ABOUT The Artist

Luo Mingjun

Born in China, LUO MINGJUN studied at the Academy of Fine Arts of Hunan Normal University between 1979 and 1983. As an assistant teacher of drawing at the Academy of Fine Arts, she was awarded the Hunan Province Prize in 1984. In 1985, she founded the "0 Art Group", a collective of avant-garde artists, with her fellow students. She arrived in Switzerland in 1987 and settled in Biel.

From then on, she regularly exhibited in the canton of Berne and was awarded the Ernst Anderfurhen Prize in 1994 and 1996, the Frauenkunstpreis Berne in 2008 and the "Here and Elsewhere" grant from the canton of Berne in 2017. The personal exhibitions that marked her career took place in 2006 at the Creek Art Center in Shanghai, in 2008 at the Centre Pasquart in Bienne and in 2016 at the Musée d'art de Pully.

Mingjun Luo's practice is an exploration of notions of identity and memory. Torn between Chinese and Western culture, she sees her work as a "third space", a hybrid and fertile ground where she feeds off different traditions and develops her own language, in a continuous movement between Asia and the West.

Since 2007, she has sought to capture the elusive aspect of memory in drawings based on family archives. Oscillating between reality and memory, the evanescent images evoke faded photographs, traces of a personal past.

Luo Mingjun
Selected exhibition history