Introduction

杨振中,1968年生于浙江杭州,现工作生活于上海。从上世纪九十年代末起,他与徐震等艺术家们独立策划了十多场极具影响力的新媒体当代艺术展,不仅大大活跃了上海的新媒体艺术氛围,自身的艺术也由此迈向国际艺术舞台。杨振中创作的核心主题,一方面是以玩世不恭的态度强化社会中存在的大量矛盾与错乱并持续关注生死议题,另一方面则是对空间的感知以及在政治和心理层面的空间利用。现从事录像、摄影、装置、互动等新媒体艺术创作与展览策划。

重要个展包括:《静物与风景》,北京唐人当代艺术中心(2018);《始终》, 莫斯科MANEGE美术馆及展览协会(2014);《不在此时》,上海OCT当代艺术中心(2013);《不要动》,北京香格纳(2011);《杨振中》,英国伯明翰IKON美术馆(2006);《轻而易举》,上海比翼艺术中心(2002)。重要群展包括:《1989年之后的艺术与中国:世界剧场》,纽约古根海姆博物馆(2017);《我们光明的未来:控制论幻想》,韩国白南准艺术中心(2017);《前卫中国:中国当代艺术20年》,东京国立新美术馆(2008);《全球化城市》,英国泰特美术馆(2007)等。其作品不仅参加了威尼斯双年展(2003, 2007)、上海双年展(20022016)、广州三年展(2002, 2005, 2012)、亚太当代艺术三年展(2006)、里昂双年展(2013) 等国际大展,亦被纽约MoMA、古根海姆、英国IKON美术馆、日本福冈亚洲美术馆、法国国家现代艺术博物馆、瑞银集团等重要公私艺术机构所收藏。

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Born in 1968 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, YANG Zhenzhong has been living and working in Shanghai for more than 20 years with a career closely related to the development of new media art around the area. Since the end of 1990s, he has been curating and organizing numerous highly influential contemporary art exhibitions with artists including XU Zhen and YANG Fudong etc. They have not only enlivened the atmosphere of the new media art industry in Shanghai, but also promoted the artist himself to stage on an international platform. The key themes of YANG’s works are to strengthen the contradictions and disorders existed in the society with a cynical attitude on one hand, to utilise the perception of the space in political and psychological levels on the other hand. Now mainly focuses on the creation of new media like video, photograph, installation work and interaction etc., and curating as well.

Selected solo exhibitions include: Surveillance and Panorama, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing (2018); Eternal Return | Вечное возвращение, Moscow Manege Museum and Exhibition Association, Russia (2014); Trespassing, YANG Zhenzhong Solo Exhibition, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shanghai (2013); Don’t Move, Yang Zhengzhong Solo Exhibition, ShanghART, Beijing (2011); YANG ZHENZHONG, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, U.K.(2006); Light As Fuck!, BizArt, Shanghai (2002).  Selected group exhibitions include: Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, U.S.A.(2017); Our Bright Future: Cybernetics Fantasy, Nam June Paik Art Center, Yongin-si, Korea (2017); Avant-Garde China: Twenty Years of Chinese Contemporary Art , The National Art Center, Tokyo (2008); Global Cities, Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London, U.K. (2007) etc. The artist’s works have previously exhibited in numerous prominent exhibitions including Venice Biennale (2003, 2007), Shanghai Biennale (2002, 2016), Guangzhou Biennial (2002, 2005, 2012), Asia Pacific Triennale of Contemporary Art (2006), Lyon Biennale (2013) and so forth. His works can also be found in collection of significant public and private institutes such as MoMA New York, Guggenheim Museum, Ikon Gallery (U.K.), Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Musée National d’Art Moderne and the UBS Collection.

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