Artists

Fang Zhenning

Fang Zhenning is an artist, critic, curator and independent scholar of art and architecture. Currently based in Beijing, Fang is also a member of the Curator Committee of China Artists Association; he was the curator of the China Pavilion at the 13th International Architecture Exhibition (Venice Biennale) in 2012. Born in Nanjing, Fang graduated from China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in 1982, where he now lectures at the CAFA School of Architecture and School of Design; he is also a professor at the Graduate School of Architecture Design and Art (ADA) of Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture (BUCEA). Fang began to engage in abstract art creation in 1988; he adopted and has become a practitioner of minimalism since 1989, and has held many solo exhibitions in Tokyo. In 1995, his solo exhibition “FANG Zhenning Exhibition” was held at the Yokohama Museum of Art. From 1997, he began to create large-scale public art works in urban spaces, and four of his works were constructed in Tokyo, Yokohama, Saitama and Hakata. In 2007, his solo exhibition of photography “Interface” was held in Beijing; in 2013, his mirror installation work The Central Axis participated in exhibition “Mente/Pulsante” , a collateral exhibition of the 55th International Art Exhibition (Venice Art Biennale); at the same year, he published his large LED installation work River and Mountains in Shanghai, and participated in exhibition “Palace of China” at the Segovia Arts Festival with his mirror installation work Sky of Segovia; in 2014, he participated in the 14th International Architecture Exhibition (Venice Biennale) withhisresearchwork“WoodenStructuresandSmartStructures”.