GAO BROTHERS

MISS MAO


 

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 collaborating on installation, performance, sculpture, photography works and writing since the mid 1980s. 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, including the Steven Cohen -, Uli Sigg - and Charles Saatchi private collection as well as the collections of the 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 and many others in China and across the world.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2013  

The Gao Brothers: The Execution of Christ: Albert Benamou Gallery, Paris, France
The Gao Brothers, Galerie Post + García, Maastricht, Netherlands

2012  

The Gao Brothers, Vue Privée Gallery – Art Stage Singapore, Singapore
The Utopia of 20 Minutes Embrace, at Piazza del Popolo, Rome, Italy

2011  

The Gao Brothers: Grandeur and Catharsis, Walsh Gallery, Chicago, USA

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

2012 
Un-Forbidden City: The Post-Revolution of New Chinese Art, Macro Museum, Rome, Italy
A History of Chinese Photography, Paris-Beijing Gallery - Hotel Winssinger, Brussels, Belgium
Secret Love, Ostasiatiska Museum, Stockholm, Sweden
Performing for the Camera, ASU Art Museum, Arizona State University, USA
Death, Showstudio, London, UK
Bridge Over Trouble, 798 Yi Zhao Space, 798 Art District, Beijing, China
Bore——Fear, 798 Yi Zhao Space, 798 Art District, Beijing, China

2011 
Drapeau rouge / Red Flag, Contemporary Chinese Art in Montreal Collections, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada
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  

Vancouver 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, Beijing
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, USA 
China…Forward: China Contemporary Art, TSUM, Moscow, Russia
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, China
Photography of Gao Brothers, Matteo Basile and Raimondo Galeano, IL PONTE CONTEMPORANEA, Rome, Italy
MissMao, Black Projects, London 
Between Art and Architecture, 798 Avant Gallery, New York, USA 
Beijing-Soldiers at the Gates, Factory 798, Dashanzi Art District, Beijing, China
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, China
Ruins, Inova Art Center, Peckschool of Art, University of Wisconsion, Milwaukee, USA
Field of Vision:Beijing, Beijing New Art Projects, Beijing, China
Post Electronic Image, MUSTBE Contemporary Art Center, Beijing, China 
5×7 Frame Decide the Attitude Exhibition in Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China
'Photographing China', The circumvallation site of Ming Dynasty, Beijing, China
"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 Vision: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
Unlimit: Gao Brothers, Huang Yan & Zhang Tiemei's Computerized Photography, Beijing New Art Projects, 798 Art District, Beijing, China
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
China Avant-Garde: Contemporary Chinese Art, ARENA, Santa Monica, USA
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
Forge The Fable, MUST BE CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER, Beijing,China 
SCRATCH-OR China-Singapore Digital Image Art Exhibition, Beijing New Art Projects, 798 Art District, 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, China
SOHO Contemporary Art Exhibition, SOHO Street, Beijing, China
Bare Androgyny - A group show of Contemporary Art, 798 Art Community, Beijing, China
 

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, France
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
International Fax Art Exhibition, Shanghai, China
 

1992

Guangzhou Biennale, Guangzhou, China
 

1989

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

1985

Shandong Modern Art Exhibition, Jinan, China


Selected Catalogues
"Some Space for Humanity -Gao Brothers Solo Exhibition", Ifa Gallery, Shanghai, 2008
"Gao Brothers", Vallois Gallery, Paris, France 2008 
"Gao Brothers", Albert Benamou Gallery, Paris, France 2007 
"Gao Brothers - Another World", Arles Photo Festival, 2007
"Gao Brothers", Boxart Gallery,Verona, 2007
"Gao Brothers' The High Place", Walsh Gallery, Chicago, 2007
"Gao Brothers - 1985-2005", Hunan Fine Arts Publishing House, 2006
"Gao Brothers -Miss Mao", Krampf/Pei Gallery, New York, 2006
"Gao Brothers' One And Together", Moscow House of Photography, Moscow, 2006
"Gao Brothers - The Passage Of Time", Paris, 2006
"Gao Brothers", The CourtYard Gallery Of Beijing, 2001
"Critical: The Great Crucifix Series & Other Works - Dialogue, Critical Discourse and Study on Gao Brothers' Art", Hunan Fine Arts Publishing House Of China, 1996