• Yang Xinguang, Sharp Point 2, 2012, wood, 330pieces, dimensions variable
  • Yang Xinguang, Hmph Aha, 2013, wood, plastic, 186x35x35cm, 198x32x32cm
  • Yang Xinguang, Whipped 3, 2013, ink on paper, 160x1000cm
  • Yang Xinguang, Untitled – Iron box with Gold Paint No.11, 2014, iron, engine oil, oil paint, 85x75x8cm

Yang Xinguang, a Beijing-based artist born in Hunan province in 1980, is a graduate of the sculpture academy of the Central Academy of Fine Arts. Through his participation in a series of group exhibitions across China, he has earned a reputation as one of the strongest exemplars of a reemerging sculptural sense among the younger generations of artists in China.


Occupying a unique role in the dialectic of contemporary art history, Yang Xinguang steps back from both descriptive work on everyday life and protest work in the realm of politics. Instead, his introspective works recall the discourses of both American minimalist sculpture in terms of their phenomenological relationship with the body of the spectator and arte povera in terms of their openness towards material and space. Yang Xinguang’s works often involve wood, earth, and stone as their primary materials. Despite the process-oriented nature of their production, the emphasis remains on a final, finished product (although one differentiated from a unitary


1980    Born in Hunan
2007    Graduated at China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing
Currently living and working Beijing


Selected Solo Exhibitions


Present Future section, Artissima, Turin, Italy


Immeasurably Fair, Gallery EXIT, Hong Kong, China
Superfluous Things Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China


Violence without Mercy, Boers Li Gallery, Beijing, China


There Are Some Stones Below, Gallery EXIT, Hong Kong


Trailer, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, China
Art 41 Basel "Art Statement" Switzerland


Consumed, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, China


Selected Group Exhibitions


The System of Objects, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
The 2nd “CAFAM Futuer” Exhibition, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China


Ministry of Truth II: The Factitious and its Realm, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing
The third criticism - Art language, Beijing Time Museum, Beijing, China
Pull Left: Not Always Right, Urban Arts Space Ohio State University, America
The sociology of oneself, Eslite Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
Present, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, China
Encounters 2014 Art Basel Hong Kong China
Simple life is interesting!, Klein Sun Gallery, New York, America


One & Three CAFA Art Museum Beijing China
REAL OR ISM, Golden Edge Contemporary Art Centre, Nanjing, China
Encounter, Art Sanya: 2013 International Contemporary Art Exhibition, Sanya, China
My Own Visibility – Artist-in-Residency for contemporary art Shijiazhuang, Shijiazhuang Art Museum, Shijiazhuang, China
1st edition Auction Biennale, Shanghai, China
Datong International Sculpture Biennale Heyang Art Museum China
The Portrait of Space, Parkview Green Art Festival, Beijing, China
Contemporary Art in China 1990-2012, Berlin Zhong Gallery, Berlin, Germany
O`Clock time design, design time, CAFA Art Museum Beijing China
2013 Art Basel in Hong Kong, HK, China
Nature on Speed, Gallery EXIT, Hong Kong
Traces, Taikang Space, Beijing, China
ON l OFF China’s Yong Artists in Concept and Practice, UCCA, Beijing


The 1st Montevideo Biennial, Uruguay
The 9th Shanghai Biennale, China
Creator-in-Residence Open Studio, 2012, Tokyo, Japan
The 1st CAFAM Future Exhibition, Museum of Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing, China
The 1ST Xinjiang Contemporary Art Biennale, Xinjiang Art Centre, Xinjiang, China
Diversion of Contemporary Art Value Paradigm, Blue Roof Museum, Chengdu, China


APBF Signature Art Prize 2011 Finalists’ Exhibition, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
Be Natural, Be Yourself, FRAC Nantes, France
Water Stains on the Wall, The Carrier of Formation, Zhejiang Art Museum, China
Start from the Horizon, Chinese Contemporary Cculpture since 1978, SiShang Art Museum, Beijing
Chinese New Generation of Artist, MUSEU DO ORIENTE, Lisbon, Portugal
Super¬ Organism, CAFAM Biennale CAFAM, Beijing
One Man Theater, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen
GuanXi, Guangdong Art Museum, Guangdong
Changgwon Asian Art Festival, SUNSAN Art Museum, Korea


The fourth Duo Lun youth art exhibition, Shanghai duolun modern art museum, Shanghai
Taipei Artist Village open studio, Taipei
The Third Party, PLATFORM CHINA, Beijing
AND Writers -2010 First Nanjing Biennale Exhibition, Jiangsu Province Art Museum Nanjing The second today`s documents 2010, Today Art Museum, Beijing
The Big Bang, WHITE RABBIT Museum Sydney, Australia
Work in spreading: images of circulation and retranslation, Iberia Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing
Dragon Fountain Bathhouse, Forget art, Beijing
Art 41 Basel" Art Statement", Switzerland
Trail, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, China
The Butterfly Effect---An Artistic Communication Project of Cross-Strait Four-Regions, He Xiangning Art Museum Shenzhen


WARM UP MINSHENG Art Museum Shanghai China
Yipai—Century. Thinking  Today Art Museum  Beijing  China




2014.10– 2014.12 Residence 43.5, Aix en Provence, France
2012.7 – 2012.9 Tokyo Wonder Site Aoyama Japan
2011.9 – 2011.11 FRAC des Pays de la Loire France
2010.10 - 2010.12 Taipei Artist Village Taiwan


Major Collection


Sigg Collection, Switzerland
White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Ullens Center for Contemporary Art
Kadist Foundation