Yan Lei
Chinese, born 1965
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Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2018
温故知新 Between Past and Future: SGA Collection Exhibition,
Shanghai Gallery of Art
CHAO Art Center 2018,
Tang Contemporary Art
2016
Fact or Fiction,
Tang Contemporary Art

Yan Lei has a reputation as a rebel among his circle—as a prank, he and artist Hong Hao once mailed fake invitations for the international Documenta exhibition to a number of Chinese artists. He makes and speaks about his work with a similar provocative vigor, having once said, “Painting, after all, is just a mindless …

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