Multi-disciplinary artist Yang Zhenzhong was born in Hangzhou in 1968, and studied there at the at the Zhejiang Institute of Silk Textiles (now the Zhejiang Sci Tech University), graduating in 1990, before studying for one year in the Oil Painting Department of the Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts (now the China Academy of Fine Arts, Hangzhou) in 1993. In the late 1980s Hangzhou was a centre for forward-thinking artists, including video pioneer Zhang Peili and conceptual artist Geng Jianyi, both of whom were profoundly influential for Yang Zhenzhong’s generation. After graduation Yang worked in advertising and print media, moving to Shanghai where he began to experiment with video, installation and photography. His work was brought to international attention in 2000 with a continuing project, I Will Die. Yang Zhenzhong’s work has been shown in solo exhibitions in China, the Netherlands, the UK, Denmark, Belgium and Canada, and regularly in group shows throughout the world. These include Art and China After 1989: Theater of the World, Guggenheim Museum, New York (2017); 52nd Venice Biennale (2007); 5th Asia Pacific Triennial, Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art (2006); 50th Venice Biennale and Alors la Chine?, Centre Pompidou, Paris (both 2003).Yang has also curated influential exhibitions, working with other artists including Xu Zhen and Yang Fudong. Yang Zhenzhong lives and works in Shanghai.
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