About Luo Mingjun

Born and educated in China. Working in Switzerland and China.

Luo Mingjun, who has lived in Switzerland for more than 20 years after completing her academic education in China, has found herself torn between two contrasting cultures and has turned this initial dilemma into a virtue. This process resulted in the creation of an “in-between” space where negotiations and exchanges can occur, turning it into a virtual equivalent of a no man’s land, ready to be occupied.

Luo Mingjun works using a variety of media, including paintings, installations, drawings, photography and video. For instance, she combines the Western technique of working using oils with the qualities of Chinese water color painting. The bright patches of light and/or dark shaded areas on the unprepared or slightly tinted canvas integrate the chief features of water colors, which are fluidity of medium, substrate of the image visible as an element of the composition and no possibility to make corrections.

Many art museums and galleries in various countries have exhibited and collected her works.

Selected Solo Exhibitions:


En 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
200071/2 Alien, Creek Art Centre, Shanghai, China

Selected Group Exhibitions:


“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
20007Carte Blanche, Musée Jurassien des Arts, Moutier, Switzerland
Self-taught Society - Exhibition in Deviation, Fei Contemporary Art Centre, Shanghai, China