About the Artist
J.Yang, born in China in the 1960s and lived in Europe since the 1990s. He was a participant in the first contemporary art exhibition in China and a participant in the 1995 Venice Biennale Asia Exhibition. His works present a self-contained and logical artistic narrative using varied media and forms. For Yang, art is just a tool for expressing themes. Its purpose lies in using it to locate the interacting forces between history, mythology, and reality, finding sources of secular faith. Apart from paintings, he also works with photography, installation, and video art. With an attitude of free individualism and humanitarian care, he seeks a cultural balance among known dimensions.
He had held solo exhibitions at Duoyunxuan, Shanghai, China, 2018; EinStein Gallery, Großziethen, Germany, 2001; German-Chinese Cultural Exchange Center, Berlin, Germany, 1995; Embassy of Germany in Beijing, Beijing, China, 1993; Doctor Gallery, Leverkusen, Germany, 1992; C.J.F.A. Gallery, Beijing, China, 1991. His group exhibitions include: "1st International Digital Printmaking Exhibition", Changsha Normal University Art Museum, Hunan, China, 2021; "Co-Constructing", Suzhou Jinji Lake Art Museum, Suzhou, China, 2020; "Vitality of Variables", Hao Art Museum, Wenzhou, China, 2020; "1 & 一", Gallery Weekend Beijing 2019, 798 Art District, Beijing, China, 2019; "Flickering Boundaries", Madein Gallery, Shanghai, China, 2017; "Chinese Artists Living in MEZ", Kunstfabrik, Berlin, Germany, 2001; "A Planetary Reply for the World", São Paulo, Brazil, 1998; "Chinese Avant-Garde Art Project Exhibition", Q Galley, Tokyo, Japan, 1996; "Contemporary Art from the Far East", Venice, Italy, 1995; "New Asian Art Show–1995: Chian, Koera, Japan-Now a Dream of East", Kilin Plaza Osaka，Osaka & Tokyo, Japan, 1995; "The End of the Journeys", Gallery A & O, Berlin / Produzenten Gallery, Kassel, Germany, 1994; "93'COM-ART SHOW - Now, Dream of Eas", Seoul, South Korea, 1993; "Six Artists in the Exhibition", Hall of the C.J.F.A., Beijing, China, 1990; "89’China / Avant-garde", The China Art Museum, Beijing, China, 1989.
About the Curator
Zhang Yingying, curator and writer. She has long been interested in Documenta (Kassel), a selected curator for the "Emerging Curators Projects 2019" at the Power Station of Art (Shanghai), and editor of the ARTLINKART contemporary database.