Yang Fudong, an internationally renowned artist and filmmaker, was born in China’s capital and now lives and works in Shanghai. He is one of the most important artists yet to emerge in contemporary China. Yang’s videos, installations, and photographs typically use black and white, which enhances the historicity and poeticism of his allegories. Works, such as his 2006 multi-channel video No Snow on a Broken Bridge, encourage viewers to reflect on their memories and the issues faced by people in the emerging world in the transition to modernity and technocracy.
Yang’s work has been screened and shown widely throughout much of the world. Featured in the 17th Sidney Biennale, the Museum of Fine Art, Houston; the Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Finland; and the 52nd Venice Biennale.