ABOUT

Fu Wenjun

Fu Wenjun, Chinese contemporary artist, was graduated from Sichuan Fine Arts Institute. He creates principally with digital art, photography, installation, sculpture, oil painting, mixed media, and has put forward the concept of "Digital Pictorial Photography".

With his Digital Pictorial Photography, Fu Wenjun intends to explore to place photography art in dialogue with other art media, like Chinese painting, oil painting, sculpture etc, as a result to extend the border of photography art in the current digital age.

His works embody his thinking and reflection on many issues related to the Eastern and Western history, culture and humanity, including the relationship between different cultures in the age of globalization, the heritage of traditional Chinese culture in a rapidly changing society, industrialization and urbanization in Chinese cities.

National Art Museum ofChina (Beijing), Museu Europeu de Arte Moderno (Barcelona), The University ofHong Kong (Hong Kong), Today Art Museum (Beijing), Chongqing Art Museum(Chongqing), Guangdong Museum of Art (Guangzhou), Old Summer Palace Museum(Beijing), United Nations Headquarters (New York), and other international art organizationspresented Fu Wenjun solo exhibitions.

His works are exhibited at significant international exhibitions, including 1st Asia Biennial/5thGuangzhou Triennial, Bienal de Cerveira, NordArt, collateral exhibition ofBiennale di Venezia 2013, entitled Voice of the Unseen Chinese Independent Art1979/Today, Esposizione Triennale di Arti Visive a Roma, London Art Biennale, Biennaled’Arte Contemporanea di Salerno, Chianciano International Art Biennale, Triennale dell’Arte Contemporanea.

He has gained numerous awards, including the first prize from International Biennial of Contemporary Art in Argentina, “The Best Artist in the World” at Tour Eiffel La GrandeExposition Universelle, International Award “Lorenzo il Magnifico” of X Florence Biennale.

He was invited to the art residency program at Swatch Art Peace Hotel (Shanghai) in 2019.

His artworks are colected by National Art Museum of China, Museu Europeu de Arte Moderno, Today Art Museum, the Old Summer Palace Museum, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, University Museum and Art Gallery The Universtity of Hong Kong, Kennedy Family, World Council of Peoples for the United Nations, Dazu Grotto Museum, Chongqing Art Museum, Guangdong Museum of Art, Société Nationale des Beaux Arts of France, Egypt Ahmed Shawki Museum and other significant organizations and collectors.


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020, “Mind Follows the Heart: Fu Wenjun Exhibition”, Art Bund Puxi Museum, Shanghai;

2019, “Again Enter the Scene --- Fu Wenjun Digital Pictorial Photography Exhibition”, Chongqing Art Museum, Chongqing, China;

2019, “Digital Brush: The Photographic Process of Fu Wenjun”, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China;

2018, “Is It Photography – Fu Wenjun Digital Pictorial Photography Solo Exhibition”, Dairy Arts Center, Boulder, USA;

2017, “Fu Wenjun: Ways of Xieyi Presented in Digital Pictorial Photography”, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing, China;

2017, “Introspection of Soul. Artistic Expression in the Digital Pictorial Photography of Wenjun Fu”, Museu Europeu de Arte Moderno, Barcelona, Spain;

2017, “Harmony in Diversity --- Fu Wenjun’s Digital Painting Photography Exhibition”, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China;

2015, “Thoughtful Images --- Fu Wenjun’s Abstract Photography Exhibition”, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China;

2015, “Photographic Narrative --- Fu Wenjun’s Conceptual Photography Solo Exhibition”, United Nations Headquarters, New York, USA;

2010, “Show of Formality”, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China;

2010, Show of Formality II --- Move the Old Summer Palace 1400 km South, Fei Contemporary Art Center, Shanghai;

2010, Story of Two Parks, Chongqing Library, Chongqing;

2010, “Graphic Expression of Spirit”, The Old Summer Palace Museum, Beijing, China.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021, Mad for Naples residency group exhibition,Castel dell’Ovo, Naples, Italy;

2021, ONBOARDS BIENNALE, Antwerp, Belgium

2021, BORDERS 2021 | BODIES+CITIES SKIN, THE ROOMContemporary Art Space, Venice, Italy;

2021, Urban Country, VR group exhibition, ARTLAND;

2021, Mixing Identities --- Canvas International Art Fair, The Line Contemporary Art Space, London, the UK;

2020, Art Plus Shanghai International Fair, Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center, Shanghai, China;

2020, Global Conversations, exhibition dedicated to the United Nations UN75 Anniversary, Google Arts & Culture;

2020, The Man and The Machine, MILLEPIANI Art Space, Rome, Italy;

2020, Distant Bodies, Museum of Now, digital exhibition;

2020, the second stop of "Witness to Reality - Photography Exhibition of Old Industrial Base and Three-Line Construction", Shanghai Himalayas Museum, Shanghai, China;

2019, “Witness the Reality: Photography Exhibition on Old Industrial Base and Three-line Construction”, Chongqing Art Museum, Chongqing, China;

2019, ANIMA MUNDI International Art Festival, Venice, Italy;

2019, The Photography Show presented by AIPAD, Pier 94, New York, USA;

2019, First Chongqing International Experimental Visual Art Biennale, Chongqing, China;

2018, Art Miami, Miami, USA;

2018, Biennale d’Arte Contemporanea di Salerno, Salerno, Italy;

2018, Fine Art Asia, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, Hong Kong, China;

2018, Photofairs | Shanghai, Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China;

2018, Chianciano International Art Biennale, Chianciano Art Museum, Chianciano, Italy;

2018, ARTMUC, Deutsches Museum, Munich, Germany;

2018, World Art Dubai, Dubai World Trade Center, Dubai, UAE;

2018, Biennale delle Nazioni, la Scuola Grande della Misericodia, Venice, Italy;

2017, International Moving Exhibition of Famous Chinese Artists, Museum of the Russian Academy of Arts, St Petersburg, Russia;

2017, Esposizione Triennale di Arti Visive a Roma, Complesso del Vittoriano, Rome, Italy;

2017, London Art Biennale, Chelsea Old Town Hall, London, UK;

2017, Biennale Internazionale d’Arte del Mediterraneo, Palermo, Italy;

2016, Triennale dell’Arte Contemporanea, Verona, Italy;

2016, International Exhibition in Homage to Egypt and its Culture, Ahmed Shawki Museum, Egypt;

2015, 1st Asia Biennial/5th Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China;

2015, XVIII Bienal de Cerveira, Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal;

2015, Nord Art 2015, Büdelsdorf, Germany;

2014, Photo Shanghai, Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China;

2013, Voice of the Unseen Chinese Independent Art 1979/Today, collateral exhibition of Biennale di Venezia 2013, Arsenale, Venice, Italy;

2012, Conceptual Renewal: A Short History of Chinese Contemporary Photography, Si Shang Art Museum, Beijing, China;

2012, 4th Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China;

2010, Salon des indépendants, Grand Palais des Champs-Elysées, Paris, France;

2010, Welding --- International Tour Exhibition of the Chinese Contemporary Art in the First Ten Years of the 21st Century, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, the Hague, Netherland;

2009, 1st 798 Beijing Biennale, Beijing, China;

2009, 35th Japan AJAC Yokohama International Overseas Artists Exhibition, Yokohama Art Museum, Yokohama, Japan.

FAIRS

2019, AIPAD Photography Show, Pier 94, New York City, USA;

2018, Art Miami, Miami, USA;

2018, Fine Art Asia, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, China;

2018, 5th PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai, Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China;

2018, ARTMUC, Deutsches Museum Munich, Germany;

2018, World Art Dubai, Dubai Trade Center, Dubai, UAE;

2018, Art Palm Beach, Palm Beach Convention Center, West Palm Beach, USA;

2016, IAF Warsaw, PGE National Stadium, Warsaw, Poland;

2015, 2nd PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai, Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China;

2015, MIA Photo Fair, THE MALL-Porta Piazza Nuovo, Milan, Italy;

2014, 1st PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai, Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China;

2014, Art Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria;

2014, MA+D (Miami Art and Design), Miami, USA;

2014, Art Palm Beach, Palm Beach Convention Center, West Palm Beach, USA.

AWARDS

2018, Digital Art winner of Best Global Artist Awards, Global Art Awards, UAE;

2015, International Award “Lorenzo il Magnifico” of X Florence Biennale, Florence Biennale, Italy;

2014, First Prize of Digital Art of the 2nd International Biennial of Contemporary Art in Argentina, International Biennial of Contemporary Art in Argentina, Argentina;

2013, T our Eiffel La Grande Exposition Universelle “The Best Artist in the World”, Paris, France;

2012, International Excellent Art Prize, World Chinese Arts General Meeting, China.

RESIDENCY

2019, Swatch Art Peace Hotel, Shanghai, China.

COLLECTION

National Art Museum of China, Museu Europeu de Art Moderno, University Museum and Art Gallery The University of Hong Kong, Today Art Museum, the Old Summer Palace Museum, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Kennedy Family, World Council of Peoples for the United Nations, Dazu Grotto Museum, Chongqing Art Museum, Guangdong Museum of Art, Société Nationale des Beaux Arts of France, Egypt Ahmed Shawki Museum and other significant organizations and collectors.

PUBLICATIONS

2019, “Fu Wenjun: Image as a Metaphor”, Anne Grahm, Art Reveal, Issue 46, UK;

2018, “Catalogo dell'Arte Moderna No.54”, Cairo Publishing, Italy;

2018, “Art Comes from Life”, Enid Parker, Khaleej Times – City Times 19 April, 2018, the United Arab Emirates;

2018, “Carefully Managed Image: Photo Artist Explores Abstract Concepts to Create 3D Sculpture”, Deng Zhangyu, China Daily 1 July, 2018, China;

2017, “Fu Wenjun, fotografia e tradizione cinese”, Daniela Malabaila, BIANCOSCURO, Italy;

2017, “Fu Wenjun, A Wind from Yesterday”, Clive Waring, Silvershotz, Issue April 2017, USA;

2016, “International Contemporary Masters XII”, Despina Tunberg, Thomas Tunberg, World Wide Art Books, USA;

2015, “Most Important Modern and Contemporary Artists”, Salvatore Russo, EA Editore, Italy;

2014, “Fu Wenjun: The China Photography Art to the World”, VArt, Issue 8, China;

2013, “The Wiser’s Game, An Interpretation of New Works by Fu Wenjun”, Fu Wenjun, Art Gallery Magazine Issue 180, China;

2012, “Ancient Stories with Contemporary Fable: Talk about Fu Wenjun ‘Totem’ sereis”, Asia Art, Issue October, China;

2011, “Reflection: Review on Fu Wenjun Conceptual Photography”, China Artist, Issue 41, China;

2011, “Fu Wenjun: Carrying the Conceptual Photography to an End”, Qiu Haibo, Art Worm, Issue 5, China;

2010, “The Game between Memory and Loss”, Zhang Qikai, Art Time, Issue 16, China;

2010, “Avantgarde, Ink, Tradition, Blank”, Tang Bo, New Vision, Issue 5, China;

2009, “On Fu Wenjun’s Photography Works”, Zou Yuejin, ArtChina, No.7-8, China.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Instagram: @fu_wenjun

Twitter: @FuWenjunStudio

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fuwenjunstudio/

CONTACT

Website: www.fuwenjun.com

Email: info@fuwenjun.com / fu1955@qq.com