Han Bing 韩冰
Han Bing grew up in an impoverished village in rural Jiangsu, China before studying art at Xuzhou Normal University and later the Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing. Han Bing is well known for his performance pieces involving socially marginalized people and everyday objects iconic of China's masses. Han Bing's works are aiming at reconsidering and revaluing our material relationship with the outside world within our everyday lives.
1996 B.A. Fine Art at Xuzhou Normal University 1999 Advanced Studies at Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing
In his most recent series, Urban Amber, Han Bing has worked meticulously over the last few years to produce a body of work dedicated to environmental issues. By photographing the reflections of a polluted river in Beijing the artist shows us the other side of our desires of modernity. As he inverts the photographs he creates a deceptive dialogue between the greatness of a celestial sky that then becomes the dejection of our vacuous way of life.
Solo Exhibitions 2010 A cry from the narrow between:Han Bing With Tejal Shah.Espace gallery,New Delhi, India Forever, Khoj, New Delhi, India 2008 The Walking the Cabbage Project (2000-2008), The International 3, Manchester, UK 2007 Everyday Desire in the Theater of Chinese Modernization, Beursschouwburg Art Center, Brussels, Belgium The Fatalistic Language of Things: Han Bing, Columbia Museum of Art, USA Age of Big Construction, Beijing New Art Projects Space , Beijing On the Stage of Modernization: Han Bing, Deborah Colton Gallery, Houston, USA Theater of Modernization Project, Dali, Yunnan, PRC The Walking the Cabbage Movement in Paris, Rue Montorgueil, Reflex Gallery, France Green Peace—The Walking the Cabbage Movement in Columbia, USC Campus, State Capitol Building, Columbia Museum of Art Plaza, Columbia, USA Age of Big Construction, Beijing New Art Projects Space II, Beijing, PRC On the Stage of Modernization: Han Bing, Deborah Colton Gallery, Houston, USA Walking the Cabbage across America, Los Angeles, Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco, Houston, Miami, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Natchez, Columbia, Baton Rouge, USA 2006 Other Modernities: Han Bing Solo Exhibition, Bamboo Lane Gallery, Los Angeles, USA The Other Shore of Desire, UCLA Center for Chinese Studies, Los Angeles, USA Love in the Age of Big Construction, IEAS Center, University of California, Berkeley, USA Han Bing—Quotidian Iconic & Orimoto Tatsumi—Quotidian Holy Mother, Jing Art Gallery, Shanghai, PRC Walking the Cabbage in Tokyo, Ginza, Harajuku, Akihabara, Shinjuku, Tokyo subway lines, Shin Tokorazawa, Shibuya, Japan Walking the Cabbage in Yunnan, Kunming, Dali, Yunnan, PRC 2004 Walking the Cabbage on the Great Wall, Jiaoshan, Shanhaiguan, Jinshaling Great Wall, PRC Walking the Cabbage in the Beijing Subway, Beijing, PRC 2003 Mortal World: The Other Shore, Shilianghe River, Jiangsu, PRC 2002Strolling Bones II, Guangzhou Art Museum, PRC 2001 Walking the Cabbage in Beijing, Beijing Subways and bus-lines, Military Museum, Wangfujing, Xidan, Bell Drum Tower, Houhai, Tiananmen Square, Chang'an Boulevard, Beijing, PRC An Intimate Day with My Shovel, Beijing, PRC 2000Walking the Cabbage Project, 2000-2008, across the World