Lu Chao

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Born in 1988 in Shenyang, Lu Chao is a graduate of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing and of the Royal Academy of Art in London. He now lives and works in London.

Lu Chao’ s oil paintings use a subtle technique to prompt a profound feeling of mystery and imagination. Extensively detailed and relying on a traditionally Chinese black and white aesthetic, they usually center on themes of melancholy, of the link between man and nature, and on individuality and recognition.

His works have been widely exhibited in galleries and institutions in China and abroad, including at Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery in Beijing, Galerie Nathalie Obadia in Paris, Rosenfeld Porcini Gallery in London, in the Museum of Contemporary Art Chengdu and the Today Art Museum.
Biography

2014

  • Graduated from Painting Department( M.A.), Royal College of Art, London, U.K.


2012

  • Graduated from Oil Painting Department(B.A.), Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China


1988

  • Born in Shenyang, Liaoning Province, China

Solo Exhibitions

2017

  • Lu Chao: Black Box, Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Beijing, China

  • Black Silence, Rosenfeld Porcini Gallery, London, UK


2016

  • Black Light, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, France


2015

  • 2015 Art Basel Hong Kong - Lu Chao: Black Mirror, Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Hong Kong, China


2013

  • Lu Chao: Black Forest, Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Beijing, China

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017

  • After the Deluge, Rosenfeld Porcini Gallery, Venice, Italy

  • All happens after sunset…, MOCA Pavilion, Shanghai, China

  • The Figure in Contemporary Art, Rosenfeld Porcini Gallery, London, U.K.

  • Art Shenzhen 2017, Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Shenzhen, China


2016

  • Aurora, Soka Art Center, Beijing, China

  • The ‘Monogatari’ of Blackness, Mingo, Shanghai, China

  • Art 021, Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Shanghai, China

  • Across the Divide, Rosenfeld Porcini Gallery, London, U.K.

  • Art Shenzhen, Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Shenzhen, China

  • New Capital: Huang Yu Collection Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art Chengdu, Chengdu, China

  • EXPO Chicago2016, Rosenfeld Porcini Gallery, Chicago, U.S.A.

  • Painting as Strait Gate, Hive center of Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

  • Zuna Maco, Rosenfeld Porcini Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico


2015

  • Art 021, Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Shanghai, China

  • CIGE, Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Beijing, China

  • Art Taipei, Forbidden City Gallery, Taipei, China

  • Elsewhere, Lychee One, London, U.K.

  • Around Drawing, Rosenfeld Porcini Gallery, London, U.K.

  • Cos Moscow, Rosenfeld Porcini Gallery, Moscow, Russia

  • 2015 Art Brussels, Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Brussels, Belgium


2014

  • Saatchi New Sensation Shortlist, Victoria House, London, U.K.

  • Life and Hope, French Institute, Beijing, China

  • A New Circle, Forbidden City Gallery, Shanghai, China

  • River Light RCA Studio Summer Exhibition, RCA Studio, London, U.K.

  • Royal College of Art Graduation Exhibition, Royal College of Art, London, U.K.

  • London Design Festival 2014, Mint Gallery, London, U.K.

  • RCA Secret, Royal College of Art, London, U.K.

  • SOHO Art Festival 2014, London, U.K.

  • 2014 Art Brussels, Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Brussels, Belgium


2013

  • The Others, Hanmi Gallery, London, U.K.

  • Open Work, London, U.K.

  • Drawing Now Art Fair, Le Carrousel du Louvre, Pairs, France

  • 2013 Art Brussels, Brussels, Belgium

  • RCA Secret, Dyson Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, U.K.

  • New Figuration: Chapter 1, Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Beijing, China

  • Multiculturalism is Dead, Bethnal Green Church, London, U.K.

  • Royal College of Art student show, Royal College of Art, London, U.K.


2012

  • Works from Students at the Royal College Of Art, Royal College of Art, London, U.K.


2011

  • Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Snow Mountain Music Festival, Lijiang, China

  • Group Show, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China

  • Enigma, Up Space, Beijing, China


2010

  • Giant Cup Today National Art Students Annual Awards 2010, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

  • Wolf Wears Sheep Skin, Up Space, Beijing, China