, works and lives in Shanghai
Yang Fudong is a film and video installation artist who lives and works in Shanghai. He was born in Beijing in 1971 and has lived and worked in Shanghai since graduating from the China Academy of Fine Arts, Hangzhou in 1995. Yang is one of China's best known contemporary artists, having gained a major international reputation for his often highly cinematic video installations, which have been shown regularly as part of major international survey exhibitions and one-person gallery shows across the globe. Yang Fudong has had more than 60 solo shows at most acclaimed institutions and galleries during the past years besides other 300 group exhibitions in the world. Yang Fudong's films and photographs articulate multiple perspectives; his works investigate the structure and formation of identity through myth, personal memory and lived experience. Each of his works is a dramatic existential experience and a challenge to take on.
Yang Fudong has participated in prestigious international art events including: La Biennale de Lyon 2013, France (2013)；Sharjah Biennial 11 of Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE (2013); The First Kyiv International Biennial of Contemporary, Ukraine (2012); Moving Image In China : 1988-2011, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai (2011); 17th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia（2010; Aichi Triennial 2010, Arts and Cities, Japan（2010）; Rehearsal: 8th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai（2010）; The 52nd Venice Biennale, Italy (2007); The 5th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Australia (2006); The 1st Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Russia (2005); The 5th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai (2004); The 50th International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale, Italy (2003); Documenta 11, Kassel, Germany（2002）; 7th International Istanbul Biennial, Turkey (2001), etc.
Meanwhile, he has had solo-shows at most acclaimed institutions and galleries such as Yang Fudong: Estranged Paradise, Works 1993-2013 of the Kunsthalle Zurich, Switzerland and Berkeley Art Museum, San Francisco, USA (2013); Quote Out of Context, OCAT, Shanghai (2012) ; The Fifth Night, Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada (2012); Yang Fudong, Utopia and Reality, Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Tapiola, Finland ; One half of August, Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art, London, U.K.(2011); Yang Fudong: No Snow on the Broken Bridge, Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney, Australia (2010); ...In the Bamboo Forest..., Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel, Switzerland (2010); Yang Fudong, Seven Intellectuals in a Bamboo Forest and Other Stories, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece (2010); Dawn Mist, Separation Faith, Yang Fudong's Solo Exhibition, Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai (2009); The General's Smile, Hara Museum, Tokyo, Japan (2009); Seven Intellectuals in a Bamboo Forest, Asia Society and Museum, New York, U.S.A.(2009); East of Que Village, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, U.S.A. (2009); China in Transition, GL STRAND, Copenhagen, Denmark (2008); No Snow on the Broken Bridge, Parasol Unit, London, U.K.(2006); Yang Fudong, Castello di Rivoli Museo d'arte contemporanea, Torino, Italy (2005); Don't worry, it will be better...,Kunsthalle Wien, Austria (2005); Yang Fudong, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2005); 5 Films, The Renaissance Society, The Renaissance Society, Chicago, U.S.A.(2004) etc.
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