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Yangjiang Group


Yangjiang Group is an artistic group founded in 2002 by Zheng Guogu (B. 1970, Yangjiang, China), Chen Zaiyan (1971, Yangchun, China) and Sun Qinglin (1974, Yangjiang, China).

The group currently lives and works in Yangjiang, Guangdong Province, China.





2011           Finalist of 2011 Visible Award, Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto and Fondazione Zegna



Solo Exhibitions


2018             Yangjiang Group: A Piece of Kuang Cao Bright Moon, Mirrored Gardens, Guangzhou, China

Yangjiang GroupN3 Contemporary Art, Beijing, China


2016-2017   Korean Air Box Project 2016: Yangjiang Group: Calligraphy is the Way to Communicate with the Most    

                     Primal Power, Seoul Box, MMCA, Seoul, Korea


2015           Social Participation and Everyday Experiment with Calligraphy, MAXXI, Rome, Italy

                  Yangjiang GroupAction for Tomorrow, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney, Australia

                  The Writings of Today are a Promise for Tomorrow, Asia Now, Palazzo Morosina, Venice, Italy


2013           Fuck off the Rules: Yangjiang Group, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China

                  Zheng Guogu x Yangjiang Group: The Last Bet!, Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong, China


2012           Colosseum of the Consumed, Grizedale Arts/Yangjiang Group, Frieze Project 2012, London, U.K.

                  After Dinner Shu Fa, Hong kong 2012, Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong, China

                  Yangjiang Group – After Dinner Shu Fa at Cricket Pavilion, Eastside Projects, Birmingham, U.K.


2010           Garden of Pine – Also Fierce Than Tiger II, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, China


2006           Mouse Cow Tiger Hare Dragon Snake, Taikang Top Space, Beijing, China


2002           Are you going to enjoy calligraphy or measure blood pressure?, In Shanghai 2002, Yangjiang

                  Some Event Occurring, Shaghart Gallery, Shanghai, China



Group Exhibitions


2018           Heteroglossia, HOW Art Museum, Shanghai, China


2017           Doublevision, Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey

                  Referencing Alexander Calder: A Dialogue in Contemporary Chinese Art, Klein Sun Gallery, Hong

                  Kong, China

                  Negotiating the Future - 2017 Asian Art Biennial, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung,



2016           Tales of Our Time, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA

                  M+ Sigg Collection: Four Decades of Chinese Contemporary Art, ArtisTree, Hong Kong, China


2015           Humanistic Nature and Society (Shan-Shui) – An Insight into the Future, collateral event of 56th          

                     Venice Biennale by Shanghai Himalayas Museum, Venice, Italy


2014           Advance through Retreat, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, China

                  Right is Wrong/Four Decades of Chinese Art from the M+ Sigg Collection, Bildmuseet, Sweden


2013           Zizhiqu – Autonomous Regions, Guangdong Times Museum, Guangzhou, China

                  If you were to live here: The 5th Auckland Triennial, George Fraser Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

                  Insightful Charisma, Inaugural Exhibition of Shanghai Himalayas Museum, Shanghai, China


2011           WAX – Sensation in Contemporary Sculpture, Kunstforeningen GL Strand, Copenhagen, Denmark

                  Shanshui – Poetry without Sound? Landscape in Chinese Contemporary Art - Works from Sigg

                  Collection, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern, Switzerland

         Start from the Horizon - Chinese Contemporary Sculpture Since 1978, Sishang Art Museum, Beijing, China


2010           How Many One-Way Streets Can Lead to the True Centre of the Street Gardens?, Art Basel, Basel,  


          Glass Factory - Art in the New Financial Era (in cooperation with Yangjiang Group), Iberia Center for

          Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

                  Reshaping History: Chinart from 2000 to 2009, China National Convention Center, Beijing, China


2009           The Spectacle of the Everyday - 10th Lyon Biennial (in cooperation with Yangjiang Group), Lyon, France


2008           Sprout from White Nights, Bonniers Konsthall Stockholm, Sweden

                  Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig, Art Statements, Art Basel, Switzerland

                  Pine Tree Garden, Art Unlimited, Art 39 Basel, Basel, Switzerland

                  Exhibition Series Third about Artistic Phenomena and Situation Since 1985 – Guangzhou Station:        

                     Special Exhibition Contemporary Art of Guangdong, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou,        



2007           Documenta 12, Kassel, Germany

                  China Welcomes You...Desires, Struggles, New Identities, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria

                  The Real Thing: Contemporary Art from China, Tate Modern Liverpool, United Kingdom


2006           5th Shenzhen International Ink Painting Biennial, He Xiangning Museum of Art, Shenzhen, China

                  The 2nd Contemporary Ink-wash Space: Infiltration - Idylls and Visions, Guangdong Museum of

                  Art, Guangzhou, China

                  Chaos City, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing

      The 2nd Contemporary Ink-wash Space: Infiltration - Idylls and Visions, Guangdong Museum of Art,     

       Guangzhou, China


2005           Black. Extreme. Vigorous. Figurative., Shenzhen Fine Art Institute, Shenzhen, China

                  Follow Me! Contemporary Art of China, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan


2004           Past in Reverse: Contemporary Art of East Asia, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, U.S.

                  À l’est du sud de l’ouest / À l’ouest du sud de l’est, Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Villa              

                     Arson, Nice, France

                  À l'ouest du sud de l'est / À l'est du sud de l’ouest, Centre Régional d'Art Contemporain                    

                      Languedoc-Rousillion, Sète, France


2003           Fabricated Paradises, Le Parvis Centre d'art Contemporain, Pau, France

                 Playing at Home/Playing away: the Maze of Reality, Shenzhen, China, as part of “Z.O.U. - Zone of           

                     Urgency, La Biennale di Venezia, 50th International Art Exhibition”, Venice, Italy


2002 Paris-Pekin, Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris, France
            PAUSE: The 4th Gwangju Biennial, Gwangju, Korea


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