Wu Junyong

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Wu Junyong (Chinese: 吴俊勇; born 1978) is a Chinese artist born in Fujian province who specializes in printmaking and animation.


Trained as a printmaker, Wu studied new media at the China Academy of Art (CAA). Now, he is an instructor at CAA.[1]

His work, particularly the Opera series (Opera I, II and III) are a satirical comment on politics. Although Wu has lived and worked most of his life in China, he stands behind his political commentary as truthful of politicians and politics worldwide. His work comments on the way that politicians promote themselves in a surreal way. His artwork often uses signs and signals common in Chinese literature and life.[2]

Some of his latest work includes "Who killed the deer"[3] and "The Blind leading the Blind."[4]

Wu now lives and works in Hangzhou.



  • POST POP: EAST MEETS WEST, Saatchi Gallery


  • Fuck Off 2, The Groninger Museum, Netherlands
  • ON | OFF: CHINA’S YOUNG ARTISTS IN CONCEPT AND PRACTICE, The Ullens Center for Contemporary Art


  • 9th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art
  • The First "CAFAM Future" Exhibition, CAFA Art Museum
  • 2012 15th Holland Animation Film Festival


  • MADE IN POP LAND, the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea
  • The End Of Rainbow: WuJunyong Solo Exhibition, ifa gallery, Shanghai (solo)
  • Wu Junyong: Totalitarian Portrait, F2 Gallery, Hong Kong (solo)
  • D-2 Wu Junyong Solo Exhibition, D-lounge, Beijing (solo)


  • Farewell to Post-Colonialism, The Third Guangzhouo Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art
  • Club Primavera, Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong (solo)


  • Opera, Chinese Contemporary, New York (solo)
  • Red Hot! Asian Art from the Chaney Family Collection, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston


  • Gong Chan No.1, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai
  • The Sky has a Mouth, Chinese Contemporary Gallery, Beijing (solo)
  • Wu Junyong, Chinese Contemporary Beijing, Factory 798, Dashanzi, Beijing (solo)
  • He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen
  • Yellow Box, Qingpu (Shanghai)


  • Ten Eras Ten Colours, Soka Contemporary Space, Beijing
  • In the Deep of Reality: A Case of Chinese Contemporary Art, Hangzhou
  • Archaeology of the Future, Nanjing Triennial, Nanjing
  • Let the Ideas Be Seen, Hangzhou
  • Fantasy: Interactive Video, Hangzhou
  • Gifts: A Case of Chinese Contemporary Art, Hangzhou
  • Archaeology of the Future, the second Triennial of Chinese Art, Nanjing


  • Automat, Contemporary Art Exhibition, Suzhou
  • The Second Chinese New Media Art Festival, Hangzhou
  • Circle Place, Hangzhou
  • Format, Contemporary Art Exhibition, Hangzhou


  • Bai Taling, Contemporary Art Exhibition, Hangzhou
  • Relate to the World, Contemporary Art Exhibition, Hangzhou
  • Shadow/woman, Contemporary Art Exhibition, Hangzhou
  • The minority is subordinate to the majority, Shanghai
  • Relate to Word, Contemporary Art Exhibition, Hangzhou


  • Shadow, Shanghai


  1. ^ Gladstone, Mara (24 March 2011). "Wu Junyong: Cloud's Nightmare". Leap. CN. Retrieved 28 April 2010. 
  2. ^ Wu, Junyong (2011). "Wu Junyong" (PDF). CN: Fabien Fryns Fine Art. Retrieved 21 April 2015. 
  3. ^ Wu, Junyong (2010). "Who killed the deer". CN: Fabien Fryns Fine Art. Retrieved 21 April 2015. 
  4. ^ Wu, Junyong (2010). "The Blind leading the Blind". CN: Fabien Fryns Fine Art. Retrieved 21 April 2015. 

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