Chen JiaGang: Biography









2001 – Now

Born in Chongqing, Sichuan, China      

Studied in Architecture, Jianzhu University, Chongqing, China

Worked as a State Registered Architect in China Southwest Architectural Design and Research Institute

Established Sichuan Gangjia Architectural Design Co., Ltd.

Founded Sichuan Upriver Museum, the first private contemporary art museum in China

Founded Chengdu Upriver Museum and Kunming Upriver Museum

Awarded by UN as one of the 12 "Outstanding Young Architects”

An artist who lives and works in Beijing, China


Solo Exhibitions




















"Light, Space, Time", Tokyo Art Projects, Beijing, China

"Genre", Blue Top Arts Center, Chengdu, China

"Third front", Atelier Werner Schaarmann, Hamburg, Germany

"Forbidden City", Chinasquare Gallery, New York, USA

"Diseased City", Art Gallery of Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China

"Third Front", Galerie Paris-Beijing, Beijing, China

"Smog from Our History", Contemporary by Angela Li, Hong Kong, China

"The Great Third Front", Galerie Paris-Beijing, Beijing, China

"Third Front", Chen Jiagang Solo Show, ArtParis 08, Paris, France

"The Great Third Front", Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York, USA

“Smog City”, Contemporary by Angela Li, Hong Kong

"Crossroads", Galerie Paris-Beijing, Beijing, China

"Third Front", Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris, France

“Diao Yu Tai”, White Box Museum of Art, Beijing, China  

“The Great Third Front”, Poligono Gallery, Malaga, Spain 

“Collection Exhibition of Chen Jiagang's Work”, Basel, Switzerland

“Abandoned Fable”, Han Art Gallery, Montreal, Canada

Diseased City, Paris-Beijing Photo Gallery, Paris, France

Chen Jiangang photography, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Findland


Group Exhibitions























"Seduced and Abandoned – Contemporary Sociological Images in China 2006", 798 Art Zone, Beijing; Pingyao International Photography Festival, Shanxi; Siping Warehouse, Shanghai, China; Times and Signs Art Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

"Boundless Reality – Photography exhibition", China Picture, Beijing, China

"Dragon’s Transformation", Chinasquare Gallery, New York, USA

"The Documentary Exhibition of Black And White Realism", Huantie Times Art Space, Beijing, China

"Seduction and Confusion – China New Art Exhibition", Keumsan Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Beyond "Site Specific", RedStar Gallery, Beijing, China

Art Basel, Miami Beach, FL, USA

"Paesaggio", Museo del Territorio, Biella, Italy

"Cotemporary Chinese Photography", Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa, USA

Scope Miami, USA

Toronto International Art Fair – Han Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada

Daegu Photo Biennale, Daegu City, Korea

International ArtExpo New York, NY, USA

Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Art HK 10 (Hong Kong International Art Fair), Hong Kong

"BRIC", Saatchi Gallery and Phillips de Pury & Company, London, England

"Can not be Absent", Wen Xuan Museum of Art, Cheng Du, China

Toronto International Art Fair – Han Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada

“Eccentric Expressions China-Contemporary Chinese Art”, Berlin, Germany

“Red Flag-Contemporary Chinese Art in Montreal Collection”, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, March 3 – June 5

Once Upon a Time - Photography Exhibition of Wang Oingsong, He Chongyue & Chen Jiagang, Gallery 100, Taipei, Taiwan


Public Collections


The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), New York, USA

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa, USA

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts: Private Collection, Montreal, Canada

Museo del Territorio, Biella, Italy

Institute Valencia d’Art Modern (IVAM), Spain

Art Gallery of Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing, China

White Box Museum of Art, Beijing, China

21C Museum, Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, USA

Borusan Contemporary, Turkey

Parciticaped in: August 15-18, 1998

“No Finish,” German artist Hischero, Upriver Gallery in Chengdu