Maleonn Chinese, b. 1972

Maleonn, whose real name Maliang, is a Chinese artist born in 1972 in Shanghai, where he lives and works. Born into an artistic family (his mother was an actress and his father, the director of the main Shanghai Opera), he attended art school such as Shanghai Huashan Art Shool since his earliest childhood. After graduating in Arts from the University of Shanghai, he worked as director of advert. In that way, he developed his technical as photographer and videographer, constituent elements of his work.


Indeed, using digital resources and manuel techniques to re-colorization, Maleonn stages, through photography and video, whimsical and mischievous universe where wild imagination serves a metaphorical narrative, often tinged irony. Many symbolic related to the history, the Chinese culture, the Cultural Revolution (he lived it), reside in his compositions. Maleonn is, at once, a theater set designer, sculptor of the senses, a visuel poet and a painter of emotions.

Since 2004, the artist has received numerous awards and had published many publications. His work was the subject of major exhibitions in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Madrid, Brussels, Roma, New York, Chicago, Toronto...



Selected Solo Shows

2014
Maleonn-Studio Mobile, Magda Danysz Gallery, Shanghai, China


2013

A specimen of time, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris, France
Maleonne-Studio Mobile, Magda Danysz Gallery, Shanghai, China


2012
Maleonne-Studio Mobile, Magda Danysz Gallery, Shanghai, China

2011

Solo Exhibition, 2902 Gallery, Singapore, Singapore
Solo Exhibition by Maleonn, Espace Art 22, Brussells, Belgium
White on White, AJG Contemporary Art Gallery, Seville, Spain

2010

Solo Exhibition, CO2  Gallery, Roma, Italy
A Departure from Reality III : The Tender Truth, Blindsport Gallery, Hong Kong, China
Maleonn Solo Exhibition, Stills Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Solo Exhibition, Galleri S.E, Bergen, Norway
White on White, Solo Exhibition, Magda Danysz Gallery, Shanghai, China

2009
Kingdom of Illusions, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris, France
What Love Is, Ofoto Gallery, Shanghai, China
Shanghai Legendary, Art Next Gallery, New York, New York, United States

2008
Fantastic, MAG Visual Art Center, Hong Kong, China
Garden of Mirrors, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Maleonn Solo Exhibition, Ogilvy Headquarter Art Center, New York, New York, United States
Endless Dreamer, CO2 Gallery, Roma, Italy
Maleonn, Galeria Tribeca Arte, Madrid, Spain
Maleonn-Solo Exhibition by Maleonn, Espace Art 22, Brussels, Belgium
Days on the Cotton Candy, Kasia Art Project Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Marbles, Gossip Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

2007
Nostalgia, Around Space, Shanghai, China
Labyrinth, Craig Scott Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Cicada, Zendai Moma, Shanghai, China

2006
Sweets and Sours, Art Sea Gallery, Shanghai, China
Transfigurations, Craig Scott Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Wonderland, Aura Gallery, Shanghai, China

2005
Face to mask, Advance Gallery, Shanghai, China
Shadow Maker-Maleonn, Pingyao International Photography Festival, China
Maleonn Photography Exhibition, Esplanade National Art Centre, Singapore, Singapore

Selected Group Shows

2015
Spleeping Beauty
, Galerie Magda Danysz, Paris, France
Paris Photo 2015, Magda Danysz Gallery, Paris, France


2014

Flux realities : a showcase of chinese contemporary photograph, 4th Singapore International photography festival, Singapour, Singapour
INSIGHT, Gallery Magda Danysz, Shanghai, Chine

2013
Choices, Gallery Magda Danysz, Shanghai, China
Ennemi Public, Gallery Magda Danysz, Shanghai, China


2012
Overlook, Gallery Magda Danysz, Shanghai, China
GuatePhoto 2012, Guatemala, Guatemala


2011
China Soul, Berko Fine Paintings, Knokke-Heist, Belgium
Ballarat International Foto Biennale, Ballarat, Australia
Cracked Culture?, Palazzo Giustinian Recanati, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
FOTOFESTIWAL, Lodz Art Center, Lodz, Poland
Far Away Beauty Lingers, Other Gallery, Shanghai, China

Cath Alexandrine Danneskiiold-Samsø
e Gallery, Denmark
Green Square Exhibition curated by Cath Alexandrine Danneskiiold-Samsøe, Denmark

2010
2020 Group Show, Above Second ArtSpace, Hong Kong, China
The 4th Duolun Young Artists Exhibition, Shanghai Duolun MOMA, China
2010 "Rehearsal" Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, China
CDS Art & Visibility, Art Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Nordic Art Fair, Denmark
China's soul, Magda Danysz Gallery, Paris, France
Exhibition curated by Cath Alexandrine Danneskiiold-SamsøeVejle Art Museum, Denmark
Nature of China - Contemporary Art Documenta, True Color Museum, Suzhou, China
Reshapping History China from 2000 to 2009, Today Museum, Beijing, China
Chinese Contemporary Photography, Fremantle Arts Centre, Australia
Passing China Gallery Sanstorium, Istanbul, Turkey


2009
Youth Fine Art Biennale, Chongqing, China
Passing by China-Contemporary Photography, Eli Klein Fine Art, New York, New York, United States
Reversed Images, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, Ilinois, United States
GetxoPhoto Festival, Getxo, Spain
Theatre - Shanghai Metropolitan Photography, Liu Hai Su Museum, Shanghai, China
Toys, CO2 Gallery, Roma, Italy
Present - TENSE Biennial, Chinese Culture Center, San Francisco, California, United States
Children's Epoch, Aura Gallery, Beijing, China
Fables, Siamsa Gallery, Tralee, Irland


2008
Shanghai Land, Toomey Tourell Fine Art, San Francisco, California, United States
Exquisite Corpse, M97 Gallery, Shanghai, China
United in Art, De Voss Museum, Nothern Michigan University, Marquette, Michigan, United States
A LOOK AT THE WORLD, Pampluna, Spain
The World of Others, MOCA, Shanghai, China
Group Exhibition, Gallery Caprice Horn, Berlin, Germany
House Arrest, Gallery Mai36, Zurich, Swiss
Out of the Spotlight, Ch'l Contemporary Fine Art, New York, New York, Etats-Unis
China Design Now, V&A Museum, London, United Kingdom

2006
Happily Ever After, Hardcore Contemporary Art Space, Miami, Florida, United States
Diaporama Festival, Nantes, France
IDAA (International Digital Art Awards), Queensland, Australia
The Virtual Salon, MOCA, New York, New York, United States

2005
Absent minded, Lianzhou International Photography Festival, Lianzhou, China
CREATION, Olive Hyde Gallery, San Francisco, California, United States