Zhang Yuanfan, 1952 Born in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, 1982 Graduated from Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts, Printmaking Department and was sent to study in Japan; 1985 Graduated from the Art Department of Tokyo University of theArts with a master’s degree and started to teach at the China Academy of Art. Currently work as: Researcher of the Engraving Institute of China National Academy of Painting; Professor of China Academy of Fine Arts; Special-term professor of Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts; Member of The Committee of Print Studies in Japan; Honorary member of Japan Print Association.
Selected Curatorial Projects: “Capacity & Tension: Shanghai International Printmaking Exhibition” (Shanghai, 2017), “Reading People: Shanghai International Printmaking Exhibition 2014” (Shanghai, 2014), “The 2nd Yunnan International Print Exhibition” (Kunming, 2012), “Shanghai International Engraving Art Exhibition” (Shanghai, 2012), “The Face of Lu Xun - The 80th Anniversary of the New Woodcut Movement in China and the Exhibition for Lu Xun’s 130th Birthday” (Hangzhou, 2011), “Viewing City: Shanghai International Printmaking Exhibition 2010” (Shanghai, 2010), “The 2nd Guanlan International Print Biennial” (Shenzhen, 2009).
Public Collections: The British Museum, UK / Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford, UK / The Muban Foundation, UK / The Museum of Sydney University, Australia / Chiba Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan / Maili Art Museum, Korean / The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Library, Hong Kong / National Art Museum of China, Beijing / Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai / Guangdong Art Museum, Guangzhou / Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou / Jiangsu Art Museum, Nanjing / Tianjin Art Museum, Tianjin / Shenzhen Fine Art Institute , Shenzhen / Shandong Art Museum, Jinan / Heilongjiang Art Museum, Harbin / Qingdao Art Museum, Qingdao / Guiyang Art Museum, Guiyang / Art Museum of Hubei Institute of Fine Arts, Wuhan / Zhejiang West Lake Art Gallery, Hangzhou / Zhejiang Huamao Art Gallery, Ningbo.
Keisei Kobayashi, 1944 Born in Shimane prefecture, Japan; From 1997, he works as Professor of Tama Art University. Currently assumes as the Vice President of Japan Print Association.
Public Collections: British Museum, UK / Royal College of Art, UK / Washington The Library of Congress, USA / Washington State University, USA / University of Alberta, Canada / Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia / Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand / Ljubljana International Art Center, Slovenia / Alhóndiga de Granaditas Museum, Mexico / Museo Mural Dirgo Rivera, Mexico / University of Guanajuato, Mexico / Gwangju Museum of Art, Korea / Chosun University, Korea / Transnational Law and Business University, Korea / Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou / Museum of China Academy of Art, Hangzhou / He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen / Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei / Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei / Museum of National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei. Japanese Collection Organizations: The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Tama Art University Art Museum / Osaka Contemporary Art Center / Library of Kyoto Seika University / The Museum of Modern Art Kamakura & Hayama / Yokohama Museum of Art / Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art / The Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki / Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art / Okazaki City Museum / Niigata City Art Museum of Art / The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama / Hokkaido Asahikawa Museum of Art / Hokkaido Obihiro Museum of Art / Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art / Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Art / The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama / Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts / Ome Municipal Museum of Art / Kurobe City Art Museum / Suzaka Hanga Museum Hiratsuka Unichi Hanga Museum / Saku Municipal Museum of Modern Art / The Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama / Shimane Art Museum / Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum/ Higashihiroshima City Museum / Shimonoseki City Art Museum / The Tokushima Modern Art Museum / KochiArt Museum / Kami City Museum / Miyazaki Prefectural Art Museum / Sakima Art Museum.
Awards: “Received a Purple Ribbon Medal, 2006”, “Won Bronze Prize at International Print Biennale of Beijing, 2003” , “Won the Grand-Prize at the 2st Kochi International Triennial Exhibition of Print, 1993”, “Won the Organizer's Special Prize at the Osaka Triennale, 1991”, “Won the Purchase Prize at the 4rd Wakayama Print Biennale, 1991”, “Won the Fine Work Prize at the 1st Kochi International Triennial Exhibition of Print, 1990”, “Won the Superior Work Prize at the 16th Japan-France Contemporary Art Exhibition, 1990”, “Won the Superior Work Prize at the 3rd Wakayama Print Biennale, 1989”, “Won Bridgestone Museum of Art Prize at the 19th Contemporary, 1989”, “Won Grand-Prize at the 2nd Seoul International Miniature Print Biennale, 1982”, “Won the 2st place of prize-nomination at the 12th Print Grand-Prize Exhibition, 1981”, “Won the 1st place of prize-nomination at the 10th Print Grand-Prize Exhibition, 1979”, “Superior Prize at the 2nd Japan Contemporary Print Grand-Prize Exhibition, 1978”.
Chen Qi was born in Nanjing in 1963. He graduated from the Fine Arts Department of Nanjing Arts Institute in 1987 with a bachelor's degree. He graduated from the Fine Arts Department of Nanjing Arts Institute in 2006 with a doctorate degree. Now he is the Vice-Director of School of Graduate Studies at Central Academy of Fine Arts. He is a member of the Exhibition Advisory Committee at National Art Museum of China, member of Prints Art Committee of China Artists Association, General Secretary of the Printmaking Academy by the National Painting Academy of China, and Visiting Professor of Renmin University of China. Chen Qi’s artworks have won the Bronze Award and Excellence Award continuously at the 7th, 8th, and 9th National Art Exhibition; and won the Golden Award at the 13th National Print Exhibition; and won the Excellence Award at the 5th Beijing International Biennale.
Selected Solo Exhibitions: The Physics of “Chen Qi”: Experimenting With Curation and Comprehension (Deji Art Museum, Nanjing, 2018), Imprint · Plurality - Solo Exhibition of Chen Qi (Asia Art Center, Beijing, 2018), The Time of Chen Qi - 1983-2016 (Shanghai Peninsula Art Museum, Shanghai, 2016), The Notation of Time - Exhibition of Chen Qi’s Art (National Museum of China, Beijing, 2013), Chen Qi Woodcuts (Oriental Museum, Durham University, Durham, UK, 2008), Woodblock Prints by Chen Qi (National Art Museum of China, Beijing, 1993).
Selected Group Exhibitions: Right Place Right Time - Artworks by Keisei Kobayshi and Chen Qi (Asia Art Museum, Beijing, 2019), Shanghai International Printmaking Exhibition 2017 (China Art Museum, Shanghai, 2017), Shen Qin & Chen Qi: Zero Degree (Asia Art Center, Taipei, 2016), Chinese Modern Watermark Print Document Exhibition (China Printmaking Museum, Shenzhen, 2016), Artworks by Shen Qin & Chen Qi (Asia Art Center, Beijing, 2015), Print in the Post-Print - The 1st CAA (China Academy of Art) Printmaking Biennial (CAA Art Museum, Hangzhou, 2015), The Twelfth National Exhibition of Fine Arts (National Art Museum Of China, Beijing, 2014), Being Here - 2013 Prints by the League of Chinese Printmaking Studios (Jiangsu Art Museum, Nanjing, 2013), Water · Print · Impression - International Woodblock Print Invitation Exhibition (Suzhou Art Museum, Suzhou, 2012), View of the City - International Print Invitation Exhibition (Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, 2011), Revival of Tradition - Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition (Museum of Contemporary Art in Frankfurt, Frankfurt, 2009), Kanagawa International Print Festival - The Contemporary Prints of Japan and the World - Steps in Post War - 50 years (Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, 1995).
Public Collections: British Museum, UK / Victoria and Albert Museum, UK / Ashmolean Museum, UK / Sotheby's Institute of Art, UK / The Muban Foundation, UK / New York Public Library, USA / Fukuoka Art Museum, Japan / Museum of Young Art (MOYA), Austria / National Art Museum of China, China / Shanghai Art Museum, China / Guangdong Museum of Art, China / Jiangsu Art Museum, China / Zhejiang Art Museum, China / Guan Shanyue Art Museum, China / Shenzhen Art Museum, China / Qingdao Art Museum, China / Suzhou Art Museum, China / Deji Art Museum, China.