Wang Qingsong

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123456 chops, 2008 120x200cm © Wang Qingsong
Bath Tub, 2009 110×170cm © Wang Qingsong
The Glory of Hope, 2007 240x180cm © Chinablue Gallery
Competition, 2004 C Type Print 170 X 300 Cm © Courtesy of the artist & Art Gallery of New South Wales
New Women, 2000 Chromogenic Print 47 1/4 X 86 5/8 In. © Wang Qingsong
Debacle, 2009 170x300cm © Wang Qingsong
I love my home!, 2009 100×125cm © Wang Qingsong
Kitchen, 2009 120×160cm © Wang Qingsong
Romeo and Juliet, 2009 120×170cm © Wang Qingsong
Safe Milk, 2009 150×300cm © Wang Qingsong
Skyscraper, 2008 160x300cm © Wang Qingsong
Temporary Ward, 2008 Light Box 180x320cm © Wang Qingsong
Nutrients, 2008 160x300cm © Wang Qingsong
Poisonous Spide, 2005 170x180cm © Wang Qingsong
Night Patrol, 2005 170x300cm © Wang Qingsong
Billboard, 2004 170x300cm © Wang Qingsong
Skyscraper, 2008 Still. Dvd From 35mm Film © Courtesy of the artist and Chinablue Gallery, Beijing
Ethereal Beauty , 2003 280x120cm © Wang Qingsong
Flooding, 2003 120x210cm © Wang Qingsong
Heaven, 2003 120x180cm © Wang Qingsong
Fountain, 2003 200x110cm © Wang Qingsong
Dupond & Dupont, 2003 120x160cm © Wang Qingsong
Three Graces, 2002 120x150cm © Wang Qingsong
Beggar, 2001 120x200cm © Wang Qingsong
© Courtesy of the artist & Tang Contemporary Art Beijing
© Courtesy of the Artist and The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum
Dream of Migrants, 2005 Archival Pigment Print, Printed 2015 33 X 79 Inches; From An Edition Of 10 © Courtesy of the Artist and Beetles+Huxley
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Heilongjiang Province, China
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Wang Qingsong


Born in Heilongjiang Province, China

Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts, Sichuan, China

Lives and works in Beijing since 1993


Selected Solo Exhibitions

When the World Collides, International Center of Photography, New York City, USA.

Follow Me, Centro Andaluz de la Fotografia, Almeria, Spain, travelling to Claustro del Palacio Provincial de Cádiz, Spain.
Wang Qingsong: Three Video Projects, Pékin Fine Arts, Beijing, China

Wang Qingsong, 2009 Hammer Project, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
China: Past, Present & Future, Museum der Stadt Ratingen, Ratingen, Germany

Wang Qingsong, Albion Gallery, London, UK
Caution, PKM Gallery, Beijing, China
Phantom China, Kunsthalle Nexus, Saalfelden, Austria
Wang Qingsong: Temporary Ward, Baltic Contemporary Art Center, Gateshead, UK
Panic, Fear and Violence, Marella Gallery, Beijing, China
Unparalleled Madness, Madhouse Contemporary, Hong Kong, China

China: Past, Present & Future, MEWO Kunsthalle, Memmingen, Germany
Thinker: Wang Qingsong, Chinablue Gallery, Beijing, China
Wang Qingsong, PKM Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Wang Qingsong: Between Nostalgia and Cynicism, Espaço Cultural Contemporâneo (ECCO), Brasilia, Brazil

Wang Qingsong, Albion Gallery, London, UK

Wang Qingsong in Arras, City Hall, Art Academy and Public Library, Arras, France

Wang Qingsong: Romantique, Salon 94, New York, U.S.A.
Wang Qingsong: Romantique, Courtyard Gallery, Beijing, China

Wang Qingsong: Present-day Epics, Saidye Bronfman Contemporary Art Center, Montreal, Canada, travelling to The Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada and etc.

Wang Qingsong Photography, Foundation Oriente, Macau, China
Golden Future: Photography by Wang Qingsong, Galerie Loft, Paris, France
Wang Qingsong, Marella Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy
Satirizing the Times, 2nd Pingyao Photo Festival, Pingyao, China

Glorious Life: The Photographs of Wang Qingsong, Wan Fung Gallery, Beijing, China


Selected Group Exhibitions

Living, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark
43rd Recontres de la Photographie, Arles, France

The Beauty of Distance: Songs of Survival at a Precarious Age, 17th Biennale of Sydney, The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia
Never Equal Distance To The Moon, Stiftelsen 3,14, Bergen, Norway
Intimacy! Baden in der Kunst, Kunstmuseum Ahlen, Ahlen, Germany
Daegu Photo Biennale, Daegu, Korea
International Contemporary Art Biennale in China West, Ningxia Contemporary Art Museum, Ningxia, China
Great Performances, Pace Beijing, Beijing, China
History Lessons, Pekin Fine Arts, Beijing, China
Writing: Nanjing Biennale, Nanjing, China
A Decade Long Exposure: History without Memories, the Museum of Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
21st Century: Art in the First Decade, Queensland Art Gallery/ Gallery of Modern Art, Australia.
Photography from the New China, Getty Museum, Los Angeles, U.S.A.

Action – Camera: Beijing Performance Photography, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Three Decades: The Contemporary Chinese Collection, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
China: Contemporary Art, 10th Havana Biennial, Centro Hispanoamericano de Cultura, Havana, Cuba
The 3rd Guangzhou International Photo Biennale, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
Christian Dior: 60 Years of Photography, Moscow museum of modern art - MMOMA, Moscow
The Simple Art of Parody, Taipei MOCA, Taiwan, China
Gextophoto 2009 International Photography Festival, Gexto, Spain
5a Bienal VentoSul - o mundo todo aqui, vai mexer com voce, Bienal VentoSul, Curitiba, Brazil.
The Dark Science of Five Continents, Gallery BMB, Mumbai, India
Experimental Cases of Contemporary Chinese Art, the Museum of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
Mise-en-Scene, Officina, Beijing, China

CINA XXI Secolo: Arte fra Identita’ e Trasformazione, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy
Fabricating Images from History, Chinablue Gallery, Beijing, China
Body Language: Contemporary Chinese Photography, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
55 Days in Valencia: Chinese Art Meeting, Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno (IVAM), Valencia, Spain
China Gold, L’Art Contemporain Chinois, Musee Maillol, Paris, France
Adidas Sport in Art Exhibition, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
Go Game, Beijing!, German Embassy, Beijing, China
Translocalmotion: 7th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China, Busan, Korea
21: Selections of Contemporary Art at the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum, New York, U.S.A.
Christian Dior and Chinese Artists, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
China: Construção – Desconstrução, Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand MASP, São Paulo, Brazil
Variable Capital, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, England

Zhu Yi! Chinese Contemporary Photography, Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporaneo (ARTIUM), Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
La invención del presente, Casa Asia, Madrid, Madrid
Timer – Intimita/Intimacy, Triennale di Milano, Milan, Italy
Thermocline of Art, New Asian Waves, ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany
Timeline: Human Speed & Technology Speed, Korea Center, Beijing, China
Beyond Icons: Chinese Contemporary Art, Miami Design District, Miami, U.S.A.
Mirror Image of Diversity: Six Person Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Beijing Tokyo Art Projects, Beijing, China

The Sixth International Photography Month in Moscow: Photobiennale 2006 - Moscow House of Photography, Moscow, Russia
Bucharest Biennale 2 - Bucharest Biennale for Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania
Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
Public Image, Public Project in the City of Liege, Belgium
Acting the Part: Photography as Theatre, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada; Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
The 37th Rencontres d’Arles Photographie, Arles, France
Con Cities: The 10th International Venice Architecture Exhibition, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
News, Beijing Commune, Beijing
Made in China, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Ecotopia: The Second ICP Triennial of Photography and Video, International Center of Photography, New York City, U.S.A.
Intersections: Shifting Identity in Contemporary Art, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
Why Pictures Now, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig - MUMOK , Vienna

Re-viewing the City: the First Guangdong International Photo Biennale, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
Over One Billion Served, Singapore Civilizations Museum, Singapore
1st Biennale Internationale d’Art Contemporain Chinois de Montpellier, Montpellier, France
Follow Me! Chinese Art at the Threshold of the Millennium, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China, Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A), London, England
Die Chinesen: Contemporary Photography and Video from China, Museum Het Kruithuis, Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
Beyond Delirious: Architecture in Selected Photographs form the Ella Fontanals- Cisneros Collection, Miami, U.S.A.
Baroque and Neo Baroque: The Hell of Beauty, Domus Artium 2002, Salamanca, Spain
Always to the Front: Chinese Contemporary Art, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan
Grounding Reality: Chinese Contemporary Art, Seoul Art Center, Seoul, Korea

Over One Billion Served, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, U.S.A.
Photosynkyria 2004: Photography as Narrative Art, Photography Museum of Thessaloniki, Greece
Grotesque Reality - National Museum of Contemporary Art Korea, Gwacheon
Officina Asia (Asian Workshop), Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy
Image of History, Photo España, Madrid, Spain
Monument Recall: Public Memory and Public Spaces, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA
Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China, Asia Society Museum and the International Center of Photography, New York, U.S.A.
Die: Contemporary Photography and Video from China, Wolfsburg Museum, Wolfsburg, Germany
Exposure, Hereford Photo Festival, Hereford, UK
Spellbound Aura - MOCA Taipei, Taipei
Past in Reverse: Contemporary Art of East Asia, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, U.S.A.

Prague Biennale 1, Prague, Czech Republic
Fashion and Style, Moscow House of Photography, Moscow, Russia
A Strange Heaven: Contemporary Chinese Photography, Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic
Global Detail - Noorderlicht Photo Festival, Groningen, the Netherlands

Run, Jump, Climb, Walk, Yuanyang Art Center, Beijing, China
Money and Value: The Last Taboo, Exhibition in the Framework of Expo 02, Biel, Switzerland
Falsche Emotionen, Kunstbunker Tumulka, Munich, Germany
Special Projects, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, U.S.A.
Chinese Modernity, Museum of the Foundation Armando Alvares Penteado (FAAP), São Paulo, Brazil
The 2nd Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China
Paris-Pekin, Espace Cardin, Paris, France
Chinart: Contemporary Art from China, Museum Küppersmühle, Duisburg, Germany (touring to Rome, Budapest, Poland, Palma de Mallorca)

Constructed Reality: Beijing / Hong Kong Conceptual Photography, Hong Kong Arts Center, Hong Kong, China
Next Generation: Art Contemporain d’Asie, Passage de Retz, Paris, France
Promenade in Asia: CUTE, Art Tower Mito, Tokyo, Japan
Chinese Album, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Nice, France
Cross Pressures, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland
Asian Contemporary Art Exhibition, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China

Man and Space: 3rd Gwangju Biennale 2000, Gwangju, Korea
Big Torino 2000: Biennale Arte Emergente, Turin, Italy
China Avant-Garde Artists Documents, Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
Unusual & Usual, Yuangong Art Museum, Shanghai, China

Ouh La La, Kitsch!, TEDA Contemporary Art Museum, Tianjin, China
Synergi: Fourteen Danish and Foreign Artists Exhibition, Udviklings Center Odsherred, Copenhagen, Denmark

Site of Desire: Taipei Biennial, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

China!, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany
Gaudy Life, Wan Fung Art Gallery, Beijing, China



Outreach Award from Renocontres de le Photographie, Arles, France

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