Zhong Chen CV


Zhong Chen

Born in Guangdong, China, 1969
Lives and works in Melbourne

Chen Zhong
Love Birds , 2011
mixed media
112 x 110 cm

BIOGRAPHY

1989    Born in Zhongshan, China in 1969 and arrived in Australia in 1989
1998    Masters of Fine Arts, Chelsea School of Art
1996    Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours), University of SA
1994    Diploma of Visual Arts, North Adelaide School of Art

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016    REDSEA Gallery, Singapore
2016    REDSEA Gallery, Brisbane
2012    Greenhill Galleries, Perth
2011    Eva Breuer Gallery, Sydney
2010    Singapore Australian Embassy, Singapore
2009    Eva Breuer Gallery, Sydney
2007    Hill-Smith Art Gallery, Adelaide
2007    Eva Breuer Gallery, Sydney
2006    Eva Breuer Gallery, Sydney
2006    Greenhill Galleries, Perth
2005    Metro 5 Gallery, Melbourne
2005    Greenhill Galleries, Perth
2004    Art Galleries Schubert, Gold Coast
2004    Metro 5 Gallery, Sydney
2003    Eva Breuer Gallery, Sydney
2002    Metro 5 Gallery, Melbourne
2001    Eva Breuer Gallery, Sydney
2001    The Alternative Museum, New York
2001    Adelaide Central Gallery, Adelaide
2001    Studio 12, 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne
2000    Span Galleries, Melbourne
1999    Adelaide Central Gallery, Adelaide
1997    Adelaide Central Gallery, Adelaide
1995    Nexus Gallery, Adelaide

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017    Asia Contemporary Art Show Conrad Hotel Hong Kong
2017    Singapore Contemporary, Singapore
2016    Asia Contemporary Art Show Conrad Hotel Hong Kong
2016    An Art Exhibition to celebrate the Anniversary of the Tasmania-Fujian Sister State Relationship, Fujian Museum, Fujian, China
2016    Lunar New Year Exhibition, 204 Art Space, Melbourne
2013    The Sulman Prize, finalist, The Art Gallery of New South Wales
2012    Greenhill Galleries 40th Birthday Exhibition
2012    Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne
2011    The Archibald Prize, finalist, The Art Gallery of New South Wales
2011    Australian-Chinese Contemporary No.1, Comings and Goings: Lai-Lai Wang-Wang, China Link Gallery
2011    Kings School Art Prize – Finalist
2010    SQUARED, Greenhill Galleries, Perth
2010    Art Melbourne, Melbourne
2009    Home Coming Exhibition, Linda Gallery, Beijing
2009    Figurative Show, Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide
2009    The Doug Moran Portrait Prize, Sydney
2009    The Salon Des Refusés, Sydney
2008    The Archibald Prize, finalist, The Art Gallery of New South Wales
2008    The Wynne Prize, finalist, The Art Gallery of New South Wales
2008    Doug Moran Prize, finalist, The Art Gallery of New South Wales
2007    The Archibald Prize, finalist, The Art Gallery of New South Wales
2007    The Sulman Prize, finalist, The Art Gallery of New South Wales
2007    The Wynne Prize, finalist, The Art Gallery of New South Wales
2006    SQUARED, Greenhill Galleries, Perth
2006    The Wynne Prize, The Art Gallery of New South Wales
2005    The Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize, Bendigo, Victoria
2005    SQUARED, Greenhill Galleries, Perth
2004    Contemporary Australian Chinese Art, The Response Gallery, Federation Square
2004    SBS Art Award, Manningham Gallery, Melbourne
2004    Cromwells Art Prize, Cromwells Auction House
2003    Redlands Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery
2003    Mosman Art Gallery, Mosman Art Gallery
2003    Salon des Refuses, Sydney
2002    SBS Federation Art Award, Federation Square
2001    Salon des Refuses, Sydney
2001    ‘Mediated Portraits’, Mass Gallery, Melbourne
2001    Alice Art Prize, Alice Springs
2001    Studio Members Exhibition, 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne
2000    Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne
2000    Chemistry : South Australian Art
2000    Art Gallery of South Australia
2000    Redlands Westpac Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney
1998    ‘MA onA4’ The Pump House Gallery, London
1998    Masters Exhibition, Chelsea School of Art, London
1997    Visy Board Art Prize, Barossa Valley, South Australia
1995    Helpmann Academy Exhibition, Adelaide and Indonesia
1990    The Faulding Exhibition

MAJOR AWARDS

2013    Sulman Prize, finalist, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
2011    The Archibald Prize, finalist, The Art Gallery of New South Wales
2011    Kings School Art Prize – Finalist
2009    Doug Moran Portrait Prize finalist
2009    Salon des Refusés, Peoples Choice Award
2008    Doug Moran Portrait Prize finalist
2008    Wynne Prize, finalist, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
2008    Archibald Prize, finalist, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
2007    Wynne Prize, finalist, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
2007    Sulman Prize, finalist, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
2007    Archibald Prize, finalist, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
2006    Wynne Prize, finalist, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
2005    Australia Council Grant to attend a three month residency at The International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York
2002    SBS Federation Art Award, Federation Square, Melbourne
2001    Australia Council Greene Street, New York Studio Residency
2000    The Ian Potter Cultural Trust Grant
2000    Conrad Jupiters 2000 Art Prize – Acquisition – Gold Coast City

COLLECTIONS

Art Gallery of South Australia
Gold Coast City Art Gallery
Western Mining, Australia
Artbank, Sydney
F.H.Faulding and Co. Adelaide
Macquarie University
BHP
SBS, Melbourne
Private Collections in Japan, China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia

ART GALLERY

2000    Gertrude Street Residency
1999    Premier’s Award – Emerging Artist of the Year – ARTSA
1997    Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship
1996    Major Prize Winner – Emerging Artist award – Adelaide – Tour to Paris

PUBLICATIONS

2005    ‘Paintings by Zhong Chen’, Greenhill Galleries, Review by Judith McGrath
2005    Makin, Jeff, ‘Squaring up old Shanghai’, The Herald Sun, Melbourne
2005    ‘Marriage of old and new experiences’, The Whitehorse Leader, Melbourne
2005    Smith, Nyanda, ‘Zhong Chen’ Greenhill Galleries, Perth
2004    ‘Shanghai Summer’ Exhibition Catalogue, Schubert Contemporary, Gold Coast
2004    Maier, Heidi, ‘Homeland Inspiration’, The Courier Mail, Queensland
2004    ‘Not all as it seems’, The Gold Coast Weekender, Queensland
2004    Xin Nian Contemporary Chinese Australian Art Catalogue and CD
2003    ‘The Pixel Paintings’ Eva Breuer Gallery Catalogue
2003    The top 50 collectable artists, The Art Collector Magazine
2003    ‘In the Frame’ The Sun Herald, Sydney
2003    Li Zhi, ‘The Pixel Myth’, The Australian Art Review Magazine, November – February 2003
2002    SBS art award catalogue
2001    200 Gertrude Street Catalogue
2000    Nelson, Robert, ‘Fairs and Prizes enhance art’s allure, The Age, October
2000   ‘The Right Chemistry’, The Adelaide Review, September
2000   ‘Chemistry’, South Australian Art
1990    The Faulding Exhibition Catalogue
2000    Cultural Identity at heart of SA Award Winner’s Paintings, State of the Arts Magazine
1999    ‘The Samstag Accelerator Effect’, Artlink Magazine of Contemporary Arts Vol 18 # 4
1999    Lloyd, Tim, ‘A man of talent finds his art and a home in his past’, The Advertiser – Adelaide
1999    Radok, Stephanie, ‘My hyphenated identity’, The Adelaide Review, Adelaide

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