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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

    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