YANG ZHICHAO
b.1963 Gansu, China. Lives and works in Beijing, China.

Yang is a renowned Chinese performance artist. Considered one of the most extreme performance artists in China, and perhaps globally, he uses his body as a tool to draw on social issues linking the individual with the world. Many of his performances involve painful acts such as branding and surgical processes. Personal pain has become a part of his experience and a means of communication to engage the larger world.

In his recent work Chinese Bible, Yang has focused on a new art form linking China’s past in order to understand its future. The artist spent three years collecting from second-hand shops the personal diaries of overlapping generations from China. The 3,000 notebooks inscribed with personal writings span 50 years from 1949 to1999. The writings reach deep into the very essence of feelings among the Chinese whether emotional, political or even mundane during a half-century of monumentally changing times.
ARTIST'S NEWS
YANG ZHICHAO'S CHINESE BIBLE AT SHERMAN CONTEMPORARY ART FOUNDATION
14 May 2015
Yang Zhichao: Chinese Bible will be exhibited as part of Go East, an exhibition of significant Asian artworks from the private collection of Australian philanthropists Gene and Brian Sherman.
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14 Jul 2015
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TALK
TEA TIME TALK & TOUR WITH KATIE DE TILLY - PARALLEL LIVES (CHAI WAN)
26 Jun 2013
Katie de Tilly will give a private talk and tour of Parallel Lives by Yang Zhichao and Douglas Young on Saturday 29th June at 3pm.

The exhibition Parallel Lives pairs two artists Douglas Young born in Hong kong and Yang Zhichao born in China in an amazing documentary exhibition at our brand new indoor / outdoor space.


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Yang Zhichao was born in China in the year of the dragon 1964/1965 as was Hong Kong artist and designer Douglas Young who coincidentally shares the same name in Chinese: Yang Zhichao (楊志超). Parallel Lives explores a slice of history between two overlapping lives separated by a boarder of Hong Kong and China. Yang Zhichao spent four years collecting the personal notebooks of 3,000 individuals dating from 1949-1999. His series entitled, Chinese Bible covers 50 years of history within the writings of personal notebooks. Douglas Young is obsessed with Hong Kong’s recent past and collects objects from his lifetime that are now disappearing in the fast changing modernization of the city. The objects themselves are not antiques nor are valuable but they speak volumes about Hong Kong’s daily life in the past 50 years. Parallel Lives is an exhibition of collective memory by two very different artists who share a commonality of age and name as well as search yet have never met.

Saturday June 29th 2013, 3pm (open 11 am – 5pm)
3/F 305 Industrial Phase 1
60 Wing Tai Road
Chai Wan – Hong Kong

Tea time refreshments will be served
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ARTIST'S NEWS
YANG ZHICHAO TALKS ABOUT "CHINESE BIBLE" ON RTHK
29 Nov 2011
Check out the RTHK video which talks about the exhibition - "Chinese Bible" at 10 Chancery Lane Gallery by Yang Zhichao.
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INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS
YANG ZHICHAO AND CANG XIN IN INWARD GAZES AT MAM, MACAU
27 Jul 2012
The Macau Museum of Art for the Documentaries of Chinese Performance Art exhibition INWARD GAZES. Exhibition runs until 23 Sep, 2012.
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