XU ZHEN®, founded by artist Xu Zhen in 2013, is the flagship art brand of MadeIn Company. Born in 1977, Xu Zhen is a leading Chinese artist and curator, and the founder of MadeIn Company. XU ZHEN® is committed to art creation and cutting-edge culture development. Through collecting and appreciating artworks and events produced by XU ZHEN®, users can enjoy spiritual aspirations and life experiences of the finest quality. Xu Zhen
Artist, curator, MadeIn Company founder. Xu Zhen was born in 1977, and lives and works in Shanghai.
In 2004, Xu Zhen won the prize for ‘Best Artist’ at the China Contemporary Art Award. Xu Zhen participated in the 49th Venice Biennale in 2001 as a Chinese young artist. His practice covers various media such as installations, video, painting and performance, etc.
Xu Zhen has exhibited internationally, at museums and biennales, such as XU ZHEN®: Eternity vs Evolution, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia (2020), In Just a Blink of an Eye, MOCA, Los Angles, U.S.A. (2019), Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, U.S.A. (2017), 20th Biennale of Sydney, The future is already here — it’s just not evenly distributed, Cockatoo Island, Sydney, Australia (2016), Xu Zhen Solo Exhibition, Long Museum West Bund, Shanghai (2015), XU Zhen in Artist Commission, The Armory Show, New York, U.S.A. (2014), La Biennale de Lyon 2013, Lyon, France (2013), Art of Change, Hayward Gallery, London, U.K. (2012), The Real Thing, Contemporary Art from China, Tate Liverpool, U.K. (2007), The Thirteen: Chinese Video Now, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York, U.S.A. (2006), Follow Me!, Contemporary Chinese Art at the Threshold of the New Millennium, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan (2005), Between Past and Future, New Photography and Video from China, ICP and the Asia Society, NY, U.S.A. (2004), China Now, Museum of Modern Art, New York, U.S.A. (2004), 49th International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale, Plateau of Humankind, Venice, Italy (2001), among others.
The works of XU ZHEN® are collected by Centre Pompidou, Daimler Art Collection, Foundation Louis Vuitton pour la Creation, White Rabbit Contemporary Chinese Art Collection, Astrup Fearnley Museum, The UBS Art Collection, and DSL Collection.
Aside from being an artist, Xu Zhen is also a curator. He co-curated together with other artists major exhibitions in Shanghai and was one of the initiators of Art-Ba-Ba (www.art-ba-ba.com), a leading online forum for discussion and critique of contemporary art in Shanghai, in 2006. In 2009, Xu Zhen established ‘MadeIn Company’, a contemporary art creation corporate, focused on the production of creativity, and devoted to the research of contemporary culture’s infinite possibilities. In 2013, MadeIn Company launched XU ZHEN® which is committed to art creation and cutting-edge culture development. In 2014, MadeIn Company established MadeIn Gallery and in November 2016 launched the first “Xu Zhen Store” in Shanghai.