Biography - Gao Brothers

Gao Zhen 1956 Born in Jinan,China
Gao Qiang 1962 Born in Jinan,China

 

The Gao Brothers are a pair of artist brothers based in Beijing.They have been collabo-rating on installation, performance, sculpture, photography works and writing since the mid1980s.Some of their works were published in "A History Of China Modern Art"," China Avant-garde Photography", "The Best Photography Of China",etc,and held in private and museums collections,such like Steven Cohen, Uli Sigg, Charles Saatchi,China National Museum,Centre Georges Pompidou,The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts,Princeton University Art Museum, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art,etc,in China and across the world.

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015 
Lost Landscape: Gao Brothers Photography Exhibition, Gao Brothers Center of Cotemporary Art, Beijing
The Gao Brothers: Between The Wall of Utopia,Ifa Gallery,Brussels,Belgium
Ruins: Gao Brothers Photography Exhibition , Shang Space, Beijing

2014 
The Gao Brothers: The Utopia of Construction,Museum of Art Detroit.,USA
The Utopia of 20 Minutes Embrace, RH Contemporary Art, New York, USA

2013 
Between Spiritual and Material Space: The Photographic World of the Gao Broters
Hua Gallery, London, UK
The Gao Brothers:The Execution of Christ: Albert Benamou Gallery, Paris, France

2012 
The Gao Brothers, Vue Privée Gallery – Art Stage Singapore, Singapore.

2011 
The Gao Brothers: Grandeur and Catharsis, Walsh Gallery, Chicago, USA.
The Gao Brothers, Galerie Post + García, Maastricht, Netherlands

2010 
The Gao Brothers: Grandeur and Catharsis,Kemper Museum Of Contemporary Art,Kansas City,USA
The Gao Brothers, Gallery Adrian David, Knokke-zoute ( Kustlaan 335), Belgium
The Gao Brothers, Duncan Miller Gallery, Los Angeles.USA.
Portrait: Gao Brothers'Painting Exhibition,China Art Archives & Warehouse, Beijing 

2008 
Sense of Space. Galerie Art Mûr, Montreal, Canada
Some Space for Humanity: Gao Brothers Photography Exhibition, Iaf Gallery,Shanghai. 
The Gao Brothers,Vallois Gallery, Paris, France
The Utipia of Construction,Gao Brothers Center For Contemporary Art,Beijing,China. 

2007 
The Gao Brothers, Albert Benamou Gallery, Paris.France.
The Gao Brothers, Limn Gallery, San Francisco.USA. 
The Utopia of 20 Minutes Embrace, Brandenburg Gate,Berlin.Germany.
Another World: Gao Brothers Photography Exhibition, Arles Photo Festival,France.
The Gao Brothers, Boxart Gallery,Verona,Italy.
The High Place: Gao Brothers Photography and Sculpture Exhibition", Beijing New Art Projects,Beijing.China.
The Miserable Prostitutes: Gao Brothers' Painting and Sculpture Exhibition,Gao Brothers Center For Contemporary Art,Beijing,China.
From China with Love: Gao Brothers Photography and Sculpture Exhibition, Walsh Gallery, Chicago,USA. 

2006 
Miss Mao: Gao Brothers Sculpture and Photography Exhibition, Krampf/Pei Gallery,New York.USA.
One and Together: Gao Brothers Photography Exhibition,Moscow House of Photography - Gallery on Solyanka,Moscow,Russia
The passage of Time: Gao Brothers Photography Exhibition, La Galerie Guislain Etats d' Art, Paris,France.
The Utopia of Hugging, London, Nottingham, Marseilles.
Trope of Body: Gao Brothers Photography Exhibition, Beijing New Art Projects,Beijing,China.

2005 
One Abandoned Building's Visual Story—Gao Brothers Photography Exhibition, Beijing New Art Projects,Beijing,China.

2002 
A Dinner With The Homeless People, performance, jinan, China

2001 
Embrace: Gao Brothers' New Works, Courtyard Gallery, Beijing,China.

2000 
Fuse: Gao Brothers' Photography, Eastlink Gallery, Shanghai, China.

1995 
The End of Mankind:Gao Brothers'Installations, Jinan Painting Institute, China. 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016 
Interwoven Abstractions - Gao Brothers and Le Guo, 
Hua Gallery, Contemporary Chinese Art Gallery Online
Stifled! More than Smog, Distance Gallery, Tianjin, China

2015 
Stifled ! More than Smog, Tree Gallery, Beijing, China
Beyond the Earth: The First Xian Contemporary Art Document Exhibition, Xian Art Museum, Xian, China
Shame, Museum Dr.Guislain, Gent, Belgium
Love In China, Yan Huang Art Museum,Beijing, China
Secret Love, Tropen Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dead: A Celebration of Morality, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Temporary Boundary: A Survey on China Censured Videos & Photographs, Paris-Beijing Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2014 
Outside the Lines: New Art from China, RH Contemporary Art, New York, USA

2013 
Like Thunder Out of China, Arsenal Montreal, Montreal, Canada

2012 
Un-Forbidden: the Post-Revolution of New Chinese Art. Macro Museum, Rome.

2011 
Drapeau rouge / Red Flag, Contemporary Chinese Art in Montreal Collections, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada
PINO PASCALI RETURN TO VENICE/APULIA CONTEMPORARY ART, Palazzo Bianchi Michiel dal Brusà, Venice. Italy
Verboten, Thomas Ammann Fine Art AG, Zurich, Switzerland
Pino Pascali. Return to Venice / Apulia Contemporary Art, Palazzo Michiel dal Brusà, Venice, Italy
Middle East, Middle Kingdom, Etemad Gallery, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
In God We Trust Contemporary Chinese Art, Bard College, New York, USA

2010 
Daegu Photo Biennale, Daegu Culture and Art Center, Daegu, Korea
Intramoenia Extra Art_MIRAGES, ALFONSO'S CASTLE OF BRINDISI, Italy
RESHAPING HISTORY: China Art from 2000 to 2009, National Conference Center, Beijing, China
State of the Dao: Chinese Contemporary Art, Lehman College Art Gallery, New York, USA
Hotbed: Shandong Contemporary Art, Sunshine International Museum, Beijing, China

2009 
Vancouer Biennale, Vancouver, Canada
ACTION—CAMERA, Beijing Performance Photography, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver, B.C. Canada
Madre Coraggio la mostra di Achille Bonito Oliva al Ravello Festival, Italy
Made In China, the Museum of New Art (MONA), Detroit, USA
THE VERY CONDITION, Wall Art Museum, Beijing.
CONTACT Photo Festival, Drake Hotel, Toronto,Canada.
Between the Sexes, Paris Beijing Photo Gallery, Beijin
Xun Dao: Searching for Spirituality in Contemporary Chinese Art, Frederieke Taylor Gallery, New York. 

2008 
Mahjong, Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, The Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, USA
The 2008 Fotofest 12th International Photography Biennial, Houston.
China…Forward: China Contemporary Art, TSUM,Moscow.
Ah!We: Chinese Contemporary Art 1978-2008, China National Theater, Beijing

2007 
Chinese Aroma-Huantie Times Chinese Art Invitation Exhibition, Huan Tie Times Art, Beijing
Made in Beijing: China Contemporary Art, Modern Art Museum of Hongik University, Seoul, Korea.
China Under Construction: Contemporary Art from the People's Republic, Beborah Colton Gallery, Houston, USA.
Exhibition Of Chinese Contemporary Social Art, The State Tretyakov Museum, Moscow, Russia. 
The Photographs of the Performance in China, Ying Art Center, Beijing, China
Dragon's Evolution, China Square Art Center, New York, USA.
Breathe: Shandong Contemporary Art Exhibition, Shandong Museum, Jinan, China. 

2006 
Ten Chinese Avant-garde Photographers, Asia Art Center, Beijing.
Photography of Gao Brothers, Matteo Basile and Raimondo Galeano, IL PONTE CONTEMPORANEA, Rome
Miss Mao, Black Projects, London Between Art and Architecture,798 Avant Gallery, New York. USA
Beijing-Soldiers at the Gates, Factory 798 Dashanzi Art District, Beijing
The First Annual Exhibition Of Chinese Contemporary Art, China Century Altar, Beijing, China.
My Space, Your Space, Walsh Gallery, Chicago, USA.
Brothers, Xin Dong Chen Space For Contemporary Art, Beijing
Ruins, Inova Art Center, Peckschool of Art, University of Wisconsion, Milwaukee, USA Field OF VIision:Beijing, Beijing New Art Projects, Beijing
5×7 Frame Decide the Attitude Exhibition in Pingyao International photography Festival, Pingyao, China
"Photographing China", The circumvallation site of Ming Dynasty, Beijing
"Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China", Santa Barbara Museum of Art, USA 

2005 
The Second Reality: Photographs From China,Piazza of Berlaymont building, European Commission. Brussels, Belgium
Field OF VIision: Extremes, The Institute For New Media, Frankfurt, Germany
The Gesture. Visual Library in progress, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece
Tian An Men - Tian An Men – Gate to Heaven, Foam Photography Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands A UTOPIA OF THE VISIBLE: 13 Outstanding Art Photographers In China, Beijing New Art Projects, 798 Art District, Beijing, China Placed in China, Walsh Gallery, Chicago, USA.
The Flower in th Ruin:Contemporary Image Exhibition,Niu Fang Depot, Macau
The City in 360 Degrees: French and Chinese Photographers in China, Beijing New Art Projects, 798 Art District, Beijing, China China Avant-Garde: Contemporary Chinese Art, ARENA, Santa Monica, USA
Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China, Victoria and Albert Museum London, UK
Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, USA 
Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, The David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, USA
Start To Fly: He Xiangning Art Museum OCAT Contemporary art Collection, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
Vehicle and Mirror Image, Beijing New Art Projects, Beijing, China
Pingyao International Photograpy Exhibition, Pingyao, China 

2004 
Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China, International Center of Photography and Asia Society, New York 
Tiananmen, Chinese Eyes Gallery, Paris 
Design the marble – 40 international artists in Carrara, Carrara, Italy 

2003 
The 2nd International Photo Festival of Rome". L' Officina, Rome, Italy 
Chinese Art Today, China Century Altar, Beijing
SOHO Contemporary Art Exhibition, SOHO Street, Beijing
Bare Androgyny - A group show of Contemporary Art, 798 Art Community, Beijing 

2002 
The First Triennial Of Chinese Arts. Guangzhou Art Museum. China 
Limits of Bodies, Shangrila, Beijing "2002 Pingyao International Photograpy Exhibition", Pingyao,China 

2001 
"The 5th Los Angeles International Biennale", Bergamot Station Arts Center, LA, USA 
The First Tirana Biennale, National
Gallery & Chinese Pavilion, Albania 
Nice International Photography Festival: Chinese Album, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nice, France 
Mao Y'a Pas Photo, the Espace d' Art Contemporain of La Rochelle, Paris
Rotate 360 - Chinese Plan Art Exhibition, Paragold Int'I Art Centre, Shanghai

2000 
China Avant-garde Artists Documents, Fukuoka Art Museum, Japan 
Portraits, Figures, Couples and Groups from the MCAF collection, BIZART, Shanghai, China. 
Family? ContemporaryArt Project, Yuexing International Furniture Center, Shanghai, China.
Man and Animal, performance show, Beijing, China. 

1999 
The 2nd Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Sculpture, Shenzhen, China.
The Documentary Exhibition of World Chinese Installation Art, Hongkong Art Commune, Hongkong.
The Picture and Writing Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Artists,. Gallery of Nanjing Teachers University, China. 
Out Of Control, Design Art Museum, Beijing, China. 

1996 
The Documentary Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Art, Chengdu, China

1992 
Guangzhou Biennale, Guangzhou, China

1989 
China Avant-Garde, China National Art Museum, Beijing, China.

1985 
Shandong Modern Art Exhibition, Jinan, China.