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Born 1975 (1975)
China Beijing, China
Nationality Chinese
Education History of Art
Known for Painting

Bingyi (Chinese: ), born in 1975 in Beijing, is an emerging Chinese artist, curator, scholar, architectural designer, cultural critic and activist.[1]


Bingyi received her B.A. from Mount Holyoke College, her M. A. from Yale University and a Doctorate in Art History from Yale University in 2005. Her dissertation entitled “Rereading Mawangdui, From Chu to Han” was ranked the sixth most read dissertation by ProQuest amongst 70,000 dissertations in 2006.[2]


Although Bingyi has received little formal training in the visual arts, she began showing her paintings in 2007,[3] and is best known for creating large-scale oil-based landscapes that reference Chinese history and her personal experiences; they have been described by critic Jonathan Goodman as “epic” in scale.[4] She also creates installation art and woodcut prints. She exhibits with Ink Studio gallery in Beijing.


Her artwork has been exhibited in the United States, Belgium, China, Korea and Spain.[5] Her work was included in the 7th Gwangju Biennale.[6]


Monographic catalogues of Bingyi's work include:[7]

Luan, Seamlessly Lost: Bingyi’s Projects, (Brussels: Gallerie Erna Hecey, 2009)

Bingyi, (Beijing and Hong Kong: Tang Contemporary Art Center, 2008), ND1049 .B56 A4 2008

Bingyi: Six Accounts of a Floating Life, (New York: Max Protetch Gallery, 2008), ND1049 .B56 A4 2008

Dawns Here are Quiet: Bingyi’s Recent Paintings, (New York: Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, 2007)

Home: Bingyi’s Recent Paintings (Hangzhou: National Academy of Fine Arts Publishing House, 2007), ND1049 .B56 A4 2007


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