A significant figure in the development of Chinese conceptual art since the early 1990s, the artist spent the first part of the residency in October 2011 conducting research at the Archive; the second stay will be devoted to project development. In this presentation, Song will revisit his artistic development, which constantly explores the relationship between personal life, family memories, and art.
Song Dong (b. 1966 in Beijing) is one of the most important contemporary artists in China. He is a Visiting Professor at Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing Film Academy, and Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts. Since the early 1990s, Song’s artistic practice has focused on video, installation, performance, photography, and theatre, as well as curating contemporary art exhibitions. He received the Young Artist Award from the UNESCO/ASCHBERG bursary laureate in 2000, the Grand Award from the 2006 Gwangju Biennale, the Annual Award from the Fifth Artron Art China in 2010, and Certificate of Honor from the Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco in 2011. Song had a solo exhibition entitled ‘Project 90: Song Dong’ at the Museum of Modern Art, New York in 2009, and has participated in various international exhibitions including Venice Biennale (2011), São Paolo Biennale (2004), Istanbul Biennale (2003), Liverpool Biennial (2010), Gwangju Biennale (1995, 2002, and 2006), Asia-Pacific Triennale of Contemporary Art (2002), Guangzhou Triennial (2002), Taipei Biennale (2002), and 18th World Wide Video Festival (2000). In 2001, Song set up a collaborative project entitled ‘THE WAY OF CHOPSTICKS’ with artist Yin Xiuzhen. In 2005, he co-founded an artist group entitled ‘POLIT-SHEER-FORM-OFFICE’ with Hong Hao, Xiao Yu, Liu Jianhua, and Leng Lin. He lives and works in Beijing.
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