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Guo Fengyi

1942-2010 (CHINA)

GUO FENGYI TURNED TO ART AS A FORM OF SELF-HEALING AFTER DEBILITATING ARTHRITIS FORCED HER TO RETIRE FROM WORK AT A FERTILISER FACTORY. HER INTRICATE SCROLLS OF TENDRIL LINES WERE INFORMED BY HER DAILY QI GONG PRACTISE AND A FASCINATION WITH CHINESE ICONOGRAPHY, ASTROLOGY AND ACUPUNCTURE. ALTHOUGH SHE REJECTED THE DESIGNATION OF ARTIST DURING HER LIFETIME, MADAME GUO SAW HER WORK EXHIBITED AT GALLERIES AND BIENNALES. POSTHUMOUSLY HER OEUVRE WAS INCLUDED IN THE GWANGJU BIENNALE (2010), THE 55TH VENICE BIENNALE (2013) AND HAYWARD GALLERY IN LONDON (2013). TODAY THE WORK CONTINUES TO RESONATE, WITH THE GLADSTONE GALLERY AND THE DRAWING CENTER IN NEW YORK HOSTING SOLO SHOWS FOR THE ARTIST WITH ACCOMPANYING SCHOLARSHIP IN 2020.

Guo Fengyi: To See from a Distance, The Drawing Center (New York) 2020

Memory Palaces: Inside the Collection of Audrey B. Heckler, American Folk Art Museum (New York) 2019

The Doors of Perception, Curated by Javier Téllez in collaboration with the Outsider Art Fair, Frieze (New York) 2019

Guo Fengyi: LANDSCAPE PORTRAIT, Long March Space (Beijing) 2014

Carnegie International (Pittsburgh) 2013

The Encyclopedic Palace (Il Palazzo Enciclopedico), 55th Venice Biennale (Venice) 2013

The Alternative Guide to the Universe, Hayward Gallery (London) 2013

Guo Fengyi, Contemporary Art Gallery (Vancouver) 2012

Guo Fengyi, Collection de l'Art Brut (Lausanne) 2012

Guo Fengyi: A Chinese Rhapsody, Galerie Christian Berst (Paris) 2010

10,000 Lives, Gwangju Biennale 2010, Gwangju (South Korea) 2010

Everything #1, The Museum of Everything, Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli (Turin) 2010

The Kaleidoscopic Eye: Thysse-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Collection, Mori Art Museum (Tokyo) 2009

Exhibition #1, Museum of Everything (London) 2009

Art Statement: Guo Fengyi, Art Basel (Switzerland) 2009

Guo Fengyi: China in Four Seasons, Covett Brewster Art Gallery (New Zealand) 2009

I am Guo Fengyi, Long March Space (Beijing) 2009

Guo Fengyi, Galerie Barbara Gross (Munich) 2008

Who is Guo Fengyi?, Long March Space (Beijing) 2005

Rugoff, Ralph, The Alternative Guide to the Universe, exhibition catalogue, Hayward Publishing, London, 2013

Peiry, Lucienne, "Guo Fengyi," L'Art Brut, Issue 23, Collection de l'Art Brut, Lausanne, 2011

Balzer, David, "Guo Fengyi: Mystic Markings," Canadian Art, February 23, 2010

The Museum of Everything, exhibition catalogue, Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli & Electa, Turin/Milan, 2010

"China in Four Seasons: Guo Fengyi," Govett-Brewster, November 2009

Shiming, Gao, "The Politics of Images by Guo Fengyi," Long March Space, October 2, 2009

Rookes, Felicity, "Artist's Body of Work on Show," Taranaki Daily News, September 21, 2009

Pakesch, Peter, ed., China Welcomes You...Desires, Struggles, New Identities, exhibition catalogue, Walter König in association with Kunsthaus Graz am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Cologne, 2007

Cameron, Dan, "On Guo Fengyi" (excerpt from 2006 Taipei Biennale), Long March Space, September 15, 2005

Lu Jie, ed., Who is Guo Fengyi?, exhibition catalogue, Long March Space Corporation, Beijing, 2005