Zhu Jinshi
Installation view
Zhu Jinshi, Quentin Morris, Kōji Enokura
May 13June 25, 2016
Installation View
January 7February 20, 2016
Installation View
June 1July 7, 2012


Born in Beijing, China, 1954

Artists-in-Berlin Residency Program, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Architecture Department lectureship at Berlin Technical University, Germany
Artist residency at the Banff Center, Canada 

Lives and works in Beijing, China

One-Person Exhibitions

Ganjiakou 303, Pearl Lam Galleries, Shanghai, China
Rejecting River Currents, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
The Ship of Time, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

Presence of Whiteness, Pearl Lam Galleries, Singapore

Blum & Poe, New York, NY
Yuan Art Museum, Beijing, China
Detached from Colour, Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong, China

Performance in Paint, Inside-Out Museum, Beijing

Simplicity, Pearl Lam Galleries, Singapore

The Reality of Paint, Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong, China
Zhu Jinshi Special Project “Boat”, Pearl Lam Galleries at Art12, London UK
ADAA: The Art Show 2013, Blum & Poe, New York, NY

Boat, Pearl Lam Special Project Space, Shanghai, China
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA

New Abstract, 604J Gallery/604H Gallery, Busan, Korea
Hongje Gallery/Shinsegae Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Social Chromatology, Joy Art Space, Beijing, China 

Power and Territory, Arario Gallery, Beijing, China

Four Tables, Sihe Yuan Gallery, Beijing, China

Plane Pattern, Tongzhou Private Art Center, Beijing, China

Tea House, Passau Abulant Gallery, Munich, Germany

On the Road, Prague City Museum, Czech Republic

Empty Time, Vostell Gallery, Berlin, Germany

Diary in Bamboo Forest, Weitendorf Art Association, Germany

Empty Space, Saarbruecken City Gallery, Germany
Return to Origin, Ulm Art Association, Germany
Feng, Banff Art Center, Canada
Ancient Town, Hartwig Gallery, Bremen, Germany

Tao of Rice Paper, Vancouver Museum, Canada

Impermanence, Art Museum of Capital Normal University, Beijing, China
Mianbi (In Front of Steep Wall), Berlin Georg-Kolbe Museum, Germany

Houhai Knot, Houhai, Beijing, China
Houhai Lake art project, Houhai, Beijing, China
Moment, The Arts Ruin, Berlin, Germany

Wooden Architecture, Zhaoyao Gallery, Beijing, China

Fangzhen, DAAD Gallery, Berlin, Germany

Group Exhibitions

'Vis-À-Vis' Dual-Space, Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong
Supernatural, White Rabbit Gallery, Chippendale, Australia

Black., Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA 

28 Chinese, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA

Thick Paint: Jean Fautrier, Franz West, Zhu Jinshi, Luxembourg & Dayan, New York, NY
Where Does It All Begin? Contemporary Abstract Art in Asia and the West, Pearl Lam Galleries, Singapore
Art14, Pearl Lam Galleries, London, UK

28 Chinese, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL                            

Chinese Contemporary Abstract, 1980s Until Present: MINDMAP, Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong
Alone Together, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL

China International Gallery Exposition 2011 (CIGE), Contrasts Gallery, Beijing, China
Wu Ming, Form is Formless: Chinese Contemporary Abstract Art, Contrasts Gallery, Shanghai, China
Mind Space: Minimalism in Contrasts, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Asian Landmark, Iberia Art Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
Mind Space: Minimalism, Contrasts Gallery, Shanghai, China

Exhibition of Abstract Paintings, Shui Mu Art Space, Beijing, China
Yi School, Today Museum, Beijing, China

Community of tastes, Iberia Art Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
YI Pai: 30 years of “Abstract” Art in China, La Caixa Forum, Palma; Barcelona and Madrid, Spain
Apartment Art in China 1970s—1990s, Shui Mu Art space, Beijing, China

What is Mono-ha?, Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, Beijing, China
Abstract painting, Deshan Art Space, Beijing, China
Energe first today´s documents, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
China Now, COBRA Art Museum Amsterdam, Holland

Hyper Design: 6th Shanghai Biennial Exhibition, Shanghai, China
China Now: Art in Times of Change, Essl Museum, Vienna, Austria
Ruin Painting, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

Century and Paradise: Chengdu Biennial Exhibition, Chengdu, China
Beauty, Berlin-Beijing, Berlin Alexander Ochs Gallery, Germany
Ink and Paper, Weimar Art Museum, Germany

3rd Oberschwaben Triennial Exhibition for Contemporary Art, Germany
China Moon, Long Island Watermill Foundation, New York, USA

Chinese Maximism, Art Museum of University Buffalo, New York, USA
Chinese Century Temple Art Museum, Beijing, China

1st Guangzhou Triennial Exhibition, China

Hometown Art, Palace of World Culture, Berlin, Germany
On the Way, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
Time and Timeless, Egon Schiele Art Center, Krumlov, Czech Republic

The Same Voice, Ludwigsburger Royal Palace Art Festival, Germany

Light and Paper, Leopold Hoesch Museum, Duern, Germany

Unfashionable, Kirin Art Space Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Osaka Kirin Art Museum, Japan
Mitsubishi.Jisho Art Museum Fukouka, Japan

Art Exhibition of China, Korea and Japan, Art Center, Suwon, Korea

Orientation: 4th Istanbul Biennial Exhibition, Turkey
Perspicacity, Bonn Commonwealth Art Museum, Germany
Mouth Open, Eyes Shut, Art Museum of Capital Normal University, Beijing, China

Chinese Avant-garde Art, Palace of World Culture, Berlin, Germany
Chinese Art, Aschaffenburg City Gallery, Germany
Night Rainbow, Oderberg Street Art Festival, Berlin,Germany
My Home is Your Home, Museum of Modern Art, Lòdz, Poland

Chinese Contemporary Art, Z Gallery, New York, USA

Chinese Contemporary Art, China Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Art against Violence, Starke Foundation, Berlin, Germany
Stream of Light, Ruin of Art, Berlin, Germany

Freedom, Rotterdam Cultural Centre, Holland

Two Artists from Beijing, Bethanien Art Center, Berlin, Germany

Chinese Avant-garde Circuit Exhibition, New York City Gallery, USA

Tuhua Exhibition, Chaoyang Theater, Beijing, China

Mehrer Underground Exhibition, Private Space, Beijing, China

The 2nd Xing Xing (Star) Exhibition, Chinese National Museum, Beijing, China

The 1st Xing Xing (Star) Exhibition, Gallery in Beihai Park, Beijing, China



Zhu Jinshi. Beijing: Tang Contemporary Art, 2018.

Roselione-Valadez, Juan, ed. Rubell Family Collection: Highlights and Artists' Writings, Volume 1. Miami, FL: Rubell Family Collection/Contemporary Arts Foundation, 2014.

Moorhouse, Paul. Zhu Jinshi. Hong Kong: Pearl Lam Galleries, 2013.

Gao, Minglu. Mind Space: Maximalism in Contrasts. Shanghai: Contrast Gallery, 2011.

Gao, Minglu. La Escuela Yi: Treinta Años de Arte Abstracto Chino. Barcelona: Fundació La Caixa, 2008.

I Paint Therefore I Am / Fei xu: Tan Ping, Zhu Jinshi. Chengdu: Sichuan Fine Arts, 2006.

Articles and Reviews

McDonald, John. "Review: Supernatural at the White Rabbit Gallery." Sydney Morning Herald, October 19, 2018.

“ArtList’s 3 Must See Shows: New Solo Shows at Blum & Poe, Casey Kaplan & Cuban Group Show at David Zwirner.” Art Market Monitor, January 8, 2016.
Creahan, D. "New York - Zhu Jinshi at Blum & Poe Through February 20th, 2016." ArtObserved.com, February 14, 2016.
Dethal, Lor. “Chinese Artist Zhu Jinshi Exhibition Coming Up with Blum & Poe New York.” Widewalls, January 2016.
Greenberg, Daniel M. Review of Zhu Jinshi. Blum & Poe, New York. Art in America (April 2016): 109.
Kwok, Nelson. "'Detached from Colour: Zhu Jinshi' at Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong." Blouin ArtInfo, October 31, 2016.
Li, Jennifer S. "Black." ArtAsiaPacific 100 (September-October 2016): 164. 
Pirovano, Stefano. "This is My Truth About Chinese Art: an Interview with Zhu Jinshi (With a Three-Years Delay)."ConceptualFineArts.com, February 19, 2016.
Pollack, Barbara. "Statement Pieces." Architectural Digest (February 2016): 34.
Schlenker, Kenneth. “Artlist’s 3 Must-See Shows.” Whitewall Magazine, January 11, 2016.
Zhang, Tianmo. "Between Painting and Sculpture: Zhu Jinshi at Inside-Out Museum." Art Radar, January 15, 2016.
“Zhu Jinshi: New York Solo Exhibition.” Lodown Magazine, January 6, 2016. 

Burlison, Dani. “‘28 Chinese’ Highlights a Profound and Political Collection.” KQED (Arts blog), June 5, 2015.
Engel, Bonnie. "They Lent Their Art in San Francisco." Finance Asia (Hong Kong), July 9, 2015.
Gereben, Janos. "'28 Chinese' Spotlights Contemporary Art." Examiner (San Francisco, CA), June 11, 2015.

Spyrou, Andrew. "Zhu Jinshi: On Thick Paint." Elephant no. 18 (Spring 2014): 92-101.  

Azzarello, Nina. "Zhu Jinshi Suspends Boat with 8,000 Sheets of Folded Rice Paper." Designboom.com, December 12, 2013.
Dex, Robert. "Art13: Rice Paper Sculpture Goes on Display for New London Art Fair." Independent (London), February 28, 2013.

Himelfarb, Ellen. "Gallerist Pearl Lam Docks Zhu Jinshi's 'Boat' at Art13 London." Wallpaper, March 4, 2013.

Gaskin, Sam. "Zhu Jinshi's Paint Confections Show at Pearl Lam HK." Artinfo.com, May 27, 2013.
Lai, Alexis. "Hong Kong Art Explosion: What to See this Month." CNN.com, May 17, 2013.

McDermott, Emily. "How Zhu Jinshi's Boat Travels." Interview.com, viewed December 18, 2013.
Percival, Lindy. "A Whiff of Fresh Perspectives." Age (Melbourne), June 1, 2013.
Wang, Sue. "Pearl Lam Galleries in Hong Kong Presents the Solo Exhibition by Zhu Jinshi." Cafa Art Info, May 14, 2013.

"Zhu Jinshi: Boat." Domus, March 12, 2013.                                                                                  

Braithwaite, Hunter. "Zhu Jinshi." Miami Rail (Winter 2012). 
Caldwell, Ellen C. "Oil Paint Porn: Zhu Jinshi at Blum & Poe," New American Paintings (blog), July 6, 2012.
“Zhu Jinshi: Artist Profile.” B Beyond, no. 1 (2012): 80-87.

Movius, Lisa. “Mind Space: Contrasts.” Art in America 98, no. 9 (October 2010): 200-201.

Museum and Public Collections

Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA
Basma Al Sulaiman Museum of Contemporary Art, Saudi Arabia
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Busan Museum of Art, Busan, Korea
Deutsche Bank Collection, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
East West Bank, USA
Fubon Art Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan
Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
Inside-Out Art Museum, Beijing, China
Long Island Watermill Foundation, New York, NY
Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
M+ Museum for Visual Culture, Hong Kong
Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
Picasso Foundation, Màlaga, Spain
Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL
Saarbruecken City Gallery, Germany
Today Art Museum, China, Beijing, China
Wall Museum, Beijing, China
White Rabbit Collection, Chippendale, New South Wales, Australia
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada


Turner, Matt. “Resisting Totality: The Paintings of Zhu Jinshi.” Hyperallergic, January 30, 2016.
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Pollack, Barbara. "Statement Pieces." Architectural Digest (February 2016): 34.
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Dethal, Lor. “Chinese Artist Zhu Jinshi Exhibition Coming Up with Blum & Poe New York.” Widewalls, January 2016.
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“Zhu Jinshi: Artist Profile.” B Beyond, no. 1 (2012): 80-87.
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Movius, Lisa. “Mind Space: Contrasts.” Art in America 98, no. 9 (October 2010): 200-201.
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