Yang Jiechang is one of the most distinguished and discussed contemporary artists in China since the Cultural Revolution. He was born in 1956, in Foshan, Guangdong province. Trained in calligraphy and Chinese painting from the 1970s to 1980s， he has expanded his practice to include various media -- painting, calligraphy, installation, performance and video. Through his works that integrate traditional and contemporary form of expression, he contemplates on the traditional Chinese aesthetics and conceptions in our current time. Since the major exhibition Magiciens de la Terre in Centre Pompidou in 1989, he moved to Europe, living between Paris and Heidelberg, became a professional artist. He has been shown internationally, including Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Art, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China (1998); Silent Energy: New Art from China, The Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, Oxford, U.K.(1993); Paris pour Escale, Musée d'art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France (2000); International Ink Painting Biennial of Shenzhen (1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2014); Kwangju Biennial, Kwangju, South Korea (2002); Zone of Urgency: 50th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy (2003); Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, U.K.(2006); 10th Lyon Biennale: The Spectacle of the Everyday, Musée d'art Contemporain de Lyon, Lyon, France (2009); Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, U.S.A. (2013); Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, U.S.A. (2017).