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1960Born in Changzhou, Jiangsu Providence, China
1987Graduated from Nanjing Academy of Arts
1993Studied at the Central Academy of Fine Arts
CurrentlyLives and works in Changzhou, Jiangsu Province, China
2015Grain to Pixel, Shanghai Center of Photography, Shanghai, China
2014To Be or Not To Be, Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts, Nanjing, China
2012Mi Lou: Recent Works by Hong Lei, Chambers Fine Art, Beijing, China
2009Seasons: Recent Works by Hong Lei, Chambers Fine Art, New York, USA
2008Seasons: Recent Works by Hong Lei, Chambers Fine Art, Beijing, China
2007Seven Worthies, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
2006Lost: New Works by Hong Lei, Aura Gallery, Shanghai
Still-Life: Photograph by Hong Lei, Chambers Fine Art, New York
Ain’t Here: Photograph by Hong Lei, Zhu Qizhan Art Museum, Shanghai
Last Night in My Dream: Hong Lei’s Photographic Works, JianSongGe Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2003Hong Lei's Narrative, Chambers Fine Art, New York, USA
2002Chinese Texture of the Soul, China Art Archives & Warehouse, Beijing & The Room with a View Gallery, Shanghai, China
1993Metaphysical Poetry, Cifa Gallery, Beijing, China Photography Naarden, Netherlands
2019Chambers Review II, Chambers Fine Art, New York, USA
Needlepoint, Chambers Fine Art, New York, USA
201840x40: From 1987 To 2018 - Art History Shaped By 40 Artists, Powerlong Museum, Shanghai, China
40 Years of Chinese Contemporary Photography, OCAT Shenzhen, Shen Zhen, China
2017Anren Birnnale, Chengdu, China
Crossing: AMNUA 5th anniversary exhibition, Nanjing, China
2016What You Do Not Desire - Photography Exhibition, OFOTO Gallery, Shanghai, China
Present Participle III,M Art Center, Shanghai China
2015Immortal Present: Art and East Asia, Berkshire Museum, Massachusetts, USA
2011Wu Ming: Forms is Formless, Contrasts Gallery, Shanghai, China
Community of Tastes: Chinese Contemporary Art since 2000, Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
2010Comunidad de gusto. Arte contemporáneo chino desde el 2000, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
Summer Group Exhibition, Aura Gallery, Beijing, China
Mind Space: Maximalism in Contrasts, Contrasts Gallery, Shanghai, China
Still Life: Chinese Contemporary Photography 2009 Europalia China Photography Exhibition, Three Shadows Photography Centre, Beijing, China
2009Wang Tiande, Hong Lei & Gao Yuan, Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA, USA
Stairway to Heaven: From Chinese Streets to Monuments and Skyscrapers, H&R Block Artspace at Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, USA
2008La Escuela Yi: Trenta Años de Arte Abstracto Chino, CaixaForum, Madrid, Spain
Exquisite Corps: China Surreal, m97 Gallery, Shanghai, China
2D and 3D: Negotiating Visual Languages, PKM Gallery, Beijing, China
Stairway to Heaven, Bates College Museum of Arts, Lewiston, ME, USA
Another Lonely Planet Revisited, Chambers Fine Art, Beijing, China
FotoFest 2008, FotoFest Biennial, Houston, TX, USA
Zhù Yi! China actual photography, Institut de Cultura de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
New Photo-Ten years, Carolina Nitsch, New York, USA
55 Days in Valencia: Chinese Art Meeting, IVAM, Valencia, Spain
Artists in Art History, SZ Art Center, Beijing, China
2007Net: Re-imaginging Space, Time and Culture, Chambers Fine Art, Beijing, China
2006The 6th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea
2005Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, Kunstmuseum, Bern, Switzerland
Dreaming of the Dragon’s Nation: Contemporary Art Exhibition from China, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Always to the Front: Chinese Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan
Living in Interesting Times: A Decade of New Chinese Photography, The Open Museums of Photography, Tel-Hai Industrial Park, Tel-Hai, Israel
Pele de cidade: imagens da metropole contemporanea, Macao, China
2004Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video From China, International Center of Photography, New York, Seattle Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, The David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, USA
Intersection: Contemporary Oil Painting & Photography, Chambers Fine Art, New York, USA; Spellbound Aura, MOCA Taipei, Taiwan
2003Alors, la Chine?, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Made By Chinese, Galerie Enrico Navarra, Paris, France
A Strange Heaven, Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic
Arles International Photography Festival, Arles, France
2002Future of the New Asia, Kuanhoon Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
Pingyao Photography Festival, Shaanxi, China
Beautiful and Tragic, The Room With a View, Shanghai, China
Too Much Flavor, 3H Art Center, Shanghai, China
2001Disorientation: Photography and Video in China Today, Chambers Fine Art, New York, USA
Wall To Wall: China-Naarden Photography Festival, Naarden, Netherlands
From Inside the Body, ISE Foundation, New York, USA
Cross Pressures: Contemporary Photography and Video from Beijing, Oulu Art Museum, the Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland
Inauguration Exhibition of the New Gallery, China Art Archives & Warehouse, Beijing, China
Photo Festival Naarden, Naarden, Holland
Art Forum Berlin, Berlin, Germany
2000The Sun Rises in the East, Recontres Internationale de la Photography, Arles, France
From Inside the Body: Chinese New Photography and Video, ISE Cultural Foundation, New York, USA
1999Love: Chinese Contemporary Photography and Video, 1999 International Art Festival, Tachikawa, Japan
Modern Chinese Art Foundation Inaugural Exhibition, Ghent, Belgium
Innovations Part 1, China Art Archives and Warehouse, Beijing, China
1998Images Telling Stories, Shanghai, China
1997New Image: Conceptual Photography, Beijing, China
1992Guangzhou Biennale: Art in the 1990s, Guangzhou, China
Asia Society Museum, New York, USA
Fidelity Investments Art Collection, USA
French Ministry of Culture, Paris, France
Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
Heiner Wemhöner Collection, Herford, Germany
International Center of Photography, New York, USA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, North Carolina, USA
Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, USA
Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
United States Embassy, Guangzhou, China
White Rabbit Collection, Sydney, Australia
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