GAO LeiBiograpy

The young representative artist at the forefront of shifting trends in contemporary art in China, Gao Lei belongs to the Post-80s generation which is more used to the global information society’s diversity in values rather than ideology, and individualistic reasoning rather than collective conviction. Through his works of paintings, photography, installation and mixed media, the artist freely traverses across the boundaries of virtual world and reality, creating a new site of communication and mechanism of criticism. Through non-personified approaches, he also explores how the system of power characterizes the individual way of thinking and regulates the social environment.


중국현대미술의 변화를 주도하는 대표적 젊은 작가 중 한명인 가오레이는 이데올로기보다는 글로벌 정보사회의 다양한 가치관에, 집단적 신념보다는 개인주의적 합리적 사고방식에 더 익숙해진 중국의 빠링허우(八零後) 세대에 속한다. 회화, 사진, 설치를 포괄하며 다양한 혼합 미디어 작품을 선보이는 작가는 가상세계와 현실세계의 경계를 자유로이 넘나들며 새로운 소통과 비판의 매커니즘을 만들어간다. 또한 비의인화 등의 방법으로 권력 체계가 어떻게 개개인의 사고 방식을 특징짓고 사회의 외부적 환경을 규정하는지를 탐구하고 있다.

b.1980, Hunan, China

出生于中国湖南,现生活工作于中国上海和北京

Biography

2002-2006   

Digital Media Department of Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China

 

2002-2006      

中央美术学院数码媒体专业,北京,中国

Solo Exhibitions

2017     

Enzyme of Trial, Arario Gallery Seoul, Korea

 

2016    

WILDERNESS, White Space, Beijing, China

 

2014    

Gao Lei`s Solo Exhibition, Arario Gallery, Shanghai, China

WINDOWSKY, Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taipei

 

2013     

CARRIER, White Space, Beijing, China

 

2012     

Projections, ARARIO Gallery, Seoul, Korea

 

2011     

The Principle: Gao Lei, White Space, Beijing, China

 

2008     

Objec[ts]pace—Photography Works by Gao Lei, aye gallery, Beijing, China

Group Exhibitions

2017     

The New Normal: Art and China in 2017Ullens Center for Contemporary ArtBeijing,China

 

2016    

The Decameron—BMCA Documenting Art, Blue Mountain Contemporary Art, People’s Bathhouse, Caochangdi, Beijing, China

Works of Post 80s after 2008 from Long Museum CollectionLong Museum, Shanghai, China

ACROSS THE DIVIDE , Rosenfeld Porcini GalleryLondon, UK

TURNING POINT—Contemporary Art in China Since 2000, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China

NEW VOICES— A DSL COLLECTION STORY, Klein Sun Gallery, New York, USA

Over The Wall—Paintings Tempted by Installation, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

WE—A Community of Chinese Contemporary Artists, K11 Art Museum, Shanghai, China

IT’S FUNNY BECAUSE IT’S TRUE, Gallery Paris-Beijing, Paris, France

 

2015     

Editing the Spectacle: the Individual and Working Methods Post-Mediatization, Hive Center for Beijing China

AFTER UTOPIARevisiting The Ideal In Asian Contemporay Art, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

OBSERVER-CREATOR,The Second “CAFAM•Future”Exhibition, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China

 

2014    

Silent Force, How Art Museum, Wenzhou, China

 Present-ing Recital Louder Than Paint, Shanghai Gallery Of Art, Shanghai, China

Criss-Cross: Artworks of Young Chinese Contemporary Artists from Long Collection, Long Museum, Shanghai, China

MEMO II, WHITE SPACE BEIJING, Beijing, China

 

2013    

Asia Code Zero, SOMA Museum, Seoul, Korea

Grand Opening of Antenna Space, Antenna Space, Shanghai, China

MEMO I, White Space, Beijing, China

FUTURE MASTER, Lifestyle Academy of New Weekly, Winshare Art Museum, Chengdu, China

 

2012    

A City of Others, Lin & Lin Gallery, Taipei, China

 

2011    

DAS ICH IM ANDEREN, Mercator Foundation, Essen, Germany

Start from the Horizon, Si Shang Art Museum, Beijing, China

Options, Li Space, Beijing, China

DAYBREAK: Chinese Young Artist, ARARIO Cheonan Gallery, Cheonan, Korea

ALMOST TANGIBLE, ARARIO BEIJING Gallery, Beijing, China

 

2010    

ABSOLUTE DISTANCE, White SpaceOrganizer: UNDP, Beijing, China

WASABI—Exhibition of Young Contemporary Artist, Li Space, Beijing, China

The Personal Dimension: Four Emerging Artists from China, ARARIO Gallery, New York, USA

The Pavilion of Realism—International Contemporary Art, Other Gallery, Beijing, China

BEIJING TIME.LA HORA DE CHINA—A panoramic vision of contemporary art in China, Casa Asia/SEEI/Matadero Madrid, Spain

 

2009    

Future Together—Nomination Exhibition, ARARIO BEIJING Gallery, Beijing, China

Chinetik, An exhibition of Tinguely Museum and IVAM (the Valencian Institute of Modern Art)  in collaboration with Littmann Culture Projects, Basel, Valencia, Switzerland and Spain The Second Reality—Chinese Contemporary Art, National Art Museum of China; Meridian International Center, Washington DC, USA

 

2008    

China’s ReVision—Chinese Contemporary Art, Ludwig Museum, Koblenz, Germany

Whatever—Chinese Young Artists, I-MYU Projects, London, UK

The Evolution of Concept—the Past and the Future of Chinese Conceptual Photography, 798 Space, Beijing, China

Accelerate: Chinese Contemporary Art, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

Butterfly Dream—Shanghai MoCA Envisage II, Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai

Hanging in Sky Drifting on Surface, Linda Gallery (Contemporary Art Center), Beijing, China

 

2007    

Floating—Modern Chinese Art Exhibition in Commemoration between Korea and China, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea

 

2006    

Yokohama International New Media Art Festival, Yokohama, Japan

Goodbye Reality—Exhibition of Experimental Visual Art, New Art Projects, Beijing, China

 

2005    

The Line of Flight—Second International New Media Art Exhibition, China Millennium Monument, Beijing, China

Ten Eras Ten Colors, SOKA Contemporary Space, Beijing, China

New Beijing New Life, Central Academy of Fine Arts & Korea NABI Art Center, Beijing, China

Project Sound and City, British Council China, Beijing, China

 

2003     

Second Independent Visual Art of Youth, 22Film, Beijing, China