YANG Xinguang

YANG Xinguang

Born 1980 in Ningxiang, Hunan Province, China, based in Beijing 

The oriental aesthetic concept of “Mono ha” helps to shape the initial feature of YANG Xinguang’s work. YANG elaborates his materials into metaphors while retaining their original qualities. The piece Worms is a metaphor of the consequence of industrialization. About another work Hooks, YANG said: “When felling a tree, sharp edge is often formed where it is broken. This is like the rebellion of a violated victim. What is violent is not the tree but the ax.” Leaning Post is a wooden railing torn off with pliers. The work responds to the Chinese allusion of “Railing”, while revealing the contemporary situation of having nothing to lean on after the tradition collapsed. 

1980      Born in Ningxiang, Hu Nan Province, China
2007      B.A., Sculpture Department, China Central Academy of Fine Arts, China



2014   “Present Future”, Artissima, Turin, Italy
2013   “Immeasurably Fair", Gallery EXIT, Hong Kong, China
          “Superfluous Things", Hive Center For Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
2012   “Violence without Mercy", Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, China
2011   “There Are Some Stones Below", Gallery EXIT, Hong Kong, China
2010   “Trail”, Boers-Li Gallery Beijing, China
          “Art 41 Basel: Art Statement", Basel, Switzerland
2008   “Consumed", Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, China



2014   “Cross-Strait Young Artists Exhibition Program/Beijing: The Sociology of Oneself”,
            ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
          “Encounters, 2014 Art Basel Hong Kong”, Hong Kong, China
          “Simple Life”,  Klein Sun Gallery, New York, USA
2013   “One & Three”, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China
          “Real or Ism”, Golden Eagle Contemporary Art Center, Nanjing, China
          “Visibility”, Shi Jia Zhuang Art Museum  Hebei, China
          “Datong International Sculpture Biennale”, Heyang Art Museum, China
          “Contemporary Art In China 1990-2012”, Zhong Gallery, Berlin, Germany
          “O`Clock time design, design time”, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China
          “ON ︱OFF”, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
2012   “The 1st Montevideo Biennial”, Montevideo, Uruguay
          “The 9th Shanghai Biennale”, Shanghai, China
          “Creator in Residence 2012”, Tokyo Wonder Site Aoyama, Japan
          “Passing Through Memory”, Suzhou Jinji Lake Art Museum, China
          “The First ‘CAFAM Future’ Exhibition Sub–Phenomena: Report on
            the State of Chinese Young Art Nomination”, CAFA Art Museum,
            Beijing, China
          “Diversion of Contemporary Art Value Paradigm”, Blue Roof Museum, China
2011   “Be Natural, Be Yourself”, FRAC des Pays de la Loire, France
          “APBF Signature Art Prize 2011 Finalists’ Exhibition”, Singapore Art Museum,
          “Water Stains on the Wall: The Carrier of Formation”, Zhejiang Art Museum,
            Hangzhou, China
          “Start from the Horizon: Chinese Contemporary Sculpture since 1978”, SiShang
            Art Museum, Beijing, China
          “Chinese New Generation Of Artist”, Museu do Oriente, Lisbon, Portugal
          “Super Organism CAFAM Biennale”, CAFAM, Beijing, China
          “One Man Theater”, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
          “GuanXi”, Guangdong Art Museum, Guangdong, China
          “Changgwon Asian Art Festival”, Sunsan Art Museum, Korea
2010   “The 4th Shanghai Duolun Exhibition of Young Artists”, Shanghai Duolun Museum
            of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
          “Taipei Artist Village Open Studio”, Taipei, Taiwan
          “AND Writers -2010 1st Nanjing Biennale Exhibition”, Jiangsu Province Art 
            Museum, Nanjing, China
          “The Second Today`s Documents 2010”,  Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
          “The Big Bang”, White Rabbit Museum, Sydney, Australia
          “Work in Spreading: Images of Circulation and Retranslation”,  Iberia Center
            for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
          “The Butterfly Effect—An Artistic Communication Project of Cross-Strait Four-Regions”,
            He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
2009   “WARM UP MINSHENG”, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
          “Yipai-Century Thinking”,  Today Art Museum, Beijing, China



2012      Tokyo Wonder Site Aoyama, Japan
2011      FRAC des Pays de la Loire, France
2010      Taipei Artist Village, Taiwan

2014   “Cross-Strait Young Artists Exhibition Program/Beijing: The Sociology of Oneself”,
                 ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan

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