1963 Born in Handan, Hebei Province

1989 Graduated from the China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, and becoming a professional painter after graduation

2012 Appointed Ambassador of Peace for the Peace and Development Foundation (PDF), of official partner of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in China

2013 Designated by The national academies as director of the center for Contemporary Art

2004-2016 Invited as a visiting professor and graduate supervisor in 22 colleges and universities.





Fang Lijun, Human Images in an Uncertain Age, the Japan Foundation, Tokyo, Japan


Fang Lijun, Stedeljik Museum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands


Fang Lijun, Hong Kong Art Center, Hong Kong


Fang Lijun – Holzschnitte und Zeichnungen, S M B Kupferstichkabinett Staatliche Museum zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany

LIFE IS NOW, CP Foundation, Jakarta, Indonesia

FANGLIJUN: Today! Today Art Museum, Beijing, China


FANG LIJUN, Hunan Provincial Museum, Changsha, China

Fang Lijun Solo Exhibition, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China

Fang Lijun Print Exhibition, dARTex (The Danish Art Exchange), Beijing, China


 Fang Lijun, The Galerie Rudolfnum, Prague, Czech Republic


 “Endlessness of life: 25 Years Retrospect of Fang Lijun” “Living Like A Wild Dog 1963-2008 Fang Lijun's Archive”, Taipei Fine Arts

Museum, Taiwan

Fang Lijun, Sea and Sky, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany

Fang Lijun: Thread of Time, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China


FANG LIJUN, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

Fang Lijun Documenta Into University, Art Museum of Shanxi University, Taiyuan, China


Fang lijun: From Symbol to Analysis, Xi'an Art Museum, Xi’an, China

Fang lijun: Into University Documenta, Southwest Jiaotong University, Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology, Fine Arts Campus, Art Museum of Jilin, Guangxi Art Institute Art Museum, China


The Breakthrough: A Solo Exhibition by Fang Lijun, CP Foundation, Jakarta, Indonesia

Fang Lijun: Documenta, Museum of Contemporary Arts, Singapore

The Precipice Over The Clouds, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Turin, Italy

Fang lijun: Into University Documenta, XinJiang Normal University, Qinghai University for Nationalities, BeiFang University Of Nationalities, China


Fang Lijun-A Cautionary Vision,Palazzo Marcello,Venice,Italy

Fang Lijun 2013,Springs Center of Art, Beijing,China

Fang Lijun, Hanart TZ Gallery, HongKong

”Pigment: Fang Lijun solo exhibition”, HUAYU Resort & SPA Yalong Bay Sanya, Sanya, China

Fang lijun: Into University Documenta, Hunan Normal University, Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, China


 “Great success- Fang Lijun exhibiton”, Yibo Gallery., Shanghai, China

FANG LIJUN “The New Body of Work by Mr. Fang Lijun 1963”, ART &PUBLIC –CABINET P.H, Geneva, Switzerland

Fang lijun: Into University Documenta, Anhui Normal University, Nanjing University, China


Alternative Survival: Research Exhibiton of Fang Lijun's Manuscripts, United Art Museum, Wuhan, China

Re-Sensing: The Work of Fang Lijun, Hubei Museum of Art, Wuhan, China

Fang Lijun: Into University Documenta, Wanlin Art Museum, Wuhan

University, Wuhan, China


The Manuscript of Fang Lijun 2012—2017, Meilun Art Gallery, Changsha,China

This All Too Human World, Hanart Gallery, Hongkong,China

Art History of Fang Lijun, Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing, China


Autumn 2019:Works of Fang Lijun, Trealm Culture, Guangzhou, China

Fang Lijun: Facial Recognition, Vermilion Art, Sydney, Australia


1984 Sixth National Art Exhibition, Guangzhou, China

1989 China Avant-Garde Art Exhibition, China Art Gallery, Beijing, China

1992 Fang Lijun and Liu Wei Oil Painting Exhibition, Beijing Art Museum, Beijing, China

New Art from China / Post-Mao Product, Toured the Art Gallery of New South Sales, Sydney; Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane; City of Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Ballarat: Canberra School of Art Gallery, Canberra, Australia

China Avant-Garde, Toured Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany; Kunsthal ttterdam, The Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, U.K.; Kunsthallen Brandts Klcedefabrik, Odense, enmark

1993 China’s New Art, Post’89, Hong Kong Arts Center, Hong Kong

Passagio ad Oriente, 45th Biennale di Venezia, Italy

Mao Goes Pop, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia

1994 The 4th Asian Art Show, Fukuoda Art Museum, Fukuoka, toured Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

Welt-Moral, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland

Chinese Contemporary Art at San Paulo, 22nd International Biennale of San Paulo, Brazil

1995 Couplet 4, Toured Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, The Netherland

    Unser Jahrhunder, Museum Ludwig Köln, Germany

Avantguardes Artistiques Xinesses, Centre d’Art Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain

The 1st Kwangju Biennial, Kwangju, Korea

1996 Begegnungen mit China, Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany

1997 The 2st Kwangju Biennial, Kwangju, Korea

Chinese Walls, Gasunie’s Kunstkomitee, Groningen, The Netherlands

Nov, New Collection of Commissioned Works on the Theme “Hiroshima”, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan

1998 It’s me, Forbidden City, Beijing, China

Inside Out: New Chinese Art, Asia Society, New York, U.S.A.

5000+10, Chinese Contemporary, Bibao, Spain

1999 The 5th Asian Art Show, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan

APERTO, The 48th Venice Bennial, Venice, Italy

2000 Visage: Painting and The Human Face in 20th–Century Art, The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, Japan

The Collection of Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China

The 20th Century Chinese Oil Painting Exhibition, China Arts Museum, Beijing, China

Shanghai Biennial, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China

Portrait of China Contemporaries, Espace Culture Francois Mitterand, France

2001 China Art Now!, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

Towards a New Image: Twenty Years of Contemporary Chinese Painting, National Art Museum, Beijing; Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai; Sichuan Art Museum, Chengdu; Art Museum Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Bienal de Artes, Visuais do Mercosul, Porto Alegre, Brazil, Switzerland

Chengdu Biennale, Chengdu Contemporary Art Museum, Chengdu, China

2002 Guangzhou Triennial 2002, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China

Image is Power: Wang Guangyi, Zhang Xiaogang, Fang Lijun, He Xiang Ning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China

2003 From China with Art, National Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

Alors, la Chine, Pompidou Center, Paris, France

An Opening Era, China National Museum, Beijing, China

Chinese Printmaking Today, British Libtary & Muban Foundation, British Library, London, U.K.

2004 CHINA, THE BODY EVERYWHERE?, Museum of Contemporary Art, Marseilles, France

Dreaming of the Dragon’s Nation: Contemporary Art Exhibition from China, Ministry of Culture of People's Republic of China & Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism of the Republic of Ireland, Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin, Ireland

2005 China Contemporary Art, Nanjing Museum, Nanjing, China

New Work / New Acquisitions, MOMA, New York, U.S.A.

CP Biennale II 2005, CP FOUNDATION, Jakarta, Indonesia

Plato and His Seven Spirits, OCAT, Beijing, China

History of River-The Chinese Oil Painting Exhibition In New Era, China National Museum, Beijing, China

2006 A point in time - in Wuhan, Fine Arts Literature, Wuhan City Fine Arts Literature Art Center, Wuhan, China hange, Taibei Museum, Taipei

2007 Chinese "Contemporary Sotsart", The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia

“Post-Martial Law vs. Post ’89 - The Contemporary Art in TAIWAN and CHINA”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung City

China-Facing Reality, Musueum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Wien, Australia

2008 Beijing-Athens, Contemporary Art from China, Greek Athens national contemporary art center, Athens, Greece

Facing China, Akureyri Art Museum, Akureyri, Iceland

Half-Life of a Dream: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Logan Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco, U.S.A.

Museum für Asiatische Kuns Exhibition, Museum für Asiatische Kunst, Berlin, Germany

Asia 3rd Nanjing Triennial, Nanjing Museum, Nanjing, China

AVANT-GARDE CHINATwenty Years of Chinese Contemporary Art, The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan

2009 The Chinese Pavilion at the 53rd International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale See a World in Grain of Sand, Giardini, Arsenale, Venice, Italy

The First Academic Contemporary China Engraving Exhibition, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

The Contemporary Art Achievement Exhibition in Commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China, Beijing Hotel, Beijing, China

Open Vision - Exhibition of Contemporary Chinese Art, Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art of the National Gallery in Prague, Czekh Repubic

Collision - Cases of Contemporary China Art Experiment, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China

2010 Three Decades of Contemporary Chinese Art: Painting (1979-2009), Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China

Reshaping History - China Art 2000-2009, CNCC, Beijing, China

The Constructed Dimension - 2010 Chinese Contemporary art Invitational Exhibition, China Art Gallery, Beijing, China

2011 Pure Views: New Painting from China, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, San Francisco, U.S.A.

Future Pass Collateral Event of the 54th Venice Biennial, Abbey of San Gregorio, Palazzo Mangilli-Valmarana, Venice, Italy

Image·History·Exisitence - Taikang Life 15th Anniversary Art Collection Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

A New Horizon - Contemporary Chinese Art 1949 to 2009, National Gallery of Australia, Sidney, Australia

2012 China - XinJiang The 1st Contemporary Art Biennale, Xinjiang Art Center, Xinjiang, China

Go Figure! Contemporary Chinese Portraiture, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, and Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney, Australia

2012 Western China International Art Biennale, TianYe Art Museum, Yinchuan, China

Through All Ages - Long Museum Opening Series Exhibitions, Long Museum, Shanghai, China

2013 Re-Link: Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary Ink and Wash Painting 2000-2012, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

Those Leading Contemporary Art Practices A Juried Invitational Exhibition of AAC(the Award of Art China), Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

evolvement Avant-garde Contemporary Art Center, Nanjing, China

Dust and Glory , a joint exhibition of Fang Lijun and Yin Zhaoyang, at ART ONE Foyer,   Hong Kong.

Portrait of The Times30 Years of Chinese Contemporary Art, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China

St. Moritz Art Masters, St. Moritz, Swiss

Ink ArtPast as Presentin Contemporary China, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, United States

Re-Portrait:No.1 Sanguandian Art Exhibition 2013, Hubei Museum of Art, Hubei, China


Se- Context: 1984, Group Exhibition, 378 Art Lab, Beijing, China

China New Expression- Exhibition 1980-2014, China Art Museum Shanghai, China

Academic New Art Season I, Luohu Art Museum, Shenzhen, China

3rd Documentary Exhibition of Fine Arts RE-MODRENIZATION, Hubei Museum of Art, Hubei, China

1960, Springs Center of Art, Beijing, China

8+1 Experimental Art Case, Guangdong Contemporary art center, Guangzhou, China


Open minds: Works on Paper 2015, K Gallery, Chengdu, China

Breaking the Image: Methods in the Treatment of Imagery by Contemporary Artists from China, Si Shang Art Museum, Beijing, China

The Civil Power: Beijing Minsheng Art Museum Opening Exhibition, Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing, China

Art Historical Flashbacks: Another Path in Chinese Contemporary Art, Elion Art Gallery, Beijing, China

The Garden of forking paths: Tracks and Intersections of 15 Artists, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, China