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Korean, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in France.

Born 1957, in Seoul, South Korea.

Painter (mixed media).

Chong-Dai An exhibited at the Seoul Museum of Modern Art from 1980 to 1982. When he later settled in Paris, he exhibited at the Salon de Mai, the Salon des Réalités Nouvelles and the Salon Grands et Jeunes d’Aujourd’hui ...

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Chinese, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in Japan and the USA.

Born 8 December 1957, in Quanzhou City (Fujian Province).

Painter, draughtsman, mixed media, video artist, installation artist, performance artist.

Cai Guo-Qiang trained in stage design at the Shanghai drama institute from 1981 to 1985...

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Korean, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1957, in Kangwon-de.

Painter, installation artist.

Cho Duck-Hyun studied painting at Seoul National University and is a professor in the Department of Fine Art at Hansung University, Seoul. He has taken part in various group exhibitions featuring the work of the young generation of Korean artists, including, ...

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Chinese, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1966, in Beijing.

Multimedia installation artist, painter, designer of interactive games.

After graduating from the printmaking depart­ment of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing (1991), Feng Mengbo embarked on a career that has combined the visual lexicon and technical functionality of interactive computer gaming with references to popular culture, Chinese history, and Chinese artistic traditions. Feng is regarded as a pioneer of new-media art in China: his corpus includes interactive CD-ROMs, single-player interactive games with traditional controllers or dance pads, and paintings. Feng’s early set of oil paintings ...

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Chinese, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1962, in Beijing.

Painter, sculptor, mixed-media installation artist, animation artist.

Gu Dexin is a self-taught artist and co-founder of the New Mark Group (later became the Analysis Group) in the late 1980s. This group, working collaboratively, is more interested in questioning the importance of concepts, language, and authorship, such as ...

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Chinese, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in Beijing and Sydney, Australia.

Born 1957, in Beijing.

Painter, installation artist.

Guan Wei graduated in 1986 from the Department of Fine Arts at Beijing Capital University. Starting in 1989, Guan began a series of artistic residencies in Australia: at the Tasmanian School of Art in Hobart, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, and at the Australian National University’s Canberra School of Art. Though Guan’s ancestry links him to Manchurian nobles in China’s late-nineteenth-century Qing dynasty, he spent much of his adult life in Australia, becoming a citizen in ...

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Japanese, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1946, in Tokyo.

Painter (mixed media).

Hikosaka Naoyuki studied at Taka University. Using visible wooden panels, he paints geometric abstract motifs in acrylics in the style of papiers découpés. He then assembles these components in space in patterns and correspondences related to the artistic traditions of the Far East, to form what he describes as ‘composed paintings’. He has exhibited since ...

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Korean, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 1964, in Yongwol.

Sculptor, installation artist, performance artist, draughtswoman.

Lee Bul graduated from Hong-Ik University in Seoul with a bachelor of fine arts in sculpture. She settled in Seoul. Lee seeks to explore feminine archetypes by creating a universe inhabited by monsters and imaginary creatures based on Korean legends and contemporary technology (notably cyborgs), or manga imagery. She has also used her own nude body in her performances. Whether making unliveable, solitary cubicles - as in her karaoke pods - or strolling about in one or other of her outlandish costumes, she tries to destabilise established values through her objects and creatures. For instance, in her sculpture ...

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Korean, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in Paris.

Born 1959.

Painter (mixed media).

Sang Woo Lee exhibits regularly in Korea. In France he has exhibited at the Salon de Montrouge (1988, 1989 and 1991), the Salon de la Jeune Peinture (1986), and the Salon de Novembre in Vitry (...

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Japanese, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in France, Belgium, Taiwan, and China.

Born 1964, in Tokyo.

Painter, installation artist.

Michael Lin was born in Tokyo to Taiwanese parents and grew up in California. In 1990 he received his B.F.A. from the Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design, Los Angeles, and in 1993 he received his M.F.A. from the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena. He creates installations of found objects and large-scale, graphic paintings based on decorative textiles.

1990, Oltre il Muro, Accademia di Belle Arti de Brera, Milan

1994, Art and Text, National Normal College, Taipei

1997, IT Park Group Exhibition, Taipei Fine Arts Museum

1998, Tu Parles/J’Ecoute, La Ferme de Buisson Art Centre, Paris

2001, Casino 2001: 1st Quadrennial of Contemporary Art, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kusnt, Ghent

2001, The Gravity of the Immaterial, Institute of Contemporary Art, Taipei

2001, Venice Biennale

2002, Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia...