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    Born in 1967 in Xi’an, a town of the Shaanxi province in central China, Wang Bing first studied photography in Shenyang, at the Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts, before taking cinema classes in Beijing, at the Cinema Institute (1995). Besides feature documentary as Three Sisters and Madness, he is also active in video installation as Crude Oil, a 14 hours film. He also started a noteworthy work in photography.

    His work has been selected for presentation and competition in many film festivals where he won a great number of awards. Acclaimed by critics and recognized as one of the most important Chinese artists, documentary makers and film directors of his time, he has been honored by retrospectives of his entire work in major museum, as Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Cinémathèque Royale de Belgique.

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      Born in Xi’an, Shaanxi province, China, 1989
      1995 Luxun Academy of Fine Arts, Photography Department, Shenyang, Liaoning Province, China
      1996 Film Academy, Photography Department, Beijing, China

      SOLO EXHIBITIONS

      2022
      Wang Bing à la trace, curator: Antony Fiant, Galerie Art et Essai Université Rennes 2, Rennes, France

      2021
      The Walking Eye, LE BAL, Paris, France

      2020
      Wang Bing à la trace, Galerie Art et Essai, Université Rennes 2, Rennes, France

      2019
      Wang Bing, Take Ninagawa Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
      Rassenge Immagini segrete dalla Cina. Omaggio a Wang Bing, Museo Nazionale del Cinema, Turin, Italy

      2018
      Wang Bing, Kunsthalle Zürich, Zürich, Germany
      Wang Bing, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France
      Dispossessed Lives. Resilient Lives. – Wang Bing’s complete film restrospective, co-organized by Museo Reina Sofía and Filmoteca, Madrid, Spain
      Traces, Tate Modern Weekend Film Series, Tate Modern, London, UK
      Solo Exhibition of Video works, Eye Museum, Amsterdam

      2017
      Experience and Poverty, Magician Space, Beijing, China

      2016
      Wang Bing: Three Portraits, CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco, USA
      Special Focus at Kerala Film Festival, India
      Special focus at Hambourg Filmwoche, Germany

      2015
      Film Retrospective at Geneva Black Movies Film Festival, Switzerland

      2014
      Fathers and Sons, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris, France
      Fathers and Sons, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Brussels, Belgium
      Wang Bing Retrospective, Royal Belgian Film Archive, Brussels, Belgium
      Wang Bing/Jaime Rosales, Cinéastes en correspondance, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
      Film Retrospective at Pacific Meridian Film Festival, Russia
      Special Focus at AV Film Festival, UK

      2013
      Wang Bing, Institut de l’Image, Aix-en-Provence, France

      2011
      Special Focus at Cinema South Festival, Israel

      2010
      Film Retrospective at Milano Filmmaker Film Festival, Italy

      2009
      Solo Exhibition, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France

      GROUP EXHIBITIONS

      2020
      China – Africa : Crossing the world color line, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

      2019
      Circular Flow, Kunstmuseum Basel | Gegenwart, Basel, Germany
      Fast Fashion/Slow Art, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick; George Washington
      University Museum and Textile Museum, Washington, D.C., USA

      2018
      Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kochi, India
      Hito Steyerl, Ben Rivers, Wang Bing, EYE Art & Film Prize, EYE Filmmusuem, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

      2017
      Learning from documenta, Centre Culturel de Strombeek, Brussels, Belgium
      Documenta 14, Kassel: Retrospective, Gloria Kino, Kassel, Germany
      Documenta 14, Athens, EMST – National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens

      2016
      Chinese Video Art since the 1980s, Time Test: International Video Art Research Exhibition, Beijing CAFA Museum, Beijing, China

      2015
      Video Retrospective and Photography Exhibition, Jeonju International Film Festival, Jeonju, Korea

      2014
      Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, China

      HONOURS

      2004
      Residency at Ciné-fondation of Cannes Film Festival

      2006
      Awarded the French National Order of Merit (Légion d’honneur)

      2007
      Jury member at Hong Kong Film Festival

      2010
      Jury member at Doc Madrid

      2012
      Honorary doctorate degrees from University of Paris 8, France

      2012
      Jury member at Digital Seoul Film Festival

      2014
      President of Jury at Marseille International Film Festival, France

      2015
      Jury member at Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival

      2016
      Invited to join the Oscar Masterclass

      2016
      Jury member at International Competition of Locarno International Film Festival

      2017
      Winner of Eye Art & Film Prize, Netherland

      MEDIA

      2004
      West of the Tracks rated one of the 10 best films of 2004 by Cahiers du Cinéma

      2010
      West of the Tracks rated one of the 10 best films made between 2001 and 2010, by Cahiers du Cinéma

      2012
      West of the Tracks rated as one of the Top 250 greatest films of all time by Sight and Sound Magazine

      2014
      West of the Tracks rated as one of the Top 50 greatest documentary films of all time by Sight and Sound Magazine, the only Chinese film in the Top 50

      2014
      Three Sisters selected as one of Top 10 Foreign Movies by Kinema Junpo 2013, Japan

      PUBLICATIONS

      2010
      “Wang Bing”, publication (in Italian) by Milano Film Makers Film Festival

      2012
      “Epilogue de l’homme sans nom” : article by Georges Didi-Huberman, in « Peuples exposés, peuples figurants », published by Les Éditions de Minuit, France (in French)

      2014
      “Alors, la Chine” (Interviews with Wang Bing), Published by Les Prairies Ordinaires, France (in French)

      2014
      “Wang Bing : Un cinéaste en Chine aujourd’hui“, Monograph, Published by Publications de l’Université de Provence, France (French version)

      2015
      “Wang Bing A Filmmaker in China Today“, Monograph, Published by Publications de l’Université de Provence, France (English version)

      • A CONVERSATION WITH WANG BING