WAN Yang


WAN Yang, born in 1983 in Hunan, China, graduated from the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, one of the top contemporary art academies in China in 2004 and is the youngest but one of the most innovative artists represented by Connoisseur Contemporary. His work stands out among his peers for their originality of his concept, and the expression of his ideas. He continually develops these concepts to create a number of surprising series of superflat works that appear three-dimensional; each one demonstrating his ability to express his ideas in a succinct yet artistic way, as well as an innate sensitivity and maturity towards his medium.



Bachelor of Fine Arts, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, China – Department of Oil Painting

Solo Exhibitions


“Derivative”, Connoisseur Art Gallery and Connoisseur Contemporary, Hong Kong


“Ice-Cream Drill”, Connoisseur Art Gallery and Connoisseur Contemporary, Hong Kong



“Derivative – Solo Exhibition of Wan Yang”, MetroBox November 13 issue 035, Hong Kong

Private Collections

Armenia, Australia, Belgium, China, France, India, Hong Kong, Russia, South Korea, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, United States

Major Exhibitions


“Material and Art, Art and Material”, Chongqing, China


“Goodbye Painting” Art Exhibition, Chongqing, China


“Archaeology of the Future”The 2nd Triennial of Chinese Art, Nanjing Museum, Nanjing, China


“Our Toys, Our Dreams and Our Childhood” 82 Republic Opening Exhibition, 82 Republic, Hong Kong
“Magic 8”, 82 Republic, Hong Kong


“The Rainbow Connection”, 82 Republic, Hong Kong
The 3rd Guiyang Biennale Exhibition, Guiyang Art Museum, Guizhou, China
Group Exhibition of Young Contemporary Chinese Artists by 82 Republic, Art Taipei 2007, Taipei, Taiwan
Group Exhibition of Young Contemporary Chinese Artists by 82 Republic, Art Singapore 2007, Singapore


“82 Republic Group Exhibition”, 82 Republic and Connoisseur Contemporary, Hong Kong
ShContemporary 2008, The Asia Pacific Contemporary Art Fair, Shanghai Exhibition Centre, Shanghai, China
KIAF 2008, Korea International Art Fair, Seoul, Korea
“82 Republic – The Birth of a New Generation”, parallel event of Singapore Biennale 2008, Connoisseur Art Gallery, Singapore


“VIVA! New Art. New Visions”, Connoisseur Contemporary and Connoisseur Art Gallery, Hong Kong
“Sichuan Hot! New Paintings from Chongqing City, China”, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
Scope Basel 2009, Basel, Switzerland


“82 Republic New Year Show”, Connoisseur Contemporary, Hong Kong


Art Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Art Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
“Cohere & Unroll”, Space Station, Beijing, China
“C for Carbon”, Connoisseur Contemporary, Hong Kong



“Derivative”, Hardcover album, Published in conjunction with “Derivative”, Solo Exhibition of Wan Yang