Yang Fudong 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, courtesy of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars
Yang Fudong
Beijing, 1971

Past Exhibitions

Now is the Time

The North Silk Factory & Rice Barn 31/03/2019 — 30/06/2019


Faurschou Foundation in Venice 10/05/2019 — 01/09/2019

Hyper Visuality. Film & Video Art from the Wemhöner Collection

Palazzo Dugnani 04/04/2019 — 14/04/2019

Rolls-Royce Art Programme: Yang Fudong

Shanghai Center of Photography – SCôP
11/12/2016 — 05/01/2017


ShanghART West Bund
10/11/2016 — 15/02/2017

Solo Shows

Yang Fudong, The Light That I Feel, Daegu Art Museum, Daegue, Korea
The Coloured Sky: New Women II, Platform-L Contemporary Art Center, Seoul, Korea

Yang Fudong: Filmscapes, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, Auckland, New Zealand
Twin Tracks: Yang Fudong Solo Exhibition, Yuz Museum, Shanghai
The Coloured Sky: New Women II, Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, France

Yang Fudong: Incidental Scripts, CCA Singapore, Singapore
Yang Fudong: Filmscapes, China Close up, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne, Australia
The Light That I Feel, SALT outdoor video installation, Sandhornøya, Norway
Altrove: Yang Fudong, Capo d’ Arte, Italy
Yang Fudong – Art Unlimited Art Basel 2014, Basel, Switzerland
Yang Fudong: New Women, ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai
Yang Fudong: East of Que Village, Logan Center in University of Chicago campus, Chicago, USA

Yang Fudong: Estranged Paradise, Works 1993-2013, Berkeley Art Museum, San Francisco, USA
Yang Fudong: Estranged Paradise, Works 1993-2013, The Kunsthalle Zurich, Switzerland
Yejiang / The Nightman Cometh, ShanghART Singapore, Singapore

Quote Out of Context, Solo Exhibition of Yang Fudong, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shanghai
YANG Fudong: Close to the Sea·The Revival of the Snake, ShanghART Beijing, Beijing
Yang Fudong – The Fifth Night, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Yang Fudong, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, USA

Group Shows

Tales from the Taiping Era, Redbrick Art Museum, Beijing

West Bund 2013: A Biennial of Architecture and Contemporary Art, Waterfront of Xuhui District, Shanghai
La Biennale de Lyon 2013, Lyon, France
A Century of Chinese Cinema, TIFF Bell Lightbox, Toronto, Canada
Sharjah Biennial 11, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

The First Kyiv International Biennial of Contemporary Art ARSENALE 2012, The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: Rebirth and Apocalypse in Contemporary Art, Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine

GENG Jianyi, WU Shanzhuan, YANG Fudong: Waterworks, ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai
Move on Asia, the End of Video Art, Casa Asia-Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
I Know Something about Love, Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art, London, U.K.

China Power Station: Part IV, Pinacoteca Agnelli, Torino, Italy
8th Shanghai Biennale, Rehearsal, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai
Useful Life 2010, ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai
Aichi Triennale 2010, Arts and Cities, Aichi Arts Center; Nagoya City Art Museum; the Choja-machi area, Japan
17th Biennale of Sydney 2010, THE BEAUTY OF DISTANCE: Songs of Survival in a Precarious Age, Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Beijing Country of birth: China Date of birth: 1971 Lives in: Shanghai, China