Sun Yuan & Peng Yu
Chinese, 1972 and 1974
Artists SUN Yuan & PENG Yu are important artists in the field of Chinese Contemporary Art. They graduated from the Oil Painting Department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1995 and 1998 respectively. They have cooperated since 2000 and currently work and live in Beijing.
SUN Yuan & PENG Yu won the "China Contemporary Art Award" and "CREDIT SUISSE Today Art Award 2010". Their works have been selected to participate in the Venice Biennale, Kassel Documenta, Biennale of Sydney, Liverpool Biennale, Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Biennale de Lyon, and many other international biennales. Their works have also been exhibited at the Hammer Art Museum in L.A., the Guggenheim Museum in New York, National Gallery of Australia, Hayward Gallery, London, KunstMuseum Bern, and Zentrum Paul Klee, National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rome, Italy, etc. Their works have been acquired by public and private art institutions including the Lyon Art Museum, France, the Osaka National Art Museum, Japan, M+ Art Museum, Hong Kong, Art Institute of Chicago, U.S, and the Guggenheim Museum, New York. In 2014, SUN Yuan & PENG Yu co-curated the group exhibition of Chinese contemporary art, “Unlived by What is Seen”, which opened on December 13 in three major art galleries including Pace Gallery Beijing, Galleria Continua, and Tang Contemporary Art Center in Beijing 798 Art District. Additionally, PENG Yu was one of the judges of the first Hugo Boss Asia Award.