About Luo Mingjun

Born in China, Mingjun Luo studied at the Academy of Fine Arts of Hunan Normal University between 1979 and 1983. As an assistant-teacher of drawing at the Academy of Fine Arts, she was awarded the Hunan Province Prize in 1984. In 1985, she founded the "0 Art Group", a collective of avant-garde artists, with her fellow students. She arrived in Switzerland in 1987 and settled in Biel. 

From then on, she regularly exhibited in the canton of Berne and was awarded the Ernst Anderfurhen Prize in 1994 and 1996, the Frauenkunstpreis Berne in 2008 and the "Here and Elsewhere" grant from the canton of Berne in 2017. The personal exhibitions that marked her career took place in 2006 at the Creek Art Center in Shanghai, in 2008 at the Centre Pasquart in Bienne and in 2016 at the Musée d'art de Pully. Represented by Galerie Gisèle Linder in Basel, she has had numerous group exhibitions, including Sur papier at the Musuem of art and history of Neuchâtel (2021), Chinese Contemporary Art in Hubei & Hunan 1985-2009 at the Guangdong Museum of Fine Arts in China (2009) and The Yi School: Thirty Years of Chinese Abstract Art at CaixaForum in Madrid (2008).

Mingjun Luo's practice is an exploration of notions of identity and memory. Torn between Chinese and Western culture, she sees her work as a "third space", a hybrid and fertile ground where she feeds off different traditions and develops her own language, in a continuous movement between Asia and the West. 

Since 2007, she has sought to capture the elusive aspect of memory in drawings based on family archives. Oscillating between reality and memory, the evanescent images evoke faded photographs, traces of a personal past.

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2022Luo Mingjun,Fondation Louis Moret, Martigny, CH
2021Border,Kunstverein Konstanz,KonstanzDE
2020En scène,Musee Jurassien des arts, Moutier CH
Lointains,;Gallery Gisèle Linder, Basel,
Under the sky,Gallery Heinzer Reszler, Lausanne,
2019I walk beside you, AYE Gallery, Beijing, China
2018En scène, Gisèle Linder, Basel, Switzerland
2017The Path of Time – Luo Minjun Solo Exhibition, AYE Gallery, Beijing, China
Faraway Place – Luo Minjun Solo Exhibition, Artscape, Luxembourg
2016Here and now, Musee d’art de Pully, Pully, Switzerland
Open the door, Gisèle Linder, Basel, Switzerland
2015A Paper Boat, Kunstkeller Bern, Bern, Switzerland
2014The Third Space, Gisèle Linder, Basel, Switzerland
GUAN XI, Aeroplastics contemporary, Brussels, Belgium
2013Close To Somewhere, Foundation Louis Moret, Martigny, Switzerland
2012Rice, Davel 14, Cully, Switzerland
Perfume of the Dust, Gisèle Linder, Basel, Switzerland
Dust, Pekin Fine Arts, Beijing, China
2011Go and Back, LDX Contemporary Art Centre, Beijing, China
Breeze, Gisèle Linder, Basel, Switzerland
South of the Clouds, Atelier Raynald Métraux, Lausanne, Switzerland
2010Here or There, Kunstkeller Bern, Bern, Switzerland
2009Still Remember, Galerie Pretty land, Krefeld, Germany
Deciphered, Foundation Louis Moret, Martigny, Switzerland
2008The Red Dust, Centre PasquArt, Biel, Switzerland
One Drop in the Ocean, Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel, Switzerland
20071/2 Alien, Creek Art Centre, Shanghai, China

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2022“Sur Papier ”Museo delle Culture Lugano.CH
2021“XXL Le dessin en grand ”;Musée Jenisch Vevey.CH;
“Sur Papier ”Musée d’Art et d’Histoire Neuchâtel.CH
“Existence”, Wind H Art, Beijing Chine
2020“Salon de l’Estampe Contemporaine ” Musée du papier peint, Mézlères.CH
2019“Cantonale Berne Jura ” Kunsthaus Centre d’art Pasquart, CH
“Cartographie du don” Musée cantonal des beaux-arts Lausanne. CH
“Chinese Art today”,Kunsthaus Interlaken, CH
“Art Geneve”,“Art Basel Hongkong” “Art 50 Basel”, “Art 021 Shanghai”
2018“d’Effacement(s)”, Galerie C, CH
“Cantonale Berne Jura ” Espace d’art contemporain (les halles), Musée jurassien des Arts
2017Black Cheque - AYE Gallery Beijing in Berlin, CFA, Berlin, Germany
2016Fundamental - the 5th Mediations Biennale, Poznan, Poland
My Art, Centre PasquArt, Biel, Switzerland
2015Des seins à dessein, Foundation Francine Delacrétaz, Lausanne, Switzerland
Liberating: the past from present - Contemporary Art in China, SZ Art Centre, Beijing, China; Gallery Astley Museum, Sweden; Diaghilev Modern Art Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
3, Beijing SZ Art Centre, China
2014XinJiang Biennale, Urumqi, China
PLATEFORME(S), Centre d’art Contemporain Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland
China.ch, Kunsthalle Palazzo, Liestal, Switzerland,
Accrochage [Vaud 2014], Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland
Cantonale Berne Jura 2014/2015, Centre PasquArt, Beil / Kunsthaus Interlaken, Switzerland
2013One Meter Square·Situation, Linda Gallery, Beijing, China
Wonderland 2013, Château de Rue, Freiburg, Switzerland
Portrait, Gallery C, Neuchatel, Switzerland
Ander fuhren Art Prints, Foundation Ander Fuhren, Biel, Switzerland
2012This is a women’s world, Kunstmuserum Thun, Switzerland
Undoing Shuimo, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
I am the space where I am-Swiss Women’s Contemporary Art Exhibition, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
Journée des photographes, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland
Fireflies, Aeroplastic contemporary, Brussels, Belgium
Quo Vadis, Cath Alexandrine Danneskiold-Samsøe Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Paris-Martigny, because the card is more important than the territory, Foundation Louis Moret, Martigny, Switzerland; Paris, France
2011Accrochage [Vaud 2011], Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland
Second Breaths, Regional School of Fine Arts, Besançon, France
2010Busan Biennial: Now Asian Artist, Busan, Korea
TRAFFIC LIVE, Shanghai, China
Invisible City - Shanghai Metro Public Art Exhibition, Shanghai, China
2009Chinese Abstract Art in Last 30 year, La Caixa Forum, Barcelona, Spain
Contemporary Art in Hubei&Hunan 1985-2009, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
The Faces of the Industry, Musée des beaux-arts Le Locle, Switzerland
2008Liberation Feet, International Drawing Research Institute (IDRI), Australia
Summer Time, Gisèle Linder, Basel, Switzerland
Paper, Gisèle Linder, Basel, Switzerland
Miniaturization, Gisèle Linder, Basel, Switzerland
2007Carte Blanche, Musée Jurassien des Arts, Moutier, Switzerland
Self-taught Society - Exhibition in Deviation, Fei Contemporary Art Centre, Shanghai, China