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Xu Zhen

°1977, Shanghai (CN) – lives and works in Shanghai (CN)

Xu Zhen is a conceptual artist whose work often takes the form of provocative sculptures, installations and interventions that confront sociopolitical taboos in contemporary China and freely manipulate western expectations of Chinese art and commerce.

In 2009 Xu Zhen subsumed his individual artistic identity and transformed into MadeIn – a contemporary art creation corporate focused on the production of creativity, and devoted to the research of contemporary culture’s infinite possibilities. Subsequently in 2013, MadeIn launched a brand – Xu Zhen, redundantly making Xu a product of his own corporation.

(courtesy of James Cohan)

Xu Zhen had solo exhibitions at venues such as Kunsthaus Graz; Long Museum, Shanghai; Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing; Kunsthalle Bern; S.M.A.K., Gent; and Beyeler Fondation, Basel.. Group exhibitions include Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris; Centre Pompidou, Paris, Biennale de Lyon; Hayward Gallery, London; Performa, New York; and the biennales Istanbul, Lyon, Sydney and Venice Biennale.

Xu Zhen is represented by the following galleries;
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Nathalie Obadia, Paris / Brussels

James Cohan, New York  

Shangh Art, Shanghai / Bejing / Singapore  

Long March Space, Beijing  

Also have a look at MAdeIn’s website