Wang Mai

Wang Mai was born in Yichun, Heilongjiang Province in 1972. Wang Mai is widely regarded as a multi-media pioneer, and is one of the most versatile artists of his generation. Since the 1990s, his work has spanned from painting and poetry to performance and installation, deconstructing socialideologies to reflect on global issues. Drawing on aesthetics inherited from the past to form visions of the future, his transdisciplinary working method has been hugely influential on subsequent generations of artists in China. Wang Mai has engaged in multimedia performance art, and has used installation work to voice broader concerns, such as Petro-Monsters, which comments on the global energycrisis.