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Pan De Hai

Chinese, b. 1956


Over the past twenty years, one of the most established Chinese artist Pan De Hai has been famous for creating the image of “Corn Men” in his works. Other active artists in the 1980s, the name of Pan De Hai is also associated with an influential group of artists in the history of Chinese Contemporary Art, that is "South­western Art Group", which emerged after the "New Age" Art Exhibition.
Born in 1956 in Jilin Province, China. Pan De Hai graduated from the Fine Art Department of Northeast Uni­versity, Changchun, Jilin Province. For an artist who sets to ex­ploring the passions of life and the questions in essence, his works reflect what the real world is like and people’s interests.
Numerous works by the artist have been sold at auctions, including “Triptych: Opened Corn-back Hill” sold at China Guardian Auctions Co. and “Break Through: Chinese Avant­Garde Art in the 80’s” in 2014 for US$1,492,240.
He formed "Southwestern Art Group" with Zhang Xiaogang, Mao Xuhui after the "New Image Exhibition" touring around in Shang­hai, Nanjing and Chongqing in 1986.
Pan De Hai has involved in several major exhibitions in the history of modern and contemporary Chinese art, including " Modern Chinese Art Exhibition" held at Na­tional Art Museum of China in 1989.
“Post-89 New Art Exhibition" held in Hong Kong in 1993, and "Mao and Pop Art" Exhi­bition held at National Gallery of Australia.
His work "Opened corn-back Hill" fetched an auction record of US$1.49M at China Guardian Auctions Beijing in 2014.
"Corn Man" not only shows the connections with Pan De Hai' s memory of his early years, but also shows the influence of “Southwestern Fine Arts”. The "Corn Man" Series contain magical beauties and rhythms. Meanwhile, present a complex composition with rich meanings and sumptuously decorative colours, approximate to mysterious scenes at a religious ceremony. 
Education and Background


Graduated from the Fine Art Department of Northeast University, Changchun, Jilin Province, China 


Teacher at the Yunnan Academy of Fine Arts College of the Arts

At present, Pan De Hai's works have been collected by famous art institutions such as the National Art Museum of China, the Shanghai Art Museum, the Shenzhen Art Museum, the Hong Kong M+ Museum, and the Poly Museum. His works have also been collected by famous celebrities such as Swiss banker Mr. Fidelis M Goetz, well-known celebrities Deng Chao, Lin Yi Lun and other international collectors and social celebrities.

Solo Exhibitions


Pan De Hai "Childhood" Art Exhibition,
Art Futures Group, Hong Kong


"Youth Dialogue" Pan De Hai & Yu Fan Joint Exhibition,
798 Yang Gallery, Beijing, China


"Metropolitan" Pan De Hai New Works Exhibition, Triumph Art

Centre, Beijing, China


"Those Red Years" Pan De Hai Solo Exhibition, My Humble House Art Gallery, Taiwan

"Permeating Illusions" Pan De Hai Solo Exhibition, Watergate Gallery, Seoul, South Korea


Pan Dehai's Solo Exhibition, Poly Art Museum, Beijing, China


"Receding Hairline" Pan Dehai Solo Exhibition, Schoeni
Art Gallery, Hong Kong


Pan Dehai's Solo Exhibition, Goethe Institute, Beijing, China

Group Exhibitions


Premier Art Fair Hong Kong 2017, Art Futures Group, Hong Kong

Singapore 2017, Art Futures Group, Hong Kong 


Nanjing International Art Exhibition, Nanjing International Exhibition Centre, Nanjing, China 

"The Civil Power" Beijing Minsheng Art Museum Opening Exhibition, Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing, China


"APP + Fourth Round" Group Exhibition, 798 Art Depot,

Beijing, China 


The Modern Road: Modern and Contemporary Oil Painting of Yunnan, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China 

Creative Cities Collection - Fine Arts Exhibition London 2012, The Barbican Centre, London, United Kingdom 

Creative Cities: London Art Exhibition. 2012, Invited Exhibition in Beijing, National Art Museum of China,  Beijing, China 


"Future Pass" 54th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy 

"Future Pass World Exhibition" Today Beijing Station, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China 

"Splendor" Contemporary Art Group Exhibition, 798 Yang Gallery, Beijing, China 


"Reshaping History. Chinart from 2000 to 2009" The First China (Beijing) Contemporary Documents, China International Convention Centre, Beijing, China 

"30 Years of Chinese Contemporary Art" Group Exhibition, Shanghai Minsheng Museum, Shanghai, China


Beijing-Athens: Contemporary Art from China, Technopolis of the City of Athens, Greece 

The Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Arts - II, Triumph Gallery, Beijing, China 

Case Studies of Artists in Art History and Art Criticism, SZ Art Centre, Beijing, China 

Group Exhibitions


"Viewing From Afar" Group Exhibition, Oriental Vista Gallery, Shanghai, China

"Starting from the Southwest" Exhibition of Contemporary Art in Southwest China, Guangdong Art Museum, Guangzhou, China 

From New Figurative Image to New Painting" Exhibition, Tang Contemporary Art Centre, Beijing, China 

Art and Collection Art Exhibition, Poly Art Museum, Beijing, China

New Wave: The Birth of Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China 

Triumph - China Contemporary Art Invitational Exhibition,
Triumph Art Space, Beijing, China



2006 Yunnan Contemporary Art Invitational, Square Gallery of Contemporary, Nanjing, China 

Common Link, Vanessa Art Link, Beijing, China 

Create in Yunnan, Yun Art Gallery, Kunming, China 

International Art Exposition, Beijing, China 


"Awakening: La France Mandarine The French Influence on Chinese Art" Group Exhibition, National Museum of Art, Beijing, China 

"Land of Warmth" The Opening Exhibition of Red Bridge Gallery, Red Bridge Gallery, Shanghai, China 

The Preordained Relationship Sky, Shenzhen Art Museum, 

Shenzhen, China 

Scent of a Woman, Beijing, Shanghai & Hong Kong, China 


"Awakening. La France Mandarine The French Influence on Chinese Art" Group Exhibition, Urban Planning Exhibition Centre,
Shanghai, China 

2002 - 2004

Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Germany & Italy 


"Girls and Boys" Group Exhibition, Soobin Art Gallery, Beijing, China 


Asian Contemporary Art Exhibition, Contemporary Art Gallery, London, United Kingdom 


2000 Contemporary Art Exhibition, France 


"Reality, Today and Tomorrow", International Art Gallery,

Beijing, China


"From Mao to Pop Art", Australian Art Museum, Melbourne Art Museum, Melbourne, Australia 

"Post 89 New Art", Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong 


Oil Painting Exhibition, Beijing History Museum, Beijing, China 


Annual Exhibition of Oil Painting, Chinese History and Military Museum, Beijing, China 


China Modern Art Exhibition, Beijing Chinese Art Museum, China 

The 7th National Art Exhibition, Bronze Award,
Beijing Chinese Art Museum, Beijing, China 


Modern Art Exhibition, Chengdu Art Museum, Chengdu, China 

Huangshan Art Seminar, Tunxi, China 


"New Image" Tour Exhibition, Kunming library, Chongqing Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts, Chongqing, China 


"New Image" Art Exhibition, Shanghai and Nanjing , China 

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