XU ZHEN®
  • About
  • Biography
  • Exhibitions
    • Solo Exhibition
    • Group Exhibition
    • Art Fair
  • Artworks
    • Painting
    • Sculpture
    • Installation
    • Video
    • New Media
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  • XU ZHEN®
  • Birthdate: 1977
    Birthplace: China | Shanghai
    Lives and Works in: China | Shanghai
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    XU ZHEN®, founded by artist Xu Zhen in 2013, is the flagship art brand of MadeIn Company. Born in 1977, Xu Zhen is a leading Chinese artist and curator, and the founder of MadeIn Company. XU ZHEN® is committed to art creation and cutting-edge culture development. Through collecting and appreciating artworks and events produced by XU ZHEN®, users can enjoy spiritual aspirations and life experiences of the finest quality.



    Xu Zhen
    Artist, Curator, MadeIn Company Founder

    Xu Zhen was born in 1977, and lives and works in Shanghai.

    Xu Zhen has been considered as an iconic figure in Chinese contemporary art. In 2004, Xu won the prize for ‘Best Artist’ at the Chinese Contemporary Art Award. His practice covers various media such as installations, video, painting and performance, etc.

    Xu Zhen has exhibited internationally, at museums and biennales, such as, Venice Biennale (2001, 2005), The Museum of Modern Art (New York, 2004), Mori Art Museum (Tokyo, 2005), MoMA PS1 (New York, 2006), Tate Liverpool (2007), Hayward Gallery (London, 2012), Lyon Biennial (2013), Armory Show (New York, 2014), Long Museum (Shanghai 2015), Al Riwaq Art Center (Qatar, 2016), Sydney Biennial (2016), Guggenheim Museum (New York, 2017), Sharjah Biennial (2019), Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, 2019), National Gallery of Australia (Canberra, 2020), among others.

    Aside from being an artist, Xu Zhen is also a curator. He co-curated together with other artists major exhibitions in Shanghai and was one of the initiators of Art-Ba-Ba (www.art-ba-ba.com), a leading online forum for discussion and critique of contemporary art in Shanghai, in 2006. In 2009, Xu Zhen established ‘MadeIn Company’, a contemporary art creation corporate, focused on the production of creativity, and devoted to the research of contemporary culture’s infinite possibilities. In 2013, MadeIn Company launched XU ZHEN® which is committed to art creation and cutting-edge culture development. In 2014, MadeIn Company established MadeIn Gallery and in November 2016 launched the first “Xu Zhen Store” in Shanghai.
    Education:
    -1996    Graduated from Shanghai Arts & Crafts Institute
  • Biography
  • Xu Zhen®, founded by artist Xu Zhen in 2013, is the flagship art brand of MadeIn Company. Born in 1977, living and working in Shanghai, Xu Zhen is a leading Chinese artist and curator, and MadeIn Company Founder.

    Xu Zhen has been considered as an iconic figure in Chinese contemporary art. In 2004, Xu won the prize for ‘Best Artist’ at the China Contemporary Art Award. His practice covers various media such as installations, video, painting and performance, etc.

    Xu Zhen has exhibited internationally, at museums and biennales, such as, Venice Biennale (2001, 2005), The Museum of Modern Art (New York, 2004), Mori Art Museum (Tokyo, 2005), MoMA PS1 (New York, 2006), Tate Liverpool (2007), Hayward Gallery (London, 2012), Lyon Biennial (2013), Armory Show (New York, 2014), Long Museum (Shanghai 2015), Al Riwaq Art Center (Qatar, 2016), National Gallery of Australia (Canberra, 2016), Guggenheim Museum (New York, 2017), among others.

    Aside from being an artist, Xu Zhen® is also a curator. He co-curated together with other artists major exhibitions in Shanghai and was one of the initiators of Art-Ba-Ba (www.art-ba-ba.com), a leading online forum for discussion and critique of contemporary art in Shanghai, in 2006. In 2009, Xu Zhen established ‘MadeIn Company’, a contemporary art creation corporate, focused on the production of creativity, and devoted to the research of contemporary culture’s infinite possibilities. In 2013, MadeIn Company launched the brand Xu Zhen®, which is committed to art creation and cutting-edge culture development. In 2014, MadeIn Company established MadeIn Gallery and launched the first “Xu Zhen Store” in November 2016 in Shanghai.


  • Exhibitions
    • Three Taels of Cuteness, One Catty of Greatness
      Nov 11, 2021 - Dec 31, 2021
      Opening: Nov 10, 2021 15:00 Wednesday
      Curator: Lu Mingjun
      Artist: XU ZHEN®
      • Solo Exhibition
    • 2021 Guangzhou Contemporary Art Fair
      Dec 26, 2021 - Dec 29, 2021
      Opening: Dec 26, 2021 10:00 Sunday
      Artists: CAI Jian, GE Hui, LU Pingyuan, MO Shaolong, SHANG Liang, XU ZHEN®, YANG Shen, YANG Yang, ZHANG Ke
      • Art Fair
    • 2021 ART021 Contemporary Art Fair
      Nov 11, 2021 - Nov 14, 2021
      Opening: Nov 11, 2021 14:00 Thursday
      Artists: CAI Jian, CHEN Ying, LU Pingyuan, MO Shaolong, PU Yingwei, SHANG Liang, SONG Kun, SU Yu-Xin, WANG Ziquan, XU ZHEN®, YANG Yang
      • Art Fair
    • Design Miami/ Podium x Shanghai
      Nov 4, 2021 - Nov 14, 2021
      Opening: Nov 4, 2021 13:00 Thursday
      Artist: XU ZHEN®
      • Art Fair
    • Beijing Contemporary 2021
      Oct 13, 2021 - Oct 17, 2021
      Opening: Oct 13, 2021 Wednesday
      Artists: CHEN Ying, DING Li, GE Hui, LU Pingyuan, MO Shaolong, SHANG Liang, SONG Kun, XU ZHEN®, ZHANG Ke
      • Art Fair
    • 2021 WWART
      Sep 24, 2021 - Oct 10, 2021
      Artists: CAI Jian, DING Li, LI Hanwei, SHANG Liang, Shanliang , XIA Yunfei, XU ZHEN®
      • Art Fair
    • 2021 DnA SHENZHEN
      Sep 30, 2021 - Oct 4, 2021
      Artists: CAI Jian, DING Li, GE Hui, HE An, LU Pingyuan, SHANG Liang, SONG Kun, WANG Ziquan, XU ZHEN®
      • Art Fair
    • Art as Living Organism
      May 8, 2021 - Jun 30, 2021
      Opening: May 8, 2021 16:00 Saturday
      Artists: GE Hui, SONG Kun, XU ZHEN®
      • Group Exhibition
    • MadeIn Gallery Participates in Art Xiamen 2021
      Jun 17, 2021 - Jun 20, 2021
      Artists: CHEN Ying, GE Hui, LU Pingyuan, SHANG Liang, SU Yu-Xin, XU ZHEN®, YANG Yang, ZHOU Zixi
      • Art Fair
    • MadeIn Gallery Participates in JINGART 2021
      Jun 10, 2021 - Jun 13, 2021
      Artists: LU Pingyuan, PU Yingwei, SU Yu-Xin, XU ZHEN®, YANG Shen, ZHOU Zixi
      • Art Fair
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  • Artworks
    • Passion (20.40 kg)

      Painting | Oil on canvas | 250 × 190 cm | 2021

    • Passion (16.95 kg)

      Painting | Oil on canvas | 250 × 160 cm | 2021

    • Passion (36.00 kg)

      Painting | Oil on canvas | 360 × 250 cm | 2021

    • Passion (35.40 kg)

      Painting | Oil on canvas | 360 × 250 cm | 2021

    • Base

      Video, Installation | iPhone, iPad, MacBook, custom environment, video with sound | 74 devices (quantity variable), 1655 x 1040 x 315 cm (dimensions variable), 27'00'' loop | 2021

    • Sculpture | Resin, paint | 104 × 150 × 13 cm | 2020

    • Inspiration! I’m Just Not Feel In It Yet!

      Installation | Mirror finish stainless steel, metal | D140 cm | 2021

    • Under Heaven-2801GK2051

      Painting | Oil on canvas, aluminium | 90 × 120 × 13 cm | 2020

    • Part of History

      New Media | Collage on canvas, fabric, mixed media | 159 × 236 cm | 2012

    • Delinquent

      Sculpture | Resin, spray paint | 102 × 150 × 150 cm | 2020

  • Publications
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