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Lei Yan

 (born 1965)
Lei Yan is active/lives in China.  Lei Yan is known for painting.

Lei Yan

Biography from Shanghai Hosane Auction Co., Ltd.

Yan Lei was 1965 born in Hebei, China.  He lives and works in Beijing and Hong Kong.

Solo Exhibitions:
2005 Super Lights, Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne, Switzerland. 2003 Climbing Space, Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne, Switzerland.
2002 Yan Lei Solo Exhibition, Galerie Loft, Paris.
2001 International Scenery, China Art Archives & Warehouse, Beijing.
1999 At the Frontiers of Capitalism, Museum of Site, Hong Kong .
1995 Invasion, Beijing Junior Art Theatre, Beijing.  Group Exhibitions.
2006.MoCA Envisage, Entry Gate: Chinese Aesthetics of Heterogeneity, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai.
A Continuous Dialogue, Galleria Continua, Beijing.
Xin Beijing Art Gallery First Exhibition, Beijing.
One Work: Hong Hao and Yan Lei, Taikang Top Space, Beijing.
On the Edge: Contemporary Chinese Artists Encounter the West, Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Massachusetts, USA and Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana, USA.
The Armory Show, New York.
Art 37 Basel, Switzerland. 
2005. The Second Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, China.
Out of Sight, De Appel Art Center, Amsterdam.
Mahjong - Chinese Contemporary Art from the Sigg Collection, Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland.
China: As Seen by Contemporary Chinese Artists, Spazio Oberdan, Milan, Italy.
Competition, CourtYard Gallery, Beijing.
Pictorial DNA Made in China, Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne, Switzerland.
On the Edge: Contemporary Chinese Artists Encounter the West, Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, California, USA.
Art 36 Basel, Switzerland. 
2004. A l'Est du Sud de l'Ouest, Villa Arson, Nice and Crac - Centre National d'Art Contemporain, S├Ęte, France.
Beyond Boundaries, Three on the Bund, Shanghai.
Open Sky, Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai.
Art 35 Basel, Switzerland.
2003. Zones of Urgency, 50th Biennale di Venezia, Italy. Alors, la Chine, Centre Pompidou, Paris.
Left Wing, Left Bank Community, Beijing. 
2002 . The Fifth System: Public Art in the Age of Post-Planning, 5th Shenzhen Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen.
Cidades, 25th Sao Paulo Biennale, Brazil.
The First Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, China.
Pause, The Fourth Gwangju Biennale, Korea. 
2001. Art Cologne, Germany.
Polypolis: Contemporary Art from South East Asia, Kunsthaus, Hamburg, Germany.
City Slang: The First Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art from the Pearl River Delta, Artist Commune, Hong Kong. Chengdu Biennale, Chengdu Museum, China. 
1999 . Unusual & Usual Contemporary Art Exhibition, Yuangong Modern Art Museum, Shanghai.
The Contemporary Art Exhibition China, Korea and Japan, Museum of Pusan University, Korea.
Fast Forward - Video Art Exhibition from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, Macau Contemporary Art Centre, Macau. Unveiled Reality, Contemporary Chinese Photography, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. 
1998. China Maze, Gallery OTSO, Espoo, Finland.
Images Telling Stories (Beautiful like Materialism), Shanghai University Art Museum. 
1997. It's Me, Tai Temple of the Forbidden City, Beijing.  1996.
New Asia, New City, New Art '97, China - Korean Contemporary Art Exhibition, Shanghai Contemporary Art Museum. 
1995. Phenomenon and Image, Gallery of Zhejing Academy of Fine Arts, Hangzhou, China.
1994. China's New Art: Post ' 89, Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada. 
1993. Exhibition of Contemporary Photography from Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, Hong Kong Arts Centre. 
1989. China's New Art: Post ' 89, Hong Kong Arts Centre. China/Avant-Garde, China Art Museum, Beijing.

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About  Lei Yan

Born:  1965 - Hebei, China
Known for:  painting