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Biography


Gao Brothers 

Gao Zhen 1956 Born in Jinan, China
Gao Qiang 1962 Born in Jinan, China

The Gao Brothers are a pair of artist brothers based in Beijing. They have been collaborating on installation, performance, sculpture, photography works and writing since the mid 1980s. Some of their works were published in "A History Of China Modern Art", "China Avant-garde Photography", "The Best Photography of China" etc. and held in private and museums collections, such as the Steven Cohen -, Uli Sigg - and Charles Saatchi private collection as well as the collections of the China National Museum, Centre Georges Pompidou, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Princeton University Art Museum, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and many others in China and across the world.


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2013 

The Gao Brothers:The Execution of Christ: Albert Benamou Gallery, Paris, France
The Gao Brothers, Galerie Post + García, Maastricht, Netherlands

2012 

The Gao Brothers, Vue Privée Gallery – Art Stage Singapore, Singapore
The Utopia of 20 Minutes Embrace, at Piazza del Popolo, Rome, Italy

2011 

The Gao Brothers: Grandeur and Catharsis, Walsh Gallery, Chicago, USA

2010

The Gao Brothers: Grandeur and Catharsis, Kemper Museum Of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, USA
The Gao Brothers, Gallery Adrian David, Knokke-zoute ( Kustlaan 335), Belgium
The Gao Brothers, Duncan Miller Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Portrait: Gao Brothers' Painting Exhibition, China Art Archives & Warehouse, Beijing

2008

Sense of Space, Galerie Art Mûr, Montreal, Canada
Some Space for Humanity: Gao Brothers Photography Exhibition,
Iaf Gallery, Shanghai
The Gao Brothers, Vallois Gallery, Paris,France
The Utipia of Construction, Gao Brothers Center For Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

2007 

The Gao Brothers, Albert Benamou Gallery, Paris, France
The Gao Brothers, Limn Gallery, San Francisco, USA
 The Utopia of 20 Minutes Embrace, Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany
Another World: Gao Brothers Photography Exhibition, Arles Photo Festival, France
The Gao Brothers, Boxart Gallery, Verona, Italy
The High Place: Gao Brothers Photography and Sculpture Exhibition, Beijing New Art Projects, Beijing, China
The Miserable Prostitutes: Gao Brothers Painting and Sculpture Exhibition, Gao Brothers Center For Contemporary Art, Beijing, China.
From China with Love: Gao Brothers Photography and Sculpture Exhibition, Walsh Gallery, Chicago, USA


2006

Miss Mao: Gao Brothers Sculpture and Photography Exhibition, Krampf/Pei Gallery, New York, USA
One and Together: Gao Brothers Photography Exhibition, Moscow House of Photography - Gallery on Solyanka, Moscow, Russia
The passage of Time: Gao Brothers Photography Exhibition, La Galerie Guislain Etats d'Art, Paris, France
The Utopia of Hugging, London, Nottingham, Marseilles
Trope of Body: Gao Brothers Photography Exhibition, Beijing New Art Projects, Beijing, China.

2005

One Abandoned Building’s Visual Story—Gao Brothers Photography Exhibition, Beijing New Art Projects, Beijing, China

2002 

A Dinner With The Homeless People, performance, Jinan, China

2001 

Embrace: Gao Brothers' New Works, Courtyard Gallery, Beijing, China

2000 

Fuse: Gao Brothers' Photography, Eastlink Gallery, Shanghai, China

1995 

The End of Mankind: Gao Brothers' Installations, Jinan Painting Institute, China



SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2013

Like Thunder Out of China, Arsenal Montreal, Montreal, Canada

2012

Un-Forbidden City: The Post-Revolution of New Chinese Art, Macro Museum, Rome, Italy
A History of Chinese Photography, Paris-Beijing Gallery - Hotel Winssinger, Brussels, Belgium
Secret Love, Ostasiatiska Museum, Stockholm, Sweden
Performing for the Camera, ASU Art Museum, Arizona State University, USA
Death, Showstudio, London, UK
Bridge Over Trouble, 798 Yi Zhao Space, 798 Art District, Beijing, China
Bore——Fear, 798 Yi Zhao Space, 798 Art District, Beijing, China

2011

Drapeau rouge / Red Flag, Contemporary Chinese Art in Montreal Collections, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada
Verboten, Thomas Ammann Fine Art AG, Zurich, Switzerland
Pino Pascali, Return to Venice / Apulia Contemporary Art, Palazzo Michiel dal Brusà, Venice, Italy
Middle East, Middle Kingdom, Etemad Gallery, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
In God We Trust Contemporary Chinese Art, Bard College, New York, USA

2010

Daegu Photo Biennale, Daegu Culture and Art Center, Daegu, Korea
Intramoenia Extra Art MIRAGES, ALFONSO’S CASTLE OF BRINDISI, Italy
RESHAPING HISTORY: China Art from 2000 to 2009, National Conference Center, Beijing, China
State of the Dao: Chinese Contemporary Art, Lehman College Art Gallery, New York, USA
Hotbed: Shandong Contemporary Art, Sunshine International Museum, Beijing, China

2009 

Vancouer Biennale, Vancouver, Canada
ACTION CAMERA, Beijing Performance Photography, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Madre Coraggio la mostra di Achille Bonito Oliva al Ravello Festival, Italy
Made In China, the Museum of New Art (MONA), Detroit, USA
THE VERY CONDITION, Wall Art Museum, Beijing.
CONTACT Photo Festival, Drake Hotel, Toronto, Canada
Between the Sexes, Paris Beijing Photo Gallery, Beijing
Xun Dao: Searching for Spirituality in Contemporary Chinese Art, Frederieke Taylor Gallery, New York.

2008

Mahjong, Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, The Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, USA
The 2008 Fotofest 12th International Photography Biennial, Houston, USA
China…Forward: China Contemporary Art, TSUM, Moscow, Russia
Ah!We:Chinese Contemporary Art 1978-2008, China National Theater, Beijing

2007

Chinese Aroma-Huantie Times Chinese Art Invitation Exhibition, Huan Tie Times Art, Beijing
Made in Beijing: China Contemporary Art, Modern Art Museum of Hongik University, Seoul,Korea.
China Under Construction: Contemporary Art from the People's
Republic, Beborah Colton Gallery, Houston, USA
Exhibition Of Chinese Contemporary Social Art, The State Tretyakov  Museum, Moscow, Russia.
The Photographs of the Performance in China, Ying Art Center,Beijing, China
Dragon's Evolution, China Square Art Center, New York, USA
Breathe: Shandong Contemporary Art Exhibition, Shandong Museum, Jinan, China

2006 

Ten Chinese Avant-garde Photographers, Asia Art Center, Beijing, China
Photography of Gao Brothers, Matteo Basile and Raimondo Galeano, IL PONTE CONTEMPORANEA, Rome, Italy
MissMao, Black Projects, London
Between Art and Architecture, 798 Avant Gallery, New York, USA
Beijing-Soldiers at the Gates, Factory 798, Dashanzi Art District, Beijing, China
The First Annual Exhibition Of Chinese Contemporary Art, China Century Altar, Beijing, China
My Space, Your Space, Walsh Gallery, Chicago, USA
Brothers, Xin Dong Chen Space For Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
Ruins, Inova Art Center, Peckschool of Art, University of Wisconsion, Milwaukee, USA

Field of Vision:Beijing, Beijing New Art Projects, Beijing, China
Post Electronic Image, MUSTBE Contemporary Art Center, Beijing, China
5×7 Frame Decide the Attitude Exhibition in Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China
'Photographing China', The circumvallation site of Ming Dynasty, Beijing, China
"Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China", Santa Barbara Museum of Art, USA

2005

The Second Reality: Photographs From China, Piazza of Berlaymont building, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
Field oF Vision:Extremes, The Institute For New Media, Frankfurt, Germany
The Gesture, Visual Library in Progress, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece
Tian An Men - Tian An Men - Gate to Heaven, Foam Photography Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
A UTOPIA OF THE VISIBLE: 13 Outstanding Art Photographers In China, Beijing New Art Projects, 798 Art District, Beijing, China
Placed in China, Walsh Gallery, Chicago, USA.
The Flower in th Ruin: Contemporary Image Exhibition, Niu Fang Depot, Macau
Unlimit: Gao Brothers, Huang Yan & Zhang Tiemei's Computerized Photography, Beijing New Art Projects, 798 Art District, Beijing, China
The City in 360 Degrees: French and Chinese Photographers in China,
Beijing New Art Projects, 798 Art District, Beijing, China
China Avant-Garde: Contemporary Chinese Art, ARENA, Santa Monica, USA
Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China, Victoria and Albert Museum London, UK
China Avant-Garde: Contemporary Chinese Art, ARENA, Santa Monica, USA
Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, USA 
Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, The David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, USA
Start To Fly: He Xiangning Art Museum OCAT Contemporary Art Collection, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
Vehicle and Mirror Image, Beijing New Art Projects, Beijing, China
Forge The Fable, MUST BE CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER, Beijing,China
SCRATCH-OR China-Singapore Digital Image Art Exhibition, Beijing New Art Projects, 798 Art District, Beijing, China
Pingyao International Photograpy Exhibition, Pingyao, China

2004 

Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China, International Center of Photography and Asia Society, New York
Tiananmen, Chinese Eyes Gallery, Paris
Design the marble - 40 international artists in Carrara, Carrara, Italy

2003  

The 2nd International Photo Festival of Rome, L' Officina, Rome, Italy
Chinese Art Today, China Century Altar, Beijing, China
SOHO Contemporary Art Exhibition, SOHO Street, Beijing, China
Bare Androgyny - A group show of Contemporary Art, 798 Art Community, Beijing, China

2002 

The First Triennial Of Chinese Arts, Guangzhou Art Museum, China
Limits of Bodies, Shangrila, Beijing
2002 Pingyao International Photograpy Exhibition, Pingyao, China

2001 

The 5th Los Angeles International Biennale, Bergamot Station Arts Center, LA,USA
The First Tirana Biennale, National Gallery & Chinese Pavilion, Albania
Nice International Photography Festival: Chinese Album, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nice, France
Mao Y'a Pas Photo, the Espace d' Art Contemporain of La Rochelle, Paris, France
Rotate 360 - Chinese Plan Art Exhibition, Paragold Int'I Art Centre, Shanghai

2000 

China Avant-garde Artists Documents, Fukuoka Art Museum, Japan
Portraits, Figures, Couples and Groups from the MCAF collection, BIZART, Shanghai, China
Family? ContemporaryArt Project, Yuexing International Furniture Center, Shanghai,China.
Man and Animal, performance show, Beijing,China.

1999  

The 2nd Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Sculpture, Shenzhen, China
The Documentary Exhibition of World Chinese Installation Art, Hongkong Art Commune, Hongkong
The Picture and Writing Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Artists, Gallery of Nanjing Teachers University, China
Out Of Control, Design Art Museum, Beijing, China

1996 

The Documentary Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Art, Chengdu, China
International Fax Art Exhibition, Shanghai, China

1992

Guangzhou Biennale, Guangzhou, China

1989

China Avant-Garde, China National Art Museum, Beijing, China

1985

Shandong Modern Art Exhibition, Jinan, China



Selected Catalogues

"Some Space for Humanity -Gao Brothers Solo Exhibition", Ifa Gallery, Shanghai, 2008
"Gao Brothers", Vallois Gallery, Paris, France 2008
"Gao Brothers", Albert Benamou Gallery, Paris, France 2007
"Gao Brothers - Another World", Arles Photo Festival, 2007
"Gao Brothers", Boxart Gallery,Verona, 2007
"Gao Brothers' The High Place", Walsh Gallery, Chicago, 2007
"Gao Brothers - 1985-2005", Hunan Fine Arts Publishing House, 2006
"Gao Brothers -Miss Mao", Krampf/Pei Gallery, New York, 2006
"Gao Brothers' One And Together", Moscow House of Photography, Moscow, 2006
"Gao Brothers - The Passage Of Time", Paris, 2006
"Gao Brothers", The CourtYard Gallery Of Beijing, 2001
"Critical: The Great Crucifix Series & Other Works - Dialogue, Critical Discourse and Study on Gao Brothers' Art", Hunan Fine Arts Publishing House Of China, 1996

 

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高氏兄弟艺术简历
 
高兟1956 生于济南。
高强1962 生于济南。
高氏兄弟1985年开始合作从事绘画、装置、行为、摄影、写作等艺术活动,

现居北京,曾出版《中国前卫艺术状况》、《艺术生态报告》、《在北京一天能走多远》等著作,部分作品
被收入《中国现代艺术史》、《中国先锋摄影》、《中国传世摄影》等艺术图册并被中外人士及中国国

家博物馆、法国蓬皮度艺术中心、美国旧金山现代艺术博物馆,堪珀当代艺术博物馆、普林斯顿大学美术馆等

中外艺术机构收藏。

主要个展:
2010

“肖像:高氏兄弟油画作品展” ,艺术文件仓库北京

2008

“感受空间”,Galerie Art Mûr,蒙特特利尔,加拿大
“人性的某处空间”,艺法画廊,上海
“高氏兄弟”,瓦罗沃画廊,巴黎
“建筑乌托邦”, 高氏兄弟当代艺术中心,北京

2007

“高氏兄弟”,阿尔波特·白那姆画廊,巴黎
“高氏兄弟”,林姆画廊,旧金山
“拥抱20分钟的乌托邦”, 勃兰登堡门,柏林
“另一个世界——高氏兄弟摄影展”,阿尔勒国际摄影节,法国
“高氏兄弟”,波克斯画廊,维罗那,意大利
“高处——高氏兄弟摄影雕塑展”, 北京新锐艺术计划,北京
“抓小姐——高氏兄弟绘画雕塑展”, 高氏兄弟当代艺术中心,北京
“带着爱来自中国——高氏兄弟摄影雕塑展”,沃尔什画廊,芝加哥,美国

2006

“毛小姐——高氏兄弟摄影雕塑展”,克若姆福特·贝画廊,纽约
“一与一起——高氏兄弟摄影展”,莫斯科摄影博物馆-索联卡美术馆,莫斯科
“流逝的时光—高氏兄弟摄影展”,奎斯林艺术形态画廊,巴黎
“拥抱乌托邦”,伦敦,诺丁汉,马赛
“身体修辞——高氏兄弟摄影展”,北京新锐艺术计划,北京

2005

“一座烂尾楼的影像故事——高氏兄弟摄影展”,北京新锐艺术计划,北京。

2002

“与无家可归者共餐”,济南。

2001

“拥抱--高氏兄弟新作展”,四合苑画廊,北京。

2000

“熔化--高氏兄弟摄影展”,东廊画廊,上海。
“世界拥抱日”高氏兄弟网络行为艺术展,济南-世界各地。

1995

“最后的人类--高氏兄弟装置艺术展”,济南画院。

 

主要群展:
2009   

温哥华双年展,温哥华,加拿大
“中国制造”,新艺术博物馆,底特律,美国
“非常状态”,墙美术馆,北京
       “行动相机——北京行为摄影展”,莫立丝与亨利·贝尔金美术馆,温哥华,加拿大
“男女有别”,巴黎-北京画廊,北京
“接触-摄影节”德雷克酒店,多伦多,加拿大
“寻道:追寻中国当代艺术的精神之道”,佛瑞德锐克·泰勒画廊,纽约,美国
“母亲的勇敢”, la mostra di Achille Bonito Oliva al Ravello Festival,意大利

2008  

“麻将:希克中国当代艺术收藏展”,加州伯克利美术馆与太平洋电影档案馆,
美国“第十二届休斯顿国际摄影双年展”,休斯顿,美国
“中国前进——中国当代艺术展”,TSUM,莫斯科
“啊!我们:中国三十年当代艺术展1978-2008,国家大剧院,北京

  1. “中国气氛:环铁时代中国当代艺术邀请展”,环铁时代美术馆,北京

“中国现代美术——北京制造”,弘益大学现代美术馆,首尔,韩国
“正在建设中——中国当代艺术展”,代波拉·考特恩画廊,休斯敦,美国
“龙的变身”,中国广场,纽约
“中国行为艺术摄影”, 映艺术中心, 北京
“中国当代社会艺术展”,俄罗斯特列恰可夫国家美术馆,莫斯科      “
“呼吸——山东当代艺术大展”,济南

  1. “中国先锋摄影十人展”,亚洲艺术中心,北京

“新西方主义——中国当代艺术在北京”,The House艺术广场,北京
“与建筑有关”, 纽约798先锋画廊,,纽约
“毛小姐”,黑名单计划,伦敦
“视域·北京”,北京新锐艺术计划,北京
“北京兵临城下”,798艺术区,北京
“首届中国当代艺术年鉴展暨中鸿信当代艺术品拍卖会”,中华世纪坛,北京。 
“我的空间,你的空间”,沃尔什画廊,芝加哥,美国。
“兄弟”,程昕东国际当代艺术空间,北京。
“废墟”, 美国威斯康星大学Peck 艺术学校Inova艺术中心,密尔沃基,美国
“后电子影像展”,马斯德比当代艺术中心,北京。
“5×7″画幅决定态度” ,平遥国际摄影节
“摄影中国”, 明城墙遗址,北京

2005“第二现实——来自中国的摄影艺术”,“Piazza”,欧盟总部大楼,布鲁塞尔,比利时。“天安门——通向天堂之门”,佛姆摄影博物馆,阿姆斯特丹,荷兰。
“影像理想国:影响艺术世界的13位中国先锋摄影家”,北京新锐艺术计划,北京。
“2005平遥国际摄影大展”,山西平遥。
“姿态——前进中的视觉图书馆”,马其顿当代艺术博物馆,塞萨洛尼基,希腊。
“第8届国际雕塑装置艺术展”, 威尼斯 ,意大利。
“中国前卫——中国当代艺术展”,ARENA,桑塔·莫尼克,美国。
“五城记”摄影展,北京798时态空间。
高边疆—高氏兄弟、黄岩+张铁梅数字影像艺术展”, 北京新锐艺术计划,北京。
“360度的城市——法中摄影/录像展,北京新锐艺术计划,北京。
“喻体与镜像”当代艺术展,“北京新锐艺术计划。
“过去与未来之间——来自中国的新摄影及影片”,西雅图艺术博物馆。
“过去与未来之间——来自中国的新摄影及影片”,芝加哥当代艺术博物馆,斯马特艺术博物馆;
“过去与未来之间——来自中国的新摄影及影片”,伦敦维多利亚与爱伯特博物馆。“构筑寓言”,玛斯德比当代艺术中心,北京。
“划痕,惑-中国新加坡数字影像艺术邀请展”, 北京新锐艺术计划,北京。
“你、我和我们之间”慈善艺术展,北京。“安置在中国“,沃尔什画廊,芝加哥。

2004 “过去与未来之间——来自中国的新摄影及影片”,纽约国际摄影中心,亚洲协会,纽约,美国
“设计大理石——40位国际艺术家在卡拉拉市”.,卡拉拉,意大利。
“天安门”,中国视觉画廊,巴黎。                                                                                   
2003

“第二届罗马国际摄影节”,罗马。
“今日中国美术大展”,北京中华世纪坛。
“SOHO当代艺术展”,北京SOHO街。
“雌雄胴体:当代艺术家联展”,北京798艺术社区。

2002

“知识就是力量”当代艺术展,北京西单图书大厦。
“身体的限度”, 北京香格里拉艺术公社。
“首届中国艺术三年展”,广州艺术博物院。
“平遥国际摄影节”,山西平遥。
“幻觉·中国当代艺术家观念反思”,东海。

2001

“Mao Y'a Pas Photo”,法国巴黎。
“尼斯国际摄影节”,尼斯当代艺术博物馆,法国尼斯。
“第五届洛杉基国际艺术双年展”,美国洛杉基。
“中德新媒体艺术展”,北京藏酷。
“第一届地拉那国际艺术双年展”,阿尔巴尼亚国家美术馆,地拉那。
“旋转360度·中国方案艺术展”,海上山艺术中心,上海。
“运动的视域·北京国际影象展”,北京大学。

2000

“中国前卫艺术家文献展”日本福冈亚洲美术馆
"肖像,人物,一对和一组:来自现代中国艺术基金会的收藏",BIZART,上海
“家?当代艺术提案”,月星家具广场,上海。
“人与动物”行为艺术展,北京。

1999

“第二届当代雕塑艺术年度展”,何香凝美术馆,深圳。
“世界华人装置艺术文献展”,香港艺术公社,香港。
“异质的书写方式--中国当代艺术家图文展”,南京师范大学美术馆。
“失控”当代艺术展,北京设计博物馆。

1996

“中国当代艺术研究文献资料展”,成都。

1992

“广州首届90年代艺术双年展”,广州。

1989

“中国现代艺术展”,中国美术馆,北京。

1985 “奉献·山东现代艺术展”,济南。  

主要画册:
《“肖像:高氏兄弟油画作品》 ,艺术文件仓库北京,2010
《人性的某处空间——高氏兄弟》,艺法画廊,2008
《高氏兄弟》,瓦罗沃画廊,巴黎,2008
《高氏兄弟》,阿尔波特·白那姆画廊,巴黎,2007
《另一个世界——高氏兄弟》,阿尔勒国际摄影节,法国,2007
《高氏兄弟》,波克斯画廊,维罗那,意大利,2007
《高氏兄弟1985-2005》,湖南美术出版社,长沙,2006
《高氏兄弟——MISS MAO》,沃尔什画廊,芝加哥,美国,2006
《高氏兄弟》,克若姆福特·贝画廊,纽约,2006
《高氏兄弟》,莫斯科摄影博物馆-索联卡美术馆,莫斯科,2006
《流逝的时光——高氏兄弟》,奎斯林艺术形态画廊,巴黎,2006
《高氏兄弟》,四合苑画廊,北京,2001
《临界·大十字架系列及其它——关于高氏兄弟艺术的对话、批评与研究》,湖南美术出版社,长沙,1996