Zhong Chen

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UntitledBORN
Zhongshan, China, 1969

BIOGRAPHY
Zhong Chen was born in 1970 in Zhongshan, China and arrived in Australia at the age of 19 in 1989. Now residing in Melbourne, Chen has forged a successful career by exploring his trans-cultural identity. Chen’s work is proudly inspired by his Chinese heritage. His collections  examine, highlight and celebrate the cultural, political and historical relationships between  Australia and China, and their respective approaches to narrative and image making in contemporary art.
Zhong has exhibited extensively since 1995.

EDUCATION
1998  Masters of Fine Arts, Chelsea School of Art
1996  Bachelor of Visual Arts (honours), University of South Australia
1994  Diploma of Visual Arts, North Adelaide School of Art

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017  Hero and Beauty, Harvey Galleries, Sydney
2011  Eva Breuer Gallery, Sydney
2010  Australian High Commission, Singapore
2009  Eva Breuer Gallery, Sydney
2008  Metro 5 Gallery, Melbourne
2007  Eva Breuer Gallery, Sydney
2006  Small Paintings,  Eva Breuer Gallery, Sydney
Greenhill Galleries, Perth
2005  Shanghai Bund, Greenhill Galleries, Perth
Eva Breuer Gallery, Sydney
Metro 5 Gallery, Melbourne
International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York
2004  Shanghai Summer, Art Galleries Schubert, Gold Coast
Shanghai Night, Metro 5 Gallery, Melbourne
2003  Zhong Chen Recent Paintings, Eva Breuer Gallery, Sydney
2002  Metro 5 Gallery, Melbourne
2001  Eva Breuer Gallery, Sydney
The Alternative Museum, New York
Juliet,Juliet, Adelaide Central Gallery, Adelaide
Shaolin Spin Kick Combo, Studio 12, 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne
2000  Bird and Flower Portraiture, Span Galleries, Melbourne

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2012  Chinese Australia, Ausin Tung Gallery, Melbourne
2011  The Archibald Prize, The Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
2009  The Doug Moran Art Portrait Prize, Sydney
Salon Des Refuses, Sydney
Figurative Show, Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide
Home Coming Exhibition, Linda Gallery, Beijing
2008  The Archibald Prize, The Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
The Wynne Prize, The Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
Mao To Now, Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney
Singapore Art Fair, Singapore
Asian Art Fair, New York
Hong Kong Art Fair, Hong Kong
Motif Fine Art, Taiwan
The Doug Moran Art Portrait Prize, Sydney
2007  The Archibald Prize, The Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
2006  The Wynne Prize, The Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
2005  The Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize, Bendigo
Squared, Greenhill Galleries, Perth
2004  Xin Nian-Contemporary Australian Chinese Art, The Response Gallery, NGV, Victoria
SBS Art Award, Mannigham Gallery, Melbourne
2003  Redlands Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery
Salon Des Refuses, Sydney
2002  SBS Federation Art Award, Federation Square, National Gallery of Victoria
2001  Salon Des Refuses, Sydney;
Mediated Portraits, Mass Gallery, Sydney
Alice Art Prize, Alice Springs
Doug Moran Portrait Prize, Sydney
2000  Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne

SELECTED AWARDS
2009  Holding Redlich People’s Choice Award, Salon Des Refuses, Sydney
2005  Australia Council Grant ] three month residency at the International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York
2002  SBS Federation Art Award, Federation Square, Melbourne
2001  Australia Council Greene Street, New York Studio Residency
2000  The Ian Potter Cultural Trust
1999  Premier’s Award- Emerging Artist of the Year, ARTSA

COLLECTIONS
Art Gallery of South Australia
Gold Coast City Art Gallery
Western Mining Australia
Artbank
Sydney F.H Faulding and Co.
Adelaide, Macquarie University
BHP
SBS, Melbourne
Private Collections in Japan, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, London, New York and Australia.

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