Shandong Province, b.1984

Jian Ce

When she was 4 years old in 1988, she migrated to Germany. In 2008, the artist graduated from the Department of Fine Arts at the Universität der Künste Berlin, where she studied under Georg Baselitz, Daniel Richter and Robert Lucander. In 2009 she graduated with a Master’s degree from respectively the Department of Art History at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the Freie Universität Berlin. In 2006-2007 she studied at London’s Goldsmiths, University of London. In 2012 she was awarded a Doctoral scholarship from the German Studien- stiftung des deutschen Volkes. Jian Ce currently lives and works in Berlin and Beijing. Through her solo exhibitions, she could expand and modify her world of art with subjects of `Truth and Illusion`, `Portraits of person` and `Penetrate`. Given its lengthy historical dimensions,...

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Biography

When she was 4 years old in 1988, she migrated to Germany. In 2008, the artist graduated from the Department of Fine Arts at the Universität der Künste Berlin, where she studied under Georg Baselitz, Daniel Richter and Robert Lucander. In 2009 she graduated with a Master’s degree from respectively the Department of Art History at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the Freie Universität Berlin. In 2006-2007 she studied at London’s Goldsmiths, University of London. In 2012 she was awarded a Doctoral scholarship from the German Studien- stiftung des deutschen Volkes. Jian Ce currently lives and works in Berlin and Beijing. Through her solo exhibitions, she could expand and modify her world of art with subjects of `Truth and Illusion`, `Portraits of person` and `Penetrate`. Given its lengthy historical dimensions, the traditional medium of painting has by no means endowed Jian Ce with all kinds of pure, independent language facsimiles. Rather, she’s a latecomer of the medium who - from within the realm of painting - responds and offers feedback to the painting practice of those who preceded her. In her works, Jian Ce analyzes, deconstructs and formally reconstructs classic imagery, causing assimilation and fusion between painting on the one hand. Through the inherent pictorial reasoning in painting, she raises multiple questions concerning the visual, with particular attention paid to the investigation of “visual habits”. Recent exhibitions include: Saloon, Sexauer Gallery, Berlin, Germany (2015); Aufwachen! Besser machen!, Kleine Humboldt Galerie, Berlin, Germany (2014); Projection, White Space, Beijing, China (2014); TANGRAM, Galerie Herold, Bremen, Germany (2014)and many other group exhibitions. Public Collections are in Sor Rusche Collection, Hanno Huth Collection, Sishang Art Museum, Frank Yang Collection, Artist Liu Wei and many other Private collections.

Artworks

3

Ever 2D, 2014

Related Categories

21st Century Art / Abstract Painting / Acrylic on Canvas / Acrylic Paint / Art of the 2010s / Asian Art / Beijing / Berlin / Canvas / China / Chinese Art / Contemporary Asian Art / Contemporary Chinese Art / Deconstruction / Different Perspectives / Geometric Abstraction / Germany / Painting / Perception / Shandong / Smooth and Flat Surface / Women Artists / Young / Emerging Artists

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • 2017

    Ph.D, Art and Visual History, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin

  • 2016

    Ph.D. scholarship, the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, Germany

  • 2009

    MA, Art History, Philosophy and East Asian Art History, the Humboldt-Universitat and Freie Universitat Berlin, Berlin

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2017

    CAPTCHA, Philine Cremer Gallery, Dusseldorf, Germany

  • Transeuropa, with Yuzheng Cheng, Whiteconcepts, Berlin

  • 2016

    Elephant, NON Berlin Project Space, Berlin

Group Exhibitions

  • 2017

    I'm not a Robot, Philine Cremer Gallery, Dusseldorf, Germany

  • Turning Point, JENSWALTHER, Berlin

  • Wanted Duchamps 3, Lage Egal, Berlin

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Education

  • 2017

    Ph.D, Art and Visual History, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin

  • 2016

    Ph.D. scholarship, the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, Germany

  • 2009

    MA, Art History, Philosophy and East Asian Art History, the Humboldt-Universitat and Freie Universitat Berlin, Berlin

  • 2008

    MFA, Fine Arts, the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK), Berlin

  • 2007

    Goldsmiths College, University of London, London

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2017

    CAPTCHA, Philine Cremer Gallery, Dusseldorf, Germany

  • Transeuropa, with Yuzheng Cheng, Whiteconcepts, Berlin

  • 2016

    Elephant, NON Berlin Project Space, Berlin

  • The Grand Illusion, White Space, Beijing

  • 2015

    VELUM, Galerie Philine Cremer, Dusseldorf

  • Round Corner, Galerija CONTRA, Zagreb

  • 2014

    Frontiers, Galerie Philine Cremer, Dusseldorf

  • Projection, WHITE SPACE BEIJING, Beijing

  • Tangram, Galerie Herold, Bremen

  • 2013

    XY – false reject, Konfuzius – Institut, Dusseldorf

  • Faces, KBM Legal und Plus4Media, Koln

  • 2012

    Smile Without a Face, WHITE SPACE BEIJING, Beijing

  • 2011

    A Maze, Contra Gallery, Koper, Slovenia

  • The Maker, Alexander Ochs Gallery, Berlin

  • Who is Who, Berlin Confucius Institute, Berlin

  • Models, Contra Gallery Koper, Slovenia

  • 2010

    Fact – Fiction, WHITE SPACE BEIJING, Beijing

  • 1 fur ALLE(1 for ALL), Galerie Lakemaker, Berlin

  • Marco Polo. A Travel Guide, Andrew James Art, Shanghai

  • 2009

    Ce Jian, Contra Gallery, Koper, Slovenia

  • 2008

    Wie Sie sehen… (As you can see…), Galerie Lakemaker, Berlin

Group Exhibitions

  • 2017

    I'm not a Robot, Philine Cremer Gallery, Dusseldorf, Germany

  • Turning Point, JENSWALTHER, Berlin

  • Wanted Duchamps 3, Lage Egal, Berlin

  • The Second Self, Peres Projects, Berlin

  • 2016

    Painting as Strait Gate, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing

  • Image Study Project (3rd Edition) of Right View Art Museum: The On-going “Non- guration”, Right View Art Museum, Beijing

  • New Capital, Museum of Contemporary Art Chengdu, Chengdu, China

  • B-Movie, J: GALLERY, Shanghai

  • UNFLATTENING: 3 Emerging Chinese Artists, Gallery SU:, Seoul

  • 2015

    Concept and Language In Painting Process, Rightview Art Museum, Beijing

  • Saloon, Galerie Sexauer, Berlin

  • 2014

    Painting Lesson IV, Yang Gallery, Beijing

  • 2013

    Geographic Laboratory, Galerie Philine Cremer, Dusseldorf

  • Aufwachen! Besser machen!, Kleine Humboldt – Galerie, Berlin

  • 2012

    Here We Are / Tu Smo, Museum of Contemporary Art of Istria, Pula, Croatia

  • 2011

    China Revisited, Marianne Friis Gallery, Copenhagen

  • Das Ich im Anderen, Stiftung Mercator, Essen, Germany

  • Phantome, Uferhallen, Berlin

  • 2010

    New Spirit of Painting, Contra Gallery, Koper, Slovenia

  • Chinese*, Alexander Ochs Galleries, Berlin

  • At Second Sight. (Re)Constructing Reality, curated by Ce Jian, Blackbridge Off, Beijing

Collections

  • Sor Rusche Collection / Hanno Huth Collection

  • Sishang Art Museum, Beijing

  • Frank Yang collection/foundation, Shenzhen