AboutCFCCA presents the first ever UK solo exhibition of Nie Zhengjie, 2012 winner of the Liverpool John Moores Painting Prize China. Nie will be the second prize winner to exhibit at CFCCA, and has been invited to join us for a two month residency this summer, which will coincide with the exhibition.
Nie's winning painting âBeing' illustrates the personal narratives of migrant workers in China. The artist explores the notion of migrant workers as a vital force, essential to the rapid development and modernisation of cities, yet as a group often under-represented in the media.
Urban Farmers coincides with the opening of the John Moores Painting Prize 2014 final exhibition at the Walker Art Gallery, as part of Liverpool Biennial.
About the artist:
Nie Zhengjie was born in Yunnan in 1982. He studied in the Oil Painting Department, College of Arts, Chongqing University 2002-6, and now lives and teaches in Chongqing. He has exhibited at the 'Singapore International Art Fair' 2006 - 2009, 'Shanghai Youth Biennial' in 2007, 'China - The new Generation of Artists' Museo Della Permanente Milan 2008 as well as 'The 1st Chongqing Biennial' in 2009.
About John Moores Painting Prize:
First held in 1957, the John Moores Painting Prize is the UK's best-known painting competition and is named after Sir John Moores (1896 - 1993), the founder of the prize. The competition culminates in an exhibition held at the Walker Art Gallery every two years, which forms a key strand of the Liverpool Biennial. It first launched in China in 2010, supported by the John Moores Liverpool Exhibition Trust and co-organised by Shanghai University Fine Arts College.