The artist states: "Photography to me is only an instrument of art. The world outside the shots is far more important. The many things happening in China can neither be solved simply by a photo, nor clarified by one artwork. However, there is no choice when you are an artist; art is just a weapon. When you enter the scene, you still need to do what you have to do. From Chinese Market Scene: Prospects of the Chinese Market to Great Economic Retreat: The Dongguan Scene, both represent my review of the craze and spuriousness of the deceptive commodity economy. They are also a portray of the impending crisis facing China's economy that is in the process of becoming a bubble. When the market's "cause" of many years lead to the “effect" of declining economy today, and appear in my photographs, I see a China aspiring to prominence faced with developments and transformations in the business and industry sectors strive for new directions in strategic economic breakthrough. In the midst of such violent economic structural readjustment, a tragic and scarred economy is inevitably created."Read More
Jin Jiangbo has participated in the Venice Biennale, the Shanghai Biennale, Nanjing Triennial and other international exhibitions. Born in Zhejiang Province, China, he has been Executive Director of Shanghai Information Council, Director of Shanghai Designer Association, Member of the CPPCC, Zhabei District, Shanghai Curator of the 1st Beijing International Design Triennial, Visiting Scholar of Alfred University, United States. Visiting Scholar of Auckland University, New Zealand. Visiting Artist of Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Zealand. From 2002 to 2007 he was Digital Art Center Studio Director for the Academy of Fine Arts, Shanghai University.
In 1995 he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts, Shanghai University 1997-1998 Studied the Multi-media Design Management in Celsys Co. Ltd., Tokyo, Japan. 1996-2000 Director of International Multimedia Office & Computer Designing Studio in Academy of Fine Arts, Shanghai University. 2002 Achieved the Master’s Degree in Digital Art from Academy of Fine Arts, Shanghai University, and taught at the school in that same year.
From 2002-2007 he was lecturer of Digital Art at the Academy of Fine Arts, Shanghai University. In 2012 he graduated PhD in art from the Academy of Fine Arts, Tsinghua University and in 2008 won Outstanding Artist and Gold Medal in the 4th Lianzhou International Photo Festival, Guangdong. In 2009 he won the Annual Top Ten Artists in AAC (Photography Category) and 2011 he won the Top Ten Youth Top-level Creative Talents, Shanghai.He currently is living and working in Beijing and Shanghai.