YANG Zhenzhong was born in 1968 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, and is currently based in Shanghai. As a practicing artist, YANG works primarily in the field of conceptual art with media that span from video, photography and installation to painting and sculpture. For decades, he is an active member of the international contemporary art scene and has showcased twice in the Venice Biennale (2003 and 2007). As a curator, he has collaborated with artists in Shanghai since the late 1990s and planned and initiated exhibitions including “Art For Sale”, “Dial 62761232: Express Art Exhibition” “Hipic”, and dozens of other important contemporary art shows and projects. YANG’s creations have always been centring on the issue of life and death and highlighting the multitude of contradictions and disorders in the society with a cynical attitude on one hand. On the other hand, he translates and recycles the people, objects and landscapes in everyday urban life and political space.

Selected solo exhibitions include: Surveillance and Panorama, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing (2018); Eternal Return | Вечное возвращение, Moscow Manege Museum and Exhibition Association, Russia (2014); Trespassing, YANG Zhenzhong Solo Exhibition, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shanghai (2013); Don’t Move, Yang Zhengzhong Solo Exhibition, ShanghART, Beijing (2011); YANG ZHENZHONG, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, U.K.(2006); Light As Fuck!, BizArt, Shanghai (2002).  Selected group exhibitions include: Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, U.S.A.(2017); Our Bright Future: Cybernetics Fantasy, Nam June Paik Art Center, Yongin-si, Korea (2017); Avant-Garde China: Twenty Years of Chinese Contemporary Art , The National Art Center, Tokyo (2008); Global Cities, Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London, U.K. (2007) etc. The artist’s works have previously exhibited in numerous prominent exhibitions including Venice Biennale (2003, 2007), Shanghai Biennale (2002, 2016), Guangzhou Biennial (2002, 2005, 2012), Asia Pacific Triennale of Contemporary Art (2006), Lyon Biennale (2013) and so forth. His works can also be found in collection of significant public and private institutes such as MoMA New York, Guggenheim Museum, Ikon Gallery (U.K.), Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Musée National d’Art Moderne and the UBS Collection.

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