TAMEN is an art group founded by artists Lai Shengyu and Yang Xiaogang in 2002. The two artists were born in Hunan Province in 1978 and 1979 respectively. They both graduated from the Central Academy of fine arts majoring in printmaking, and both received bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

Selected solo exhibitions:

2022, This World, That World, Werkspoor International Art Center, Utrecht, the Netherlands
2018, Immortals, Art+ Shanghai Gallery, Shanghai
2018, Mobile Theatre, Yang Gallery, Singapore
2017, One World, One Dream, Rong Bao Zhai Hong Kong Exhibition Space, Hong Kong
2016, Floating World, Yang Gallery, Beijing
2014, Outside Within, Art+ Shanghai Gallery, Shanghai
2013, Forget Themselves, Hunan Fine Arts Museum, Changsha, China
2012, Collective Memory, Canvas International Art, Amsterdam
2011, Past and Present, Beyond Art Space, Beijing
2009, The Lost Heaven, Museum of Hunan Province, Changsha, China

Exhibited in and collected by:

Katonah Art Museum in New York
Asian Art Museum in San Francisco
Washington Meridian International Space
Santa Monica Art Center in Spain
Cultural center of the Spanish Embassy
Sydney white rabbit Art Museum
Singapore National Art Museum
Korean National Museum of modern art
Seoul Lake Rock Art Museum
Seoul Art Center
The National Museum of modern art in Vienna
ZKM Museum in Germany
ESSL Art Museum in Vienna
The European Union headquarters conference hall in Brussels
The Fukuoka Asian Art Museum in Japan
The China Art Museum
The Guangdong Art Museum
The Guanshanmoon Art Museum in Shenzhen
The China Millennium Monument Art Museum in Beijing
Beijing National Convention Center
Beijing Today Art Museum
Shanghai Museum of contemporary art
Tan Guobin Contemporary Art Museum, etc.

Their works were included in following publications:

2017, “Thirty years of Chinese performance art” by Zhu Qingsheng, a famous art historian and professor of Peking University;
2016, “History of Chinese oil painting” by art historian Liu Chun published by China Youth Publishing House;
2014, selected as “100 contemporary artists in the world” by the Chilean art magazine “arte al limit”;
2013, the English and French editions of “the History of contemporary art in China in the 21st century” published by Charta press;
2013, selected as “25 contemporary Chinese artists you must know” by the University of California, Berkeley;
2012, “The next generation: young Chinese artists”, published by Prestel, German publishing house.Selected as the cover and back;
2010, “The history of Chinese contemporary art: 2000-2010”, compiled by Lu Peng, a famous curator and art critic.

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