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Bao Lei

Bao Lei was born in 1979 in Guangyuan, Sichuan province China. Upon her graduation and postgraduation from Sichuan Fine Art Institute (SFAI) She has worked at SFAI as a teacher and since 2019 Working as a Dean of the Water color Department of Art Education School at SFAI


Her education and professional career have been firmly rooted in Sichuan. She is frequently exhibited with her Sichuan-based contemporaries, and together with them, she is recognized as one of the more important artist of  Sichuan School Painting. 


Throughout his almost 20-year-career as a professional artist, her exhibitions were notably held at Chongqing Xinghui Contemporary Art Museum("Leaping on Paper"), National Art Museum of China, Beijing ("Era Texture”), Salon 8 Art Space, Hamburg, Germany, Contemporary Female Artists Biennale”, Hebei Jiaxiang Anshan Art Museum, Chongqing, Today Art Museum, Beijing, “Four Artists in Düsseldorf", Stadtverwaltung Düsseldorf, Kulturamt Künstlerförderung (Düsseldorf), the 3rd Guiyang Biennale, Guan Shanyue Art Museum, Shenzhen and McDonald Stewart Art Centre, Canada, among others. 

Bao Lei  is the recipient of several awards including the Excellence Award by Xi'an The 4th National Women's Watercolor-Pastel Exhibition, Second Prize by Chongqing Women's Painting and Calligraphy Exhibition.


In Bao Lei visions, the subjects are wandering: the silhouettes, inconsistent, emptied by dint of visual and virtual consumption, but the objects are also like this. They are present but have become useless because they have been abandoned ("Waiting to be seated"). They confirm a void, a latent absence. 

Each work embodies a moment of change: the moment when everything becomes nothing. Build your own emotions when time is constantly slipping away? "My memory of a certain time in the past is fading... and at the same time, when I try to remember a certain time, it doesn't come back to me in a linear, temporal order but in an assembly of significant moments that characterize this period, as if the other, more ordinary part had disappeared..."


In her latest’s works, the artist confounds her memory: the one from her own existence and the unconscious one of her gaze, which catches, non-stop, the images from a continuous flow of information, especially on the internet. Her works results from the "collage" of these fragments, raw or already altered by the unconscious play of memory. Together in the same space, they constitute a new universe...

Bao Lei was born in 1979 in Guangyuan, Sichuan province China. Upon her graduation and postgraduation from Sichuan Fine Art Institute (SFAI) She has worked at SFAI as a teacher and since 2019 Working as a Dean of the Water color Department of Art Education School at SFAI


Her education and professional career have been firmly rooted in Sichuan. She is frequently exhibited with her Sichuan-based contemporaries, and together with them, she is recognized as one of the more important artist of  Sichuan School Painting. 


Throughout his almost 20-year-career as a professional artist, her exhibitions were notably held at Chongqing Xinghui Contemporary Art Museum("Leaping on Paper"), National Art Museum of China, Beijing ("Era Texture”), Salon 8 Art Space, Hamburg, Germany, Contemporary Female Artists Biennale”, Hebei Jiaxiang Anshan Art Museum, Chongqing, Today Art Museum, Beijing, “Four Artists in Düsseldorf", Stadtverwaltung Düsseldorf, Kulturamt Künstlerförderung (Düsseldorf), the 3rd Guiyang Biennale, Guan Shanyue Art Museum, Shenzhen and McDonald Stewart Art Centre, Canada, among others. 

Bao Lei  is the recipient of several awards including the Excellence Award by Xi'an The 4th National Women's Watercolor-Pastel Exhibition, Second Prize by Chongqing Women's Painting and Calligraphy Exhibition.


In Bao Lei visions, the subjects are wandering: the silhouettes, inconsistent, emptied by dint of visual and virtual consumption, but the objects are also like this. They are present but have become useless because they have been abandoned ("Waiting to be seated"). They confirm a void, a latent absence. 

Each work embodies a moment of change: the moment when everything becomes nothing. Build your own emotions when time is constantly slipping away? "My memory of a certain time in the past is fading... and at the same time, when I try to remember a certain time, it doesn't come back to me in a linear, temporal order but in an assembly of significant moments that characterize this period, as if the other, more ordinary part had disappeared..."


In her latest’s works, the artist confounds her memory: the one from her own existence and the unconscious one of her gaze, which catches, non-stop, the images from a continuous flow of information, especially on the internet. Her works results from the "collage" of these fragments, raw or already altered by the unconscious play of memory. Together in the same space, they constitute a new universe...