Wang Guangyi

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Art Go , 2006 Oil On Canvas 200 X 160 Cm © Saatchi Gallery
Materialist’s Art , 2006 Oil On Canvas 300 X 400 Cm © Saatchi Gallery
Aesthetics of War – Blue No. 3 , 2006 Oil On Canvas 200 X 300 Cm © Saatchi Gallery
Face of Faith Silk Print H: 40 X W: 50 Cm © Kings Road Gallery
Face of the believer , 2003 Oil On Canvas H: 198 X W: 198 Cm © Opera Gallery
The Face of Faith Acrylic On Canvas H: 150 X W: 120 Cm © Marc Richards - Contemporary Art
WTO , 2006 Lithografie Gesamt: 82 X 77 Cm Motiv: 67 X 67 Cm © ArtChina Gallery
Quick Facts
Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, China
Birth year
Lives in
Beijing, China
Works in
Beijing, China
Wang Guangyi Biography

1957 Born: in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, China

1984 Graduated from the Oil Painting Department, Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts (NZAFA), China

Lives and works in Beijing, China

Selected Exhibitions

2010 CloudsFPower of Asian Contemporary Art - Soka Art Center, Beijing, China

2009 Wang Guangyi, The Louise Blouin Institute, London, UK (solo)

2008 Writing on the Wall: Chinese New Realism and AvantNGarde in the Eighties and Nineties, Groningen Museum, Groningen, Netherlands
Our Future, Ullens Center of Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

2006 Plato and His Seven Spirits, Century OCT, Beijing, China
Wang Guangyi, Galerie ARARIO, Seoul, Korea (solo)
Jiang Hu Tilton Gallery, New York, NY

2005 Mahjong, Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland
Beautiful Cynicism, Arario, Beijing, China
Invitation Exhibition-Opening Ceremony of OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China

2004 Galerie Enrico Navarra, Paris, France (solo)
Wang Guangyi, Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne, Switzerland (solo)
Chine, le corps partout? Museum of Contemporary Art, Marseilles, France

2003 Wang Guangyi, Galerie Enrico Navarra, Paris, France (solo)
Alors, la Chine?, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong, China (solo)

2002 Chinese Modernity, Fondacion Armando Alvares Penteado (FAAP) Sao Paulo, Brazil
Paris-Beijing, Espace Cardin Paris, France
Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Art, Shenzhen Museum of Art, Shenzhen, China
Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangdong, China
The Strength of Picture, Museum He Xiangning, Shenzhen, China

2001 Faces of Faith, Soobin Art Gallery, Singapore
Soobin Art Gallery,Singapore (solo)

2001 Soobin Art Gallery,Singapore (solo)

2000 20th Century Chinese Oil Painting Exhibition, National Art Gallery in Beijing, China
He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
China-Art in the Twentieth Century, Touring Show in Beijing and Shanghai, China.

1999 New Modernism for a New Millennium, LIMN Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Open Channels, Dongyu Art Museum, Shenyang, China

1998 Made in China, Nikolaus Sonne Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany
New Chinese Art, Asia Society, New York, NY

1997 Quotation Marks, Chinese Contemporary Art, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
Magie der Zahl, IN DER KUNST DES 20 JAHRHUNDERTS, Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart, Germany
Littmann Kulturprojekte, Basel, Switzerland (solo)

1996 China, Kunst Museum in Bonn, Germany

1995 Art to Swatch, Museum of Architecture and Design, The Chicago Athemnaeum, Chicago, IL

1994 Hanart TZ Gallery,Hong Kong, China (solo)
22nd International Biennial of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Wang Guangyi, Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong, China (solo)

1993 Gallery Bellefroid Paris, France

1992 The First 1990's Biennial Art Fair, Guangzhou, China
China, Avant-Garde' at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany

1989 China Avant-garde, National Art Gallery, Beijing, China

Selected Public Collections

Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg, Austria
Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
UCCA - Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
Berardo Museum - Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art, Lisbon, Portugal


2007 China Art Book. Uta Grosenick / Caspar Schübbe (Ed.), 680 pages, approx. 850 images, trilingual: Engl./Ger./Chin., Dumont Buchverlag, Cologne 2007.
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