Painters, National Museum of Fine Art, Beijing, China

1998

The Academic Exhibition of Beijing Youth Oil Painters , Art Gallery of

Beijing International Art Palace, Beijing, China