Yang Jing 杨静
Born in Beijing, Yang Jing is a founding member of the N12 Group, a well known group of graduates of the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing who began staging exhibitions together in 2003. Born in the 1970s like all her fellow N12 members, Yang Jing represents the second wave of artists who were given the relative freedom to explore personal identity as China became more and more Westernized. This shift runs parallel to the changes undergoing China’s political and economic landscape. Yang Jing’s works have been exhibited widely in Asia, Europe and the United States and are included in numerous international collections.
1976 Born in Beijing, China 1996, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Fine Art School, Beijing 2000, Mural Department of Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing
Yang Jing's paintings take Japanese "Super Dolfie Dolls" as their subject matter. Super Dolfie Dolls are expensive dolls that Asian children collect, dress, and cherish as if they were their own babies. By focusing on these toys, Yang Jing draws attention to the similarity between the doll’s sad lifelessness and the current reality of a society fueled by consumerism. Furthermore, in a nation restricted by a One Child Policy, one cannot help but associate these dolls with the inherent loneliness that comes with a childhood without siblings.
Solo Exhibitions: 2009 "My Carnival" Solo Show, Beijing, China "My Carnival" Solo Show, Andrew James Art, Shanghai, China Group Exhibitions: 2010 Animamix Biennale, Shanghai MoCA and Today Art Museum, Beijing, China 2009 "Trickle-Down Theory" Gallery Korjaamo, Helsinki, Finland "Mine Mind" Asian Contemporary New Art, Soka Art Center, Beijing, China "Youth" China Square Gallery, New York, USA 2008 "The mARkeT", Beijing Centre for the Arts, Beijing, China Art Asia Fair, Miami, USA Asian Contemporary Art Fair, New York, USA Scope Art Fair, London, U.K. "The Origin, First Annual Moon River Sculpture Festival" , Moon River Museum of Contemporary Art (MR Moca), Beijing, China "This is Asia" Andrew James Art, Shanghai, China 2007 "Animamix Hyperlink Exhibition" , Moon River Cultural Creative Industry Zone, Beijing, China "Lost & Found" , Soka Contemporary Space, Beijing, China SH Contemporary, Shanghai, China "A Generation Far Away from Centre" , Post 70s Generation Art Exhibition, 798, Beijing, China "Eye on" , New Visual Art Exhibition, C5 Art Center, Beijing, China "Animanga!" Exit Festival, Creteil, France "Quietly Collecting" , Andrew James Art, Shanghai, China 2006 N12 The Fourth Exhibition, C5 Art Center, Beijing, China "Hungry Artist" , C5 Art Center, Beijing, China "Liang Yuanwei & Yang Jing" , Espacio Minimo Gallery, Madrid, Spain "Unclear and Clearness" , Heyri Art Foundation Culture Space, Seoul, South Korea "Fiction @ Love" , Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China "Naughty Kids: the Chinese New Generation Born After 1970" , Star Gallery, Beijing, China 2005 "The Self-Made Generation" , A Retrospective of New Chinese Paintings, Shanghai Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China "3rd Cutting Edge Contemporary Art" , Seoul, South Korea "Common. Communication. Senses" , Chinese, Korean and Japanese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Seoul, South Korea "Ten Eras Ten Colors" , Soka Contemporary Space, Beijing, China "Get it Louder" Touring Exhibition, Shenzhen, Beijing, Shanghai, China "Next Station: Cartoon?" Contemporary Art Exhibition, Star Gallery, Beijing, China N12, The Third Exhibition, Gallery of Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China 2004 N12, The Second Exhibition, Gallery of Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China 2003 N12 The First Exhibition, Gallery of Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China