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1955 Born in Shanghai
1973 At Shanghai Fine-Arts and Craft School
1976 Professor of Shanghai Fine-Arts and Craft School
1978 At Shanghai Drama Institute, speciality: stage design
1982 Professor of Shanghai Drama Institute
1986 At Ecole Nationale Superieur des Beaux-Arts de Paris
1989 At Institut des Hautes Etudes en Arts Plastiques of Paris
1991 Visiting artist-professor at Ecole Nationale Superieur des Beaux-Arts de Paris
1993-95 Professor at Institut des Hautes Etudes en Arts Plastiques of Paris
1997 Visiting professor at CCA, Center for Contemporary Art, Kitakyushu, Japan
1995-99 Professor at Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts of Nancy, France
Lives and works in Paris
Grants and Prizes
1999 Annie Wang Foundation for Art, Hong Kong
1998 Annie Wang Foundation for Art, Hong Kong
1997 Penny McCall Foundation, New York
'97 Kwangju Biennale Award, South Korea
1996 Penny McCall Foundation, New York
Fonds d'Incitation a la Creation, France Culture Ministry, Paris
1995 The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York
1993 Fonds d'Incitation a la Creation, France Culture Ministry, Paris
1992 Fonds d'Incitation a la Creation, France Culture Ministry, Paris
1991 Foundation Erwin und Gisela von Steiner, Munich
1990 The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York
1989 L'Institut des Hautes Etudes en Arts Plastiques of Paris, Paris
Selected Solo Exhibition (from 1990)
2000 Nightly Imprecation, Art & Public, Geneva
In Praise of Black Magic, GAM, Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea -
 Turin (cat)
Jardin Lavoir, Cimaise & Portique - Centre Departemental d'Art Contemporain, Albi,
France (cat)
Six Roots, MOCA - Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb (cat)
Dancing Body Drumming Mind, Deitch Projects, New York
Field of Synergy, Continua Gallery, San Gimignano, Italy
One Bed, Different Dreams, Ghislaine Hussenot Gallery (FIAC), Paris
Daily Incantations, Museum of the Music, Paris
1999 Between Therapy and Meditation, ADDC-Espace Culturel François
  Mitterand, Perigueux, France (cat)
1998 Chen Zhen and Ken Lum, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver
In(ter)fection: Chen Zhen and Nari Ward, in the framework of Archipelago: Crash Between Islands - Stockholm, Cultural Capital of Europe '98, National Maritime Museum, Stockholm (cat)
Jue Chang / Fifty Strokes to Each, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Helena Rubinstein Pavilion for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv (cat)
Between Therapy and Meditation, Ghislaine Hussenot Gallery, Paris
1997 Fu Dao / Fu Dao, Upside-down Buddha / Arrival at Good Forture,
CCA, Center for Contemporary Art, Kitakyushu, Japan (book)
1996 Daily Incantations, Deitch Projects, New York
Permanent Digestion, Musee Leon Dierx, La Reunion, France (cat)
Chen Zhen, Centre International d'Art Contemporain, Montreal (cat)
1995 Field of Purification, Ghislaine Hussenot Gallery, Paris
No Way to Sky, No Door to Earth, Jean Bernier Gallery, Athens
1994 Field of Waste, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (video-cat)
Chen Zhen, Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts of Nancy, France
1993 Polymorph, Michel Rein Gallery, Tours, France
Light of Confession, Centraal Museum Utrecht, Holland
Room of Altars, Lumen Travo Gallery, Amsterdam
The Fire - Water as a Purification, Dany Keller Gallery, Munich
1992 Re-birth Door, Espaces des Arts, Colomiers, France (cat)
Objects Illuminated during the Night, Vivita Gallery, Florence
Sleeping Tao, Le Magasin, Centre National d'Art Contemporain de Grenoble,
Grenoble (cat)
Future Eruption, Arts 04, Centre d'Art Contemporain de St-Remy-de-
Provence, France (cat)
1991 Chen Zhen, Valentina Moncada Gallery, Rome (cat)
Chen Zhen, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts of Paris (cat)
Momification of Ready-made, Dany Keller Gallery, Munich
1990 Chen Zhen, Hangar 028, Paris, with the collaboration of Musee
Departemental des Vosges (cat)
Selected Group Exhibitions (from 1990)
1990 Chen Zhen, Hangar 028, Paris, with the collaboration of Musee
Departemental des Vosges (cat)
2000 Art Grandeur Nature, Parc Departemental de la Courneuve, La Seine-Saint-
Denis, France
The Quiet in the Land: Everyday Life, Contemporary Art and Projeto Axe, curated
  by France Morin, MOMA, Museum of Modern Art of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil
Parisien(ne)s, curated by Hou Hanru, Eveline Jouanno, Marie-Sophie Carron and
Aurelie Voltz, ARC, Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris
Collection, Kirishima Open-Air Museum, Kagoshima, Japan
Continental Shift, Ludwig Forum, Achen, Germany
Playground & Toys for Refugee Children, organised by Art for the World, Musee
  International de la Croix Rouge, Geneva
1999 Cities on the Move, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Hou Hanru, Louisiana
Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek; Hayward Gallery, Londre et Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
Tales of the Tip, organised by Fundament Foundation et Praktijkbureau Beeldende Kunstopdrachten of the Mondrian Foundantion, Breda, Holland
Jardin Secret, curated by Jean Louis Pradel, Hopital Charles Foix, Ivry s/Seine, France
Magical Reality of Unnatural, curated by Jerome Sans, Kunsthause Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria
Aperto over All, 48th Venice Biennale, Venice
Between Artificial and Nature, curated by Giovanna Nicoletti, Brunico, Italy
In de Ban Van de Ring, curated by Annemie Van Laethem, Provenciaal
Centrum voor Beeldende Kunsten, Hasselt, Belgium
The Quiet in the Land: Everyday Life, Contemporary Art and Projeto Axe, curated by France Morin, Salvador, Bresille
Let's get Lost, curated by Jerome sans, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London
Street Life, curated by Jerome Sans Project Row House, Houston
3rd Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
Kunstwelten im Dialog, curated by Marc Scheps, Museum Ludwig, Cologne
The 1999 Carnegie International, curated Madeleine Grynstejn, Carnegie Museum
of Art, Pittsburgh
1998 Futur a Rencontrer, Passage de Retz, Paris
Passage(s), Centre International d'Art Contemporain, Montrael
The Edge of Awareness, organised by Art for the World, Headquarters of
WHO, Geneva; PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York and SESC de
Pompeia, São Paulo, (cat)
Cities on the Move, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Hou Hanru, capcMusee d'art contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France; P.S.1 Contemporary Art Centre, New York
The Quiet In The Land, curated by France Morin, ICA, Boston, USA
Desire of Home, Kunsthalle Tyrol, Tyrol, Austria
1st Biennale de Montreal, curated by Claude Gosselin, Montreal
1998 Taipei Biennial: Site of Desire, curated by Fumio Nanjo, Taipei Fine
Arts Museum, Taiwan (cat)
Global Vision - new art from the 90's, curated by Katerina Gregos, The Dakis Joannou Collection - Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens (cat)
Gare de l'Est, curated by Hou Hanru and Enrico Lunghi, Casino de Luxembourg, Luxembourg (cat)
1997 Parisien/ne/s, curated by Hou Han-ru Camden Art Centre, Londre, England (cat)
Fueki-Ryuko: Chinese Contemporary Art at the Midst of Changing Surroundings, organised by Nanjo and Associates in three cities : Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka, Japan (cat)
Meditations, organised by Art for the World, Medersa lbn Youssef, Marrakech, Morocco (cat)
L'Autre, Lyon Biennale, curated by Harald Szeemann, Maison de Lyon, Lyon, France (cat)
In-between the Limits, curated by Fei Da-wei, Sonje Museum of Contemporary Art, South Korea (cat)
The Quiet In The Land, curated by France Morin, ICA, Maine College for Art, Portland, USA
Hybrid, Kwangju Biennale, curated by Richard Koshalek, Kwangju, Korea (cat)
Hong Kong, etc., 2nd Johannesburg Biennale 1997, curated by Hou Hanru, Johannesburg, South Africa (cat)
Cities on the Moves, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Hou Hanru,
Wiener Secession, Wien (cat)
Artist Projects, The Re-openning Show of P.S.I Museum, P.S.1 Museum, New York
1996 1rst Shanghai Art Biennial, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai (cat)
Artistes Français de A a Z, Gabrielle Maubrie Gallery, Paris
Shopping, Deitch Projects, New York (cat)
Sites et Artistes, Villette-Amazone, Paris (cat)
Origin and Myths of Fire, The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Japan (cat)
The Quiet In The Land, curated by France Morin, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, USA (cat)
1995 Dialogue de Paix, curated by Adelina.V. Furstenberg, Palais des Nations
  Unies, Geneva (cat)
25 Jahre Galerie, Dany Keller Gallery (cat)
10e Bourse d'Art Monumental d'Ivry, Centre d'Art Contemporain d'Ivry, Ivry,
  France (cat)
On Board, curated by Jerome Sans & Karin Schorm, Venice Biennial (cat)
Shopping, capcMusee d'art contemporain de Bordeaux (cat)
Aperto 95, le Nouveau Musee, Villeurban(ne, France (cat)
Dada-Fluxus-Tecno, Vivita Gallery, Florence
Infra sound, curated by Jerome Sans, Woche die Bildenden Kunst, Hamburg
  (cat)
1994 L'œuvre a-t-elle lieu?, curated by Daniel Buren, Witte de With, Centre for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam (cat)
in alter parole, Valentina Moncada Gallery, Rome
Out of the Centre, curated by Hou Hanru and Jari-Pekka Vanhala, Pori Art Museum, Finland (cat)
Le Shuttle, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien Berlin, Berlin
Heart of Darkness, curated by Marianne Brouwer, Kroller-Mûller Museum,
Otterlo, Holland (cat)
1993 Energotopes, curated by Demosthenes Davvetas, French Institute of Athens,
  Centre d'Art Contemporain Ileana Tounta of Athens and French
Institute of Salonique (cat)
PROSPECT 1993, Frankfurter Kunstverein and Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt (cat)
Plotzlich ist eine Zeit hereingebrochen, in der alles moglich sein solite, curated by Udo Kittelman, Kunstverein Ludwigsburg, Ludwigsburg
Devant, le futur, curated by Pontus Hulten, Taejon Expo'93, South Korea
  (cat)
Tresors de Voyage, curated by Adelina. v. Furstenberg, Venice Biennial (cat)
Before the sound of the beep — a Parisian exhibition, curated by Jerome
  Sans, in 22 galleries, Paris (cat)
Concession perpetuelle, Museum Leon Dierx, La Reunion (cat)
The Silent Energy, curated by David Elliot, The Museum of Modern Art Oxford, Oxford (cat)
Rencontres dans un couloir, curated by Hou Hanru, 12 Rue Lacordaire 15ere, Paris
Talatta, Talatta, curated by Achille Bonito Oliva, Museo Internazionale d'Art
  Contemporanea Termoli, Italy (cat)
Viennes Story, curated by Jerome Sans, Wiener Secession, Wien (cat)
1992 Allocaties/Allocations - Art for a natural and artificial environment, curated by
  Maria-Rosa Boezem, Floriade den Haag-Zœtermeer, Holland (cat)
3011, curated by Jerome Sans, Gallery des Archives, Paris
La technologie dans l'art, Vivita Gallery, Florence
Paesaggio con Rovine, curated by Achille Bonito Oliva, Museo Civico di Arte
  Contemporanea, Gibellina, Italy (cat)
1991 Sous le signe de …, Centre Lotois d'Art Contemporain, Figeac, France (cat)
Parcours Prives, curated by Adelina. v. Furstenberg, Paris (cat)
L'Art de la Lecture, FRAC, Alsace, France (cat)
East Wind, Asian American Art's Center, New York
1990 Laboratoire, curated by Pontus Hulten, Russia Museum, Leningrad (cat)
Chine Demain Pour Hier, curated by Fei Da-Wei, Pourriere, France (cat)
Von mir aus, Dany Keller Gallery, Munich (cat)

 

Bibliography Articles
2000
Fabiola PALMERI, Lo Zen o l'arte della magia nera, II Giomale dell'Arte, 04/2000
Alberto FIZ, II mercato guarda a oriente, Milano Finanza, 01/04/2000
Lisa PAROLA, Arrivano i ‘cortocircuiti'di Chen Zhen, La Stampa, 13/04/2000
Adelinda ALLEGRETTI, L'arte magica fuggita dall'oriente comunista, II Giomale del Piemonte, 18/04/2000
Fabiola PALMERI, La scultura come cura, in Vernissage, NO 6, May 2000, P. 15
Veronique BOURUET-AUBERTOT, Chen Zhen, Le fugitif spirituel in Beaux Arts, NO192, May, P. 42
Hou HANRU and Hans-Ulrich OBRIST, Cities on the move-a dialogue, in Art Asia Pacific, NO 25, P. 73-74
Yu Hsiao-Hwei, A seminar of global culture between chickens and ducks in a confused time-space, in Chinese Art News, NO32, May, P.84
Yu Hsiao-Hwei, Chen Zhen, Jardin Lavoir, in Chinese Art News, NO 34, July, P.68
France MORIN, The Quiet in the land : Resistance and Healing through Art, in Art Journal, NO 59, Spring, P. 7-10
Eleanor HEARTNY, Chen Zhen, Between Cultures, in Art Press, NO260, September, P. 22-26
Jean-Marie GAVALDA, L'art va bon tram, in Liberation, 17th August, P. 28
Le Train Tram Art in Actualite, in Beaux Arts, NO 195, August, P.10
1999
Harry BELLET, L'exposition internationale de la Biennale de Venise pulverise les bastions nationnaux Le Monde, 16 June
 Chen Zhen ‘'Exporama''Art press, No243, February
 Chen Zhen, Art Magazine, ( Japanese Review), September, p. 22
"Chen Zhen",  Exporama Art press No243, February, p.8
Pasquale CHESSA Al gran circo di Venezia, Panorama, 17 June
Roderick CONWAY MORRIS, Biennale Celebrates the Local International Herald Tribune, [ ? June], p.6
Francesca DAL LAGO, Open and Everywhere, Art. Asiapacific, p. 24-26
Charles DARWENT, Messiness is the message Nom du Journal 30 May
Gillo DORFLES, Video, foto, marchingegni. E la pittura ? and Renato BARILLI Ufficio smistamento : per andare altrove Corriere della Sera, 12 June
Nathalie FABER, Krachtig web van vuilniszkken Nom du Journal 15 May
Dominique GODFREY La Chine, le corps et l'esprit Sud-Ouest Dimanche, 21 February, p.29
Peter de GRAAF, Smerge etterbuil stijgt op uit fraai landschap Nom du Journal, 3 May
Eleanor HEARTNEY, Report from Montreal Art America, February
Patricia C. JOHNSON,  An international group of artists finds provocative ways to bring cultures together Houston CHronicle, 24 Sunday, October, p. 8-9
Michael KIMMELMAN, the art of the moment (and Only for the Moment) The New York Times, 1 April, p.1 and 34
George KNOTT, The urban roller-coaster ride Building Design, 21 May
Andrew O'HAGAN, The show must go on The Gardian, 15 May
Lidia PANZERI, Venezia, Biennale vademecum Il Giornale dell'Arte, June
Paolo RIZZI, Finalmente l'arte impara a divertisi Il Gazzettimo di Venezia, 10 June
Ralph RUGOFF, Easter promise turns to nightmare Nom du Journal, 22 March
Jerome SANS, Chen Zhen, Les inrockuptibles, suppement of No202, 9 June
Adrian SEARLE, Take a left at Hong, a right at kuala Lumpur and there you are...London The Guardian, 19 May
Robert STORR and Harald SZEEMAN, Prince of Tides in Artoforum, May, p.164
Paolo VAGHEGGI, Un grande circo allegro La Republica, 11 June
Marco VALLORA, Una biennale sulle labbra di Monica La Stampa No 157,10 June, p.25
Paola van de VELDE, De mens gaat ten onder aan zijn afval Telegraaph, (Holland) 7 May
Marcia E. VETROCQ, The Venice Biennale Art in America, septembre, p.93
Amy WOETEN, Kunstenaars laten zich inspireren door wat ooit is weggegooid Nieuw Ginneken, 28 April
 Entre Orient et Occident in Sud Ouest, 12 fevrier, [ N.S ]
 Chen Zhen, restons zen, in L'Echo Dordogne, 10 fevrier, [ N.S. ]
 Decouverte de l'oeuvre et rencontres avec Chen Zhen Dordogne Libre, 9 February, [ N.S.]
 Perigueux Chen Zhen Flash, No178, March, p.35
Richard CORK, Does every city end up like this ? in The Times, 19 May
,, La depêche du midi (Supplement week end), 12 mars, ed. du Grand Toulouse, [ N.S. ]
Eric MEZIL, L'attirail de Chine in Beaux-Arts (numero special), 15 December, p.226-229
Giancarlo POLITI, The Venice Biennale, in Flesh Art, NO 208, October, P. 77
Fei DAWEI, Twenty Chinese Artists, in Flesh Art, NO 208, October, P. 82-83
1997
Jennifer GOUELLE, Chen Zhen, Parachute, March, p.33-34
Leslie CAMHI, Seeing and Believing, Village Voice, 2 September
Martin COOMER, Parisien(ne)s, Time Out, No52, 12-19 March
John CHRISTAKOS, Surprises from China, The Daily Yomiuri, Tokyo,
Sarah CURTIS, Quiet Confidants, World Art,
Clementine DELISS, Meditations: Resisting the Seduction of the Space, Atlantica, No17, p.17
Helena KONTOVA, Meditations in Marrakech, Flash Art, May-June, p.49,
Kay LARSON, A Month in Shaker Country, New York Times, 10 August
Sarah McFADDEN, The Other Biennial, Art in America, No85, November, p.91
Satoru NAGOYA, Immutability and Fashion, Flash Art, May-June, p. 110-111
Catherine MILLET, Unmapping the earth in Art press No230, December, p.65
Cate McQUAID, Maine's ‘Quiet in the land'plumbs art of Shaker life, The Boston Globe, 15 August
Franklin SIRMANS Harald Szeemann (interview) in Flash Art No195, autumn, p.89
Harald SZEEMAN, "catalogue of the exhibition L'autre", Lyon Bienniale, Flash Art, No 195, summer
Antonio ZAYA, Meditations: On Spirituality in Art, Atlantica, No17, p. 112-113
,Modern artists try to out vanishing lifestyle, The Globe and Mail, 23 August
 Tokyo Walker, 11 March
 New Art News, Tokyo, March
 Artists, Taiwan, March
 Men's Walker, Tokyo, 12 March,
Shukan Playboy, Tokyo, 11 February
Art Journal, Vol. 12, Tokyo
Asahi Graph, 14 March, Japan
Art Monthly, Vol. 258, Tokyo, March
Aera, NO14, Tokyo, Mars
Nen's Non-no, NO April, Japan
Art & Visual, Spring, Japan
Nikkei Art No3, Vol.10, Japan, April
Elle, No150, Tokyo, April
1998
Milou ALLERHOLM, Views Siksi, p.80
Genevieve BREERETTE, A geneve, l'art contemporain affiche une certaine sante Le Monde, 1 July
Anne DAGBERT, Un futur a rencontrer Art press, No233, mars, p. IX
Eleanor HEARTNEY, The Return of the Red-Brick Alternative, Art in America, January, p.58
Eleanor HEARTNEY, La reouverture de PSI (, P.S.1 Reopens), Art press, No231, january p.70-71
Satoru NAGOYA, Dangers of Postmodern Global Conditions Flash Art, vol.XXXI No198, January, p. 73
Laurie PALMER, Montreal Biennale Frieze
Cheryl SIMON et Fred Mc SHERRY, Destination : Montreal in International contempory art Magazine, novembre-janvier
Andrew SOLOMON, As Asia Regroups, Art has a new Urgency The New York Times, 23 août, p.31
Richard VINE, Post-Mao Artists in New York Art in America, September, p.117
- Alice YANG, Chen Zhen Why Asia ?, New York Press, p 57-59
1996
 Sylvie AMAR, Walk in the Soho Side etc., Art Press, No215, July-August, p. 68-69
Thierry BARAT Le destin identitaire de Chen Zhen, Le Quotodien, La Reunion, 21 June
Max BRUINSMA, Heart of Darkness Metropolism No1, Amsterdam
David DUBOURD Cene de la vie quotidienne, Le Journal de L'Ile, La Reunion 21 June
Laure MURAT, Visite tres privee chez les plus grands collectionneurs, Beaux Arts, No11,January, p.56
Jerome SANS, Chen Zhen, Artforum, No 34, january, p.92
Roberta SMITH, Culture and Commerce Live Side by Side in Soho, New York Times, 13 September
Sundaram TAGORE, U.N. 50eth Anniversary Exhibition at the League of Nations Building and Ariana Park in Asian Art News, p. 80
Alice YANG, Daily Incatations, World Art, No4, p. 85
1995
Sylvie AMAR, A Few Reflections on L'oeuvre a t-elle lieu ?, Witte de With Cahier, No3, February, p.44-47
Inels ANSELMI, Dialogues de Paix, Kunstforum, No132, November 1995- January1996, p.322-325
Christoph DOSWALD, Biennale de Venise Kunstforum, No131, August-October, p.174
Janet KOPLOS, Huang Yong Ping and Chen Zhen at the New Museum, Art in America, No 83, January, p. 104-105
Alan RIDING, Politics, This is Art. Art, This Is Politics, New York Times, 10 August, c11, c15
Stefan ROMER, Le Shuttle, Kunstforum, No129, January-April, p.339-340
Mary SINANIDIS, Chen Zhen's Greek Connection, Athens News 24 October
Lee Sanders JUNG, Chinese Hand Laundry & Field of Waste, Space South Korea
Kunstler Liefern Politikern Denkanstosse, Zurichsee-Zeitung 15 July
 Weltkunst reflektiert Weltpolitik, Badener Tagblatt 21 July
1994
- Hollan COTTER, Installations Addressing Ethnic Identity - Chen Zhen/Huang Yong Ping, New York Times, 20 May
Kim LEVIN, Chen Zhen/Huang Yong Ping, The Village Voice, 31 May
Bernard MARCELIS, L'oeuvre a-t-elle lieu ? (Does the Work of Art Take Place), Art press, No193, July-August, p.166
Barbara U. SCHMIDT, Chen Zhen, the Fire-Water as the Purification, Kritik No1, p.116
Marianne VERMEIJDEN, Met een gasmasker op naar gedroogde mest kijken, NRC Handelsblad, 25 March
Janneke WESSELING, Reageren op het niets, NRC Handelsblad 22 April
YU Yi-Qing, Chen Zhen & Huang Yong Ping" World Weekly 22 May
1993
Hanru HOU, Zen and the Art of Contemporary China Flash Art, No173, November-December, p. 64
Michel GIROUD, Chen Zhen, Kanaleurope
Gert GLIEWE, Widerstand mit Bildern, AZ feuilleton 9 December
Rainer METZGER, Prospect ‘93'Kunstforum, No123, p. 306-309
Philippe PIGUET, Chen Zhen, La Croix 4 July
Birgit SONNA, Aktuell in Munchner Galerien, Suddeutsche Zeitung Nr. 288, 14 June
1992
Ami BARAK, Entre chien et loup, Chen Zhen, Pat Steir, Art press, No172, p.85
Bernadette BOST, Les sens et la voie, Le Monde, 12 June
Seretto CINCINELLI, Chen Zhen, Flash Art, No168, Milan, June-July, p.124
Marguerite GASTON, Muraille 8, Chen Zhen a l'Espace des Arts, Flash, Toulouse, April
Herve GAUVILLE, Chen Zhen a Colomiers, Liberation, Paris, 16 April
Eleanor HEARTNEY, Skeptics in Utopia, Art in America, No80, July, p.76-81
Miche JAMMETl, Chen Zhen a l'Espace des Arts, le plasticien de la recuperation, La Depêche du Midi, Toulouse, 1April
Manuel JOVER, Chen Zhen, Beaux Arts, No104, Paris, September, p.113
Luk LAMBRECHT, MAGASIN, DE MORGEN, 20 June
Jean PAGNEUX, Le fil d'ariane, L'ARGUS DE LA PRESSE, 6 June
Sylvie PERRARD, Trois parcours differents, Le Dauphine Libere, 22 July
Silvia SPERANDIO, Totem quotidiani Brillano nella sacra notte, Arte, No 228, April, p.23
Chen Zhen a Grenoble, Le Monde, 10 July
1991
Gabrella DALESIO, Chen Zhen, Segno, February-March, p.101-102
Cynthia GUTTMAN, Mao's Children Fly Avant-Garde Flag, Internatinal Herald Tribune, Arts and Antiques, 26-27 October
Giovanni IOVANE, Chen Zhen, Titolo, Spring
1990
Marion ALDIGHIERI, Des chinois chez Cezanne, L'Autre Journal, 1July
Mario de CANDIA, Il Piacere dell'Occhio, Travarome, 31 January
Chen Zhen, Flash Art, Milan, April/May
Vittoria COEN, Chen Zhen, Art-Magazine, No 54, October-November
Anna Maria CORBI, Chen Zhen, il superamento dell'oggetto, Next, Summer
Gabriella DALISIO, Chen Zhen, Segno No 101-102, February/March
Laurence DEBECQUE-MICHEL, Chine demain pour hier, Art press, No151, October, p.102-103
Friederike GANZLEN, Die Spur des Dinge, Chen Zhen's Aussetellung 'Ready- made Mummification', Das Neue China, December, p. 35-36
Guglielmo GIOVANELLI, Il giovane Chen Zhen al suo primo vernissage, Roma, 11 February
Cynthia GUTTMAN, Mao's children fly avant-garde flag, International Herald Tribune, 26-27 October
Domenico GUZZI, Cosi un cinese diventa neoeuropeo, Arte, February
Alain LEAUTHIER, Un parapluie chinois sur la dissection provençale, Liberation 16 July
Herve LEGROS, Nuit de Chine a Pourrieres, Beaux-Arts, No81, Paris, July-August
Christoph WIEDEMANN, 'Grenzganger', Kulturschock als Motor, Noema Art Journal, October, p.22
Bibliography: Exhibitions Catalogues
2000
Giovanni Maria PACE, Alessandra PACE (interview), A conversation about the praise of Black Magic, in cat. Chen Zhen - In Praise of Black Magic, GAM Galleria Civica d'Art Moderna e Centemporanea, Turin, P. 45-51
Daniel BUREN (interview), A conversation Between Daniel Buren and Chen Zhen, in Chen Zhen - In Praise of Black Magic, GAM Galleria Civica d'Art Moderna e Centemporanea, Turin, P. 97-109
Aline PUJO, La metaphore du ‘Jardin de la clarte parfaite', in cat. Art Grandeur Nature, Departement de la Seine-Saint-Denis, France, P. 10-11
France MORIN, The Quiet in the land : Resistance and Healing through Art, in cat. The Quiet in the Land - everyday life, contemporary art and Projeto Axe, Museum of Modern Art of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil, P. 28-41
France MORIN, Chen Zhen - Beyond the Vulnerability, in cat. The Quiet in the Land - everyday life, contemporary art and Projeto Axe, Museum of Modern Art of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil, P. 106-107
1999
 Chen Zhen in cat. Carnegie International 1999/2000, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, p.94-95
 Chen Zhen in cat. Cities on the move 4, Louisiana, p.85
 Chen Zhen in cat. Naturally art, Germany, Kunsthaus Bregenz, p.128-130
Chen Zhen, in Album ZOO, issue NO 3 October, P. 202-203
Francesco BONAMI et Hans-Ulrich OBRIST in cat. Dreams, Chen Zhen, Italy, ed. Castelvecchi, arte, p.125
Monica DEMATTE, Chen Zhen in cat. La Biennale di Venezia, 48e Esposione Internazionale d'Arte, (English ed.) p. 98-99
Madeleine GRYNSZTEJN in cat. Carnegie International 1999-2000, Pennsylvania, vol.1, p.120, 200
Hou HANRU, Chen Zhen in cat. Beyond the Future, The third Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contempory Art, Australia, Queensland Art Gallery, p.198-199
Hou HANRU et Hans-Ulrich OBRIST, Cities on the Move in cat. Cities on the move, Hayward Gallery London, p.10-15
Jerome SANS (interview) in cat. Chen Zhen, Culture Space of François Mitterrand, Perrigueux.
Sandra SMALLENBURG Chen Zhen, in cat. Panorama 2000, Utrecht, Centraal Museum, p. 40-41
Yilmaz YILMAZ, Chen Zhen in cat Kunst-welten im dialog, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, p.394-395
1998
 Chen Zhen, in cat. Sehnsucht Heimat, Salzlager Hall, Kunsthall Tirol, p.21
 Chen Zhen in cat. Concession perpetuelle IV, Saint-Denis, Musee Leon Dierx, [N.P.]
 Chen Zhen in cat. Chronologie: artistes français en Israël 1988-1998, chap. 98, [N.P.]
 Chen Zhen in cat. The edge of Awareness, Geneve, New York, Sao Paulo, New Delhi, p.216-217
Xian ZHU and Chen Zhen, Transexperiences in cat. Transexperiences\ Chen Zhen, CCA- Center for Contempory Art, Kitakyushu, Japan
Claude GOSSELIN, Chen Zhen, Reflexions ou culture in cat. Chen Zhen, Centre International d'Art Contemporain, Montreal, p.39-41
Hou HANRU, Transexperiences of a ‘Spiritual Runaway', in cat. Chen Zhen, Centre International d'Art Contemporain, p.42-43
Enrico LUNGHI (interview), Chen zhen, in cat. Gare de l'est, Paris, p.33-37
Fumio NANJO, Chen Zhen in cat. Tapei Biennal p. 54-57
Manos STEFANIDIS in cat. Global vision II, New York, 1998
Aline Pujo, Silent Paces, in cat. Silent Paces, edited by Aline Pujo,
1997
Hou HANRU, Chen Zen (interview) in cat. Parisiennes, p.40-43
 Chen Zhen in cat. Cities on the move, CAPC musee d'art contemporain de Bordeaux, chapitre 3, ed. Hou Hanru et Hans Ulrich OBRIST
Harald SZEEMANN, in cat. L'autre, 4th Lyon Biennale
Fumio NANJO, in cat. Immutability and Fashion: Chinese Contemporary Art in the Midst of Changing Surroundings, Immutability and Fashion, Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka, Japan
Fei DAWEI, In-between the Limits, in cat. In-between the limits, Sonje Museum of Contemporary Art, Kyungju, South Korea
Hou HANRU, Hong Kong etc., in cat. Johannesburg Biennale, South Africa
Richard KOSHALEK, Meditations on Hybrid Art, in cat. Kwangju Biennale, South Korea
Akiko MIKI, Chen Zhen in cat. Immutability and Fashion, p. 18-19 et p.33
Peter WEIBEL, in cat. Inklusion : exklusion
1996
François CHEVAL, in cat. Chen Zhen: La digestion perpetuelle, Musee Leon Dierx, La Reunion
1995
V. Adelina FURSTENBERG in cat. Dialogues de Paix, Palais des Nations, Geneva
Gerrit GOHLKE, in cat. Le Shuttle, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien Berlin
Hou HANRU, A Certain Necessary Pervesion in cat.Heart of Darkness, Kroller Muller Museum, Ottetlo, Holland
Marianne BROUWER, Introduction in cat. Heart of Darkness, Kroller Muller Museum, Ottetlo, Holland
1994
Jari-Pekka VANHALA, in cat. Out of Center, Pori Art Museum, Pori, Finland
Hou HANRU, Out of Center, Pori Art Museum, Pori, Finland
Gerrit GOHLKE, Le Shuttle, Kûnstlerhaus Bethanien Berlin, Berlin
1993
François CHEVAL in cat.Concession perpetuelle, Musee Leon Dierx, La Reunion
Demosthenes DAWETAS in cat. Energotopes, Contemporary Art Center Ileana Tounta, Athens, and French Institute, Salonika
David ELLIOTT in cat. Silent Energy, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford
Pontus HULTEN, Devant, le futur, Taejon Expo ‘93, South Korea
Achille Bonito OLIVA, Thalatta, Thalatta ! Galleria Civica d'Art Contemporanea, Termoli
Fulvio SALVADORI, Mediterranee: La voie de l'Occident, Tresor de Voyage, XLV Venice Biennale
1992
Demosthenes DAWETAS in cat.Chen Zhen, Espace des Arts, Colomiers and Arts 04, Saint-Remy-de-Provence
V. Adelina FURSTENBERG in cat. Chen Zhen, Le Magasin - Centre National d'Art Contemporain, Grenoble, p. 6-7
Achille Bonito OLIVA, Paesaggio con rovine, Fondation Orestiadi di Gibellina, Gibellina
Fulvio SALVADORI, Chen Zhen in cat.Chen Zhen, Le Magasin - Centre National d'Art Contemporain, Grenoble, p.10-49
Jerome SANS, Interview in cat. Chen Zhen, Le Magasin - Centre National d'Art Contemporain, Grenoble, p.50-59
1991
Caroly CHRISTOV-BAKARGIEV, " Chen Zhen" in cat. Chen Zhen, Gallery Valentina Moncada, Rome
V. Adelina FURSTENBERG, Parcours prives, Paris
Yves MICHAUD, "Chen Zhen" in Conversations,, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts, Paris
Jerome SANS, Interview, in cat. Chen Zhen, Galerie Valentina Moncada, Rome
Jerome SANS, Inerview:" Le cimetiere du monde des signes in cat. Sous le signe de..., Centre Lotois d'Art Contemporain, Figeac, France
Jerome SANS, Materia prima- une rose pour l'eternite, in cat. Parcours Prives, Paris
1990
Serge FAUCHEREAU, Laboratoire, Russian Museum, St. Petersburg
Da-Wei FEI, Bernard MARCADE, Yves MICHAUD, Chine demain pour hier, Pourriere, France
Bernard HUIN, Chen Zhen; l'envers vaut l'endroit et vice-versa, Chen Zhen, Hangar 028, Paris [ N.P. ]
Pontus HULTEN, Chen Zhen, Chen Zhen, Hangar 028, Paris [N.P.]
Bernard MARCADE, Chine demain pour hier, Pourrieres, France
Yves MICHAUD, catalogue d'exposition Chine demain pour hier, Pourrieres, France
Jerome SANS, L'apres-objet, Chen Zhen, Hangar 028, Paris [N.P.]
Jerome SANS, Interview, Chine demain pour hier, Pourrieres, France
   
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