Yue Minjun (B.1962, China)

Yue Minjun was born in Daqing, Heilongjiang province in 1962. As a child he moved to Beijing and later graduated from Hebei Normal University's oil painting department. Starting his career as an artist shortly after his graduation, Yue has established himself as one of the most well-known artists of the Chinese Cynical Realist art movement. Museums that have acquired the artist's works include the San Francisco Museum of Modem Art, U.S.A., the Chicago Architecture Museum, U.S.A. and the Espace Culture Francois Mitterand, France.

His works have been shown extensively in internationally held solo and group exhibitions which include the "48th Venice Biennial," Venice, Italy (1999), the "Red Ocean – Yue Minjun," Chinese Contemporary Gallery, London, England (2000), the Shanghai Art Fair 2000, Shanghai, China (2000), New Image: 20 Years of Chinese Contemporary Painting, touring major Chinese art museums (2001). "Soaking In Silly Laughter," Soobin Gallery, Singapore (2002), "the 1st Guangzhou Triennial," Guandong Museum of Art, China (2002), "Yue Minjun," Meile Gallery, Switzerland (2003), "Yue Minjun: Sculptures & Paintings," Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong (2004), Shanghai Biennial 2004," China (2004), "Post Auratic Self Portrayal of Yue Minjun," CP Foundation, Jakarta, Indonesia (2005), RED HOT - Asian Art Today from the Chaney Family Collection, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA (2007), INAUGURAL EXHIBITION Absolute Images II, Arario Gallery, New York (2008).

Tanya Baxter Contemporary holds important works by Yue Minjun. Please contact us for information on new acquisitions of paintings by Yue Minjun