Saturday, 24 May 2008

Ma Zhongren and Zuoxiao Zuzhou

Both artists were part of the collective of ten artists known as Beijing East Village was formed in the early 1990s and comprised Wang Shihua, Cang Xin, Gao Yang, Zu Zhou, Ma Zongyin, Zhang Huan, Ma Liuming, Zhang Binbin, Duan Yingmei and Zhu Ming. The group became known for performance art and photography and this photograph by Lü Nan comes from a 20-minute live performance which took place in 1995 of To Add One Metre to an Unknown Mountain.

Zoe Butt

Zoe is Director of International Programmes at Long March Space, part of the 798 Art Zone in the Chaoyang District of Beijing. 

Interesting gallery. Runs programme of fellowships. Concentrating on Chinese artists who make work that challenges the social and political status quo in China and elsewhere. Regular programme of group shows. Also operates as a commercial gallery. 

Shu Yang

Shu Yang is an artist. Did an interesting project while on residency in Manchester, asking people in the street to photograph him wearing a Union Jack apron. He then photographed them too and exhibited the pair of photos alongside each other. 

Also Art Director of DaDao Live Art Festival, Planner, Lightning Factory, Beijing and Planner, Art Magazine art i, Beijing

Friday, 23 May 2008

He Meijing

Networks Manager for the British Council offices in Beijing. 
Can put visiting artists in touch with curators, galleries, artists etc. 

Thursday, 22 May 2008

Liang Wei

Artist based in Beijing. 
Makes video and drawings
Represented by interesting gallery in Athens, Greece

Yang Tao

Tao is an established and successful Sculptor in Beijing. Makes stylised human forms with huge bellies. Is working on a commission for hundreds of these figures that subverts the idea of the Terracotta army. His vast studio is covered with these creatures ...  

Colin Chinnery

Artist, Curator, Writer

Colin used to work at the British Council in Beijing. Left there to set up the Ullens space  Now moved on to be freelance - various international curating projects as well as continuing his own art practice.