Ding Yi
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1962 Born in Shanghai


2001 Artist in Residence, Kuenstlerhauser Worpswede, Germany

1990 Graduates from Shanghai University, Fine Arts Department

1983 Graduates from Shanghai Arts & Crafts Institute

Solo Exhibitions

2008 Appearance of Crosses from 1989-2007-Solo Exhibition of Ding Yi, Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna, Bologna, Italy

2007 DING YI, Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris, France

2006 Graticule-Ding Yi's Works from 1989 to 2006, ShanghART H-Space,Shanghai

2005 Ding Yi-Appearance of Crosses, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK


Crossed Vision-Works by Ding Yi, CAAW-China Art Archive & Warehouse, Beijing

Small Works, ShanghART Gallery,Shanghai

2003 Appearance of Crosses, Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne, Switzerland

2002 Appearance of Crosses, Galerie Waldburger, Berlin, Germany

2000 Ding Yi: Fluorescence on Tartan, China Art Archive & Warehouse, Beijing

1998 Ding Yi: Crosses '89-'97, International Art Palace, Beijing

1997 Ding Yi: Crosses '97, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai

1996 15 x Red, ShanghART Gallery,Shanghai

1995 Ding Yi, Opere su Carta - Paper Works of Ding Yi, Galleria degli Archi, Comiso, Italy


Exhibition of Ding Yi's Abstract Art Works, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai

Ding Yi's Work on Paper, Guangzhou Fine Art Academy, Guangzhou

Group Exhibitions 2008 The Tale of Silk-A Hermès Exhibition, Beijing Today Art Museum, Beijing

Red Aside-Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, The Joan Miró Foundation, Sants-Montju, Spain

Selected, ShanghART H-Space,Shanghai


2007 Shanghai Art Fair, Art Fair Shanghai WTO Mall, No.99 Xing Yi Rd, Shanghai

85 New Wave-The Birth of Chinese Contemporary Art, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing

FIAC 2007-Booth D04, Art Fair Grand Palais & Cour Carree du Louvre, Paris

Art Beijing 2007-Contemporary Art Fair, Art Fair Beijing Agriculture Exhibition Hall, No.16 North tricyclic North Rd, Chaoyang District, Beijing

The Tale of Silk-A Hermès Exhibition, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai

Rejected Collection-More the 40 Chinese Artists /Over 60 Rejected Proposals, Ke Center for Contemporary Arts, Shanghai

Art 38 Basel, Art Fair Switzerland

Individual Positions 1, ShanghART Gallery,Shanghai

Strategy on Paper-Works on Paper Invitational Exhibition, Square Gallery of contemporary Art, Nanjing

Harmony and Difference-East China Contemporary Sculpture Invitational Exhibition, Art Space of Fine Art College from Shanghai University, Shanghai

Shanghai Attitude-Invitation Exhibition of Contemporary Art in Shanghai, No.3758 QixinRd., MinhangDist, Shanghai China


Z-art Center Opening Exhibition, Z-art Center, Shanghai

Art in Motion, Moca Shanghai, Shanghai

Entry Gate:Chinese Aesthetics of Heterogeneity, Moca, Shanghai

6th Shanghai Biennale - Hyper Design, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai

Witnis, Blue Dreamland Gallery, Chengdu, China)

Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany

In The Name of Material, Hss Art Centre,Shanghai

Transform-Artist Created by Their Works, Jing Art Gallery, Shanghai

Works on paper, Xuhui Art Museum, Shanghai

The Blossoming of Realism-The oil painting of mainland China since 1978, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei

Contemporary Chinese Art, Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne, Germany

Contemporary China, PKM Gallery, Seoul, Korea


Born in China, Goedhuis Contemporary, London, UK

Cina: Prospettive d' Arte Contemporanea, Spazio Oberdan, Milano, Italy

Mahjong-Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland

In Their 40's, ShanghART H-Space,Shanghai

Shenzhen Art Biennale, OCT Contempory Art Centre, Shenzhen

Pictorial DNA made in China, Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne, Switzerland

Art & Issue-China-Korea Art Exchange Exhibition, Soca gallery, Beijing

Reveal, Shanghai Artdeco, Shanghai

Alien Illusion, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai

Study Practice, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai


New Boundaries, Taikang Top Space, Beijing, China

Dreaming of the Dragon's Nation-Contemporary Art from China, IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Art), Dublin, Ireland

Shanghai Modern, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany

Melbourne Art Fair 2004, Art Fair ACMI Project Room, Royal Exhibition Building, Australia

Dial 62761232-contemporary art exhibition, BizArt, Shanghai

Persona-Ai Weiwei, Ding Yi, Wang Xingwei, China Art Archive & Warehouse, Beijing


Open Sky-Grand Opening of Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai

Prayer Beads and Brush Strokes, Beijing Tokyo Art Projects, Dashanzi, Beijing

Art 34 Basel, Art Fair Switzerland

Subversion and Poetry-Contemporary Chinese Art, Culturgest, Lisbon, Portugal

An Openning Era, NAMOC (National Art Museum of China), Beijing

Junction-Chinese Contemporary Architecture of Art, Lianyang Architecture Art Museum, Shanghai

Different Choice-The Invited Exhibition of the Shanghai 60's Artists, Bandao Gallery, Shanghai

Chinese Maximalism, Millennium Art Museum, Beijing


The First Guangzhou Trienniale-Reinterpretation: A Decade of Experimental Chinese Art (1990subtle2000), Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou

Melbourne Art Fair 2002, Art Fair Royal Exhibition Building, Australia

Art 33 Basel, Art Fair Switzerland

Quick Look!-Shanghai Zhejiang Jiangsu Anhui Contemporary Art Exhibition, Consulate General of Switzerland, Shanghai

Tow Abstract Artists in Shanghai-DIng Yi - Shen Fan, ShanghART Gallery,Shanghai

Metaphysics 2002, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai

Golden Harvest, Museum of the Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia

Crossing Cultures. Elementarteilchenkunst, Kunsthaus Muerz (Steirischer Herbst), Austria

Ost + West, Kuenstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria

Paris-Pekin-Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris, France

24:30 Contemporary Art Exhibition, Bizart, Shanghai


Art 32 Basel, Art Fair Basel, Switzerland

Gallery Opening, Goedhuis Contemporary, New York, U.S.A.

China Art Archives & Warehouse Opening Exhibition, Beijing

The 1st Chengdu Biennal, Chengdu Modern Art Museum, Chengdu

Ornament & Abstraction, Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland

Towards a New Image-Twenty Years of Chinese Contemporary Painting,, The National Art Museum of China, Beijing; Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai; Guangdong Art Museum, Guangzhou; Sichuan Modern Art Museum, Chengdu

Next Generation Art Contemporain d'Asie, Passage de Retz, France

As long as they catch mice..., Munkeruphus Gallery, Mumkerphus, Danmark

Yokohama 2001: International Triennale of Contemporary Art, Yokohama, Japan

Living in Time-29 Contemporary Artists from China, National galerie im Hamburger Bahnhof Museum fuer Gegenwartskunst, Berlin, Germany


Chinese Muren Chinese Walls, Groningen, Netherlands

China - Korea – Japan Contemporary Art Exhibition, Changning Culture and Art Centre, Shanghai

Looking out / Looking in-Art Show 2, East Quad Art Gallery, University of Michigan, USA

Uncooperative Approach (Fuck Off), Eastlink Gallery, Shanghai


1999 Open Channels-The First Collecting Exhibition of Dong Yu Museum of Fine Arts, Dong Yu Museum, Shenyang

Concepts, Color and Passions, China Art Archives & Warehouse, Beijing

Collecting Exhibition, Modern Chinese Art Foundation, Caermersklooster, Belgium

Looking Out/ Looking In-Shanghai Contemporary Art Exhibition, Plug In Contemporary Art Centre, Winnipeg, Canada

BM99, Bienal da Maya, Maya Art Center, Portugal


Every Day-11th Biennale of Sydney, Museum of Contemporary Art etc., Sydney, Australia

Mondrian in China, Art Gallery of Beijing International Palace, Shanghai Library, Guangdong Museum of Art

Jiang Nan-Chinese Contemporary Art, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver, Canada


Quotation Marks-Chinese Contemporary Paintings, National Art Museum, Singapore

In Between Limits - An Aspect of Chinese Contemporary Art, Sonje Museum of Contemporary Art, Kiungju, Korea

Works by Shanghai Artists, Art Association Exhibition Hall, St. Petersburg, Russia


Shanghai Fax: Let's Talk about Money-International Fax Art Exhibition, Shanghai Huashan Professional School of Art Gallery, Shanghai

Shanghai Abstract Art, ShanghART Gallery,Shanghai

The First China Oil Painting Society Exhibition, China Art Museum, Beijing

1st Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Art Museum

China!-touring exhibition, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany


Des Pais del Centre, Avantguardes Artistiques Xineses, Santa Monica Art Centre, Barcelona, Spain

New Chinese Art: 1990-1994, Vancouver Gallery of Art, Vancouver, Canada, Art Centre, Chicago, USA

Change-China Contemporary Art, Kuensthalle Goetaplatsen, Goeteborg, Sweden


Abstract Works by Six Artists, Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong


45th 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

Mao Goes Pop, China Post '89, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney & Victoria National Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

China Avant-garde, Touring Exhibition, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Kunsthall, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Brandts Klaederfabrik, Odense, Denmark; Hildesheim Art Gallery, Germany; Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, UK


Documentary Exhibition of Chinese Art of the 90's, K Gallery, Japan

Documentary Exhibition of China Art Research, Beijing, Nanjing, Chongqing & Dongbei Area


China/Avant-garde Art Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing


Exhibition of Today's Art, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai


1st Shanghai Youth Grand Fine Arts Exhibition, Shanghai Artist’s Gallery, Shanghai

First Shanghai Concave – Convex Exhibition, Xuhui Cultural Centre, Shanghai

Inauguration Exhibition of the Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai Art Museum,Shanghai


Exhibition of Modern Art by Six Artists, Fudan University, Shanghai

Projects 2004 3 Projects for the AZIA Bldg. Pudong, Shanghai-Ding Yi: Light and Space, AZIA Bldg. Pudong, Shanghai