Since the 1990s, his works have been widely shown both in China and abroad. His artwork covers a wide range of mediums – including painting, performance, video and installation. Shi Yong’s earliest artistic practice focused on revealing the subtlety of our reality and the inherent tension in the “system”. At the end of the 1990s, Shi began focusing on the idea of Shanghai’s modernization transition under Chinese economic reform, which contributed to a discussion on globalization and consumption. Since 2006, with the piece Sleepwalking, he turned his attention to the art scene he had been involved, wondering how to provide a more rational perspective through his works. Shi Yong’s 2015 solo exhibition, Let All Potential Be Internally Resolved Using Beautiful Form, continues his reflection on his art practice, disclosing his intention to discuss art and politics under the seeming “abstract” in the future.

Shi Yong was born in Shanghai in 1963. He graduated from Light Industrial School, Fine Arts Department. He resides and works in Shanghai. Shi Yong has exhibited widely since the early 1990’s. Recent shows include: Let All Potential be Internally Resolved using Beautiful Form ,       MadeIn Gallery, Shangha; Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, Spaces for Maneuver- Between Abstraction and Accumulation,       Ekaterinburg,Russia;Copylet, China Approriation ART,       Power Station of Art, Shanghai; Essential Matters-Moving Images from China, Borusan Contemporary Perili Kosk, Istanbul,Turkey (2015); Off Site Programme, Silent Film, Ikon Gallery, Fletchers Walk, Birmingham, U.K; Hans van Dijk: 5000 Names, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), Beijing; Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, The Netherlands(2014); Face, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai (2012); Grasstress 2011, Venice, Italy (2011); Negociation, The Second Today’s Documents, Today Art Museum, Beijing (2010); Shanghai Kino, Shanghai Kino, KUNSTHALLE BERN, Switzerland (2009); The 3rd Nanjing Triennial-Reflective Asia, RCM ART MUSEUM, Nanjing (2008); Think carefully, where have you been yesterday?, BizART, Shanghai (2007); The First Today’s Documents, Energy: Spirit ּ Body ּ Material, Today Art Museum, Beijing (2007); Follow Me!, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan (2005); Second Guangzhou Triennale, Guangsong Museum of Art, Guangdong (2005); Zooming into Focus, China National Art Museum, Beijing (2005); The Heaven, The World, ShanghART Gallery & H-Space, Shanghai (2004); 4th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai (2002); Bienal de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil (2002) and BM99, Bienal da Maya, Maya Art Center, Portugal (1999) etc.

Shi Yong
Yong Shi
Shanghai, 1963
China

Past Exhibitions

Modern Times

ShanghART Singapore
14/05/2016 — 10/07/2016

Solo Shows

2016

Shi Yong Solo Exhibition: A Bunch of Happy Fantasies, Opening of ShanghART S-Space, ShanghART S-Space 798 Art Zone, Beijing

2015

Let All Potential be Internally Resolved using Beautiful Form, MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai

2007

Think Carefully, Where Have You Been Yesterday?, BizArt, Shanghai

Realistic ּ Reality, Shi Yong Solo Exhibition, 2577 Creative Garden, Shanghai

2004

The Heaven ּ The World, Solo Show by Shi Yong in 2 Parts, ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai

Group Shows

2016

A Visit to Classicism: Chinese Contemporary Art, BA Art Space, Shanghai

The Crocodile in the Pond, 11 artists from ShanghART Gallery – Curated by Alexandra Grimmer, Museum Art St. Urban and Abbey St. Urban, Luzern, Switzerland

The Suggestive Wheel, An Era of Metaphors, Box Art Space of OCT Harbour, Shenzhen

Modern Times, ShanghART Singapore, Singapore

Video Bureau Archive 47: Shi Yong, Beijing, Guangzhou

Trace of Existence, UCCA, Beijing

2015

Nonfigurative, Shanghai 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai

City Vision, 2015 Shanghai Artists’ Works Exhibition, Cloud Art Center, Shanghai

Paradi$e Bitch, White Rabbit Gallery, Australia

Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, Spaces for Maneuver- Between Abstraction and Accumulation, Ekaterinburg, Russia

Stereognosis Zone, RMCA, Guangzhou

Copyleft, China Approriation ART, Power Station of Art, Shanghai

Fortune, 2015 Contemporary art exhibition, Artoon Center, Shanghai

Minuscule in Scope-Gargantuan in Perspective, ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai

Essential Matters-Moving Images from China, Borusan Contemporary Perili Kosk, Istanbul, Turkey

Myth / History II : Shanghai Galaxy, YUZ Museum, Shanghai

2014

Rouge, Shanghai Night Club, Shanghai

Just as Money is the Paper, the Gallery is the Room, Osage Gallery, Shanghai

Off Site Programme, Silent Film, Ikon Gallery, Fletchers Walk, Birmingham, U.K.

Xiang Jie, Shanghai Sculpture Space, Shanghai

Metal Matters: Reflection to Oxidation, ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai

In & Out Réel ShanghART, Réel Department Store, Shanghai

Hans van Dijk: 5000 Names, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), Beijing;

Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Starlight, ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai

2013

The Spectacle of the Spectacles, ShanghART Singapore, Singapore

DramaSuspended: Undressing the Present, Alain Badiou and the artists, Mecooon Space, Shanghai

Portrait of the Times, 30 Years of Chinese Contemporary Art, Power Station of Art, Shanghai

Revel, Celebrating MoCA’s 8 Years in Shanghai, MoCA, Shanghai

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Shanghai Country of birth: China Date of birth: 1963 Lives in: Shanghai