Wang Yiquan

Born in 1987 in Beijing, Wang Yiquan is an artist and writer currently based in Shanghai. His artistic practice combines complexity and diversity, concentrating in performance, object and text, three independent yet correlative fields. Through constantly challenging the format of exhibition making, he transforms multiple artistic mediums into performative setting, by which his provides individual commentary to social and cultural agenda. He has participated in various exhibitions, including No Real Body (the 3rd Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, Yekaterinburg, Russia, 2015), Faith, Courage, Three Pounds of Flax (Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, 2015), No Apple No Show (V Art Center, Shanghai, 2015), The 2nd CAFAM Future Exhibition (CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, 2015), Closing Ceremony (Basement 6 Collective, Shanghai, 2014), the 5th Nanluoguxiang Performing Arts Festival (Penghao Theatre, Beijing, 2014) and The Performance Night (am art space, Shanghai, 2013).

In addition to his art creation, Wang also writes intensively about contemporary art and culture, whose articles have been published in numerous media including Art World Magazine, BLOUIN ARTINFO, Artforum Chinese edition, Magazine Goethe- Institut China, Art Time and Christie’s Magazine among other publications. He studied BA Journalism at Beijing International Studies University (2006-2010), Visual Communication Design at Central Academy of Fine Arts (2009-2010) and MA Narrative Environments at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in
London (2010-2012).