MENG JIN
b. 1973, Chongqing, China. Lives and works in Beijing, China.

Meng Jin’s photographs explore the artist’s fascination with urban life, architecture, memory, and the relationship between object and their social context. His Love Hotel series, in collaboration with artist Fang Er, features photographs of improvised, spontaneous sculptures combined with existing objects in rented love hotel rooms. The series explores the two artists’ ongoing interest in urban life, architecture, memory and found objects, and the inter-relationship between physical buildings, objects and their social context.
Biography

Born in 1973 in Chongqing, China.

 

EDUCATION

2005
Master in Fine Arts with distinction, Chelsea College of University of Arts London in London, United Kingdom

1996
Bachelor of Arts in the Fine Art Department of Southwest China Normal University   Chongqing, China
Currently lives and works in Beijing, China


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2010      
Love Hotel, Photo Edition Berlin, Berlin Germany

2009    
Love Hotel, M97 Gallery, Shanghai, China
Every Room is Illuminated, Kiang Gallery, Atlanta, USA

2008      
Constructed Re Constructed, Art Channel, Beijing, China

2007      
Lost & Found, M97 Gallery, Shanghai, China

2006      
Been There, Done That, Platform China 798 Project Space, Beijing, China

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2010      
Reshaping History: Chinart from 2000 to 2009, China National Convention Center, Beijing, China
The Magic, Art Channel, Beijing, China
It’s All about Love, My Humble House Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

2009      
My Humble House Exhibition of a New Generation, My Humble House Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
The Biennial Photoquai 2009, the musée du quai Branly, Paris, France
That Obscure Object of Desire, Officina, Beijing, China
New Trends: Fifteen Contemporary Chinese Artists, The Pacific Heritage Museum, San Francisco, USA

2008
vivia? Moscow Young Art Biannual, Moscow, Russia
The Disappearance of Nature, L&Y Gallery, Shenzhen, China
House Arrest, Galerie Mai36 showroom, Zurich, Switzerland
Night on Earth, MOCA Shanghai, China, Helsinki, Finland
The International Festival of Photography in Lodz, Poland
There is No I in Team, Gateshead, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Inactivation, MOCA Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
China Design Now, V&A museum, London, UK

2007      
Lianzhou International Photo Festival, Lianzhou, China
Fragmentation, Chenlinghui Art Center, Creek Art, Beijing, China
My Beijing 2X2 Photography Show, SOKA Art, Beijing, China
Unveil the Red Curtain, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong, China
Nostalgia, Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco, USA
Grand Opening, Kiang Gallery, Atlanta, USA
China Photography, Staedtische Galerie Haus Seel, Siegen, Germany
Borderline Moving Image Festival, Beijing, China
Get it Louder 2007, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing, China
Whispering Wind: Recent Chinese Photography, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, USA
nactivation, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
The Boundless Reality, Photography Exhibition, 706 Factory in 798 Art Zone, Beijing, China
Evolution, 2007 Guangzhou Photo Biannual, Guangdong Art Museum, Guangzhou, China
Still Moving, Space Noon GALLERY, Beijing, China, National Film Institute, Seoul, Korea
Beyond and Crossover – Mocart 2007, Pudong Exhibition Hall, Shanghai, China
Asia Young Artists in Heyri, KEUMSAN GALLERY, Seoul, Korea
The Thirteen: Chinese Video Now, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, UK

2006      
Eyes On, C5 Art Gallery, Beijing, Bund 18 Creative Centre, Shanghai, China
Story, Alexia Goethe Gallery, London, UK
Art Beijing, 2006 international art fair, Beijing, China
Ogilvy Autumn Art Exhibition, Ogilvy 0 gallery, Beijing, China 
Mocart Contemporary Art Exhibition, Volkswagen Beijing Olympic Forum, Beijing, China
Replay, C5 Art Gallery, Beijing, China
The Thirteen: Chinese Video Now, MOMA PS1, New York, USA

2005      
Space, Aristao Gallery, London, UK
Performance Furniture, London, UK
The 6th International Photographic Art Exposition, San Francisco, USA
On the Underbelly, the Green, London, UK

2004      
After Dark, the Tour Show from Leeds, Birmingham to London, UK
The Horse Hospital, London UK

2003      
Spiritual Tour, Taikang Top Space, Beijing China

2002                  
Self-Talking, Art Channel of TOM.COM Nominate Photo Show

2001                 
Dialogue, Chinese Cotemporary Art Exhibition, Patova, Italy

2000      
New Media Art Festival at Loft, Beijing, China

1999      
Visible and Unknown, Beijing, Chin