Born in 1975 in Chengdu, China
Lives and works in Chongqing, China

WEI Jia

Wei Jia was born in Chengdu, Sichuan in 1975. He graduated from the Printmaking Department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing in 1999. Now based in Chongqing, Wei teaches at the Department of Printmaking at the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute. During his studies at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Wei was awarded several significant honors in the field of printmaking. Between 2003 and 2004, the artist began working with acrylic paint, incorporating into his paintings compositions often found in printmaking pieces. As one of China’s ‘post-70s’ contemporary painters, Wei instilled narratives of youthful and unruly sensitivities in his early works. Since 2010, he began expanding his interest in human nature, focusing on themes of singularity and universality by investigating the relations between the individual and the collective. Wei’s work depicts the fundamental qualities of life. Preexisting contours disintegrate under his dynamic strokes that dance between the figurative and the abstract, reflecting the everchanging, everlasting, and kaleidoscopic forms of life experienced in contemporary realities.
 

education

1999 Central Academy of Fine Arts

solo shows

2022
-"Strenuous Journey II", Michael Ku Gallery / Mangrove Gallery , Taipei / Shenzhen
-"Strenuous Journey I", Michael Ku Gallery, Taipei

2017
-"On The Forest Trail ", Star Gallery, Beijing
-"Sudden Brilliance", Michael Ku Gallery, Taipei

2015
-"WEI JIA: MILDLY BITING, ENCOUNTERING SPRING ", Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai

2012
-"PORTRAIT - Wei Jia solo exhibition", Michael Ku Gallery, Taipei

2011
-"Dim Light on the Opposite Shore: Wei Jia Solo Exhibition", Star Gallery, Beijing

2009
-"In the Distant Fields and Smoky Woods", Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
-"Doors to an Alternative World-Wei Jia's Recent Works", Galerie Frank Schlag & Cie, Germany

2008
-"Wei Jia 2004-2008", Star Gallery, Beijing
-"Illuminating the Endless Night", Michael Ku Gallery, Taipei

2007
-"If You Could Fly, Where Could You Go?", Aura Gallery, Shanghai

2006
-"An Uncivilized Spring", Star Gallery, Beijing




















 




















































2022 "Strenuous Journey II", Michael Ku Gallery / Mangrove Gallery , Taipei / Shenzhen
"Strenuous Journey I", Michael Ku Gallery, Taipei
2017 "On The Forest Trail ", Star Gallery, Beijing
"Sudden Brilliance", Michael Ku Gallery, Taipei
 2015  "WEI JIA: MILDLY BITING, ENCOUNTERING SPRING ", Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai
2012 "PORTRAIT - Wei Jia solo exhibition", Michael Ku Gallery, Taipei
2011 "Dim Light on the Opposite Shore: Wei Jia Solo Exhibition", Star Gallery, Beijing
2009 "In the Distant Fields and Smoky Woods", Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
"Doors to an Alternative World-Wei Jia's Recent Works", Galerie Frank Schlag & Cie, Germany
2008 "Wei Jia 2004-2008", Star Gallery, Beijing
"Illuminating the Endless Night", Michael Ku Gallery, Taipei
2007 "If You Could Fly, Where Could You Go?", Aura Gallery, Shanghai
2006 "An Uncivilized Spring", Star Gallery, Beijing

group shows

2022
-" When All At Once I Turn My Head, I Find Her There Where Lantern Light Is Brightly Shed.", AMNUA, Nanjing
-"A Place for Concealment ", Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing
-"Myth of Figures", Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing
-"Colourful - The Art of Chinese Colour Printing During Four Centuries", Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing

2021
-"Redefining Ink-Wash Painting: Chinese Contemporary Art Invitational Exhibition", Yuelai Art
Museum, Chongqing

2020
-"Painting: Macro ", Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangdong

2019
-" Singing the Body Electric ", David Zwirner, Hong Kong

2018
-"Michael Ku Gallery 10th Anniversary ", Michael Ku Gallery, Taipei
-"The Orientation and Taste of New Painting",Zhi Art Space, Chongqing

2017
-“Today’s Yesterday — 1st Anren Biennale 2017”, Anren, Chengdu
-“Reading the Raindrops-Western Artists Documenta”, Yinchuan Museum of Contemporary Art, Yinchuan, China
-“lease fasten your seat belt as we are experiencing some turbulence”, LEO XU PROJECTS, Shanghai

2015
-“In Memory of a Landscape II: Lu Song, Wei Jia and Xie Fan,”, James Cohan Gallery, Shanghai
-“Within Sight--Chinese New Painting at Post Financial Crisis Era” ,Taylor Foundation, Paris.

2014
-"Landscape of Man",Michael Ku Gallery, Taipei
-" The Immortal Scenery”, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing

2013
-City Phantasm 2013 Chongqing Youth Art Biennale, Chongqing Art Museum, Chongqing
-"SPECTACLE RECONSTRUCTION – CHINESE CONTEMPORARY ART ",MODEM , Centre for Modern and Contemporary Arts, Debrecen, Hungary

2012
-"Spin: The First Decade of the New Century", Today Art Museum, Beijing
-"Water stains on the wall- The carrier of formation ", Zhejiang Art Museum, Zhejiang "Shedding – new art from china", Zhong Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2011
-"Born in the 70s", LIN & LIN GALLERY, Taipei
-"From scenes to scenes of culture" After seventies artist research, Wuhan Art Museum, Wuhan

2010
-"The Mirror of Time", Michael Ku Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
-"RESHAPING HISTORY: China Art from 2000 to 2009", China National Convention Center, Beijing "Thirty Years of Chinese Contemporary Art 1979-2009", Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai
-"The Franks-Suss Collection, The Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
-"Trans-Realism: Contemporary Art from China", Christie's Rockefeller Plaza, Now York, USA
-"Ten Cases Studies of Post-70s Art", Hong Kong Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

2009
-"CHINA MANIA", Arken Museum Of Modern Art Danish, Copenhagen, Denmark
-"The Kingdom of Denmark Paradise Lost", F.FINE Gallery, Beijing
-"China From Zero to Hero", Star Gallery, Beijing

2008
-"3rd A+A Exhibition", PIFO New Art Gallery/ Duolun Museum Of Modern Art, Beijing/ Shanghai
-"The Disappearance of Nature", J & Z Gallery, Shenzhen
-"The Game is not Over", Arario Gallery, Beijing
-"Corresponding: Nanjing-Chengdu" , Nanjing Qinghe Current Art Center" ,Nanjing
-"Looking for Me" , Minsheng Center for Contemporary Art" , Shanghai
-"Strength of Practice – the Second Document of Contemporary Chinese Prints" , Nanjing Museum" , Nanjing
-"Ah! We" , The National Grand Theatre" , Beijing

2007
-"Taking off From The West — Contemporary Art of China's Southwest", Guangdong Art Museum, Guangzhou
-"New Interface--Serching the future" , Liu Haisu Art Museum, Shanghai
-"Chen Ke Li Jikai Wei Jia" , Thomas Erben Gallery, New York
-"Visual Experiences – Firstly Exhibition" , National Art Museum of China, Beijing
-"China new painting" , Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai
-"Comtemporary presentation-Shanghui Wu jiaochang 800 Art Space Opening Exhibition" , Shanghui Wu jiaochang 800 Art Space, Shanghai
-"Adidas "Gong Zhen" Sport in Art" , MOCA SHANGHAI, Shanghai
-"Animamix: From Modernity to Eternity, MOCA SHANGHAI, Shanghai
-"Energy – Spirit, Body, Material Today Documentary Exhibition", Today Art Museum, Beijing

2006
-"Variant Pictures, China Contemporary Oil Painting Invitation Exhibition" ,Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai
-"Vision changing – The 2nd Contemporary Chinese Young Printers Nominating Exhibition", Guan-Shan-Yue Art Museum, Shenzhen
-"The Self-Made Generation — A Retrospective of New Chinese Painting"? Zendai Moma, Shanghai
-"Naughty Kids" , Star Gallery, Star Gallery, Beijing

2005
-"Next Station, Cartoon?" , Star Gallery/He Xiangning Art Museum, Beijing/Shenzhen
-"Scapes: the 'Century' and 'Paradise' — The Second Chengdu Biennial" , Century City, Chengdu
- "Fushan International Print Paitinging Invitational Exhibition, Fushan, Korea

2004
-"Ideal of A New Generation – the Chinese New Generation", Gallery of Central Academy of Fine Arts/He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen
"11th International Biennial Print and Drawing Exhibition", National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung

2003
-"Eighth Copperplate、Stoneplate、Silk Plate Print Painting Exhibition" ,Chongqing Art Museum, Chongqing
-"First Beijing International Print Painting Biennial Exhibition", Yan Huan Art Museum, Beijing

2002
-"Sixteenth National Print Painting Exhibition", Anhui International Exhibition & Conference Center, Nanjing
-"The Space Group, the 12th Space International Print Biennial", Seoul, Korea
-"Entering into Modern Times: Eight Young Printmakers Exhibition", Guan Shan Yue Art Museum, Shenzhen

2001
-"7th National Exhibition of Etching, Lithography and Silkscreen", Wuhan
-"fifteenth National Print Painting Exhibition" , Guangzhou

2000
-"V Triennale Mondiale d'Estampes Petit Format in Chamalieres" , France

awards

Achievement and Award
2010
-BMW CHINA 2009 Art Power " Most Improved Artist"

2008
-AAC2007 The Most Influential Participants of Chinese Art

2003
-Gold Award and "Liao Xiuping Pring Painting Fund Award" by the Eighth Copperplate、Stoneplate、
-Silk Plate Print Painting Exhibition
-Gold Award by the First Beijing International Print Painting Biennial Exhibition

2001
-Gold Award and "Liao Xiuping Pring Painting Fund Award" by the Seventh Copperplate、
-Stoneplate、Silk Plate Print Painting Exhibition

Museum collection:
Long Museum, Shanghai
Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai/Beijing
Gome collection, Beijing
White Rabbit Gallery, Australia
DSL collection, Paris
National Art Museum of China, Beijing
Museum of Contemporary Art of Yinchuan, Yinchuan
Shenzhen Art Museum, Shenzhen
Guan Shanyue Art Museum, Shenzhen
Sichuan Museum, Chengdu
Chongqing Art Gallery, Chongqing
Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing
Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing
Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo
Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp

Personal collection:
Thomas Olbricht
The Olbricht Collection, Germany
Mr. Hiroshi Taguchi
Taguchi Art collection, Japan
Wang Wei, Shanghai
Budi Tek collection, Shanghai
Qiao Zhibing collection, Shanghai
Arif Suherman collection, Jakarta
Philip Partnow collection (UBS securities), Tokyo
T.N. Liu collection (Cans Asia Art News) , Taipei/ Beijing
Wang Bing collection, Beijing
Andrew Ruff & Lingling Ruff (166 Art Space), Shanghai