Maleonn was born in Shanghai, China, where he currently lives and works. Graduating with a major in graphic design from the Fine Art College of Shanghai University (1995), Maleonn's quirky, theatrical and often absurd photographs have been exhibited extensively in China and abroad. Solo exhibitions by Maleonn include Pure Satire, 2902 Gallery, Singapore (2011); White On White, Galerie Magda Danysz, Shanghai, China (2010); The Kingdom of Illusions, Paris-Beijing Galerie, Paris, France (2009); and Days on the Cotton Candy, Kasia Art Project Gallery, Chicago, USA (2008). A recent solo exhibition at the 18Gallery, Bund, Shanghai in December 2011 was the departure point for Maleonn's "Mobile Studio" project in which he will tour across China in a truck that houses his photographic equipment and studio props, taking photographic portraits of audiences along the way. Maleonn has participated in a number of group exhibitions in Australia, Italy, Denmark and China. In 2007 he was selected among the most important 50 international contemporary visual artists by MAC Magazine, Japan.

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