Shen Jingdong

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沈敬东 Shen Jingdong
Shen Jingdong 沈敬东 Exhibition - Bugle 号手.jpg
Shen Jingdong (Public Exhibition in France)
(Nanjing, China)
Known forPainting, Sculpting
MovementContemporary (new wave)

Shen Jingdong (Chinese: 沈敬东; pinyin: Shĕn Jìngdōng, born 1965) is a contemporary Chinese artist noted for his paintings and sculpture of Chinese iconography. He lives in Beijing.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Shen Jingdong was born in 1965 in the town of Nanjing (province of Jiangsu), China. Shen graduated from the Nanjing Xiaozhuang Normal School in 1984 and from the Nanjing Arts Institute in 1991. After many years of studies in Fine art, Shen was conscripted to the Military Drama Troupe of Nanjing Military Area, where he made his career over a span of sixteen years until 2007.[2]

In 2008, his Chinese and international artistic career evolved quickly; Shen become an important contemporary artist of the new wave, with his Hero series. He created into different kinds of people the image of the soldier and of the icons of Chinese life as represented in new forms, sometimes diverted in expressive colors (Blue, Green, Red or Yellow).[3]

  • His painting The Bugle[4] realized in 2012 illustrates perfectly his work, allowing each observer to have a new look on the contemporary art, but also a reflection and interpretation intellectual, sensitive and emotional.
Shen Jingdong - The Bugle

The artworks of Shen can be seen in private and public collections worldwide. One of the most famous collectors of Shen's works is actress Zhang Ziyi.[5]


Selected exhibitions[edit]

Exhibitions include:[6]

  • Art Paris - Art Fair, "France-Chine 50" (la Chine à l'honneur), France [7]
  • Art Basel - Miami Beach, Exhibition Miami FL, États-Unis [8]
  • Art Basel - Hong Kong, Exhibition China [9]
  • New Art Fair, Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris, France [10]
  • ST-ART, Foire Internationale d'art contemporain, Strasbourg, France [11]
  • Chasing Flames - Chinese Group Show - Zadok Art Gallery, Miami, FL
  • Lille Art Fair, Foire internationale d'art contemporain, Lille, France [12]
  • State of the Dao: Chinese Contemporary Art - Lehman College Art Gallery, New York City, NY
  • “RESHAPING HISTORY Chinart from 2000 to 2009″ China National Convention Center Beijing, China -“East/West — Visually Speaking”

(Paul & Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA) (Museum of Contemporary Art/Jacksonville, Florida, USA)

  • Hero, Volta Art Fair, New York, USA, (solo)
  • Tension at Poles – Invitational Exhibition of Works of Masters from Beijing, Shanghai and Chengdu, Luodai Town, Chengdu, China
  • Trust – Exhibition of Contemporary Painting, Star Factory Art Center, Beijing, China
  • Context – Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary Painting, Beijing Foundery Museum of Art, China
  • Memory of China – Exchange Exhibition of Chinese and Spanish Artists’ Works, Time Space in 798 Factory, Beijing, China
  • Strength of Practice, the Third Documenta of Contemporary Chinese Prints, Nanjing Museum, China
  • Red Memory, Liu Haisu Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • China-Korean Exchange Exposition, 798 Yan Gallery, Beijing, China
  • Invitational Exhibition of Experimental Contemporary Arts, Museum of Contemporary Art, Songzhuang, Beijing, China
  • Chengdu Biennale, New International Convention & Exposition Center, Chengdu, China
  • Visual Presentation of Identity, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
  • Heroes - ChinaSquare, New York (solo)
  • The Most Beloved People, Today Art Museum & New Millennium Gallery, Beijing, China (solo)
  • Multiple Perspectives – Exhibition of 11 Chinese Contemporary Artists’ Works, Beijing You Gallery, Beijing, China
  • Assembling under the Five Rings, Legend Hotel, Beijing, China
  • Up North – Exhibition of Jiangsu Artists’ Works, Egret Art Center, Beijing, China
  • Up North, Down South, Art for All Society, Beijing, China
  • Post-Modern Expression of Red Classics, Dong. Coffee. Event in 798 Art Zone, Beijing, China
  • Strength of Practice – the Second Documenta of Contemporary Chinese Prints, Nanjing Museum, China
  • Drifting – China – Korean Exchange Exposition, Top Gallery, 798 Art Zone, Beijing, China
  • Making Heroes for ten years, Beijing Imagine Gallery, China (solo)
  • We Could Be Heroes – Shen Jingdong solo exhibition, Hong Kong Yan Gallery (solo)
  • Progressive Action, Beijing Millennium Time Gallery, China
  • Body ? Impression – The Human Body in Contemporary Chinese Art, Red Gate Gallery, 798 Art Zone, Beijing, China
  • Revolution, China Square Gallery, New York, USA
  • Tie – Path, You Gallery, Beijing, China
  • The Fourth China International Art Gallery expo, Beijing National Trade Center, China

Public collections[edit]

The following public collections include Shen's work:[13]

  • 2009 – Wurth Museum, Spain, « Hero », huile/toile, 100 × 100 cm
  • 2007 – National Art Museum of China, « Hero series », No. 12, 200 × 200 cm
  • 2007 – Art Retreat Museum, Singapore, « Hero series », No. 42, 200 × 200 cm
  • 2006 – Shanghai No.1 Art Museum, « Ceremony of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China »

See also[edit]


  1. ^, and
  2. ^
  3. ^ Shen Jingdong's catalogue - Fragmentary memories p. 9 to 17
  4. ^ The Bugle
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-12-18. Retrieved 2013-07-12.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ and
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-04-07. Retrieved 2014-03-31.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-04-07. Retrieved 2014-03-31.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) et
  9. ^
  10. ^,fr,3,1.cfm
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-03-05. Retrieved 2014-03-31.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-03-05. Retrieved 2014-03-31.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^,fr,3,1.cfm

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