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“I hope that through using borders to create a borderless space, the lines between fantasy and reality will become blurred. What you are seeing is not necessarily real, and this will allow the audience to see the world as I see it; to become immersed in the same kind of anxiety,�

Zhou Wendou.


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For Zhou Wendou, contemporary society is defined by borders and boundaries – not only physical, but increasingly social and psychological. Through a series of installations created especially for this exhibition, heexplores how we are at once both divided and yet united by these borders, and how they affect our perception of the world around us. Having lived in and exhibited in Spain, ZHOU WENDOU’s work has a somewhat global feel, and as such becomes more accessible to an international audience. His installations take objects and sights from everyday life and presents them in a way that makes the audience view them entirely differently - perhaps influenced by his studies of Zen Buddhism and the idea that everything contains its own opposite.


ARTWORKS


Borderless 2015 Fiberglass, enamel paint 920 X 460 cm (8 panels, each 230 X 230 cm)


Untitled (Riverbed No. 1) 2015 Aluminium 240 X 120 X 4 cm


Untitled (Riverbed No. 2) 2015 Aluminium 240 X 120 X 4 cm


Untitled (Riverbed No. 3) 2015 Aluminium 180 X 120 X 5 cm


Untitled (Riverbed No. 4) 2015 Aluminium 130 X 130 X 120 cm


Untitled (Riverbed No. 5) 2015 Aluminium 190 X 135 X 4 cm Unique


Untitled (Riverbed No. 6) 2015 Aluminium 95 X 62 X 3 cm each Unique


Remaining Borders 2015 Neon light, wooden board 130 X 130 X 12 cm


Two Worlds - China 2015 Stainless steel, acrylic 155 X 85 X 50 cm


Black Order 2015 Silica gel and world map on canvas 200 X 300 cm


You are my new neighbor 2015 Map, aluminium board 141 x 95 cm


Galaxy ‘X’ 2015 Asphalt, ball 250 X 250 X 30 cm


Fallen Borders 2015 Aluminium-plastic board, foam balls (5 - 18 cm), tar paint 190 X 140 cm


BIOGRAPHY


BIOGRAPHY Education 2003 DEA ( Diploma of Advanced Studies ) , Academy of Fine Arts, University of Complutense, Madrid, Spain 2001 Courses of Doctorate. Academy of Fine Arts, University of Complutense, Madrid, Spain 1996 Graduation in the Central Academy of Art and Design. Beijing

2015 2013 2010 2009 2007

Solo Shows “Borderless”, de Sarthe Beijing, Beijing, China “The study”, Other Gallery, Shanghai , China “The use of the useless”, Other Gallery, Beijing, China Estampa Gallery, Madrid, Spain Estampa Gallery, Madrid, Spain

Group Exhibitions 2014-2015 You, I, Among us, de Sarthe Beijing Art Basel, de Sarthe Gallery, Hong Hong 2013 Art Beijing (Other Gallery), Beijing, China 2012 ShContemporary Art Fair (Other Gallery), Shanghai, China Architecture China-The 100 Contemporary Projects, Reiss Engelhorn Museen(REM), Germany Art Stage Singapore 2012 (Other Gallery), Singapore 2011 “How To Philosophize With A Hammer ”, WHITE BOX, New York, USA ShContemporary Art Fair (Other Gallery), Shanghai, China “The second session of the China Sculpture Exhibition ”, Wenzhou, China 2010 “Suspensions of disbelief”, Other Gallery, Shanghai, China


2009 “Beijing time” Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Matadero de Madrid, Spain “XIII Premio Unicaja de Fotografía”, Almeria, Spain “Originaire—Installation Exhibition” Deshan Art Space, Beijing, China Estampa Art Fair (Estampa Gallery), Madrid, Spain 2008 “Chinese Biennial”, KU Art Center, Beijing, China Estampa Art Fair (Estampa Gallery), Madrid, Spain V Art Madrid Fair (Estampa Gallery) , Madrid, Spain 2007 “[68] Exposicion Internacional de Arte Plasticas de Valdepenas” Ciudad Real, Spain Estampa Art Fair TENTACIONES Participants, Madrid, Spain Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts, University of Complutense, Madrid, Spain 2006 “X X XIII Premio Bancaixa”. IVAM, Valencia, Spain “IX Mostra Internacional UNION FENOSA” A Coruna, Spain Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts, University of Complutense, Madrid, Spain Estampa Art Fair (Fundación Antonio Pérez), Madrid, Spain 2003 Angeles Penche Gallery, Madrid, Spain 2000 Gallery of Venice Academy of Fine Arts, Venice, Italy “XVIII Premio Internacional de Pintura Eugenio Hermoso”, Badajoz, Spain 1999 Duayer Gallery, Madrid, Spain Victoria Hidalgo Gallery, Madrid, Spain Museum of the Obispo Vellosillo, Segovia, Spain Arte Paloma 18 Gallery, Burgos, Spain Museums and collections White Rabbit Collection, Sydney, Australia Fundación Antonio Pérez, Cuenca, Spain Academy of Fine Arts, University of Complutense, Madrid, Spain Fundación Estampa, Madrid, Spain Museums San Clemente, Cuenca, Spain


Published on the occasion of de Sarthe Beijing exhibition:

April4 - May 24, 2015

北京市朝陽區草場地藝術區328-d 328-d, Caochangdi, Chaoyang District, 100015 Beijing, China T. +86 010-84182441 | E. beijing@desarthe.com

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