• Godfather

    acrylic (airbrush) on canvas
    200 x 150 cm

  • Napoleon

    Oil on canvas
    140 x 92 cm

  • Placebo

    acrylic (airbrush) on canvas
    185 x 300cm

  • Artist Portrait

    Oil on canvas
    80 x 66 cm

  • Mrs. Wilton Phipps

    Oil on canvas
    80 x 60 cm

  • Sargent

    Oil on canvas
    80 x 60 cm

  • Sir Gregory

    Oil on canvas
    100 x 83 cm

  • Young Woman with Child

    Oil on canvas
    120 x 95 cm



1966 born in Shanghai
1987 Fine Arts School of Shanghai University
1998 First Prize, Contemporary Chinese Art Award
  lives and works in Shanghai




2016 "Porträt", Galerie Frank Schlag & Cie., Essen, Germany
2015 "Abstraktion/Figuration" (Malerei aus China), Galerie Frank Schlag & Cie., Essen, Germany
2014 "Secret Signs. Zeitgenössiche chinesische Kunst im Namen der Schrift" Deichtorhallen in der Sammlung Falkenberg, Hamburg, Germany
2013 China Contemporary Galerie Karsten Greve AG, St. Moritz, Switzerland
2011 "Desserts- Le Ministre", Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, China
2010 Zhou Tiehai´s Works, ShanghART at Huaihai Rd 796, Shanghai
2008 PKM Gallery, Seoul, Korea
"Selected", Shanghart Gallery, Shanghai, China
2006 "Zhou Tiehai - Oilpaintings 2006" Galerie Frank Schlag & Cie., Essen, Germany
An Other History , Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai
Day in the Castle , Yuanda City, Changsha, Hunan
2004 Zhou Tiehai: Works 1989-2003 , Shanghart Gallery, Shanghai
Zhou Tiehai, 'Tonic +', ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai, China
2003 Zhou Tiehai Solo Exhibition - Marella Arte Comtemporanea, Italy
2001 ‘the artist isn’t here’-Shanghai, ShangART Gallery, Shanghai
‘the artist isn’t here’- New York , ISE Foundation, New York USA
ShanghART at TAF; Zhou Tiehai Solo Show
2000 Zhou Tiehai: Placebo Swiss, Hara Museum, Tokyo, Japan
‘Met in Shanghai’, Schloss Morsbroich, Germany
‘Will’, Gallery Quadrum, Lisbon, Portugal
1999 ‘Don't be Afraid to Make Mistakes’, ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai
1998 Two Contemporary Chinese Artist, Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver, Canada, (together with Geng Jianyi)
Zhou Tiehai, Kunsthal Rotterdam, The Netherlands
'Un/Limited Space (4)’- The Shower, German Consulate, Shanghai
‘Beyond the Borderline’, Galerie Bernhard Schindler, Bern, Switzerland, (together with Laurent Schmid)
1996 ‘Too Materialistic, Too Spiritualized’, CIFA Gallery, Beijing




2006 Para todos los publicos / For all audiences , Sala Rekalde, Bilbao, Spain
Infinite Painting -Contemporary Painting and Global Realism , Villa Manin - Centre for Contemporary Art Passariano, Codroipo (Udine), Italy
Contemporary China , PKM Gallery, Seoul, Korea
The 5th AsiaPacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT5), , Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), Queensland Art Gallery
2005 China, contemporary painting, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio, Bologna, Italy
"On the Edge: Contemporary Chinese Artists Encounter the West", Stanford University, US
Follow Me! -Contemporary Chinese Art at the Threshold of the Millenium , Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Prague Biennale , Prague, Czech Republic
Montpellier/Chine:MC1 Biennale international , Montpellier, France
Study Practice , Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai
In their 40's , ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai
Mahjong -Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection , Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland
2004 Techniques of the Visible, 5th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Art Museum
"Rogue Nations": Cuban & Chinese Artists, Macla Movimiento de Art Cultura Latino Americana
2003 ‘Open Sky’, Grand Opening of Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai
Urbanart2003, Shanghai, P.R. China, City of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (PDF)
Paradis Fabriques’, Centre d’art Contemporain, Le Parvis, France
‘Out of Focus: A Dimension for Painting, 25000 Cultural Transmission Center, Beijing, China
‘Different Chose’-The Invited Exhibition of the Shanghai 60's Artists, Shanghai Bandao Gallery
The American Effect, Whitney Museum, New York, U.S.A.
‘Out of the Red - La generatione emergente’, Trevi Flash Art Museum, Italy
Alors la Chine? Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
2002 ‘Paris-Pekin’, Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris
‘Take Part II’, Galerie Urs Meile, Luzern, Switzerland
‘Korean and Chinese painting - 2002 New Expression’, June 1-30, 2002, Seoul Arts Center, Korea
4th Gwangju Biennial’, South Korea
24:30 Contemporary Art Exhibition’, Bizart, Shanghai
‘Art and Economy’, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany
2001 ‘1st Chengdu Biennale’, Chengdu
‘Take Part’, Galerie Urs Meile, Luzern, Switzerland
Gallery Opening, Goedhuis Contemporary, New York, U.S.A.
‘Living in Time, Contemporary Artists form China’, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany
'Silhouettes 'n' Shadows’, Wilhelmina Quarter, Tilburg, The Netherlands
‘ARCO, Asian Party, Global Game’ (curated by Hou Hanru), Madrid, Spain
‘Dystopia + Identity in the Age of Global Communications’, (curated by Christine Wang), Tribes Gallery, New York, USA
2000 ‘Media City’, Seoul, Korea (curator Barbara London)
‘Looking out / Looking in’, Art Show 2, East Quad Art Gallery, University of Michigan, USA
‘Pusan International Art Festival’, Pusan, Korea (curator Hou Hanru)
Art Statements, Art Basel, Switzerland
Our Chinese Friends’, Bauhaus, Weimar, Germany
Gallery Joao Graca, Lisbon, Portugal
'Exit’, Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK
1999 ‘International Photography Biennale’, Mexico City, Mexico
‘Fortune Global Forum Contemporary Art Exhibit’, Jinmao Bldg, Shanghai
‘Cities on the Move 6’, Museum of Modern Art, Helsinki, Finland
‘48 Venice Biennale’, Venice, Italy (curator Harald Szeemann)
'99 Biennale de Maya’, Portugal (curator Antonio Pinto)
‘The 14th International Asian Art Exhibition’, Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan, (curator Pi Daojian)
‘Cities on the Move 5’, Hayward Gallery, London, U.K.
‘Cities on the Move 4’, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
‘Looking out/Looking In’, Plug In Contemporary Art, Winnipeg, Canada
1998 ‘Medialization’, Eesti Kunstimuuseum, Sweden
‘Cities on the Move 3’, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, NY, U.S.A.
Brushholder Value, Westfalischer Kunstverein, Muenster, Germany, (curator Dirk Luckow)
‘Between the Sky & the Earth’, Feng Pinshan Museum, HK University, Hong Kong, (curator Hou Hanru)
‘Medialization’, Edsvik Konst och Kultur, Sollentuna, Finland, (curator Joseph Backstein)
Traffic Jam #1’, Billboard, Buero Friedrich, Berlin, Germany, (curator Hou Hanru)
‘Cities on the Move 2’, Musee d' Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, France
Asia City, The Photographers' Gallery and Asia House, London, U.K. (curator Andrew Cross)
‘Modern Culture's Fame, Modern Culture Communications’, Sydney, Australia
1997 Cities on the Move, Secession, Vienna, Austria, (curators Hans Ulrich Obrist and Hou Hanru)
‘Another Long March: Chinese Conceptual Art’, Chasse Kazerne, Fundament Foundation, Breda, The Netherlands (curators Marianne Brouwer & Chris Driessen)
Promenade in Asia, Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (curator Shimizu Toshio)
1996 ‘Lets Talk about Money! International Fax Art’, Huashan Art School, Shanghai
‘In The Name of Art’, Liu Haisu Museum, Shanghai, China (curator Zhu Qi)
1995 Shanghai 95', ‘ShanghART’, Shanghai
1994 APE, Huashan Art School, Shanghai
1986 ‘Critical Action’, Fudan University, Shanghai
M, Hongkou District Cultural Centre, Shanghai
1984 Students Exhibition, Fine Art School of Shanghai University, Shanghai