Sui Jianguo became known worldwide as the main interpreter of the reflection of economic transition in art, first using Maoist iconography as a form of exorcism. Without selling off the persistance of cultural values peculiar to his national heritage, his work deals with his suitability to the present and the metamorphosis due to new technology.
Sui Jianguo was born in 1956 in Qingdao, Shandong province, China. He lives and works in Beijing.
He received an MA in the Sculpture Department from the China Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1989, where he currently presides as the head of the Sculpture Department. The artist has participated in many solo exhibtions such as " Exhibition at the HanArt Gallery", Taipei, Taiwan (1994), "Dian Xue - Sui Jianguo Art Works", OCAT, Shanghai (2007), " Sui Jianguo's Discus Thrower", The British Museum, London (2012) ou encore "Restrained Power: Sui Jianguo's Work", MOCA, Singapor (2012). He also took part to many group exhibitions : "From the central nation - Avant-garde exhibition in China ", Barcelona (1995), "Exhibition of contemporary Chinese artists", Salon Art Paris, Carroussel du Louvre (1999, 2000), "Olympic Cities : Gods Becomming Men", Frissiras Museum, Athenes (2004), "Half - life of a Dream : Contemporary Chinese Art", SFMOMA, San Francisco (2008), "Art and Chinese Revolution" Asia Society, New York (2008).
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