Tang Song, b.1960, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
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Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
Tang Song was born in Hangzhou in 1960. He studied Chinese painting at the Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts (now the China Academy of Art) in Hangzhou, graduating in 1989. He was notoriously linked with performance artist Xiao Lu, also a graduate from Zhejiang, when she fired two shots into her installation, Dialogue, at the China/Avant-garde exhibition in Beijing in 1989. Tang left China in the wake of the events at Tiananmen Square in June of that year and spent some years in Australia, before returning home in 1997. Tang’s work has been shown within and beyond China, including in Mao Goes Pop at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, in 1993, as well as group and solo shows in China, Japan, Korea, and the USA. Tang Song lives and works in Beijing.