Sui Jianguo received a Bachelor of Arts in the Fine Arts Department from the Shandong University of Arts in 1984 and a Master of Arts in the Sculpture Department from the China Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1989. He has been praised by art critics for being a “pioneer venturing to the farthest reaches of Chinese sculpture.”
Sui Jianguo’s art explores his unique understanding and recognition of creation, form, alternative media, alternative methods, and space-time. His sculptures are ingenious fusions of concept and form, as many of his works utilize large-scale force to impact viewers. His early works carry strong symbolic content, most of which carefully relates the peculiarities of society and history. His later creations gradually became disconnected from his own identity and began incorporating a bigger visual angle, thus making his concepts of cultural space-time apparent
Sui Jianguo has participated in many group and solo exhibitions, including Museum Beeldenaan Zee, Hague, Holland (2011); JGM Gallery, Paris (2010); World Expo Shanghai 2010; Museum, Beijing, China (2009); Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, China (2007); and Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Manila, The Philippines (2006).
Sui Jianguo is speaking at the Sydney Sculpture Conference on 5 November 2018 at the Sydney Opera House.