Yang Fudong is an artist who lives and works in Shanghai. He was born in Beijing, 1971 and graduated from the China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, 1995. Yang is one of China's best known contemporary artists, having gained a major international reputation for his films and 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 artworks 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: What About the Art? Contemporary Art from China, QM Gallery Al Riwaq, Qatar Museums, Doha, Qatar; La Biennale de Lyon, 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 had solo-shows at most acclaimed institutions and galleries such as: Moving Mountains, OCAT Xi’an, Xi’an (2017); Moving Mountains, Shanghai Center of Photogrpahy, Shanghai (2016); Yang Fudong, The Light That I Feel, Daegu Art Museum, Daegue, Korea(2016); Yang Fudong: Filmscapes , Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, Auckland, New Zealand (2015); Twin Tracks: Yang Fudong Solo Exhibition, Yuz Museum, Shanghai(2015); The Coloured Sky: New Women II, Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, France (2015); Yang Fudong: Incidental Scripts, CCA Singapore, Singapore(2014); Yang Fudong: Filmscapes, ACMI, Melbourne, Australia(2014);The Light That I Feel, SALT, Sandhornøya, Norway(2014); Yang Fudong: New Women, ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai (2014); 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.