Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts

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Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts
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Daniel Argyle
Samara Adamson-Pinczewski
Ernesto Rios
Laurens Tan
Laurens Tan

1950                  Born August 7 in The Hague, Holland of great grandparents who migrated from Fujian in the late 1800’s.      

Works and Lives in Beijing (since 2006) and Sydney



2006             Doctor of Creative Arts, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

1991          Master of Creative Arts, University of Wollongong, Australia

1987            Cultural Studies, Hunan Normal University, Changsha, China

1978             B.Ed (Fine Arts) University of South Australia

1972             Arrangement & Theory (AMEB), Sydney Conservatorium, Australia


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2011   KuaiLe WanJu, Art Atrium, Sydney

2010   Chinese Toy Stories, Red Gate Gallery at the Opposite House Beijing

2009        Babalogic, 24HrArt, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

2007    The Depth of Ease, Anniart Gallery, 798 Art Festival, Beijing

2007        BengBeng (Banana), Imagine Gallery Feijiacun, Beijing

2005    10th Anniversary, Restoration of the Capitol Theatre, Sydney

2002        AdaptEnforce 14, Wollongong City Gallery

2000     Daze of Our lives, The Lounge, Installation, Casula Powerhouse, Sydney

1998    IndyCar Slot, Gold Coast Arts Centre

1999    World Gaming Expo & Congress, Las Vegas, USA

1998   Profile of a Counter, Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada

1996    Days of the Comet, Video Installation, Biennale of Sydney Satellite Site

1996        Octogene 2, Installation, Biennale of Sydney Satellite, Metro TV, Sydney

1995    Octogene, Commission, Video Installation, Capitol Theatre, Sydney

1993        Skin, Michael Milburn, Brisbane

1993        Games & Voices: Macquarie Galleries, Sydney

1993    Gallery 14 Contemporary Artists Series, Queensland Art Gallery

1992    Games & Voices, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney

1992        AdaptEnforce IV: Queensland Art Gallery

1992        AdaptEnforce VII: Tamworth City Gallery, NSW

1992        AdaptEnforce V, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Delaney

Galleries, Perth, Western Australia

1991        AdaptEnforce IV, Wollongong City Gallery

1990        Re-sited References, Queensland University Art Museum

1990        Liberty & Rationality, University of Wollongong

1990        A Craving for Authenticity, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art

1990    Obsession, Australian Embassy, Paris

1987    Chinoiserie, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney Australia

1984    Jam Factory, SA Australia

1983    Home, Montrichard Gallery Adelaide, SA Australia

1981    Empire, Bonython Gallery, Adelaide, SA Australia

1980    Eyre (Painting & Ceramics) Greenhill Galleries, Adelaide, SA Australia

1978       Laurens Tan, Adelaide Fine Art & Graphics, SA Australia






Selected Group Exhibitions

2011    X-Field: Jumping City, RMIT @ CU Space 798 Beijing

        Ming to Nirvana, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing

2010       Fat Art 2010, Today Art Museum at North Sanlitun Village

Dialog IV, Bild Volksbad/ University of Applied Sciences, Jena, Germany

ZhongJian/ Midway – contemporary art touring Australia by15 Chinese and Australian artists

Asian Landmark: A Toyota Art Project, Iberia Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing

2009       2009 ANZ Australian Film Festival, Sanlitun Village Beijing

Labyrinth III: Dangerous Liaisons, Li Gallery, Cao Chang Di, Beijing

ZhongJian/ Midway, Fine Arts College of Shanghai University 99 Creative Center, Shanghai and tour of China

One World One Home, Qing Tong Museum, Ordos, Inner Mongolia

            Another Silk Road, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, College of Fine Arts,

            University of NSW, Sydney, Australia

            Coming Home curator Kate Croll, Linda Gallery 798, Beijing   

2008    2D/ 3D Negotiating Visual Languages, PKM Gallery Beijing

            From Mao to Now- Armory Gallery Olympic Park Sydney

            Vernacular Terrain 2 IDAp, Creative Industries Precinct,

            Queensland University of Technology

2007-08 Journey/Process, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong

2007-08 Cuisine & Country: Art & Food, Australian National Exhibition Tour

2007    Art for Television 1994-98, MAAP ArtRage, Griffith University, Qld.

2005   McClelland Contemporary Sculpture and Award, Melbourne

            Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award, Melbourne

2005    43rd Fisher’s Ghost, Winner Open Art Prize, Campbelltown Arts Centre

2004-05  Isle of Refuge, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney,

            Monash University Art Museum & Australian Tour

2004    Gambling in Australia: Thrills, Spills and Social Ills, Sydney Powerhouse

2002    Deeper Places, Casula Powerhouse, Sydney, Australia

1997    Pan Pacifica Multimedia Festival, Groningen, Holland

            Lawyers Guns & Money, Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide

            Cyberculture, National Survey of Digital Art, Sydney

1996-98 Vegas of Death, Death: An Insight on Life: Penrith Regional Gallery and Lewers Bequest and Australian National Tour

1994-97 Elvis + Marilyn: 2 x Immortal, Boston Institute of Contemporary Art & Tour of 11 Art Museums, USA

1991    Australian Perspecta 1991, Art Gallery of New South Wales



Art Gallery of Western Australia (1984); Artbank Australia (1988); Arts Council of South Australia; Australian Embassy, Beijing (2007-08); Australian Embassy, Paris (1990); Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada (1998); Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney Australia (2005); Casula Powerhouse; Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris (1990); Craft Council Northern Territory; Curtin University of Western Australia; Galerie Cannibal Pierce, Paris (1990); Griffiths University, Queensland; Hunan Normal University, China (1987); Ipoh Gardens Development (Aust,1995); Lanyon House, ACT; Laura Civic Centre, South Australia (1980); Modern Sky Music, Beijing (2010); Moet & Chandon Foundation, Epernay, France (1990); New Parliament House, ACT; Orange Regional Gallery, NSW (1989); Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, Tasmania (1984); Queensland Art Gallery; Queensland University Art Museum; South Pacific Forum Collection (National Gallery of Australia); Tamworth City Gallery; University of Wollongong, NSW; Wollongong City Gallery, NSW. Private and corporate collections Australia, China, France, Germany, Japan, Switzerland, USA.

Selected Appointments, Awards & Grants

2010             Keynote Speaker, 22nd Popular Culture Conference UNLV, Las Vegas USA

2008             Australia China Council Research Funding Award

2008            NAVA Marketing Grant

2006,07        Australia China Council Artist-in-Residency in Beijing     

2006-11        Visiting Research Professor, Tianjin Academy of Fine Art, Tianjin

2006-08        Member, Board of Directors, Wollongong City Gallery

2005            Winner, 43rd Fisher’s Ghost Open Art Prize, Campbelltown Arts Centre

2004-06        Member, Artist Advisory Group, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

2003            Presenter, Plaything: International Symposium on Digital Games,

                     dLux & Sydney University, Australia

2003-06        Head of School of Design, KvB/ Raffles Institute of Technology, Sydney

1998-99        Australian PostGraduate Award, University of Technology Sydney

1998             Artist-in-Residency, The Long March, Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada

1998             Keynote Speaker, 10th Anniversary Conference on Popular Culture,

                     FWPCA, University of Nevada Las Vegas, USA

1997-7              Artist-in-Residence, 1998 IndyCar, Gold Coast City Art Gallery/Conrad  Jupiters Casino, Surfers Paradise Australia

1997             Presenter, 10th International Conference on Gambling, University of Nevada Reno @ Montreal, Canada