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    Wang Haiyang’s work explores the various states of the subconscious and our twisted relationships with our desires. Faced with his canvases and videos, we are moved not so much to understand or explain them as to let ourselves be carried away by the unbridled imagination of the artist: the bodies transform and metamorphose, while enigmatic images put us face to face with disturbing emotions. It was in fact his psychologist who, during the artist’s studies at the Beijing Academy of Fine Arts, encouraged him to express the depths of his soul and his anxieties through his painting, rather than following academic styles.

    This oneiric artist, reminiscent of Dalí or Garouste, has some affinity with the surrealist movement, which, for André Breton, aimed to deepen the dream state and conceive of artistic expression as a pure psychological activity. Indeed, the sky’s the limit for the creations of the unconscious in the fantasy works of Wang Haiyang, as illustrated, for example, by the figure of Freud whose skull opens up to release butterflies.

    Wang Haiyang was born in 1984 in the province of Shandong. In 2008, he received his degree from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, where he specialized in painting and engraving. His painting talent was discovered early in his career, and has won him numerous awards. He currently lives and works in Beijing.

    Exhibitions :
    Summer group show
    State of mind
    Here there nowhere
    Don’t look back

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      Born in Shandong province, China in 1984
      Currently lives and works in Beijing, China

      Bachelor of Fine Arts, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China.


      Skins, Solo Project at Artissima 2019, presented by Capsule Shanghai, (New Entries Section), Turin, Italy

      Ravage, Galerie PARIS-B, Paris, France
      Wang Haiyang, Capsule Shanghai, Shanghai, China
      Wang Haiyang, WHITE SPACE BEIJING, Beijing, China

      By Himself, OCAT, Xi’An, China

      New Directions: Wang Haiyang, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
      Dynamic Field: Wang Haiyang, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China

      Rhizomes, Galerie PARIS-B, Paris, France

      The Metamorphosis, White Space Beijing, China

      Untitled, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

      Boys, Today International Art Gallery, Beijing, China


      The 11th Seoul Mediacity Biennale, Seoul, Korea
      The Opening Exhibition, Enclave Contemporary, Shenzhen, China

      终端 >_How Do We Begin?, X Museum, Beijing, China

      West Bund Art & Design 2019, White Space Beijing, Shanghai, China
      We Didn’t Mean to Break It (But It’s Ok, We Can Fix It), Galeria Pedro Cera, Lisbon, Portugal
      A White Space Odyssey, WHITE SPACE BEIJING, Beijing, China
      Hic Sunt Leones, SURPLUS SPACE, Wuhan, China
      Field Meeting Take 6: Thinking Collections, Asia Contemporary Art Week (ACAW), Dubai, UAE
      Art Paris 2019, Galerie PARIS-B, Paris, France
      Artissima 2019, Oval Turin, Italy

      REPLY, White Space Beijing, Beijing, China
      Art Patrons, Qiao Space, Shanghai, China
      Summer group show, Galerie PARIS-B, Paris, France
      West Bund Art & Design 2018, Capsule Shanghai, Shanghai, China

      Bienal de Curitiba ‘17, Museu Oscar Niemeyer, Curitiba, Brazil
      China-Art in Movement, The Castle Museum, Annecy, France
      Recent Acquisitions, Recent Developments, Si Shang Art Museum, Beijing, China
      Mediatine Prize, exhibition with the laureates, La Médiatine, Brussels, Belgium

      Poets of Beijing, Wiebengahal, Maastricht, Netherlands
      Turning Point: Contemporary Art in China Since 2000, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
      Air – The 2nd «Ningbo» International Contemporary Art Exhibition, Ningbo Museum of Art, Zhejiang, China
      Asia Now Paris 2016, Paris, France

      The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even, Pekin Gallery, Beijing, China
      State of Mind – Painting China Now, Galerie PARIS-B, Paris, France
      Impression of Xinjiang, National Art Museum of China, Beijing

      Mesolittoral: The 3rd Huayu Youth Award Nomination Exhibition, Huayu Art Center, Sanya, China
      Don’t Look Back: Contemporary paintings in China, Galerie PARIS-B, Brussels, Belgium
      Collection of Contemporary Art, Lille art Museum, Lille, France

      The Garden of Forking Paths, OCT-Contemporary Art Terminal, Shanghai, China
      Discover the Next Great Master, Winshare Museum, Chengdu, China

      The World of Soul: As Virtual Artistic Engineering Shenzhen, Shenzhen Independent Animation Biennale OCT-LOFT, Shenzhen, China
      The 9th Beijing Independent Film Festival, Songzhuang Art Center, Beijing, China
      CAFAM Future Exhibition – Sub – Phenomenon: Ecology Report of Chinese Young Art, CAFA Art museum, Beijing, China
      Focus on Talents Project Finalist Exhibition, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
      XinJiang The 1st Contemporary Art Biennale, Xinjiang International Exhibition Centre, Xinjiang, China

      Chinese Contemporary Prints, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
      Spectrum, A4 Contemporary Arts Center, Chengdu, China

      Chinese artist group exhibition, Seoul Museum, Seoul, Korea
      Future – together, Arario Gallery, Beijing, China

      Germinators, China Square Gallery, New York, USA


      Focus on Talents Project Award Winner Today Art Museum, Beijing
      China New film won Silver Dove 55th DOK Leipzig Film festival
      Montreal’s 11th Sommets du cinéma d’animation
      Has been selected by more than 20 festivals, including Melbourne International film festival,Annecy International animation Film Festival, World Festival of Animated Film-Animafest Zagreb, Fantoche, FESTIVAL TOUS COURTS, International Filmet Festival of Spain…etc

      His first movie won 25th Holland animation festival’s Grand Prix and has been selected by more than 15 festivals.


      Pro Helvetia Studio Residency, Switzerland

      • Wang Haiyang, Double Fikret, 2016

      • Wang Haiyang, Freud, Fish and Butterfly, 2012