Category Archives: Artists

Zhao Yanbin 赵延斌

‘Anything that is not allowed in a classroom, you can do it in a toilet.’ Born 1991, Xinye, Henan Province. Lives and works in Beijing Zhao Yanbin studied under the influential teachers Lv Shengzhong and Wu Jianan in the Department of Experimental Art, Central Academy of Fine Arts. There, students are encouraged to combine ethnographic [...]

Zhu Changquan 朱昶全

‘”Reality” and “Truth” are two words that have been brought up repeatedly in the past decade. The meaning of them became gradually obscure and abstract although they were once precise. ‘ Born 1989, Shandong. Lives and works in Hangzhou and Shanghai. What is a head without a brain? Zhu Changquan’s digital illusions are underpinned by [...]

Zhao Yao 赵要

‘I hope when they look at my work, audiences think about how this material has been used in daily life, and how this feeling is different from experiencing it as a piece of art.’ Born 1981, Luzhou, Sichuan. Lives and works in Beijing. Zhao Yao says that audiences have just one very simple decision to [...]

Chang Ling 常陵

‘You need always leave a space in your work for the brush stroke to have a life of its own.’   Born 1975, Hualien, Taiwan. Lives and works in Taipei When Chang Ling was a small boy his artist father would hang sheets of paper around the bath and encourage him to draw and paint [...]

Zhao Xuebing 赵学兵

‘… Something seems to have happened in the settings depicted in my paintings. They seem like the setting of a crime …’ Born 1967, Beijing . Lives and works in Shanghai. Self-taught painter Zhao Xuebing lived in Paris for five years and New York City for three. In Paris he immersed himself in the works [...]

Yang Maoyuan 杨茂源

‘Art should demonstrate an astonishing quality.’ Born. 1966, Dalian, Liaoning. Lives and works in Beijing. Yang Maoyuan graduated from Beijing’s Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1989, at a time of extraordinary social and artistic change in China. He was selected for the seminal exhibition of contemproary art, China/Avant-garde, in February of that year, together [...]

Liu Yujia 刘雨佳

‘Invasion and retreat coexist between the ocean and the land and this is the mixed, transitional property of the beach.’ Born 1981, Chengdu Sichuan. Lives and works in Beijing. Liu Yujia graduated from the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in 2004, later obtaining her Master’s Degree from the London College of Communication at the University of [...]

He Sen 何森

‘I wander between the past and future.’ Born 1968, Kaiyuan, Yunnan. Lives and works in Beijing He Sen graduated from the Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts, in Chongqing, in 1989. Here, with Zhang Xiaogang as his professor, he was trained in the distinctively expressionist Sichuan style. From an early series of melancholy portraits of young women, [...]

Lin Hsiu-Niang 林秀娘

‘Ceramics is the total projection, magically shifted, that represents my social roles and the details of my everyday life.’ Born 1956, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Lives and works Tainan, Taiwan. Lin Hsiu-Niang says that working with clay helped her to manage the many burdens and balance the social roles required of women. In the years that she [...]

Ju Anqi 雎安奇

‘I think my films all originate from my plight. They are all done in extremely difficult conditions.’ Born 1975, Urumqi, Xinjiang. Lives and works in Beijing, Ju Anqi is one of the most widely recognized directors from China’s “New Generation” of filmmakers and multi-media artists; his experimental films have been exhibited in the Centre Pompidou (Paris), MoMA [...]

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