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"I wish my works could outlive me"

- Lu Nan

b. 1962

Chinese

Based in Beijing, China

Correspondent

Available for commissions
& assignments

1962 Born in Beijing
1989 Started to photograph The Forgotten People: The Condition of China’s Psychiatric Patients which was completed in 1990
1992 Started to photograph On The Road: The Catholic Faith in China which was completed in 1996
1996 Started to photograph Four Seasons: Everyday Life of Tibetan Peasants which was completed in 2004
2006 Started to photograph Prisons of North Burma which was completed in 2006

Solo Exhibitions

2011
-The Forgotten People: The Condition of China’s Psychiatric Patients, VISA POUR L’IMAGE, Perpignan, France
-Underground Chinese Catholic Community: Photography by Lu Nan, Loyola University Museum of Art, Chicago, USA

2010
-Heaven and Hell, St. Thomas Royal Monastery, Avila, Spain
-Prisons of North Burma, Art Museum of Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), Beijing

2009
-The Hidden Spiritual World: 15-years Photography by Lu Nan, Art Museum of Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts, Tianjin
-Prisons of North Burma, Inter Art Center, Beijing

2008
-The Eternal Measure: 15-years Photography of Lu Nan, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou
-China’s Independent Photography, Houston FotoFest, Texas, United States

2007
-15-years Photography of Lu Nan, Songzhuang Museum of Art, Beijing
-Four Seasons: Everyday Life of Tibetan Peasants, Inter Art Center, Beijing

2005
-15-years Photography of Lu Nan (slide show), Lianzhou International Photo Festival, Guangdong Province
-15-years Photography of Lu Nan (slide show), Pingyao International Photography Festival, Shanxi Province

Group Exhibitions

2014
-The Traveller’s Note, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing

2012
-Image Anxiety, Photo España, Madrid, Spain

2010
-Faces of Life—China’s Contemporary Portrait, CAFA Museum of Art, Beijing;
-One Dot in Space-time—Collection of Contemporary Art by Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou
-One Dot in Space-time—Collection of Contemporary Art by Guangdong Museum of Art, Taiwan National Gallery, Taichung
-Reshaping History: China New Art from 2000-2009, China National Convention Center, Beijing
-10 Chinese Artists and Their Twenty Years Old, Angle Gallery, Beijing

2008
-The People·History, CAFA Museum of Art, Beijing

2007
-Guangzhou International Photography Biennale, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou

2006
-Chinese Contemporary Photography of 20 years, Sifang Museum of Art, Nanjing

1997
-Absolute Landscape between Illusion and Reality, Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan

Books

The Forgotten People: The Condition of China’s Psychiatric Patients 1993/2008/2014
On The Road: The Catholic Faith in China 2000/2008/2014
Four Seasons: Everyday Life of Tibetan Peasants 2007/2014
Prisons of North Burma 2009/2015

Selected works

Religion

On the Road: The Catholic Church in China

Lu Nan

Chinese photographer Lu Nan documents the Catholic Church in his native China

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