Su Xinping

Born in Jining, Inner Mongolia in 1960.  Part of Army Service 1977-79. Graduated from Tianjin Institute of Fine Arts with a major in Painting and Printmaking Instruction 1983. Graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), Beijing, Masters Degree in Printmaking in 1989. Received a Freeman Fellowship and Residency, Vermont Studio Center, USA in 1998. Participated in workshops at Elam School of Fine Arts; Wanganui Polytechnic; Dunedin Polytechnic School of Fine Arts; School of Art Lithography and Lectured at Dunedin Public Art Gallery, New Zealand in 1999. Presently working as a Deputy Professor, Deputy Head of Dept. of Printmaking, CAFA

Su Xinping’s art is unusual in the broad contemporary Chinese art scene. His work does not shout or seek notoriety, instead it is quietly insightful and sensitive. In these works created during Su’s three-week residency on STPI’s Visiting Artists Programme (VAP) in July 2005, the artist addresses two of his ongoing themes - a deep observation of the communist convention and people’s reaction towards China’s changing society, and the mastery of the printmaking tradition itself as an artistic medium. 

The works - lithographs, etchings and woodcuts - include images of a Mao jacket, symbolising the overwhelming impact of Maoist ideology plus a new set of prints in his well-known Comrade and Toast series. These predominantly red and black prints depict men in Mao jackets standing with younger men in Western jackets, raising their hands with a cup of wine or beer to toast something significant. The works are a commentary of both the social gap between young and old and the role of the banquet and the toast in society, particularly the political society. 

Su Xinping’s works are in many public collections including The British Museum, London; the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the National Gallery of Australia; the National Art Museum of China, Shanghai Art Museum and the Fukuoka Art Museum, Japan.

Jin Zi

Chinese, b. 1973

Free painter and writer Jin Zi was born in 1973 and now is living in Beijing. She graduated from Oil Paint- ing Department of Sichuan Art Academy in 1998 and completed courses of Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2006. She won the Prize of Excellent Work in China's Art Academy Graduates Works Exhibition in 1998 and attended "Migration Diary" art exhibition in the same year. She also attended "Chongqing Metropolitan Folk Art" Exhibition and "Body Art" Exhibition in 1999, "Perfect Comma" Exhibition, "Women Painters' Work" Exhibition and "Beauideal" women painters' exhibition in 2006. She held her solo exhibition "War of One Person" in Beijing Artist Village Gallery in 2007. Cartoon style, or figures from traditional operas, the language and schematic expressions in Jin Zi's works all originate from her successful conversion to commonly recognized images, whereas the import of individual consciousness not only changes the creation style of the signiication of common images, but also endows her work with vivid personal perceptions.

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Ji Dachun

Ji Dachun (1968 Jiangsu Province) is a playful artist who uses grotesque and ironic humor, absurb blends of east and west and a touch of Philip Guston and Cy Twombly to create his paintings, which often have large, wide open spaces. His teddy bear copulating with a pig, and portraits of Marxist leaders in a stretch limousine hint at his wit. He lives and works in Beijing.
Through subversive wit, Ji Dachun addresses the complex relations between Eastern and Western. Usually working in graphite and acrylic wash on canvas, he infuses his paintings with grotesque humor and accident. His subject matter is the happenstance of everyday life reimagined in absurd collisions of form and context, as in the deadpan Mao, Stalin, Lenin, En, Marx (Rolls Royce), 2004, which shows world-Communist figures seated uncomfortably together in a vintage stretch-limo. Other works, such as Turning into a Tree, 2004, are more playfully transformative, combining human anatomy with natural observation. The subdued, self-consuming preciousness of these works expresses Ji Dachun’s irreverent, individualistic aesthetic unique amongst current Chinese art.

1968 - Born in Nantong, Jiangsu province, China
1992 – 1997   Bachelor in Fine Arts, sculpture department, Faculty of Fine Art Alonso Cano of Granada. Spain.
1997 – 2000 Master in European Arts   and Cultures. Leicester University (UK) and AVB, Tilburg (NL).
2000 – 2001   De Pont Atelier. De Pont Museum. Tilburg, The Netherlands
2001 – 2003   HISK. Hoger Institute Schone Kunsten. Antwerp, Belgium.
2004 -  PhD in Arts. Faculty of Fine Art Alonso Cano of Granada. Spain.
2004 – 2005   MA in Photography. The Ohio State University. Columbus, Ohio, USA.

Solo Exhibitions:

2009 - Seeing Is NOT Believing, aye gallery, Beijing, China
2007 - Ji Dachun, Base Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, dARTex, Beijing, China Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China, Chinese Window, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland
2006 - Pyo Gallery , Seoul, Korea, Soka Contemporary Space, Beijing, China
2005 - Ji Dachun, Posco Art Museum Seoul Korea
2005 - Plum Blossoms Gallery?CAmerican New York 
2005 Plum Blossoms Gallery, Hongkong ,China
2004 - Ji Dachun, Keumsan gallery, Korea. Ji Dachun, Art Beatus, Hong Kong
2001 - Ji Dachun, Soka Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2000 - Ji Dachun, Chinese Contemporary, London, UK and East Link Gallery, Shanghai, China
1999 - Ji Dachun, BASE Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Group Exhibitions: 
2010 - Fang Gallery – Grand Opening, Jakarta, Indonesia. Bazaar Art Jakarta 2010 – Indonesian Art Fair, Jakarta
2009 - China’s Revision, Eastation Gallery, Beijing, China
2008 - China’s Revision, Ludwig Museum, Koblenz, Germany. Liberation Feet — Contemporary Chinese Drawing, Ivan Dougherty Gallery,   Sydney,Australia. AURUM L’or dans l’art contemporain, Center PasquArt, Switzerland Case Studies of Artists in Art History and Art Critisism, SZ Art Center, Beijing   798, China. Note of Conception, Iberia Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing 798, China. China Gold, Muse e Maillol, Paris, France As Animals, Lausanne Art Museum, Switzerland.
2007 - The Power of Universe — Exhibition of Frontier Contemporary Chinese, Asia   Art Center, Beijing, China.  Absolute Images II, ARARIO Gallery, New York, USA. Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, Salzburg   Modern Art Museum, Austria. China — Facing Reality at MuMoK, Museum Modern Kunst Stiftung Ludwig   Wien, Vienna, Austria. Ge An Guan Huo, Evangelische Studierendengemeinde (Dietrich – Bonhoeffer – Haus), Kassel, Germany. 
2006 - New Interface, Liu Haisu Art Museum, Shanghai, China. The New China, Arario, Beijing, China. Opening exhibition LONGRUN ART Beijing, China. Yum Cha – Contemporary Chinese, Ray Hughes gallery, Sydney, Australia. “Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection”,   Hamburger Kunsthalle, Germany. ARCO 06, Madrid, Spain. Welcome, Welcome: Art-Beijing-Contemporary, Base gallery, Tokyo, Japan.  Art&Issue-China Korea exchange exhibition, Soka contemporary Space, Beijing The Self-made Generation: A Retrospective of New Chinese Painting,Zenda Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai
2005 - Exhilaration, Aura Gallery, Shanghai  
2005     Cartoon, Beijing, China  
2005     Yum Cha-Contemporary Chinese, Ray Hughes Gallery, Australia  
2005     Modern art of Beijing, Japan
2004 - Chicago International Art Fair, U.S.A  
2004     Democracy Forever, New York, Plum Blossoms Gallery  
2004     A New Expression of Asia & Australia, South of Taiwan Art Center, Taiwan
2003 - Chinese Contemporary, Ray Hughes Gallery, Australia  
2003    The Reach of Chinese Contemporary Art, Pusan, Korea
2002 - I’ve seen it all Aura gallery, Shanghai, China
2001 - Extra/Ordinary, Aura Gallery, Shanghai, The 1st Chengdu Biennale,   Chengdu, China
1998 - Still Life, Beijing, China
1997 - Another Modernism, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
1996 - Attended Reality: Present and Future, Art Garden Int’l Art Museum,Beijing, China
1993 - The 1st China Oil Painting Biennial Exhibition, National Art Museum   Beijing, China

Mou Boyan

1976 Born in Jinan, Shangdong Province, China
1997 Graduated from the Fine Arts School of the Central Academy of Fine Arts  
2002 Graduated from the Sculpture Department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts  
2005 Graduated from the Scultpure Department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts (master's degree) 

Selected Exhibitions:
2010 East/West: Visually Speaking, Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, University of Louisiana, Lafayette, USA
2009 Confliction and Confrontation - TAD Annual Fine Art Collection, TAD Associates INC. Interior Design, Shanghai, China
2009 Micro Paradise, My humble house art gallery, Taipei
2009  Chinetik - A collaboration between Museum Tinguely and Littmann Kulturprojekte, Basel, Switzerland
2009 China’s ReVision - the Opening Exhibition of Eastation Gallery, Eastation Gallery, Beijing, China
2009 Year Month Day, aye gallery, Beijing (solo)
2009 Year Month Day - Mu Boyan’s New Solo Exhibition, aye gallery, Beijing
2008 China’s ReVision, Ludwig Museum in Koblenz, Germany 2008 Chinese Fantasies - Found Museum Grand Opening, Found Museum, Beijing, China
2008 Together - the Nominated Exhibition of Contemporary Sculpture, Zero Field, Beijing, China
2007 Origin - the First Annual Moon River Sculpture Festival, Beijing, China
2007 Fatty at aye gallery, aye gallery, Beijing (solo)
2006 Naughty Kids - the Chinese Problem  Generation Born After 1970, Star Gallery, Beijing, China 2005 A Century of Sculpture - Shanghai City Sculpture Art Center Opening, Shanghai, China
2005 Naughty Kids, The Chinese Problem Generation Born After 1970, Beiijng Stargallery
2004 2nd Chengdu Biennial, Chengdu, China
2003 Bath Center, Bathhouse in Central Academy of Fine Arts

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Guo Jinyi

Guo Jinyi was born in Xinjiang in November of 1974. 1996 Guo Jinyi graduated from Xinjiang Changji Normal Academy. 2005 Guo Jinyi took part in Beijing Contemporary Art Exhibition. 2006 Guo Jinyi held individual exhibition in Zijin Qingge. 2007 He took part in Contemporary Art Exhibition in Bond Space.

Charlie Schreiner

Charlie Schreiner received his Master of Fine Arts Degree from the Rhode Island School of Design. Since 1972, he has designed office furniture for Herman Miller, Knoll, Haworth, and others in the contract furniture industry. He lives and works along the shores of Lake Michigan. Photography has always been an important tool in his business, and he also uses photography as an artistic medium, in which he now has begun to work more exclusively. He works in both color photography and alternative processes, particularly the daguerreotype.
While he has taken many different subjects, including still lifes, landscapes and portraits, his nude daguerreotypes and color photographs are perhaps his most significant and individualist work to date.Astonishingly creative for such a difficult medium as daguerreotypes, these striking and erotic nudes are startlingly contemporary, while offering homage to 19th-century images. His daguerreotype of a stretched-out nude odalisque that is lit by the light of a television set is just one example of this juxtaposition of centuries and sensibilities.

Schreiner's daguerreotypes have been exhibited at the George Eastman House in Rochester, NY; Ohio State University; the Tri-Cities Museum in Grand Haven, MI; the New England School of Photography in Boston; the Oakland Museum; the North Light Gallery, University of Arizona; A Photographers Place, New York City; the Atlanta History Center; the Henry Ford Museum; the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art; Grand Valley State University; Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA; 2004 International Fine Art Photography Exhibit, Ft. Collins, CO; Soho Photo, New York City, Best of Photography 2004.
Schreiner also received an honorable mention in the 2004 Lucie International Photography Awards.

Irakli Dzneladze

Irakli Dzneladze was born in Batumi, 11 November 1986. After graduating from seminary (9 Classes), he studied in St. Petersburg on the faculty of artist-restorer.
during his studies there, he realized that he was interested in photography. In 2003, he returned to Georgia and began to study at the Faculty of Journalism, in this period, he met an American photographer Samuel Wooten who became  Irakli's teacher in the technical side of photography. .

He works as a photographer since 2004.

has a few different projects, such as a funeral ceremony in Georgia