Wang Qingsong was born in 1966 in Heilongjiang Province, China. He is a photographer who explores the impact of Western nations and issues of modernisation on Asian society, resulting in a practice that blurs the distinctions between photojournalism, documentary, and photography. He attended the Sichuan Academy of Art where he studied Oil Painting. He has been included in group exhibitions since 1996. He held his first solo exhibition in 2000 at the Wan Fung Gallery in Beijing. Since then, he has held numerous solo exhibitions in Paris, Milan, Brazil, Los Angeles, Lucca, Denmark, New York, Hong Kong, and Austria, demonstrating the global relevance and appeal of his photographs.Read More
In 2019, he had his solo shows at Wuhan United Art Museum and the Museum of Photography Seoul, Korea. In 2006, he was honoured the Outreach Award in Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles, France. He organised and curated Changjiang International Photography and Video Biennale and Chengdu Golden Panda Photography Award exhibition. Now he is the artistic director for Chengdu Contemporary Image Museum. His art works have been collected by more than sixty public art museums including the Museum of Modern Art (USA), Getty Museum (USA), San Francisco Museum of Art (USA), Queensland Art Gallery (Australia), Art Tower Mito (Japan), National Museum of Art (Brazil), Museum of European Photography (France), MUMOK (Austria), National Gallery of Australia, Victoria and Albert Museum (UK), Daegu Art Museum (Korea), the Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum (China), Guangdong Art Museum, Hubei Art Museum, etc.
The group show Working on History at Museum für Fotografie (Museum for Photography) in Berlin was an ambitious undertaking that examined 20th-century history, particularly that of China, through theRead More Related Press Germany opens its largest-ever show of modern Chinese art 22 May 2015, Deutsche Welle
There's never before been an exhibition of contemporary Chinese art of this magnitude: Eight cities, nine museums, 120 artists, 500 works. For audiences in Germany, the question is on the tip of their tongues: Just how much influence did Chinese officials play in the making of " China 8," which opens to the public on May 14 and...Read More Related Press Words With Force 16 December 2014, Yang Fen for The Global Times / 7 December 2014
An ongoing group exhibition at Pearl Lam Galleries, entitled Words Tend to be Inadequate, features paintings, collages, photos, LED signs, installations and a video projection by eight well-known Chinese and foreign artists. The exhibition aims to explore how text can be used in visual arts to communicate ideas and inner feelings.Read More