Born in Daqing, Hei Long Jiang province, China
Moved to Beijing
Worked as an electrician, Ocean Oil Company, Tianjin
Graduated form Hebei Normal University, oil painting department
Designed Redstar watch for The Artists Collection of Swatch Watches, 1996 Spring Collection
Lives and works in Beijing, China


Yue Minjun, L’Ombre du fou rire, Paris, France (solo)
Yue Minjun, L’Ombre du fou rire, Paris, France (solo)
Yue Minjun, Galleri S.E, Bergen Norway (Solo)
The Road, The Pace Gallery, Beijing, China (solo)
The Archeological Discovery in AD3009, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denmark (solo)
The Spirit Scenes from Time Past: Yue Minjun Solo Exhibition of Paintings Series, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, China (solo)
Reshaping History Chin Art from 2000 to 2009, China National Convention Center, Beijing, China
Pure Views: New Painting from China, Louise Blouin Foundation, London, England
Made in Pop land, National Museum of Contemporary Art Korea, Gwacheon, Korea
COLOSSAL - KUNST FAKT FIKTION, Museum und Park Varusschlacht im Osnabrücker Land, Germany
China in Transition: George Legrady und aktuelle chinesische Malerei, Stiftung Ahlers Pro Arte und Stiftung Kestner Pro Arte, Hannover, Germany
Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
Facing China, Haugar - Vestfold Museum in Tonsberg, Norway / Kuopio Art Museum, Finland / Salo Art Museum, Finland / Ystads Konstmuseum, Sweden
Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, China
The Archeological Discovery in A.D. 3009, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China (solo)
The Revolution Continues: New Chinese Art, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Loss of Control, Crossing the boundaries to art from Félicien Rops to the present. Museum für zeitgenössische Kunst und Design, Herford, Germany
Facing China, Stadtgalerie Schwaz, Austria / Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria / Akureyri Art Museum, Iceland
Translocalmotion. 7th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, China
Facing Reality-Selection of Chinese Contemporary Art, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
China-Facing Reality, Museum of Modern Art Ludwig Foundation, Vienna, Austria
Post Martial Law vs Post ’89: The Contemporary Art in Taiwan and China, Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan
Yue Minjun and the Symbolic Smile, Queens Museum, New York, NY (solo)
Yue Minjun: Looking for Art, Beijing Commune, Beijing, China (solo)
Yue Minjun: I Love Laughing, Asia Society, New York, NY (solo)
Red Hot! Asian Art from the Chaney Family Collection, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
The Year of the Golden Pig - Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, UK
Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY
China now - Kunst in Zeiten des Umbruchs, Sammlung Essl - Kunsthaus, Klosterneuburg
Yue Minjun: Manipulation Series, Enrico Navarra Gallery, Paris, France (solo)
Xianfeng! Chinese avant-garde, Museum Beelden aan Zee, Scheveningen, Netherlands
Without Boundary, Pyo Gallery Seoul/ Pyo Gallery Beijing, Beijing, China
The Reproduction of Idols: Yue Minjun, 2004-2006, He Xiang Ning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China (solo)
Looking for Terrorists, Beijing Commune, Beijing, China (solo)
Radar: Selections from the Collection of Vicky and Kent Logan, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
Shu: Reinventing Book in Contemporary Chinese Art, China Institute Gallery, New York, NY
China Now, Sammlung Essl Privatstiftung, Klosterneuburg, Austria
Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Germany
Beautiful Cynicism, Arario Beijing, Beijing, China
Sky of Fate: Invited Exhibition of Chinese Paintings 2005, Shenzhen Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
Plato and his seven spirits, BJ Century Overseas Chinese City, Shenzhen, China
OCT Contemporary Art Terminal of He Xiangning Art Museum, China
Open 2005: International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations, Lido, Venice, Italy
XIANFENG: Chinese Avant-garde Sculpture, Museum Beelden Aan Zee, Hague/Scheveningen, The Netherlands
Mahjong: Sigg Collection of Modern Chinese Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Bern, Switzerland
Dress Up in Art: Theme Exhibition on Traditional Chinese Operas, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
Post Auratic Self Portrayal of Yue Min Jun, CP Foundation, Jakarta, Indonesia (solo)
No U-Turn: China Contemporary Art, TNUR Guando Museum of Art, Taiwan
Conceptual Art: Exhibit of Contemporary Paintings from China, Shenzhen Art Museum, Guangdong, China
Figur / Skulptur, Sammlung Essl - Kunsthaus, Klosterneuburg, Austria
Dreaming of the Dragon’s Nation: Contemporary Art Exhibition from China, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Shanghai 5 Biennale: Techniques of the visible, Shanghai Biennale - Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Guangju Biennale 2004: A Grain of Dust, A Drop of Water, Gwangju, South Korea
Art on the Beach: Sculptures, Enrico Navarra Gallery, Ramatuelle, France
20 Years of Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong Art Center, Hong Kong, China
China, the Body Everywhere?, Maseille Museum of Contemporary Art, Maseille, France
Yue Min Jun: Sculptures & Paintings, Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong, China (solo)
Twenty-Four Living Artist in China, Alexander Ochs Galleries Berlin, White Space Gallery, Beijing, China
Stone Face BANG - Chinas first group printing exhibition, Shanghai, China
Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
Contemporary Lithography Group Exhibition, L.A. Gallery Beijing, Beijing, China
Yue Min Jun: Beijing Ironicals, Prüss & Ochs Gallery, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Yue Min Jun, Meile Gallery, Switzerland (solo)
From China with Art, Indonesia National Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
The Rest of the World, Neuffer Am Park, Pirmasens, Germany
Newe Kunsthalle Mannheim 2, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Germany
CP Open Biennale 2003, Indonesia National Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
People and People: Chinese Modern and Contemporary Art Collections of GDMA, Guangdong Museum of Art (GDMA), Guangzhou, China
Living Conditions: Selections from the GDMA Collection of Contemporary Chinese Art, GDMA, Guangzhou, China
Der Rest Der Welt, Alexander Ochs Galleries, Berlin, Germany
Conceptual Images: 2002 Chinese Contemporary Oil Painting, Shenzen Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
Six Contemporary Chinese Artists, Reykjavik Art Museum at Kjarvalstadir, Reykjavik, Iceland
Things We Believe, Alexander Ochs Galleries, Berlin, Germany
Spring Group Exhibition, Art Beatus, Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia
Golden Harvest: Chinese Contemporary Exhibition, Croatia National Art Museum, Croatia
The First Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, China
Inaugural Exhibition: Contemporary Terracotta Warriors, The Esplanade, Singapore
Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition: Red Land, China, Gwangju Art Museum, Gwangju, South Korea
Korea and Chinese Painting 2002: New Expression, Seoul Culture & Art Center, Seoul, South Korea
Chinese Contemporary Art, Rekjavik Art Museum, Rekjavik, Iceland
A Point in Time-Changsha, Beauty Art Museum, Changsha, China
Soaking In Silly Laughter: One of Art Singapore 2002, Soobin Art Gallery, Singapore (solo)
Yue Min Jun: Handling, One World Art Center, Beijing, China (solo)
Ornament and Abstraction, Foundation Beyeler, Switzerland
Hotpot: Chinese Contemporary Art, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway
Towards a New lmage: Twenty Years of Contemporary Chinese Painting, National Art Museum, Beijing; Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai; Sichuan Art Museum, Chendu; Guangdong Art Museum, Guangzhou, China
Song Zhuang, Stadtische Galerie im Buntentor Bremen & Kunstverein Ludwigshafen, Germany
Chinese Mythology, Yidian Gallery, Shanghai, China
New Works, Courtyard Gallery, Beijing, China
C'est Moi, C'est Nous, Galerie de France, Paris
Passe - Murailles, Musee de Picardie, Amiens, France
Millennium Portrait of China, Bremen City Gallery, Bremen, Germany
New Image: 20 Years of Chinese Contemporary Painting, touring major Chinese art museums
Take Part, Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne, Switzerland
Group Exhibition, Art Beatus Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
Transparence-Opacite?, ACAVA, Aosta, Aix-en-Provence, La Villette, Paris, Brussels, Barcelona
Transparence-Opacite? ACAVA Aosta, Aix-en-Provence, La Villette-Paris, France
Red Ocean, Chinese Contemporary London, England (solo)
Shanghai Art Fair 2000
Art Cologne
Futuro, Contemporary Art Centre of Macau, Beijing, China
The Dutch Gasunie, Groningen, Holland
Between... Chengdu Upriver Residence, Kunming Upriver Club, China
Portraits of Chinese Contemporaries, The Culture Centre of Francois Mitterrand, France
Our Friends, Bauhaus University Art Gallery, Weimar, Germany
Transparence, opacité? 14 Chinese Contemporary Artists, France, Italy
1999 Open Channels: The First Collecting Exhibition of Dongyu Museum of Fine Arts, Dongyu Museum, Shenyang, China
New Modernism for a New Millennium: Works by Contemporary Asian Artists from the Logan Collection, Linn Gallery, San Francisco, CA
d'APERTutto, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
The Grand Tour, Chinese Contemporary London, England
5000 + 10, Chinese Contemporary London, England
The First Exhibition of Upriver Gallery Collection, He Xiangning Art Gallery, Shenzhen, China
It's Me! A Profile of Chinese Contemporary Art in the 90s, Forbidden City & Tai Miao, Beijing, China
Beijing Prediction: Contemporary Art of China, Beijing, China
8+8-1, Selected Paintings by Fifteen Contemporary Artists, Schoeni Art Gallery Hong Kong
China Now, Tokyo, Japan; Basel, Switzerland
Quotation Marks: Chinese Contemporary Paintings, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
CHINA! Kunstmuseum Bonn. Traveled to Vienna, Berlin, Singapore, etc.
Elevenses - The Avant Garde, Taikoo Palace, Hong Kong
Inaugural Exhibition II, Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong
Images of Women II, Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong
New Trends '95, Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
The History of Chinese Oil Painting: From Realism to Post-modernism, Galerie Theoremes, Brussels
5+5: Voices from Russia and China, Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong
Visions of China: Contemporary Chinese Painting by Chinese Masters, Pacific City Club, Bangkok
The Magnificent Duo - Recent Works by Yue Minjun and Yang Shaobin, Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong
The Beijing 3: A Three Man Show by Zhang Gong, Yue Minjun and Yang Shaobin, Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong
8+8, Contemporary Russian and Chinese Avant Garde Exhibition, Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong
New Trends '94. Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
Faces Behind the Bamboo Curtain - Works by Yue Minjun and Yang Shaobin, Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong
Art Asia '94, Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
Yuanmingyuan Artists Exhibition, Yuanmingyuan, Beijing
Contemporary Modern Art Exhibition, Friendship Hotel, Beijing
'S' Art Exhibition, Hebei Museum, Hebei


China Art Book. Uta Grosenick / Caspar Schübbe (Ed.), 680 pages, approx. 850 images, trilingual: Engl./Ger./Chin., Dumont Buchverlag, Cologne 2007.