Born 1984 in Shangdong Province, he currently lives and works in Beijing, China. Graduated from the printmaking department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Wang Haiyang employs a multimedia approach to expand the rhetorical scope of art. His work reflects on contemporary existential topics while investigating, through the medium of the body, themes such as identity, language and lust.
Wang’s works have been selected and received critical acclaim by more than 50 International festivals. In 2010, Wang Haiyang’s first animation movie Freud, Fish and Butterfly won the Grand Prize at the Holland Animation Film Fest (HAFF). In 2012 Wang’s film Double Fikret won the Silver Dove at the 55th DOK Leipzig Film Festival (Leipzig, Germany). In 2014, Wang won the Jury Nomination Award at the 3rd Huayu Youth Award in Sanya, China. His recent solo shows include Wang Haiyang at Capsule Shanghai, Shanghai, China; and Wang Haiyang at White Space, Beijing, China, both in 2018; By Himself at OCAT in Xi’an, China, 2017; New Directions: Wang Haiyang at Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) in Beijing, China, 2016; Dynamic Field: and Wang Haiyang at Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China, 2016.
Image: Wang_Haiyang, still from ‘The City of Dionysus’, 2018, single channel video, image courtesy of the artist and Capsule Gallery.