About Yang Fudong


Yang Fudong (b.1971) was born in Beijing. He graduated from the Oil Painting Department of China Academy of Fine Arts in 1995. He currently works and lives in Shanghai. Yang Fudong is among the most influential Chinese cinematographers and photographers today. He was a finalist for Hugo Boss Award in 2004 and won this honor as the third Chinese artist after Cai Guoqiang and Huang Yongping.

He creates strong, powerful and poetic films, which play off the thoughts and experiences of everyday life. There are different themes surrounding Yang Fudong's films, but they all have a purpose, theological or literal.

Yang Fudong had participated in prestigious international art events at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum(New York), Foundation Louis Vuitton (Paris); La Biennale de Lyon 2013 (Lyon), Sharjah Biennial 11 ( Sharjah), 17th Biennale of Sydney 2010 (Sydney), 50th and 52nd International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale (Venice); The 5th AsiaPacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (Queensland), Liverpool Biennial 2004 (Liverpool), Documenta 11, Kassel (Kassel); 4th Shanghai Biennale (Shanghai), Yokohama 2001 (Yokohama); 7th International Istanbul Biennial (Istanbul) and more. Meanwhile, he had had solo-shows at acclaimed institutions and galleries, such as The Kunsthalle Zurich (Zurich), Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art (London), National Museum of Contemporary Art (Athens), Hara Museum (Tokyo), Kunsthalle, Wien (Vienna), among many others.

Portrait of Yang Fudong: Photo by Feng Yu, © Faurschou Foundation.