Tian Taiquan

Tian Taiquan, born in Chongqing, graduated from Sichuan Fine Arts Institution in 1984. The artist practiced in conceptual photography earlier in China. Tian's most renowned series, namely "Lost", "Totem Recollection", etc are about the Red Guards in the Cultural Revolution.

Works of Tian Taiquan have developed in aspect of time, in other words, Past, Present & Future. "Cultural Revolution" series is concerned about the history of China; "Internet Focus" series is the artistic expression of current social phenomonen all over the world; and "7010 - Life After People" series focus on ultimate destiny of human beings. From 2005 to 2010, Tian Taiquan's works have been exhibited in around 20 solo exhibitions and 40 joint exhibitions across the continents, such as China, United States, United Kingdom, France, Russia, Canada, Singapore Spain, Australia, Korea, etc. They are widely collected in numerous international institutions, University of Wisconsin System in United States, University of Salford in United Kingdom, Guanfu Museum, Shijiazhuang Contemporary Art Museum, Macao Museum of Art and so on. Tian is the residence artist in "Tank Loft‧Chongqing Contemporary Art Center" currently.




Born in Chongqing, China


Graduated from Sichuan Fine Arts Institution, Chongqing, China

Selected Solo Exhibitions


Totem Recollection Tian Taiquan Photographic Exhibition, Hong Kong


"7010 - Life After People", Exhibition of Tian Taiquan Photographic Work, Chongqing, China

"7010 - Life After People", Exhibition of Tian Taiquan Photographic Work, Yuannan, China

"7010 - Life After People", Exhibition of Tian Taiquan Photographic Work, Shanghai, China

"7010 - Life After People", Exhibition of Tian Taiquan Photographic Work, Pingyao, China


"Hide And Seek", Tian Taiquan Solo Exhibition, Beijing, China

"Internet Focus", Pingyao International Photography Festival, Shanxi, China

"Tears of Eros", London, United Kingdom


"Not a Dinner Party", Toronto, Canada

"Tears of Eros", Manchester, United Kingdom

"Nature", Shanghai, China


"Truth & Memory", Contemporary Photography Exhibition, Shanghai, China

"Marks", Contemporary Photography Exhibition, Shijiazhuang Contemporary Art Museum, Hebei, China

"A Lonely Studio Story", Contemporary Photography Exhibition, Singapore

"Totem recollection", Pingyao International Photography Exhibition, Shanxi, China

"Lethe", Chongqing, China

"Lethe", Pingyao International Photography Exhibition, Shanxi, China


"Lethe", Contemporary Photography Exhibition, Shenzhen, China

"Abnormal Feeling", Tian Taiquan Contemporary Photography Exhibition, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Sichuan, China


"Conceptual Photography", Tian Taiquan Photography Exhibition, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute

Selected Group Exhibitions


Rising Dragon·Contemporary Chinese Photography, San Jose Museum of Art, USA



Rising Dragon: Contemporary Chinese Photography, America

Stepping In•Nature: MAM Collection of Chinese Conceptual Photography, Macao


"16th Annual Los Angeles Art Show", Los Angeles, United States

"Eccentric Expressions China" Exhibition, The Federal Foreign Office, Germany

Strange Life, Zurich University, Switzerland

New Media Arts Dialogue Exhibition of China and Austria, Shandong, China

Visual Literacy, Shanghai, China

Chongqing Fengjie International Photography Festival, China

"Vous avez dit Révolution ?", France

Anthropocène, Art by Geneve, Geneva

Unabie to Pay a Kindness, China


"Platforms and Cultures of the World", ARTPARIS+GUESTS 2010, Grand Palais, Paris, France

"2010 Experimental Art Document Exhibition", Beijing, China

"National Photographic Art Exhibition", China

Russia Beileijia International Photography Exhibition, Russia

Australia International Photography Competition, Australia


"Chinese Scene‧Chongqing Chapter", Contemporary Art Exhibition, Chongqing, China

"Original Sin", Shanghai, China

"Vivid - When Art Meets the Digital", Spectacle - New Media Art Biennale, Kunming, China

"Shanghai Memory - Photography & DV Exhibition of 60 Artists", Nanjing, China

"The first West China Contemporary Photography Art Invitational Exhibition", Nanping International Exhibition Center, Chongqing, China

ESSENCE of CHINA, Shanghai, China

Miami 08 ART ASIA, USA


"Art Basel Miami Beach", Miami, United States

"China's Unwanted Girls", New York, United States

"Crack of the City", Beijing, China

"Shanghai Art Fair", Shanghai

"Mediascape", Beijing, China

"Golden Eyes Art Fair 2008", Seoul, South Korea

"Conversation‧2008‧China image", Beijing, China

"Assemblage Under The Five Rings", China Contemporary Art Exhibition, Beijing, China

"Emersion of The Dream", Contemporary Art Exhibition, Beijing, China


Shanghai Spring Art Salon, Shanghai, China

"55 Days in Valencia‧Chinese Art Meeting", Institut Valencià d'Art Modern (IVAM), Valencia, Spain


"Unforgettable, Beijing, China

"Grassroots Humanism - 21 Cases in Contemporary Art", Beijing, China

"Revolution - From Reality to Imagination", Beijing, China

"Figural Pleasure", Kunming, China

"China Photography Collection and Exhibition 2007", Beijing, China

"Asia International Arts & Antiques Fair 2007", Hong Kong, China

"The Perspective of Chinese Art at Sichuan Fine Arts Institute", University of Wisconsin System, Wisconsin, United States

"Foreordination and Transcendence", Contemporary Photography Exhibition, Singapore


"Foreordination and Transcendence", Contemporary Photography Exhibition, Beijing, China

"First Sign", Contemporary Arts Invitational Exhibition 2006, Beijing

"Media City Seoul 2006", The 4th Seoul international Media Art Biennale, Seoul, Korea

"Arts makes World a Better Place", Shanghai, China    

"Tank from Chongqing", Contemporary Arts Exhibition, Shenzhen, China

"Size Decides Attitude", The First 5X7 Picture-Taking Biennale Project, Pingyao, China


"Beyond Temporality", Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China

"Inward Gazes - Documentaries of Chinese Performance Art", Macao, China