Wang Kaifang, Statue of Mad Liberty, 2019
Wang Kaifang

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Wang Kaifang

Wang Kaifang (b.1967, Beijing, China) currently lives and works in Beijing, China. He graduated from the Architecture Department of Beijing Architecture University in 1991. Wang is remarked as one of the most influential cross-disciplinary artists in China. While his artistic practice ranges from architecture, fashion, painting and photography, shimmering metallics and abstract shapes are the recurring motifs.

​​In 2011, one of his works was carried by the Shenzhou VIII spacecraft and successfully connected to Heavenly Palace 1. This was the first space travel of China’s contemporary art. His works are collected by numerous institutions, including the National Art Museum of China, Centre Pompidou, and the Austria Pavilion of EXPO 2010. He’s been commissioned by multiple renowned international luxury brands including Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Cartier, Coca Cola, Swarovski, HP and Johnnie Walker etc. and won multiple official awards including “the Most Influential Artist” from the China Ministry of Culture, “the Designer of the Year” in China, Interior Design “Hall of Fame” member and honoree.

CV

1967 Born in a diplomat’s family in Beijing, China
1991 Graduated from the Architecture Department of Beijing Architecture University
2017 “Golden Arrow”, Solana Park New Year Exhibition, Beijing
2015 “From Gold on”- Wang Kaifang Solo Exhibition, Poly “Art Up” International Art Fair, Beijing
2014 “Golden Age — Wang Kaifang Digital Sculpture Exhibition”, Beijing
2013 “From the Universe—Wang Kaifang Digital Sculpture Exhibition”, the National Art Museum of China (NAMOC), Beijing
“Maleonn’s Shanghai Fairytales and Wang Kaifang’s Beijing Dreams” Exhibition, New York
“Glorious China, Auspicious Macau” – Wang Kaifang’s Gold Bricks Exhibition, Macau
“Immaterial——Wang Kaifang Contemporary Calligraphy Exhibition”, Beijing
2011 “Humanism” Volkswagen Art Exhibition, Beijing
2009 “Being Touched——Urban Art Exhibition”, Beijing
2008 “Power of Discourse——Wang Kaifang Conceptual Art Exhibition”, Beijing
“Thread of Smoke——Urban Art Exhibition”, Beijing
2019 The 1st “the Belt and Road” Art Plus International Fair, Shanghai 2019 the 29th Sculpture by the Sea, Sydney, Australia
the 2nd Sculpture Projects Ping Yao, Shanxi
Art Beijing Contemporary Art Fair, Beijing
2018 the 2nd United Nations Art & Design Exhibition, New York 2017 Curitiba International Art Biennale, Brazil
2017 Art Beijing Contemporary Art Fair, Beijing
2015 “Architecture China 1000 (2000-2015)”, Beijing
“Island Utopia”- San Ya Art and Design Week, San Ya
2014 Art Beijing, Beijing
“Beyond Architecture”, Beijing/Shanghai/Rome
2013 Art Beijing, Beijing
2012 the 15th Beijing Art Expo, Beijing
Life and Art: Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition Nominated by President of CAFA (the Central Academy of Fine Arts), Beijing
White Box Art and Design 100, Beijing
International Design Week, Beijing
International Design Week, Guangzhou
Beijing International Design Week, Beijing
the 9th International Interior Design Biennial, Beijing
the 3rd International Furnishing Art Biennial, Beijing
Conceptual Space Exhibition, Beijing
Asia AFE Expo, HK
2011 Art Taipei, Taiwan
SH Contemporary, Shanghai
Art Beijing, Beijing
the 14th Beijing Art Expo, Beijing
Top Marques 2011, shanghai
ARTEXPO NY, America
Art Metz, France
2010 Expo 2010 Jing’An International Sculpture Exhibition, Shanghai
Expo 2010 Austrian Pavilion Exhibition, Shanghai
Beijing International Art Biennial, Beijing
Art Beijing, Beijing
“Future Life” Art and Design Exhibition, Beijing
Hangzhou Art Fair, Hangzhou
2009 Internationale Frankfurter Herbstmesse, Germany
SH Contemporary, Shanghai
Contemporary Art Exhibition for the 60th Anniversary of The People’s Republic of China, Beijing 2009 Art Beijing, Beijing
“Flowing Art” International Art Exhibition, Beijing
“Burgeoning 2009” Contemporary Art Exhibition, Beijing
“Originality” Installation Art Exhibition, Beijing
“Polar Tension” Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu Renowned Contemporary Artist Exhibition, Chengdu
The 21st Montreal International Architecture and Interior Design Festival, Canada
Art Taipei, Tai Wan
SH Contemporary, Shanghai
Art Beijing, Beijing

Pompidou Center, France
New York City Archives and Information Committee, USA
The National Art Museum of China (NAMOC), China
Shanghai Expo Pavilion, China
Tony Blair (Former British Prime Minister)
Patrick Devedjian (Former Deputy Prime Minister, France)
Important institutions and private collectors in overseas and in China

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