Om Huang Yong Ping
Huang Yong Ping (b. 1954, Xiamen, China) was founder of the group Xiamen Dada in China in the 1980s, an avant-garde artist group that explored the intersections between Dadaism and Buddhism. Huang Yong Ping participated in the seminal 1989 exhibition “Les Magiciens de la Terre” at the Centre Pompidou and the Grande Halle de la Villette in Paris, the city where he decided to settle. Huang Yong Ping has become known for his monumental installations that combine a spectacular appearance with a rich conceptual background.
As an internationally acclaimed artist, his work has been presented in numerous solo exhibitions, among others at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, at the Astrup Fearnley Museet of Oslo, at the Barbican Art Center of London and at the Power Station of Art in Shanghai. In 1999 he represented France at the 48th Venice Biennale with Jean-Pierre Bertrand, and his works have been presented in numerous biennials around the world. A travelling retrospective was held between 2005 and 2008 at the Walker Art Center of Minneapolis, MASS MoCA (Massachusetts), and at the UCCA in Beijing.
Winner of the Wolfgang Hahn Prize (Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany) in 2016, Huang Yong Ping was the artist invited by the French Ministry of Culture for the 7th edition of Monumenta, with his work Empires presented at the Grand Palais in Paris in 2016.