Art image© Yu Youhan

As an artist Jeanne is known for her large powerful oil paintings in bold brush strokes. Download portfolio.
With art, beauty and aesthetics being her spice of life, Jeanne also engages in art projects in tandem with other artists.

Work in progress

Jeanne Boden and Rolf A. Kluenter (柯罗夫) are working on an art book: Shanghai Augenblick.

Jeanne Boden and Sanny Winters are currently finalizing an art book, a philosophical approach to cultural differences. (Forthcoming 2020)

Publications: Art, Photography, Film

Art Books

Jeanne Boden/ Sanny Winters “Mirror” (upcoming 2020)

Reference Books


In and Out Shanghai
art #158, 2016

Escaping the room. A Post-socialist reading of Wang Bing’s Father & Sons
Intellect Ltd. 2015, Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, Vol 2, Number 2 & 3
doi: 10.1386/jcca.2.2-3.177_1

Galerie SinArts Space For opent in Brussel met Chen Xi
<H>art #151, 2016

Ancestors and photography in China. Wang Youshen’s Before and After Grandmother passed away (download pdf)
Image & Narrative 2015/16.2

Wordt de kunstgeschiedenis herschreven?
<H>art No 119, 28 November 2013

Geng Jianyi and Wang Guangyi in Retrospective
<H>art No 104, 29 November 2012

Populaire beelden met diepgang. Aziatische hedendaagse kunst op de Biennale in Venetie
<H>art No 83, July 2011

Animamix: 21st Century Aesthetics
世界艺术World Art, Beijing January 2010

Een geschenk uit de (Chinese) hemel
<H>art No 71, September 2010

Chinese cartoons tussen traditie en sociaal engagement
Scherper, nr 17, March 2010

Animamix: de nieuwe esthetiek van de 21ste eeuw
<H>art No 61, January 2010

Yang Fudong’s Aesthetic Paradise 杨福东的美学天堂
世界艺术World Art, Beijing, October 2009

Art & China’s Revolution/De Culturele Revolutie in China en de wortels van de hedendaagse Chinese kunst
Kunsttijdschrift Vlaanderen 324 2009

Hedendaagse kunst onder Mao
Knack 38 nr 44, 2008

Shanghai Biennale: TransLocalMotion
<H>art, nr 42, 2008

100 jaar Chinese film: artistiek en sociaal engagement
Cinemagie nr 257, 2006

De impact van 25 jaar hervorming in de Volksrepubliek China: de evolutie in de film
Brood & Rozen, AMSAB 2004

House of Flying Daggers: de perfectie van Zhang Yimou
Film&Televisie 2004

Chinese cultuur zoekt en vindt eigen profiel
De Tijd 2003

West of the Tracks/25 kids and 1 dad
Film&Televisie 537, 2003

Blue Gate Crossing
Film&Televisie 533, 2003

De symboliek in de Chinese film
Cinemagie 242, 2003

Gao Xingjian: avant-gardist met taoïstische allures
Kunsttijdschrift Vlaanderen 296, 2003

Stille pure schoonheid
De Morgen 2003

Een zoon voor het nageslacht. The Orphan of Anyang
Film&Televisie 529, 2003

De chauffeur en de sjamaan
De Morgen 2003

De symboliek in de Chinese film
Cinemagie 241, 2002

De elektrische schaduw van Cinema Novo
Tijd Cultuur 2002

De universele waarde van Gao Xingjian
FET 2000

Research and Art Projects

In 1993 she wrote her master thesis about the art of Xu Wei 徐渭, a 16th century ink painter, scholar, poet, calligrapher, and playwright. She became familiar with the principles of traditional Chinese ink painting and its aesthetic and philosophical framework. That thesis planted the seeds for her deep and enduring interest in Chinese art and culture. As of 1997, she began to closely follow and research contemporary Chinese art, and more intensively since 2007 with her PhD research: What is Chinese in contemporary Chinese art?

Contemporary artists Jeanne researches: Ding Yi 丁乙, Fang Lijun 方力钧, Feng Mengbo 冯梦波, Gao Xingjian 高行健, Geng Jianyi 耿建翌, Han Lei 韩磊, Li Shan 李山, Liu Wei 刘炜, Shen Fan 沈凡, Song Haidong宋海冬, Song Yongping 宋永平, Sun Liang 孙良, Wang Guangyi 王广义, Wang Bing 王兵, Wang Youshen 王友身, Wang Ziwei 王子卫, Xu Bing 徐冰, Yang Fudong 杨福东, Xue Song 薛松, Yu Hong 喻红, Yu Youhan 余友涵, Zhang Peili 张培力, Zhou Tiehai 周铁海

Jeanne lectures about art (KU Leuven: Affiche. New Developments in Art History: Contemporary Chinese Art in Historical Perspective; Art history from 1860 – today (Prof. dr. Hilde Van Gelder), contributes to exhibitions (Venice Biennale Future Pass. From Asia to the West curated by Victoria Lu, at Venice Biennale, Rotterdam, Taichung, Beijing), sits on expert committees (Europalia-China), participates in art film production (in Beijing and Hong Kong: Wayn Traub Maria Magdalena)