Timeline

1956
Born on November 16thin Foshan city, Guangdong Province, PR China
1973
Received his diploma. Was also subjugated to the influence of the Cultural Revolution and Maoist propaganda during this period. In 1970, he becomes a red gaurd. During his last year of school, he begins to study les arts plastiques
1974–1978
Studies at the Institut d'Art Populaire de Foshan. He starts his studies in calligraphy and collages, he also publishes his first article "Les collages dans l'art populaire de Foshan qui n'ont pas de caractère folklorique"
1978–1982
He continued his studies in traditional chinese painting at the Académie des Beaux-Arts de Canton, where he received his Masters in Art. He published 4 studies during this time: "The origins of chinese countryside painting", "How to admit the "copy" as an educational method in Chinese painting", "The Lingnam school of painting has already become revolutionary history", "The end of idols: there is no art in the art schools".
1982–1988
He becomes a professor at the Académie des Beaux Arts de Canton. During his research on Chinese art and its theories, he comes into contact with Zen Buddhism and Taoism. Study of the Tao with Master Huangtao at Mount Luofu, Canton and study of Zen Buddhism at Guangxiao Temple, Canton, PR China.
1992–1993
Fellowship of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York, USA
2003
Residency at the Kunst Werke, Berlin, Germany
2005
Visiting artist at Stanford University Medical School, Stanford, California, USA.
2008
Sterling visiting Professorship at the Stanford University Medical School, Department of Chemical and Systems Biology, Stanford, California, USA.
Lives and works in Paris and Heidelberg

Exhibitions

2010
New Ink Art, Group show of 7 Chinese artists, Alisan Fine Arts, ART HK 10, Hong Kong International Art Fair, Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Centre, Hong Kong
2009
Hong Kong International Arts & Antiques Fair, Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Centre, Hong Kong
2009
On Ascension, Galerie Jaeger Bucher, Paris, France (solo)
2009
time versus fashion, Kunstverein Nürtingen, Nürtingen, Germany
2008
Expansion - Résonance, Galerie Jaeger Bucher, Paris, France
2008
Onda Anomala - Manifesta 7, Trento, Italy
2008
Too early for vacation, RV&A, Limerick, Irlande
2008
3rd Guangzhou Triennal, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, PR China
2008
Our future, special project, UCCA, Beijing, PR China
2008
Eurasia, ShContemporary 2008, Shanghai Artfair, Special Project, together with Santomatteo, Shanghai, PR China
2008
No - Shadow Kick, Duolum Museum, Shanghai. PR China (solo)
2008
Biennale di Venezia, Tibetan Pavilion, Edicola Notte, Rome, Italy (solo)
2008
In God We Trust, Stanford University Medical School, Stanford, California, USA (solo)
2007
The Most Beautiful Country of China, HanArtTZ Gallery, Hong Kong, PR China (solo)
2007
Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey
2007
Metamorphosis - The Generation of Transformation in Chinese Comtemporary Art, Tampere Art Museum, Tampere, Finland
2007
Made in China, Louisianna Museum, Kopenhagen, Denmark
2007
Gu Dexin, Yang Pei-Ming, Yang Jiechang, Red Mansions Foundation, London, UK
2007
New Wave '85, UCCA, Beijing, PR China
2006
Tomorrow Cloudy Sky, HanArtTZ Gallery, Hong Kong, PR China (solo)
2006
Idylls, Grace Li Gallery, Zürich, Switzerland (solo)
2006
Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK
2006
Laboratoires pour un avenir incertain, La Force de l'Art - 1st Paris Triennial, Grand Palais, Paris, France
2006
La revoluzione siamo noi, Isola Art Center, Milan, Italy
2006
Micro-Macro Politics, Macao Art Museum, Macao
2006
Taste, 5th Shenzheng International Ink Painting Biennial, Shenzheng, People's Rebublic of China
2006
Capolavoro, Palazzo di Primavera, Terni, Rome, Italy
2006
Infiltration - Idylls and Visions, Guangdong Museum of Art, People's Rebublic of China
2006
Surplus Value, Tang Contemporary Art Centre, Beijing, People's Rebublic of China
2006
Accumulation, Tang Contemporary Art Centre, Beijing, People's Republic of China
2005
Beyond, Second Guangzhou Triennial, Guanzhou, People's Republic of China
2005
Experimental Ink, Museum of the University of Science, Taipei and Taichung, Taiwan
2005
Memorandums, Galerie Jeanne Bucher, Paris, France (solo)
2005
Hei Ji Sheng Xiang, Shenzhen Painting Institute, PR China (solo)
2005
Who Occupies the Space?, Isola d'Arte, Milan, Italy (solo)
2005
Shenzhen Hxiangning Art Museum, RP China (solo)
2005
On the Edge, Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, Stanford, USA
2005
Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangdong Province, China
2005
Warte nur, Balde!, Gdog Gdog, Weimar, Germany
2005
International Ink Painting Exhibition, Art Centre University of Science, Taiwan, China, USA
2005
Emergency Biennial, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France and Grosny, Chechnya
2005
He Xiang Ning Art Museum, Guangdong Province, China
2005
Layered Landscapes, with Yan Lei, Stanford Art Gallery, Stanford, USA
2004
Nuit Blanche, Paris, France
2004
Gap, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg, Germany
2004
Le moine et le démon, Musée d’art contemporain, Lyon, France
2004
A l'Ouest du Sud de l’est/A l'Est du Sud de l'Ouest, Villa Arson, Nice and Centre Régional d’art contemporain Languedoc Roussillon, Sète, France
2004
All under Heaven Collection Ullens, Museum of Contemporary Art, Anvers, Belgium
2004
Odyssey(s) 2004, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, People's Republic of China
2004
The Fifth System, 5th International Shenzhen Sculpture Exhibition, People's Republic of China
2004
Stop over Hong Kong, HanArtTZ Gallery, Hong Kong
2003
Lookchat, Centre A, Vancouver, Canada (solo)
2003
Zone of Urgency, Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy
2003
Shenzhen Ink Painting Biennial, Shenzhen Painting Institute, People's Republic of China
2003
The Fifth System, 5th International Shenzhen Sculpture Exhibition, People's Republic of China
2003
For Emily, 4A Gallery, Sydney, Australia (solo)
2002
Der Längste Tag, Kunstverein Nürtingen, Allemagne (solo)
2002
Guangzhou Triennale, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China
2002
Pause - Kwangju Biennial, Kwangju, South Korea
2002
Variations of Ink, Chambers Fine Arts, New York, USA
2002
First Chengdu Biennial, Chengdu, People's Republic of China
2001
French May, Hong Kong University Museum, Hong Kong (solo)
2001
Enlightened Blackness, Alice King Gallery, Hong Kong (solo)
2001
100 Layers of Ink, Galerie Cherng Piing, Taipei, Taiwan (solo)
2001
Double vue, Galerie Jeanne-Bucher, Paris (solo)
2001
20 Main Chinese Painters, National Gallery Beijing, Bejing; Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai; Chengdu Art Museum, Chengdu; Canton Art Museum, Canton, People's Republic of China
2001
China 20 Years of Ink Experiment, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangsong, People's Republic of China
2001
Centre de Refuge, Centre International de Poesie, Marseille, France
2001
Institut Français, Frankfurt, Germany (solo)
2000
You – Double View, Project Room, ARCO 2000, Madrid, Spain (solo)
2000
Paris pour Escale, Musée d'art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
2000
Continental Shift, Musée d'art Moderne et d'art Contemporain, Liège, Belgium
2000
A Portrait, Agnès B. Gallery, New York, USA
2000
Fuori Uso - The bridges, Pescara, Italy
1999
Art in March - Legend 99, Nantou, Taiwan
1999
Asiart 99 - Biennale d'arte contemporanea, Museum of Contemporary Art Genova, Genova, Italy
1999
Another Turn of the Screw, Galerie de l’Académie Centrale de Beaux-Arts, Pékin, RP Chine (solo)
1999
Ink And Wash Photos, Libreria Borges, Canton, RP Chine (solo)
1999
Rebuild Dong Cunrui, Galerie Cherng Piing, Taipei, Taiwan (solo)
1998
Your Customs – Our Customs, Altes Zollamt, Frankfurt, Germany (solo)
1998
Les magiciens de la terre, Anina Nosei Gallery, New York, USA
1998
2nd International Biennial Shanghai, People's Republic of China
1998
4696 - 1998, Lehman Maupin Gallery, New York, USA
1997
In Between Limits, Sonje Museum of Contemporary Art, Kyongju, South Korea
1997
Uncertain Pleasure, Art Beatus Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
1996
Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg, Germany
1996
Galerie Jeanne-Bucher, Paris, France (solo)
1995
Art Cologne, Galerie Jeanne-Bucher, Germany (solo)
1995
West-östliche Kontakte - Yang Jiechang, Young-Hyang Lee, Teruko Hiramatsu, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg, Germany.
1995
Happening with Andreas Schmid, Hölderlinturm, Tübingen, Germany
1995
FIAC, Galerie Jeanne Bucher, Grand Palais, Paris
1995
Ostwestliche Kontakte, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg, Germany (solo)
1995
Galerie Samuel Lallouze, Montreal, Canada (solo)
1995
Galerie Alice Pauli, Lausanne, Switzerland (solo)
1994
Cut the Fingernails from My Body, Espace d’art contemporain Le Faubourg, Strasbourg, France (solo)
1994
Out of the Centre, Museum of Modern Art, Pori, Finland
1994
Galerie Jeanne-Bucher, Paris, France (solo)
1993
Rencontres dans un Couloir, private apartment of Hou Hanru, Paris, France (solo)
1993
Coalition, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, UK
1993
Silent Energy, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, UK
1993
Construction in Process Nr. 4 - My Home is your Home, The Artists' Museum, Lodz, Poland
1993
Museum für Kunsthandwerk, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
1993
Galerie Lauter, Mannheim , Germany (solo)
1992
Galerie Jeanne-Bucher, Paris, France (solo)
1992
Galerie Turbulences, New York, USA (solo)
1992
The Artists' Museum, Lodz, Poland
1992
History of the Rocket, The Tree of Life - A Journey to Asian Contemporary Art, Saitama Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Japan
1992
Testament, Dritte Welt Haus, Frankfurt, Germany (solo)
1991
Works on Paper, Galerie Frith Street, London, Great Britain (solo)
1991
Exceptional Passage, Museum City Project, Fukuoka, Japan
1990
Centro Cultural Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico
1990
Chine demain pour hier, Pourrières, France
1990
FIAC, Galerie Jeanne Bucher, Grand Palais, Paris, France
1990
Voyage au Mexique, Centro Cultural Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico (solo)
1990
Galerie Jeanne Bucher, Paris, France (solo)
1990
Salon de mars et Galerie Jeanne-Bucher, Paris, France (solo)
1989
Blackness, Hanart Gallery 2, Hong Kong, PR China; Taipei, Taiwan
1989
Chinese Avant-garde Art, Fine Arts National Gallery, Peking, China
1989
Les magiciens de la terre, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
1989
FIAC, Galerie Jeanne Bucher, Grand Palais, Paris, France
1989
Today, Galerie Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
1988
Milky Way Exhibition N°9, Galerie du Parc Central, Association des Artistes de Canton, Canton, RP Chine (solo)