Qiu Zhijie

Qiu Zhijie (b. 1969, Zhangzhou, China) lives and works in Beijing and Hangzhou, China. Qiu’s diverse practice embraces sculpture, painting, printmaking, video, photography, and performance. His work, which frequently translates traditional techniques into conceptual forms, examines the intersection between political history and current social realities in China.

Qiu has had solo exhibitions at such institutions as Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China (2010); Haus der Kulturen del Welt, Berlin (2010); Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2009); Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai (2008); Long March Space, Beijing (2007); Fundação Oriente, Macau, China (2000); and Gallery of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing (1999).

Group shows featuring Qiu’s work include Community of Tastes: Chinese Contemporary Art Since 2000, Museu de arte contemporânea da universidade de São Paulo (2011); Photography from the New China, Getty Center, Los Angeles (2010–11); Shanghai Biennial (2010); Thirty Years of Chinese Contemporary Art, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai (2010); Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2010); Breaking Forecast: Eight Key Figures of China’s New Generation of Artists, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (2009– 10); Media Art China 2009: Timelapse, A Swiss-China Media Art Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing (2009), and Centre PasquArt, Biel, Switzerland (2010); Fukuoka Triennial, Japan (2009); Venice Biennale (2009); Guangzhou Triennial, China (2008); Poetic Realism: A Reinterpretation of Jiangnan, Centro de arte Tomás y Valiente, Madrid (2008); The Real Thing: Contemporary Art from China, Tate Liverpool (2007); Moscow Biennial: We are your future (2007); Trading Place, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei (2005); Yokohama Triennial, Japan (2005); Alors la Chine?, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2003); Transience: Chinese Experimental Art at the End of the Twentieth Century, Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago (1999); and Inside Out, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York (1998).

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