Fu Wenjun, born in 1955, Chinese contemporary artist, was graduated from Sichuan Fine Arts Institute. He creates principally through the art media of photography installation, sculpture and oil painting, and has put forward the concept and practice of “Digital Pictorial Photography”. With his Digital Pictorial Photography, Fu Wenjun intends to explore to place photography art in dialogue with other art media, like Chinese painting, oil painting, sculpture etc, as a result to extend the border of photography art in the current digital age.
His works embody his thinking and reflection on many issues related to the Eastern and Western history, culture and humanity, including the relationship between different cultures in the age of globalization, the heritage of traditional Chinese culture in a rapidly changing society, industrialization and urbanization in Chinese cities.
National Art Museum of China (Beijing), Museu Europeu de Arte Moderno (Barcelona), The University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong), Guangdong Museum of Art (Guangdong), Old Summer Palace Museum (Beijing), Today Art Museum (Beijing), United Nations Headquarters (New York), Guangdong Museum of Art (Guangzhou) and at other international art organizations presented Fu Wenjun solo exhibitions.
His works are exhibited at significant international exhibitions, such as 1st Asia Biennial/5th Guangzhou Triennial, Bienal de Cerveira, NordArt, collateral exhibition of Biennale di Venezia 2013, entitled Voice of the Unseen Chinese Independent Art
1979/Today, Esposizione Triennale di Arti Visive a Roma, London Art Biennale, Biennale d’Arte Contemporanea di Salerno, Chianciano International Art Biennale , Biennale delle Nazioni, Biennale Internazionale d’Arte del Mediterraneo, Triennale dell’Arte Contemporanea.
He has gained numerous awards, including the first prize from International Biennial of Contemporary Art in Argentina, “The Best Artist in the World” at Tour Eiffel La Grande Exposition Universelle, International Award “Lorenzo il Magnifico” of X Florence Biennale, Global Art Award.
His artworks are collected by National Art Museum of China, Museu Europeu de Art Moderno, University Museum and Art Gallery The University of Hong Kong, Today Art Museum, the Old Summer Palace Museum, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Kennedy Family, World Council of Peoples for the United Nations, Dazu Grotto Museum, Chongqing Art Museum, Guangdong Museum of Art, Société Nationale des Beaux Arts of France, Egypt Ahmed Shawki Museum and other significant organizations and collectors.