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b. 1983, China

Shi Yong Biography

Shi Yong is a representative figure of contemporary Chinese artists who first started working with installation and video media. Since 1993, his works have been widely exhibited both in China and abroad. His artworks cover a wide range of mediums including performance, video, and installation. Shi Yong's earliest artistic practices focused on revealing the subtlety of our reality and the inherent tension of the 'system'. At the end of the 1990s, Shi began focusing on the idea of Shanghai's transformations under the Chinese economic reform, which contributed to a discussion of globalisation and consumerism. Since 2006, with the piece Sorry, There will be no Documenta in 2007, he turned his attention to the art world that he's been involved in, pondering how to provide a more rational perspective through his creative works. Shi Yong's 2015 solo exhibition Let All Potential Be Internally Resolved Using Beautiful Form continues his art practice, disclosing his intention to expand the reflection and practice of 'control' under the seemingly 'abstract' future.

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Shi Yong was born in Shanghai in 1963. He graduated from the Fine Arts Department of Shanghai Light Industrial School. He now resides and works in Shanghai. Shi Yong has been exhibited widely since the early 1990's. Recent shows include: Shi Yong: Under the Rule, ShanghART, Shanghai; Floating World, Bahrain (2017); Trace of Existence, UCCA, Beijing; The Crocodile in the Pond, Luzern (2016); Let All Potential be Internally Resolved using Beautiful Form (Solo Exhibition), MadeIn Gallery; Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, Ekaterinburg; Essential Matters-Moving Images from China, Borusan Contemporary Perili Kosk, Istanbul, (2015); Hans van Dijk: 5000 Names, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing; Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, the Netherlands; Off-Site Programme, Silent Film, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (2014); Big Draft, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern (2010); Think carefully, where have you been yesterday?, (Solo Exhibition) BizART, Shanghai (2007); Alllooksame/Tutttuguale?, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin (2006); Second Guangzhou Triennale, Guangsong Museum of Art, Guangdong; Felicidad Indecible (Unspeakable Happiness), Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City; Follow Me!, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2005); The Heaven, The World (Solo Exhibition), ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai (2004); XXV Biennale de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo; Money and Value, The Last Taboo, Switzerland; 4th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai (2002); Unpacking Europe, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam; Living in Time, National galerie im Hamburger Bahnhof Museum fuer Gegenwartskunst, Berlin (2001); The Third Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane (1999); Art for Sale, Shanghai; Cities on the Move (1-6): Exhibition of Asian Art, Secession, Vienna; CAPC, Musee d' Art Contemporain, Bordeaux; PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen; Hayward Gallery, London; Kiasma; Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki (1997- 1999); Two Attitudes Toward Identity 93, Gallery of Shanghai Huashan Art Vocational School, Shanghai (1993) etc.

Shi Yong Featured Artworks

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Under the Rule—Nr.A—13—18 规则之下—A—13—18 by Shi Yong contemporary artwork
Shi YongUnder the Rule—Nr.A—13—18 规则之下—A—13—18, 2017Sketch paper; masking tape; coloured pencils; gouache
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Untitled by Shi Yong contemporary artwork
Shi YongUntitled, 2008B&w chromogenic print
120 x 165 x 7 cm
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Resolve Everything Using Beautiful Form--00B by Shi Yong contemporary artwork
Shi YongResolve Everything Using Beautiful Form--00B, 2015Aged wood, nitrocellulose lacquer, brushed stainless steel, aluminium alloy, screen print
25 x 240 x 7 cm
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Resolve Everything Using Beautiful Form--00A by Shi Yong contemporary artwork
Shi YongResolve Everything Using Beautiful Form--00A, 2015Pine, nitrocellulose lacquer, brushed stainless steel, aluminium strips, screen print
30 x 120 x 18 cm
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Resolve Everything Using Beautiful Form - - 00C by Shi Yong contemporary artwork
Shi YongResolve Everything Using Beautiful Form - - 00C, 2015Multi-layer board, Nitrolacquer, aluminium, stainless steel, neon lights & related components, aluminium strips, serigraph
240 x 18 x 9 cm
ShanghART Enquire about this work
Nothing  is Impossible by Shi Yong contemporary artwork
Shi YongNothing is Impossible, 2010Iron
212 x 20 x 8 cm
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Shi Yong Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Summer Wind Flirts among Words 夏风惹来一堆字 at ShanghART, Shanghai
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27 July–28 August 2019 Group Exhibition Summer Wind Flirts among Words 夏风惹来一堆字 ShanghART, Westbund, Shanghai
Contemporary art exhibition, Group exhibition, The Avant-Garde is Not Afraid of a Long March 前卫不怕远征难 at ShanghART, Singapore
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16 February–28 April 2019 Group exhibition The Avant-Garde is Not Afraid of a Long March 前卫不怕远征难 ShanghART, Singapore
Contemporary art exhibition, Group exhibition, Side Lanes 辅路 at ShanghART, Shanghai
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18 January–24 February 2019 Group exhibition Side Lanes 辅路 ShanghART, Westbund, Shanghai

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Shi Yong In Ocula Magazine

Sydney Lowdown: Exhibitions to See Ocula Report Sydney Lowdown: Exhibitions to See Elyse Goldfinch, Sydney

The fifth edition of Sydney Contemporary will take place once again at Carriageworks between 12 and 15 September 2019, with Spring 1883 bringing together a cohort of 27 galleries from across Australia and the region to inhabit rooms at the Establishment Hotel from 11 to 14 September 2019, uniquely presenting contemporary works propped up on...

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