The 12th Shanghai Biennale: Proregress

Yang Fudong

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. Yang has been engaged in the creation of video works since the late 1990s. Whether it is photography, films or video installations, his works form a unique cultural visual interpretation through multiple cultural perspectives interlaced with experiences of space and time. They are all characterized by multi-perspectives, exploring the structures and forms of identities in myths, personal memories and lived experiences. Each work could be considered as both a dramatic lived experience and a challenge. Yang has participated in several prestigious international art events such as Documenta in Kassel (2002), the Venice Biennale (2003/2007), the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (2006) and the Lyon Biennale of Contemporary Art (2013).