The Gao Brothers



The Gao Brothers, both born in the Shandong province of China, represent “The New Wave” of young, contemporary Chinese artists risking their freedom and livelihood by their blatant, open critique of the heroes and icons responsible for the emergence of modern China.

In 2010, the artists have begun to compete in large-scale sculpture exhibitions internationally, having won a commission from the Guggenheim Museum, New York and the Kemper Museum, Kansas City. The Gao Brothers made their North American debut with the Vancouver Biennale and the sculpture raised local, national and international media attention with its installation in the City of Richmond.


Education Program Material

About Artist and Artwork (PDF)


Photo Credit

Artist: Sicard Gallery

Artwork: Dan Fairchild Photography

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