Zhao Yanbing (b. 1991 in Henan, China) draws on philosophical readings and messages derived from social movements to create artworks that portray the individuality and unreliability of human nature. For Zhao, the intention in creating art is based on the principle of “fun before meaning.” Zhao completed his undergraduate studies in experimental art at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, China. Much of Zhao’s practice draws upon his childhood and upbringing in which he transposes the language and viewpoints found in the rural Chinese factory city he grew up in in order to bring about discussions of humanity, norms, and rights. Thus, Zhao draws on his past experiences and revisits them in current times to create easily accessible and understandable reflections (and sometimes criticisms) of subjects that pertain to citizens of all socioeconomic backgrounds.
1991 Born in Xinye, Henan, China.
2014 Graduated from Central Academy of Fine Arts, Experimental art bachelor.
2017 Le vent du nord-ouest se lèvera demain, Galerie Liusa Wang, Paris, France
2014 “Look, little things!” – Bridge Gallery, Shenzhen, China
2016 Art Beijing, National Agriculture Exhibition Center, Beijing, China
“2016 Art Nova 100”, National Agriculture Exhibition Center, Beijing, China
2015 “Sixty-two Degree of Grey and Ta’s friends”, Ullens Center of Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
“1005YE: The Possibility of Another World”, Gome Art Foundation, Beijing, China
“2015 Art Nova 100”, National Agriculture Exhibition Center, Beijing, China
“Nanjing Art Fair”, Nanjing International Exhibition Center, Nanjing, China
2014 “Who’s here”, Bridge Gallery, Beijing, China
“The Start of a Long Journey” – 2014 CAFA Excellent Graduation Works
Exhibition, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China
2012 “Indiana State University Art and Design School Co-Exhibition”, United States
“CAFA Experimental Art Department Xueeryou”, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
2014 “Second Award of Graduation Work” of 2014 Graduates of CAFA
2013 “National Motivational Scholarship” first prize
2014 “Tomorrow Classes are as usual”, collected by White Rabbit Gallery