Yang Xinguang
Born in 1980 in Beijing (CN)
Lives and works in Beijing (CN)

 

Yang Xinguang is an emerging artist from Hunan province with two decades of wood carving experience. He started carving his first twig at the age of ten when he became obsessed with the organic material and the process of altering its form with his own hands.  Since then, wood has become a central material in his practice. Yang Xinguang combines a meticulous dedication to the creation process with the readymade concept to produce minimal sculpture and installations that return to nature while reflecting the impact of industrialization and globalization on our environment. His work has been exhibited in China, Hong Kong and Switzerland.

 

Education of Yang Xinguang

 

BFA in sculpture from Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing (CN)

SOLO SHOW

2017

The unknown depth of the woods, Beijing Commune, Beijing (CN)

2016

Glass Intestine, Shanghai Museum of Glass, Shanghai (CN)

2015

Solo show, Beijing Commune Gallery, Beijing (CN)

2014

Present, Shang Hai Gallery of Art, Shanghai (CN)
Simple life, Klein Sun Gallery, New York (USA)

2013

One & Three, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing (CN)
Real or Ism, Golden Eagle Contemporary Art Center  Nanjing (CN)
Visibility, Shi Jia Zhuang Art Museum, Hebei (CN)
Datong International Sculpture Biennale, Heyang Art Museum (CN)
Contemporay Art In China 1990-2012,  Zhong Gallery, Berlin (DE)
O`Clock time design, design time, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing (CN)
ON OF,  Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (CN)

2012

Creator in Residence 2012 Tokyo Wonder Site Aoyama (JP)
Passing Through Memory, Su zhou Jinji Lake Art Museum (CN)
The First “CAFAM.future” Exhibition, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing (CN)
The First Xinjiang Contemporary Art Biennale, Xinjiang Art Centre (CN)
Diversion of Contemporary Art Value Paradigm, Blue Roof Museum (CN)

2011

Be natural, Be yourself, FRAC des Pays de la Loire (FR)
APBF Signature Art Prize 2011 finalists’ exhibition, Singapore Art Museum (SG)
Water stains on the wall The carrier of formation, Zhejiang Art Museum (CN)
Start from the horizon Chinese contemporary sculpture since 1978, SiShang Art Museum, Beijing (CN)
Chinese New Generation Of Artist, Museum do Oriente, Lisbon (PO)
Super­ Organism, CAFAM Biennale, CAFAM, Beijing (CN)
One Man Theater, He Xiangning Art Museum Shenzhen (CN)
GuanXi, Guangdong Art Museum, Guangdong (CN)
Changgwon Asian Art Festival, SUNSAN Art Museum (KR)

2010

Solo theatre, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen (CN)
Taipei Artist Village open studio, Taipei (TW)
AND Writers – 2010, First Nanjing Biennale Exhibition, Jiangsu Province Art Museum, Nanjing (CN)
The second today`s documents 2010 Today, Art Museum, Beijing (CN)
The Big Bang, WHITE RABBIT Museum, Sydeny (AU)
Work in spreading: images of circulation and retranslation, Iberia Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (CN)
The Butterfly Efect—An Artistic Communication Project of Cross-Strait Four-Regions, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen (CN)

2009

WARM UP  MINSHENG, Art Museum, Shanghai (CN)
Yipai—Century.Thinking, Today Art Museum, Beijing (CN)

GROUP SHOW

2016

Everyday Legend, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, (CN)

2015

The Reality Representation of Chinese Young Art, CAFAM, 798 Art Zone, Beijing (CN)

The System of Objects, Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai (CN)

China 8, Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg (DE)

Pull Left-Not Always Right, Project by Taikang Space, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA, (USA)

Hugo Boss Asia Art 2015, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai (CN)

The Exhibition of Annual of Contemporary Art of China, Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing (CN)

 

2014

Chen Wei + Yang Xinguang, Control, Irène Laub Gallery (FEIZI), Brussels (BE)

Simple Life, Klein Sun Gallery, New York, (USA)

Encounters, 2014 Art Basel Hong Kong, Hong Kong (CN)

Present, Shang Hai Gallery of Art, Shanghai (CN)

The sociology of oneself, Eslite Gallery, Taipei (TWN)

Pull Left-Not Always Right, project by Taikang Space, Urban Arts Space, Ohio State University; Hillstrom Museum, Gustavus Adolphus College, Minnesota, (USA)

The third criticism – Art language, Beijing Time Museum, Beijing (CN)

 

2013

Immeasurably Fair, Gallery EXIT, Hong Kong (CN)
Superfluous Things, Hive Center For Contemporary Art, Beijing (CN)

2012

Violence without Mercy, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing (CN)

2011

There Are Some Stones Below, Gallery EYIT, Hong Kong (CN)

2010

Trail, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing (CN)

2008

Consumed, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing (CN)

FAIR-EVENT

2015

Art Brussels, Brussels (BE)

2014

Artissima, Turin (IT)
Art Basel, Hong Kong (CN)

2012

Montevideo Bienniale (UY)
9th Shanghai Biennale (CN)

2010

Art 41 Basel (SW)

RESIDENCY

2012

Tokyo Wonder Site Aoyama (JP)

2011

FRAC, Pays de la Loire (FR)

2010

Taipei Artist Village (TW)

COLLECTION

ULLENS Center for Contemporary Art (CN)
White Rabbit Museum (AU)
FRAC Pays de la Loire (FR)
China Contemporary Art Foundation (UK)
Kadist Foundation (FR)