Yang Fudong was born in Beijing in 1971, and now lives and works in Shanghai. He graduated from the Department of Oil Painting, China Academy of Art in Hangzhou. He is among the most successful and influential Chinese artists today. Yang has started to create video works since late 1990s. His works form a unique cultural visual interpretation through multiple cultural perspectives interlaced with experiences of space and time with photograph, film and installation. They are all characterized by multi-perspectives, exploring the structures and forms of identities in myths, personal memories and life experiences. Each work could be considered as both a dramatic lived experience and a challenge. Yang Fudong has participated in several prestigious international art events including Documenta in Kassel (2002), Venice Biennale (2003/2007), the Venice Biennale (2003/2007), the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (2006) and the Lyon Biennale of Contemporary Art (2013). He was one of finalists shortlisted for the Hugo Boss Prize in 2004 and won this honor as the third Chinese artist after Cai Guoqiang and Huang Yongping.
January 28th, 2019 | 36 mins 7 secs