Born In 1968, Works and lives in Shanghai
YANG Zhenzhong
Passage No.16
Installation | Painting | Acrylic on canvas
code: YZZ_7119

Current And Upcoming Exhibitions:
MACRO Asilo, Mr de Finis Project, MACRO, Rome, Italy, 10.01, 2018 - 12.01, 2019
Thailand Biennale Krabi 2018: Edge of the Wonderland, To be or Not to Be-YANG Zhenzhong, Krabi, Thailand, 11.02, 2018 - 02.28, 2019
12 Artists, DRC Triennial, DRC No.12, Beijing, 12.07, 2018 - 02.17, 2019
Born in 1968 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, YANG Zhenzhong has been living and working in Shanghai for more than 20 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 numerous highly influential contemporary art exhibitions with artists including XU Zhen and YANG Fudong etc. They have not only enlivened the atmosphere of the new media art industry in Shanghai, but also promoted the artist himself to stage on an international platform. The key themes of YANG’s works are to strengthen the contradictions and disorders existed in the society with a cynical attitude on one hand, to utilise the perception of the space in political and psychological levels on the other hand. Now mainly focuses on the creation of new media like video, photograph, installation work and interaction etc., and curating as well.

Important solo exhibitions include: Trespassing, YANG Zhenzhong Solo Exhibition, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shanghai (2013); Don't Move, Yang Zhengzhong Solo Exhibition, ShanghART, Beijing (2011); YANG ZHENZHONG, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, U.K(2006); Light As Fuck!, BizArt, Shanghai (2002); Our Bright Future: Cybernetics Fantasy, Nam June Paik Art Center, Yongin-si, South Korea (2017); Consumer, Salon 1.618, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (2009); Global Cities, Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London, UK (2007) etc.
The artist’s works have previously exhibited in numerous prominent exhibitions including Venice Biennale, Shanghai Biennale, Gwangju Biennial, Asia Pacific Triennale of Contemporary Art, Lyon Biennale and so forth. His works can also be found in collection of significant public and private institutes such as MoMA New York, IKON Gallery (UK), Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Musée National d’Art Moderne and the UBS Collection.