Cheng Yong – Biography

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CHENG YONG (born 1961) is a long-active multimedia artist who currently works in Shanghai and Nanjing. A graduate of Suzhou Art & Design Technology Institute and Nanjing Normal University, he has taught visual art and post-modern art for some years at Nanjing Technical College of Special Education. In 2000, Cheng Yong was made a visiting researcher on contemporary art by KELEA Foundation of Slovenia. In 2006 his performance artwork “Consultation” was widely covered by local and foreign media. He scaled new heights in 2008 with a large-scale solo exhibition “Obstacle” at the Shanghai Zendai Museum of Modern Art. Cheng Yong has been long engaged in research and creative output on issues relating to exceptionality and enjoys the status of a reference point in this artistic area.

Cheng Yong’s works has been reported and published in main media as:
“Installations”, TIME, Feb. 2002, USA
“Consultation” Performance, The New York Times, Dec. 18, 2006, USA
“Consultation” Performance, Art New York, Aug. 2007, USA
“Body Reading” Performance, TV program of Exploration and Discovery, April 2011, USA

Cheng Yong  – CV
Born in Jiangsu Province, China in 1961
Graduated from Nanjing Normal University
Currently works and lives in Shanghai and Nanjing

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2012 Heaven, TanRenHeYi Art Center, Hangzhou, China
2011 “Body Reading”, Nanjing YAO Art Center, Nanjing   
2010 Dark Sky & Yellow Earth: Cheng Yong’s Solo Exhibition, Shanghai Pudong International Airport
          Difference & Momentum, Suzhou Art & Design Technology Institute Gallery, Suzhou
2008 Obstacle, Shanghai Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai
2007 Touching and Consultation, Imagine Gallery, Beijing
2003 Impediment, Nanjing Shenghua Art Center, Nanjing

Selected Group Exhibitions
2010 Homeward Bound I Go- The 1st Contemporary Painting Exhibition at Pudong International Airport, Shanghai
           Strange bedfellows Exhibitions,Nanjing Yao Art Center, Nanjing            
          Uncooked Rice – Contemporary Art Exhibition, Suzhou
2009 Nanjing Annual Contemporary Art Fair, Nanjing Shangdong Art Center, Nanjing
          Play – Contemporary Art Exhibition, Beijing Soul Collection Art Gallery, Beijing
          Art Beijing – Contemporary Art Fair, Beijing World Trade Center, Beijing
2008 Bridge – Contemporary Art Fair, Imagine Gallery, New York, USA
2007 Borderless – Contemporary Art Exhibition, Nanjing Shenghua Art Center, Nanjing
          Fractural Images – Jiangsu Contemporary Art Exhibition, Nanjing Art Museum, Nanjing
2006 Our Impediment – Jiangsu Contemporary Art Exhibition (planning), Nanjing White Canvas Gallery, Nanjing
           Nanjing ‘Subway’ Cotemporary Art Exhibition, Nanjing Subway, Nanjing
          Chinese Temperament, You Gallery, Beijing
2005 Disease-Our Art Today, Nanjing Art Gallery, Nanjing
2004 East of East-International Interflow Exhibition, Slovenia
           Marie – Invitational Exhibition of Nanjing and Shanghai, Nanjing, Shanghai
2003 Do you know it? – Contemporary Art Exhibition, Nanjing Shenghua Art Center, Nanjing
          The Different Same – International Contemporary Art Exchange Exhibition, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai
          Gathering – Nanjing Modern Art Works Exhibition , Jiangsu Art Museum, Nanjing
          Daydream – Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Nanjing Museum, China
2002 N-Duplicated Identifications” Art Interflow Exhibition, Jiangsu Art Museum, Nanjing
2001 Coastline Pictures Exhibition, Xiamen
          Face of 100 Artists-Concept Photograph, Nanjing
2000 Invited to Slovenia to Study Modern Art, by KELEA Art Fund
           International Art Exchange, Piran, Slovenia
           International Art Exchange, Robulna, Slovenia