Born in 1969, lives and works in Beijing.

Shu Yang is an Independent curator, critic and artist born in Xi’an, China. He received his Bachelor degree in art in 1993 and a Master degree in arts in 1996 from Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts. Shu Yang taught fine art in the Architecture Department of Tianjin Institute of Urban Construction from 1996 to 1998. He has been active as an independent curator since 1999. He was invited to teach on art history in Art & Design Academy of North China University of Technology in Beijing from 2000 to 2003. He has been a member of Beijing Paper Tiger Theater Studio since 2000. He further worked as executive editor of the Chinese contemporary art magazine Next Wave in 2001.

He participated as an independent curator of China-UK Arts Management Placement Programme at Visiting Arts in London and Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff in 2003. Shu Yang was the director of DaDao Live Art Festival from 2003 to 2009. He also has completed an artist residency programme Breathe at Chinese Arts Centre in Manchester in 2004. Worked as chief-editor of art Magazine 798 Art Info and was the director of 798 Biennale 1 in 2005. He has been a planner of the Lightning Factory, Beijing since 2007, and has directed the DaDao Live Art Foundation since 2009. Shu Yang is the organiser of “Live Art International Biennial” and director of Eshu Art House in Songzhuang Artist Village, Beijing in 2011.

Selected solo events

2007 To Prague, Galerie Zdenek Sklenar, Prague, Czech

2006 Where Have I Been after 4th June 1989?, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Germany

2004 Living under the Flag, Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester, UK

2003 The First Flag of the Chinese Communist Party, Huajiadi, Beijing, China

1999 Blue Time 8:00-14:00, Tongzhou, Beijing, China


Selected group events

2011 10th Korean Experimental Art Festival, KoPAS, Seoul, Korea

2010 San Bu Kao, Foundation Museum, Beijing, China

Czech Day, Czech Pavilion, EXPO, Shanghai, China

2009 Performance Art Network Asia09, Seoul Art Space_Mullae, Seoul, Korea

2008 Small Asian Co-prosperity Restaurant, Tokyo, Nagoya, Toyama, Japan

Beijing Lightning 2: Live!, Lightning Factory, Beijing, China

2007 Creek Art 2.0, Creek Art Center, Shanghai, China

Among the Others, Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong, China

Beijing Lightning 1: Let It Be!, Lightning Factory, Beijing, China

2006 The Great Tang, 798 Art District, Beijing, China

Imagination of Future 3, Substation Arts Centre + Singapore Art Musuem, Singapore

Satu Kali, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Hong Kong on Move, Hong Kong

2005 Vehicle and Mirror Images, Beijing New Art Projects, Beijing, China

Reach Outlying, 2005 TIPALive, Taipei, Taiwan (2005)

Making Relationships??!!-The Same Camp Cross over Art Movement, Taipei, Taiwan

Of Contradiction, Beijing New Art Projects, Beijing, China

China Live, Chinese Arts Centre + Green Room, Manchester/ Bluecoat Arts Centre, Liverpool/ Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff/ Baltic Centre of Contemporary Art, Gateshead/ Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry,/ Colchester Arts Centre, Colchestre/ Arnolfini Arts Centre, Bristol/ V&A Museum, London, UK

2004 Liverpool Live, Liverpool Biennial, Bluecoat Arts Centre, Liverpool, UK

Beijing Works: New Performance from China, Holden Gallery, Manchester, UK

Shu Yang & Wang Chuyu, Hull Lab, Hull, UK

Relations, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, North Ireland, UK

2003 Public Space And Personal Eyes: A New Vision in China, Kampnagel, Hamburg, Germany

2002 9th Nippon International Performance Art Festival, Tokyo, Aichi, Kyoto, Nagano, Japan

FUKU MASU, Nagano, Japan

Arts Attack, Hong Kong Culture Center, Hong Kong

2001 1st Xi’an Performance Festival, Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, China

China-Japan Performance Art Exchange, Hanmo Gallery, Beijng, China

2000 Art in Residence-Travel Agency-Slovakia, Soros Center for Contemporary Art, Bratislava, Slovakia