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Yang Fudong

Yang Fudong was born in 1971 in Beijing, China.

He graduated from the China Academy of Fine Art, Hangzhou. Starting in the late 1990s Yang Fudong embarked on a career in the mediums of film and video. Yang presented the first installment of a five-part work entitled "Seven Intellectuals in Bamboo Forest" at the Venice Biennale in 2003 and completed all five parts for the Venice Biennale in 2007. He is among the most successful and influential young Chinese artists today.  Yang Fudong participated in the 50th Venice Biennale (2005), 1st Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (2005), 1st International Sharjah Biennale (2005), 1st Prague Biennale (2003) and the 5th Shanghai Biennale (2004), The 5th AsiaPacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (2006), and the Biennale of Sydney (2010). He has had solo-shows at acclaimed institutions such as Kunsthalle Wien (2005), Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2005) and Castello di Rivoli, Torino (2005).

Lives and works in Shanghai.