Zhou Tiehai | 周 铁海


1966  Born in Shanghai

1987  Graduated from Fine Arts College of Shanghai University
1998 First Prize, Contemporary Chinese Art Award, (CCAA Association, Switzerland)
Solo Exhibitions
2011  Desserts- Le Ministre, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
2010  Zhou Tiehai’s Works, ShanghART at Huaihai Rd 796, Shanghai
 Desserts, ZHOU Tiehai, MoCA Shanghai, Shanghai
2008  Zhou Tiehai, PKM Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2006  EGO, Art&Public, Geneva, Switzerland
An Other History, Zhou Tiehai Solo Exhibition, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai
Day in the Castle, Yuanda City, Changsha, Hunan
Zhou Tiehai:Oil paintings 2006, Galerie Frank Schlag & Cie., Essen, Germany
2004  ‘ Tonic +’, solo show by Zhou Tiehai, ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai
 Works 1989-2003,  ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai
2003  Zhou Tiehai, Marella Arte Comtemporanea, Milan, Italy
2001  Zhou Tiehai -the artist isn’t here, ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai
2000  Zhou Tiehai: 3 Scrolls,  Art Statements, ART 31 BASEL, Switzerland
Art 31 Basel, Art Statement Solo Presentation Zhou Tiehai Scrolls, Art Fairs Basel, Switzerland
Will, Gallery Quadrum, Lisbon, Portugal
Met in Shanghai, Schloss Morsbroich, Germany
Placebo Swiss, Hara Museum, Tokyo, Japan
1999  Don’t be Afraid to Make Mistakes,  ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai
1998 Two Contemporary Artists from China, Geng Jianyi, Zhou Tiehai,  Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
 Beyond the Borderline, Galerie Bernhard Schindler, Bern, Switzerland
 Un/Limited Space 3 – The Shower, German Consulate, Shanghai
 Zhou Tiehai, Kunsthal Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1996  Too Materialistic, Too Spiritualized, CIFA Gallery, Beijing
Group Exhibitions
2013 Nothing to Declare?, World maps of art since 89, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, German
2012 Images and Words: Since Magritte Era, The National Art Museum of China, Beijing
The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT7), Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) and Queensland Art Gallery (QAG), Brisbane, Australia
2×Helbling in Shanghai, IG Halle, Kunst(zeug)haus, Rapperswil, Switzerland
Vision, Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition,  Z-Art Center, Shanghai
The Seventh Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale, Accidental Message: Art is Not a System, Not a World, OCAT, Shenzhen
Huashan Art Vocational School Alumni Artworks Collection, Xuhui Art Museum, Shanghai
2011  Super Organism, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing
The Global Contemporary, Art Worlds After 1989,  ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany
Moving Image In China : 1988-2011, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai
TASTE, The good, the bad, and the really expensive, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany
Contemporary Art Exhibition Documentation Project II:” Let’s Talk about Money–1st International Fax Art Exhibition in Shanghai 1996″, ShanghART Taopu, Shanghai
Catch the Moon in the Water: Emerging Chinese Artists, James Cohan Gallery, New York, U.S.A.
2010  Out of the Box, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing
By Day By Night, or Some (Special) Things a Museum Can Do, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai
Great Performances, Pace Beijing, Beijing
Thirty Years of Chinese Contemporary Art, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai
Shanghai, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, U.S.A.
2009  Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, Epson Imaging Gallery, Shanghai
Stolen treasures from modern China, ShanghART Beijing, Beijing
The New Attitude of image, Tang Contemporary Art Center, Beijing
Collision, Experimental Cases of Contemporary Chinese Art, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing
Ten Years Collection of Conceptual Photography, Pingyao, Shanxi
Bourgeoisified Proletariat, Contemporary Art Exhibition in Songjiang ,  Shanghai Songjiang Creative Studio, Shanghai
Shanghai History in Making from 1979 Till 2009, Shanghai
Stolen treasures from modern China, ShanghART at Huaihai Rd 796, Shanghai
First Annual Conference of Collectors of Chinese Contemporary Art ,  Hejingyuan Art Museum, Beijing
Shanghai Kino, Shanghai Kino, KUNSTHALLE BERN, Switzerland
Another Scene – Artists’ Projects, Concepts and Ideas, ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai
Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass, U.S.A.
Cina, Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy
2008 Five Years of Duolun: Chinese Contemporary Art Retrospective Exhibition,  Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai
The 5th Small Productions Event, Shopping Gallery, Shanghai
Lovely Blossoms and Full moon, YUZ Collection of Chinese Contemporary Art, YUZ Museum, Darmawangsa Square unit 31-33, The City Walk, JI. Darmawangsa VI&IX, Jakarta
Chinese Freedom, T SPACE, Beijing
Shanghai MoCA Envisage II, Butterfly Dream,  MoCA, Shanghai
Hypallage, The Post-Modern Mode of Chinese Contemporary Art,  Hua Art Museum, Shenzhen, Guangdong
Our Future, The Guy & Myriam Ullens Foundation Collection, Ullens Foundation, Beijing
The World of Other’s, A Contemporary Art Exhibition, Museum of Contemportary Art, Shanghai
Where Are We?, Beijing Center for the Arts at Legation Quarter, Beijing
China New Vision, The Contemporary Collection of Shanghai Art Museum,  Centro Arte Moderna e Contemporanea della Spezia, Italy
Art Multiple 2008,  Ke Center for the Contemporary Arts, Shanghai
Community of Tastes, The Inaugural Exhibition of Iberia Center for Contemporary Art, Iberia Center for Contemporar Art, Beijing
Red Aside, Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, The Joan Miró Foundation, Barcelona, Spain
The Real Thing, Contemporary Art from China, IVAM, Valencia, Spain
2007 La Cina è vicina, A Cura di Diego Esposito, in collaborazione con CIVITA,  Via die Mille 60-80122 Napoli, Italy
Bamboo/Happiness, Zhou Tiehai, Zhang Peili Exhibition, Creative Center@Bund18, Shanghai
Absolute Images II, Inaugural Exhibition Of Arario Gallery New York, Arario Gallery, New York, U.S.A.
Wuhan 2nd Documentary Exhibition of Fine Arts, Hubei Museum of Art, Wuhan
Reboot: The Third Chengdu Biennial, New International Convention Center of Chengdu Century City, Chengdu
Rockers Island: Olbricht Collection, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
The Real Thing, Contemporary Art from China, Tate Liverpool, UK
2006  Art in Motion, MoCA, Shanghai
2006 Melbourne International Arts Festival, Melbourne, Australia
Infinite Painting, Contemporary Painting and Global Realism, Villa Manin – Centre for Contemporary Art Passariano, Codroipo (Udine), Italy
Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
Contemporary Chinese Art, Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne, Germany
The 5th AsiaPacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT5), Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland, Australia
Contemporary China, PKM Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Para todos los publicos / For all audiences, Sala Rekalde, Bilbao, Spain
2005  Born in China, Goedhuis Contemporary, London, U.K.
Shanghai 9+1!, Getting to Know Suzhou Creek Aritsts, Red Classic Art Museum, Nanjing
Montpellier/Chine:MC1 Biennale international, The First International Biennial of Contemporary Chinese Art Montpellier-China, Montpellier, France
Mahjong, Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection,  Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Prague Biennale 2, Expanded Painting and Acción Directa, National Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
On the Edge, Contemporary Chinese Artists Encounter the West, Stanford University, U.S.A.
China, Contemporary Painting, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio, Bologna, Italy
Study Practice, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai
Follow Me!, Contemporary Chinese Art at the Threshold of the Millenium, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2004  Shanghai Modern,  Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany
5th Shanghai Biennale – Techniques of the Visible, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai
Shanghai Surprise, Lothringer13 – Stadtische Kunsthalle München, Munich, Germany
Rogue Nations: Cuban & Chinese Artists, MACLA (Movimiento de Arte Cultura Latino Americana), San Jose, CA, U.S.A.
2003 Open Sky, Grand Opening of Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art,  Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai
Fabricated Paradises, Chinese Contemporary Art, Le Parvis centre d’art contemporain, Pau, France
The American Effect, Whitney Museum, New York, U.S.A.
Out of Focus, A Dimension for Painting, 25000 Cultural Transmission Center, Beijing
Different Choice, The Invited Exhibition of the Shanghai 60’s Artists, Bandao Gallery, Shanghai
Alors la Chine?, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Out of the Red, La Generation Emergente, Trevi Flash Art Museum, Milan, Italy
Urbanart 2003, City of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2002 The First Guangzhou Trienniale – Reinterpretation: A Decade of Experimental Chinese Art (1990 – 2000), Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou
Quick Look!, Shanghai Zhejiang Jiangsu Anhui Contemporary Art Exhibition,  Consulate General of Switzerland, Shanghai
4th Gwangju Biennial, Gwangju, Korea
Art and Economy, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany
Korean and Chinese painting – 2002 New Expression, Seoul Arts Center, Korea
Take Part II, Galerie Urs Meile, Luzern, Switzerland
Paris-Pekin, Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris, France
24:30 Contemporary Art Exhibition, Bizart, Shanghai
2001 Living in Time, 29 Contemporary Artists from China, National galerie im Hamburger Bahnhof Museum fuer Gegenwartskunst, Berlin, Germany
Silhouettes Shape ‘n Shadows, Wilhelmina Quarter, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Gallery Opening, Goedhuis Contemporary, New York, U.S.A.
Take Part, Galerie Urs Meile, Luzern, Switzland
The 1st Chengdu Biennal, Chengdu Modern Art Museum, Chengdu
2000  Pusan International Art Festival, Pusan, Korea
Media City, Seoul, Korea
Dystopia + Identity in the Age of Global Communications, Tribes Gallery, New York, USA
Looking out / Looking in, Art Show 2, East Quad Art Gallery, University of Michigan, U.S.A.
Exit, Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK
Our Chinese Friends, Bauhaus, Weimar, Germany
1999 48th International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale, APERTO over ALL, Venice, Italy
The 14th International Asian Art Exhibition, Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
International Photography Biennale, Mexico City, Mexico
Cities on the Move 4, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
Cities on the Move 5, Hayward Gallery, London, U.K.
Cities on the Move 6, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
BM99, Bienal da Maya, Maya Art Center, Portugal
1998 Asia City, The Photographers’ Gallery and Asia House, London, U.K.
Modern Culture’s Fame, Modern Culture Communications, Sydney, Australia
Traffic Jam #1, Billboard, Buro Friedrich, Berlin, Germany
Medialization, Edsvik konst och Kultur, Sollentuna, Sweden
Between the Sky & the Earth, Feng Pinshan Museum, HK University, Hong Kong
Brushholder Value, Westfalischer Kunstverein, Muenster, Germany
Medialization, Eesti Kunstimuuseum, Sweden
Jiangnan, Modern and Contemporary Art form South of the Yangzi River, Grunt Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
1997 Promenade in Asia, Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Another Long March, Chinese Conceptual Art in the 1990′, Chasse Kazerne, Fundament Foundation, Breda, The Netherlands
Cities on the Move 1, Exhibition of Asian art, Secession, Vienna, Austria
Cities on the Move 2, CAPC, Musee d’ Art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France
Cities on the Move 3, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, NewYork, USA
1996 Shanghai Fax: Let’s Talk about Money, International Fax Art Exhibition,  Shanghai   Huashan Professional School of Art Gallery, Shanghai
In the Name of Art, Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Liu Haisu Art Museum, Shanghai
1995  Ape, Huashan Art School, Shanghai
1986 “M”, Performance & Conceptual Art Exhibition, Hongkou Cultural Centre, Shanghai
Critical Action, Fudan University, Shanghai
1984  Students Exhibition, Fine Art School of Shanghai University, Shanghai
2011  Party, Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel, Shanghai
2001  Duravit > ShanghART, TAF, Art Fairs Taipei, Taiwan
Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
Yuz Foundation, Jakarta, Indonesia
The Schaufler Foundation Collection, Sindelfingen, Germany
Wemhöner Collection, Deutschland
DSL Collection,  Beijing
Guy & Myriam Ullens Foundation, Beijing
HAUDENSCHILD Collection, California, U.S.A.


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