The Lamp Chair

Gathering of Important French Officials had the rare opportunity to interview one of the world's most renowned and successful contemporary Chinese artist Wenda Gu.

Our purpose of this visit was to inquire about his newly open exhibition for the 5th Lyon Biennale in Lyon, France, entitled United Nations: Temple Exoticisms, part of his continuing series of United Nations project. The series consists of an ongoing succession of installations realized in different parts of the world and constructed of hair from around the world.

Mr. Gu has been invited to lecture among various art academies, universities in Norway, Sweden and the United States. He was a guest professor at Cooper Union in New York City. since 1981, Wenda Gu has participated in numerous solo and international group exhibitions. The countries that have shown his work include China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Japan, Korea, Isreal, Australia, Germany, Norway, France, Russia, the Netherlands, Italy, Britain, Mexico, Switzerland, Sweden, South Africa, Poland, Canada and the United Atates of America.

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