Guan Wei

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E’ nato nel 1957 a Beijing.


Horoscope No. 1

2000

Acrylic on Canvas

127 x 104 cm

Come On!

1999

Lithograph

76 x 56 cm

Floating No. 55

1999

Acrylic on Card

20 x 25 cm

Sul sito della Red Gate Gallery è possibile vedere molte altre opere di questo artista.

Profile
1957 Born Beijing, China
1978 Began art career, and since then has painted series of works including Small Yards, Self Portraits, Figures with Accupoints, Two-finger Exercise, Pictures of Dulllooking, Diary, Paper, Magic Garden, Detective and Little Toy Series, and representative works: The Living Specimen, Test Tube Baby, The Great War of the Eggplant and Sausage
1986 Graduated from the Department of Fine Arts of Beijing Teachers Institute and became a high school art teacher
198992 Artist-in-Residence, Tasmanian School of Art, University of Tasmania, Hobart
199293 Artist-in-Residence, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
1993-94 Artist-in-Residence, Canberra School of Art, Australian National University, Canberra
Art Prize 1994, Gold Coast City Gonrad Jupiters Art Prize
1994-95 Grant, Australia Council
1996 Curatorial Team Member, Second Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
1997 Artist-in-Residence, Sydney Grammar School, Sydney
Awarded 1997 Australian Printmedia Art Prize, University of Western Sydney, Nepean
One of eight artists commissioned to produce the fine art limited edition prints for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Poster Program Granted Australian Citizenship
1998 Curatorial Team Member, Third Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
Lives and works in Sydney

Solo Exhibitions

1989 French Embassy, Beijing
1991 Photo Space School of Fine Art, Australian National University, Canberra
Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart
Hobart Despard Street Gallery, Hobart
Waverley City Gallery, Melbourne
1992 Dick Bett Gallery, Hobart
Plimsoll Gallery University of Tasmania Hobart
1993 Sherman Galleries, Sydney
1994 Drill Hall Gallery, Australian National University, Canberra
1995 Sherman Galleries, Goodhope, Sydney
1996 Hanart T Z Gallery, Hong Kong
Umbrella Studio, Townsville North Queensland
Guan Wei Returns to Paradise, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing
1997 The Last Supper, Tokyo Gallery, Japan
ex/inspire, Sherman Galleries, Goodhope, Sydney
Sydney Grammar School, Sydney
1998 Internal Circulation, Red Gate Gallery
Beijing to Sydney, Chifley Plaza, Sydney

Group Exhibitions
1986 Exhibition of Four Artists, Beijing University
Autumn Salon Exhibition, Paris France
1987 Guan Wei and Ah Xian Paintings, Beijing University, Beijing
1988 Alumni Paintings Exhibition, Beijing Teachers Institute
Exhibition of Four Artists, Diplomatic Apartment, Beijing
1989 Exhibition of the Second Party of the Survivors Poet Club, Beijing Central Drama Institute
Individual Paintings, Beijing Teachers Institute
1990 Contemporary Chinese Young Artists Works, Twin Cranes Gallery, Seattle, USA
’90 International Youth Art Show, Paris
Lun Exhibition, (six artists works), Temple of the Sun (Ritan), Beijing
Three Chinese Artists Show, Plimsoll Gallery, Tasmanian School of Art, Hobart
1991 Twelve Contemporary Chinese Artists, University of Sydney, Sydney Exhibition Centre, Mt. Waverley, Victoria
Echoes of China – From Behind the Bamboo Curtain – Three Contemporary Chinese Artists, Irving Galleries, Sydney
1992 Orientations – The Emperor’s New Clothes, Irving Galleries
Six Contemporary Chinese Artists, Space YZ University of Western
Sydney Chinese New Wave, Chameleon Contemporary Art Space, Hobart
Third Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne
1993 Six Contemporary Chinese Artists, Griffith University Art Gallery, Brisbane
New Art From China, Post – 1989, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
New Art in China 1989/93, Hanart Gallery, Taipei
Mao Goes Pop, China Post – 1989, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Silent Energy, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, UK
Second Asian Art Fair, Hong Kong
1994 New Art from China, Noosa Regional Gallery, Queensland
94 Open, Artspace, Sydney
Gold Coast City Conrad Jupiters Art Prize, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Queensland
Localities of Desire, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Fourth Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne
1995 Perspecta, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
The Collectable Eggbeater, Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania
Work on Paper, Sherman Galleries, Hargrave, Sydney
3 x 3 Sites, Sydney, Christchurch, Auckland, Berlin, Canberra, Beijing
1996 A Sense of Place, Bede Gallery, Jarrow, UK
Red Gate Gallery New Year Exhibition
Above and Beyond, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Institute of Modern Art, Melbourne, Australia
24 HR ART, Darwin, Australia
Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
Compost Exhibition, Adelaide ’96 Festival
Flagging the Republic, Sherman Galleries, Goodhope, Sydney Australia
Red Gate Gallery Fifth Anniversary Exhibition
Fifth Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne
1997 John McCaughey Memorial Art Prize Exhibition, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Drift, Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest, NSW
Anon, Sherman Galleries, Goodhope, Sydney
In-Out, Contemporary Chinese Art from Mainland China and Overseas, Lasalle SIA
College of the Arts, Singapore (to tour Australia)
Asian Art, Drill Hall Gallery, Australian National University, Canberra
Osaka Triennial 1997 – Print, Osaka Gallery, Japan
Summer Exhibition, Sherman Galleries, Goodhope
Works on Paper, Za Moca Foundation, Tokyo
1998 Skin / Culture, Eight Australian Artists, George Gallery, Melbourne
Beyond China, Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery, New South Wales
Retake: A Selected Exhibition Reviewing Red Gate Artists’ Signature Works curated by Carolyn Fitzpatrick, Red Gate
Through The Gate I: Figurative and Abstract Oil Paintings, Red Gate Gallery
2001 Clues to the Future: Red Gate Gallery’s 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing

Collections
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Queensland
Gold Coast City Conrad Jupiters Art Prize
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
University of New South Wales, Sydney
Western Australian Art Gallery, Perth
Australian Art Bank
University of Tasmania, Australia
Australian National University, Canberra
Australian Embassy, Beijing
Contemporary Art and Culture Centre, Osaka, Japan
Hanart T Z Gallery, Hong Kong
University of Technology, Sydney
University of Western Sydney, Nepean
Private collections worldwide
Tokyo Gallery, Japan

Bibliography
1988 Seeds of Fire: Chinese Voices of Conscience, Geremie Barme and John Minford, pp. 387-407
Four Artists Exhibition, Catalogue, Beijing
Blowing His Own Trumpet, Linda Jaivin, Far Eastern Economic Review, pp. 84-87, 24 March
1989 Interviewed by Australia ABC TV
Guan Wei’s Work, Artist (Spain) , p. 56, March
1990 Interviewed by Spanish National TV
’90 International Youth Art Show Catalogue, Paris
China, Roslyn Bernstein, Contemporary, p. 83, September
1991 Interviewed by Australia ABC Radio
Photo Space School of Fine Art, Catalogue, Australian National University, Canberra
Plimsoll Gallery, Catalogue, University of Tasmania, Hobart
Twelve Contemporary Chinese Artists, Catalogue, University of Sydney, Sydney
Guan Wei — Nesting – The Art of Idleness, Island, p. 8, Spring
Drawing on Australia’s Space, Sue-Anne Wallace, Canberra Times, p. 2, 20 March
Art: Unfamiliar Territory, Jenny McFarlane, Museum, p. 4, April
Postcards from Asia, Sue-Anne Wallace, Art Monthly, p. 14, May
Chinese Artist Soars Above the Cultures, Sean Kelly, Sunday Mercury (Tasmania), p. 21, 27 July
Echoes of China, Nicholas Jose, Sydney Review, p. 7, October
Guan Wei Traffic to Gallery, Waverley Post (Melbourne), p. 3, 22 October
A Man with His Heart in Two Places, Alison Barclay, Herald-Sun (Melbourne), p. 44, 31 October
Guan Wei: Portrait of an Artist-in-Residence at the University of Tasmania, Elizabeth
Liew, CSAA (Chinese Studies Association of Australia) Newsletter, November
Chinese Artist Guan Wei, Tasmanian University Magazine, p. 16, November
1992 Interviewed by Australia SBS TV
Notes From the Underground: Beijing Art, Nicholas Jose, Orientations, Cover & p. 53
Six Contemporary Chinese Artists, Catalogue, Space YZ, University of Western Sydney
Chinese New Wave, Catalogue, Chameleon Contemporary Art Space, Hobart
1971-1989: A History of China’s Modern Art, Lu Peng and Yi Dan, Hunan Fine Arts Publishing, China
Ten Years of Chinese Avant-garde, Lau k’ung Chan, Flash Art, p. 111, January/February
Guan Wei: A Contemporary Chinese Artist, Nicholas Jose, Agenda, p. 17, March/ April
New Wave, Chris Downie, Art Monthly, p. 23, April
Guan Wei — Venus Vanishing, Art & Australia, p. 242, Summer
Brokering a Space: New Chinese Art 1989-92, Nicholas Jose, Art Monthly, p. 9, Sept.
1993 Interviewed by Australia SBS TV
Silent Energy, Catalogue, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, UK
Mao Goes Pop, China Post-1989, Catalogue, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
New Art From China, Post-1989, Catalogue, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
The Dialogue With Ten Chinese Artists, Lauk Changan, Artist (Taiwan), pp. 216-229, May
Here and Mao, Emily Gibson, The Sydney Morning Herald Blue Pages, p. 3, 25 June
Trading Image, Annette Hamilton, Art and Australia, p. 374, Autumn
Guan Wei — Test-tube Baby No.2, Art and Australia, Winter, p. 460
1994 Interviewed by Australia ABC Radio
Interviewed by Canberra 2XX Radio
Localities of Desire, Catalogue, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Gold Coast City Conrad Jupiters Art Prize, Catalogue, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Queensland
A Breathtaking Balancing Act, Catalogue, Nicholas Jose, Drill Hall Gallery, Australian National University
My Search for a Shaman: Art in and out of China, Nicholas Jose, Art and Asia Pacific, Vol. 1, No. 2, p. 82
’94 Open, Catalogue, Artspace, Sydney
Artnotes, Art Monthly, p. 38, July
Imports of Importance, Peter Fray, The Bulletin Australia, p. 34, 26 July
Eggplant on Art Menu, Gold Coast Bulletin, 3 September
What’s Happening, Gold Coast News, 22-28 September
1995 Interviewed by Australia ABC TV
Perspecta, Catalogue, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Fabulous Engagements, Bernice Murphy, Art & Asia Pacific, No. 4, p. 1
Chinese Whispers, Nicholas Jose, Cover Page of Sausage Series
The Collectable Eggbeater, Catalogue, Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart
Australian Perspecta, Chris McAuliffe, World Art, p. 94, March
Juggler of Systems, Judy Annear, Asian Art News, pp. 54-55, September/ October, Vol. 5, No. 5
The Great War of the Eggplant, Lauk Changan, Flash Art (Chinese), p. 72, Autumn
1996 Magic Garden, Catalogue, Chang Tsong-Zung, Hanart TZ Gallery Hong Kong
The Melting Pot, Gary Spink, The Scene (Monash Performing and Visual Arts Magazine), Issue 3, pp. 10-11
A Sense of Place, Catalogue, Bede Gallery, Jarrow, UK
Above and Beyond, Catalogue, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne;
Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane; 24 HR ART, Darwin, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Adelaide
Compost Exhibition, Catalogue, Adelaide 96 Festival
Flagging the Republic, Catalogue, Sherman Galleries Goodhope, Sydney
Australian Printmaking in the 1990’s, Sasha Grishin, Artist Printmakers, pp. 312-313
Magic Garden is Definitely One for the Files, Emma McLachlan, Sunday Standard, 27 January
Guan Wei’s Magic Garden No. 3 & 7, Asian Art News, Inside and Back Cover, January / February
Seeing is Believing, John Emery, The Adelaide 96 Festival Programme Sing Tao Newspapers, 30-31 March
Guan Wei at Hanart T Z Gallery, Ian Findlay, Asian Art News, p75, March/April
Ian Findlay, The Independence Daily, 20/21 April
Lost in Translation, Nikki Barrowclough, The Sydney Morning Herald Good Weekend Magazine, p. 48, 13 July
East China Times, 8 August
Above and Beyond – Art Review, Robert Rooney, The Australian, p. 12, 9 August
Edward McDonald, TAASA Review, Vol. 5, No. 3, September
The Curtain Between Us — Guan Wei’s Treasure Hunt No. 11, Ross Terrill, The Australian, pp. 14-15, 9 October
Spirit-Man Guan Wei, Evelyn Juers, Art and Australia, p. 431, Vol. 33, No. 3, Autumn
Guan Wei at Red Gate Gallery, Karen Smith, Asian Art News, p. 80, Nov/Dec
1997 Interviewed by Australia ABC Radio
Osaka Triennale 1997, Catalogue
Asian Art at Australian National University Drill Hall Gallery ACT, Catalogue
In & Out – Contemporary Art from Mainland China and Overseas Singapore Tour to Australia, Catalogue
Drift, Penrith Regional Gallery Catalogue
Art: A Bridge Between Cultures, The Canberra Times Arts and Entertainment Section, 9 May
Artbank’s Uncertain Future, Lauren Martin, The Sydney Morning Herald, 2 June
The Cultural Revolution Shifts West; Guan Wei’s “Efficacy of Medicine”, Robert Rooney, The Australian, 15 August
The Personal and The Political, Felicity Fenner, Art Monthly, November
The Artist’s Wei, Victoria Hynes, City Hub, 6 November
Guan All the Wei, Sebastian Smee, Metro, The Sydney Morning Herald, 14 November
A Talent Gets Surreal About Nature, Benjamin Genocchio, , Business Review Weekly, 17 November
The Road of Sydney 2000 — Eight Who Have Designs on the City, Lauren Martin, Sydney Morning Herald, 21 November
The Problem & Method of the 3rd World Contemporary Art, Huang Zhuan, Artlife, November/December
An Assortment of Mystic Art Pieces, Peter Timms, The Age, 10 December
The Who’s Who of 1998, Cereatha Harris, The Sydney Morning Herald, 31 December
Dodon’t, Guan Wei, Art/Text, p. 11, November 1997-January 1998
1998 Internal Circulation – Guan Wei’s Show Open During the Weekend, Beijing Youth Daily, 17 February
Skin/Culture – Skin-tight But Right, Anita Bragge, Herald/Sun 13/6/98
Skin/Culture – Private Meanings Within Public Art, Anna Clabburn, The Age, 17/6/98
Guan Wei at the Red Gate Gallery, by Karen Smith, Asian Art News, (vol.8, no.3), May-June, 1998

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