Jin Shan (b. 1977, China)

A leading voice in an emerging generation of socially engaged contemporary artists in China, Jin Shan is an agent provocateur. Preferring wit and satire to aggression and conflict, his work uses humor and play to draw audiences into a confrontation with the social, cultural and political problems of the day. While specifically describing aspects of contemporary China, his investigation of human motivation extends beyond national boundaries to the seemingly insatiable desire for power programmed into humanity’s DNA. Jin Shan (b.1977, Jiangsu Province) graduated from Faculty of Fine Art of East China Normal University in 2000, currently works and lives in Shanghai. Jin Shan’s work has been exhibited at the Singapore Biennale, The Venice Biennale, The Groninger Museum, Netherlands, David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, among others. His works have been collected by M+ Museum, Hong Kong, China; White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney, Australia; the Kadist Foundation, Paris, France; the DSL Collection, Paris, France and the Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, Kansas, USA.

Shan, Jin b. 1977

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