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    The theme of sexuality is recurrent in Ren Hang’s work: naked nested bodies, single women smoking on a roof or naked on a tree, scenes of kisses, hugs, always imbued with great poetry. One can read in his work, which has already been censored several times, the deep malaise of Chinese youth, but also the ties that bind them and the mutual trust they have.

    Although Ren Hang said his work was not intentionally political, his art confronts repression of sexuality and queer identities in mainstream Chinese culture. Throughout his career, Ren used an analog camera, shooting friends rather than models, and resisted ascribing meaning to his work. “I don’t try to get a message across, I don’t give my works names, I don’t date them. I don’t want to instill them with any vocabulary. I don’t like to explain my photos or work as a whole.”

    Ren Hang was born in 1987 in Canchun, Jilin province in northeastern China. He died at the age of 29 and is now considered a controversial figure of Chinese photography.

    Expositions :
    Une vie à l’opéra
    Faire corps
    Summer camp
    Temporary boundary

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      (1987 – 2017), Born in Changchun, Jilin Province, China


      US Kansas State University Art Museum, Kansas State, US
      CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China
      Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow, Russia
      ThreeShadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, China
      White Rabbit Contemporary Chinese Art Collection, Sydney, Australia


      New Love, Matchbaco Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
      Morphologie, HDM Gallery, Hangzhou, China
      Occupy Atopos, Atopos cvc, Athens, Greece
      Ren Hang solo show, Atelier 72 Gallery, Marseille, France
      In Presence of Ren Hang, Stieglitz 19 Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
      Ren Hang solo show, OstLicht Gallery, Vienna, Austria
      Ren Hang 2014, Capricious 88 Gallery, New York, US
      My Mum, Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong, China

      In Addition to sleep, Copenhagen Photo Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark
      In Addition to sleep, Vasli Souza gallery, Malmo, Sweden
      La Chine à nue, Nue Galerie, Pantin, France

      Pulse, Galerie Jane Zhang, Frankfurt, Germany

      Stillbirth Yugong Yishan live house Beijing China
      Allergy, Ren Hang photography solo exhibition Kubrick, Beijing, China

      Intercourse with Beijing, Ren Hang photography exhibition Yugong Yishan live house, Beijing, China
      Eat Naked Lunch! RenHang photography exhibition Yuyintang live house, Shanghai, China


      Temporary Boundary, Galerie PARIS-B, Brussels, Belgium
      The New Portrait – Part 1, Stieglitz 19, Anvers, Belgium

      Artvilnius ’14 International Contemporary Art Fair Congress center in Vilnius, Lithuania
      Three Shadows Frist Experimental Image, Open exhibition Three shadows photography art centre, Beijing, China
      New photos since 2009, Wuhan Art Museum, Wuhan, China
      April Art, Bruxelles, Belgium
      Faceless, Stichting Mediamatic, Amsterdam, Netherlands
      Chinese spring, Brussels, Belgium

      Lian Zhou Foto 2013 -Curatorial Theme: Farewell to Experience, Lian Zhou, China
      The 2nd Conceptual Film Photography Show F518 Idea Land, Shenzhen, China
      True Panic- Photography Exhibition, Bowl Island Gallery, Beijing, China
      Photo Off, 4th Edition, La Bellevilloise, Paris, France
      1st Beijing Photo Biennial : Aura and Post Aura China Millennium Monument, Beijing, China
      Enter, Network real-time exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art in Shanghai, Shanghai, China
      Unseen Photo Fair, Amsterdam, Netherlands
      Faceless part 1, Museums Quartier, Vienna, Austria
      Atypical Beijing Space, Beijing, China
      Fuck Off 2, Chinese Contemporary Art Document, Groninger Museum, Netherlands
      Equal Relationships, Bilndspot Gallery, Hong Kong, China
      Fuck Taboo, Camera16 Gallery, Milan, Italy
      A Miscellany of Arts, The Visual Rhetoric of the Young Generation, Suzhou, China
      Remote Places, Close Spaces, Street Level Photoworks Gallery, Scotland, UK

      Secret Love Oriental Museum in Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
      Memory Lost and Found, young artists group exhibition, Beijing Space, Beijing, China
      Central Academy of Fine Arts First CAFAM future development CAFA Art Museum in Beijing, China
      Féroces, Ren Hang / Jordane Yarden Gaudenzi, Double photographic exhibition, Avi Niang silk, France
      Originate from energy resource, Multimedia Art Museum Moscow, Moscow, Russia
      Symptoms, Iberia Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

      Féroces, international photography festival, 2011, France
      Restaurant, Light Room photography exhibition, J Gallery, Shanghai, China
      Sour sweet bitter spic, four photographers’ exhibition, Angers, France
      Rencontres d’Arles festival -The Viewer exhibition, Arles, France
      Recurrent shadows, selected works from three shadows photography award, He Xiang Ning art museum, Shenzhen, China
      Young Movement, photography exhibition, Israel
      The fourth 54 international young art festival 2011, 798 art area, Beijing, China
      Three shadows photography award, Three shadows photography art centre, Beijing, China

      The third Terna comtemporary art exhibition, Rome/ Milan, Italy
      Warmth 2010 -2011, new year art exhibition, Shanghai, China
      New photography magazine photography exhibition, group exhibition, Hong Kong, China
      798 festival young This, this is me, with attitude photography exhibition, Beijing, China
      The first international art contemporary festival of China Ji Me, Xiamen, China
      Into the mood, art exhibition, Hong Kong, China
      China Caochangdi, photography Toratoratora, photography exhibition Caochangdi, Beijing, China
      Experiment, Screenage art document exhibition, Song Zhuang Art Museum, Beijing China

      80’s and Peaceful Evolution, visual group exhibition, Hong Kong, China
      Feminity Photography, international photography exhibition, ‘paradise with love’ Nanjing, China
      Private talk, Shanghai, China
      Gender Divisity, art exhibition, Song Zhuang Art Area, Beijing, China