Shanghai Biennale


02 Oct 2012 - 31 Mar 2013

9th Shanghai Biennale
Resources, Revisit, Reform and Republic
2 October 2012 – 31 March 2013

Chief Curator
Qiu Zhijie

Boris Groys
Jens Hoffmann
Johnson Chang Tsong-Zung

The themed exhibition will be composed of four parts, namely “Resources”, “Revisit”, “Reform” and “Republic”, which would focus on artists that can motivate the public, revisit or rewrite history, convert and transform energy and organize dialogues and communications respectively.

1. Resources
“Resources” will look at art education, open colleges and art academies in various cities as well as the individual work of artists as educators and motivators. Their art activities serve as power generators, providing a motive force for social transformation.

2. Revisit
“Revisit” will look at the rebirth of abandoned places, such as the restoration of old industrial cities and communities, the revival of traditional craftsmanship and building of new villages. It will show efforts around the world to revisit and rebuild history.

3. Reform
“Reform” will look at artists whose works can detect, transform and convert energy. They are constantly shifting between a vision for problem-free future and fear for an approaching doomsday and can never stop. Their works constitute a process parallel with “Reform”.

4. Republic
“Republic” means the networking and resonating of energy. It will look at how artists and the public jointly build a dynamic community and support each other in communal work and artistic creation. Thanks to such a lively self-organization, the foundation of our society is reconstructed.


Peter Fischli

Ryan Gander

Martha Rosler

Yasumoto Masako

Irrelevant Commission

Tim Lee

Illac Angelo Diaz

Stephen Lamb

Andrew Lord

Justin White Isang Litrong Liwanag (1 Liter of Light)

Naiza H. Khan

Gillian Wearing

Maryam Jafri

Ju Yan

Tang Mingxiu

Liang Shuo

Huang Yongping

Zhuang Hui & Dan Er

Chen Wei

Han Zijian

Li Qing

Ouyang Chun

Wang Taocheng

Yang Jiechcang

Wu Junyong

Yi Lian

Wei Yi

Zhang Peili

Ye Nan

Yang Xinguang

Sui Jianguo

Lu Yang

Jao Jia'en


Cao Tai Ban

Shi Zhiying

Fang Shaohua

Rashid Johnson

Sehgal Tino

Phil Collins

Monika Sosnowska

Lucy+Jorge Orta

Danh Vo

Bani Abidi

Anton Vidokle

Nikolaus Hirsch

Eungie Joo

Wael Shawky

Boris Mikhailov

Luisa Lambri

Joseph Kosuth

Joseph Beuys

Rudolf Steiner

Jeffrey Shaw + Sinan Goo

Sophie Calle

Brad Troemel

Société Réaliste

Aernout Mik

Harrell Fletcher

Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries

Roman Signer

Nira Pereg

Anthony Mccall

Abraham Cruzvillegas

Loris Cecchini

Tris Vonna-Michell

The User

Pascale Marthine Tayou

Thomas Hirschhorn

Leang Seckon

Vadim Fiškin

Olga Chernysheva

Jean Michel Bruyère

Petroc Sesti

Nishino Kozo

Chico MacMurtrie

Claire Fontaine


Roy Ascott

Wu Wenguang

Wen Hui

Cao Changdi

Simon Fujiwara

Hu Jieming

Jiang Zhi

Linda Chiu-Han Lai

Adrian Villar Rojas

Shi Qing

Yeh Wei-li



Yao Jui-Chung + LSD

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