Zhou Yan Contemporary Chinese Art Archive 周彦当代中国艺术档案


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Yang Ke Qin was born in Xinjiang, China in 1963. She graduated from the Department of Fine Arts, the Xinjiang Normal University, in 1985, with a bachelor's degree of Fine Arts in oil painting major. In 1993, Yang graduated from the Oil Painting Department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) and won the Excellence Prize given by the Oil Painting Department, CAFA. She has won various awards and her work has been showcased across prestigious exhibitions such as the 1st Biennial Exhibition of Chinese Oil Painting for her work 'Locks" (1993), the Exhibition of One Hundred Contemporary Chinese Young Painters for her work "Truth" (1993), the 8th National Exhibition of Fine Arts for her work "Holiday, "Women's Approach to Chinese Contemporary Art" for the work "Water Pipes, No. 3" (1995), and Exhibition of Chinese Women Artists for the work "Water Pipes, no. 7" (1995). She has also had several solo exhibitions. In 1995, she held a modern art exhibition at the Chinese Fine Art Center titled "A Story of Two and a Half Weeks". In the invitation to the exhibit Yang provided a Words of the Artist section in which she said: "The question, " 'What is art?' is, for me, as complicated as the question 'What is a woman?' The definitions of truth will be widely varied. , I believe. Why not ask the question " 'What is not art"?' My creation is based on the quest for 'What is not? ' , as I think I can understand what art is in the quest for what art is not. And this 'being' finds itself in the true self." (Nicole Wang '26)


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