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XU ZHEN® 徐震®
b. 2013, works and lives in Shanghai

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XU ZHEN® 徐震®
Alien 2 - Sleeping Hermaphroditos, Western Han dynasty Female Musician Playing a Zither
2017 ~ 2018
Mineral-based composite, stainless steel, acrylic paint
130(H)*200(W)*165cm | Hermaphroditos 47*170*86cm | Female Musician Play 85*120*80cm | Ed.1 Plinth 30*250*200cm | Ed.2 Plinth 10*200*165cm
Edition of 3

Current And Upcoming Exhibitions:
Back to Back—Viva Amicizia, CCC.Center for Cross Culture, Shanghai, 09.19, 2021 - 12.18, 2021
XU ZHEN®: Three Taels of Cuteness, One Catty of Greatness, MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai, 11.10, 2021 - 12.31, 2021


In 2009, Xu Zhen established “MadeIn Company”, a contemporary art creation company, focused on the production of creativity, and devoted to the research of contemporary culture’s infinite possibilities. In 2013, MadeIn Company launched XU ZHEN®, operating the individual’s work as a company brand, commit to art creation and cutting-edge culture development. In 2014, MadeIn Company opened MadeIn Gallery. In 2016, the first “XU ZHEN Store” launched in Shanghai and XU ZHEN® entered a new stage of development. XU ZHEN® presents visual ambiguity and the sense of displacement in work due to the juxtaposition of different cultural symbols and states. With an ironic and humorous way, the work becomes a structural cultural intervention and motivates viewers’ thinking about “veracity”. The critical idea and pioneering operation pattern of XU ZHEN® challenge issues of creation pattern, collection system and originality in the context of contemporary art, renew the longtime fixed standard.  

XU ZHEN® have presented in museums and Biennial around the world. The work 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, DSL Collection. Besides, XU ZHEN® curated a series of art activities, such as “Art Night” at Somerset House in London (2016) and “Standing on the Shoulders of Little Clowns - An Exhibition by ‘GUEST’” at Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) in Beijing (2012).

Solo Exhibition:
Xu Zhen: In Just a Blink of an Eye, MOCA, Los Angles, U.S.A. (2019); XU ZHEN®: The Glorious, Perrotin, Hong Kong (2019); XU ZHEN®: Alien, ShanghART, Shanghai (2018); Fortune New Works Launch, XU ZHEN Store, Shanghai (2017); Corporate, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria (2015); Xu Zhen - Produced by MadeIn Company: “Blissful As Gods”, ShanghART, Shanghai (2014); Xu Zhen in Artist Commission, The Armory Show, New York, U.S.A. (2014); Xu Zhen: A MadeIn Company Production, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2014); Action of Consciousness, ShanghART, Shanghai (2011); Physique of Consciousness, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland (2011); Spread, ShanghART, Beijing (2010); Seeing One's Own Eyes, ShanghART, Shanghai (2009) etc.

Group Exhibition:
20th Sydney Biennale, Sydney, Australia (2016); The 6th Moscow Biennale, Moscow, Russia (2015); La Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, France (2013); China China: A Group Show of Chinese Artists, Pinchuk ArtCentre, Kiev, Ukraine (2013); The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT7), Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) and Queensland Art Gallery (QAG), Brisbane, Australia (2012); 8th Shanghai Biennale:  Rehearsal, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai (2010); 2010 Busan Biennale: Living in Evolution, Busan, Korea (2010) etc.

Xu Zhen
Artist, the founder of MadeIn Company. For more information, please click Xu Zhen’s homepage:


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