Wang Yigang
1961Born in Qiqihar City, Heilongjiang Province
1986Graduated from the Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts, Oil Painting Department
2012Appointed Distinguished Researcher at the Chinese National Academy of Arts
Presently Professor & Director of the Art Museum of the Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2019Per Leonardo, LDV Art Gallery, Locarno, Switzerland
2018Beyond Abstraction, Loftyart Gallery, Taipei
Wang Yigang Recent Works, Mark Borghi Fine Art, New York, US
2017Disinterested, Kunstraum Villa Friede, Bonn, Germany
Through Color, Absolute Art, Lugano, Switzerland
2016Color Bloom, Sai Gallery, Seoul, Korea
The Transformation of the Flow, Shannon Gallery, Paris, France
Unseen, Centre Artasia, Paris, France
Anti-Abstraction, Xi’an Art Museum, Xi’an
2013Not A Matter of Distance, Jolie Art Museum, Shenyang
2012Between Color & Emotion, Soka Art Center, Beijing
2010From West to East, Huashan 1914 Creative Park, Taipei
Wang Yigang Abstract Art Retrospective, Today Art Museum, Beijing
2008This Is Not Chinese Landscape, ARTrium @ MICA, Singapore
From Revealingism to This Is Not Chinese Landscape, Hwa’s Gallery, Shanghai
2007We Are All Responsible, Yuangong Art Museum, Shanghai
Made in America, Xin Dong Cheng Space for Contemporary Art, Beijing
Offhand, University of Maryland Art Gallery, College Park, Maryland, US
2004Chinese Landscape, Double Vision Gallery, West Hollywood, California, US
2003Under the Red Flag, Double Vision Gallery, West Hollywood, California, US
1996Wang Yigang Solo Exhibition, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing
1994Wang Yigang Solo Exhibition, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing
1992Early 1990s – Wang Yigang Exhibition, China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing
Selected Group Exhibitions
2019Cross-Strait Contemporary Abstract Art Exchange Exhibition, Yun Fei Fan Art Museum, Tainan
2016Heavy Painting, Dilemma of the Contemporary Art Game, Whitebox Art Center, Beijing
Contemporary Chinese Painting on Paper, Waterfront Gallery, London
2016 Abstract China, Mingyuan Art Museum, Shanghai
Non-Image in Motion, Right View Art Museum, Beijing
Recreational Age – Poetry in Chinese Contemporary Art, J & Z Gallery, Shenzhen
Abstract Art Study, Today Art Museum, Beijing
2015Art Historical Flashback: Another Clue to Chinese Contemporary Art, Yili Art Museum, Beijing
Abstraction and Conception, Binfeng Art Museum, Beijing
National Style – Chinese Contemporary Art International Exhibition, SZ Art Center, Beijing.
Post-Academic Research Exhibitions, Art Museum of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts
2014Social Landscape, Chengdu International Cultural Art Center, Chengdu
1960, Springs Center of Art, Beijing
Recoding: Reconstruction of Rhetoric & Narrative, Parkview Green Art, Beijing
2013Voices of the Unseen, Parallel Exhibition of the 54th Venice Biennale, Venice
2012In the Prime of Vitality, Loftyart Gallery, Taipei
Chinese Contemporary Art Invitational Exhibition, Paris
The 4th Guangzhou Triennial – The Third Nature – Chinese Reconstruction, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou
The Shape of Imaging—Chinese Contemporary Art, Kunstwerk Carlshütte, Büdelsdorf, Germany
In Time – 2012 Chinese Oil Painting Biennale, National Art Museum of China, Beijing
Diversion of Contemporary Art Value Paradigm, Blue Roof Museum, Chengdu
2011Commemoration – 10th Anniversary of Soka Beijing, Soka Art Center, Beijing
Ruins – Face of Contemporary Art Northeast China, Soka Art Center, Beijing
2010Landscape in Transition – 2009 Yuzi Paradise International Art Symposium, Yuehu Art Museum, Shanghai
Refactoring – Top Exhibition of Chinese Abstract Art, Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou
Reshaping History – China Art from 2000 to 2009, China National Convention Center, Beijing
Nature of China – Contemporary Art Documenta, True Color Museum, Suzhou
2009Collision – Experimental Cases of Contemporary Chinese Art, CAFA Arts Museum, Beijing
Mix – Contemporary China France Art View, Whitebox Art Center, Beijing
2008Abstractism and Modern Nature, Deshan Art Space, Beijing
Building Code Violations II, Long March Space, Beijing
2007Multivariate Coexistence Sino-Korean Exchange Exhibition, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
Post Avant-Garde Chinese Contemporary Art: Four Directions of the New Era, Atting House, Hong Kong
Contemporary Art of Northern China, Goettingen City Museum, Goettingen, Germany
Chinese Contemporary SOCART, The State Treyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2006Chinese Contemporary Art Literature, Beijing World Art Museum, Beijing
The Third Space – Chinese Text of Abstract Art, Shanghai Art Museum
The 2nd Sino-German Contemporary Art Exchange, CAFA Arts Museum, Beijing
From Extreme Zone to West of the Tracks – The Artists of Northeastern China, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou
A Point in Time, Fine Arts Literature Center, Wuhan
2003A Point in Time, Meilun Art Museum, Changsha
2001Academic and Non-Academic, Yibo Gallery, Shanghai
200020th Century Chinese Oil Painting, National Museum of China, Beijing
Selected Awards
2007Outstanding Contribution in Contemporary Art, US Asian Cultural Academy
1993Academic Award, Chinese Oil Painting Biennial
1992Award Nomination, Guangzhou Biennial
1991Bronze Medal, The 70th Anniversary of PRC Art Exhibition
1985Encouragement Award, National Junior Art Exhibition
Selected Public Collections
National Art Museum of China, Beijing
Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou
Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai
Hangzhou International Expo Center, Hangzhou
Midea Group HQ, Foshan
Yuehu Museum of Art, Shanghai
Centre Artasia, Paris, France
Cui Zhenkuan Art Museum, Xi’an
Art Gallery of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing
Xi’an Art Museum, Xi’an
Hejingyuan Art Museum, Beijing
Today Art Museum, Beijing
Wu Zuoren International Foundation of Fine Arts, Beijing