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b. 1966, China

Song Dong Biography

Song Dong was born in 1966, Beijing, China. He attended the Capitol Normal University in Beijing in 1985 and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1989. He had his first solo exhibition at the Culture Palace in Beijing in 1992 called 'Show of Oil Paintings'. He has continued to exhibit in several solo exhibitions in London, Los Angeles, Newcastle, Vancouver, and Sydney, most notably at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He has emerged from a strong Chinese avant-garde performing arts community and developed into a significant contemporary art figure in the progression of Chinese conceptual art. His work, which is often in collaboration with his wife and fellow Chinese artist, Yin Xiuzhen, ranges from performance and video to photography and sculpture. Song explores notions of impermanence and the transience of human endeavor. He currently lives and works in Beijing.

Song Dong Featured Artworks

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Fireworks under the midsummer moon with Western porridge by Song Dong contemporary artwork painting
Song DongFireworks under the midsummer moon with Western porridge, 2014Sauce on fabriano cotton paper
76 x 57.5 cm
Asia Art Archive
Usefulness of Uselessness – Black Window No. 03 by Song Dong contemporary artwork sculpture
Song DongUsefulness of Uselessness – Black Window No. 03, 2021Old wooden windows, glass
120 x 120 x 8 cm
Pace Gallery
Usefulness of Uselessness – Black Window No. 02 by Song Dong contemporary artwork sculpture
Song DongUsefulness of Uselessness – Black Window No. 02, 2021Old wooden windows, glass
165.5 x 122 x 8 cm
Pace Gallery
Kitchen (Partial) by Song Dong contemporary artwork sculpture, installation, mixed media
Song DongKitchen (Partial), 2020Old doors and windows, old furniture, collected furniture, used lamps
300 x 300 x 330 cm
He Art Museum
Usefulness of Uselessness - Varied Window No.10 by Song Dong contemporary artwork sculpture
Song DongUsefulness of Uselessness - Varied Window No.10, 2017Old wooden windows, mirror, mirror panel, glass
130 x 150 x 19.1 cm
Pace Gallery
Usefulness of Uselessness – Varied Window No.5 by Song Dong contemporary artwork sculpture
Song DongUsefulness of Uselessness – Varied Window No.5, 2017Old wooden window, mirror, mirror panel, glass
96 x 101 x 7.5 cm
Pace Gallery
Installation view 4 by Song Dong contemporary artwork mixed media
Song DongInstallation view 4, 2015Edible biscuits, tape, photo

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Installation view 3 by Song Dong contemporary artwork sculpture
Song DongInstallation view 3, 2015Edible biscuits

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Song Dong Recent Exhibitions

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Song Dong Represented By

Pace Gallery contemporary art gallery in 540 West 25th Street, New York, USA Pace Gallery Beijing, East Hampton, Geneva, Hong Kong, London, New York, Palm Beach, Palo Alto, Seoul

Song Dong In Ocula Magazine

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Song Dong In Related Press

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A BITE OF EVERYWHERE: SONG DONG’S EATING THE CITY Related Press A BITE OF EVERYWHERE: SONG DONG’S EATING THE CITY 8 November 2017, ArtAsiaPacific

The struggle for self-restraint was evident in both curious adults and impatient children alike, their eyes and appetites appraising towers of neatly stacked chocolate and vanilla wafers, pristine riv

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10 Highlights from the inaugural Kathmandu Triennale 2017 Related Press 10 Highlights from the inaugural Kathmandu Triennale 2017 10 April 2017, Art Radar Journal

The Kathmandu Triennale is an event developed on the back of past success of the Kathmandu International Art Festival, held in 2009 and 2012. The inaugural edition of Kathmandu Triennale (KT 2017) tak

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'Where can the dust alight' at Pace, Hong Kong Related Press 'Where can the dust alight' at Pace, Hong Kong

A group exhibition at Pace Hong Kong borrows its name from a 7th century stanza by the Buddhist monk Hui-neng, which embodies the Buddhist core philosophy of constant reflection, but also the notion of life without meaning, within a few profound words: “There is no Bodhi tree/Nor stand of a mirror bright/Since all is void/Where can the dust...

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Song Dong: video art, a beam of visible and intangible 'light' Related Press Song Dong: video art, a beam of visible and intangible 'light' 4 September 2016, CAFA art info

On July 2, 2016, Time Test International Video Art Research Exhibition was unveiled at CAFA Art Museum. The exhibition is divided into two parts including Moving Time: Video Art at 50, 1965-2015 and Screen Test: Chinese Video Art since the 1980s, aimed at taking the development of video art as the axis, the use of the two parts mutually echo...

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