Huang Yongping
Date of birth
Date of death
19 Oct 2019
Place Of birth
Xiamen, Fujian, China
Place Of death
Paris, France
Born in Xiamen, Fujian Province in 1954, Huang Yongping studied painting at the Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts (now the China Academy of Art) in Hangzhou just after the Cultural Revolution, graduating in 1982. In 1989 Huang Yongping participated in 'Magiciens de la Terre' exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, one of the first exhibitions outside China to show works by Chinese avant-garde artists. The Tiananmen events took place while Huang was in Paris and he lived there ever since, representing France at the 48th Venice Biennale in 1999. Since 1989, Huang’s work has been shown in significant exhibitions and museums in China and internationally, including Art and China After 1989: Theater of the World, Guggenheim Museum, New York (2017). A travelling retrospective, House of Oracles, was shown at Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2008), Vancouver Art Gallery (2007), MASS MOCA, Massachusetts (2006) and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2005). Huang Yongping died in Paris on October 19, 2019.

Works by this artist