Yu Youhan
1943Born in Shanghai, China
1973Graduated from the Central Academy of Art & Design (Present Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University), Beijing
Presently living and working in Shanghai
Solo Exhibitions
2020Cycle · Freedom: Yu Youhan’s Abstract Works in the 2010s, ShanghART Beijing, Beijing
2018The Representational and the Abstract, The Long Museum, Chongqing
2017Yu Youhan: The Representational and The Abstract, ShanghART, Shanghai
YU YOU HAN, C+Gallery, Tomson Riviera, Shanghai
2016Yu Youhan Retrospective, Power Station of Art, Shanghai
YU YOUHAN 1973-1988, Long Museum(West Bund), Shanghai
2013Yu Youhan: Yībān, Yuan Space, Beijing
2012Yu Youhan: Home, Bi-Cities, Tian Ren He Yi Art Center, Hangzhou
2011Yu Youhan’s Paintings, ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai
2008Yu Youhan: New Abstract Paintings, Shanghai Art Fair-Outstanding Artists Section, Shanghai
2004Yu Youhan, Landscape of Yi Meng Shan, ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai
1999Ah! Us, ShanghART Fuxing Park, Shanghai
1998Yu Youhan, Gallery Sonne, Berlin, Germany
1996Yu Youhan, Maison de la Chine, Paris, France
Selected Group Exhibitions
2018From 1978 to 2018: Art History Shaped by 40 Artists, Shanghai Powerlong Museum, Shanghai
Shanghai Beat – The Dynamism of Contemporary Art Scene in Shanghai, Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Japan
2017Shanghai Galaxy II, Yuz Museum, Shanghai
2015Garden Splendors, Chinese Contemporary Art Invitational Exhibition, Suzhou Jinji Lake Art Museum, Suzhou
2014Hans van Dijk: 5000 Names, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), Beijing; Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Re-View, Opening Exhibition of Long Museum West Bund, Long Museum (West Bund), Shanghai
2013Hui Aggregation: Cross-Strait Contemporary Art Exchange, Shanghai Xuhui Art Museum, Shanghai; Cheng Shiu University Art Center, Kaohsiung; Cultural Affairs Bureau of Taoyuan County, Taoyuan; Luodong Cultural Working House of Cultural Affairs Bureau of Yilan County, Luodong
The 55th Venice Biennale Parallel Exhibition, Independent Chinese Art Exhibition: Voice of the Unseen, Venice, Italy
Four Quarters-3553, Exhibition Cycle of Chinese Contemporary Artists, HOW Art Museum, Wenzhou Branch, Wenzhou
2012In the Prime of Vitality, Loftyart Gallery, Taipei
Face, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai
2010Made in Popland, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea
Reshaping History: Chinart from 2000-2009, Special Documenta, China National Convention Center, Beijing
2009Out of Shanghai, Museum gegenstandsfreier Kunst, Otterndorf, Germany
The China Project—Three Decades: The Contemporary Chinese Collection, Queensland Art Gallery, Australia
2008Writing on the Wall, Chinese New Realism and Avant-Garde in the Eighties and Nineties, The Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands
200785 New Wave, The Birth of Chinese Contemporary Art, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), Beijing
2005Mahjong, Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland
2004Chine, le corps partout? (China, the body everywhere?), Museum of Contemporary Art, Marseilles, France
2003Prayer Beads and Brush Strokes, Beijing Tokyo Art Projects, Dashanzi, Beijing
2002Paris-Pekin, Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris, France
1997Faces and Bodies of the Middle Kingdom, Chinese Art of the 1990′, Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech; OTSO Gallery, Espoo, Finland
1996Reckoning with the Past, Contemporary Chinese Painting, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
199422nd International Biennial of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
199345th International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale, Cardinal Points of the Arts, Venice, Italy
The First Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
China Avant-garde, Touring Exhibition, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Hildesheim Art Gallery, Germany; Kunsthall Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Brandts Klaederfabrik, Odense, Denmark; Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, U.K.
China’s New Art, Post-1989, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
1989China/Avant-Garde Art Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing
1988Exhibition of Today’s Art, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai
1986First Shanghai Concave-Convex Exhibition, Xuhui Cultural Centre, Shanghai
Selected Public Collections
Guggenheim Museum-Abu Dhabi, The United Arab Emirates
Pacific Asia Museum at University of Southern California, Los Angeles, U.S.A
Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China
Long Museum, Shanghai; Chongqing, China
M+Collection, Hong Kong
Denver Art Museum, Denver, USA
Yuz Foundation, Jakarta, Indonesia
Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK
Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Hammer Museum, Gift of the Haudenschild Collection, Los Angeles, USA
Uli Sigg Collection, Switzerland