Magnum Photos Photographer Profile
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Lu Nan
b. China, 1962
I wish my works could outlive me. ”
Biography
1962 Born in Beijing;
1989 Started to photograph The Forgotten People: The Condition of China’s Psychiatric Patients which was completed in 1990;
1992 Started to photograph On The Road: The Catholic Faith in China which was completed in 1996;
1996 Started to photograph Four Seasons: Everyday Life of Tibetan Peasants which was completed in 2004;
2006 Started to photograph Prisons of North Burma which was completed in 2006.


Solo Exhibitions

2011
-The Forgotten People: The Condition of China’s Psychiatric Patients, VISA POUR L’IMAGE, Perpignan, France;
-Underground Chinese Catholic Community: Photograpy by Lu Nan, Loyola University Museum of Art, Chicago, USA;

2010
-Heaven and Hell, St. Thomas Royal Monastery, Avila, Spain;
-Prisons of North Burma, Art Museum of Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), Beijing;

2009
-The Hidden Spiritual World: 15-years Photography by Lu Nan, Art Museum of Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts, Tianjin;
-Prisons of North Burma, Inter Art Center, Beijing;

2008
-The Eternal Measure: 15-years Photography of Lu Nan, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou;
-China’s Independent Photography, Houston FotoFest, Texas, United States;

2007
-15-years Photography of Lu Nan, Songzhuang Museum of Art, Beijing;
-Four Seasons: Everyday Life of Tibetan Peasants, Inter Art Center, Beijing;

2005
-15-years Photography of Lu Nan (slide show), Lianzhou International Photo Festival, Guangdong Province;
-15-years Photography of Lu Nan (slide show), Pingyao International Photography Festival, Shanxi Province;


Group Exhibitions

2014
-The Traveller’s Note, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing;

2012
-Image Anxiety, Photo España, Madrid, Spain;

2010
-Faces of Life—China’s Contemporary Portrait, CAFA Museum of Art, Beijing;
-One Dot in Space-time—Collection of Contemporary Art by Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou;
-One Dot in Space-time—Collection of Contemporary Art by Guangdong Museum of Art, Taiwan National Gallery, Taichung;
-Reshaping History: China New Art from 2000-2009, China National Convention Center, Beijing;
-10 Chinese Artists and Their Twenty Years Old, Angle Gallery, Beijing;

2008
-The People·History, CAFA Museum of Art, Beijing;

2007
-Guangzhou International Photography Biennale, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou;

2006
-Chinese Contemporary Photography of 20 years, Sifang Museum of Art, Nanjing;

1997
-Absolute Landscape between Illusion and Reality, Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan;


Books

-The Forgotten People: The Condition of China’s Psychiatric Patients 1993/2008/2014;
-On The Road: The Catholic Faith in China 2000/2008/2014;
-Four Seasons: Everyday Life of Tibetan Peasants 2007/2014;
-Prisons of North Burma 2009/2015;