Born in Shanghai, China in 1980, Yang Yongliang received training in painting and calligraphy at an early age ¬†for over a decade before translating those skills into digital and video art. The artist still lives and works in his native ¬†city. ¬†Yang ¬†Yongliang‚Äôs ¬†unique ¬†reinterpretation ¬†of ¬†China ¬†modern ¬†cities ¬†has ¬†already ¬†earned ¬†him ¬†unweaving ¬†international ¬†attention; ¬†at ¬†the ¬†age ¬†of ¬†32, ¬†his ¬†works ¬†are ¬†included ¬†in ¬†prestigious ¬†museums ¬†and ¬†private ¬†collections ¬†including ¬†The ¬†British ¬†Museum ¬†in ¬†London ¬†¬†UK), ¬†White ¬†Rabbit ¬†Collection ¬†in ¬†Sydney ¬†¬†Austrialia), ¬†National ¬†Gallery ¬†of ¬†Victoria ¬†in ¬†Melbourne ¬†¬†Australia), ¬†the ¬†Sigg ¬†collection ¬†in ¬†Switzerland ¬†and ¬†the ¬†DSL collection based in Paris/Shanghai. His works are further explored to the international art world through ¬†the ¬†numerous ¬†solo ¬†and ¬†group ¬†exhibitions ¬†in ¬†major ¬†cities ¬†such ¬†as ¬†Beijing, ¬†Seoul, ¬†Milan, ¬†Paris, ¬†San ¬†Francisco, ¬†Melbourne ¬†and ¬†New ¬†York. ¬†He ¬†was ¬†a ¬†finalist ¬†of ¬†the ¬†Sovereign ¬†Asian ¬†Art ¬†Prize ¬†in ¬†2010 ¬†and ¬†awarded ¬†the ¬†Discovery Award by the prestigious Les Rencontres d‚ÄôArles Photographie in France in 2009.
Yang Yongliang’s exhibition¬†Moonlit Metropolis at Schoeni on Old Bailey Street, Hong Kong.
April 19th¬†‚Äď May 31st¬†2013