Yang Fudong

Yang Fudong

Yang Fudong (born China, 1971) currently lives and works in Shanghai, China.

He studied at the China Academy of Art (Hangzhou, China) graduating in 1995.

Fudong has been included in The Third Guangzhou Triennial (Guangzhou, China) in 2008, 52nd International Art Exhibition, la Biennale di Venezia (Venice, Italy) in 2007, and Documenta11 (Kassel, Germany) in 2002.

He has had solo exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery (Vancouver, Canada) in 2012, the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art (Tokyo, Japan) in 2009 and the Asia Society Museum (New York, USA) in 2009.

Fudong has been included in group exhibitions at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Houston, USA) in 2008, the Tate Liverpool (Liverpool, UK) in 2007, and at The Museum of Modern Art (New York, USA) in 2004.

His work is featured in major public and private collections, including the Foundation Louis Vuitton (Paris, France), Prada Foundation (Milan, Italy), and the Tate (London, UK).

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“For my work for films4peace, I considered certain visual metaphors. Compared with the eternity of the universe, human life is short, very short. Our existence is like a grain of sand in a desert or a speck of stone on the rock that makes the world. Conflict and destruction seems absurd if you consider the insignificance of our time on earth.

Let us distance ourselves from oppression and slaughter. The creation of world peace is more important for all humankind.

In my film, huge boulders slowly rise up amidst a chaotic noise that drifts in and out.

Human life is not always beautiful, more often than not, we are simply trying to survive, allowing our lives to continue and nothing more.”