In 1991 Gade graduated from the School of Fine Arts, Tibet University in Lhasa, with a degree in Traditional Realistic Painting. After being admitted to the Masters Degree programme, at the Central Academy of the Arts, as a student assistant he returned to using traditional Tibetan painting techniques, but with a modern twist. Gade does not wish to depict Tibet as a mythical land that only exists in text books, but wants to paint his Tibet, the country he grew up in. A country that is in transition, shaped by present realities and connected to the outside world. Gade’s paintbrush is a thread that connects past and present; his works depict a culture that speaks of antiquity as well as modernity.
Gade is a founding member of the Gedun Choephel Artists’ Guild. He is also a lecturer in the School of Fine Arts, Tibet University. His work has won various prizes in Chinese exhibitions and he has shown his work internationally in Japan, the United Kingdom and Malaysia. In 2003 he was ‘Artist in Residence’ at the Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Art Centre in Scotland.
1987-1991 B.A. Traditional Chinese Realistic Painting. The School of Fine
Arts, University of Lhasa, Tibet
Selected Solo Exhibition:
2008 Rossi & Rossi, London
Making Gods
2008 Plum Blossoms Gallery, Hong Kong
Mushroom Cloud
2003 The Sweet Tea House Gallery, London
Lost Horizon
Selected Group Exhibition:
2008 shContemporary 08, Shanghai
The Asia Pacific Contemporary Art Fair
2008 Museum of Modern Art, Valencia, Spain
55 days in Valencia. Chinese Art Meeting
2007 Dorothy McCarthy Gallery, Toronto
2007 Rossi & Rossi, London
Consciousness and Form-Contemporary Tibetan art
2007 Red Gate Gallery, Beijing
Lhasa New Art from Tibet
2007 Gedun Choephel, Lhasa, Tibet
Inside Out – Tibetan Contemporary Art
2007 Neuhoff Gallery, New York
Tibetan encounters Contemporary meets tradition
2006 Siebengebirgs Museum, Königswinter, Germany
Art from the Roof of the World
2006 Peaceful Wind Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Lhasa Train
2006 CU Art Museum & The Colorado Collection, University of Colorado, Boulder Waves on the Turquoise Lake: Contemporary Expressions of Tibetan Art
2005 Rossi & Rossi and The Sweet Tea House-Contemporary Tibetan
Art Gallery, London
From classic to contemporary-Visions from Tibet
2003 The Sweet Tea House Gallery, London
Group Show
2002 Snug Harbour Cultural Center, Staten Island, New York
Visions of Tibet
2002 Elsa Mott Ives Gallery, New York
Modern Mythologies
2001 Creation Gallery, Beijing, China
Tibetan Artists’ Art Exhibition
2000 Macao, China
Even by the Mountain – Tibetan Contemporary Artists
1999 Beijing International Book Gallery, Beijing
Tibet Snowy Pearl – Contemporary Painting Exhibition
2000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Han Shuli - Gade
1991 Silver Prize. TAR Art Exhibition, Tibetan Autonomous Region
1990 First Prize. Traditional Chinese Painting Exhibition, Beijing
2002 Henry Street Settlement Abrons Art Center, New York
Artist in Residence, Transversing Cultures: Observation in Time and Space
2002 Snug Harbour Cultural Center, Staten Island, New York
Artist in Residence, Visions of Tibet
2001 Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Art Centre, North Uist, Scotland
Artist in Residence
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    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]: Ü -Tsang: Lhasa
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