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Han Yajuan (1980)

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Sorry… this is not an Istagram post by a chinese influencer , but the portrait is of Han Yujuan.

As part of the post-1978 generation, Han Yajuan (born 1980) is concerned with China’s socio-cultural transformations and new materialistic trends. Her works mostly employ a cartoon style based on Japanese anime, and explore the multi-dimensions of women’s lives.

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Han Yajuan was born in Qingdao in 1980. She obtained the Bachelor of Fine Art at Oil Painting Department of China Academy of Art, and master’s degree at Central Academy of Fine Arts. She has lectured in the School of Media and Animation of China Academy of Art, and attended short-term study in Royal College of Art in Britain. Now she lives and works in Beijing and Hong Kong. She has held numerous solo exhibitions worldwide, including: China, USA, UK, Japan, Netherlands, Italy, Australia, Spain and Turkey. Her works have also participated in over a hundred national and international group exhibitions, including: “Story about the Orient-Art Invitational Exhibition of Asian Youth” in National Art Museum of China; “Go Figure! Contemporary Chinese Portraiture” at Australia National Portrait Gallery and Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation; “Future Pass” toured in Palazzo Mangilli Valmanara in Venice, Rotterdam Wereldmuseum, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts and Today Art Museum in Beijing. Han Yajuan’s work primarily deals with issues of female identity and self-awareness, she was ranked 7th in Reuters’ “The Hot-Young-Artists League Table”, and can be counted amongst some of the worlds’ most prestigious private and institutional art collections, such as The Uli Sigg Collection, CAA, and M+Museum. has the scarce Yujuan catalogue from her exhibition at Kerseboom Modern art now available.

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