Exhibitions

1983

"Fine Arts Exhibition of Jilin Province 1983“, Jilin Provincial Museum, Changchun, China



1984

2nd prize of "Fine Arts Exhibition of Jilin Province 1984“, Jilin Provincial Museum, Changchun, China



1985

2nd prize of "Exhibition of Changchun Young Artists", Jilin Provincial Museum, Changchun, China

 

1st prize of "Fine Arts Exhibition of Students from the three Normal Universities of Northeast China", Exhibition Hall of Northeast Normal University, Changchun, China

 

„International Youth Year Exhibition", National Art Museum of China (NAMOC), Beijing



1986

"Oh, my Manchuria", touring oil painting exhibition, exhibition stops: National Art Museum of China (NAMOC), Beijing, Liaoning Provincial Museum, Jilin Provincial Museum, Heilongjiang Provincial Museum, China

 

"Fine Arts Exhibition of Jilin Province 1986“, Jilin Provincial Museum, Changchun, China



1987

1st prize of „All-Chinese Art Exhibition in honour of the 60th anniversary of the People's Liberation Army", National Art Museum of China (NAMOC), Beijing



1989

1st prize of "Fine Arts Exhibition of Jilin Province 1989“, Jilin Provincial Museum, Changchun, China



1990

3rd International Asian-European Art Biennial, Ankara, Turkey



1995

„Yongbo Zhao“, solo exhibition, Brochier Art Gallery, Munich, Germany

 

Art Nocturne Knocke - Fair of Young Artists, Belgium



1996

„Yongbo Zhao“, solo exhibition, Gallery Hirschbichl Castle, Emmering nearby Wasserburg, Germany

 

"Master class Robin Page of  the Academy of Arts Munich“, Municipal Gallery "Im Leeren Beutel", Regensburg, Germany



1997

„Yongbo Zhao“, solo exhibition, Hartmut Beck Gallery, Erlangen, Germany

 

"Positions of Contemporary Art", Große Kunstausstellung 1997 (Great Art Exhibition 1997), Haus der Kunst (House of Art), Munich, Germany

 

„Munich – World Colours“, Nordstern Art Insurance Company, Cologne, Germany 



1998

„Yongbo Zhao - Apocalypse I“, solo exhibition, Jörg Heitsch Gallery, Art Network Munich, Germany

 

„Yongbo Zhao“, solo exhibition, Gallery "Kunst oder Reklame", Munich, Germany



1999

„Yongbo Zhao - Apokalypse II“, solo exhibition, Jörg Heitsch Gallery, Art Network Munich, Germany

         

„Grenzzeit“ (Critical time), Deggendorf City Museum, Deggendorf, Germany

 

"Young Art - From Painting to Multimedia", Große Kunstausstellung 1999 (Great Art Exhibition 1999), Haus der Kunst (House of Art), Munich, Germany

 

„Florence Biennale II“, 2nd international biennial of contemporary art, Florence, Italy



2000

„Alexej von Jawlensky - Yongbo Zhao“, Kröner Gallery, Stephansbergham, Geisenhausen, Germany

 

„Yongbo Zhao – Paintings“, solo exhibition, Gallery KK Klaus Kiefer, Essen, Germany

 

„Geil!“ (Cool!), Galerie der Gegenwart, Wiesbaden, Germany

 

„Gone to the dogs“, Gallery KK Klaus Kiefer, Essen, Germany

 

"Opening World“, Jörg Heitsch Gallery, Munich, Germany

 

„Sensation – Figuration“, Valve Chamber, Waterworks Vienna, Austria

 

„The Corridor – 20 Years“, Reykjavik Art Museum – Harbour House, Reykjavik, Island



2001

„Yongbo Zhao - Painting“, solo exhibition, Cubus Art Hall, Duisburg, Germany

 

"Große Kunstausstellung NRW 2001" (Great Art Exhibition North Rhine Westphalia 2001), Messe Düsseldorf, fair and exhibition center, Germany

 

„Strange Pictures“, Gallery KK Klaus Kiefer, Essen, Germany

 

1st Essen Art Quarters – Art presented in Containers (Container 2: Gallery KK Klaus Kiefer), Essen, Germany 



2001-

2002

„Still Lifes“, Gallery KK Klaus Kiefer, Essen, Germany



2002

„Yongbo Zhao - Painting“, solo exhibition, Cubus Art Hall, Duisburg, Germany

 

„Yongbo Zhao“, solo exhibition, Erotic Art Museum, Hamburg, Germany

 

„Yongbo Zhao – New Paintings“, solo exhibition, Gallery KK Klaus Kiefer, Essen, Germany 



2003

„Long Night of the Museums“, Museum Galgenhaus, Berlin Municipal Museum Foundation, Germany

 

„The best Heads at KK – 20 Years of Gallery KK“, Gallery KK Klaus Kiefer, Essen, Germany



2003-2004

„Yongbo Zhao, Dietmar Gross – Joint Pictures", Gallery KK Klaus Kiefer, Essen, Germany



2003-2011

„Life as a Legend: Marylin Monroe“, touring exhibition curated by ARTOMA Art and Cultural Management, Hamburg, in cooperation with International Arts & Artists, Washington DC (USA) and McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario (Canada)

Exhibition stops:

2003: County Hall Gallery, London (Great Britain)

2004: Atarazanas Museum, Valencia (Spain), Vakko Beyoglu Sanat Galerisi, Istanbul (Turkey)

2005: Centro Cultural de la Villa, Madrid (Spain), Palacio Provincial, Cádiz (Spain)

2006: Kunsthaus Hamburg (Germany), Women’s Museum, Dallas, Texas (USA)

2006/2007: Boca Raton Art Museum, Florida (USA)

2007: Dayton Art Institute, Ohio (USA), Huntington Museum of Art, West Virginia (USA),

Sioux City Art Center, Iowa (USA)

2007/2008: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax (Canada)

2008: Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado (USA), Chicago Cultural Center,

Illinois (USA), Saginaw Art Museum, Michigan (USA)

2008/2009: The Glenbow Museum Calgary, Alberta (Canada)

2009: Winnipeg Art Gallery, Manitoba (Canada)

2010: Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, Florida (USA)

2010/2011: Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (USA)

2011: McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario (Canada)



2005

„Yongbo Zhao - New Paintings", solo exhibition, Gallery KK Klaus Kiefer, Essen, Germany

 

„Phantastic Worlds”, Citadel Spandau, Berlin, Germany

 

„Positions of  Realism – Contemporary German Paintings“, art association Kunstverein Eisenturm, Mainz, Germany



2006

"Allstars", Jörg Heitsch Gallery, Munich, Germany 



2007

„Yongbo Zhao – Painting“, solo exhibition, art association Essenheimer Kunstverein – Kunstforum Rheinhessen e. V., Essenheim, Germany

 

Art Karlsruhe 2007, art fair, Gallery KK Klaus Kiefer, Essen, Germany

 

Cologne Fine Art 2007, art fair, Gallery KK Klaus Kiefer, Essen, Germany



2008

"Berlin - Peking. Sebastian Heiner and Yongbo Zhao“, Tammen & Partner Gallery, Berlin, Germany

 

„Günter Grass, Armin Müller-Stahl, Yongbo Zhao – Graphic Arts“, art museum Kunsthaus Lübeck, Germany

 

„Views of Myself“, Gallery KK Klaus Kiefer, Essen, Germany



2009

„Yongbo Zhao and Johannes Grützke: Painting and Graphic Arts Show“, art gallery Kunsthalle Ammersee, Stegen, Germany

 

„Animal Gallery. Of Animals and Men“, Gallery KK Klaus Kiefer, Essen, Germany

 

Art Karlsruhe 2009, art fair, Gallery KK Klaus Kiefer, Essen, Germany

 

Art.Fair 2009, Cologne, Gallery KK Klaus Kiefer, Essen



2009-2010

„Provocation! Goya, Daumier and Yongbo Zhao – Critics and Mockers of their Times“, art museum Kunsthaus Kaufbeuren, Germany

 

„Miquan Zhang, Yongbo Zhao – In the Sign of the Dragon", Gallery KK Klaus Kiefer, Essen, Germany



2010

„Yongbo Zhao - Masterpieces and Etchings“, solo exhibition, Rosenheim-Museum, Offenbach, Germany

 

„Francisco Goya – Yongbo Zhao: The Dream of Rationality. A Dialogue of two Artists“, Walz Gallery, Überlingen, Germany

 

„Francisco de Goya – Visions of Horror and of Hope“, Museum Voswinckelshof, Dinslaken, Germany

 

"The Immortality of the Stars - From Goya via Walter Benjamin to Václav Havel", Kunstmuseum Solingen (Museum Baden), Germany

 

„Beautiful is something else", art association Künstlerforum Bonn, Germany

 

Art Karlsruhe 2010, art fair, Gallery KK Klaus Kiefer, Essen, Germany

 

Munich Contempo 2010, art fair, Gallery KK Klaus Kiefer, Essen, Germany



2011

„Grotesque Idylls", artists of the Munich artists' association „Münchener Secession“ Yongbo Zhao, Michael von Cube and Erika Maria Lankes, art association Kunstverein Hof e. V. 

 

„Animal", Große Kunstausstellung 2011 (Great Art Exhibition 2011), Haus der Kunst (House of Art), Munich, Germany

 

Art Karlsruhe 2011, art fair, Gallery KK Klaus Kiefer, Essen, Germany

 

Art.Fair 2011, Cologne, Gallery KK Klaus Kiefer, Essen, Germany

 

Munich Contempo 2011, art fair, Gallery KK Klaus Kiefer, Essen, Germany

 

"Mountains Beyond Mountains - Sanqinshan Contemporary Art Inivitational Exhibition" (Wang Huanqing, Qi Zhilong, Yue Minjun, Yongbo Zhao et al.), Enjoy Museum of Art, Art Zone 798, Beijing, China 

 

„Art Livelihood“, Art Zone 798, Beijing, China

 

„Confound Left and Right“, Art Zone 798, Beijing, China

 

„Deconstruction & Style“, Art Zone 798, Beijing, China



2012

„Yongbo Zhao - A Critic and Mocker of his Time", solo exhibition, Sanmu International Art Gallery, Art Zone 798, Beijing, China


„Yongbo Zhao“, retrospective exhibition on the occasion of the 925th anniversary of the community Krailling (place of residence of the artist), Town Hall Krailling, Germany

"Of Apes and Frogs - Yongbo Zhao & Paul Martin Cambeis", curated by Klaus Kiefer, Essen, RAR Gallery, Berlin, Germany

 

"Appearance and Reality - Illusion, Light, Ornament and Splendour. Baroque elements in contemporary art", Kallmann-Museum, Ismaning, Germany

 

Art Karlsruhe 2012, art fair, Gallery KK Klaus Kiefer, Essen, Germany

 

Art.Fair 2012, Cologne, Gallery KK Klaus Kiefer, Essen, Germany



2013

„Yongbo Zhao - Not only beautiful“, solo exhibition, Citadel Spandau, Berlin, Germany

 

„Provocation! Goya, Daumier and Yongbo Zhao – Critics and Mockers of their Times“, Municipal Gallery „Fähre“ at the Old Cloister, Bad Saulgau, Germany

 

Art Karlsruhe 2013, art fair, Gallery KK Klaus Kiefer, Essen, Germany

 

Art.Fair 2013, Cologne, Gallery KK Klaus Kiefer, Essen, Germany



2014

„Men, Frogs and other Animals – The Bestiary of Yongbo Zhao“, solo exhibition, Gallery KK Klaus Kiefer, Essen, Germany

 

„Provocation! Goya, Daumier and Yongbo Zhao – Critics and Mockers of their Times", Kallmann-Museum, Ismaning, Germany

 

"New Masters 2014“, 20 years of Jörg Heitsch Gallery, Munich

 

Art Karlsruhe 2014, art fair, Gallery KK Klaus Kiefer, Essen, Germany

 

„Chinese Contemporary Art 1980 – 2014“, He Art Museum, Wuhan, China

 

The 2nd Chinese Oil Painting Biennial Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing



2015

"A tribute to Bluebeard Robin Page - His Master Students", Gallery Whatulookinart, Kühlhaus (Cold Storage House) Berlin, Germany

 

"Views at Myself - Self Portraits IV", Gallery KK Klaus Kiefer, Essen, Germany

 

Art Karlsruhe 2015, art fair, Gallery KK Klaus Kiefer, Essen, Germany



2016

„Luther is not enough! Artistic impulses for constant Reform", art museum Kunsthaus Kaufbeuren, Germany

 

"A tribute to Bluebeard - Homage to Robin Page", art association Kunstverein Ebersberg, Alte Brennerei (Old Distillery) Ebersberg, Germany

 

„Long time no see“, Gallery KK Klaus Kiefer, Essen, Germany

 

„Münchener Secession visits Aachen“, exhibition of the Munich artists association, gallery of the art association Kulturwerk Aachen e. V., Aachen, Germany

 

Art Karlsruhe 2016, art fair, Gallery KK Klaus Kiefer, Essen, Germany

 

Art Sylt 2016, art fair, Gallery KK Klaus Kiefer, Essen, Germany



2016-2017

„Surprise“, Michael Radowitz Gallery, Munich, Germany



2017

Art Karlsruhe 2017, art fair, Gallery KK Klaus Kiefer, Essen, Germany



2018

"150 Years of the Munich Artists' Association Royal Privileged 1868 (MKG) - Painting, Graphics, Sculpture", State Museum of Egyptian Art, Munich, Germany

 

„Beauty and Abyss“, Citadel Spandau, Berlin, Germany

 

Art Karlsruhe 2018, art fair, Gallery KK Klaus Kiefer, Essen, Germany