November 28, 2018
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Kathleen Meier is a French artist who uses photographic medium. She learned photography in the artistic school École de Condé Nancy where she was graduated in 2014. Her work is about human psychology. She explores our subconscious and reveals how our experiences, culture and education lead our feelings. She calls our imagination as we have a full part to play in her photographs. In 2015, Meier released her first book Hostilités Sourdes at ARP Editions.

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The series confronts us to a suggestive confinement. What happens in us when we are faced into a desperate situation? What do we feel when we have no longer a connexion with the outside world? The disorientation and the contact loss with the outside put us into a physical and mental isolation and can lead us in a conscious or subconscious way to modify, perhaps to alter, our relationship with the external reality. This maze slowly conduct us into a mental illness.

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My project involves the narrative potential in the photography, in order to create the experience of a moment frozen in time in the viewer, like a freeze between two images on a film, something that will happen or just happened. However, these are still images and there is no any kind of human presence. We then feel a tension in the photographs, our imagination awake, call on our personal culture, our emotions, our experiences, in an attempt to understand what is happening and to set up a possible story, a scénario to the photo.

Featured image: Kathleen Meier – Self-portrait
All images courtesy of the artist. © Kathleen Meier

YearExhibition TitleGallery /MuseumSolo/Group
2014tHans van Dijk: 5000 Names Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing and Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, The NetherlandsGroup
2013tPortrait of the Times, 30 Years of Chinese Contemporary Art Power Station of Art, ShanghaiGroup
2010tWith Creativity for A Solitary Aged, Henan Art Museum, ZhengzhouGroup
2010tGreat PerformancesPace Beijing, BeijingGroup
2010tThirty Years of Chinese Contemporary ArtMinsheng Art Museum, ShanghaiGroup
2009tBandi Panda Fashion in Scottsdale Fashion Week 2009A Controversial Panda Fashion will be premiered in U.S.A, BANDI PANDA Shop 2009 Scottsdale Fashion Week, Group
2009Works by Zhao Bandi, ShanghART at Huaihai Rd 796, ShanghaiGroup
2009tFrom Paris to Shanghai- Bandi Panda Fashion Nigh ShanghART at Huaihai Rd 796, ShanghaiGroup
2009China: A Nation of Pandas, Bandi Panda Fashion Show , Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FranceGroup
2009tSanta's Workshop ShanghaiSelected works, toys and artists' editions, James Cohan Gallery, ShanghaiGroup
2009tFirst Annual Conference of Collectors of Chinese Contemporary rt Hejingyuan Art Museum, BeijingGroup
2009tWarm Up, Minsheng Art Museum, ShanghaiGroup
2009tShanghai Kino, Shanghai Kino, KUNSTHALLE BERN, SwitzerlandGroup
2009tAnother Scene, Artists' Projects, Concepts and Ideas, ShanghART H-Space, ShanghaiGroup
2008tShanghART Night - Zhao Bandi gracefully reaches Shanghai with his Panda Couture Shanghai Jinmao Shengrong Yacht, Bund, ShanghaiGroup
2008t'BANDI PANDA’ Shop Opening at 798 Art Zone Beijing BANDI PANDA Shop 798 Art District, BeijingGroup
2008tFive Years of Duolun Chinese Contemporary Art Retrospective Exhibition, Duolun Museum of Modern Art, ShanghaiGroup
2008tHypallageThe Post-Modern Mode of Chinese Contemporary Art Hua Art Museum, Shenzhen, GuangdongGroup
2008tCommunity of TastesThe Inaugural Exhibition of Iberia Center for Contemporary Art, Iberia Center for Contemporary Art, BeijingGroup
2008tLike Animals (Comme des betes)Musee cantonal des beaux-arts de Lausanne, SwitzerlandGroup
2008tBody Media Tang Contemporary Art, BeijingGroup
2008tFokus Kina Riksutst, Llningar, Swedish Travelling Exhibitions, Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities, SwedenGroup
2007tBandi Panda Fashion Show Chinese International Fashion Week (08 Spring Summer) , BeijingGroup
2007tZhuyi!Contemporary Chinese Photography, Artium; Basque Museum-Center of Contemporary Art; Vitoria-Gasteiz, SpainGroup
2007tBandi Panda Fashion Show, Chinese International Fashion Week (08 SpringSummer), D. Park, 798 Art Zone, BeijingGroup
2006tThe Tales of Zhao Bandi and the Panda ShanghART H-Space, ShanghaiGroup
2006tMoving in the margins between history and society, Zhao Bandi creates a new, hitherto latent subject of social action. What does this mean? Beijing Commune,Group
2006t2006 Melbourne International Arts Festival Melbourne, AustraliaGroup
2006tEntry Gate: Chinese Aesthetics of Heterogeneity MoCA, ShanghaiGroup
2006tThe 5th AsiaPacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT5)Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland, AustraliaGroup
2005tZooming into Focus Contemporary Chinese Photography and Video from the Haudenschild Collection, National Art Museum of China, BeijingGroup
2005tThe Wall Reshaping Contemporary Chinese Art, Millennium Art Museum, Beijing; Albrigh-Knox Art Gallery; University at Buffalo Anderson Gallery; University at Buffalo Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, U.S.A.Group
2005tMahjongContemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, SwitzerlandGroup
2004tUh-Oh! Pandaman by Zhao Bandi,Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, U.K.Group
2004tThe Panda Man Film Party-Who will attend the event?Duolun Museum of Modern Art, ShanghaiGroup
2004tDreaming of the Dragon's Nation Contemporary Art from China, IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Art), Dublin, IrelandGroup
2004tZheng Guogu, Zhao Bandi, Shi Yong, ShanghART Gallery, ShanghaiGroup
2004tBetween Past and Future, New Photography and Video from China, ICP and the Asia Society, NY, USA Group
2004tZooming into Focus (SAM), Chinese Contemporary Photography and Video from the Haudenschild Collection, Shanghai Art Museum, ShanghaiGroup
2004tChine, le corps partout? (China, the body everywhere?), Museum of Contemporary Art, Marseilles, FranceGroup
2004tIs It Art?, Black Show, Noanoa Center, Xi'anGroup
2004tZooming into Focus (Singapore), Chinese Contemporary Photography and Video from the Haudenschild Collection, Earl Lu Gallery, LASALLE-SIA College of the Group
2004Zooming into Focus (Tijuana), Chinese Contemporary Photography from the Haudenschild Collection, Cultural Tijuana, Tijuana, MexicoGroup
2003tZooming into Focus (San Diego)Chinese Contemporary Photography from the Haudenschild CollectionUniversity Gallery of San Diego State University, Group
2002tThe First Guangzhou Trienniale - Reinterpretation: A Decade of Experimental Chinese Art (1990 - 2000) Guangdong Museum of Art, GuangzhouGroup
2002tGolden Harvest Museum of the Contemporary Art, Zagreb, CroatiaGroup
2002tToo Much Flavor Mirage Contemporary Art Exhibition, 3H Art Center, ShanghaiGroup
2001tHotpot, Kinesisk Samtidskunst Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, NorwayGroup
2000tZhao Bandi and the Panda , Shanghai Project and Performance Summer 2000, Pudong Int'l Airport and Huaihai Rd, ShanghaiGroup
2000t3rd Shanghai Biennale Shanghai Art Museum, ShanghaiGroup
1999 Love, Chinese Contemporary Photography & Video: International Arts Festival Tachikawa 99, JapanGroup
1999 t48th International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale APERTO over ALL, Venice, ItalyGroup
1999 tArt for Sale Shanghai Plaza, ShanghaiGroup
1998tEvery Day, 11th Biennale of Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art etc., Sydney, AustraliaGroup
1996tIn the Name of Art, Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition Liu Haisu Art Museum, ShanghaiGroup
1996tChina - Aktuelles aus 15 AteliesMunich, GermanyGroup