October 18, 2010 - Shanghai Biennale - Rehearsal
October 18, 2010


24 October 2010 – 23 January 2011

Public Opening:
24 October 2010

Professional Preview:
12:00-17:00, 23 October 2010


Bottoebruno(Italy), Cai Mingliang(Malaysia), Carlos Garaicoa Manso(Cuba), Chourouk Hriech(France), Delphine Balley (France), Anton Vidokle(U.S.) + Liam Gillick(U.K./U.S.), Guan Wei(Australia), Inga Svala Thorsdottir(Iceland), Issac Julien(U.K.), Josef Trattner (Austria), JR (France), Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba(Japan/Vietnam), Liane Lefaivre(Austria)+ Li Kaisheng (Mainland), Marlene Mocquet(France), Michael Lee Hong-Hwee(Singapore), Nikhil Chopra (India), Ouka Leele(Spain), Raqs Media Collective(India), SO-SO-LIMITED(U.S.), Superflex(Denmark)+ The Propeller Group (Vietnam), Tom Nicholson(Australia), VERDENSTEATRET(Norway), Vincent Olinet (France), Yeon Doo Jung(Korea), Yuki Onodera(Japan), Yves Bernard(Belgium), WHW(Croatia), Zhou Yi(Italy),Chen Jiere(Taiwan).
Mainland: Liu Qingyuan, Liu Wei, Liu Xiaodong, Lv Shanchuan, Made In, Ma Liang, Mu Baiyang, Qiu Zhijie, Shen Ligong, Tang Hui, Wang Jianwei, Wang Mai, Wang Xiaoshuai, Wu Shanzhuan, Xia Yang, Yang Fudong, Zhang Huan, Zhang Hui.

Curatorial Team: FAN Di’An, LI Lei, GAO Shiming
Executive Curator: GAO Shiming
Assistant Curator: HUA Yi

Fan Di’an was born in 1955 Fujian. Previously he held the post of Vice President and Professor of China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA). He is now Director of National Art Museum of China (NAMOC), member of the national committee of CPPCC (Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference), and Vice Chairman of the China Artists Association and Director of National Art Museums Committee. Since 2000, Fan Di’an has been dedicated to introducing Chinese art to the world. Some major exhibitions curated by him include Urban Creation: 2002 Shanghai Biennale, Chinese Painting of the 20th Century (China-France Culture Year), and Chinese Contemporary Art (Centre Pompidou Paris). Moreover, he was the chief curator of the Chinese Pavilion of the 50th and the 51st Venice Biennale.

Li Lei was born in 1965, Shanghai. He is now the Executive Director of Shanghai Art Museum, Deputy President of Shanghai Youth Literature and Art League, and Executive Councilor of Shanghai Artists Association. Li Lei embarked on the practice and research of Chinese Abstract Art in 1996, in an effort to open up a path for that branch of art in China by finding the best merging point of the essence of Chinese culture and internationally recognized mature abstract language. His works include several series such Zen Flower, Memories of the Southern China, and Intoxicated Lake. Solo exhibitions took place in Beijing, Shanghai, New York, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Brussels and Linz. His publications include Shanghai Oil Painting Masters, Li Lei, Contemporary Artists of China and Li Lei: Chinese Abstractionist (Hatje Cantz, 2009). Li Lei initiated the Shanghai Youth Art Show in 1999. Also, he presided over the organization of Shanghai Biennale in 2006 as well as in 2008.

Gao Shiming is Deputy Director of the Advanced School of Art and Humanities, China Academy of Art (CAA). In the past few years, he has curated many exhibitions of academic standing, including the research project Edges of the Earth: The Migration of Asian Contemporary Art and Geo-politics, 2002-2004, Techniques of the Visible: the 5th Shanghai Biennale, 2004, Micrology: Micro-politics in Chinese Contemporary Art, 2005, The Yellow Box: Contemporary Art and Architecture in a Chinese Space, 2006, and Farewell to Post-colonialism: the 3rd Guangzhou Triennial, 2008. He has also edited and published several books including Visual Thinking: Intangible Dialogue between Art and Phenomenology, 2002, Edges of the Earth: Visual Reports on Migration of Contemporary Art and Geo-politics in Asia, 2003 and Mask and Mirror: Visual Studies on the Real and Reality, 2009.

Hua Yi was born in 1977 Shanghai. She is now one of the Project Executives of the Biennale Office in Shanghai Art Museum. She has participated in the curating and coordinating process of Infantization (2007, Shanghai/2009 Antwerp), A Story of The Image – Old & New Masters from Antwerp (2009, Shanghai), Xu Jiang(2009, Shanghai)and Super Generation @ Taiwan (2009, Shanghai). Also she has coordinated the 3rd-7th Shanghai Biennale (2000-2008 Shanghai).

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