Huang Yan

Born in 1966 - China


Huang Yan is particularly known for his series of landscape on body works which are classical paintings directly painted on the body or face of the artist.

His work has been noticed by some greats artists, such as Feng Boyi or Ai Weiwei, who decided to present some of Huang Yan's works at the "Fuck Off" exhibition which took place in Shanghai in 2000.

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"Rising Dragon : Contemporary Chinese Photography", San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California (USA)

"Matrix : Landscape Exhibition", Leo Gallery, Shangha (China)
"Picturesque Landscape : Huang Yan Solo Exhibition", Beijing (China)
"Areochine & Huang Yan", Leo Gallery, Shanghai (China)
ART BASEL, basel (Switzerland)
1st International Ink Painting Biennale of Lin Zhou (China)
The Armory Show, New-York (USA)
"Body Scape 2012", V!P's International Art Galleries, Rotterdam, (Netherlands)

"The New China", Leo Gallery, Shanghai (China)

Huang Yan Solo Exhibition, Leo Gallery, Shanghai (China)
Huang Yan Retrospective, Hong Kong Art Centre, Presented by Leo Gallery, Hong Kong (China)
Faces, Leo Gallery, Shanghai (China)

"Asian Ink Masters", Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York (USA)
"Body Art", Cornerstone Arts Center, Colorado Springs (USA)
Michelle Mosko Fine Art, Denver, (USA)
Cuba Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana (Cuba)
"New Contemporary Chinese art Revolution", Beijing - Havana (China - Cuba)

"Move No. 4", Qizhan Art Museum, Shanghai (China)
"VERSION-Chang Chun, New Art Movement Of The 1980s Zhu Qizhan Art Museum Shanghai (China)
Body Art Exhibition, Foothills Art Center, Golden (USA)
"interactive field of vision", Chinese leading contemporary art exhibition Shanghai, Duolun Museum of Modern Art Shanghai (China)
Free Zone: China Spazio in BSI, Via Magatti 2, Lugano (Switzerland)
Art Paris, Grand Palais, Paris (France)
"China... Forward! TSUM", Moscow (Russia)
June Chinese Zodiac-Huang Yan’s Solo Exhibition of Oil Paintings SanShang Art Space Beijing (China)

Contemporary China : Codes, visions and representations of the contemporary Chinese art, Rome (Italy)

Zen Painting, Must Be Art Center, Beijing (China)
Xin Dong Cheng International Art Studio, Beijing (China)
VIPS International Art Galleries, Holland Cotter (Netherlands)
Northeast Contemporary Art Exhibition, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangdong (China)
Post Electronic Image, Must Be Art Center, Beijing (China)
Relic, Irrawaddy Art City, Chicago (USA)
Old and Well-known Family from Photography: Father, Son and I, Must Be Art Center, Beijing (China)
Boundless Pause, Must Be Art Center, Beijing (China)
Soldiers at the Gates-China/Chai-na, Architecture Art Exhibition, 706 East Space, Beijing (China)
China Cutting Edge: New Video Art from Shanghai and Beijing, Anthology Film Archives, New York (USA)

Critical-2, Zero Field, Beijing (China)
The Other End: Contemporary Experimental Art and Design Exhibition, He Xiangning Art Musuem, Shenzhen (China)
Post Factory-Come and Gone, Beijing (China)
100 International Artists in Casoria Contemporary Art Museum (Italy)
Out of the Red-II: The Photographic Session, Marella Gallery, Milan (Italy)
Percipience, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing (China)
Chinese Contemporary Gallery, London (UK)
Marella Gallery, Beijing (China)
Between Past and Future, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle (USA)
Forge the Fable, Li Xiangqun Studio, Beijing (China)
Ceramics, Must Be Art Center, Beijing (China)
Post Calligraphy, Must Be Art Center, Beijing (China)

Marella Space Project, Como (China)
1st Guangzhou Triennale, Guangzhou Museum of Art Guangzhou (China)
The Body Everywhere, Museum of Contemporary Art, Marseilles (France)
Officinal Asia, Museum of Contemporary Art, Bologna (Italy)
Between Past and Future: New photography and video, ICP, New York (USA)

"Imaging China and Huang Yan", New York (USA)
China / Israeli Image Art Exhibition, Israeli Embassy, Beijing (China)
Distance Measuring, Shenzhen Video Art Festival, Shenzhen (China)
Polish International Video Art Festival, Warsaw (Poland)
Italy International Video Art Festival, Rome (Italy)
Ceramic Art Exhibition on Elongation & Breakthrough, Guangdong Art Gallery, Guangdong (China)
Prague Biennial, Prague (Czech Republic)
Mirage Heaven, Prague (Czech Republic)
4th Annual International Behaviour Art Exhibition, Changchun (China)

3rd World Art Exhibition, Milan, (Italy)
Eastlink Gallery, Shanghai (China)
Reflecting on Tradition, Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong (China)
Ideal Image of Huang Yan, Beijing Contemporary Art Gallery, Beijing (China)

Huang Yan 1998. Post Art Exhibition, Beijing Contemporary Art Gallery, Beijing (China)

Postal Art of Huang Yan, Beijing Contemporary Art Gallery, Beijing, (China)

Carving a Chair, Proper Art Gallery, Shenyang (China)

Photographs and Prints by Huang Yan and Eight Other Artists, Hanart Gallery, Hong Kong (China)

First Biennial Exhibition of Chinese Art in the 1990s, Guangzhou (China)

Beijing Xi-san-huan: Chinese Art Documentaries, Beijing (China)

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