Yang Fudong (b.1971, China )

Born in 1971, in Beijing, Yang Fudong lives and works in Shanghai. He trained as a painter before devoting himself to photography, video and film towards the end of the 1990's. His five part film 'Seven Intellectuals in Bamboo Forest (2003-2007)' gave him international recognition as one of the most interesting young Chinese artists of his generation. At the heart of his works is the disorientation of youth in his country, torn between tradition and the western lifestyle as well as the construction of identity fashioned by mythology, the personal memory and experience. Infused with existential questions, his work have a beautiful aesthetic quality which is sometimes reminiscent of films from the 1930's and the post war 'film noir'.

Fudong has received much critical acclaim and his work has been extensively exhibited at prestigious international institutions. Most recently at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Kunsthalle Zurich, Berkeley Art Museum, Vancouver Art Gallery, Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris and OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shanghai. 

Other solo exhibitions include Iberia Art Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Esbo, Deutsche Bank Group Head Office, Frankfurt, IMA Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Kino Kino, Sandnes, Hara Museum, Tokyo, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver,  Asia Society and Museum, New York, MuHKA, Antwerp and at the Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai among many others. 

Fudong, Yang b.1971

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