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XU ZHEN
Corporate - (Erected) 
2016
Genuine and artificial leather, BDSM accessories, foam, metal, wood
98 3/8 x 110 3/16 x 13 3/4 in. 

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XU ZHEN 
Under Heaven -- 2808TR1601
Oil on canvas, aluminum
70 3/4 (diameter) x 5 1/2 in.

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XU ZHEN
Under Heaven -- 2808TV1512
2015
Oil on canvas, aluminum
90 3/8 x 70 3/4 x 5 1/2 in. 

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XU ZHEN
Focus
2016
Camera, aboriginal spear
Dimensions variable

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XU ZHEN
Vault-of-Heaven Vase
2013
Porcelain
22 13/16 x 16 1/2 x 16 1/2 in. 

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XU ZHEN 
Eternity-Aphrodite of Knidos, Tang Dynasty Sitting Buddha
2014 
Glass fiber-reinforced concrete, marble grains, sandstone grains, mineral pigments, steel 
139 3/4 x 35 13/16 x 35 13/16 in.
355 x 91 x 91 cm
Edition of 3

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XU ZHEN
Corporate
2014-2015 
19 casts of classical statuary, cast in Jesmonite and marble grains
Dimensions variable 
Edition of 3

 

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XU ZHEN 
Under Heaven -- Black Light (series)
2014 
Oil on canvas, aluminum 
90 1/2 x 129 7/8 x 9 13/16 in.
230 x 330 x 25 cm
 

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XU ZHEN 
Under Heaven -- Black Light (series) (detail)
2014 
Oil on canvas, aluminum 
90 1/2 x 129 7/8 x 9 13/16 in.
230 x 330 x 25 cm

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XU ZHEN 
You Are Not Being Tolerant
2014 
Mirror finish stainless steel, metal chains 
36 9/16 x 29 1/2 x 1 1/8 in.
93 x 75 x 3 cm

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XU ZHEN 
Eternity (Greek Parthenon East Pediment Statues, Chinese Ancient Buddha Statues)
2014  
Glass fiber reinforced concrete, marble grains, steel 
59 13/16 x 5 7/8 x 13 11/16 in.
152 x 15 x 34.8 cm
Edition of 99
 

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XU ZHEN 
Under Heaven -- 1136NH1409
2014 
Oil on canvas, aluminum 
37 3/8 x 55 1/16 x 5 5/16 in.
95 x 140 x 13.5 cm

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XU ZHEN 
Eternity - Tianlongshan Standing Bodhisattva, Statue of Nike of Paionios
2014
Glass fiber-reinforced concrete, marble grains, sandstone grains, steel, mineral pigments
148 x 59 x 59 in.
375.9 x 149.9 x 149.9 cm
Edition of 3

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XU ZHEN 
Light Source -- Bathsheba Holding King David's Letter

2014 
Oil on canvas 
33.8 x 38.6 in.
86 x 98 cm

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XU ZHEN 
Under Heaven -- 3228IN0144
2014 
Oil on canvas, aluminum 
37 3/8 x 55 1/16 x 4 5/16 in.
95 x 140 x 11 cm
 

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XU ZHEN 
Light Source -- Le Verrou 
2012 
Oil on canvas 
55 1/8 x 72 1/2 in.
140 x 184 cm
 

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XU ZHEN 
Under Heaven -- 3332FI0405
2014 
Oil on canvas, aluminum 
35 3/8 x 47 3/16 x 4 7/8 in.
90 x 120 x 12.5 cm

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XU ZHEN
Things I see every morning when I wake up and think of every night before I sleep 
2009
Mixed media, razor wire
Approximately 84 X 84 X 84 in.

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XU ZHEN
Like Real 
2009
Mixed media, wood, cables, prosthetics
Approximately 192 X 276 X 144 in.
Background: Widespread 2, 2009

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XU ZHEN
Widespread 2
2009
Acrylic on canvas
68 1/2 X 183 X 2 1/4 in.

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XU ZHEN
Dual Game
2009
Mixed media, dirt, snooker table
32 1/2 X 81 X 151 in.

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XU ZHEN
Dual Game 
2009
Mixed media, dirt, snooker table
32 1/2 X 81 X 151 in.

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XU ZHEN
It 
2008
Nikon microscope, stainless steel table and stool and sandkorns
Dimensions variable
Edition of 6

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XU ZHEN
It 
2008
Nikon microscope, stainless steel table and stool, and sandkorns
Dimensions variable
Edition of 6

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XU ZHEN
In Just a Blink of an Eye 
2007
Co-presented by PERFORMA and Long March Project at James Cohan Gallery as part of PERFORMA07

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XU ZHEN
Shanghart Supermarket 
2007
Mixed media installation (Cash register, counter, shelves, refrigerator and multiple consumer products)
Dimensions variable

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XU ZHEN
Shanghart Supermarket
2007
Mixed media installation (Cash register, counter, shelves, refrigerator and multiple consumer products)
Dimensions variable

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XU ZHEN
Shanghart Supermarket 
2007
Mixed media installation (Cash register, counter, shelves, refrigerator and multiple consumer products)
Dimensions variable

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XU ZHEN
Shanghart Supermarket
2007
Mixed media installation (Cash register, counter, shelves, refrigerator and multiple consumer products)
Dimensions variable

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XU ZHEN
Shanghart Supermarket
2007
Mixed media installation (Cash register, counter, shelves, refrigerator and multiple consumer products)
Dimensions variable

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XU ZHEN
Shanghart Supermarket
2007
Mixed media installation (Cash register, counter, shelves, refrigerator and multiple consumer products)
Dimensions variable

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XU ZHEN
Shanghart Supermarket
2007
Mixed media installation (Cash register, counter, shelves, refrigerator and multiple consumer products)
Dimensions variable

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XU ZHEN
Shanghart Supermarket
2007
Mixed media installation (Cash register, counter, shelves, refrigerator and multiple consumer products)
Dimensions variable

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XU ZHEN
Shanghart Supermarket
2007
Mixed media installation (Cash register, counter, shelves, refrigerator and multiple consumer products)
Dimensions variable

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XU ZHEN
Never Falls 
2006
Aluminum, three-phase motor, pedestal with metal frame
31 1/2 in.
Edition of 3

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XU ZHEN
Never Falls
2006
Aluminum, three-phase motor, pedestal with metal frame
31 1/2 in.
Edition of 3

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XU ZHEN
Never Falls
2006
Aluminum, three-phase motor, pedestal with metal frame
31 1/2 in.
Edition of 3

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XU ZHEN
Never Falls 
2006
Aluminum, three-phase motor, pedestal with metal frame
31 1/2 in.
Edition of 3

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XU ZHEN
From Ruili, November 2006
2006 C-print
Edition of 5

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XU ZHEN
18 Days 
2006
Single channel DVD video installation with sound
Edition of 5

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XU ZHEN
18 Days [video still]
2006
Single channel DVD video installation with sound
Edition of 5

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XU ZHEN
8848-1.86 [installation view]
2005
Single channel DVD video installation with sound
Edition of 5

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XU ZHEN
8848-1.86 [video still]
2005
Single channel DVD video installation with sound
Edition of 5

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XU ZHEN
8848-1.86 [video still]
2005
Single channel DVD video installation with sound
Edition of 5

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XU ZHEN
8848-1.86 
2005
Single channel DVD video installation with sound
Edition of 5

Artist BioDownload Bio English PDF
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XU ZHEN, Focus, 2016, Camera, aboriginal spear

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 – an “art creation company.” Subsequently in 2013, MadeIn launched a brand – Xu Zhen, redundantly making Xu a product of his own corporation.

Born in 1977, Xu Zhen has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Kunsthaus Graz, Austria (2015); Long Museum, Shanghai, China (2015); Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China (2014); the Minsheng Museum, Shanghai, China (2012); Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland (2011); and S.M.A.K., Gent, Belgium (2009); as well as major international group exhibitions such as 20th Biennale of Sydney, Australia (2016); Chinese artists at a time of Turbulence and Transformation, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris (2016); Contemporary Art from China, Qatar Museums Gallery Al Riwaq, Doha, Qatar (2016) and New Collection, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2015) 15 Rooms, co-curated by Klaus Biesenbach and Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Art Basel (2014); the 12th Biennale de Lyon (2013); Art of Change, Hayward Gallery, UK (2012); Performa07, New York (2007); the 10th International Istanbul Biennial (2007). He was also included in the 49th Venice Biennale (2001), and the 51st Venice Biennale (2005). He lives and works in Shanghai.

Exhibitions
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Gallery Exhibition
Xu Zhen
533 W26 ST | SEPT 8 - OCT 8
New York
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Gallery Exhibition
Xu Zhen
Lonely Miracle: Middle East Contemporary Art
September 10 - October 10, 2009
New York
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Gallery Exhibition
Matters of Faith
事关信念: 安塞姆•基弗 Anselm Kiefer, 白南准 Nam June Paik, 比尔•维奥拉 Bill Viola, 徐震 Xu Zhen
March 27 - May 30, 2009
Shanghai
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Gallery Exhibition
Xu Zhen, Folkert de Jong, and Martha Colburn
September 06 - October 04, 2008
New York
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Gallery Exhibition
Xu Zhen
Just Did It
February 02 - March 08, 2008
New York
Press / Media
Articles / Reviews
The Village Voice
"Flirtatious Pink, Not Revolutionary Red, Is Xu Zhen’s Color," by Mary Wang
Articles / Reviews
ARTnews
"Like Frosting on a Birthday Cake: Xu Zhen at James Cohan," by Barbara Pollack
Articles / Reviews
Artforum
"Xu Zhen," by Chelsea Liu
Articles / Reviews
The Art Newspaper
"Artist opens subversive supermarket in Shanghai"
Articles / Reviews
Blouin Artinfo
"20th Sydney Biennale Q&A: Xu Zhen's Mutilated Sculptures," Nicholas Forrest
Articles / Reviews
Art + Auction
"25 Most Collectible Midcareer Artists: Xu Zhen," by Angela Schuster
Articles / Reviews
The New York Times
"Redefining Chinese Artists, in Qatar," by Barbara Pollack
Articles / Reviews
Kaleidoscope Asia
"Xu Zhen," by Xiaowen Zhu
Articles / Reviews
Parkett
"Xu Zhen," by Phillippe Pirotte, et al.
Articles / Reviews
Hyperallergic
The Long Museum Presents ‘Xu Zhen Solo Exhibition’
Articles / Reviews
The Wall Street Journal
“China’s New Generation of Artists,” by Wei Gu
Articles / Reviews
Frieze
“Mergers & Acquisitions,” by Colin Chinnery
Articles / Reviews
Art in America
"Xu Zhen’s Brand of Armory Show," by Richard Vine
Articles / Reviews
The New York Times
“Wryly Nibbling at His Bread and Butter,” by Barbara Pollack
Articles / Reviews
Art in America
"Art, Inc. Shanghai", by Travis Jeppesen
Articles / Reviews
ARTnews
"Risky Business," by Barbara Pollack
News
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News / Events
Physique of Conciousness
July 2, 2016
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Gallery Exhibition
Through November 2016
Canberra, Australia
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News / Events
March 18 - June 5, 2016
Sydney, Australia
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Museum Exhibition
Heavy Artillery
Chippendale, Australia
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Museum Exhibition
What About the Art? Contemporary Art from China
March 14 - July 16, 2016
Doha, Qatar
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Museum Exhibition
Group Exhibition
January 27 - September 5, 2016
Paris, France
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Museum Exhibition
Solo Exhibition
September 27, 2015 - October 1, 2016
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Museum Exhibition
Solo Project
July 14 - August 16, 2015
Rotterdam, the Netherlands
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Museum Exhibition
Group Exhibition
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Museum Exhibition
Solo Exhibition
March 29 - May 24, 2015
Shanghai, China
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News / Events
Commissioned Artist
March 6--9, 2014
Piers 92 & 94, New York City, NY
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Museum Exhibition
Midcareer Retrospective
January 19 - April 24, 2014
Beijing, China
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News / Events
Artist Xu Zhen presents In Just a Blink of an Eye at James Cohan Gallery