Chen Wen Ling

Red Memory - Smile; collected by Alibaba headquarters in Hangzhou
Bronze Painted Red, 500 cm

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About the artwork

This piece, Red Memory - Smile, which is approximately 5 metres tall, has been recently acquired by the Chinese multinational conglomerate Alibaba Group in their Hangzhou Headquarters. Among Chen Wen Ling’s most notable exhibitions would be the China-ASEAN Art Biennale (2013), 55th Venice Biennale (2013), 17th Bondi International Coast Sculpture Exhibition (2013), “Dialogue Chicago – China Contemporary Sculpture Art Exhibition (2009), 5th Busan Biennale (2008), 3rd Seville International Biennale (2008), 6th Shanghai Biennale (2006), and the first China Art Triennial (2002).

About the artist

Chen Wen Ling was born in 1969 in China and is recognized as one of the top ten contemporary sculptors in the international art industry today. Since graduating from the Xiamen Academy of Art where he studied in the sculpture department followed by Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, his exhibitions have been held in numerous prestigious exhibitions all around the world. In 1999, Chen Wen Ling received the Venice Biennial International Prize of the Golden Lion in Italy and In 2005, he received the award for best installation in the Museum for Inopportune in France. He has also held displays of his Red Memory series at ‘Sculptures by the Sea’ for consecutive years, which received high demand and acclaim.

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