Qi Yang 杨 起
Qi Yang 杨 起



                          Qi Yang  


1952                   Born in Wuhu, China


1978-82              Bachelor of Arts at Normal University Anhui, China


1986-87              Lecturer of Department of Arts, Shanghai Normal University and                 College of Fine Arts, Shanghai University


                          Assistant curator of exhibition with City University and Shanghai               University                                                             


1987                  Through Art Exchanging Programme with HDK (Hochschule der Künste)     in Berlin and College of Fine Arts Shanghai came to Germany


1991                   Member of Professional Artist Association Germany


1996                  Doctor of Philosophy at Institute of Art History, University Heidelberg      


Seit 1997           Professor of Free Painting, Institute of Fine Arts and Art Therapie                Bochum


2001                   Curatorial collaborator der Grossen Ausstellung Düsseldorf

                           Juror of Scholl Art Competition by Deutsche Telecom


                        2002                  Nominated as Juror for “Shanghai International

                          Environment Art & Sculpture Expo”

                        Since 2003        Visiting Professor of Free Art at the Academy of Fine Arts  Xi`an, China

                        2003-05             Representative Professor for Free Painting at Bergisch University in                                   Wuppertal, Germany

                        Since 2005        Advisor of Identity Foundation Germany

                        2006                 “Out of the Nothing”, Lecture for the Spirituelle Summer Academy at 

                                                 the Island Hombroich Neuss, Germany

                                                 Travel to the Yellow River and the North-West of China

                        2007                 The second travel to the Yellow River

                        2009                 Invited to the exchanging exhibition with Malkasten Düsseldorf and            Central  Academy Beijing,” New art from Düsseldorf – Three Germans        without  double bass”, Cube Gallery, China.


2004-10            UNESCO-Art Projects in Frankfurt, Wittenberg und Weimar


2011                  Metaphysical Form of Ink Performance, German Zen Festival                

  Summer academy with Lüpertz and other German

  artists, KSI Bad Honnef


2012                 “Long-life learning” - Project of European Union, Luxembourg

  Artist and Curator of 9. Shanghai Biennale – Düsseldorf Pavilion

  „Top Five“of 9. Shanghai Biennale – City Pvillons


2014                  Artist und co-curator of "Neo-Expressionim and Abstract Figuration" at                                China Art Museum Shanghai


2015                  Juror in the commitee of International Award of Contemporary Art

                          ARTPROTAGOnist2015 Venice, Italy                                       

                          Appointed as special Professor for Art Lectures at the Art Academy of                                Fine Arts, East China Normal University Shanghai


   Nominated as artist of the year 2015 with the painting "The artist as             hermit" by KFK in Bremen, Germany 


   Artist Curator for European Art and Initiator of "Ceramic Symposium           International" in Dehua, China 


   Talk show "on National Art" by Shanghai TV and international Press             institutions with M. Luepertz, Qi Yang and Shi Dawei at China Art                 Museum Shanghai 


   Invitation to One-Person-Show "Identitty - From Me To Myself" at                 ARTtrium by Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations & The               Ministry of Security and Justice Netherlands in Den Haag


   Co-operative Initiator of the symposium "German -Chinese Urbane Art and 
   Art Euducation" at Institute of Art Research Shanghai 

2017                  Artist curator for the German-Chinese art project Kunstprojekt "Stones                                From Other Mountains", Akademy Franz-Hitze-Haus Münster


   Norminated as artist researcher and director of International Center of                     Art Education at Li Keran Painting Academy in Bejing


    Invited by Cambridge University for an artist lecture "Beyond Nothing -                   My Way to Utopia". England


    Nominated as Artist Researcher by the National Resaerch Center of                       New Creative Culture, Fudan University, Shanghai          



 2019                  International project: Artist Residence, Tongji University and                        Southern Califonia University in Shanghai   


                           Nominated as Researcher of Research Center for New Creative                  National Culture at Fudan University Shanghai 


2020                    Nominated for the`Wolfgang Hahn Award 2021´ by Ludwig Museum                  Cologne Germany


    Lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany




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