• Zhao Yiqian 赵一浅

    b.1982, Shenyang, Liaoning Province, China

    Zhao Yiqian's artworks express the intention to break free of the rules and constraints of the system. He uses the microscopic everyday experience as his entry point, seeking balance in a place beyond the quotidian, perhaps showing a surprising facet, and then returns to clarity and tranquility. He loves casting his gaze on those things in individual life experience that are full of emotional import. His works convey tender "micro-emotional" and "micronarrative" forms, using the forms in his paintings to raise questions, and seeking the answers through the narrative information within. Thus, the openness of his artworks allows the viewers to draw from their own experience and intuition as they grasp, understand, associate and imagine on their own.

    At the moment when the trend of commercial consumption is overwhelming, everyone is being held hostage by business. We will be superimposed by many things. The trend that everyone is pursuing today is only weak and looks cool but behind it is in fact empty. I maintain a counter-trend mentality in order to find a feeling and society that is more humanistic. We must not only have a formal trend, but also have to go to a farther history and future to explore the issue, in order to make the present more valuable.

    —— Zhao Yiqian

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  • 1982 Born in Shenyang, Liaoning Province, China

    2006 Graduated from the Mural Painting Department, Central Academy of

    2006 Fine Arts, Beijing, China


    Currently lives and works in Beijing, China





    2011 Terna 03 Contemporary Art Prize, Rome, Italy



    Solo Exhibitions


    2019 New Idol, LAN Gallery, Shenzhen, China

    2019 New Idol, Leo Gallery @ Art Chengdu International Contemporary,

    2019 Chengdu, China

    2018 Neo-Classical Interpretation of Minimalism, Gallery SU:, Seoul, Korea

    2016 Déjà vu, Leo Gallery, Hong Kong, China

    2015 Déjà vu, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

    2013 here.not.here, Joy space, Beijing, China

    2012 Living Room, gallery@oxo, London, United Kingdom

    2011 AT.NOT, UCCA, Beijing, China



    Group Exhibitions


    2019 Memory, Leo Gallery, Hong Kong, China

    2017 Small is Beautiful VII, Leo Gallery, Shanghai, China

    2017 PLEASANCE, The Barn Contemporary Art Center, Shenzhen, China

    2015 “A beautiful New World”— The 2nd NJIAF (2015) Exhibition, Nanjing

    2015 International Exhibition Center, Nanjing, China

    2015 WITHIN SIGHT- Chinese new Painting at Post Financlal Criss Era,

    2015 Foundation Taylor, Paris, France

    2015 BLOW-UP Chinese new Painting at Post Financlal Criss Era, Museum of

    2015 Contemporary Art, Chongqing, China

    2014 WITHIN SIGHT Chinese new Painting at Post Financlal Criss Era, Poly Art

    2014 Museum, Beijing, China

    2014 Chinese New Painting Award 10th Anniversary Invitation Exhibition, Hi

    2014 Art Center, Beijing, China

    2014 Is circle a shape, or a symbol?, D-space, Beijing, China

    2013 The material & the method in the painting, Sishang Art Museum,

    2013 Beijing, China

    2013 Encounters - ART SANYA, Sanya, China

    2012 Terna 04 Contemporary Art Prizes, Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow,

    2012 Russia

    2011 Micro-life, Soka Art Center, Beijing, China

    2011 Terna 03 Contemporary Art Prize」 Rome, Italy

    2010 By the city, CAFA, Beijing, China

    2010 I'm, Beijing Center for the Arts, Beijing, China

    2010 China in the Copy Time, White Box Museum of Art, Beijing, China

    2010 Uncertain Possibility, Song Zhuang Art Center, Beijing, China

    2009 “SACA Asian Contemporary Art Spirit” China, Japan and Korea Art,

    2009 Hakgojae Gallery, Seoul, Korea

    2009 Subjective-Contemporary Art Exhibition, White Box Art Museum,

    2009 Beijing, China

    2009 False or True-Animation Aesthetics Biennale, Today Art Museum,

    2009 Beijing, China

    2009 The Second “Niubi Newbie Kids”, Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong, China

    2008 China Contemporary Documenta, Wall Art Museum, Beijing, China

    2008 Harmony in Diversity-Compatibibility of 19 Cross-Stait Art Spirits, Asia

    2008 Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan

    2008 Anything is Possible, CCRN Museum, Luxembourg

    2008 Niubi Newbie Kids, Schoeni Gallery, Hong Kong, China

    2007 Generation Suss-sauer-Chinas neue Kunstler, Mannheim Kunstverein,

    2007 Mannheim, Germany

    2007 Shada-China Innovative Painting Award, YanHuang Art Museum,

    2007 Beijing, China

    2007 Your View, My Story, Pferdestalle des Postfuhramtes, Berlin, Germany

    2007 B52, C5art Art Centre, Beijing, China



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    Zhao Yiqian Solo Exhibition

    2019.11.10 - 2019.12.10