Song Dong

  • Artist

Song Dong is a Chinese artist, born in 1966, and lives and works in Beijing. He emerged from a strong Chinese avant-garde performing arts community and developed into a major contemporary art figure in the progression of Chinese conceptual art. Song graduated from the Fine Arts department of Capital Normal University in Beijing in 1989. His practice embraces performance, installation, video and photography. Song Dong’s works are especially powerful in expressing the effects of radical change and social transformation on members of his own family. And, in the same modus, he unfolds a range of multivalent perspectives, which draw in equal measure on the past and the present, the personal and the universal, the poetic and the political. Song Dong has participated in numerous exhibitions worldwide. Recent major exhibitions include venue as: 5th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (2013), Carriageworks, Sydney (2013), Barbican Art Gallery, London (2012), dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel (2012), Venice Biennale (2011), The 6th Liverpool Biennial (2010) and MoMA Museum of Modern Art, New York (2009).




Aarhus Festival: See Song Dong create an edible model of Aarhus

Kunsthal Aarhus is proud to present the internationally acclaimed artist Song Dong and the exhibition Song Dong: Collaborations, which is his first solo-exhibition in Denmark.

Song Dong just started the installing the exhibition in cooperation with a group of volunteers. Visitors are welcome to watch. 

One of the works, Eating the City, is made from 75.000 cookies and wafers and is shaped (...)


Song Dong: Waste Not, 2005