Biography of Fu Wenjun
Fu Wenjun, Chinese contemporary artist, was graduated from Sichuan Fine Arts Institute. He creates principally through the art media of photography, installation, sculpture and oil painting, and has put forward the concept of “digital painting abstract photography”.
His works embody his thinking and reflection on many issues related to the Eastern and Western history, culture and humanity, including the relationship between different cultures in the age of globalization, the heritage of traditional Chinese culture in a rapidly changing society, industrialization and urbanization in Chinese cities.
He has presented solo exhibitions at the National Art Museum of China (Beijing), at the Old Summer Palace Museum (Beijing), at the Today Art Museum (Beijing), at the United Nations Headquarters (New York), at the Guangdong Museum of Art (Guangzhou) and at other international art organizations. His works are exhibited at significant international exhibitions, such as the London Art Biennale, the Biennale Internazionale d’Arte del Mediterraneo, the Triennale dell’Arte Contemporanea, the 1st Asia Biennial/5th Guangzhou Triennial, the XVIII Bienal de Cerveira, NordArt, the collateral exhibition of Biennale di Venezia 2013, entitled Voice of the Unseen Chinese Independent Art 1979/Today.
He has gained numerous awards, including the first prize from International Biennial of Contemporary Art in Argentina, “The Best Artist in the World” at Tour Eiffel La Grande Exposition Universelle, International Award “Lorenzo il Magnifico” of X Florence Biennale.
His artworks are collected by National Art Museum of China, Today Art Museum, the Old Summer Palace Museum, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Kennedy Family, World Council of Peoples for the United Nations, Dazu Grotto Museum, Chongqing Art Museum, Guangdong Museum of Art, Société Nationale des Beaux Arts of France, Egypt Ahmed Shawki Museum and other significant organizations and collectors.
Selected solo exhibitions
“Harmony in Diversity — Fu Wenjun’s Digital Painting Photography Exhibition” (National Art Museum of China, Beijing, 2017)
“Thoughtful Images — Fu Wenjun’s Abstract Photography Exhibition” (Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, 2015)
“Photographic Narrative — Fu Wenjun’s Conceptual Photography Solo Exhibition” (United Nations Headquarters, New York, USA, 2015)
“Graphic Expression of Spirit” (The Old Summer Palace Museum, Beijing, 2010)
“Show of Formality” (Today Art Museum, Beijing, 2010)
Selected collective exhibitions
London Art Biennale (London, UK, 2017)
Biennale Internazionale d’Arte del Mediterraneo (Palermo, Italy, 2017)
Triennale dell’Arte Contemporanea (Verona, Italy, 2016)
1st Asia Biennial/5th Guangzhou Triennial (Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, 2015)
XVIII Bienal de Cerveira (Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal, 2015)
Nord Art 2015 (Büdelsdorf, Germany, 2015)
Photo Shanghai (Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai, 2014)
Voice of the Unseen Chinese Independent Art 1979/Today (Biennale di Venezia, Venice 2013)
Conceptual Renewal: A Short History of Chinese Contemporary Photography (Si Shang Art Museum, Beijing, 2012)
4th Guangzhou Triennial (Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, 2012)
Salon des indépendants (Grand Palais des Champs-Elysées, Paris, 2010)
Welding — International Tour Exhibition of the Chinese Contemporary Art in the First Ten Years of the 21st Century (Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, the Hague, 2010)
35th Japan AJAC Yokohama International Overseas Artists Exhibition (Yokohama Art Museum, Yokohama, 2009)