Jiang Shuo

1958, Beijing China

Introduction

Jiang Shuo is a Chinese-born international sculptor who works between her studios in Beijing, China; Berlin, Germany; and Klagenfurt, Austria. Her early bronzes had a folk-like quality hinting at blissful childhood memories and strong family values.  In later life she turned to more serious topics, such as commercialization and the Cultural Revolution, depicted most notably in her series Red Guards.

Jiang Shuo was among the first women to study sculpture at the Central Academy of Arts & Design (now the Academy of Fine Arts, Tsinghua University), Beijing.  She subsequently pursued postgraduate studies under Professor Zheng Ke at the Central Academy of Arts & Design, Beijing, where she was appointed as a lecturer in 1986. After winning a scholarship to a university in Austria in 1989, she emmigrated with her sculptor husband, Wu Shaoxiang to Klagenfurt, where they established a joint studio and joined the Austrian Artist Association.

Since gaining Austrian citizenship in 2003, Jiang returned to China where she witnessed how dramatically Chinese cultural norms had changed since her days as a young member of the Red Guard in the Cultural Revolution. In a series of this same title, anonymous open-mouthed soldiers participate in various and often humorous modern-day activities such as karaoke and eating fast food, probing the viewer to consider materialism, the rise of the bourgeois, and the growth of the capitalistic machine within the context of Chinese history.  

Jiang has widely exhibited her sculptures around the world, including Austria, Indonesia, Singapore, and Switzerland, and her works are included in several major private and museum collections.






SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017

  • Art Stage Indonesia, Linda Art Centre, Jakarta, Indonesia

2015

  • Invisible Hand, Joint exhibition with Wu Shaoxiang, Linda Art Centre, 798, Beijing, China

2014

  • Red VS Green, Joint exhibition with Wu Shaoxiang, Werner Berger Museum, Bleiberg, Austria
  • Dolls and Masks, Joint exhibition with Wu Shaoxiang,Indonesia National Museum, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Going for Money, Joint exhibition with Wu Shaoxiang, Plum Blossoms Gallery, Hong Kong
  • Dolls and Masks, Joint exhibition with Wu Shaoxiang, Museum of Contemporary Art, Singapore       

2013

  • Camouflage, Joint exhibition with Wu Shaoxiang, Plum Blossoms Gallery, Hong Kong

2012

  • Going For Money, Joint exhibition with Wu Shaoxiang, Museum of Contemporary Art Taiwan

2011

  • Red Cat, Solo Exhibition, Plum Blossoms Gallery, Hong Kong

2010

  • Image and Concept, Joint exhibition with Wu Shaoxiang, Museum of Contemporary Art, Singapore
  • Sculpture from China, Joint exhibition with Wu Shaoxiang, Marsvinsholms Skulpturpark, Sweden

2009

  • Cloud Riders, Solo Exhibition, Plum Blossoms Gallery, Hong Kong
  • Today’s Red Guards, Solo Exhibition, White8 Gallery, Vienna, Austria

2008

  • Image and Concept, Joint exhibition with Wu Shaoxiang, Indonesia National Museum, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Paradise Fruits, Joint exhibition with Wu Shaoxiang, Art Seasons Lake Zurich Gallery, Switzerland

2007

  • Monument of Time, Solo Exhibition, Plum Blossoms Gallery, Hong Kong
  • Image and Concept, Joint exhibition with Wu Shaoxiang, Song Zhuang Art Centre, Beijing, China

2006

  • Chase, Joint Exhibition with Wu Shaoxiang, Linda Gallery, Singapore and Jakarta, Indonesia
  • New Age Cadres, Joint exhibition with Wu Shaoxiang, Plum Blossoms Gallery, New York, USA

2005

  • Red Guards Today, Solo Exhibition, Plum Blossoms Gallery, Hong Kong

2004

  • Red Guards, Solo Exhibition, Plum Blossoms Gallery, Hong Kong

2001

  • Sculpting, AAI Gallery, Vienna, Austria
  • Joint exhibition with Wu Shaoxiang, Schloss Wolfsberg, Wolfsberg, Austria

1999

  • Joint Exhibition with Wu Shaoxiang, Gallery Dida, Graz, Austria

1998

  • Solo Exhibition, City Hall, St. Veit, Austria

1997

  • Solo Exhibition, Central Gallery, Graz, Austria

1996

  • Joint Exhibition with Wu Shaoxiang, Gallery Dida, Graz, Austria

1993

  • Solo Exhibition, Europe House, Klagenfurt, Austria

1992

  • Joint Exhibition with Wu Shaoxiang, Gallery Nemenz, Judenberg, Austria

1991

  • Joint Exhibition with Wu Shaoxiang, Gallery Akzent K, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Joint Exhibition with Wu Shaoxiang, Raiffeisen Bank, Klagenfurt, Austria

1985

  • Solo Exhibition, Central Academy of Arts & Design, Beijing, China



SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

  • Art 021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair 2018, Alisan Fine Arts, Shanghai Exhibition Centre, Shanghai, China

2017

2016

  • Art Hong Kong, Hong Kong Art Centre, Angela Li Contemporary, Hong Kong
  • Art Beijing, Linda Gallery, Agriculture Exhibition Hall, Beijing, China
  • Salzburg Art and Antique, Palace of Archbishop, Schuetz Fine Art, Salzburg, Austria
  • Art New York, Schuetz Fine Art, Pier 94, New York, USA
  • 10 Years Anniversary of Linda Art Centre Exhibition, 798, China
  • 60 Years of Anniversary of Tsing Hua University Art Academy, Art Museum of Tsing Hua University Art Academy, Beijing, China

2015

  • Salzburg Art Fair, Schuetz FineArt, Palace of Archbishop, Salzburg, Austria
  • Art Stage Singapore, Linda Gallery, Singapore
  • Art Beijing, Linda Gallery, Agriculture Exhibition Hall, Beijing, China
  • 10 Years of MOCA Singapore, MOCA Singapore, Singapore
  • The Light of City - Sculpture and Installation Exhibition, Shanghai, China
  • 20 Years of Schuetz Art, Schuetz Gallery, Vienna, Austria
  • Art Taipei, Linda Gallery, Taipei International Convention Centre, Taiwan

2014       

  • Art Stage Singapore, Linda Gallery, Singapore
  • Art Taipei, Linda Gallery, Taipei International Convention Centre, Taiwan
  • Art Beijing, Linda Gallery, Agriculture Exhibition Hall, Beijing, China

2013

  • Art Taipei, Linda Gallery, Taipei International Convention Centre, Taiwan
  • Art Beijing, Linda Gallery, Agriculture Exhibition Hall, Beijing, China
  • Song Zhuang Art Festival Sculpture Exhibition, Song Zhuang Art Centre, Beijing, China

2012

  • Across History II – Invitation of Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, G-Dot Art Space, Beijing, China
  • Art Beijing, Linda Gallery, Agriculture Exhibition Hall, Beijing, China
  • Art Taipei, Linda Gallery, Taipei International Convention Centre, Taiwan

2011

  • ART HK, Plum Blossoms Gallery, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
  • Art Beijing, Linda Gallery, Agriculture Exhibition Hall, Beijing, China
  • Art Taipei, Linda Gallery, Taipei International Convention Centre, Taiwan
  • SH Contemporary, Linda Gallery, Shanghai Exhibition Centre, Shanghai, China

2010

  • China International Gallery Exposition, Linda Gallery, China World Trade Centre, Beijing, China
  • Art Beijing, Linda Gallery, Agriculture Exhibition Hall, Beijing, China
  • Greating with Their Heart and Blood, 798 Linda Art Centre, Beijing, China
  • ART HK, Plum Blossoms Gallery, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
  • ART Singapore, Linda Gallery, SUNTEC Singapore, Singapore
  • SH Contemporary, Linda Gallery, Shanghai Exhibition Centre, China
  • Art Taipei, Linda Gallery, Taipei International Convention Centre, Taiwan

2009

  • East Meets West, White8 Gallery, Villach, Austria
  • ViennaFair, White8 Gallery, Messe Wien, Vienna, Austria
  • China International Gallery Exposition, Linda Gallery, China World Trade Centre, Beijing, China
  • ART Santa Fe, Plum Blossoms Gallery, El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
  • ART Singapore, Linda Gallery, SUNTEC Singapore, Singapore

2008

  • Asian Contemporary Art Fair, Linda Gallery, Pier 92, New York, USA
  • Art Taipei, Linda Gallery, Taipei International Convention Centre, Taiwan
  • Art Beijing, Linda Gallery, Agriculture Exhibition Hall, Beijing, China
  • ART Singapore, Linda Gallery, SUNTEC Singapore, Singapore
  • Art International Zurich, Art Seasons Lake Zurich Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland

2007

  • China International Gallery Exposition, Linda Gallery, China World Trade Centre, Beijing, China
  • ART Singapore, Linda Gallery, SUNTEC Singapore, Singapore
  • New Age Cadres, Joint exhibition with Wu Shaoxiang, Plum Blossoms Gallery, Hong Kong

2006

  • China International Gallery Exposition, Linda Gallery, China World Trade Centre, Beijing, China
  • ART Singapore, Linda Gallery, SUNTEC Singapore, Singapore
  • 2nd International Biennial of Contemporary Art Austria, Hüttenberg Exhibition Centre, Austria

2004

  • International Asian Art Fair, Plum Blossoms Gallery, the Seventh Regiment Armory, New York, USA

2003

  • Group Exhibition, Plum Blossoms Gallery, Hong Kong
  • International Asian Art Fair, Plum Blossoms Gallery, the Seventh Regiment Armoury, New York, USA

2002

  • 1st International Biennial of Contemporary Art Austria, Hüttenberg Exhibition Centre, Austria

2000

  • Hundred Years of Chinese Art, China Guardian Auctions, Beijing, China

1999

  • Salzburg Art Fair, Salzburg, Austria

1998

  • International Contemporary Art Fair, Palace Degli Affari, Florence, Italy

1995

  • Group Exhibition, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Hong Kong

1994

  • Exhibition by the Austrian Art Association, City Gallery, Klagenfurt, Austria

1992

  • Joint Exhibition with Wu Shaoxiang, Gallery Nemenz, Judenberg, Austria
  • The Spirit of Times, Gallery Hinteregger, St. Pölten, Austria

1990

  • International Art Exhibition, Stadtgarten Gallery, Norden, Germany
  • Group Exhibition, the International Art Centre, Velden, Austria

1988

  • China National Exhibition of Fine Arts, National Art Museum of China , Beijing, China

1987

  • Today's Fine Arts in China, Toronto Exhibition Hall, Canada
  • Traditional and Modern Sculptures, China National Museum of Fine Arts, Beijing, China

1986

  • Photo Exhibition of Prize-Winning Sculptures, China National Museum of Fine Arts, Beijing, China

1984

  • 1st National Urban Sculpture Exhibition, China National Museum of Fine Arts, Beijing, China

1982    

  • Central Academy of Arts & Design Exhibition, China National Museum of Fine Arts, Beijing, China

           

SELECTED COMMISSIONS AND COLLECTIONS

2015    Great Jump, Werner Berger Museum, Bleiberg, Austria

2012    Narcissus, Art Collection of Castle Pakein

2011    Dancing, Copelouzos Art Museum, Athens, Greece 

2010    Advance, Si Yuan Tang Art Collection, Hong Kong

2009    Bauhinia Rider, MTR Corporation Limited, Hong Kong

2007    Cat Rider, Hai Cheng Art Museum, China

2006    Lion Rider, The Hong Kong Museum of Art

Red Guards – Love, Red Guard – Relaxation, The Art Collection of Swiss Bank

Paradise Bird, Art Collection of Castle Pakein

2005    Red Guards – Red Ocean, Red Guard – On the Sea of Business 2, Hong Kong Museum of Art

2004    Red Guards- Going Forward! Making Money!, Langham Place Hotel, Hong Kong

2000    Christ, St Margareten City, Austria

1996   Ancient Vase, New World Development Company Limited, Hong Kong

Enjoyable Life, collaboration with Wu Shaoxiang, County Attendant Centre, Moosburg, Austria

1995    Skulptur für Kärntner Landes Versicherung, Austria

1993    Designed trophies for the Evolution Club, Ferlach, Austria

1992    Hand (Fountain), collaboration with Wu Shaoxiang, Köck Villa, Velden, Austria

1991    Designed trophies for “Advertising Award 1991”, Antenne Austria, Austria

1989    Designed award trophies for The Chinese Film Festival, Beijing, China

Fisherman, Mi Yun Power Supply Bureau, Beijing, China

1988    Designed trophies for “Top Ten Outstanding Entrepreneurs in China”

1987    Summer was named as one of the best city sculptures in China

Spirit of the Drunken City, 10-Meters high, Qiaotou Square, Luzhou, China

1984    Designed Film Award trophies for Ministry of Culture, People's Republic of China

Summer, Binghe Garden, Beijing, China

The Sea of Knowledge, The Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing, China

1983    Designed Film Award trophies for Ministry of Culture, China

1982    Designed Film Award trophies for Ministry of Culture, China

 

MAJOR PUBLICATIONS

2015    Invisible Hand, Linda Art Centre Beijing, 798, China

2014   Wu Shaoxiang und Jiang Shuo, Indonesia National Museum and Linda Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

2013    Camouflage, Plum Blossoms Gallery, Hong Kong

2012    Going for Money, Museum of Contemporary Art Taiwan

2011    Red Cat, Plum Blossoms Gallery, Hong Kong

2010    Jiang Shuo & Wu Shaoxiang, MOCA Singapore

2009    Cloud Riders, Plum Blossoms Gallery, Hong Kong

2008    Jiang Shuo and Wu Shaoxiang, Indonesia National Museum and Linda Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

Fruits of Paradise, Art Seasons Lake Zurich Gallery, Switzerland

2007   The Monument of Time, Plum Blossoms Gallery, Hong Kong

Image and Concept, Song Zhuang Art Centre Beijing, China

2006    Chase, Linda Gallery, Singapore and Indonesia

2005    Red Guards Today, Plum Blossoms Gallery, Hong Kong and New York, USA

2003    Red Guards, Plum Blossoms Gallery, Hong Kong and New York, USA

2000    Jiang Shuo Sculpture, People's Fine Arts Publishing House, Beijing, China

1991    Selected Works by Jiang Shuo, Bauer Publishing House, Austria

1989    Sculpture, People's Liberation Army Publishing House, Beijing, China

1987    Sculpting Skills, People's Fine Arts Publishing House, Beijing, China