Wang Qingsong is an influential contemporary Chinese artist known for his large-scale photographs which explore the political, social, and cultural issues of a rapidly changing China.
Wang Qingsong was born in 1966 in Heilongjiang Province, China, and lives and works in Beijing. He graduated from the Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts in 1991. He has had solo exhibitions at Albion Gallery, London; PKM Gallery, Beijing; PKM Gallery, Seoul; MEWO Kunsthalle, Memmingen, Germany; and Marella Arte Contemporanea, Milan. His work has been exhibited internationally in numerous group shows, including Action–Camera: Beijing Performance Photography (Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver, 2008); Fabricating Images from History (Chinablue Gallery, Beijing, 2008); 21:Contemporary Art (Brooklyn Museum, 2008); Beyond Icon: Chinese Contemporary Art in Miami (Art Basel, Miami, 2007); Mirror Image of Diversity (Beijing Tokyo Art Projects, Beijing, 2007); and Body Language (National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, 2008). Wang has also participated in the 2008 Shanghai Biennale; the Busan Biennale; and the 2006 Bucharest Biennale. This is his first solo museum exhibition.