Yanyin Chen CV

Yanyin Chen

Born in Shanghai, China, 1958
Lives and works in Sydney and Shanghai

Yanyin Chen
Public Telephone 5-A, 1999
Bronze free-standing sculpture
44 x 5 x 10.5 cm


2000    Graduated with Master Degree from Visual Arts in Sydney College of Arts
1988    Graduated from China National Academy of Fine Arts, Sculpture Department


2016    Files, So Far So Close, Shanghai
2015    Files – So Far So Close, Chen Yanyin Solo Exhibition, SPSI Art Museum, Shanghai
2014    Illustration of Sutra of Meditation on Amitabha Buddha, Shanghai
2000    Diary, The art gallery of Sydney University, Sydney, Australia
1994    Box Series, Shanghai Oil Painting and Sculpture Institute, Shanghai


2019    Then, White Rabbit Gallery, Chippendale, Australia
2016    The Three-Person Exhibition, Gallery of Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing
2015    Rhodri Jones & Chen Yanyin, Mo Space, Zhengzhou
2014    Myth/History: Yuz Collection of Contemporary Art, Yuz Museum, Shanghai
2014    Oltre La Materia, International Art Exhibition, Mo Space, Zhengzhou
2014    The Twelfth National Art Exhibition, Tianjin
2012   Meet Taipei, Shanghai Oil Painting & Sculpture Exhibition, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei
2011   2011 Datong International Sculpture Biennale, Enlightenment, Heyang Art Museum, Datong
2011   Contemporary Art Exhibition Documentation Project II:” Let’s Talk about Money–1st International Fax Art Exhibition in Shanghai 1996″, ShanghART Taopu, Shanghai
2008    Heading with Times Group Exhibition of Commemorating the 30th Anniversary of Reforming and Opening up Policy in the Yangtze River Delta Area, 1978-2008, Shanghai Exhibition Centre, Shanghai
2008    It is I Too, Self Portraits By 21 Chinese Artists, OFOTO Gallery, Shanghai
2007    Contemporary Present, Shanghai Wu Jiaochang 800 Art Space Opening Exhibition, Wu Jiaochang 800 Art Space, Shanghai
2006    Art exhibition by female artists from Norway and China, Today Art Museum, Beijing
2003   Junction-Chinese Contemporary Architecture of Art, Lianyang Architecture Art Museum, Shanghai
2002    4th Shanghai Biennale, Urban Creation, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai
2000    Extraordinary Fragrance of Rose, Sydney, Hong Kong, Singapore
1998    Internal Document Show, Kassel
1998    Half of the Sky, Frauen Museum, Bonn, Germany
1998    Jiangnan, Modern and Contemporary Art form South of the Yangzi River, Grunt Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
1997    Another Long March, Chinese Conceptual Art in the 1990′, Chasse Kazerne, Fundament Foundation, Breda, The Netherlands
1996    Shanghai Fax: Let’s Talk about Money, International Fax Art Exhibition, Shanghai Huashan Professional School of Art Gallery, Shanghai
1996    European Cultural Festival, Denmark
1996    The Second Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Australia
1995    45 Degrees as a Reason, Conceptual Collaboration Work Organized by Geng Jianyi with Artists from

1995    Hangzhou-Shanghai-Beijing, Artist`s Private Home, Shanghai; Beijing; Hangzhou

1994    Agreed to the Date 26 Nov.1994 as a Reason, Conceptual Collaboration Work with Artists from Hangzhou-1994    Shanghai-Beijing, Artist Apartment, Shanghai; Hangzhou; Beijing
1990    The Sea Line in Shanghai, Shanghai
1989    The Sixth National Art Exhibition, Beijing
1986    The First National Sports Art Exhibition, Beijing


2009    The 11th National Art Exhibition, the Third Prize
2008    “China Sculpture Grand Prize” from the First Chinese Pose – China Sculpture Exhibition
1992    The Second Prize of Shanghai Art Exhibition
1991    The Encouragement Prize of Shanghai Art Exhibition


2016    Chen Yanyin: Files, So Far So Close, ShanghART Gallery


2017    The Artist as Curator; An Anthology (Elena Filipovic), Mousse Publishing Koenig Books
2014  A History of Exhibition: Shanghai 1979-2006 (Biljana Ciric), Centre for Chinese Contemporary, U.K.
2010    History in Making 1979-2009: Artists Interviews & Works Archives (Biljana Ciric), Shanghai People’s Fine Arts Publishing House
2008    Contemporary Presentation: Shanghai “Wu Jiao Chang 800” Art Space Opening Exhibition, Shanghai “Wu Jiao Chang 800” Art Space
2006    Poetic Realism: A Rinterpretation of Jiangnan (SUN Jianchun and ZUO Jing), RCM Art Museum, Nanjing
2006    China Avant-Garde Art 1979-2004 (Lu Hong), Hebei Fine Arts Publisher, Shijiazhuang
2006    Post Nora (Ingvill HENMO and Baoju WANG), Beijing Today Art Museum,Beijing
2005    Shanghai Modern 1919-1945 (Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker, Ken Lum, Zheng Shengtian), Museum Villa Stuck /Hatje Cantz
2002    Junction: Architectural Experiment of Chinese Contemporary Art (AI Weiwei, ZHANG Qing, WEI Ping and ZHAO Jianping), China Architecture & Building Press, Beijing
2002    The First Guangzhou Triennial – Reinterpretation: A Decade of Experimental Chinese Art 1990-2000 (Chinese version)(Chris BERRY, Britta ERICKSON, Yi Ying, PI Li, WU Hung, etc), Macao Publishing House, Macao
2002    The State of Chinese Avant-Grade Art: A Compilation of Interviews on Chinese Avant-Garde Art, Gao Brothers
2000    Shanghai Biennale 2000 (HOU Hanru, Toshio SHIMIZU and ZHANG Qing), Shanghai Fine Arts Publishers
1999    Contemporary Chinese Art Criticism Series: A Study on Women’s Art in China (LIAO Wen and ZHANG Xiaoling), Jilin Fine Arts Publishing House
1999    The Rose Crossing: Contemporary Art in Australia (John CLARK, Nicholas JOSE and Gene SHERMAN), Sherman Galleries,Australia
1998    Die Halfte des Himmels: Chinesische Kunstlerinnen (Hrsg. Chris Werner, QIU Ping and Marianne Pitzen), Frauen Museum, Bonn
1998    Jiangnan: Modern and Contemporary Art from South of the Yangzi River (Hank Bull), Annie Wong Foundation /Western Front Society, Canada
1997    Another Long March: Chinese Conceptual and Installation Art in the Nineties (Marianne Brouwer, Fei Dawei, Hou Hanru, Tang Di, Chris Driessen and Heidi van Mierlo), Fundament Foundation, Breda, Poland
1997    ART AsiaPacific 15 (Geremie R. BARME, David CLARKE, Susan DEWAR etc.), Fine Arts Press, Sydney
1996    Shanghai Fax: Let’s Talk about Money (Hank Bull, Ding Yi, SHI Yong and ZHOU Tiehai), Hua Shan Fine Arts College, Shanghai
1996    The Second Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art: Brisbane Australia 1996: Present Encounters – Papers from the conference (Soyeon AHN, Deepak ANANTH and Chumpon APISUK), Queensland Art Gallery, Australia
1995    45 Degree As a Reason
1995    Art and Asia Pacific 1995.2 – Women (Jane CHIA, Ellen P. CONANT, Ana P. LABRADOR), Fine Arts Press, Sydney
1994    Art and Asia Pacific (Vol. 1, No. 2) (John CLARK and Christina DAVIDSON), Fine Arts Press, Sydney