Born in 1980 in Shanghai, Yang Yongliang graduated from China Academy of Art in 2003 majoring in Visual Communication. He started experimenting with contemporary art in 2005, exploring the use of various mediums such as photography, painting, video, and installation. Yang Yongliang exploits a connection between tradition and the contemporary, implementing ancient oriental aesthetics and literati beliefs with modern language and digital techniques. His work presents an expanding meta-narrative that draws from history, myth, and social culture playing out in the context of the city and its ever-changing landscapes. He is known for using architectural images as brushstrokes and his depiction of heavy mountain rocks with enriched details draw a faithful reference to Song Dynasty’s landscape painting. Urban development gives prosperity to city life, yet it simultaneously imprisons many. Similarly, a centuries-old cultural tradition in China has dignified profoundness, but it is always fraught with stagnation. Ancient Chinese people painted landscape in admiration of the magnificent nature, whereas Yang’s works lead us towards critical re-consideration of contemporary reality. In terms of media and content, a strong sense of post-modernism is combined with traditional aesthetics. His works have been collected by prominent public institutes such as the British Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The artist lives in Shanghai and New York.



YANG YONGLIANG: Imagined Landscape

August 13 - October 1, 2022

YANG YONGLIANG: Views of Water
HK H Queen’s 7-8/F
November 21, 2019 - January 12, 2020
YANG YONGLIANG: Journey to the Dark
Taipei Neihu
January 13 - March 4, 2018


Asia Society - 2019 Asia Arts Game Changer Awards - Awarded
Prix Pictet - The Global Award in Photography and Sustainability - Nominated
40th Anniversary of the Rencontres d'Arles - Discovery Prize - Nominated




Eternal Landscape, OCMAEXPAND, Orange County Art Museum, Santa Ana, USA
Artificial Wonderland, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand
Views of Water, Whitestone Gallery, Hong Kong, China
Salt 14: Yang Yongliang, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, USA
Journey to the Dark, Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney, Australia
Journey to the Dark, Whitestone Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
Time Immemorial, Matthew Liu Fine Arts, Shanghai, China
Time Immemorial, SHIBUNKAKU, Tokyo, Fukuoka and Kyoto, Japan
Fall into Oblivion, Pearl Lam Galleries, Singapore
YAN, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, China
FT5 Review with Yang Yongliang Film Screening, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
Yang YongliangSolo Exhibition, Sophie Maree Gallery, Den Haag, Netherland
Moonlit Metropolis, Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong, China
Silent Valley, MC2 Gallery, Milano, Italy
The Moonlight, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris, France
The Moonlight, Magda Danysz Galleries, Shanghai, China
The Peach Colony, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Beijing, China
The Peach Blossom Colony, 18 Gallery, Shanghai, China
Window 70th: Yang Yongliang, Gallery Jinsun, Seoul, Korea
Heavenly City, MC2 Gallery, Milan, Italy
Views from China: Yang Yongliangand The Modern Metropolis, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, USA Ar=s=c Concep=on: Landscape, My Humble House, Taipei, Taiwan
Heavenly City, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris, France
Artificial Wonderland, 18 Gallery, Shanghai, China
Yang YongliangSolo, Melbourne Intercultural Fine Art, Melbourne, Australia
Yang Yongliang Photographic Works, Limn Art Gallery, San Francisco, USA
City of Phantom Visions, OFOTO Gallery, Shanghai, China
On the Quiet Water, 45 Downstairs Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Heavenly City & On the Quiet Water, OFOTO Gallery, Shanghai, China
Phantom Landscape, OFOTO Gallery, Shanghai, China



Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College (Ohio, USA) / Arendt Art Collection (Arendt & Medernach, Luxembourg) / Art Gallery of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia) / Bates College Museum of Art (Maine, USA) / The British Museum (London, UK) / Brooklyn Museum (New York, USA) / Contemporary Art Center of Thessaloniki (Thessaloniki, Greece) / Davis Museum at Wellesley College (Massachusetts, USA) / Deutsche Bank (Hong Kong, China) / DSL Collection (Paris, France) / Fidelity Investment Corp. Collection (USA) / Franks-Suss Collection (London, UK) / How Art Museum (Shanghai, China) / HSBC Hong Kong (Shanghai, China) / Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon (Oregon, USA) / M+ Sigg Collection (Hong Kong, China) / Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, USA) / Middlebury College Museum of Art (Vermont, USA) / Museum of Arts and Crafts (Hamburg, Germany) / Museum of Modern Art (Paris, France) / Museum of Mankind (Paris, France) / Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, USA) / Museum of Photographic Arts (San Diego, USA) / The National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne, Australia) / Nevada Art Museum (Nevada, USA) / The Rare Books Department of the National Library of France (Paris, France) / Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art (Florida, USA) / San Francisco Asian Art Museum (San Francisco, USA) / The Utah Museum of Fine Arts (USA) / Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University (Kansas, USA) / Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art - University of Salford (Manchester, UK) / White Rabbit Contemporary Chinese Art Collection (Sydney, Australia)



2019 Whitestone gallery Hong Kong
2019 Whitestone gallery Hong Kong
2019 Whitestone gallery Hong Kong
2019 Whitestone gallery Hong Kong
2018 Whitestone Gallery Taipei
2016 Time Immemorial – The Brook 5/5
2016 The Immemorial – The Slope
2017 Endless Streams 6/7


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