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1952Born in Dayuji Village, Shandong Province, China
1978Graduated from the Department of Art, Shandong Normal University (B.A.), Shandong Province, China
1987Graduated from Central Academy of Fine Art (M.F.A.), Department of Folk Arts, Beijing, China
CurrentlyProfessor in the Folk Art Department at CAFA, Beijing
Lives and works in Beijing, China
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2015Last Century, Today Art Museum, China
2010Lu Shengzhong: A Decade, Chambers Fine Art, New York, USA
2007Square Earth, Round Heaven, Chambers Fine Art, New York, USA
Zhaxidele: Auspice from Above, Tibet, China
2005The New Emerging From the Old, University Art Museum, Albany, USA
2004The Book of Humanity, Chambers Fine Art, New York, USA
2003Auspice from Above, Eslite Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2002A la nuit tombée: Lu Shengzhong, Grenoble, France
2001Lu Shengzhong: World!, Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
2000First Encounter, Chambers Fine Art, New York, USA
Record of Emotion, the Watchtower-Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
1996Calling the Soul, Fukuoka Art Museum, Japan
1995ORT-+, Wuppertal, Germany
1994Soul Stele, Adelaide, Australia
Soul Market, Beck Forum, Munich, Germany
Emergency Center, St. Petersburg, Russia
1992Red Train, Emden, Berin, Wiesbaden, and Hamburg, Germany
1991Calling the Soul, Museum of Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
1990-92Calling the Soul Around, Beijing, Hebei, Shanxi, Hunan, Guanxi, and Liaoning provinces, China
1990Calling the Soul Hall, Central Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, Beijing, China
1989Life: Ephemeral and Eternal, Taipei, Taiwan
1988Lu Shengzhong Papercut Art Show, National Art Gallery of China (NAGC), Beijing, China
1987Graduation Exhibition, Central Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, Beijing, China
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2010Holland Paper Biennial, Museum Rijswijk, Rijswijk, Netherlands
2009Out of the Ordinary: Spectacular Craft, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
Slash: Paper under the Knife, Museum of Arts & Design, New York, USA
2008Chinese Garden for Living: Illusion into Reality, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden, Germany
2007Perfect Imbalance: Exploring Chinese Aesthetics, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, USA
85 New Wave: The Birth of Chinese Contemporary Art, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
Net: Reimagining Space, Time and Culture, Chambers Fine Art, Beijing, China
The Quiet Gesture: Recent Chinese Art, Newark Museum, New Jersey, USA
2006Shu: Reinventing Books in Contemporary Chinese Art, China Institute, New York, USA
2005The Wall: Reshaping Contemporary Chinese Art, Albright-Knox Galleries, University at Buffalo Art Galleries, New York, USA & Millennium Art Museum, Beijing, China
2004Artisti cinesi fra tradizione e presente, Marsilio Art Museum, Italy
Universal Figure — A. R. Penck and Lu Shengzhong, White Space Gallery, Beijing, China
2003Guangzhou Triennial, Guangzhou Museum of Fine Art, Guangzhou, China
Blue Sky Exposure, Yizhuang, Beijing, China
Synthi-Scapes: Chinese Pavilion of the 50th Venice Biennale, (cancelled due to SARS), later shown in Guangzhou Museum of Fine Art, Guangzhou, China
Openness, China Art Museum, Beijing, China
Left Hand, Right Hand, 798 Art Space, Beijing, China
2001Beijing-Dachauer, Dachauer Schloss, Germany
Clues to the Future, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing, China
2000Gate of the Century (1979-1999) Chinese Art Invitational Exhibition, The Contemporary Art Museum, Chengdu
1998Notes Across Asia, Berlin, Germany
Recalling Tradition, German Embassy, Beijing
1996ARCOS DA LAPA, Rio de Janiero, Brazil
Origin and Myths of Fire, The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Japan
1995International Biennual Art Show, Gwangju, Korea
4th Asian Art Show (Realism as an Attitude), Setagaya Art Museum, Japan
1994Asian Art Show, Fukuoka Art Museum, Japan
1993-92Post-Mao Product, New Art from China, traveling exhibition in Australia
1992Begenung Mit Den Anderen, Halle K18, Gesanthochschole, Kassel, Germany
1989China Avant-Garde, NAGC, Beijing
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
2005Art in America, June-July 2005
The New Emerging From the Old, Chambers Fine Art, New York, USA
2004The Book of Humanity, Chambers Fine Art, New York, USA
The Story of the Little Red Figure, Art Publishing House, Shanghai, China
Farewell Tradition III, SDX San Lian Publishing House, Beijing, China 
Farewell Tradition IV, SDX San Lian Publishing House, Beijing, China
2003Original Manuscript of Modeling, SDX San Lian Publishing House, Beijing, China
Farewell Tradition I, SDX San Lian Publishing House, Beijing, China
Farewell Tradition II, SDX San Lian Publishing House, Beijing, China
Auspice from Above, Eslite, Taiwan
2002Colored Clothes, Guangxi Fine Arts Publishing House, Guangxi, China
Baby's Sling, Guangxi Fine Arts Publishing House, Guangxi, China
2001New York Times, January 5, 2001
Pastry Tiger of Langzhuang (co-authored with Li Hongjun), Hansheng Publishing House, Taiwan
2000Walking and Observing, San Lian Bookstore Publishing, Beijing
First Encounter, Chambers Fine Art, New York, USA
1998Lu Shengzhong: Calling the Soul, Guangxi Art Publishing Co.
1996Seeking the Soul, Hunan Art Publishing Co.
1993Selection of Folk Papercuts, Film Publishing Co.
1992Folk Paper-cuts of China, Hunan Art Publishing Co.
1991Selection of Line Drawings, Guangxi Art Publishing Company Co.
Folk Wood-Engravings of China, Hunan Art Publishing Co.
1990Works of Lu Shengzhong, Hunan Art Publishing Co.
SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong
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