Born in 1968 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, Yang Zhenzhong has been living and working in Shanghai for almost 15 years with a career closely related to the development of new media art around the area. Since the end of 1990s, he has been curating and organizing with artists including Xu Zhen a dozen of highly influential contemporary art exhibitions. They have not only enlivened the atmosphere of the new media art industry in Shanghai, but also helped with the promotion of the artist himself onto an international stage. One of the recurring themes in Yang’s work is the urge to emphasize with an irreverent attitude the many contradictions and derangements of society while the other central in his research is the (mis)perception of space and its political and psychological appropriations.

Yang Zhengzhong
Yang Zhengzhong
Hangzhou, 1968

Solo Shows

2015 Disguise , ELica Shanghai Flagship Store
2014 Eternal Return/Вечное возвращение , Moscow Manege Museum and Exhibition Association, Moscow
2013 Trespassing, YANG Zhenzhong Solo Exhibition , OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shanghai
2012 Passage – Yang Zhenzhong Solo Exbihition , TOP Creative Park, Shanghai, China
2011 Don’t Move , ShanghART Beijing space

Group Shows

Sign/Action, Screen Space , Melbourne, Australia
Nonfigurative , Shanghai 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai
Modern Sky festivals Finland, N-Minutes Video Art Festival Chinese Contemporary Plein Air Program , Helsinki, Finland
Stereognosis Zone , RMCA, Guangzhou
Copyleft, China Approriation ART , Power Station of Art, Shanghai
Comfort, ShanghART Beijing Group Exhibition , ShanghART Beijing, Beijing
My House Is Your House, Artists of Shanghai Comment on Their City , SPSI Art Museum, Shanghai
Dual Nature, Selections from the Chaney Family Collection , Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts, Spring, Texas, USA
Happy Together , Tina Kim Gallery, New York, U.S.A.
China 8, Contemporary Art from China at the Rhine and Ruhr , Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg
Essential Matters-Moving Images from China , Borusan Contemporary Perili Kosk, Istanbul, Turkey
The System of Objects , Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai
Myth / History II : Shanghai Galaxy , YUZ Museum, Shanghai

V&P , ShanghART Beijing, Beijing
Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014 , Kochi-Muziris, India
Art from Elsewhere , Gallery of Modern Art Glasgow, UK
COSMOS: Limited and Limitless, Existence and Co-existence , Opening Exhibition of Shanghai 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum , Shanghai 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, No.1929 Expo Avenue, Pudong New Distict, Tel 8621 6105 2121 – 601
About Town , Video Art in Southside , Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK
The Third Edition of Asia Triennial Manchester , Manchester, UK
Performance and Imaginations: Photography from China 1911-2014 , Museum Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway
Translated Concussion , Methods and Practice of Chinese New Media Art Since 2000 , Museum of Contemporary Art Chengdu, Chengdu
Trace – 2014 Xin Tian Di Contemporary Public Art Exhibition , Xin Tian Di, Shanghai, South Block & North Block, Main Lobby
Metal Matters: Reflection to Oxidation , ShanghART Gallery,Shanghai
Thingworld , International Triennial of New Media Art 2014 , National Art Museum of China, Beijing
Myth/History: Yuz Collection of Contemporary Art , Group Exhibition Yuz Museum, Shanghai
Landseasky, Revisiting Spatiality in video art , Group Exhibition OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shanghai
Pandamonium: Media Art from Shanghai , Kunstquartier Bethanien, Mariannenlatz 2, Berlin, Germany
Starlight , ShanghART Gallery,Shanghai

La Biennale de Lyon 2013 , Lyon, France
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
Post-Politics, Seven Chinese Artists of the New Generation ,
Art 500 , Halcyon Gallery, Shanghai
Pessimism or Resistance? , Taikang Space, Beijing
Contemplating Death , Media Art Lab, Moscow, Russia
Contemporary Art in China, 1990-2012 , Zhong Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Metropolis, Reflections on the Modern City , Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, U.K.
Foundational Work , ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai
Shanghai Surprise, A Group Show on Contemporary Art in Shanghai , K11 Art Mall, Shanghai
Single Room, Contemporary Art Exhibition , SSAW Boutique Hotel, Hangzhou

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Hangzhou Country of birth: China Date of birth: 1968 Lives in: Shanghai, China