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1962 Born in Shantou, Guangdong Province, China. 1984    Graduated from the print department of Guangzhou Fine Art Academy, Guangdong, China. 1989 -2008 Professor at Guangdong Art Teaching College 1990    Formed" Big Tail Elephant Group" with Lin Yilin, Liang Juhui. Present    Lives and works in Guangzhou.

Solo Exhibitions

2012 Prepared: Strategies for Activists, Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, USA
Chen Shaoxiong: Ink Things, Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, USA Seeing is Believing, Boers-Li Gallery , Beijing
Collective Memory, Art & Public - Cabinet PH, Geneva, Switzerland CASH IN, Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong
Visible and invisible, Known and Unknown, UniversalStudios-beijing, Beijing, China Chen Shaoxiong Barbara Gross Galerie Munich Germany
Chen Shaoxiong , Art & Public - Cabinet PH, Geneva, Switzerland Ink City on Paper, The CourtYard Gallery, Beijing let’s see who’s lucky, BizArt Art Center
Ink City, CourtYard Gallery, Beijing, China. 2003
Anti-C.S.X., Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou, China.

Group Exhibitions

2012 ROUNDTABLE, Gwangju Biennale, Korea K, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco, USA The 7th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale :Accidental Message – Art is Not a System, Not a World, Shenzhen ,China
Line Up, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing Project without Space 5 : Transparent but Impenetrable, Magician Space, Beijing Spiritual / Material, Pekin Fine Arts, Beijing Xijing, Fondazion Bevilacqua La Masa, Galleria di Piazza San Marco 71/c , Venezia, Italy You Art Not A Gadget, Pekin Fine Arts, Beijing
An Unexpected Turn of Events, Chen Shaoxiong- Tsuyoshi Ozawa, Osage kwun tong, Hongkong History Lessons – Group Exhibit, Pekin Fine Art, Beijing Negotiations- The Second Today’s Documents,Today Museum, Beijing An Unexpected Turn of Events, Chen Shaoxiong- Tsuyoshi Ozawa, Osage Gallery , Shanghai Trust – Media City Seoul 2010, Seoul Museum Of Art, Korea
Aichi Triennale 2010 -- Arts and Cities , Aichi Arts Center, Japan Mu :Screen- Three Generations of Chinese Video Art, UTS Gallery , Sydney, Australia Double Infinity, Dutch Culture Centre-2010 Shanghai World EXPO, Shanghai Glass Factory - Art in the New Financial Era, Iberia Art Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing Timelapse - Switzerland China Media Art Exhibition, Kunsthaus CentrePasquArt - Centre d'Art, Biel/Bienne Looking Through Film: Traces of Cinema and Self Constructs in Contemporary Art, OCT, Shenzhen Jungle—A Close-Up Focus on Chinese Contemporary Art Trends, Platform China, Beijing
Time Lapse, China –Switzerland Media Art Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing Extra/Ordinary: Video Art From Asia , Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, USA Ink Storm,Transformer,Washington DC,USA The 10th Lyon Biennale–The Spectacle of the Everyday, France
The 4th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale – LIVE and LET LIVE: Creators of Tomorrow, Japan Summertime; or, Close-ups on Place We’ve (Never)Been, San Francisco art Institute, San Francisco, USA The First Stop on the Super Highway , Nam June Paik Art Center,Yongin-si, Korea China Urban ,The Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Portland, Oregon, USA Up close, Far away, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg Post – American L.A, 18th Street Arts Center, Los angeles, USA
The Fifth Floor –Ideas Taking Space,Tate Liverpool,U.K Platform Seoul 2008: ” I have nothing to say and I am saying it”, Seoul, Korea The 7th Gwangju Biennale: Annual Report, Korea Xijing Olympics, Boers-Li Gallery,Beijing China Power Station :Part III, MUDAM – Musee d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg Asia Triennial Manchester 08, Asia Triennial Manchester, England Too Early For Vacation, ev+a EVENTS, Limerick, Ireland Orient Without Borders, Espace Louis Vuitton, Paris Refabricating City, Hong kong & Shenzhen Bi-city Biennale Of Urbanism/Architecture Crouching Paper, Hidden Dragon-Works on Paper, F2 Gallery, Beijing Winter Group Show, Boers-Li Gallery
One Fine Day, Rodin Gallery, Seoul, Korea Tomorrow,SAMUSO:Space for Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea REBOOT-The Third Chengdu Biennale, Chengdu, China City_net Asia 2007,Seoul Museum Of Art, Korea Beautiful New World: Contemporary Visual Culture From Japan, Long March Space, Beijing/Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou Critical Mass – Kritische Masse II, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern All About Laughter-Humor in Contemporary Art, Mori Art Museum,Tokyo
International Ink Biennale of Shenzhen: Ink, Life,Taste -To Sugar Add Some Salt, He Xiangning Museum of Art, Shenzhen ALLLOOKSAME? Art China Japan Korea, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy China Power Station: Part 1, Serpentine Gallery, London Summer Holiday , UNIVERSALSTUDIOS, Beijing
Infiltration: Idylls and Visions, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou GUANGDONGTOKYO, Ota Fine Arts,Tokyo, Japan China - Between Past and Future, House of World Cultures, Berlin, Germany Mirror Worlds––New video art from Asia, IMA-Institute of Modern Art, Australia
Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video From China, Victoria and Albert Museum, London City, Open Door! Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture, Shenzhen The 2nd Guangzhou Triennial: BEYOND-an Extraordinary Space of Experimentation for Modernization, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou The 3rd Tirana Biennale: Go Inside, National Art Gallery, Tirana, Albania. Reinventing Public Space-Guangzhou Urban Sculpture Exhibition and Forum, Guangzhou. Follow Me! Chinese Art at the Threshold of the New Millennium, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan. Montpellier-China:1 (The 1St Montpellier Biennale of Chinese    Contemporary Art), Montpellier, France. Emergency Biennale in Chechnya: A suitcase from Paris to Grosny, palais de Tokyo, Paris. China! China!! China!!! Grace Alexander Contemporary Art Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland. Mirror Worlds--Contemporary Video From Asia, Australian Centre for Photography, New South Wales. In-Between Realities, Shanghai Gallery of Art Three on the bund, Shanghai.
Making Differences, Historiska Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Zooming into Focus, University Art Gallery San Diego State University, U.S.A./ Shanghai Art Museum, China Stopover Hong Kong, Hanart T Z Gallery, Hong Kong Light As Fuck! Shanghai Assemblage 2000-2004,The National Museum of Art,Norway, Oslo A l'ouest du sud de l'est, Center of Contemporary Art, S ̈ ̈te/Villa Arson in Nice,France
Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video From China, ICP International Center of Photography, New York
The Fifth System: Public Art in the Age of "Post-Planning", Hexiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen Fabricated Paradises, Le Parvis Centre of Contemporary Art, France 10th Biennial of the Moving Image, Geneva, Switzerland Everyday-Contemporary art from Japan,China,Korea,Thailand, Kunstforeningen, Copenhagen, Danmark 50th International Art Exhibition-Z.O.U., la Biennale di Venezia
Pause-Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea New internationalism, Kunstforeningen, Copenhagen, Danmark Golden Harvest, the Museum of Contemporary art Zagreb, Croatia Moist-Multimedia Art Asia Pacific, The Art Museum of China Millennium Monument, Beijing, China Reinterpretation: A Decade of Experimental Chinese Art-Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China Urban Creation - Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China Under Construction, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Japan Synthetic Reality, East Modern Art Centre, Beijing, China
New Media Art of China, Loft New-Media Art Space, Beijing City Slang, He Xiangning Museum, Shenzhen Chinese Photography Now, Canvas International Art, Amsterdam Living in Time, National Gallery Hamburger Bahnhof£¬ Berlin
The New-Media Art Festival: Non-Linear Narrative, National Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China
Our Chinese Friends, Bauhaus-University and ACC Gallery, Weimar Individual and Society in Art, Guangdong Museum of Art Multimedia Art Asia Pacific 2000 Festival, Brisbane Powerhouse, Australia Pusan International Contemporary Art Festival 2000, Pusan, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Korea Fuck off, Eastlink Gallery, Shanghai
2nd Festival International d'Arts Multimedia, Urbains Belfort, France
Cities on the Move 4,5,6,7: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark; Hayward Gallery, London; Bangkok; The Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki, Finland Fast>>Forward: New Chinese Video Art, Contemporary Art Center, Macau, China Art For Sale, Shanghai
9th International Photography Biennial, Image Center, Mexico 8th Biennial of Moving Images, Saint-Gervais, Geneva
Breach, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong Transmediale'98, 11th Video Festival, Podewil, Berlin Cities on the Move 2,3: CAPC, Bordeaux; PS1, New York 16th World-Wide Video Festival, Amsterdam
Inside Out, PS1, New York, San Francisco MoMA, USA Big Tail Elephant, Kunsthalle, Bern
Another Long March: Chinese Conceptual Art, Breda, The Netherlands Demonstration of Video Art' 97 China, The Gallery of Center Fine Art Academy, Beijing Cities on the Move, Secession, Vienna New Asia, New City, New Art, Shanghai Contemporary Art Exhibition Hall
Phenomenon and Image Video Art, China Fine Art Academy, Hangzhou 1994
No Room, No.14 SanYu Road, Guangzhou 1993
Third Exhibition of Big Tail Elephant Group, Red Ants Bar, Guangzhou 1992
Big Tail Elephant Group, A Joint Exhibition, Guangdong Broadcast/Television University, Guangzhou 1991
Exhibition of Big Tail Elephant Group, Guangzhou No.1 Workers' Palace, Guangzhou


Chinese Contemporary Art Awards 2000 Chinese Contemporary Art Awards 2006
Major Collections
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK Spencer Museum of Art,The University of Kansas, USA Kunst Halle Bern, Switzerland Guangdong Museum of Art, China Guy & Myriam Ullens Foundation. Switzerland Uli Sigg, Switzerland China Minsheng Bank,China Haudenschild Collection, USA


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