Born in 1978 in Sichuan, China
Lives and works in Beijing, China

CHEN Ke

Chen Ke was born in Tongjiang, Sichuan in 1978 and currently lives and works in Beijing. She obtained a BA from the Oil Painting Department of Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts in 2002 and an MFA in 2005 from the same faculty. Chen Ke launched her career in Beijing after graduating from Sichuan Fine Arts Institute. Since 2012, she began to use the real figures in historical images as the object of description. From Frieda to Monroe, she expresses her feelings in real life through the interpretation of these characters, especially the situation of women in society, and the experience of time and life. In her solo exhibition “The Real Deal is Talking with Dad” at Yuz Museum (Shanghai, China, 2018), through a series of mixed media paintings and installations inspired by the daily talk with the artist’s father, Chen Ke discussed the subjects of youth, personality and family. Her work is widely collected by individuals, enterprises and museums like Museum Voorlinden (Wassenaar, Netherlands), Franks-Suss Collection (London, U.K.), BSI Art Collection (Lugano Switzerland), Uli Sigg Collection (Switzerland), White Rabbit Collection (Sydney, Australia), Long Museum (Shanghai, China), Yuz Museum (Shanghai, China), Shenzhen Art Museum (Shenzhen, China) as well as Minsheng Art Museum (Shanghai, China), among others.
 

education

2005
- MFA, Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts, Chongqing, China
Currently lives and works in Beijing

solo shows

2021
- Bauhaus Gal / Room, Galerie Perrotin, Shanghai

2020
- The Unknown Woman Artist, CNCNM, Beijing, China

2018-2019
- The Real Deal Is Talking with Dad, YUZ Museum, Shanghai, China

2016
- Dream·Dew, Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong

2015
- Cover: Recent Works by Chen Ke, Star Gallery, Beijing, China

2013
- Frida, a Woman, Art Basel in Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

2012
- With “You”, I Will Never Feel Lonely, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

2010
- Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, Star Gallery, Beijing, China

2009
- Another Me in the World, Kunsthaus Viernheim, Viernheim, Germany

2008
- Personal War, Star Gallery, Beijing, China

2007
- With You, I Will Never Feel Lonely, Star Gallery, Beijing, China; Marella Gallery, Milan, Italy

group shows

2021
- Chinese Contemporary Art from the Yuz Foundation, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, USA

2020
- Messenger, Perrotin Gallery, Shanghai, China
- Casting Votes, CLC Gallery Venture, Beijing, China

2017
- Reading the Raindrops—The Western China Artists Documenta, Moca Yinchuan Gallery, Yinchuan, China

2016
- Chinese Whispers: Recent Art from the Sigg & M+ Sigg Collections, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland
- SHE: International Women Artists Exhibition, Long Museum West Bund, Shanghai, China

2014
- Re-View: Opening Exhibition of Long Museum West Bund, Long Museum West Bund, Shanghai, China

2013
- Portrait of the Times: 30 Years of Chinese Contemporary Art, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China
- MIRROR AND SHADOW, National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

2012
- Face, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China

2011
- Contemporary Art—Works from the Sigg Collection, Kunstmuseum Lucerne, Lucerne, Switzerland

2010
- Self-image: Interpreting a Perspective of Chinese Woman Art in the 20th Century, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China  
- The Franks-Suss Collection, The Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
- Thirty Years of Chinese Contemporary Art: Painting 1979-2009, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
- RESHAPING HISTORY: China Youth New Art, China National Convention Center, Beijing, China

2009
- China: The Contemporary Rebirth, Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy

2008
- Free Zone: China—An Exhibition of Contemporary Chinese Art, Spazio in BSI Bank, Lugano, Switzerland
- Facing Reality—Selection of Chinese Contemporary Art, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

2007
- China—Facing Reality, Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna, Austria
- Floating—New Generation of Art in China, Doart Co., Seoul, Korea

2005
- Archaeology of the Future: the Second Triennial of Chinese Art, Nanjing Museum, Nanjing, China

public collections

Museum Voorlinden, Netherlands
The Sigg Collection, Switzerland
The Franks-Suss Collection, UK
BSI Art Foundation, Switzerland
Lorenzo Sassoli de Bianchi, Italy
Shenzhen Art Museum, China
Yuz Museum, China
Long Museum, China
Minsheng Art Museum, China
White Rabbit Collection, Australia
Start Museum, China
Pond Society, China
 

Publications

2016
- A Woman, New Star Press, Beijing, China
- Cover: Recent Works by Chen Ke, Star Gallery, Beijing, China

2012
- After Deliverance, Star Gallery, Beijing, China
- With You, I Will Never Feel Lonely, China Youth Press, Beijing, China
- Face, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China

2011
- Shanshui: Landscape in Contemporary Chinese Art (Contemporary Works from the Sigg Collection), Kunstmuseum Lucerne, Lucerne, Switzerland

2010
- Self-Image: Interpreting A Perspective of Chinese Woman Art In The 20th Century, Lingnan Arts Publishing House, Guangzhou, China
- Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, Star Gallery, Beijing, China

2009
- Chen Ke, Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg, Berlin, Germany

2008
- Personal War, Star Gallery, Beijing, China
- Looking for Me, Star Gallery, Beijing, China
- Time–lag, the new force of Chinese contemporary art, Magee Gallery, Madrid,
Spain
- Deep Breath -19 Samples of Chinese Contemporary Female Artists, Shanghai, China
- AVATARS AND ANTIHEROES—A GUIDE TO CONTEMPORARY CHINESE ARTISTS,
- Kodansha International Ltd, Tokyo, Japan
- Young Chinese Artist-the next generation, Prestel, Germany

2007
- With You, I Will Never Feel Lonely, Star Gallery, Beijing, China
- Generation Sweet and Sour- Chinese new Art, Mannheimer Kunstverein, Mannheimer, Germany
- China- Facing Reality, Museum Moderner Kunst stiftung Ludwig wien, Vienna, Austria
- Floating- New Generation of Art in China, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

2006
- Naughty kids-The Chinese New Generation Born After 1970, Star Gallery, Beijing, China
- Fancy.Dream, DAMIANI Press
- Beyond Dimension-Chinese New Painting, Hubei Fine Arts Publishing House, Changsha, China

2005
- Next Station, Cartoon?, Star Gallery, Beijing, China
- Archaeology of the Future- the Second Triennial of Chinese Art, Hubei Fine Arts Publishing House, Wuhan, China
- NEW VISION NEW FACE—Young Artists in the Chengdu Biennial, Hebei Fine Arts
- Publishing House, Shijiazhuang, China

2001
- Yangban Model Art in China-2001 Chengdu Biennial, Sichuan Fine Arts
- Publishing House, Chengdu, China

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"BAUHAUS GAL / ROOM" AT PERROTIN SHANGHAI

CHEN Ke